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FOX 'The Orville' (formerly SF fan Seth MacFarlane gets to star/create live action SF series)

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Just when you start laughing at some of the jokes this show gut-punches you with serious questions on the most depressing issues plaguing our world, all under the guise of sci-fi parables. Classifying this show as a comedy is tougher to justify with each episode.
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Loved all the "Avis" jokes. That was a nice touch in this episode.
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Oct 14th, 2017 12:48 pm
Loved all the "Avis" jokes. That was a nice touch in this episode.
Yes, the Krill's god named Avis is no match for the Human's god named Hertz
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the hero chick is because of our new PC environment.... needs to be a woman heroin otherwise it's sexist!1
Right, nothing about Star Trek has ever been PC or pushed the envelope in any way. They should just play it safe and conformist like the original series which launched during the cold war relatively shortly after WW2. The safe and conformist Russian navigator, Japanese pilot, mixed-race first officer, black female communication officer, and hysterical over-dramatic Scottish engineer.

The fact that she's a woman is a non-issue. The main problem is that she's just plain unlikeable. Her character acts like a pouty 12-year-old and she embodies none of the typical Trek ideals.
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Piro21 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 10:56 am
Right, nothing about Star Trek has ever been PC or pushed the envelope in any way. They should just play it safe and conformist like the original series which launched during the cold war relatively shortly after WW2. The safe and conformist Russian navigator, Japanese pilot, mixed-race first officer, black female communication officer, and hysterical over-dramatic Scottish engineer.

The fact that she's a woman is a non-issue. The main problem is that she's just plain unlikeable. Her character acts like a pouty 12-year-old and she embodies none of the typical Trek ideals.
Uh, wrong universe.
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Are you guys distracted by Seth's small beady eyes, right eye slightly more closed than his left? He has an odd look.
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badOne wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 12:50 pm
Are you guys distracted by Seth's small beady eyes, right eye slightly more closed than his left? He has an odd look.
oh hell yes. i cant put my finger on it exactly, but he definitely has a creepy look to him
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Anyone willing to bet that Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg will make guest appearances later this season?
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tinlun wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 5:56 pm
Anyone willing to bet that Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg will make guest appearances later this season?
I'm still holding out hope of seeing Sir Patrick Stewart
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chimaican wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 8:18 pm
I'm still holding out hope of seeing Sir Patrick Stewart
it would be a riot if Stewart would do a guest spot. I'm not sure paramount would like it though, and they're still fairly large and he cant piss them off.
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badOne wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 11:20 pm
it would be a riot if Stewart would do a guest spot. I'm not sure paramount would like it though, and they're still fairly large and he cant piss them off.
Paramount has no control over TV Trek and have shown no great love for their top franchise (they totally blew it when it came to Trek's 50th anniversary last year). I bet they wouldn't even notice if Stewart guest starred on The Orville.
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badOne wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 11:20 pm
it would be a riot if Stewart would do a guest spot. I'm not sure paramount would like it though, and they're still fairly large and he cant piss them off.
Talamasca wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 11:47 pm
Paramount has no control over TV Trek and have shown no great love for their top franchise (they totally blew it when it came to Trek's 50th anniversary last year). I bet they wouldn't even notice if Stewart guest starred on The Orville.
Yup, Paramount has no say whether he makes an appearance or not, just like CBS can't say anything.

1) The Orville is not Star Trek and therefore the show is not infringing on any copyrights or trademarks, even though there are homages for sure.

2) If he were to have a guest appearance his characters name would not be Picard, though it would be hilarious if he was named with something similar like Pikerd (like the TNG episode where they were in 1890s San Fran)

3) He's worked with Seth MacFarlane in the past as a voice actor for the head of the CIA in American Dad.
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chimaican wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 9:18 am
Yup, Paramount has no say whether he makes an appearance or not, just like CBS can't say anything.

1) The Orville is not Star Trek and therefore the show is not infringing on any copyrights or trademarks, even though there are homages for sure.

2) If he were to have a guest appearance his characters name would not be Picard, though it would be hilarious if he was named with something similar like Pikerd (like the TNG episode where they were in 1890s San Fran)

3) He's worked with Seth MacFarlane in the past as a voice actor for the head of the CIA in American Dad.
they are close friends IIRC
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Kingmoo wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 5:06 pm
oh hell yes. i cant put my finger on it exactly, but he definitely has a creepy look to him
he looks like he's 20% asian or something

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