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    Default Anybody else been watching The Orville?

    I don't really like many modern TV shows, but this one has piqued my interest.

    I had zero expectations for it, and the first two episodes were just so-so, but it's really found itself since then and basically turned into Star Trek: TNG with a few more jokes. I read an article recently suggesting that Seth MacFarlane had to sell the idea to Fox as a comedy but, as a huge Star Trek fan, he intended all along to make it an homage. It really seems that way since the jokes are becoming less obnoxious. And I usually can't stand Seth MacFarlane but I think he's great here.

    Despite its shortcomings, this show is a breath of fresh air in contrast to that other new grimdark Abrams Trek.

    And so far we've got Brannon Braga executive-producing and directing as well as Jonathan Frakes directing.

    It's on in an hour so please watch so it doesn't get canceled

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    Don't have TV, but will stream it to show that pirates have interest in it too. Maybe that will help.

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    ***Spoiler alert***


    The Orville's career took a dramatic decline after Keith Harris died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thief View Post
    Don't have TV, but will stream it to show that pirates have interest in it too. Maybe that will help.
    It's available to stream for free and legally (depending on where you are):

    US: https://www.fox.com/the-orville/
    Canada: https://www.citytv.com/toronto/shows/the-orville/
    Australia/NZ: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/the-orville

    It's also on Hulu.

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    It started a little rough but I've been digging it. We managed to finally get through an entire episode without the divorce subplot being touched on and it was a really great episode. Ratings have been pretty solid so far so barring something drastic I think we'll at least get a second season.

    Meanwhile Star Trek Discovery has just been... weird.

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    I've seen the movie.
    It was funny for all the wrong reasons.
    Still waiting for Orville 2.

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    Went in expecting sth somewhat similar to Star Trek. That's not what it turned out to be* but it's not a big deal since it can hold its own as a sci-fi sitcom.

    * That being said, while I haven't watched Discovery, i have fast-forwarded though the first ep to see what it's like design-wise, and Orville is still a lot closer to classic ST than STD seems to be.

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    Oh. Yeah, I have been watching The Orville. I was posting my comments here: http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthr...levision-shows
    No one replied so I figure nobody was watching. I almost thought the forum was abandoned but then there are like, three or four recent threads about defecating that have generated multiple pages of replies.

    Anyways, yeah, I watched and it was pretty good. They have already announced Season 2 so it's all good, I guess.
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    It's a pretty decent show. Then again, I went in with low expectations. Some of the plots are complete "homage" (if I'm being extremely kind) to Voyager and TNG.

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