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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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