Well, I finally decided to give The Orville a whirl a couple weeks ago, and I'm now one episode into S3 and loving it. At first, some of the humor was a little off-putting, but although it can be hit and miss, it sort of grows on you. It helps that as the series goes on, the hijinks seem to taper off. I have grown to really enjoy the humorous aspects of it, though. Love that the characters are all 'real people' who behave like real people, for the most part. Although the 'modern' music works fantastically in many episodes, I do think it unlikely that they don't know what a cellular telephone is but they listen to Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, and Journey. Lack of transporters- check! Thank you! This is turning into a really good show in its own right- not just a parody (or some might tribute) to TNG-era Trek. Production values in the third season are notably higher, and they've improved the uniforms in a way that you almost fail to notice how much better they are than the old ones. Love the overriding spirit of optimism- something very much absent from modern Trek other than a bit that shines through in SNW. Glad I gave this show a second chance. I hate to say it, but it blows any and every post-2005 Trek out of the water.