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Old 09-12-17, 08:02 AM   #76
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

A bit too much disbelief, even for a ST parody. Not bad though. I'd say I enjoyed it more than I expected to. The nods to both ST and SW were clear.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I went in with low expectations, and enjoyed it. My wife (who usually hates SciFi) also enjoyed it. When the episode was done, she asked "is there another one we can watch?"

I would love if this show got a bit more serious as it goes on, using the humor more sparingly to develop relationships among the crew.
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Old 09-12-17, 09:18 AM   #78
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

It would be cool if MacFarlane to get some Trek alum like Patrick Stewart or Jeri Ryan to guest star as characters that are 180 from their Trek characters.
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Old 09-12-17, 09:32 AM   #79
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Stewart should sign up and be a mirror of his American Dad personality. That would be amazing.
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Old 09-12-17, 09:35 AM   #80
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I think this could be a good drama, with some lighthearted elements. It's a good Star Trek show, especially if they concentrate on "these are REAL people, with real issues." unlike the perfect people on the Federations flagship. "We have 3000 ships to staff" means you could have a nice Star Trek series with people who are flawed, and some comedy thrown in. Right now some of the comedy feels like they are trying too hard. I don't mind the marble joke, or the dog background, or the ogre. That feels real. The more blatent stuff feels wrong though.

Also, I liked "Arbor Day" better.
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Old 09-12-17, 11:00 AM   #81
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

this show was a lot of fun, not too much of that out there these days.. I'm in for awhile...
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Old 09-12-17, 12:29 PM   #82
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I'm really surprised how many people liked the show. It's the same exact juvenile humor straight out of his animated shows which haven't been funny in years. I didn't laugh once. Not only that, I found it boring.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

This was not so good. The thing I like the most was the office humor (wanting to drink soda on deck, wearing shorts, etc).
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

Caught it on Hulu. Enjoyed it.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

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It would be cool if MacFarlane to get some Trek alum like Patrick Stewart or Jeri Ryan to guest star as characters that are 180 from their Trek characters.
I know you mean more famous ST alum but don't forget the Doctor on The Orville is Sisko's GF from Deep Space 9.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I enjoyed it, too. I don't think it was great or anything, and like others have mentioned, was a bit scattershot. But I'm definitely in.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

It was ok. The editing on it was terrible as we're the breaks to where they went to commercial. I will keep watching but I doubt it will get much better.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I do think it's an awful name for a show. It's not particularly catchy and doesn't help sell the show at all.

Due to Hurricane Irma, they haven't released ratings for the premiere yet.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

So far so good (B- to B, +1 or 7.5 or so). We had some chuckles (banana, marbles - how many takes to nail the dish?). We'll keep watching
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

I got the vibe that the only reason they have the comedy bits is so they can make a small argument that it's actually a spoof of Star Trek. If they were to push this as an out and out sci-fi series then I think they would be courting serious copyright issues.
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According to Xfinity it airs after the Hurricane thing on Tuesday at 8 on Fox.
Thanks for the heads up ... it doesn't come up with a search, but my local Fox is running this. Found it in the daily listings.
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Thanks for the heads up ... it doesn't come up with a search, but my local Fox is running this. Found it in the daily listings.
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Old 09-13-17, 07:46 AM   #94
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

Watched my recording of this the other day. It was pretty much what I expected given the network and stars. It's kind of a spoof lite sort of vibe. It's just going to come down to how well they can walk that line.

I guessing it's a one and done sort of season given the way Fox cans stuff on the regular but I'm a sucker for the theme. Even for those that did not like the show, ya got to admit that the way they solved their little space problem near the end was pretty cool. lol

How many trek eps of the same theme just ended by way of BS tachyons once again solving everything or just using the deflector shield? Where as for this show, I've never seen or even thought of how the first ep solved a spaceship problem.
It even has pretty decent CGI.

again, clearly it's not getting a huge run here but it should be a fun few months of shows.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

You really can't judge a show by it's pilot in the long run, -Pilots have bigger budgets, and a lot of things, -the tone, the characters, -get sorted out when they get down to the "regular" run of the series.
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Watched my recording of this the other day. It was pretty much what I expected given the network and stars. It's kind of a spoof lite sort of vibe. It's just going to come down to how well they can walk that line.

I guessing it's a one and done sort of season given the way Fox cans stuff on the regular but I'm a sucker for the theme. Even for those that did not like the show, ya got to admit that the way they solved their little space problem near the end was pretty cool. lol

How many trek eps of the same theme just ended by way of BS tachyons once again solving everything or just using the deflector shield? Where as for this show, I've never seen or even thought of how the first ep solved a spaceship problem.
It even has pretty decent CGI.

again, clearly it's not getting a huge run here but it should be a fun few months of shows.
Plotwise, I thought they telegraphed that ending early onn, when they went out of their way to showcase the seeds and then the main prototype.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

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You really can't judge a show by it's pilot in the long run, -Pilots have bigger budgets, and a lot of things, -the tone, the characters, -get sorted out when they get down to the "regular" run of the series.
Yes! The first 5-7 episodes of any show are usually odd when looking back. Watching 30 Rock before episode 10-or-so, and it's like a different show. Animated shows are usually locked in for the first season.
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

Did anyone notice that this first episode was directed by Jon Favreau?
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Did anyone notice that this first episode was directed by Jon Favreau?
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re: The Orville (FOX) -- Season 1 Thread -- S: MacFarlane, Palicki -- Premieres 9/10/17

The perils of starting a show right before you should be sawing logs, as I am this close to completing the show. I have seen enough that I found it to be a fun watch and eagerly await episode 2.

Also, Deadline and I am sure other sites now have the final ratings numbers...it was a solid debut and actually got adjusted up. If there is a halfway decent hold for the second and third episodes we should at least get a full season. I have only seen a small handful of Original Trek, ditto for Next Generation, maybe 2 episodes (including The Trouble With Tribbles crossover) of Deep Space Nine, all of Voyager and Enterprise.

I have also seen a ton of other sci fi films shows, but not even close to being a trekkie so that probably helped me enjoy the show because I have not steeped myself in the Star Trek Universe and not comparing it to a "superior" show keeps me from nitpicking flaws that others will be all over.
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