The concept behind STLDS was to decapitate THE ORVILLE as the premiere STAR TREK-esq “parody,” if you will, by attempting to copy everything that makes THE ORVILLE one of the best.
We consider The Orville “Star Trek” because it IS Star Trek. I’m not just talking about a different timeline or alternate reality. I’m talking about another whole Star Trek universe. Is that so bad to fathom?
Why STD Got Renewed and The Orville Won’t [UPDATE: The Orville Renewed for a Third Season, Officially Announced!]
“Star Trek softened up the entertainment arena so that Star Wars could come along and stand on its shoulders…” – George Lucas