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The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery miss something essential about Star Trek by focusing on the furniture

  • “The uniforms, the aliens, the stuff you can make GIFs out of,” says Darren Franich. Some of the finest hours of Trek, from Kirk through Janeway, are stage-y talk operas about smart people on a bridge set. Discovery and The Orville both set up deflector shields to avoid this basic reality: The former with a lot of glimmering special effects and self-important this is serious! action, the latter with a forced casualness and not-unoccasional d*ck jokes to satisfy (Seth) MacFarlane’s base.”

    TOPICS: CBS All Access, FOX, The Orville, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek