You didn't miss the Captain thing. They left that undecided on purpose.
They made the whole thing a goodbye tearjerker
I think Spock is in a shuttle in the previews, so maybe he won't get through the wormhole. It would be cool if they have part of the next season in the future. Obviously they will figure out how to get back, they always figure that sort of thing out on Star Trek!
All those goodbyes really dragged. It took less time for the Tenth Doctor to pop his cloggs.
I must say I quite liked their version of the Enterprise’s bridge. It had the essence of the original while looking a lot more expensive (I’m not going to say it looked realistic because nothing functional is crammed with so many lens flares).
It’ll be interesting to see what they show of the future. Anything could happen, from her bumping into Picard, to finding herself at the end of time.
Seriously they literally show those cute little repair droids (which were OBVIOUSLY inspired by R2's first appearance in the Phantom Menace) but then pointlessly sacrifice a human.
It was certainly a good looking episode. The space battle was big. Maybe too big since I couldn't really follow a lot of the action (and probably no need for Saru's sister to show up.) Some of the effects were nice and weird looking like when Michaal was jumping around in the Red Angel suit (even though I'm pretty sure they said they could only jump once with the time crystal but she jumped about seven times?)
It was weird how like the last ten minutes were the Enterprise crew and it felt like they're the crew we're going to be watching from now on...except they're not. And I can see why they gave Spock a beard because he looked weird without it.
The whole reason they were going into the future was so Control couldn't get the sphere data, right? But...Control was defeated. Wiped out. Yet they still went to the future because!?!?!?!?!