News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. Matthew Raymond

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    I like The Orville, but I kinda feel like The Expanse should have gotten the Saturn Award for best science fiction series. They both deserved to be nominated, though.
     
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  2. 137th Gebirg

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    I wonder if Expanse’s initial cancellation influenced the award decision which was finalized before it was picked up again by Amazon maybe?
     
  3. Matthew Raymond

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    I would think unexpected cancellation would work in favor of The Expanse, not against it. Then again, the sci-fi in The Orville is a bit more high concept, I think, which might have helped them win.
     
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  4. LJones41

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    Don't get me wrong. I liked "The Orville". But the best Sci-Fi TV series? I just can't see it.
     
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  5. Matthew Raymond

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    Well, I can see why it was nominated. They had some really good concepts, even if their execution occasionally missed the mark.
     
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  6. Trekker4747

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    Agreed. There were some good, fun, concepts here. The execution was a bit sloppy, but it still tried instead of doing what every other Sci-Fi series is doing.

    Darkness. War. Angst.
     
  7. thribs

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    I wish they would make the Orville model already. I need that in my collection
     
  8. Richard Baker

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    There are some inaccurate ones available on Shapeways, I too am waiting for a good Orville for my shelf
     
  9. Kerock

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    I thought Orville would be a dud.....but the stories (although plagiarized) were pretty good and I actually enjoyed it. And I laughed my ass off when the practical joke involved amputating the leg. I am rooting for a second season. If we can't make fun of what we love............
     
  10. thribs

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    It was the first season. They were just finding its footing. Once it finds its voice I’m sure it’ll get better. Shame Alara has left though. She was hot. :)
     
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    Why do you say she left?
    That was a rumor a few months ago, and she's listed in the IMDB entry for 2.1 and 2.2
    (2.1 was a left over from Season 1)
     
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    If it weren't for "Hollywood plagiarism" there would be no Star Trek at all.
     
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  13. Matthew Raymond

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    I have no idea what you're talking about. Star Trek is a complete original! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go rewatch Forbidden Planet and Robinson Crusoe on Mars.
     
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    Don't forget to watch some Wagon Train.
     
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    And mix in some of The Twilight Zone!
     
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    There is lots of evidence to say she has (at least for season 2) with her currently filming a Netflix movie while episode 8 is being filmed.
     
  17. King Bob!

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    I can't find anything that says Johnson has left the show.
     
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    Good!
     
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    Seems to just be a rumor going around.
     
  20. The Santalorian

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    Probably because Penny Johnson is the doctor, Claire. Halston Sage is Allara.

    http://www.egotasticfuntime.com/new...e-orville-jessica-szohr-replaces-halston-sage

    Egotastic, which is a gossip rag, so heavy grain of salt, but it actually has pictures this time, shows another actress who looks very similar to Halston Sage filling in for her and wearing the same uniform with the same hair color.

    They speculate that that means Sage is being permanently replaced as the security chief because she's off filming her Netflix movie, but I think they might just be bringing in a lookalike to fill in for her while she's gone, and then she'll eventually come back to the role, since no announcement about her leaving the show has been made, and she's dating MacFarlane, so I'm sure he'd keep her job secure while she's gone.

    So I think the new actress is just going to play Allara and no one in-universe will say anything about it, or alternatively, they can go the Becky from Roseanne route and joke about how there's something different about her, but they can't quite place it. Or she might be playing Allara's sister or something, but she's too close in appearance to be playing someone completely unrelated to Allara, I think.

    On another note, that's the Oviatt Library at Cal State Northridge they're filming at, previously seen as part of Starfleet Academy in ST09.
     
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