THE ORVILLE Season Three...

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  1. publiusr

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    I need to get that book. Hopefully updated.
     
  2. Ovation

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    Nah. But thanks for playing anyway.
     
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  3. Ovation

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    Happy to see the renewal, especially for the strong fans of the show. I didn’t care much either way (a fun diversion but nothing that couldn’t wait a few weeks to watch) but I’ve never been one to want something cancelled just because I don’t have a major care about it, or even actively dislike it (not the case here). More Claire Finn is certainly something to look forward to.
     
  4. Serveaux

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    Yep. I watched enough to see through it.*

    *Okay, that really only took about three episodes. But I liked Lorca for a while.
     
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  5. Cyrus

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    They should do an episode where Klyden wants to become female again.
     
  6. Serveaux

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    One thing The Orville isn't, is a serious dramatic show. If you think about it, the real focus of dramatic stories in this group would be Topa. Think about all that kid's working through on any given day.
     
  7. JRoss

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    I think we got the perfect amount of Kaylon. I don't want to see them turn into the Borg, who lost their threat over time.
     
  8. Owain Taggart

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    That's a good question. This is just me thinking, but I doubt Ed & Kelly's situation are the only things that have changed. There may be other subtle and not so subtle changes that could have happened due to the change in the time timeline, and one of those could be the status of Klyden & Bortus. Maybe in this timeline, they're no longer together? Topa could then be seen with Bortus and then Klyden every other week. And maybe Gordon's a lucky guy who's finally found someone. Either way, if it comes having to retool the show, the change in the timeline changing things would make it a good guise.
     
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  9. Kelso

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    I'd imagine that the timeline will be just like it was before.
     
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  10. eschaton

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    Yeah. But I would guess if for whatever reason one of the main cast cannot come back, they now have an excuse to scramble the timeline somewhat and act as if they were never on the show.

    It's still probably easier though to just write them off early in the season like Alara however.
     
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  11. StCoop

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    I have to say I admire their commitment to sticking to mostly stand-alone episodes, which flies in the face of just about every other genre series out there.

    One trend I've really grown to hate in recent years is the way people dismiss any episode of a series that doesn't contribute to some bigger story as being meaningless "filler".
     
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  12. Serveaux

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    Exactly so. That's bullshit.

    "Filler" seems like a good term to describe endless hours of serial storytelling built around one or two events occurring in an episode to move some long "arc" along while consisting mostly of aimless melodrama. It's sad to see Trek going down that road.
     
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  13. Owain Taggart

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    Yep, that's part of what I find refreshing about it. It's not burdened by being a big sprawling epic. It's just doing its own thing, humming its own tune.
     
  14. Nakita Akita

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    No!
    Hell no!
    No mirror universe!
    Gag me with a spoon!
    No!
     
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  15. Nakita Akita

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    I just don't get why everyone needs the Klydon-Bortus marriage solution.
    Can't
    Something ever be left to the imagination in television now?
    Must we be spoon fed everything?
    Don't married couples get in arguments and work it out on their own?
    I DON'T want to see them work it out.
    Suffice it to be that it is a personal issue between a married couple.
    Possibly
    Without spoon fed information,
    We'll see them a loving couple from now on, maybe they'll have another child.
     
  16. imdbrefugee

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    I agree but the story arc is kind of hanging open right now, no? They massacred a bunch of Union people and fought a pitched battle. It's a state of war. There's lots to still explore there with the war, political situation, uneasy alliance with the Krill, Isaac's role and identity etc.

    I hope we see more. But not overdone.
     
  17. Serveaux

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    What happens next with the Kaylons depends entirely on them. If they don't move against the biologicals, no one's likely to provoke a fight with them.
     
  18. imdbrefugee

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    I guess, but you have a society that kills tens of thousands of your people in unprovoked attack and openly declares war on the entire universe, saying they want the extinction of all biological species. Does the Union have a moral obligation to engage them?
     
  19. Serveaux

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    No, because hopefully the Union leadership is not stupid.
     
  20. Serveaux

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    Tom Cosentino says that the earliest that they can probably premiere season three is a year from now - May of 2020 at the earliest.