Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Serveaux, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Satellite of Love
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  2. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 8, 2000
    Terre Haute, IN. USA
    TV sensibilities have changed a lot since TNG first aired so The Orville can probably get away with stuff that TNG writers never would have dared to try. Having said that, this ep is an example of that. TNG dealt with the issue of holodeck addiction in a humorous way whereas "Primal Urges" flat out deals with porn addiction and shows us half naked male Moclans touching and licking!
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  3. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 30, 2018
    Second this. Every time I recalled "Hollow Pursuits" I always thought it was a comedy episode, with Holo-Worf, Riker, and Picard as the Merry Men, Holo-Troi yelling "I am the Goddess of EMPATHY!!" and so forth. Never really thought about the episode's underlying message.

    With "Primal Urges" there was no need for the writers to cover up the main point, as they're able to screen it in a loud and clear manner....
  4. Cyrus

    Cyrus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Good call!
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  5. PhotoBoy

    PhotoBoy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
    Travelling with the Space Tardigrade
    I'm very late getting around to watch this episode but I really enjoyed it! I do wonder if they re-filmed the Topa scenes just so it was in continuity with the rest of the episodes?

    The only thing that bugged me was they said they could only take 30 people on the shuttle yet when we saw the shuttle there was lots of spare room visible on board. While it could have been a mass restriction, I'm not sure how they could have estimated they could only take exactly 30 people. You'd think kids would count as roughly half a full person for starters.
  6. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    This was a fun episode. Basically "Hollow Pursuits" put through a Seth McFarlane filter and swapping Barlcay for Worf.

    Loved the Tardigrade costume. Between that and definitely-not-a-Krill-infiltrator Tyler, they're poking fun at their internet "rival"

    Captain Mercer came off as competent here, a big step up from last week where he was pathetic, whiny and lovesick.

    I'm curious about the Orville's crew. In this episode Mercer says he has a crew of 300, but how many are civilians or kids?
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