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Reply #70 on: October 03, 2017, 02:11:19 PM

Catching EP 3 & 4 on streaming today at the office.  Props to the guys who play Bortis and his mate. They're doing wonders as playing something completely alien but showing consistent cultural quirks. The way they both emote to convey emotions are the same between the two of them. It's fantastic, not your typical "Human in a rubber outfit" like the security chief or most Trek aliens.

I'm also enjoying some of the old Trek tropes like the music and some of the shots/ mannerisms the cast is adopting.  Seth channeled Patrick Stuart with the dismissal of Bortis and the stare-after before looking at his tea in ep3.

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Reply #71 on: October 03, 2017, 06:23:06 PM

This show is very much an homage done right.  It's obvious to true fans what they are "borrowing"  but they do the stories justice in a way that respects the original treks and doesn't mock them.  This show is kinda like the bastard of TnG and Farscape.  Also they get a lot of credit for the way they ended ep3, that was not the safe choice but made more sense and can have meaningful reprecusions in the future.

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Reply #72 on: October 04, 2017, 12:07:24 AM

Seriously, episode 3 basically out-trekked Trek, and I hope that the people who own it paid some attention.  I was ready to write this off after the trailer, and I'm honestly glad I didn't.  I nearly teared up at the end of that episode.
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Reply #73 on: October 06, 2017, 11:50:28 AM

Watching Episode 5 right now and I just noticed that Alara is the opposite of Worf in regard to opening doors and that gave me a good chuckle.

And I really hope they run "open this jar of pickles for me" into the ground and then some.

I also just recognized the .jar pun.  awesome, for real

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Reply #74 on: October 06, 2017, 01:28:11 PM

Yeah, that's the third time they've used that phrase, I think.  I like it.

The fifth episode was directed by Jonathan Frakes and the show remains fun.  He always did well when directing TNG episodes; not so much with the movies, sadly.  The balance between comedy and drama was basically perfect and there were some great character moments.  It wasn't as good as the third or fourth episode, but still very good.

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Reply #75 on: October 06, 2017, 01:57:15 PM

I'm starting to like this more and more as they do nice single-episode stories with classic scifi elements and the characters are more or less likable (even the comedy seems to be growing on me)  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #76 on: October 07, 2017, 06:21:56 AM

My wife and mother in law are hard core serious business trek fans and even they are enjoying this show quite a bit.

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Reply #77 on: October 10, 2017, 06:36:40 AM

Captain, respectfully submit that the attractiveness of the ship's occupant makes the rescue imperative.

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Reply #78 on: October 11, 2017, 12:45:42 PM

My wife and mother in law are hard core serious business trek fans and even they are enjoying this show quite a bit.

As am I. If you want Trek on TV, the Orville is really your only option. That other show that carries the name isn't Trek. At all. It's just some weird sci-fi show that has the Trek label and a few visual similarities.

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Reply #79 on: October 12, 2017, 03:49:59 PM

This is the best Trek tv in years. It's parody/homage that can't seem to decide which it is, and that's for the best.
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Reply #80 on: October 13, 2017, 09:22:54 AM

I have to believe that Avis is a show sponsor after last night's episode. Best product placement use ever.

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Reply #81 on: October 14, 2017, 05:18:32 PM

"Well the humans praise a different god named Hertz, who's fiercly competitive."

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Reply #82 on: October 14, 2017, 05:46:31 PM

Isn't he resisted by the god Ohm?

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Reply #83 on: October 15, 2017, 07:36:31 PM

Fuckkkkkk this show is good.
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