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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2019, 04:01:31 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.

Really? 

Probably. Genetic diversity is a factor, but another issue is what % of those people are female and capable of reproduction. If there were 29 women and 1 man left, they might have a chance. If it's 29 males and 1 female, they are royally screwed. A species growth rate is directly proportional to the number of females capable of reproduction. That's the definition of "female"     


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2019, 04:41:46 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.

Really? 

Probably. Genetic diversity is a factor, but another issue is what % of those people are female and capable of reproduction. If there were 29 women and 1 man left, they might have a chance. If it's 29 males and 1 female, they are royally screwed. A species growth rate is directly proportional to the number of females capable of reproduction. That's the definition "female"   

I guess they shouldn't have bothered to save anyone then...


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2019, 08:43:56 PM »
Well, like I said before. Today? No, but that show is set so far in the future that their technology may as well be magic to us. They're just really good at making it sound plausible.

Trek used to be good at that. Then that supernova shit happened...
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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2019, 09:01:38 PM »
It's such a let down when sarcasm fails to land. 


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2019, 11:18:47 AM »
Does anyone have any idea why Halston Sage left? I've looked but I can't find an explanation. She seemed like she was really into it last year.

On a completely unrelated note, holy shit, they really upped their game in the digital effects department. When they're flying over Xeleya and Gordon says this the most beautiful planet in the Union. Yeah no kidding. I want to live there! (minus the spine crushing gravity). Especially for a TV show, that was amazingly well done. And the planet breaking up, also amazing.

Here's another unrelated question. So they have warp engines, replicators, holodecks, tractor beams...but no Transporter? Which is odd because the original reason why Star Trek had Transporters was so they could save money by not having to show shuttles taking off or landing. You'd think that the saving money idea would be the first thing they repurpose from ST.


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Re: The Orville (2017)
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2019, 11:26:11 AM »
Does anyone have any idea why Halston Sage left? I've looked but I can't find an explanation. She seemed like she was really into it last year.

Only thing I could find is a scheduling conflict, she wanted to do a movie that was shooting at the same time that the Orville was shooting.  That movie is in post production now.