It seems, to me, to be a rather wholehearted attempt to get back viewers of TOS and TNG* after all the machinations and miscues with the new productions. Because after Jar Jar Abrams Star Trek endeavors, I'm not entirely sure I see how that universe, in 100 years, allows creation of the Enterprise-D and crew as we recognize them.
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But consider that cast...
Worf and O'Brien are stationed on DS-9.
Tasha and Data are dead. (A malfunctioning andriod has replaced Data, but we can simply say it stopped working.)
Riker and Troi are married and on the USS Titan.
Wesley Crusher is off Dog knows where doing Dog knows what with the Traveler.
So the remaining reappearing crew are Beverly Crusher, Geordi LaForge, and Reg Barclay.
Captain Sisko is probably gallivanting around with Wesley Crusher somewhere, via the Celestial Temple.
Captain Janeway died in the novel "Before Dishonor", which has been cited as canon. Even if Lady Q brought her back... she's a little busy to get involved in this series.
Thomas Riker is in a Cardassian Labor camp.
His path seems pretty clear if we dispense with his relationship with Dr. Crusher (which did dissolve per "All Good Things...").
Maybe the idea of a slightly older Picard will work, as the captain of the Enterprise-F with an entirely new crew. Or (throwing up in my mouth slightly), perhaps this IS the Picard from the Abrams-verse who just happens to exactly duplicate the real Picard.
If I can watch it for free, I reckon I'll give it a shot or two.
*And TAS if you like.