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The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby JM1776 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:14 pm

... proved somewhat disappointing.

I expected far more cleverness from Seth MacFarlane. This seemed a lot like intermittently humorous fan fiction.

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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby sirus » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:19 pm

Well, just finished watching it with my mom. She laughed and enjoyed it, and I really enjoyed it. It felt like watching Star Trek and that was all I really wanted from it. I loved the look of the ship, the details of that model was amazing. I thought the plot and solution to problem with the Krill was really clever and well placed in advance. It wasn't a laugh riot, but I don't think it was written to be. All in all I'd say it was a moderately funny Star Trek fanfiction.

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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby JM1776 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:13 pm

You are, it would seem, more easily pleased than I am.

Perhaps I should envy you.
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby sirus » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:18 pm

JM1776 wrote:You are, it would seem, more easily pleased than I am.

Perhaps I should envy you.

Perhaps, but then again I read that it was like TNG fanfiction before I saw the first episode so I went into it expecting a love letter to TNG storytelling with poop jokes. That's what I got. I also got some good jokes, some lame ones, a clever use of a plot point, and same decent visuals. I saw it as a call back to the Star Trek I grew up with. It didn't need to break new ground or reinvent the wheel. It just needed to make me feel like that kid I used to be watching the adventures of the crew as the dealt with a problem, always trying to keep the peace while being willing to fight. I wanted a bright future again. The Orville gave me that.
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby JM1776 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:00 am

Obviously what it gave you and what it gave me differ.

The jury is still out.
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby Bry_Sinclair » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:24 pm

Still trying to figure out how I can see it here in the UK!
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby Gazomg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:26 am

Bry_Sinclair wrote:Still trying to figure out how I can see it here in the UK!



download it off a torrent.

I expected it to be a standard yank type teenager humour show but with science fiction, and that is what it was.
I was not disappointed as I set my expectations low enough.

I will watch it each week for what it is and not as some sort of trek substitute.
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby captainuniverse » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:26 pm

I thought the first episode was good. However, I would like to see more of the show before I make a review on it. I'm just crazy that way.
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Postby Bry_Sinclair » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:10 am

Finally had a chance to watch it.

Wasn't great but wasn't terrible, had a few chuckles along the way but wasn't quite the level of humour I was expecting--which was surprising (I do wonder if the comedy element might be played down over time to become more of a sci-fi show). I like the cast, but after one episode you can't really say much about the dynamics of them some nice banter and I like the mundane elements of real life in a futuristic setting (does make a new universe seem real and relatable). The ships and stations look great, the sets are very reminiscent of TNG (not a bad thing), and its nice to see lots of aliens going about as well.

It was enough to make me want to watch the second episode and see where the season goes.
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