News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. Serveaux

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    I liked the episode, but the emotional engagement still doesn't go beyond a little melodrama. For all that I love the show, i doubt their ability within the format to tell a personal story with any depth or pathos.

    And no, the story about the female child didn't approach it - that was pure TNG, emotionally distanced.
     
  2. Jayson1

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    You don't have to get people to think about issues though just through character development. You can do through humor and also by simply exploring idea's. I think their episode about social media had lots to say and was very relevant to the modern world. I'm still waiting to find out why Issac's robot people are suppose to be really racists. I would like to see how humanity evolved but is still basically very much like us, today as well. Showing how WE can be better might even be more important than TNG where human nature seems to almost have changed to some degree.

    Jason
     
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  3. thribs

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    I just want to know if Star Trek is a thing in their universe.
     
  4. BillJ

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    Wasn't "Spock's Brain" supposed to be more of a light-hearted episode when Gene Coon originally pitched it?
     
  5. Serveaux

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    Supposedly, yeah.
     
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  6. CorporalCaptain

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    Cuz brain-ectomies are so funny!
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    Seinfeld is a thing in their universe, and Seinfeld did an entire episode centred around TWOK.
    http://seinfeld.wikia.com/wiki/The_Foundation
     
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  8. The Realist

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    The version I heard years ago was that Freiberger nixed Coon's original version, on the premise that "Star Trek isn't a comedy." Not sure if apocryphal, though it's true there were no (purposely) comedic episodes in the third season, following several in the second.
     
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  9. Ar-Pharazon

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    Look at the laughs they got out of a severed leg prank.
     
  10. CorporalCaptain

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    That was incredibly funny, but part of what made it funny was that it was being done by a robot having trouble understanding the difficult concept of humor. Also, it wasn't the premise of the whole episode, it was just a subplot.
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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    The Beastie Boys are a thing in Star Trek, and their song "Intergalactic" includes the line "Like a pinch on the neck from Mr. Spock".
     
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  12. Serveaux

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    Well, the attempt to portray the idea as dramatic was an unintentionally funny failure. The idea as presented is essentially absurd, so comedy is the only real option.
     
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  14. The Wormhole

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    It's a neat concept. Isaac's placement kind of makes him seem more important than he really is, though I guess that problem would exist no matter who they stuck there.
     
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    In fairness, Steve Martin succeeded with brain-ectomies in The Man with Two Brains, but that's Steve Martin.
     
  16. Matthew Raymond

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    They are if you're Count Olaf performing one on a Baudelaire orphan. ;)
    So we just need for The Orville to reference the 2009 movie and we'll have Star Trek Inception!
     
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    I am losing track of the Fox buyout and who owns what...but wouldn't this be back by DISNEY demand ;) ?

    And Alara is still featured....
     
  18. cylkoth

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    Well, Disney buys the universe in 2024....
     
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  19. The Wormhole

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    Although, on a related note none of the new characters being added in the second season were included.
     
  20. Serveaux

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    A trailer any minute now...