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    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It was entertaining enough, had a pretty strong Trek vibe to it. The characters feel more, I dunno, real? than the crew members from the modern Trek series. But then it's got Brannon Braga as one of the producers (is that why we have a holodeck scene in the first episode? ), and the doctor played Kasidy Yates on DS9, so that just ups the Trek vibe (come to think of it, didn't that head scientist guy play Bashir's dad too?). Those bad guys look like a mis-mash of several "bad guy" Trek species too.

    I did have one horrible, horrible thought about 10 minutes into the show though.

    IT'S ON FOX


    From where I sit Brannon Braga being involved isn't a ringing endorsement either.

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    I found it to be refreshing.

    After how dark and political rebooted Battlestar Galactica was, this is light, funny, goofy...

    A great parody of sci-fi in general.

    I can easily see Orville doing better than ST.Discovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legatus_Legionis View Post
    I found it to be refreshing.

    After how dark and political rebooted Battlestar Galactica was, this is light, funny, goofy...

    A great parody of sci-fi in general.

    I can easily see Orville doing better than ST.Discovery.
    There's a definite dearth of hopeful SciFi these days. Everything now seems to be about some dystopian future. Except "Orville."

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    I was entertained, but I have a feeling it is going to become a victim of the show (& its viewers) not knowing what it is. Is it serious, is it parody (which can only last so long), is it a humorous homage?

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    The Fox kiss of death: Two episodes in and they're already changing the time slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryujin View Post
    The Fox kiss of death: Two episodes in and they're already changing the time slot.
    Yea, thought that was a bad sign too and of all nights, Thursday! I can understand the move from Sunday, it is Football season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand of Evil View Post
    Yea, thought that was a bad sign too and of all nights, Thursday! I can understand the move from Sunday, it is Football season.
    Which is why I didn't understand putting it in the Sunday slot to begin with; it was almost certain to be delayed at some point and it was, last night.

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    I liked it.

    Being reminded it's a family guy show once every five minutes was jarring, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryujin View Post
    Which is why I didn't understand putting it in the Sunday slot to begin with; it was almost certain to be delayed at some point and it was, last night.
    I'm guessing they used the slot to promote it before the usual Sunday shows premiere. I was annoyed about the game running late (by 45 freakin' minutes!), the local Fox affiliate is really bad with sports running over the allotted time. At least Fox showed the whole episode, this particular station has a very bad and very ugly habit of cutting off shows, particularly syndicated fare, when a lousy game runs late. I'm not a sports fan, and it galls me to miss something I want to watch for sports.

    The episode itself was rather amusing.

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