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The Orville...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:32 am
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
Will The Orville HURT Star Trek: Discovery's Ratings?

Watched on Roku's FoxNow and while partaking a granola bar, said "chewy, we're home..."

Fox's show advertisers are about as clueless as Sky's from the 90s. There were a few jokes, but no way was it family Guy in space, rather an homage, like Galaxy Quest, to ToS, TnG and on, excluding the crap JJverse...

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:50 am
by Australian Dawn
I think the sort of people that like this sort of show would be happy watching both and it's having to get CBS all access or whatever it is to watch Discovery that will be the real stumbling block for Star Trek, but I'm sure the Trek people will see it differently. :wry:
It sounds like Macfarlane has been openly shopping his show around as being based on Star Trek, and with it being a "homage" and not a straight up comedy I think the Star Trek people will likely sue. :(
It's probably a shame he chose to stick so closely to the Star Trek aesthetic.

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:41 pm
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:26 am
by kyotebue2
I really like Orville it feels like the original Trek with some dick jokes.

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:40 am
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
Episode 6 revolved around infiltrating a Krill ship...

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:22 am
by Australian Dawn
I'm really enjoying this show, great family viewing, it really is the spiritual successor to Star Trek IMHO.
I'm surprised how little I miss the world building and background Trek has developed over the years, honestly maybe that stuff has been holding Trek back.

It must cost a packet to make with all the makeup, prosthetics and cgi though. I don't know how they can afford it.

Re: The Orville...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:00 pm
by Australian Dawn
I saw season 2 on DVD, still a good show, great characters and story ideas, good family viewing. This is the sort of TV I miss, it's all the best parts of next gen era Trek modernised with a dash more humour. If only they could come up with something iconic enough to set them apart from the Trek archetypes they've cheerfully adopted.

The Orville

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:25 pm
by RobertFub
Big fan of the two earlier series. One episode in and this it feels a bit more scripted. Still amusing, but not sure the move to Sky has benefited the programme.

Re: The Orville

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:54 pm
by Il Segaiolo Pedantesco
RobertFub wrote:Big fan of the two earlier series. One episode in and this it feels a bit more scripted. Still amusing, but not sure the move to Sky has benefited the programme.

Why would the move to Sky benefit this program? What channel was it on before and was it censored?