We have reached a point where the critics simply can't be trusted at all because they see themselves as "artists in uniform..." Or to be more exact, "failed artists in uniform." Critics will reliably circle the wagons to protect their more successful comrades.
But why take my word for it. I'll let the numbers speak for themselves.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Critics score: 90% Audience score: 49%
Star Trek: Discovery; Critics score: 82% Audience score: 56%
And now lets do a little compare and contrast.
Bright; Critics score: 27% Audience score: 87%
The Orville; Critics score: 20% Audience score: 93%
One of the biggest tells in the convergence of a business is a sudden desire to get rid of all of your old unwoke customers in exchange for those of the childless weirdo purple haired Tumblrina class. We've seen that in Target. We've seen that in Penzey's Spices. We've sure as fuck seen that in Marvel. And now we've seen in Star Trek and Star Wars.
The critical scores are simply another reflection of this phenomena. The scores are a baffling mystery to the guys at Redlettermedia but then again they are progressives although not SJWs. If thought different too bad, they bring out their lefty bonafides in this one. Although that doesn't last too long. Regardless this video is a useful comparison and contrast between two the titles listed above: Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville.
Fair warning, this one is HEAVY on the nerd content.