The Orville

  1. Amelia Faulkner

    Amelia Faulkner Well-Known Member

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    Ah good old "date rape as comedy". Will it never die!
     
  2. ctg

    ctg weaver of the unseen

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    I don't know how because they are quite constant with this level of stuff. That was first extended episode, as the original number according to the google, was 8. But honestly I'm not surprised that there's demand for classical SF that speaks to wider audience. People need that more than they need to be awed by real science of series like the Expanse. The Orville makes you feel good inside. Warm in some ways, but for the serious SF lovers this isn't doing it. I bet the wider audience is in the 25 - 45 years old category.
     
  3. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch I am not a Geek, I am a Level 22 Warrior!

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    The Trailer strongly felt like live action Family Guy. Not so much Seth's voice, it was identical humour - and family guy as much as I once loved it, it's imho at the end of the line, theres nothing original anymore, it's time to give it a nice funeral, say some nice words, and get back on with life.
     
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    Not getting to hear Bortus sing.:(
     
  5. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    Orville will not be retutning to this (sensible) galaxy... *... and will remain in spcae, in the (very silly) Galaxy, on a quest to find any remaining real science fiction shows.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    Well, I liked the earlier episodes and I thought the show had great promise, but the reviews I've read actually thought the last episode was great, so that gives a green light for more of the same next season.
     
  7. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    At lease they have they now have the luxury of. a second season.
     
  8. Cli-Fi

    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    OK that was unfortunate timing for this episode...
     
  9. clovis-man

    clovis-man Prehistoric Irish Cynic

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    Obviously, based on the last two episodes, this show doesn't know what it wants to be. I would settle for a drama with a large dollop of comic relief thrown in. But we seem to be swinging from one extreme to the other. From the good doctor fighting to save her kids to amoebic eroticism. Still entertaining, but hardly enlightening. The ending for the last episode was telegraphed almost from the opening scenes.
     
  10. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    This show is camp, in a way it mirrors the original Trek, even camper, campier, more campy. Batman was the campiest, but Orville has set up camp, and is entertaining as such. So far.
     
  11. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    This is a really good science fiction show. Please, give it a chance.:)
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    I've given it 9 episodes!

    Is it "a really good science fiction show" with jokes or is it a comedy show with some science fiction elements? Is it going to be jokes only about toilet humour, unusual sexual preferences, gender identity and racial stereotyping, or is it going to be clever allegorical tales throwing a new light upon serious issues in modern day politics and culture? Is it actually set 200 years in the future, or are these just people from LA in 2017 re-making Galaxy Quest? The show needs to decide these things instead of switching weekly from one extreme to the other.
     
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    Seems like the answer to all of these questions is "yes."
     
  14. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    It's a soap, s'fars I can tell. Character-driven space soap. I watch no TV shows.. cept this one, and only because it's on at the right time, well, there is Coronation Street... and it's not too different.
     
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    Cli-Fi John J. Falco

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    Discovery has problems, but not these problems. I am just as shocked as anyone saying this. I'm guessing the same people who like The Orville better than Discovery are the same people who like Deadpool better than the Wolverine movies.
     
  16. ctg

    ctg weaver of the unseen

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    I like both of them.
     
  17. Vince W

    Vince W Well-Known Member

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    There's a difference?
     
  18. J Riff

    J Riff The Ants are my friends..

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    It just ended... and it may as well have been a Trek episode. Security officer has doubts, blahblah, a faceless crew member dies, but then a regular cast member is eaten by a giant spider, and you know instantly that 'it's all in her mind." Next.
     
  19. BAYLOR

    BAYLOR There Are Always new Things to Learn.

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    It was a bit of a letdown.
     
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  20. Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    Did Seth wake up in the shower?
     
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