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Old 07-15-22, 11:33 PM
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Episode 3.7 was great and probably the best of the season. Episode 6 is still my favorite, but this one had a lot of good subplots, comedy, romance, and especially the music.

Fantastic, very well done.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

I thought they tried to hide Bortus because his society is all male.
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Old 07-18-22, 01:05 PM
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Not a fan of the episode. The Kaylon background was interesting but the episode was a little too preachy for not having much of a plot. The whole "let's find common ground after lying to you" didn't really work for me.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Not a fan of the episode. The Kaylon background was interesting but the episode was a little too preachy for not having much of a plot. The whole "let's find common ground after lying to you" didn't really work for me.
Yeah, that was an odd part. I don't think they should have lied at all. It's not a good look regardless of the reasons why.
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Old 07-19-22, 01:12 AM
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Quantum Drive goes much FASTER than the speed of light. You missed the line of dialogue that was really important to making Quantum Drive work. It creates a quantum bubble around the ship, removing itself from space/time so that you don't get that Einsteinian relativity effect moving you faster through time as you approach the speed of light. All they had to do to go to the future was turn the quantum bubble/field OFF. No one's going to use that in the future because they don't have the Aronov device to get back to their own time. Well, in theory no one would do that...
So we have confirmation that quantum drive is much MUCH faster then warp speed. In this episode it's stated that quantum drive can go 17 light years/hour. So it would only take the Orville about 8 months to traverse the entire milky way galaxy vs. Voyagers ~75 years.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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I thought the plotline with the visiting female-dominant aliens and the crew of the Orville pretending that the Planetary Union males were also all subordinate was kind of dumb and predictable, like a scheme from Three's Company. Like, sure, let's lie to them about the nature of our whole society, then tell them we lied to them, and then they'll trust us, right? I did laugh, though, when one of the alien women was demanding to have Mercer as her sex slave for the night and Malloy quickly volunteered, "I'll do it!"
OMG that was the funniest moment of the series for me. I was literally lol. Especially with the way they just quick cut to him saying it the quick cut back to Mercer and the alien and everyone totally ignored what he said.

This was another great episode. I think it balanced the story with humor very well. reminiscent of the earlier Orville days. Only nitpick is I feel like they were telegraphing some ulterior motives for the doctor and the Kaylon. Like he was some kind of trojan horse. Especially like how the admiral said something like how dangerous can one Kaylon be. And I guess he could still end up being bad. But it affected the moment Claire and Isaac had on the holodeck. Also the way he was playing Isaac with emotion was just a bit off and I kept expecting something bad to happen. It really undercut the moment I think.

At the beginning of this season I was just thankful we were getting another season of the Orville and accepted that this would be it. But now I find myself really wanting more. Is there any chance at all this could get renewed? I thought a lot of the cast had moved on to different projects? Has hulu said anything about how it's doing on streaming?
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Episode 8, Midnight Blue, was outstanding.

More humor, but still utterly serious when pushing the plot forward. This one had it all, humor, drama, suspense, intrigue - it was just a great episode.

After a weak start this season has turned out to be great!
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Second half of the episode was really great. Bortus went to town on that interrogator! Also got a little misty when Klyden came in to see Topa.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Originally Posted by tanman View Post
So we have confirmation that quantum drive is much MUCH faster then warp speed. In this episode it's stated that quantum drive can go 17 light years/hour. So it would only take the Orville about 8 months to traverse the entire milky way galaxy vs. Voyagers ~75 years.
The warp drive in Star Trek is fast or slow as the plot demands.

It would take Voyager about seventy years to return to Earth, but in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Enterprise was able to travel from Earth to the Galactic center and back again during a single two hour movie, which is only a bit less than the distance Voyager needed to travel to return to Earth.




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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Yeah, there you go Sherlock.

So, Kelly and Bortus?

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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Dolly F'n Parton!!!!
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
The warp drive in Star Trek is fast or slow as the plot demands.

It would take Voyager about seventy years to return to Earth, but in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the Enterprise was able to travel from Earth to the Galactic center and back again during a single two hour movie, which is only a bit less than the distance Voyager needed to travel to return to Earth.


Their shuttlecrafts appear to be able to travel just as fast as their starships if not faster. Topa wasn't even rescued before the meeting on Earth started, yet she was able to be rescued and be transported to Earth to testify before the meeting was over.
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Old 07-22-22, 12:35 AM
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

I like how nobody pays attention to instructions - and it's fine. Stay on the Shuttle Topa, Whatever you do don't violate the treaty Mercer, Sidearms only, Malloy you're not supposed to speak here.. meh. Nobody pays attention and nobody gets in trouble.

Putting that annoyance aside it was a pretty good episode. Predictable ending but I'm hoping they can move on from Topa now for a while..
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Yeah, there you go Sherlock.

So, Kelly and Bortus?
They're definitely setting up a love triangle there.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Yeah, there you go Sherlock.
This was the highlight of the episode. Everything that followed was over the top in the worst ways.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

-Im glad Grayson admitted she has been overstepping.
-Bortus and Grayson? Get all the way the fuck out of here with that bullshit... it doesn't make any sense outside of Bortus confusing his appreciation for Grayson's overstepping for Topas for something else.
-i really need to know what happened in Moclan History that caused such hate towards Females.
-Dolly Parton!!!! I love her so much!!! Though what the Captain did was corny, it still worked with Dolly involved.

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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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-Im glad Grayson admitted she has been overstepping.
-Bortus and Grayson? Get all the way the fuck out of here with that bullshit... it doesn't make any sense outside of Bortus confusing his appreciation for Grayson's overstepping for Topas for something else.
-i really need to know what happened in Moclan History that caused such hate towards Females.
-Dolly Parton!!!! I love her so much!!! Though what the Captain did was corny, it still worked with Dolly involved.
Since the beginning of the show, every time there's been a Moclan episode I'm like oh no not them again, especially this week since we JUST got a Tale of Two Topas a couple episodes again. But each time I'm really blown away by the episode. Especially this one. This was a really great episode and I love how they use the extra time for the episodes. They just let the scenes breathe.

Agreed on all points. Especially on Kelly admitting her overstepping, makes her more believable as a character and not just a plot point to move the Topa story along. And on Kelly and Bortus. I really REALLY hope they don't go down that route. It would really almost undermine the whole Topa plot if they force a Kelly Bortus love interest plot in there. I really hope it was platonic as I absolutely loved the family dynamic at the end.

OMG absolutely loved Dolly Parton. That whole scene was just so genuine. I mean it's such a ridiculous scene if you think about it but somehow it absolutely worked. Dolly was perfectly believable and herself, they didn't force her into the story they just naturally fit her in.

Mad props to the acting in this episode. It's amazing to me we went from a Bortus centered episode culminating in a pee of a cliff joke to this. Peter Macon plays Bortus so flatly most of the time and he's oftentimes the unwitting butt of a joke or even a plot point but I really felt it this episode. When he lays the actual beat down on Topa's torturer and especially when he's addressing the counsel at the end. Mad props to Chad Coleman as Klyden as well. He also has been a pretty one dimensional bad guy character. But his vicious attitude in his last episode and his apology this episode were very heartfelt and believable. I also liked that he was the one to invite Kelly to their table even though you could tell it took a lot for him to do so. ANOTHER reason why I REALLY hope they don't go with Kortus...Belly...Borlly...Keltus. It would just ruing everything. Also mad props to Rena Owen as Hevenna and Seth too. He's not the best actor but I think his interactions between Mercer and Hevenna were really well done.

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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

Interesting. This show is coming to Disney+ on August 10th. All seasons.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

JIC someone hasn’t seen episode 8 yet. I know it’s already been mentioned but thats easier to ignore then a big picture.

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Dolly is an absolute treasure. It was great she agreed to do the episode and seems like it was a great experience on both sides.


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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Interesting. This show is coming to Disney+ on August 10th. All seasons.

Hopefully in 4K.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Interesting. This show is coming to Disney+ on August 10th. All seasons.
Yes...seems like positive news. Now just need that renewal news....

Anyone know when the Orville panel is at SDCC?
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

So glad I didn't pay for Hulu to watch this. Will just watch it on D+ now.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

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Hopefully in 4K.
Seasons 1 and 2 were made for Fox so I’m not sure if 4K exists for those.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

The “Midnight Blue” episode started off boring for me. Dreaded ANOTHER Mochlan episode!

But at least it finished strong with a kidnap rescue plot. I enjoy those plots.

Also, loved the Dolly Parton cameo and song montage. Very nice.

I’d prefer to see a Talla-centric episode at some point this season.
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Re: The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu) -- premieres 6/2/22

DAMN! "Domino," was just first rate all around.

There were some shocking developments, and a couple shocking deaths. And Charly's character arc has ended up being completely different from what I expected after the first episode. I'm still not a fan of the character, but the way they've handled the arc lately has been really good.

And I loved all the political and military strategic moves by the Krill, Moclans, and even the Union and the Kaylon. Some of it you saw coming, some of it you didn't. Oh, and that battle at the end was possibly the 2nd biggest space battle ever on TV (after the Alliance/Shadows/Vorlon battle on Babylon 5).

This show definitely deserves a 4th season, but to my knowledge Hulu hasn't reported any viewership numbers for this season, so there's no way to know how it's doing.

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