I always liked this episode for a number of reasons, and they still hold true:
* The use of the theme song as background music;
* The bridge of the Stargazer being so reminiscent of the TOS Movie-era bridge. I've read it was a redress of the battle bridge set, but you'd never know to look at it.
I also have a few new perspectives on this episode, having since read all the Star Trek: Stargazer novels. Nice to still see a blonde woman at the helm, which I assume would be Idun Asmund; however the novels made Vigo a blue Pandrilite, which the guy Picard was addressing definitely was not. Kinda' makes me wonder why Michael Jan Friedman chose to make him one. But still, very cool.