To me, this did indeed feel like Star Trek - like a whole new Star Trek, to be precise. It's plainly not the Trek we're used to, and nor is it trying to be. Which I admire. Yet it remains undeniably Trek.
Originally Posted by ImperaME
I agree, it was nice to have a story that effected people. Also it was nice not to have the deflector reverse polarity to fix everything.
Oh hell yes. Overcoming problems with hand and heart and ingenuity, rather than by modifying some piece of imaginary technology to shoot a new kind of imaginary particle - something the Trek heroes have done all too rarely in recent times.