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#21 Del_Duio

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:36 AM

I'll reiterate what hundreds of others have already said on the trailer's comment section:

This looks more like Star Trek than Discovery.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:14 AM



Seth MacFarlane is certainly saying all the right things. I'm really excited for this.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:55 AM

When you think about it, the timing for The Orville couldn't be any better:

CBS brings us-
A series being made mostly for $$$, where executives who don't understand Trek meddle enough to get showrunners to quit
Another prequel which most fans don't want
JJ isms up the wazoo
Klingons now look like .. I don't even know
The ship looks like a rusty flying Dorito
Delays, delays, delays
On a streaming service nobody I know or myself has, to watch this and only this one show


Seth brings us-
A series being made by a guy who genuinely loves Trek and "gets" what makes it good (ex. The Inner Light or The Visitor over the alien of the week)
Looks WAY more appealing to any of us who loved the 90's vibe Trek
Has Trek alumni already in the cast (Kassidy Yates, Bashir's dad are in the trailer)
Has Trek alumni behind the scenes (cameramen and etc)
The ship looks pretty cool
Aliens are a big homage to the Jem H'dar from DS9
Not on some specific streaming service to shit all over Trek fans

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:12 PM

View PostReRushed, on 16 May 2017 - 04:43 PM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 16 May 2017 - 07:59 AM, said:

I think this looks terrific. Has a more 'Star Trek' feel than anything that's been called Star Trek in over a decade.

And Seth MacFarlane, for all his flaws, is comedy gold... Yes, he can be pompous, preachy, heavy handed and overbearing- but the man is better at absurdist humor than anyone else out there. You attach Norm MacDonald to the project in any way shape or form, and then season the whole thing with Star Trek overtones, and you've got a recipe for something special... at least for me.

I think I'm more pumped for this than I am for Discovery. The future once again looks like the 90s.
Comedy gold? There wasn't one original joke or image in the entire trailer. Everything has been done. Unless they are saving the original stuff for the actual show. I doubt it, Seth MacFarland is more derivative comedy-wise than Green Day is music-wise.

Yes, but more original than early Beatles.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:40 AM

That trailer was about as funny as throat cancer ....ugh

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

This is the new show of the fall that I am MOST excited about! It looks absolutely wonderful. I have never laughed this much while watching one of those network trailers. I am worried though about how it will do in the ratings. Sci-Fi has a terrible track record at FOX and it is in a time-slot where it is likely to finish 4th. Shondaland fare is very popular with the normals and there will be those insipid Thursday Night Football* games as well.  And remember that:

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* - For the record, I am an BIG NFL fan. I am not a fan of having games played on Thursday or any other day that is not Sunday for that matter.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:09 AM

Then you know the Thursday night NFL product sucks. Don't sweat it.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:51 PM

View PostJohnRogers, on 09 June 2017 - 12:09 AM, said:

Then you know the Thursday night NFL product sucks. Don't sweat it.

Everyone does, but somehow it still gets ratings.

I think the best the Orville can hope for in the fall is coming in 3rd ahead of NBC's Will & Grace reboot / Great News while CBS has the football and 3rd ahead of Mom / Life in Pieces when NBC has football. I think beating Will & Grace and Great News is doable, but I really doubt it will make it above 4th when NBC has football. So it will be up to FOX, DVR/Streaming lift, and how much they don't mind having a fairly low rated show on Thursdays over an inane talent/cooking reality show that draws linear ratings. That means the reviews and critics will be important. If it receives critical praise, it will likely stay. If it receives a Golden Globe nomination (unlikely), it will stay for sure. If it is panned, watch out! I'm just being realistic. I think it is going to be an awesome show and I will watch every episode that airs, but neither I alone, nor all of the people on this board together have the power to influence whether or not the show makes it past the initial episode order.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:53 PM

10 of the 13 episode titles are up, although a premier date hasn't been set yet: http://www.epguides.com/Orville/

Old Wounds
If the Stars Should Appear
Command Performance
About a Girl
Pria
Krill
Into the Fold
Cupid's Dagger
Nightmares
Primal Urges

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

View Postdiatribein, on 11 June 2017 - 11:53 PM, said:

10 of the 13 episode titles are up, although a premier date hasn't been set yet: http://www.epguides.com/Orville/

Old Wounds
If the Stars Should Appear
Command Performance
About a Girl
Pria
Krill
Into the Fold
Cupid's Dagger
Nightmares
Primal Urges

Cool, not a bunch of stupid-sounding titles. Maybe this will be drama with a BIT of comedy.
I'll take it.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

http://time.com/4895...-tv-shows-2017/

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This overstuffed and perhaps overambitious hour was created by and stars Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane and yet plays it entirely straight. Indeed, the series, an overt homage to the original Star Trek, has far fewer out-and-out jokes than one might expect, instead relying on a general tone of zany adventurousness to earn your attention. Though far from perfect in its early going, the show’s fun, sunny energy could win over fans of classic sci-fi and those who vibe with MacFarlane’s geekier, less nihilistic impulses.

This sounds like EXACTLY what the Doctor ordered! Can't wait to see it.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:02 AM

Although I don't care for him personally the show itself looks like it could be interesting. I guess only time will tell.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:36 PM

Looking forward to this!!

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:34 AM

Definitely gonna DVR this.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:34 PM

Well I can't say I loved it. I didn't think much of the Train Job either when FOX broadcast it but I would come to love Firefly. So I'm still cautiously optimistic and will watch more.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:02 AM

I loved it.  The dialogue was a bit stiff, which is to be expected in episode 1, but the characters were likeable, and it's got a lot of room to grow. The humor was fairly well balanced to make it feel like TNG with an irreverent crew.  

I'm excited for more of this. I feel like it will develop nicely. And the whole aesthetic of the show is just wonderful. Eight thumbs up.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:09 AM

View PostKenJennings, on 11 September 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

I loved it.  The dialogue was a bit stiff, which is to be expected in episode 1, but the characters were likeable, and it's got a lot of room to grow. The humor was fairly well balanced to make it feel like TNG with an irreverent crew.  

I'm excited for more of this. I feel like it will develop nicely. And the whole aesthetic of the show is just wonderful. Eight thumbs up.
I noticed they didn't borrow transporter technology.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

It was pretty funny and better than I expected. I'll be watching this one. But why did the helmsman have to loop around the bad guy ship so much? Why didn't he just sit behind the engine and fire away at point-blank range? I guess so they could make the Arbor Day joke?

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:39 AM

Aside from Seth McFarland actually being IN it...looks pretty good.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:49 PM

I liked it a lot. Seth showed some restraint and didn't write it as Family Guy Star Trek with nonstop jokes. Fun stuff, I'll keep watching it.





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