The Orville - Season 1

Hand of Evil

Adventurer
So, your thought? I enjoyed it. It was better than I thought it would be, yes the dialog could have been better but it is a tongue in cheek show. Looking forward to episode 2 and the rest of the season.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
The influence of Star Trek is obvious. (Only watched the first half so far- got interrupted, but have it taped.)
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
Watched the end. Liked that the "Chekhov's Gun" in the first half was used less for comedy and more for badassery.

Not sold on the show, but liked what I saw enough to watch Ep.2.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Watched the end. Liked that the "Chekhov's Gun" in the first half was used less for comedy and more for badassery.

Not sold on the show, but liked what I saw enough to watch Ep.2.
I'm of the same mind; not yet sold, but hopeful enough to watch the next one.
 

Jester David

Adventurer
I like the presentation. I'm a fan of serious drama shows that are made comedic through personalities and dialogue, rather than situational or physical comedy. Where you could redub the show and make it serious.Like Ghostbusters. Or half the episodes of Red Dwarf.
I love that it really felt and looked like Star Trek, only with more flawed characters. It looked great.

It also very much felt like a pilot, getting all the character interactions and introductions out of the way.

I imagine 3-4 rough episodes as they try to find their groove. After that, it has some serious potential.
 

TreChriron

Explorer
I liked it enough to see where it goes. The music was so Star Trek Next Generation/Deep Space 9 I was having flashbacks. The outros were spot on! Has potential. I love how they insert the "real" into the Star Trek meme with things like - "we're not getting out of here at 5 are we?" - "Can I drink soda on the bridge, our last captain was cool with it."
 

Orius

Adventurer
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


Fox: the station that gives Sci-Fi a chance in the most half-assed bassackward method imaginable and then wonders why it fails.
 
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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It’s gotten *terrible* reviews. No hint of it being shown over here though.


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Ryujin

Adventurer
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.
 

Legatus_Legionis

< BLAH HA Ha ha >
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.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
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."
 

akr71

Explorer
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?
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
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.
 

Orius

Adventurer
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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