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on: May 16, 2017, 05:58:19 AM

McFarlane continues to prove he's got something on some big exec at Fox, or that Fox is too creatively bankrupt to find someone else to make shows for them. You decide.

Anyway, his next project: The Orville, a Star Trek spoof, is set to come out this fall. Trailer was released yesterday and it looks OK. It's live action and stars McFarlane himself, so I don't expect it to last too terribly long; particularly since it's sci-fi and Fox.

Here's the trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0

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Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 06:58:15 AM

McFarlane continues to prove he's got something on some big exec at Fox, or that Fox is too creatively bankrupt to find someone else to make shows for them. You decide.

Anyway, his next project: The Orville, a Star Trek spoof, is set to come out this fall. Trailer was released yesterday and it looks OK. It's live action and stars McFarlane himself, so I don't expect it to last too terribly long; particularly since it's sci-fi and Fox.

Here's the trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0



Holy crap what kind of blackmail does McFarlane have over the big wigs. How this got the green light let alone what apparently is a pretty decent budget to make this.
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Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 07:30:02 AM

What in the fuck did I just watch? I can see greenlighting the script for a pilot but once it was filmed... who thought this worked? Like at all?

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Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 07:42:02 AM

What in the fuck did I just watch? I can see greenlighting the script for a pilot but once it was filmed... who thought this worked? Like at all?

It's about the same quality of comedy as everything else on Fox, so it works for that channel. It's certainly not worse than Making History which while brilliant at times also has huge amounts of, "oh my god this is awful." (Interlaced between the rah-rah-conservative values propaganda laced throughout.) 

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Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 12:20:13 PM

No, no, no... it is Star Trek meets Family Guy?  HOW COULD IT GO WRONG?

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Reply #5 on: May 16, 2017, 12:26:39 PM

Wow. That was awful.

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Reply #6 on: May 16, 2017, 01:48:18 PM

So I'm the only one living in crazy town? I kinda thought it looked fun.  Also, Norm Mcdonald is playing a slime, so there's that.

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Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 02:07:18 PM

I thought it was funny too. But this is F13. Naturally, the monocle wearing cognoscenti disapprove.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 02:15:48 PM

Dunno, it takes a lot for me to not like something. I just didn't enjoy this one, and I like Seth.

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Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 02:47:12 PM

So I'm the only one living in crazy town? I kinda thought it looked fun.  Also, Norm Mcdonald is playing a slime, so there's that.

It got a few chuckles, not enough to be worth the ridiculous budget that must have though.

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Reply #10 on: May 16, 2017, 03:58:21 PM

i don't see the problem here

it's literally just galaxy quest

did someone ever mutter the phrase "we want less galaxy quest?"

and Seth is infinitely more funny than Tim Allen
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Reply #11 on: May 16, 2017, 04:45:03 PM

I'm ambivalent on it as should have been apparent. It will depend on the long term as I thought Bobs and Last man were going to suck too, but they've delivered.  It's enough to get a few views but I also like low brow.

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Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 06:06:12 PM

I like low brow. I like Seth as a voiceover guy. But when he acts in live action, I just can't stand him. Everything feels flat and awkward and forced.

Also, yes it's just Galaxy Quest, but I'd actually rather have Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen.

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Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 08:36:37 PM

I really like the idea of this.  I just wish it was on a better channel because I don't see it getting the treatment it needs on Fox.  I can't remember the last show I regularly watched on network TV.  If this were on FX I'd be really excited.

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Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 06:35:40 AM

i don't see the problem here

it's literally just galaxy quest

did someone ever mutter the phrase "we want less galaxy quest?"

and Seth is infinitely more funny than Tim Allen

Galaxy quest also had Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Long and Missi Pyle.  Not to mention it was infinitely funnier than the best joke on that trailer.  Galaxy Quest was like Ghostbusters, if you think stealing the plot and setting is going to make your attempt funny you completely missed what made it good.

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Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 08:59:29 AM

Yes, Galaxy Quest had a better supporting cast.

I have no clue how this will turn out.

But it is Galaxy Quest, as I was saying.
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Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 09:27:27 AM

The look and feel of the show is more reminiscent of middle-season SG1 for me.  Seth is playing the O'Neill character who doesn't take serious stuff seriously.  The Teal'c is obvious in the trailer.  Odds are the not-Vulcan will be the Carter.  Then everything else is Galaxy Quest.  I'd be surprised if Norm MacDonald is in the series for more than a handful of scenes. 

The humor may not work, but it's possible for the setting or characters to work despite not being funny, like later seasons of Big Bang Theory.
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Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 10:02:17 AM

I'll watch it, but I don't have high hopes for a second season. Unless Seth actually does have some big blackmail shit on the execs  awesome, for real

I'm not getting the SG-1 vibe though. SG-1 was "serious shit"; O'Neil added humor, sure, but he took this shit serious too. This just seems like Family Guy INNNNNN SPAAAAAAACE with live action.

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