Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by tomalak301, Jun 2, 2022.
Quantum toilet seats.
Finally got around to watching last week's episode along with this week's episode.
I get "Shadow Realms" was a spoof on horror tropes but the episode leaned way too heavily on people acting stupidly just to allow the horror show happen in the first place. That alone took me completely out of the episode and, as a result, I didn't care about any of the themes of the episode, particularly regards to the Claire/Paul relationship (except just how toxic Paul was). That said, I was greatly amused by how much Braga stole from himself in regards to TNG's "Genesis."
"Morality Paradox" was a vast improvement. I always enjoy an adventure that forces our characters to question their reality and I'll admit I should've guessed they were still trapped in the simulation after they thought they escaped. Nice callback to a previous episode, even if I couldn't quite recall the particular episode (from the first season, right?). The only thing I didn't like about this episode was Burke's continuous and obnoxious insubordination regarding Isaac. The fact the second time around was actually pulled from the away team's minds demonstrates that they see that of her...and have apparently accepted it. Ugh.
Is the Orville starting to suck?
Last episode, my only real disappointment was that Talla's heroic water rescue wasn't her, and wasn't exactly heroic.
Absolutely but SciFi rarely observes realism if it gets into the way of storytelling and in this case visual design.
Now that they have a Starfighter i wonder what would happen in a fight when the Orville is maneuvering hard and fast and the Fighter needs to leave the Shuttlebay quick - there's a good chance it would get smashed by the quantum engines.
Should have put the Bay on the side, maybe even with an entrance on each side going through the entire width of the Orville ( would give them more options to launch everything quickly if need be).
Three episodes in and I'm not feeling it anymore. By dialing back the humour to almost nothing the series has finished it's transition into the TNG clone it always wanted to be. But the 1980s are long gone and if I want to relive them I'll go back to the real thing.
Also, stupid question; why do the episodes have fade outs/ins to commercial breaks when there aren't any?
I could just watch TOS, but I still love Star Trek Continues.
I could just go back to tng, but I still love the Orville.
Maybe they think they could sell in to network tv in other countries in the future. Like Discovery in the UK which is shown on E4. A channel over here
I enjoyed the last one, even if it was pretty obvious what was going on with the team on the planet the moment they ended up in the high school. I thought the scenarios they went through were pretty interesting and fun. At first I thought they actually did make it up to the ship the first time, but then I saw how much time was up and knew that something was up.
I liked the reveal of who was behind it all, it was a nice follow up to the Kelly religion episode.
Looks like we're visiting the Kree homeworld next week.
Definitely should be interesting, and will hopefully lean a little more into something uniquely The Orville with the Kreel.
Probably because that's what the writers are use to. Like in TNG.
Doesn't Hulu have an ad supported tier?
Yeah, that's what I have and I do get commercials during this.
Hulu has an ad supported tier for $6.99/month.
Do you get the same commercials constantly? It’s the reason I pay for the no-ad tier. It was driving me nuts.
That and it kept breaking the stream up causing the picture quality to decrease at each interval
It’s a shame that The Orville’s comedy is pretty much gone now while Strange New World mixes drama with some comedic moments. Watching this after SNW just makes this show look like a pale in comparison to the first two seasons. It doesn’t help that the episodes are longer with really not adding much other than filler.
This week’s episode visits Krill and basically comments of the rise of right wing fascism. It was ok. The only real surprise was Ed finding out that
has a daughter with Telaya
. Otherwise it was pretty much paint by the numbers. I’m just not feeling this season at all. It’s just not as good as any of the Paramount+ Star Trek shows.
We lost one landing party. Let’s just send another one without the investigating much. What could happen? Solid command decisions.
Are you not a big fan of the Krill?
I thought the episode was pretty good. I always enjoy space political thriller episodes in scifi. This ep reminded me a bit of Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country. Both dealt with a peace treaty with a party trying to sabotage it. Both deal with the idea of peace between former enemies. And both dealt with the captain being taken prisoner. It was also nice to see the Krill homeworld and get more world-building there. The production value of the episode was very good.
This episode had several major themes. It dealt with the rise of right wing populism. it also had a scene about fake news in elections. The episode even threw in a scene about abortion. Seth MacFarlane has certainly never been afraid of hot button topics.
The episode also had some great action scenes. The space battles remind me more of Star Wars than Star Trek with all the ships blasting each other and fighters zipping in and out. The rescue with the shuttle zipping through the skyscrappers felt very Star Wars prequel to me. Not a criticism, just an observation. The Union is a lot like the Federation. The stories can feel very Star Trek. The Orville is an interesting blend of Star Trek and Star Wars.
I also thought it was interesting that the Union dispatched an armada so quickly to mount a rescue. Granted the Union President was taken hostage but I wonder what the Federation would have done if the Federation President was taken prisoner on Romulus. Would the Federation Council immediately approve a rescue operation and send dozens of Starfleet ships to attack Romulus and rescue the President?
It was also interesting to me that this two parter did not end on the typical cliffhanger. Most two parters would have probably ended with the Union fleet about to attack and leave us in suspense about what will happen next. But this episode resolved all of that nicely. The rescue was successful. The ships leave. We are just left to see what will happen next with the overall story, in particular what will happen to Aneya.
Two parter? Pretty sure this is just a single episode. Indeed, according to the list of episode titles posted earlier in this thread (which has so far turned out to be accurate, next week's episode
Spoiler: Next Week
is titled A Tale of Two Topas, which heavily implies that one will be centered around Bortus's family.
Spoiler: The Week After
We are getting what appears to be a Krill centered two parter starting the week after based on the title The Word of Avis.
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