I did watch the newest Strange New Worlds episode last night, and it only proves that the writers involved can create good content instead of merely sabotaging existing character/stories, when they so choose to do so. I'll miss Hemmer as I'd grown to like him, though I knew he'd have to go at some point to make way for Montgomery Scott.
But... they did cannibalize an existing story. Have you not seen the Alien films? It was an almost total ripoff of them, not just in overall concept but in several individual scenes.