Watching Orville and Star Trek:DIS in parallel. Would wish for something in the middle though.
The Orville is nice, but not a comedy show. It feels like regular mid-season TNG where the crew has been replaced with some slightly foul-mouthed cadets or whatever. Not bad at all. But not fish and not meat, as we say back home where I come from. Not really a parody but not good enough to be the real thing. Good enough to watch though and it’s kind of fun to figure out (after 2 min) which Star Trek episode they are citing.
DISCOVERY (jokingly abbreviated STD) is nice to watch as just some new Scifi series and I would rate it as being very good. Similar to the new BSG/Battlestar Galactica.
As a Star Trek series it should have been set in the future of VOYAGER and then it would probably make for an average Star Trek Series, being a little too dark in tone for my taste.
As a prequel to The Original Series (TOS) it is a disappointment, as it visually totally disregards TOS. If you compare it to “The Cage” or TOS (where it should be in the same time frame) then it’s like watching a movie about Old Rome where they use cell phones to call for backup in the middle of the battle (and backup arrives with a motor car).
Bad Trek to me is still better than all the other stuff on TV
BTW the Klingons… my Goodness, compared with TNG they look incredibly stupid with their stiff rubber faces…