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The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

Old 01-03-19, 08:13 PM
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The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

**TIME PERIOD PREMIERE**-- "THE ORVILLE" - (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

ED AND THE CREW DISCOVER SHOCKING NEWS ABOUT A PLANET NEAR TOTAL DESTRUCTION BY ITS SUN ON THE ALL-NEW TIME PERIOD PREMIERE OF "THE ORVILLE" THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, ON FOX

Ed and the crew discover a planet about to be destroyed by its sun, while Bortus struggles with a controversial addiction that throws his marriage to Klyden into crisis in the all-new "Primal Urges" time period premiere episode of THE ORVILLE airing Thursday, Jan. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ORV-112) (TV-14 L)

Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage as Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan; J Lee as Lieutenant John Lamarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac; Chad L. Coleman as Klyden

Please note: This is a leftover episode from season 1. It's season 1, episode 12


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Old 01-03-19, 11:22 PM
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

What this show really needs to do is find a way to work in more Bortus story-lines.
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

I can guess why Fox wouldn't want this to be the episode airing after football the other night.
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Old 01-04-19, 12:59 AM
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

Didn’t like the family storyline again (another one?!), but the episode picked up in the last quarter with the porn virus and planet destruction.

They easily could have had another character upload a porn virus and spent more time with solving that. I don’t care who you are, that’s a fireable offense. Or the resignation should have been accepted. He almost killed the whole crew!
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Old 01-04-19, 01:11 AM
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

How many "The decision is final!" "But please?" "Oh all right, I suppose it's OK" moments were there? The refused resignation scene was ridiculous even for a comedy.
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Old 01-04-19, 03:40 PM
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

This is one of those episodes that will make some people question why they keep watching The Orville. I understand why it was held back.
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"Finish your plapta.. Remember, if you do not eat, you will die"

"It's okay Bortis, everybody does it. I went to TOWN on myself this morning, that's why I look so relaxed right now..."

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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

What in the ever loving fuck was this?
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Most realistic use of a holodeck ever.
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

It would be funny if every episode had something to do about Bortus.
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Apparently this is a hold over from last season. If it aired closer to the primary episode it would have fit better.
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

I thought the funniest parts were the Moclan method of divorce, the marriage counseling, and just how unsexy Bortus' fantasies were.

I'm nut sure if spoiler tags are necessary in these episode threads, but just in case....
Spoiler:

Surprised they didn't discover the civilization on the planet earlier on given their continuous scanning of the planet throughout the episode.

And that shuttle seemed like it had enough space to rescue a lot more people than they did save.

The "drawing straws" method of picking who gets rescued was dumb given that the survivors are all that will carry on their entire civilization - so artists, historians, a good leader, or anyone who can preserve some important aspects of their civilization should get a guaranteed spot over a typical nobody, such as a hairdresser or a telephone sanitizer. Also young people should be picked over elderly people for the remaining spots just to make sure their society doesn't completely die out. It would've been smarter to let Isaac pick who gets rescued because he would've done it smartly, quickly, and had no remorse on if he make the right choices afterwards..
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Is Halston Sage being written out soon or did the rumor of her leaving end up being false?
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The "drawing straws" method of picking who gets rescued was dumb given that the survivors are all that will carry on their entire civilization - so artists, historians, a good leader, or anyone who can preserve some important aspects of their civilization should get a guaranteed spot over a typical nobody, such as a hairdresser or a telephone sanitizer. Also young people should be picked over elderly people for the remaining spots just to make sure their society doesn't completely die out. It would've been smarter to let Isaac pick who gets rescued because he would've done it smartly, quickly, and had no remorse on if he make the right choices afterwards.

Or the traditional old school method of saving the "women and children" first
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

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Is Halston Sage being written out soon or did the rumor of her leaving end up being false?
All that I have found talking about it lately is this:

While there has been no official word about changes in the main cast, it has become apparent that Halston Sage’s Alara Kitan will not be present for the entire second season. She will definitely appear in the early episodes, including one titled “Home” featuring a visit to her home planet of Xeleya and the return of Star Trek: Voyager alumnus Robert Picardo playing her father.

There will, however, be a new character: Talla Keyali played by Jessica Szohr, who (like Kitan) is also Xelayan and a security officer on board the USS Orville. Sage was in production on the Netflix film Last Summer during much of the time the second season of The Orville was being shot, and it isn’t clear at this time if she will return to the show. Details on how they’ll transition between Alara and Talla are unknown, but speaking to TrekMovie at SDCC executive producer David A. Goodman said, “I think you are going to be intrigued to see what we do with both of those characters. I don’t want to spoil it, but it is unexpected.”
So it looks like we'll have two Xeleyan security officers on board this season.
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Most realistic use of a holodeck ever.
And an example to support the postulate that a "holodeck" would be the last thing ever invented by man.
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Is Halston Sage being written out soon or did the rumor of her leaving end up being false?
And where the hell is that ol' chunk of gelatin Norm Macdonald?
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Is Halston Sage being written out soon or did the rumor of her leaving end up being false?
If true Seth might be taking the ST:TNG homage a little too far by trying to recreate Tasha Yar (down to the security officer).
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Well, uh, that was interesting to say the least.

A true full functioning holodeck will be the ruination of mankind.
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Seth and Sage are banging, or at least were... have they broken up? is that why she's being "demoted"?
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Seth and Sage are banging, or at least were... have they broken up? is that why she's being "demoted"?
"were"

Which I think lead directly to her wanting to leave the show.
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A true full functioning holodeck will be the ruination of mankind.
It certainly would be.

The whole Bortus/porn storyline was kinda dumb IMO.
If it was played for laughs it might have been something.
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Re: The Orville (S2E02) -- "Primal Urges" -- 1/3/19

Yes, it sure seemed like they could fit 75 people on that shuttle if they threw out the chairs. It might be crowded, but that’s smaller than an 8x10 grid of bodies, and even then, there were a number of kids. Even if you had to pack in there sardines for the ride, it’s still better than the alternative.

There might have been weight restrictions of some kind, but, aside from “The Galileo Seven,” it doesn’t seem to be much of a problem in Star Trek.
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Yes, it sure seemed like they could fit 75 people on that shuttle if they threw out the chairs. It might be crowded, but that’s smaller than an 8x10 grid of bodies, and even then, there were a number of kids. Even if you had to pack in there sardines for the ride, it’s still better than the alternative.

There might have been weight restrictions of some kind, but, aside from “The Galileo Seven,” it doesn’t seem to be much of a problem in Star Trek.
There is no gravity in space plus the planet already had it's atmosphere torn away. You'd think they would have found a way to make it work.
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There is no gravity in space...
Exactly. What troglodytes think of as gravity is actually a manifestation of the curvature of space-time.
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