To take a break this week from being brain-fried with so much information and learning at the Master Business Class, for an hour each night I watched Star Trek, and Orville.
I love the fact that there are two Star Trek shows on right now, even though Orville isn’t actually Trek. And Trek would never dare do such a show either. The Star Trek fans would crucify it.
But as a drama-comedy not actually called Trek, but in the vein of Next Generation, Orville is great fun. And fascinating how Orville tackles some pretty major themes, just as Original Trek did. The full democracy episode I watched tonight was stunning.
While I also love what Discovery is doing. Sort of setting up Section 31, which Kris and I wrote a book about way back fifteen years ago. It is dark, full of war and evil things, and setting up the world that Kirk lived in. So fun in a lot of ways.
Orville, light, drama-comedy with heart, Discovery, full Star Trek show with darkness, wars, and theme. I feel blessed to be a Star Trek fan at the moment. I get the best of both kinds of science fiction television.
And both wonderful brain-resting shows after a full day of publishing business.