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"The Orville" new SciFi on FOX

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:12 AM

MOOSE




I'm not much of a MacFarlane fan, but I do like Favreau's stuff.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:55 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


It looks great. Thanks for the update Moose.






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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:28 PM

RIVERLOVE


Well I'm hooked. Reminds me of Galaxy Quest. Great cast, great potential, perfect for Fox to screw up and cancel. #here_we_go_again

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:51 PM

MOOSE


Yeah, that was my first thought when I saw it was FOX.
I guess we'll see.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:09 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Is that one a Kitty Hawk Class?

Other than McFarlane, looks good. Only one episode from Favreau (Zathura, Deep Impact), but the ladies from SHIELD and Castle add to the lure. And some other model-type seems to have dyed her hair dark - always a promising sign. Norm MacDonald is fine with me, also.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691552/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1


Has anybody seen "Before I Fall" yet?

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Monday, September 11, 2017 7:36 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Pilot directed by Jon Favreau, good call. But all of the cartoon graphics seem goofy - not as good as Last Action Hero.

Maybe they coulda made the boat a little more palatial - there may have been one or 2 rooms where the entire crew might not have fit in.
I was hoping for something less sophomoric. Even a wonderful director couldn't save it.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:04 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Close your eyes and imagine Family Guy's Brian the dog talking, and the two shows are interchangeable. Some of the same sorts of gags and joke set ups.

Seriously, it reminded me of Galaxy Quest, if it were set in its own world.

Also, in 400+ years, we've not only traversed the galaxy, but have met new life forms and intelligent species, peacefully integrated with them, not all of them humanoid, to such a level as to have them serve on our ships.

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:17 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Close your eyes and imagine Family Guy's Brian the dog talking, and the two shows are interchangeable. Some of the same sorts of gags and joke set ups.

Seriously, it reminded me of Galaxy Quest, if it were set in its own world.

Also, in 400+ years, we've not only traversed the galaxy, but have met new life forms and intelligent species, peacefully integrated with them, not all of them humanoid, to such a level as to have them serve on our ships.

OK. I didn't know it was just Family Guy with different clothes. Hadn't seen that info before, now I can just avoid it. What a relief.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:53 PM

WHOZIT


I caught it Sunday night, (had to get away from the storm coverage) I thought it was good. I'll check it out again next Sunday, but I'm REALLY looking forward to the return of "Gotham".

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:26 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Seriously, the tired old Star Trek format is the best he can come up with ? And 2 captain's chairs ? Really? One indistinguishable from the other...

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And the fact out of 3,000 ships, his cheating ex-wife is the ONLY person they could come up with as a suitable 1st officer ? The woman who JUSTIFIES her infidelity, and still doesn't back down from the - " Well, if you didn't ignore me so much, I'd not have to whore around ... " as a valid excuse... complete train wreck of a situation.




Punt.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:01 PM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

Seriously, the tired old Star Trek format is the best he can come up with ? And 2 captain's chairs ? Really? One indistinguishable from the other...

Select to view spoiler:


And the fact out of 3,000 ships, his cheating ex-wife is the ONLY person they could come up with as a suitable 1st officer ? The woman who JUSTIFIES her infidelity, and still doesn't back down from the - " Well, if you didn't ignore me so much, I'd not have to whore around ... " as a valid excuse... complete train wreck of a situation.




Punt.

It drew over 7 million viewers and again will follow football games next Sunday, also the reviewers on YOUTUBE have been giving it high marks...and they hate everything. I think this will find a following, if it hasn't already

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:42 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


As a FG spinoff, they'll need Jean Luc Picard every other episode, right?

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:15 PM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by WHOZIT:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

Seriously, the tired old Star Trek format is the best he can come up with ? And 2 captain's chairs ? Really? One indistinguishable from the other...

Select to view spoiler:


And the fact out of 3,000 ships, his cheating ex-wife is the ONLY person they could come up with as a suitable 1st officer ? The woman who JUSTIFIES her infidelity, and still doesn't back down from the - " Well, if you didn't ignore me so much, I'd not have to whore around ... " as a valid excuse... complete train wreck of a situation.




Punt.

It drew over 7 million viewers and again will follow football games next Sunday, also the reviewers on YOUTUBE have been giving it high marks...and they hate everything. I think this will find a following, if it hasn't already



Update, ratings have been adjusted up to now over 8 million viewers.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:35 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Maybe they coulda made the boat a little more palatial - there may have been one or 2 rooms where the entire crew might not have fit in.

I'm wondering if one gag might be each week the palatial size of each ship scene grows larger, perhaps a football field sized room for each crewmember.

Perhaps somebody who will watch it can let me know if that happens.

Maybe also whoever is driving, steering, or navigating can do so while looking in the opposite direction and chatting amiably about unrelated topics.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:43 PM

MOOSE


Promo for ep2


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Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:06 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



I'm sorry, but I refuse to " like " any FOX t.v. show set 500 years in the future of a rag-tag crew on a space ship and their struggle to face new adventures in the universe while trying to balance their interpersonal feelings with each other.

Again.


Just too soon.

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:17 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I'm sorry, but I refuse to " like " any FOX t.v. show set 500 years in the future of a rag-tag crew on a space ship and their struggle to face new adventures in the universe while trying to balance their interpersonal feelings with each other.

Again.


Just too soon.

Orville is only 400 years in the future.
Not in the same ballpark, league, or dimension as Firefly.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 6:33 PM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I'm sorry, but I refuse to " like " any FOX t.v. show set 500 years in the future of a rag-tag crew on a space ship and their struggle to face new adventures in the universe while trying to balance their interpersonal feelings with each other.

Again.


Just too soon.

Orville is only 400 years in the future.
Not in the same ballpark, league, or dimension as Firefly.



Well they do have a funny wisecracking pilot and a brilliant doctor who doesn't seem to belong there....hmmm

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Friday, September 15, 2017 8:00 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I'm sorry, but I refuse to " like " any FOX t.v. show set 500 years in the future of a rag-tag crew on a space ship and their struggle to face new adventures in the universe while trying to balance their interpersonal feelings with each other.

Again.


Just too soon.

Orville is only 400 years in the future.
Not in the same ballpark, league, or dimension as Firefly.



1 It's FOX

2 It's about a space ship , set hundreds of years in the future.

3 It's FOX...

The ex-wife is kinda hot and the 2 pilots are kinda funny. So far, they're the best thing on the show.


Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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Friday, September 15, 2017 8:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I'm sorry, but I refuse to " like " any FOX t.v. show set 500 years in the future of a rag-tag crew on a space ship and their struggle to face new adventures in the universe while trying to balance their interpersonal feelings with each other.

Again.

Just too soon.

Orville is only 400 years in the future.
Not in the same ballpark, league, or dimension as Firefly.


1 It's FOX

2 It's about a space ship , set hundreds of years in the future.

3 It's FOX...

The ex-wife is kinda hot and the 2 pilots are kinda funny. So far, they're the best thing on the show.

The whore is like Adriana, only heavier. The friend of the Skipper is the Pilot, right? Couldn't tell if the seatmate was Navigator, Flight Engineer, or what. Maybe everybody on the Bridge was a Pilot.

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Friday, September 15, 2017 9:39 PM

MOOSE


Skipper's bud is the Helmsman, soda dude is Navigator.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:10 AM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Skipper's bud is the Helmsman, soda dude is Navigator.



I wonder what the talking blob does on board?

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:05 AM

RIVERLOVE


I'm not very enthusiastic about the show.

- Not sure what this show is trying to be.

- Characters and dialogue seem wooden and stiff.

- If it's supposed to be funny, it's not.

So right now I'd have to say the show is stupid and boring.

BUT .... its only been one episode. I saw a few things that maybe perhaps give signs it may have potential. Have to see a few more shows before its fate is decided in my household.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:16 AM

RIVERLOVE


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Originally posted by WHOZIT:

I wonder what the talking blob does on board?



Hands out the Mucinex?


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Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:05 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by WHOZIT:
Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Skipper's bud is the Helmsman, soda dude is Navigator.


I wonder what the talking blob does on board?

Maybe Janitor. Or Chess Master.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:26 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Riverlove:
I'm not very enthusiastic about the show.

- Not sure what this show is trying to be.

- Characters and dialogue seem wooden and stiff.

- If it's supposed to be funny, it's not.

So right now I'd have to say the show is stupid and boring.

BUT .... its only been one episode. I saw a few things that maybe perhaps give signs it may have potential. Have to see a few more shows before its fate is decided in my household.



Yeah, pretty much this. The " humor " is too wooden, set up and obvious. As I said, it's like listening to an episode of Family Guy.

Also, we're suppose to believe that a captain gets assigned to a ship, that he's never even read up on what it looks like or knows the specs or capabilities of the ship before he lays eyes on it for the first time ?

I'd have thought there'd be some sort of ' Welcome to the Orville ' reading material they'd have given him... Oh well.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:44 PM

RIVERLOVE


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
The " humor " is too wooden, set up and obvious. As I said, it's like listening to an episode of Family Guy.


That's probably why the idiot execs at Fox love it so much. Seth McFarlane is as stiff and unfunny as they come. I remember when he completely bombed as host for the Oscars. It was painful to watch.

Quote:

Also, we're suppose to believe that a captain gets assigned to a ship, that he's never even read up on what it looks like or knows the specs or capabilities of the ship before he lays eyes on it for the first time ?

Maybe one day an adversary, like say Sarris, will challenge his knowledge of the ship, and he'll have to shout out "I'm not the Captain!"

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:15 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



The Federation Starship template for the ship design is what it is, I guess.

2nd episode a bit too preachy. Now ' zoos ' are evil archaic throw backs to when humans were brutal, backwards and still not ' woke ' ?

Good grief.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 6:50 AM

MOOSE


Quote:

Also, we're suppose to believe that a captain gets assigned to a ship, that he's never even read up on what it looks like or knows the specs or capabilities of the ship before he lays eyes on it for the first time ?

I'd have thought there'd be some sort of ' Welcome to the Orville ' reading material they'd have given him... Oh well.



I find that easier to believe than "hey, let's make the guy that we were about to expel from the Academy the Captain of our fleet's Flagship! All these other folks with earned rank and experience after years of service that are lined up for a command? Meh, screw 'em. This dude survived a mission! We can waive all the training requirements."

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:32 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Quote:

Also, we're suppose to believe that a captain gets assigned to a ship, that he's never even read up on what it looks like or knows the specs or capabilities of the ship before he lays eyes on it for the first time ?

I'd have thought there'd be some sort of ' Welcome to the Orville ' reading material they'd have given him... Oh well.



I find that easier to believe than "hey, let's make the guy that we were about to expel from the Academy the Captain of our fleet's Flagship! All these other folks with earned rank and experience after years of service that are lined up for a command? Meh, screw 'em. This dude survived a mission! We can waive all the training requirements."



Are you referring to Kirk and the Kobayashi Maru ? Because as I recall, he didn't technically get caught, because they didn't know how he changed the rules... or am I wrong about that ?

Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen

I'm just a red pill guy in a room full of blue pill addicts.

" AU, that was great, LOL!! " - Chrisisall

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