“… the next season is shaping up to be just as exciting as the first” – that promise alone would be enough to make me avoid it.
“We’re syncing up with canon, so there’ll be a lot of [Easter eggs] this year,” promises Kurtzman” – to be honest, I would give Kurtzman a lot more trust in that regard, particularly now that he’s actually in charge, instead of the assholes from last season. Maybe this is the Manni Coto moment we have hoped for? Frankly, I’m not holding my breath.
By bringing Pike aboard, they are basically bringing Captain Kirk abroad, at least for however long that story arc lasts.
A new captain, a returning icon, and a surprise recovery?