News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. Monkey Klaus

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    She is a alien so they could also just say they can change shapes it they get a bee sting or something. It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Somehow I feel they will need to work in a Robin Curtis joke.

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  2. Sophie74656

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    Is it possible that was her stunt double?
     
  3. Farscape One

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    It's very possible they might write her new look in as part of the show, like a form of late puberty for her species or somerhing, but she will eventually revert back to her old look. Maybe even a parallel universe version of her, and stuck with her until later in the season, she returns.
     
  4. The Santalorian

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    Nah, she's a known actress named Jessica Szohr. In fact, now that I've checked her IMDb, it says her character's name will be Talla, and she'll be around for at least the whole season (14 eps), so the Allara's sister theory might be closer to the truth, given the similar naming conventions and appearance.

    https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1221906/
     
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    I just hope they don't do a Coy and Vance "Dukes of Hazzard" thing were they barely acknowledge their is a difference and they basically pretend it's the same character.

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    Granted, I've never seen it but does that have anything to do with Trek other than what Roddenberry was using for marketing? It seems like it would be much more suited to describing Battlestar Galactica.

    Hell, even Have Gun Will Travel that Roddenberry wrote for would seem a better analogy.
     
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  7. Ar-Pharazon

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    I've just always heard Star Trek referred to as "Wagon Train To The Stars". I've never seen WT, so I can't say how much was lifted from that concept.
     
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    Which is weird see as the original pitch spends more time referencing Gun Smoke.
     
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  9. jaime

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    Westerns were popular.

    Probably why the pitch for DSC was Harry Potter in the Stars..... ;)
     
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  10. Matthew Raymond

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    Wagon Train has a surprising number of hostile alien planets in it. ;)
     
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  11. King Bob!

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    Don't ask me why I thought we were talking about Johnson-Jerald? Brain cramp. :lol:
     
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  12. Serveaux

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    Yes, Wagon Train had a lot to do with what Star Trek was in the beginning.

    Star Trek was patterned as much on television westerns of the time as on anything else - certainly more so than, say, dramas set at sea. Westerns were a dominant format on American television in the 1950s and through at least the first half of the 1960s.

    Wagon Train was about a large group of people on a long journey through a largely unexplored and dangerous area. They often had little contact with people outside the traveling group; they very rarely had any contact with the homes they'd left behind. Stories on a given week would involve one or more of the folks who managed the expedition, but center on a guest starring character.

    Sometimes the parallels with westerns in early Trek were really on the nose: "Mudd's Women" is a mail-order bride story with a little fantasy twist. Harry Mudd himself is a western fiction stereotype - you can almost see him out there in his little painted wagon selling "Doc Mudd's Elixir" to the "Indians."
     
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  13. The Wormhole

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    Introducing a new Xeleyan character seems an odd move. Season 1 made such a big deal out of the fact there aren't many Xeleyans serving in the Fleet since they don't approve of military life. And now, Orville loses their Xeleyan security officer, and she is replaced by another Xeleyan?

    And if she is Alara's sister, that just makes it even funnier her parents have such a dim view on Alara joining the military and hanging out with the hillbillies of the galaxy, yet their other daughter apparently goes and does the same thing.
     
  14. King Bob!

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    Probably what they are going for.
     
  15. Sophie74656

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    Maybe it was someone who was trying to emulate Alara?
     
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    Perhaps Alara was starting to be looked at in her culture as a trend setter or underground hero, trying to break free of their old ways, going out and exploring with their other galactic neighbors regardless of their perceived social status. There may be more like her than anyone realizes.
     
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  17. The Santalorian

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    Bear in mind this is all just me throwing out wild speculation based on the location pics and the new actress filling Halston Sage's shoes. She might be completely unrelated to Allara.
     
  18. JD

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    Are we sure she's another Xelayan? I couldn't really tell just from the pictures.
     
  19. The Santalorian

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    No, but it's a logical assumption. Can't see her forehead clearly enough to tell if she's wearing the prosthesis, but she does share Allara's jet black hair and a similar naming scheme: Talla. Plus she's wearing the same red (possibly security) uniform as Allara, so they seem to have gone out of their way to make her remind you of Allara.
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    The absolute most important question is, will she or won't she have eyebrows?