Haha! I love bossing people about. - Seriously; I'm glad you're keeping at it. It was something that kinda stuck in my mind; the destruction of Esper; something that the original series only really touched upon and didn't lend the attention/description it deserved. You had a few seconds of footage and narrative and that was all, but I think it may have been a good thing 'cos it rather left you wanting to know more.So based on that I think you've chosen a really good bit to write about. I always found the episode with the 'planet of war', where the Alliance had devastated it and turned it into a nightmare really quite eerie and disturbing, mostly because half of what went on wasn't explained; giant spiders, these random machines that showed up all over the place etc.So I dunno if you could maybe draw some inspiration from some of that. It just seemed to be a good example of the Alliance's collective, sick imagination and terror tactics as Andy mentioned somewhere.Anyway I'm sure loads of other people'll have some original ideas, just stick around.However I do think you have a really good grasp of the sort of... feel of the series from what I heard before. You can stick the Star Fleet badge on anything you fancy but getting it to line-up with the original is pretty darn tricky and I think you've got that really sorted.
Dream big and bold and daring.