The really short version of this review is simple: the more I look at Star Trek Discovery, the more I like The Orville.
Star Trek Discovery set the bar so low, Inhumans looked awesome in comparison, even though the pilot was weak.
Let’s go into why STD isn’t catching.
You have to first accept that this is before the era of Captain Kirk … yet the ship has better technology, including holographic interfaces. And someone took the criticism of lens flares seriously: this ship is so damn dark, how does anyone see anything? The special effects are gorgeous. They are beautiful. You can see every penny of their $10 million an episode on the screen in high-res CGI.
Pity that not a single penny went into the acting or writing.