THE ORVILLE Season Three...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Serveaux, May 11, 2019.

  1. JD

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    Just because a VFX company isn't doing the effects any more doesn't mean the show won't continue, all it means is they aren't using that company any more. They could just be changing companies.
    The plan when Disney first bought Fox was for Hulu to continue as the streaming service where they put all of their stuff that isn't family friendly. Disney has had other companies that they used for stuff that didn't fit the family friendly image they kept up, and now that they own Fox they have even more of that kind of stuff, so it makes sense they're going to want a place to put it. They're not about the put things like Deadpool, or the Alien and Predator movies on D+.
    I've seen actors with regular roles on one show, pop up in another, so depending on what kind of role it, there's always a chance she could be doing both, or they could be getting rid of her character. Shows often go through a bit of a revamp when they change homes, so I would be surprised if we see some cast changes, or a change in VFX studios.
     
  2. Alan Roi

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    Disney has killed a whole lot of things on Hulu, not to mention a whole lot of things they were planning to put on Hulu. Who knows what their plan is at this point. My guess is they ultimately sell off or bury or edit anything that isn't on brand.
     
  3. JD

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    A lot of companies will clean house after they buy another one, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will only be doing the family friendly Disney brand stuff. Hulu is the perfect place for them to do stuff with franchises like Alien, Predator, and Planet of the Apes.
     
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  4. Alan Roi

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    Based on Disney history, any IP they can't mold into the Disney brand of kid friendly entertainment will be sold off like Miramax was, buried or left to rot. Its what they do.
     
  5. JD

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    They just bought Fox, I can't see them letting all of their non family friendly franchises, like Alien, Predator, and Planet of the Apes die, and I really can't see them releasing them under the Disney banner.
     
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  6. Alan Roi

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    Even before buying Fox, Disney had a whole library of stuff that they let rot because it was either not on brand or wasn't profitable enough. Planet of the Apes they could probably turn into Marvel Style/Star Wars style stuff for ten year olds. Otherwise, unless your looking at a franchise that make billions, its buried, because Disney only releases a tiny amount of content a year in order to make maximum profit by keeping their audience on a starvation diet.

    Alien and Predator, if they don't sell them off, will likely go in the same cupboard they put stuff like Dragonslayer and The Black Hole, never to be seen again. Too scary for the kids. Not profitable enough for the shareholders.
     
  7. Serveaux

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  8. Marc

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    And you'd think that streaming platforms would be the ideal place for them because the cost to put them up would be miscule compared to the cost for a home media release (or re-release).

    Or make them available cheaply to other outlets/streaming services but then I guess that might mean that a) some-one else makes a bit of of money and b) it's money the mouse isn't making.
     
  9. Masiral

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    The Black Hole is literally on Disney+ right now. They're not burying stuff anymore. The Vault is open. Disney did not spend billions and billions of dollars to buy 20th Century Fox just to sell most of it off.
     
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    Given the box office performance and credit reception of the most recent Predator and Alien IP continuation attempts; and the fact that Disney now has both the Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe doing quite well; I don't think they're in a hurry to do anything with either the Predator or Alien IPs.

    They'll just hold on to them, and when they feel the time is right or they're presented with a good pitch by some creative type; they'll do another Predator or Alien film.
     
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  11. JD

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    I know those weren't the best example, but they were the only definitely adult Fox IP I could think of.
     
  12. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Commodore

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    Exactly.

    Keep in mind, Disney doesn't really like to release more than maybe a dozen films a year in order to maximize profits. Between the MCU, Disney Animation, Pixar and Star Wars/Avatar, live-action remakes of Disney Animation and their sequels, there's not much room for any alternative or off-brand IP for a long, long time after the current run of completed former Fox completed movies have been gone through.
     
  13. FederationHistorian

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    If she comes back, what will she be doing? Will she have a completely new interest, like bartending or karaoke or counselling or science? Or is just a resident on the ship, absent of responsibilities? Or would she get her old job back and Talla does something else on the Orville?

    But yeah, I miss Alara too. I do look forward to the day Alara and Talla meet, solely to see how that dynamic plays out.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Talla doesn’t do it for me. But they could find many things for super strong women to do.
     
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    Like opening jars of pickles...
     
  16. JD

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    As long as she's a regular on Prodigal Son, the most we could probably get from Halston Sage is the occasional limited appearance, depending on how much overlap there is in their filming.
     
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    We're getting a second comic book miniseries, Season 2.5. It's going to be set between Seasons 2 and 3, and like the first one will be four issues long with two two issue stories.
    Here's the description Io9 has for the first episode:
    When seemingly hostile Krill ships cross into Union space, the Orville intercepts. Captain Mercer learns they are en route to a planet that left the Union decades ago, under mysterious circumstances. Scans have discovered a moon-sized construct above the planet, and the Krill intend a preemptive strike against the presumed weapon. But is it?
    And #1's cover:
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  18. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Same creators, too, which is great news. The first series was the most faithful tie-in I've ever read. It doesn't seem to be up for pre-order on Amazon yet, though.
     
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