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Old 11-19-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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The Orville

You know something? I love "The Orville"! Since it is renewed for a second season I think it warrants its own thread.

While The Orville was sold as a parody on Star Trek, it really has more of the spirit of Star Trek TNG than Discovery (which is still a great show in its own right). The way the stories are written, the ideals like tolerance and love TNG represented, the positivity - it's all there! And it's really well made; it doesn't look cheap in any way.

While there are more humorous elements than in TNG, it's definitely not a parody like Space Balls is to Star Wars; most of the funny scenes are more sensible chuckles worthy really; although some are hilarious like this one:



In a nutshell: If you liked Star Trek TNG and want more of that, I think The Orville is for you!
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:13 PM   #2
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I agree, I Am loving it.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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i was thinking the exact same thing
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:30 PM   #4
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I like it a lot too. I thought the episode of the pseudo earth they went to with like/unlike buttons was great social commentary and a really great episode of television. Maybe real close to our own future
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:16 PM   #5
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watched the first ep and hated it. was too dry. does it get better?
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:22 PM   #6
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watched the first ep and hated it. was too dry. does it get better?
I started watching this show expecting to hate it and after several episodes I’ve grown to love it
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:48 PM   #7
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I like it a lot too. I thought the episode of the pseudo earth they went to with like/unlike buttons was great social commentary and a really great episode of television. Maybe real close to our own future
That was a rip off of Black Mirror.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:44 PM   #8
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That was a rip off of Black Mirror.
My shuttle is slow.

I'm liking it quite a bit. Light and fun.
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Old 11-26-2017, 01:57 AM   #9
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That was a rip off of Black Mirror.
Totally, but the other original material like "About a Girl" makes up for it. That's the episode where I realized they want to be taken seriously.
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Old 11-26-2017, 05:51 AM   #10
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That was a rip off of Black Mirror.
Basically yes, but they took it a notch further; people weren't lobotomized in Black Mirror when their ratings were bad.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:59 PM   #11
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Well, I didn't know about Black Mirror. I only saw the first few episodes of BM and hated it. If Orville ripped it off so be it. I thought the Orville version was brilliant.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:58 AM   #12
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Basically yes, but they took it a notch further; people weren't lobotomized in Black Mirror when their ratings were bad.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:26 PM   #13
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That recent flatland episode was brilliant. And their "red alert" lighting is very sexy!
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:53 PM   #14
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:21 PM   #15
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Yeah I liked the finale a lot, it was a bit of a ripoff of a Voyager episode but nice nonetheless.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:42 PM   #16
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Yeah I liked the finale a lot, it was a bit of a ripoff of a Voyager episode but nice nonetheless.
I was thinking it was pretty identical to some Star Trek ep but hard not to repeat something in the cannon. Thought this ep was fun but super predictable.

This series seems like the closest thing to picking up Roddenberry’s baton but it’s still lacking in places. Tng s1 started slow too so I’ll stay hopeful.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:22 PM   #17
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I gotta admit this made me laugh (spoiler-ish)

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Old 12-16-2017, 01:05 AM   #18
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On my way home today, this popped up on SiriusXM:



WTF?
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