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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2017, 08:01:44 PM »
This has been bothering me about the last episode:

So once a year the blue guy knows he has that effect on people, but doesn't wear gloves or avoid touching people? The people he infected didn't give their consent, so he is a rapist, he is basically drugging people so they have sex with him. His attitude is that people have a good time for a few days and it's fine? And no one calls him on that?
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2017, 10:13:50 AM »
For some strange reason FOX doesn't want to air the 13th episode in mid December, so it looks like it will be held over until next September:

http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-orville-season-1-episode-count/



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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2017, 12:30:37 PM »
For some strange reason FOX doesn't want to air the 13th episode in mid December, so it looks like it will be held over until next September:

http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-orville-season-1-episode-count/
Well I hope they put season 1 out on DVD sometime in 2018 :o


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2017, 12:44:43 PM »
For some strange reason FOX doesn't want to air the 13th episode in mid December, so it looks like it will be held over until next September:

http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-orville-season-1-episode-count/
Well I hope they put season 1 out on DVD sometime in 2018 :o

I already payed Amazon for 13 episodes (season pass)... 

I've had that happen before, when the broadcast schedule changes 6 months later I would be surprised to get an email about an episode being available, this time it will be almost a year.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2019, 03:35:51 AM »
Season 2 is here.  The first episode was kind of boring.  If Moclans only pee once a year, that is an interesting fact about the alien species.  But if they only pee once a year AND it is a big ceremonial thing that has to happen at a specific place with a bunch of people, and there are billions of Moclans, then it seems like that would severely slow things down.

Episode 2 was interesting, but a little crowded.  I liked that someone finally acknowledged the fact that people would use holodecks for sex.  That they chose to do it with Bortus means they can make it mostly dramatic and not at all sexual.  The twist where the shuttle could only make one trip and save 30 of the 75 refugees made no sense.  Even if it would be really crowded and slightly dangerous (people falling over and hitting their head and such), why can't they cram all 75 of them in there for one trip?  It's a short trip.  This is how improvised movement of human cargo happens in real life.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2019, 05:50:57 AM »
The twist where the shuttle could only make one trip and save 30 of the 75 refugees made no sense.  Even if it would be really crowded and slightly dangerous (people falling over and hitting their head and such), why can't they cram all 75 of them in there for one trip?  It's a short trip.  This is how improvised movement of human cargo happens in real life.

presumably it's an engine power issue.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2019, 01:54:38 PM »
I had the opposite reaction. Liked episode I but thought the porn one was dreadful.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2019, 03:01:28 PM »
I had the opposite reaction. Liked episode I but thought the porn one was dreadful.

Same here, thought the second one was boring.   The attempt to save the people on the planet was about as half assed as I've ever seen on a science fiction show.  No urgency at all, just a couple guys calmly plodding along as the planet disintegrates.  Scotty would have had 2 shuttles ready to save all those people in half that time.  Pretty lame of the show to kill off more than half the people on the planet just to make a dramatic point and help save a marriage.





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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2019, 05:09:49 PM »
I had the opposite reaction. Liked episode I but thought the porn one was dreadful.

Same here, thought the second one was boring.   The attempt to save the people on the planet was about as half assed as I've ever seen on a science fiction show.  No urgency at all, just a couple guys calmly plodding along as the planet disintegrates.  Scotty would have had 2 shuttles ready to save all those people in half that time.  Pretty lame of the show to kill off more than half the people on the planet just to make a dramatic point and help save a marriage.

It was a pre-warp civilization.  The Enterprise crew would have just let them all die.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2019, 06:34:08 PM »
I had the opposite reaction. Liked episode I but thought the porn one was dreadful.

Same here, thought the second one was boring.   The attempt to save the people on the planet was about as half assed as I've ever seen on a science fiction show.  No urgency at all, just a couple guys calmly plodding along as the planet disintegrates.  Scotty would have had 2 shuttles ready to save all those people in half that time.  Pretty lame of the show to kill off more than half the people on the planet just to make a dramatic point and help save a marriage.

It was a pre-warp civilization.  The Enterprise crew would have just let them all die.

That wasn't that strict in Scotty's time.

Although they talked about it being a "let them die" thing a lot in TNG, they always saved the people anyway.  So I'm sure Geordi would have had several big teams working on several shuttles and be off saving everyone right away.  Of course that would have happened in the last act, after they had debated endlessly about saving them or not and then it was the last minute.  There would of course be a B story with an issue with Data's cat or something...


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2019, 12:06:33 AM »
I'm a little curious what was accomplished by saving the aliens from the exploding star.  There's only 30 of them left.  That's not nearly enough genetic diversity.  Their race is doomed.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2019, 09:02:16 AM »
I'm a little curious what was accomplished by saving the aliens from the exploding star.  There's only 30 of them left.  That's not nearly enough genetic diversity.  Their race is doomed.

Really? 


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2019, 08:53:09 PM »
I'm a little curious what was accomplished by saving the aliens from the exploding star.  There's only 30 of them left.  That's not nearly enough genetic diversity.  Their race is doomed.

Well, something something technobabble... it's the 25th Century. They only brought back two of the stupid whales that one time and made THAT work, and that was the two centuries earlier. Look, the two series are BASICALLY interchangeable ^_^.

As for the A story, I mean at least this time he was stalking Counselor Troi. It felt a little hard to really think of it as just "porn addiction", but that's a thinker. For the sake of comedy, I just went with it and really enjoyed it.
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2019, 01:36:27 AM »
re: last night's ep.

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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2019, 05:20:37 PM »
No, they have another female xelayan coming later to fill that spot.  I think he's in like 2 eps.