I thought the Featured Episodes were going to be weekly once the game goes Free to Play... That's kinda what the F2P Overview seems to indicate but it doesn't look like they are going to happen as indicated in this new blog until 'shortly after' the two year anniversary of the game.
im hoping these "pleasant surprises" you're alluding to are more story episodes and content, not just remastered episodes. hopefully for the KDF too- even though i play exclusively fed, i feel my KDF frienimies pain at the lack of content. i also hope one of those changes is a complete rework of STF loot tables, drop chances, and a higher dilithium refine limit for gold members. oh and getting rid of the dilithium "tax" to crafting and overhauling crafting to make it more involved and fun.
just a thought for the holidays, so i doubt itll happen. its nice to dream though right?