If you’re expecting FOX’s The Orville to be to Star Trek: The Next Generation what Galaxy Quest was to Star Trek: The Original Series, you will be disappointed.
Rather it’s like a tenth generation VHS copy. Squint and you can see TNG characters in the faces of The Orville’s crew, and the plots are reflections of the second Trek series – reflections being the operative word.
G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra was one of the worst films of 2009 so almost anything would have been an improvement. G.I. Joe: Retaliation may have been constrained by plot devices set up in the first film – a Cobra operative in the White House, for example – but it plays off them with agility, charm and even a little wit. It takes the franchise from Bottom Feeder to better than average in less than two hours.