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

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Excellent episode tonight.

This show definitely is more true to Star Trek than STD.
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That episode was great. Some great lines.

"But what if anyone corroborates the stories?"
"don't worry - they won't"
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chimaican wrote:
Oct 26th, 2017 10:06 pm
Excellent episode tonight.

This show definitely is more true to Star Trek than STD.
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This last episode made me cringe thinking of a justice system based on RFD upvotes and downvotes...
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scoper wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 2:45 pm
This last episode made me cringe thinking of a justice system based on RFD upvotes and downvotes...
Ya I know - especially when RFD/Yellowpges in their infinite wisdom turned a thanks/unthanks button into a judgement of what is being posted.
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jenviea wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2017 9:48 pm
Hey trekkers!
You get another season of uber dark Trek with a second season of Discovery and you'll get another season of trying to be funny Trek with second season of 'The Orville'

http://deadline.com/2017/11/the-orville ... 202200369/
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jenviea wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2017 9:48 pm
Hey trekkers!
You get another season of uber dark Trek with a second season of Discovery and you'll get another season of trying to be funny Trek with second season of 'The Orville'

http://deadline.com/2017/11/the-orville ... 202200369/
It's a good time to be a sci-fi TV fan again. I watch both but if I had to choose only 1 of the 2 my pick would be Orville.
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yeah its pretty good show you kinda really do have to listen carefully for all the things that make it gold.
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scoper wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2017 3:26 pm
It's a good time to be a sci-fi TV fan again. I watch both but if I had to choose only 1 of the 2 my pick would be Orville.
Same here. I like how it can look into serious topic without taking itself seriously.
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Agree, Orville is much easier to follow.
It's about exploration, not war, and episodes are not linked to each other unlike discovery.
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I'm having a lot of fun with Orville. And it is very traditionally Trekky, albeit with more humour. Luckily I can watch both Discovery and Orville. Both are good shows. Orville is for "fun", with diverse and relevant story lines. Orville is a sci fi show first, comedy second. On paper, it really shouldn't work (eg Barry Manilow, Kardashian, etc references) but it does. It can also be unexpectedly dark - killing almost everyone on the Krill ship with sun radiation is something I wouldn't have expected from a show with this tone. By the way, Orville's FX kind of sucks, especially compared to Discovery - and I don't care!
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DiceMan wrote:
Nov 8th, 2017 6:53 pm
I'm having a lot of fun with Orville. And it is very traditionally Trekky, albeit with more humour. Luckily I can watch both Discovery and Orville. Both are good shows. Orville is for "fun", with diverse and relevant story lines. Orville is a sci fi show first, comedy second. On paper, it really shouldn't work (eg Barry Manilow, Kardashian, etc references) but it does. It can also be unexpectedly dark - killing almost everyone on the Krill ship with sun radiation is something I wouldn't have expected from a show with this tone. By the way, Orville's FX kind of sucks, especially compared to Discovery - and I don't care!
The message about who the children would hate at the end of that episode was strong as well. Enjoying this show enough to actual purchase it on Google play. I hope it gets a good run and doesn't go stale.
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Do they really need a gay episode? It seems all the rage now with supergirl doing a gay theme every ep and every few eps they dive deeper in. All I wanted was a normal star trek-like episode.

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