THE ORVILLE: S1, E7: "MAJORITY RULE"

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Serveaux, Oct 20, 2017.

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  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    "When two Union anthropologists go missing on a planet similar to 21st century Earth, Ed sends a team led by Kelly to find them, but the mission quickly goes awry when they realize the society's government is completely based on a public voting system to determine punishment."

     
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  2. tharpdevenport

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    I fear a banana next week.
     
  3. BillJ

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    Can't wait!
     
  4. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Sounds like a cool episode. Very TOS like. i have to say that The Orville is my favorite new show this season.
     
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  5. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    Yeah, this one looks like it's going to be great.
     
  6. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    A completely alien civilization that by sheer coincidence almost exactly mimics a specific era in Earth's history (especially the era that the audience is living in) is one of the most ridiculous ideas ever conceived. It's also a classic. I'm glad Orville is paying homage to it and I hope they save a fortune on this episode's budget. :rommie:
     
  7. JD

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    I have to admit, usually I'd role my eyes at a show using such an old trope, but so far The Orville has done a great job with similar stuff, so I look forward to seeing how they handle this one.
     
  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Honestly, Orville could probably take the most worn out Trek clichés, holodeck malfunction, Enemy Mine style officer and an alien stranded on a planet, a Naked Time redux and make it fresh and entertaining.
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Simply by having Gordon draw a penis on it.
     
  10. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    I keep hoping they show that side of him on the show, mostly because I'm curious how they'll show someone drawing a penis on network TV.
     
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  11. ATimson

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    On CBS, they keep letting Colbert draw about half of it before they start blurring it out.
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Majoritarianism is an interesting thing to cover, and the distinction between that and representative democracy. I hope they cover it in a way that focuses on the real problems of demagoguery rather than making it pat and simplistic.
     
  13. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    Maybe they'll simply blur it out and for people who watch it at FOX or buy it, they can watch the un-blurred version.

    A stark difference to, say, "South Park" over on cable, which has penises drawn on Kyle's face. And other penis showings.
     
  14. Serveaux

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  15. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    The truth is, I'm in much worse shape.
     
  16. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    What would Shatner say?
     
  17. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    Wonder if Fox would pay The Shat's price to do an episode of this show?

    They just might. :lol:
     
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  18. JasonJ

    JasonJ Commander Red Shirt

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    Undoubtedly, it's absence has been noticed greatly by my entire family...
     
  19. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    You never know!
     
  20. JD

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    With the kind of stuff Shat's done in the past, I wouldn't put it past him. Given their history, I'm thinking Patrick Stewart would be a lot more likely.