The title says it all. I’m going to make this short and sweet, we want character driven stories that pull emotions from our black hearts.
We want to laugh along with our favorite heroes. We want fun action sequences. We don’t want to feel like crap after we watch an episode.
Since the beginning of mankind, well maybe not that far back but you get the point, people have flocked to mediums of entertainment to enjoy themselves.
Tropes exist for a reason. We want the fast talking hero who is challenged but always comes out ahead. We want the levity of jokes and puns as we laugh alone or with friends. The Orville delivers these emotions while Star Trek Discovery took itself too seriously.
It’s not all hate. There were things Discovery did well, they just failed to put together a complete package.
And before you pick up your rubber chickens to beat me, hear this, I’m as much of a Star Trek fan as anyone out there. I mean I like Stargate better than either of these franchises but that’s a whole other rant.
I do hope in the future Star Trek gets its act together. If I could tell the Star Trek Discovery writers anything it would be, “Lighten up. The real world is dark enough.”
See you on the other side,