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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 06:31:57 AM »
I really want to watch and enjoy this show, but I just can't get past my hatred of Seth MacFarlane's face.  I can watch his animated shows because I can pretend he's not involved, but that face just makes me want to punch it and never stop.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 07:41:38 AM »
I think he should've been cast as a side character, not the lead, but even so I enjoy the rest of the cast enough that I don't mind.  I love the viewscreen on the bridge.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 01:59:57 PM »
Erica and i have labeled it "Star Trek where the characters react like normal people." At least that's the human characters. So far, that's interesting enough for us to keep going.

This is the best assessment I've heard so far.

If you only watched the pilot, it gets better. I've watched through the third episode, and it's definitely grown on me. It's not a comedy, and it's not hard sci-fi. It's Star Trek with normal people. Now where have I heard that?...   


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 07:24:59 PM »
Frankly i don't even care if its funny or not. This is the closest we have gotten to real Star Trek in a long time. And after 3 horrible written Star Trek movies that more about blowing shit up than actual storytelling. This really refreshing. And consider that the biggest hack writer (aka Alex Kurtzman) in Hollywood is in charge of Star Trek Discovery. Im not looking forward to it.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 07:44:23 PM »
I've heard good things about the 3rd, though.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2017, 04:57:07 AM »
The third was so good, I Can't Believe It's Not Trek tm
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2017, 07:21:24 AM »
The third was so good, I Can't Believe It's Not Trek tm

It was, ever see the STTNG episode The Outcast?  It's mostly the same plot.

I'm still somewhat frustrated with The Orville, seeing one scene as terrible and another scene as great. 


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2017, 07:57:32 AM »
I enjoy it for the overall show. I agree the tone is inconsistent. Hopefully they figure it out.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2017, 05:25:17 PM »
Anyone else think of the bad fake chocolate Monica made recopies for on Friends when they hear the name Moclan?


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2017, 03:25:49 PM »
I think the Rotten Tomatoes scores are very telling.

Critic score: 20%
User score: 89%

I lean much more towards the latter.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
Watched the 4th episode and really liked it, so that didn't take long, I figured it would be 5 or 6 in before I was fully enjoying an entire episode.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2017, 09:19:57 PM »
Haven't seen it yet; heard it was essentially "For the World is Hollow"?


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2017, 12:08:02 AM »
Haven't seen it yet; heard it was essentially "For the World is Hollow"?

Yes, almost the exact premise of that TOS episode, but done a different way, and done better I think.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2017, 01:47:00 PM »
I've surprisingly been enjoying this andh at times it very much feels Roddenberry-esque.  Or similar to the later series I should say.  If it wasn't for Seth MacFarlane sense of humor it might be a pretty good series.  It would also be a shame if he was telling better Trek stories than the people who own the actual IP.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 09:32:20 PM »
Latest episode was pretty good, interesting time travel.  Pretty sure there are a few paradoxes thinking about it afterwards but while watching it nothing stood out as wrong to take you out of the show.

Oh, and Charlize Theron as the guest star, and directed by Jonathan Frakes.  Didn't take long to get some big names on the show....