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The Orville

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  1. Kyle

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    Anyone watching this mix of Star Trek TNG and Comedy?

    I like it.
     
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    I really like it, The new security officer is a babe.

    Though some of the jokes you need to be American to understand as they have to do with American brands and company names.

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    John.
     
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    Anybody watching Star Trek Discovery, They said the F-Word twice out loud, I nearly choked, What would Gene Roddenberry say.

    John.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty sad when the satirical take on Star Trek is better than the new Star Trek series.
     
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    Is it satire though?

    For the most part it's a serious show, with some random jokes thrown in. I don't feel any satire.
    I'm surprised Star Trek hasn't sued.

    I don't like the security officer, I don't get any personality vibe or intellectual depth from her.
     
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    How about Lt. Cmdr. Bortus is he more your type, Lots of depth. :)

    John.
     
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    'The Orville' beams into space between 'Trek' homage and spoof
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/entertainment/the-orville-review/index.html

    "..."The Orville" (named after the ship) is a fairly episodic litany of Trek-esque adventures, much of which is played with unexpected earnestness. Indeed, the look of the show -- from the spaceships to the makeup, the production design to the costumes -- is almost a slavish recreation with modest wrinkles, to the point where one begins to wonder how it all cleared legal.

    Seemingly mindful of his reputation, MacFarlane (who shares producer credit with, among others, "Trek" alumnus Brannon Braga) keeps dashing off sarcastic one-liners, but the comedy does at least as much to undermine the drama as to establish the show as fully realized satire."

    Maybe some of it is our own hopes and expectations looking for what we expect :)

    The Orville: Seth MacFarlane Explains Why His New Show Isn't Just a Comedy
    http://tvline.com/2017/08/08/the-orville-fox-seth-macfarlane-sci-fi-comedy/

    "MacFarlane told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday. “It can’t just be gag-gag-gag-gag-gag. There has to be some reality to where the jokes come from.” He adds that The Orville never ventures into straight satire, a la Spaceballs: “Nothing ever goes into that Mel Brooks realm, and that’s by design.”"
     
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    This a classic joke Star Trek, Amazing graphics and funny, free full movie.

    Star Trek attacks Babylon 5.



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    It's coming off as a show which doesn't know if it's a drama or not. With a slight shift, I could see this show being a serious take on TNG, with some one-liners thrown in.

    The opening sequence is very well done, reminds me of Voyager.
     
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    Yup, and Voyager is my favorite of the Star Trek cannon, but I love'em all so I really can't pick one as best :)

    Deep Space Nine is also a favorite, not so much for the Star Trek badge, but for the similarity to the Babylon 5 series life on the station.

    They all have their positives. Given the time away from initial release and so many opinions I find I like series better watching them time-shifted a year or three out. I don't need others opinions to enjoy the shows, and in fact they can suck the fun out of it more often than not :)

    My technique doesn't help viewer numbers at release, but I really don't have time to get all up in it all week after week consistently, I get a lot more out of it watching all the episodes of series in sequence, one right after another than having long gaps.

    Anyway, glad you like it, and I look forward to seeing it all down the road sometime :)
     
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