The Orville. Anyone loving it?

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  1. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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    I'm sort of in love with this show. Near the end of season 2 and this is definitely one of those shows that I wish had been around a lot longer then it has. It's great.

    What's your favourite episodes?

    Home
    Nothing Left On Earth Excepting Fishes
    All The World Is Birthday Cake
    Lasting Impressions
    Identity - Liked it but it felt like something I've seen before.
    Firestorm
     
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I totally love the show. My favorite on TV. It does nostalgia right by having the look and feel and story structure of an older show but not running old canon or old characters through the mud. Like your choices as well "Nothing Left on Earth excepting Fishes really hit me the second time).

    Look out for season three in 2020
     
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  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    I like it. Refried TNG/Voyager with Family Guy-style characters and humour is fine by me.
     
  4. sttngfan1701d

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    It's the best surprise I had on TV this year. I started it on the recommendation of a friend (who hates Discovery, like I do). I had no expectations going in. I ended up loving it to bits. It's Trek, as far as I'm concerned. If Picard ends up being a misfire like Discovery (I realllllyyy hope it isn't, but I'm fearful it might be), I'm thankful that we at least have another season of The Orville to enjoy.
     
  5. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Totally agree. I think of it as Trek. and when I am doing a Trek watch of random episodes, Orville is in the mix
     
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  6. Takeru

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    Seth MacFarlane is a huge Star Trek nerd and got someone to pay him to do his own version, good for him, he's living the dream but that doesn't make it a great show, it's a fan film with a budget and like most fan films it's a bit too much in love with what came before. It's a new show but it feels dated because it copies so much from TNGs aesthetics and style, I watched the occasional episode and it's ok but it never feels like it's going somewhere TNG didn't go 30 years ago. A lot of that is by design but it doesn't appeal to me, if I wamt to watch TNG I'll just rewatch TNG.
     
  7. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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    It's definitely an odd one. I showed my mum TNG and other Star Trek and she doesn't really like that but for reasons I can't explain she loves The Orville.
     
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  8. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    That's pretty cynical take. If he wasn't a fan and was just exploiting the premise for comedy I agree. But he cares.. there is enough of his own ideas in there.. but it is also quite in keeping with the old stuff.. I considering it like watching "new reruns"
     
  9. Kirk Prime

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    The interesting part about the show is that I feel the humor is the worst part. The sci-fi is terrific. I'm enjoying it.
     
  10. tomswift2002

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    I’m waiting for Season 2 to hit DVD. I like that it’s shot really bright like TNG/DS9/VOY were, since on other newer shows, a lot of time they’ll have the dark sections be too dark because they are trying to make it feel “real”, and a lot of times I’ll miss or not get what’s going on in the scene because I can’t make out what’s happening outside the light, even when I’m watching on Blu-Ray. I know in the past they used shadows and dark areas in a theatrical way (like keeping Sela’s face in shadow in TNG’s “The Mind’s Eye”), but when there’s nothing on the screen, why should I stay around.
     
  11. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    it's on DVD (but I own it on my vudu.. blu ray quality) https://www.amazon.com/The-Orville-...ywords=orville+season+2&qid=1577113769&sr=8-1
     
  12. Reyman

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    It has a good rewatchability factor.

    It will definitely be a show in my rotation for when I'm old and lonely with only the TV to keep me company.
     
  13. JD

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    I really enjoy it, but there are times I wish it would move away from mimicking Trek as closely as it does.
     
  14. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I enjopy that is is mimicking Trek closely.. helps validate how much I like those 90s episodes.. plus there is plenty of other content out there if I wanted something different.. but I WANT something like the old Trek I grew up on.
     
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  15. Owain Taggart

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    I find it's Sci-Fi at its most imaginative. I haven't had this much fun with a sci-fi series in quite some time. It's funny and it's able to be thought-provoking at the same time. There aren't really all that many with these qualties anymore.
     
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    This and Mad Idolatry are my faves. I'm for anything Kelly-centric.
     
  17. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    it's amazing how well that Billy Joel song worked in "Fishes".
     
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  18. Alan Roi

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    It's in my top ten of ongoing Space Shows I've watched over the past year after The Expanse, Disco, For All Mankind, Lost in Space, Another Life, Missions, Pandora and The Mandalorian. However, I expect Picard and Avenue Five to push it down to #11.
     
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  19. Turtletrekker

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    I've liked it a lot more since they toned down the humor a bit. The scene they opened with, the blue guy forehead ejaculating all over the room, is still my least favorite joke of the entire series and it colored my opinion of the show until I decided to give it a second chance.

    Since then I've grown to appreciate the characters and the World building. I still consider it Star Trek light and I'm glad that the Star Trek franchise proper isn't just trying to reclaim past glories by telling the same type of stories that they did in the past like the Orville is doing now.
     
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  20. Gary Mitchell

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    I had heard about The Orville but I hadn't watched it until @TribbleFeeder started a thread about The Orville vs, Discovery. It sounded interesting so I gave it a try. I am about half way through the second season and I'm liking it way more than Discovery. I've been trying to space the episodes out until the third season starts.