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The Orville: Star Trek Lite, with &*#$ jokes
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Sep 30, 2017, 01:22 PM
 
Watched the first 2 episodes last night. It seems like something confused as to what it is. Comedy, or drama? Sci fi, or parody thereof? Swooping majestic space scenes, lovingly zooming in on spacecraft... and cheesy sets. Diverse cast of humans/aliens, but these characters are weak, dialogue cheesy.... relationship drama so not needed... episode 2 with the security officer in charge and flubbing was cringeworthy.

And yet, I laughed several times.

Will it get better?
     
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Sep 30, 2017, 05:32 PM
 
It definitely needs to find its feet a little. Moving nights after two episodes seems like a bad omen though.
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Oct 8, 2017, 04:22 PM
 
Veers too close to TNG rip-off for me. Music, editing, the ‘OMG!’ moments right before commercials... with Family Guy jokes seemingly at random thrown in. Very, very odd show.
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 12:49 PM
 
I watched the first episode and hated it... but many have said it gets better and you need too stick with it... meh. I don't know.

I have like 4 episodes on my TiVo and I can't bring myself to watch it.

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Oct 9, 2017, 03:00 PM
 
Hunting it down from the UK...
This space for Hire! Reasonable rates. Reach an audience of literally dozens!
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 09:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Hunting it down from the UK...
It's worth finding because it's such an oddity. You're not going to find it via 'conventional' means however.
     
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Oct 9, 2017, 10:28 PM
 
Commander... the space pirates have broken into our computer and are downloading all our money!
     
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Oct 10, 2017, 04:44 AM
 
It feels somewhat like Galaxy Quest - a compliment in my book. I'll keep watching.
     
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Oct 10, 2017, 06:46 AM
 
Ever see Hyperdrive from 10 years ago?

https://youtu.be/Rz-1c2o1Dxw
     
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Oct 12, 2017, 01:32 PM
 
sci fi is better with a british accent. That seems fun!
     
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Oct 12, 2017, 03:02 PM
 
You guys have seen early Red Dwarf right?
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Oct 12, 2017, 03:15 PM
 
Smeghead!
     
andi*pandi  (op)
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Oct 12, 2017, 03:15 PM
 
of course!
     
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Oct 12, 2017, 07:08 PM
 
Had to check!
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Oct 12, 2017, 11:24 PM
 
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Oct 27, 2017, 12:06 PM
 
Last nights Orville was a good one I thought.
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Nov 7, 2017, 08:02 PM
 
I agree. I fell behind, and only caught up with "Majority Rule" last night. It felt like classic Trek.
     
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Nov 7, 2017, 10:02 PM
 
Renewed for season 2 already I hear. Thats nice.
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Nov 8, 2017, 12:48 AM
 
Caught up to the present, with "Into the Fold". It wasn't as good as Majority Rule, but still OK. Felt a bit more like TOS than TNG.
 
     
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Nov 18, 2017, 01:48 PM
 
I especially liked the latest episode. No spoilers though - go watch it blind.

btw, Fox has decided to air the season finale (episode #13) as part of the second season. This is almost certainly just tactical scheduling. Nothing's wrong with The Orville's ratings. Ep 13 would have aired on December 14, and Fox probably didn't want to use it up when people were getting ready for the holidays.

So there's only two episodes left this year. They're taking a break next week for Thanksgiving. Next ep is November 30, followed by December 7. Then a long dry spell until Fall 2018.
     
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Nov 20, 2017, 12:44 PM
 
Episodes that are security-officer centric just seem blah to me. I don't know if it's the acting or the story...

 
     
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Nov 20, 2017, 09:42 PM
 
I feel like they are forgetting to write enough jokes.
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Nov 21, 2017, 06:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
 
All doctors are a bit like that.
     
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Nov 21, 2017, 08:13 AM
 
It’s the hypocritical oath.
     
   
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