Topic: The Orville

Was that bad or is it just me? It's not a parody, it's not a comedy and it isn't a drama. Any bets on early cancellation?

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Better star trek than Star Trek...

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There was just the right mix of Star Trek TNG and good humor, atleast for my taste.

There was a Data, a Worf, a Tasha and just enough sexual tension between the captain and number one...as in TNG.

This accompanied with appropriate amount of jokes. My kind of a show...

You got wood!

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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-I'm going to look up what magnanimous(sp?) means
-Great
-Great, I'm going to pee

Best joke!

I liked it and will continue to watch. It has just the right amount of jokes, and the references in the music and scenes were very good.

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It has the same flavor as a million ways to die in the west. I loved the movie. But it was a flop at the box office and the critics hated it.

I have loved anything Seth McFarland has done or been in. But I doubt I am enough to keep it running.

Keep in mind that Sunday's will not be the normal time slot for this show.

Here is hoping it runs for at least 2 seasons.

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Well, surprisingly, I found the pilot to be decent. It was the right kind of balance for me that felt like a fanfic mash-up of TNG and DS9 (maybe even a little SG-1 somewhere inbetween), even down to the score and sound effects. Some of these critics are actually more comedic than this show was intended to be. Comparing The Orville to "Spaceballs" is just flat out dumb, and the result of poor marketing from people who don’t really understand the genre. Then there are those who insist on bashing it in comparison to "Galaxy Quest", again, that was a film, not an hour-long episode TV series. It was also a spoof that poked fun at the fandom and the idea of celebrity and nerd culture. This is something entirely different, not quite sure what at the moment but it ain't that.

Well one thing is for certain, I'm inclined not to categorize The Orville as a comedy, nor do I see it as a parody. It’s a Star Trek series in the TNG vein, except instead of being set on the flagship Starship Enterprise with the best of the best of Starfleet, it’s a mid-level ship occupied by low tier regular people. It’s TNG with underachievers, and some humor. I'll admit it was a little bumpy in some places (keep in mind this is based on just one episode), but so were the first couple of seasons of TNG and DS9. I also found it to be not quite as over-the-top silly and ostentatious as the trailers made it look, but I enjoyed it and quite honestly, it’s got more heart and sci-fi potential than people give it credit for. I'm loving it so far and I have hopes it will find its legs. For those of you on the fence, give it some time. Of course that largely depends whether or not Fox is willing to give it a shot and if so, I will continue to "hug the donkey." wink

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Like most here I liked it; as others have said, just the right amount of drama, comedy and "Star Trek"...

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I thought it had some decent humour to keep me interested, the cast will grow into their roles and the script should follow them. The cast is already putting out which is amazing for a first episode, they've already created some great characters. Effects were good too.

If anything I'd like to see the humour go more subversive...

...but I kind of expect they're already planning that, they have a racist robot ffs :3

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I chuckled a few times, but I'm not interested in seeing more. The Husband is going to give it another go though.

I will say I love Seth MacFarland's voice! His acting is good and he's easy on the eyes.

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Hmmm, I wasn't blown away by it at all, but I'll keep watching.  I've never thought Seth MacFarlane was much of an actor, and I don't think he's great in this at all.  Plus alot of the "jokes" fell flat with me, I'm not sure I laughed out loud once.  I'll give it a few more eps and hopefully it'll improve for me.

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Loved it, was hooked right away. It's my kind of show when they don't take themselves to seriously but it's more than just a parody with enough budget and effort to make it not cheap.

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Nope not for me.  I just barely managed the first episode, and stopped episode 2 after 5 minutes.  Really bad, not funny at all.

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I thought the second episode was better than the first, but still not good enough. Going to give it a couple more tries.

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It is moderately funny but that is not why i watch it. I do not watch it for the acting either. I watch it mainly because i like how it looks and how it makes me feel. It is happy, shiny, colorful, silly, fanciful television. What tv (and movies) should be according to me. Not dark, dreary and serious. I need tv that just makes me feel good. This does that, atleast so far. Also it is clearly scifi, and looks and feel more like classic Star Trek than the new upcoming Star Trek does.

15 (edited by MeDumbDuck 2017-09-22 05:11:10)

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After two episodes it's still a better star trek than Star Trek...

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So far I find the comedy is less in the writing and more in the scenarios they are in and the interactions they have with each other...the actors have great facial reactions.

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Wow this show is NOT getting better at all, I am not sure I can continue, it just isn't funny at all! You can almost hear the crickets in the background when it's meant to be funny.

Very painful to watch, I will give it one more then ciao baby!

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garrycas wrote:

Wow this show is NOT getting better at all, I am not sure I can continue, it just isn't funny at all! You can almost hear the crickets in the background when it's meant to be funny.

Very painful to watch, I will give it one more then ciao baby!

It's the writing, the jokes themselves aren't funny, but imo the main actors are doing a great job with their delivery. They just need funnier lines.

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I don't know what you want from your SciFi but for me The Orville is filling the gap that TNG and SG1 has left.

I want to just watch and be entertained, I don't need a show that requires me to think who'd dun it or anything else. That is why my favorite shows are the likes of TBBT, South Park, Family Guy and now The Orville.

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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Daemonius wrote:

I don't know what you want from your SciFi but for me The Orville is filling the gap that TNG and SG1 has left.

I want to just watch and be entertained, I don't need a show that requires me to think who'd dun it or anything else. That is why my favorite shows are the likes of TBBT, South Park, Family Guy and now The Orville.

I completely agree, was talking to a mate of mine today over this show - he agrees with me, this is a FUN show

It may seem like sacralige to STOS but this is the most enjoyable homage to STOS since Galaxy Quest

Mild humour - I don't want laugh a minute - with some really superb set-ups are great

The way S01E02 ended was really funny - god, I thought I'd missed a bit of it until I saw the ending

Can't wait for the next one

Yeah, we have Discovery this w/e (hence switching the day I guess)

They're completely diffo shows that attract the same audience but appear to upset idiots who believe ST has to be canon (Galaxy Quest was well recieved by the cast of TNG - read the Wiki on it)

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it feels nostalgic to me. music and opening shots are spot on for star trek.

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I much preferred episode 2 to the pilot.  I'd actually prefer it though if they didn't try to make it funny, as I think it fails miserably, I haven't laughed at it once.

If I keep watching I'll just have to try and convince myself that it's not trying to be a comedy...

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Yeah, but there was a setup for the joke all the way thru S01E02

Made me smile like crazy!

The idea that reality TV... Superb.

There were some interesting character developments in there as well.

I DO agree that the chatter jokes are not worth it - they don't work very well

My bud pointed out his fave is the family dynamic (ex-wife forced to work with even tho she got him the job)

In general this is homage to classic ST with a few (crappy) jokes thrown in.

I look forwards to tomorrow's

This is working well, hope it gets a new season (panned by critics, loved by others)

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After three episodes. It's way better star trek than Star Trek.

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MeDumbDuck wrote:

After three episodes. It's way better star trek than Star Trek.

I agree. That was actually pretty good. I can't believe it's the same show with the same writers.