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Rocketflyer 09-12-2017 02:23 PM

The Orville
 
Who watched "The Orville," and what did you think?

tbzep 09-12-2017 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocketflyer
Who watched "The Orville," and what did you think?

Got it recorded. I'll watch it the first chance I get.

tbzep 09-12-2017 08:00 PM

Finally watched it. It has potential, however it could be a lot better with someone other than Seth McFarlane as the main character. His acting is mediocre at best.

Ltvscout 09-12-2017 11:45 PM

I wasn't impressed. I'll give it one more show to win me over.

tbzep 09-13-2017 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Ltvscout
I wasn't impressed. I'll give it one more show to win me over.

McFarlane made mildly amusing scenes seem dull. The helmsman was the only guy remotely funny. Because of McFarlane's dull acting and the mediocre writing, it doesn't stand up as a comedy. As sci-fi, it's just a *******ized Star Trek with modern cgi. Unless something drastically changes, what's already in the can is all there will ever be.

ghrocketman 09-13-2017 12:42 PM

I'm still trying to figure out if it is supposed to be "real" Sci-Fi with humor, or if it is a spoof of all Sci-Fi as a whole.
Seems to be a whacky LO-BRID mix of both....

tbzep 09-13-2017 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
I'm still trying to figure out if it is supposed to be "real" Sci-Fi with humor, or if it is a spoof of all Sci-Fi as a whole.
Seems to be a whacky LO-BRID mix of both....

Yep, and it could be really good with one or two actor changes and some better comedy writing. After only one episode, I'd call it a ST spoof because the mood music was supposed to sound like Star Trek, the starships were very much like ST, uniforms were STish, and the "Krill" ship was even green like many of the Klingon ships. They even went the ST route with the navy jobs... XO/1st officer, helmsman, navigator, etc. and used navy ranks. The only thing missing from it was that no red shirts died.

LeeR 09-13-2017 07:28 PM

I enjoyed it. But ... and a big but ...
I'm so sick of 24/7 hurricane coverage and Hillary's whining that it is a most welcome alternative. A REALLY welcome alternative. :)

Jerry Irvine 09-13-2017 08:09 PM

McFarlane is a voiceover guy trying to get a series deal. I wish him the best. :)

gpoehlein 09-14-2017 05:44 AM

More like he's a big Star Trek fan and he found a way to get the network to pay for his fantasy to be a starship captain in a Star Trekesque universe.


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