The Orville - 2.02: Primal Urges

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The Orville goes boldly where, to the best of my knowledge, no one has gone before.
Venturing into the world of virtual pornography was daring, for a primetime network program. It was also disturbing.
I tried to get my grandson to watch the last episode, but he wasn't interested. Had he been watching this one, I would have been fielding some difficult questions.
Beyond that, watching what happens to a planet as its star expands into its orbit was a fascinating look into the Earth's future.
 

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A second episode in a row when the humour played second fiddle to relationships, and I'm not liking it as much. I liked it when it was funny. This week didn't have a lot of laughs.

...daring, for a prime time network program. It was also disturbing....
Disturbing and also, I didn't see the point. Was it really any different to an addiction to online gaming? I guess that it affected his partner too, and their relationship, made a difference?

What bothered me more about the ending was not that he was exonerated for almost destroying the ship, but that they glossed over the other 50 people who might have otherwise been saved. I think Mercer made a grave error of judgement to try to rescue them with a computer virus on the ship anyway, and that decision is totally on him.
 

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What bothered me more about the ending was not that he was exonerated for almost destroying the ship, but that they glossed over the other 50 people who might have otherwise been saved. I think Mercer made a grave error of judgement to try to rescue them with a computer virus on the ship anyway, and that decision is totally on him.
Both executive decisions best kept "off record" for Planetary Union official report purposes. Officially, the Orville was strictly observing the planet destruction. Survivors were anonymously dropped off at the nearest friendly planet. :D
 

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So pretty

What bothered me more about the ending was not that he was exonerated for almost destroying the ship, but that they glossed over the other 50 people who might have otherwise been saved. I think Mercer made a grave error of judgement to try to rescue them with a computer virus on the ship anyway, and that decision is totally on him.
Both executive decisions best kept "off record" for Planetary Union official report purposes. Officially, the Orville was strictly observing the planet destruction. Survivors were anonymously dropped off at the nearest friendly planet. :D

Yeah, I agree. The whole thing was rubber stamped in finest manners. Brotus killed almost everyone with his pr0n addition and carelessness, but in the same time it gave them an enjoyable plot to follow. There wasn't any major pitfall in this episode and what surprised me was that the Captain said there was "300 members" on board. It makes Orville relatively light compared to ST's Galaxy-class. I'm even surprised that they have families included in that number.

Thing is, this series has moved away from what it was last year. I can now heartily recommend it to any spacepr0n lovers ... not Brotus kind hasen to say. But the production team has taken in the complaints and they've made the episodes feel like classical SciFi. At the same time they've made the crews to be closer to real counterpart humans, because there is no ship out there that is super professional only.

We can't do that, because humans are made of feelings, and it's all part of who we are. I believe that the ships that will go out there, will be filled with people who has potty mouth and dirty thoughts. It's just I don't believe for one second that they would be monk like serious. I think the production has made it more believable by including somewhat smart gags.

I really loved seeing that new alien working in the engine room. But if he was the source of the virus, then he should be sacked and put in the brig for trying to sabotage the ship. He used Brotus weakness to gain access and ultimately also doomed himself to the gravity well trick.

I was surprised to find out that the virus didn't include a ransom note, because it would have fit the scene. Although it might had complicated the plot. But in the same time it would have created a bridge for the following episodes. A something for the crew to follow.

Why is that the Orville cannot do long arcs?
 

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Well, I don't think it is as funny, and yes, it IS supposed to be comedy. Where it may have got it right IMHO is that there are fewer better jokes, rather than lots of poor jokes. However, that is a matter of opinion and I'm not saying that I know best.
 
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