STD and Discard are both shit. The current running show that is the best Star Trek is Orville. Fact.
Agreed 100%. Just look at the user reviews for all 3 shows on Rotten Tomatoes:
- STD: 42%
- Picard: 56%
- The Orville: 94%
Similar gap on Metacritic User reviews:
- STD: 3.7/10
- Picard: 4.1/10
- The Orville: 8.7/10
CBS is clearly ignoring what TNG-ENT era Star Trek fans want and focusing on a totally different, mostly younger demographic who liked the 2009 reboot, and it shows, most of the TNG-ENT era Star Trek fans don't like STD and Picard very much at all. Just about every TNG-ENT era Star Trek fan I know loves The Orville though (especially the 2nd season where they toned down the comedy and made it more serious and Trek like), and there are good reasons for that, Seth MacFarlane is a big fan of TNG-ENT era Trek, they have some of the writers and producers from TNG-ENT era Star Trek, they have cameo appearances from many of the TNG-ENT era Trek actors as well as other popular actors from the same time period like Ted Danson, they have episodes directed by Trek actors who have since become directors like Robert Duncan McNeil and Jonathan Frakes.
Discovery by comparison is ran by Alex Kurtzman, who alongside Roberto Orci is responsible for the 2009 Star Trek reboot that many classic Trek fans hate. Bryan Fuller, one of the top Voyager producers and writers, was originally supposed to be in charge of Discovery, but they kicked him off the show because he supposedly wanted to cater to the classic fans instead of the new Trek demographic.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 06 February 2021