News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

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    Let's not run so quickly away from the fact that you didn't know a basic thing about TV production while you were holding forth on the subject.
     
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  2. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Greedo is Good, Till the Next Edit Moderator

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    So, you want a show that's more about exploring but never actually explores anything and just stays aboard ship the whole time? Makes total sense.

    I love how you just reversed your entire argument 180 degrees when it was shown you have no idea what you're talking about, as usual. It's almost like you just pick arbitrary reasons to be relentlessly negative about things you've prematurely decided to hate based on ignorance of the subject matter.

    You don't have the right mindset for 95% of television and movies.

    Ah yes, Firefly, a show that never explored the studio backlot, open field, or desert, which you've suddenly decided is a bad thing now.

    Fox is made up of an entirely different group of executives now from the Firefly days and has been somewhat more forgiving about cancelling shows, so continuing to blame them indefinitely for that is stupid.
     
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    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Everyone knows those were indoor sets! Even the cows were hand-crafted! :shifty:
     
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    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Sounds like it might be more than that.
     
  7. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Commander Red Shirt

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    Halston Sage, the actress who played Alara, is rumored to take a leave from the show as she's involved in another movie project. So she will only appear in the first two episodes of the new series.

    She will be replaced by a character played by Jessica Szohr -
    rumored to be named Talla Keyali
    . This character is also a Xelayan and will serve as 'The Orville's' security chief as well.
     
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  8. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Commander Red Shirt

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    Speaking of season 2 guest stars, this was reported a few weeks back.

    https://trekmovie.com/2018/07/27/ma...e-directed-by-star-trek-tngs-jonathan-frakes/

    There are a number of other veteran Trek cast members confirmed as guest stars next season as well, including Tim Russ (Tuvok from 'VOY') and John Billingsley (Dr Phlox from 'ENT'). In addition, Robert Picardo (the Doctor from 'VOY') will reprise his role as Alara's father, likely in S2's second episode, which is supposed to be her final S2 appearance.
     
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  9. mos6507

    mos6507 Commodore Commodore

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    Or more like Star Trek Being John Malkovich as far as the referential feedback loops are concerned.

     
  10. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Admiral Admiral

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    Orville is a light fun Trek homage that is perfectly decent and is also very derivative. It aims for the middle and hits every time.

    And the better Orville does, the more likely CBS is going to consider a straight ship adventure Trek, so I’m rooting heavily for it.
     
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    It may be somewhat derivative from TNG, but it apparently made enough of an impression for the Disco showrunners to inject more humor into their dialog, as evidenced by the recent previews with the sneezing Saurian. It's like someone in the writer's room told everyone else that it's okay to not take themselves so seriously all the bloody time.
     
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