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.
Fox: the station that gives Sci-Fi a chance in the most half-assed bassackward method imaginable and then wonders why it fails.
From where I sit Brannon Braga being involved isn't a ringing endorsement either.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
There's a definite dearth of hopeful SciFi these days. Everything now seems to be about some dystopian future. Except "Orville."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.
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.Yea, thought that was a bad sign too and of all nights, Thursday! I can understand the move from Sunday, it is Football season.
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.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.