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Old 15-02-2018, 09:13   #121
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did laugh at kelly shouting at the elevator guy
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ep10 was ok, shame it was
episode.

Nearly every episode reminds me of TNG episode rewritten apart from the black mirror rip off one. Still enjoy the show

Some ideas for episodes in s2:
yesterday's Orville. The previous Orville ship appears from the past

Best of ALL worlds - cyborgs insects from distant galaxy and try to "upgrade" the crew

Kids - some of the crew get turned into kids while the ship is attacked

etc etc

Hopefully season 2 has more original ideas
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Old 04-03-2018, 17:05   #123
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Nice season review here, probably a few spoilers. I was going to say I'd watch it again before S2 as I enjoyed it so much, but I realise it's not on a season boxset but I guess it'll be repeated on Fox
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:34   #124
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I've finally found the time to catch up and finish the season! Overall, I just about loved the show.

Once you accept just how much this show is going to rip off, and blatantly steal from Star Trek (notably, it seems to fashion itself around The Next Generation and Voyager), you can sit back and let yourself have fun with it. It mixes up all of the sci-fi tropes which 1990s TV gave us and adds some low brow humour which works more often than not. The show is certainly still finding its feet, but its been well cast and each of the actors involved contribute very nicely.

Out of everyone, the standouts from this season have Alara, Bortus and Isaac - and its a shame that they haven't each been given a bit more screen time. Of the three, Alara has been the one most allowed to grow and Halston Sage really does well when given the lead. Isaac has been fun and intriguing, but I feel like so much more could be done with him. Meanwhile, Bortus has just about stolen every scene he's in so it's a shame that he's not been given more episodes.

This is certainly a show for those of us who really miss 1990s science fiction TV, because it aims to tickle the nostalgia but also cleverly makes fun of so much of it (eg., Malloy looking out of the viewscreen at a nebula and remarking it would make a great desktop screensaver). The humour is also balanced quite well with more serious and heartfelt material, although I feel there is still work to be done in this regard. On the plus side, the show has managed to surprise me with unexpected twists from time to time.

One thing I'm not so much a fan of is the Ed/Kelly relationship. We kept getting teased that they still like each other and honestly it's felt like a dead end to me from the start, so I'd appreciate it if the show would leave it alone from now on. The season finale suggested that this would be the case going forward.

If the show felt like taking some influence from Deep Space Nine - the best Trek - that wouldn't go amiss either! A little more consequences for the ending of episodes, sharpen up some of the humour and this show is going to be an absolute winner.
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I havent posted so far because I am not a fan, i find it watchable with some good ideas but feels sophmoric and the joke you pointed out was one of the reasons, firstly I don't find it funny, just mildly amusing sometimes (the practical jokes!) for me the screensaver was an example with one of my problems with the series, full of current cultural references which does not makes sense in a few hundred years time, society and technology has evolved and they shouldn't know what a screensaver is. Every week there seems to be one such reference meaning the series will date badly.
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All Sci-Fi dates badly doesn't it?

I really like the banter and the jokes amongst the crew, how I'd be on a starship.
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All Sci-Fi dates badly doesn't it?

I really like the banter and the jokes amongst the crew, how I'd be on a starship.
I'd imagine you will be like Colin from the fast show
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All Sci-Fi dates badly doesn't it?

I really like the banter and the jokes amongst the crew, how I'd be on a starship.
I disagree with this. I suppose for me its dated already as I don't accept it as a credible postulation of the future due to too many current references.

Anyway maybe scifi dates badly (although Star Wars (from 1977) still looks good to me) but decent science fiction can age well, this week for instance we had Philip K dick's Autofac on the telly and that was still as pertinent now as ever. And George Orwell's 1948 still scares me to this day as we seem on an inexorable slide to those conditions!
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Every sci-fi show pretty much has references to the current times, not sure why this show is getting special criticism for it.
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Programs will date more if it has pop culture references.

All Sci-Fi does not date badly apart from the effects
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Anyway maybe scifi dates badly (although Star Wars (from 1977) still looks good to me) but decent science fiction can age well, this week for instance we had Philip K dick's Autofac on the telly and that was still as pertinent now as ever. And George Orwell's 1948 still scares me to this day as we seem on an inexorable slide to those conditions!
You do realise that this isn't proper hard sci-fi ala K. Dick though, right? It's just a fun throwaway Seth McFarlane comedy adventure series, I don't think they're really bothered about it dating.
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You do realise that this isn't proper hard sci-fi ala K. Dick though, right? It's just a fun throwaway Seth McFarlane comedy adventure series, I don't think they're really bothered about it dating.
I use scifi in the skiffy sense of the word as harlan ellison outlines - sci fi is space opera type science fiction, for proper science fiction I use the term science fiction.

A quick google:

http://www.pajiba.com/trade_news/sci...ce-fiction.php

http://www.newsweek.com/strangers-st...?tid=relatedcl
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The whole series is on NOW TV until 27 July as a boxset. Giving it a rewatch!
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Still no Bluray of season 1, only dvd which is weird
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I don't think Fox do blu-rays for their TV shows. Very silly, especially with a visual sci-fi show like this.
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I get most of my Orville news from Egostasticfuntime but today for once I beat him and told him about Bortus with a ‘stache!

https://youtu.be/Bk0BpQfbGns

He was both excited and annoyed as he’d just written 3 pages on the last trailer, now bin bound as the ‘stache trumps it all
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Still no Bluray of season 1, only dvd which is weird
It's silly isn't it, I would have bought the Blu ray in a heartbeat. Fox really have lost all interest in being in this business. Hopefully either Disney will release it or at the very least someone will license it to release on Blu.

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Is it even that much hassle in this day and age?

Great to see it back, bit of a weird date but will look for the UK release date (hopefully)
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