Aside from the "political" death of that investor/senator to seal the shuttle door... the whole premise seem pretty slick. The situation looks like ST:Voyager as they will have to find a way back from huge distances.
I enjoyed the rendering of the ship's (Destiny!) galactic path with blue lines on that console screen.
And blowing up a whole planet was quite spectacular.
Excellent character composition by Robert Carlyle of Dr. Rush.