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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."

 DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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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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Reply #84 on: October 27, 2017, 06:26:26 PM

13 minutes into the newest episode and wow, they don't do subtle on this show.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #85 on: October 27, 2017, 10:06:34 PM

Man Reddit fucking sucks.
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Reply #86 on: November 03, 2017, 04:00:48 PM

Could you please be more specific on the whole Reddit sucks thing?

I caught part of the episode with the red aliens and the zoo, it didn't look awful.  I would be willing to give the show a try, in any case.
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Reply #87 on: November 03, 2017, 04:13:57 PM

This show is great

Last week's episode was literally Reddit as society and the whole show showed how much Reddit sucked ass
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Reply #88 on: November 03, 2017, 05:01:08 PM

I caught part of the episode with the red aliens and the zoo, it didn't look awful.  I would be willing to give the show a try, in any case.

Keep watching; that's the second episode.  The first two episodes are fine, but once you hit About a Girl it turns amazing.  This is the only show I watch week to week, and last night's didn't disappoint either.

Also, it just got renewed for a second season.   Heart

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Reply #89 on: November 04, 2017, 01:11:35 PM


"Those lights, combined with the polygamous Nazi mushrooms, will mess you up."

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Reply #90 on: November 05, 2017, 11:12:49 PM

This is basically my favorite new show on television.

And I didn't like Star Trek at all.
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Reply #91 on: November 11, 2017, 11:43:13 PM

 Heart   Heart awesome, for real

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Reply #92 on: November 13, 2017, 08:00:49 AM


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Reply #93 on: November 13, 2017, 08:04:57 AM

The Orville just did the Palestine/Israel conflict better than anything Star Trek ever did.
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Reply #94 on: November 13, 2017, 08:07:31 AM

It feels hacky at times but it's still so entertaining and good. Very weird.

Also; a hell of an effects budget for a Fox show. I'm surprised at the number of and quality of alien designs. Too bad it often underscores how weak the design for the security girl is.

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Reply #95 on: November 13, 2017, 08:27:28 AM

Bajorans....

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Reply #96 on: November 13, 2017, 09:12:45 AM

Can't wait to get it.

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Reply #97 on: November 13, 2017, 10:31:03 AM

Bajorans....

sucked.

Vulcans I give a pass only because it was the 60's and space-elves were a new-enough concept and easy for limited budget and prop techniques. Bajorans are forever a failure.

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Reply #98 on: November 13, 2017, 02:08:26 PM

Bajorans are forever a failure.

Found the Cardassian.

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Reply #99 on: November 13, 2017, 07:11:42 PM

They've proven they can do aliens with members of the crew as well as villains. I think it's fitting to have one "minimum effort" alien race like every other trek.  See also:Trill

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Reply #100 on: November 16, 2017, 08:12:49 PM

OMG Robert Picardo and Erin Grey.. Hah.

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Ed: Also the X-files and Aliens music cues were an awesome touch. Heard the X-files when out of the room and was like "what?"
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Reply #101 on: November 17, 2017, 08:46:04 AM

Not even the giant spider monster bothered me much, but the hairy one dropping on to Gordon's face? Oh fuck no! I did the full on arm flailing thing on my couch.

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Reply #102 on: November 21, 2017, 03:27:12 PM

It feels hacky at times but it's still so entertaining and good. Very weird.

Also; a hell of an effects budget for a Fox show. I'm surprised at the number of and quality of alien designs. Too bad it often underscores how weak the design for the security girl is.

Ironically she may be my favorite character on the show despite her makeup being fairly bland. Still, I'll trade bland makeup for getting her eyebrows back after the pilot.

Also, am I the only one that felt cheated we didn't get to see Bortis do his karaoke moment? I was sort of holding out hope it turned out he had an amazing singing voice. Or that he was utterly awful. I'd have been fine either way. Regardless, the character is amazing as the straight man for all the comedy. Somehow he manages to do awesome reaction shots despite all the makeup.

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