THE ORVILLE S2, E3: "HOME"

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  1. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

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    Exactly my thought process as well. Someone needs to keep Billingsley out of my nightmares. :lol:

    YES. I loved that scene. Then again, I fucking love unicorns*.


    (*Adjective placement is important here)

    I don't think you understand the gravity of the situation*.




    *This is an AWFUL pun, but I stand by it.
     
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  2. Romulan_spy

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    It was a hot girl riding a unicorn. What's not to love?

    Good one! Yeah, it's a shame I would be instantly turned into a human pancake if I tried to ride with her on that planet.
     
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  3. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

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    This is 100% correct.

    I think somewhere, deep inside, we'd be willing to risk it. Why? Because we're idiots, but we're idiots in love, so whadayagonadoo? :lol:
     
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  4. JD

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    That was exactly what they did for her at the end, they found a way to set up an area of stronger gravity in the simulator, but she decided to go back to Xelaya to be with her family instead.
    An article I read the other day also said that it does have good on demand/streaming numbers.
    It's Xelaya and Xelayan.

    I'm almost starting to feel like we've gotten a bit of false advertising so far. All Seth talked about in the promotional interviews was how much bigger the episodes were going to be, and how there was going be a ton of action this season, but these first three episode have all been fairly small scale, with very little action. I've been enjoying them, but they definitely don't feel like what he was talking about there. Maybe they just saved the budget on these early episodes so they'd have more for bigger episodes later. Next week's definitely looks like a bigger action heavy episode.
    I loved this one, some nice character work for Alara building to a nice farewell, and a nice bit of action with her and her family being held captive. The whole cast really did a great job here, it was especially fun seeing Robert Picardo and John Billingsley. The scene with the sauce was done perfectly, it seemed nice enough at first, but the menace built up until Cambis force Ildis to put his hand in the sauce.
    I like animals, and sci-fi creatures so I liked the scenes with the Xelayan horse creature. both Solana petting the one on the beach, and Alara's fantasy.
    I was a bit surprised they had Alara go back to the ship, and then go back home again, but I guess they must have wanted to give everybody else a chance to say goodbye.
    I loved the jar of pickles at the end.
     
  5. Romulan_spy

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    It's only been 3 episodes so far and one of them was a holdover from last season. So really, it's only been 2 episodes so far. The season is far from over. It is far too early to say if the advertising was misleading.
     
  6. tharpdevenport

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa, you know how TrekBBS is now -- don't open a jar a pickles.

    ;-)
     
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  7. JD

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    Oh, I forgot about the fact that one was a holdover from last season, and I know the season is far from over, that's why I was saying that maybe they just saved money on these episodes to have more for bigger ones later in the season. It's just that the way Seth McFarlane was talking I was expecting all of the episodes to big and epic.
    On a side, I was wonder what Halston Sage was riding on the beach? A horse or a green screen covered fake creature? I was looking around on her twitter feed, and she did have a link to a picture from the filming of that scene, but you couldn't tell what she was riding.
     
  8. LJones41

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    This feels like one of those episodes in which a non-Human character has to choose between his/her homeworld (or culture) and the Federation/Planetary Union.
     
  9. KennyB

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    Could be saving money for a hellua arc coming up.......as @JD said.........we've only really seen 2 new episodes.
     
  10. Serveaux

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    I think that level of tacky requires Gordon to be fantasizing.

    Speaking of Grimes, here's what he told Collider about what's ahead this season:

    He also mentions, in passing, "the dark Star Trek kind of world." TImes have certainly changed...
     
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  11. Jayson1

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    What's wrong with riding unicorns? As long as they don't stab you with their horn or bite your nipple off then there is nothing wrong with doing this.


    Jason
     
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  12. WarpFactorZ

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    Maybe she (Halston Sage) thought of it? From her IMDB bio:

     
  13. thribs

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    Being crushed by gravity wouldn’t be my pick as a way to go.
    Melora would have no chance there. :)
     
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  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Making anti-vaxxers the bad guy. This is more and more like Bermantrek. :)
     
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  15. Serveaux

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    More and more like TOS.

    Really, more and more like Seth's Twitter feed. :lol:
     
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  16. JirinPanthosa

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    I like the episode (Just finished it now) but like I said in a previous post, would have been nice if they did more visually with the high gravity planet. Like having Picardo raise his arms like he's floating when he enters the low gravity field. Or designing the plants and background around high concept super-gravity.

    And they need to get more Star Trek doctors to play Soleans!!
     
  17. bigglesworth

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    This episode was easily the best of S2. I agree the Xelayan landscape and various structures didn't scream high gravity, but it was beautifully rendered. Picardo and Billingsley were both wonderful. Halston Sage did a great job as well.

    I had been wondering all through S1 if they would address muscle and bone atrophy in, what for Alara was, a low gravity environment.

    Regarding nitpicks, there's a few but they're minor.
    • I think that Alara's reacclimation to Xelaya's gravity was a bit contrived. She was hoverchair bound during most of the time on her planet, then when the plot required it, she's on her feet kicking @## and taking names.
    • As pointed out above, Ildis didn't seem to behave as though he was in a low G environment during his brief time in the shuttle.
    • The Orville has artificial gravity. It never occurred to anyone to try and crank up the gravity in a certain part of the ship? I guess this could be explained away by artificial gravity being an all or nothing technology, in that you dial it in for 1G or 2G or whatever you want, but it affects the entire ship.
    I've been enjoying the last three character based episodes, but I'm ready for an action based episode at this point.
     
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  18. tomalak301

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    There was something in this episode I loved probably more then any other episode, and that was the music. When everyone is talking about the Xelayan landscape, I thought it was gorgeous because the music elevated it for me, as it did with the final goodbye. Whoever scored this episode did a masterful job.
     
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  19. Serveaux

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    Actually, I loved Gordon's cringingly neurotic emotional reaction to his awe of the place: "It makes me realize...I'm trash. My family is trash." :lol:

    Well, Alara doesn't behave noticeably differently from other people until she's called upon to.
     
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  20. JD

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    Did she come directly from Xelaya to the Orville? I had just assumed that she had been on Earth and other ships enough that she was used to our lower gravity.
    I wasn't really that bothered the fact that that they didn't design the Xelayan city and landscape to look like a high gravity planet since I absolutely loved the art design.
     
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