Seth MacFarlane Addresses Critics’ Harsh Take on The Orville Story Line << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV NewsThe greatest divide for the show, however, has between critics and fans. The Orville’s first season has a 21% Tomatometer score, but a 93% Audience Score. MacFarlane recalled facing off against critics when the episode premiered.
“There was a lot of weird hostility about who do you think you are writing about this stuff?” MacFarlane said during the panel. “That’s what science fiction should do. The reaction from the fans was the opposite. They went, ‘Yeah, we’re game for any kind of story you want to tell us.’
“In this genre, there really should be nothing off limits,” he said. “Go all the way back to The Twilight Zone; there was nothing they wouldn’t talk about in their own way. I think the second you start closing off issues that are of the moment with regard to your storytelling, then you’re not doing your job.”
The Orville season 2: "every episode feels like a movie"“I think what you’re going to see in season 2 is a show that’s even more comfortable in its footing in terms of existing in that goldilocks zone,” he told the gathered crowd, via IndieWire. “Every episode feels like a movie, and I think you’re going to dig it.”
The tone of season 1 was also brought up, which he addressed with a packed room. “This show was a tonal experiment of sorts. Comedy and sci-fi when you blend them together, they don’t always mix well. In features they do, but television is kind of hard to sustain. The pleasant surprise for me was that fans and viewers were willing to let us tell a story. They weren’t waiting for the next joke to come.”
“Initially, I think the show was a little misrepresented. It was marketed as a comedy… I’m not sure why. Maybe there was a worry this was so new and weird and different it wouldn’t land,” he mused, before adding "The show was always intended to be what it is now."
Political reasons. They're betting that this won't be picked outside the geek circles, but I bet there are huge market for the Orville in the Asian market, where BR isn't widely adapted. The next season with it's feature long double episodes is going to even more important to get at HD format. So Fox might be betting you'll have an AMZ Prime account and access to the Prime TV to get HD content instead of fiddling with the disks.WHAT THE FOX?!
Withholding HD versions of past seasons to drive fans to streaming services would be a dastardly development, which I hope will fail.Political reasons. They're betting that this won't be picked outside the geek circles, but I bet there are huge market for the Orville in the Asian market, where BR isn't widely adapted. The next season with it's feature long double episodes is going to even more important to get at HD format. So Fox might be betting you'll have an AMZ Prime account and access to the Prime TV to get HD content instead of fiddling with the disks.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/report-to-the-bridge-for-your-crash-course-in-the-orvil-1831330282The Orville returns Sunday, December 30 to Fox; after that, the show moves to its new time period, with season two’s second episode airing Thursday, January 3.
I checked my DVR's scheduled recordings. Good to go.
@Dave I think they are going to be more serious about the episodes this year. I also think they've been reading the forum and they took what we said in their hearts and changed it.