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Re: The Orville
« Reply #165 on: December 14, 2017, 10:03:35 AM »
The show's okay. McFarlane's created a decent pseudo-Trek universe. I think if he would open up the show to other writers besides himself, it might really take off. Maybe the humor wouldn't sound so forced and wooden. 

That is a definite weakness of the show so far in my opinion as well. TOS, TNG, and DS9 thrived on having a diverse and talented writers' room.  I can only hope that Seth's name figured so heavily into the writing credits of the first season because that was how he had to pitch it to Fox, and now that it's successful, he'll be able to bring in more outside talent.

thats what happened with american dad, which got much better around season 3.

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« Reply #166 on: December 29, 2017, 01:52:36 AM »

I don't like any of McFarland's other shows, but this is my favorite show of the year.

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Re: The Orville
« Reply #167 on: December 31, 2018, 07:47:51 PM »
Not too sure how I feel about the "pon far morphs to a  toilet break" story line.  Although this may prove that Bortus is Trump.
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Re: The Orville
« Reply #168 on: January 01, 2019, 09:44:46 AM »
Not too sure how I feel about the "pon far morphs to a  toilet break" story line.  Although this may prove that Bortus is Trump.

Considering it stemmed from a throwaway line in the pilot episode, I was totally on board with it.  I thought it was pretty funny too.  I wasn't laughing my ass or anything, but it felt like the right kind of humor for the show and didn't distract me.  I also am 100% happy with the decision to move away from the divorce story line if that's what they are indeed doing.  All in all, this wasn't even remotely close to their best episode, but it was solid.

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« Reply #169 on: January 01, 2019, 12:02:41 PM »


I'm a big fan of Isaac's condescending, "Nathan and Jody."
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« Reply #171 on: January 02, 2019, 10:52:52 AM »
I liked the episode but it felt a little weird for a season premiere.  It didn't really set up any season long story arcs.  I recently read an article about the show discussing how Roddenberry forbade interpersonal conflict to be a driver of the plot on ST and TNG and this felt like a direct challenge to that edict.
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« Reply #172 on: January 02, 2019, 01:24:09 PM »
I liked the episode but it felt a little weird for a season premiere.

According to AV club, Fox is doing its thing again:
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Tonight’s episode was originally intended to be this season’s second episode –while next week’s, which was originally going to be the final episode of last season— was going to be the premiere.
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Re: The Orville
« Reply #173 on: January 02, 2019, 03:18:14 PM »
Haven't they learned from Firefly yet???

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« Reply #174 on: January 02, 2019, 05:05:56 PM »
I found the episode a bit tedious and smug/preachy.
Maybe too much McFarlane? I found season 1 watchable (more so than the new Trek weirdly) but might drop this show.

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Re: The Orville
« Reply #175 on: January 02, 2019, 06:51:37 PM »
Season 1 didn't exactly have the strongest start either.  I'd give it time.  Also, yeah... I really prefer this show to Disco

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« Reply #176 on: January 04, 2019, 01:41:43 PM »
That was a very direct handling of holodeck addiction.

Loved the porn alien, btw.
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Re: The Orville
« Reply #177 on: January 08, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
Bortus is DTF.
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« Reply #178 on: January 11, 2019, 01:36:19 PM »
I just saw "Home" and got a good chuckle out of their choice for villain of the week:
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It was also fun to see two Starfleet doctors in conflict. Not thrilled that the show seems to be following TNG's "staffing progression" too closely, but oh well.

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« Reply #179 on: January 11, 2019, 01:47:25 PM »
Agreed.  I did not see that coming.

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Loved that. Their little sequence was genuinely unsettling, too.

Best line of the week:
Mercer: "Why? Is he thinking of splitting in half?"
Grayson: "We can't legally ask him that."
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