https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brannon_Braga is an executive producer on The Orville and has done a bit of work on Voyager and the movies.
I never thought the movies were supposed to be too faithful, it was supposed to be a Star Trek action movie, updated for a new generation. Different target, different audience, similar world. They both have their place
The show is growing on me and i find myself enjoying it . I do agree that this is much more true to Roddenbury's vision than Abrahm's which seemed to fallen victim to Michael Bey disease . I could easily envision the last episode with the original actors . I tuned in expecting more of an homage rather than a remake of Peter Griffen and Star Wars , and I think that is where a lot of the hate comes from. Now if only more of you would watch The Expanse .
JJ Abrams never really understands his source material so this makes sense (Has been true of Star Trek, Star Wars and his proposed Superman movie from the 00s)
Show feels very season one TNG. Has a good number of the beats right just some of the jokes need a touch better punch. Kermit bit was fine and reminded me of Babylon 5 "Daffy God" gag. And while a bit awkward the Rudolph bit I felt had a solid payoff.
The omelet / bad yoke bit where he says he's just not going to try comedy on him anymore hits home.
Be funny, but don't try to be funny. Make a smart Scifi show knowing somebody is going to be sarcastic. And we have a great show.
So far FOX hasn't screwed up and aired anything out of order. So that's a plus.
Honestly, watching it i feel like watching a top notch fan film of star trek. very good production value for a fan film but still looking cheep and flatly acted... i do like the robot and the pseudo-worf though
only having been a very moderate star trek fan, i'm greatly enjoying this show
That hurts me inside but it's true. Seth needs to actually make himself likeable so far I haven't really seen why he's even a captain. He depends on everyone around him to do everything for him and he really only seems to behave as a witless bystander
"Childish Version" more like "Adult Swim" version. Honestly though it's not too bad. Way more mature than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be more Family Guy in style than it is.
I like old star trek. I like Abrams star trek. I'm even sort of liking The Orville (it is growing on me).
As for being faithful to Roddenberry, he may not have had a clear, easily televisable concept in his head -- they say he basically wanted a future utopia with no crew conflict ever. He was a dreamer and I admire him, but that could make for some dull storytelling.