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(Some Guy)   Christians are upset over The Orville. Star Trek did it   ( worldreligionnews.com) divider line
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2017-09-30 02:20:15 PM  
Grumpy cat good jpg
 
2017-09-30 02:34:48 PM  
FOAD, whiners.
 
2017-09-30 02:38:43 PM  
Cool, so I should start watching then.
 
2017-09-30 02:42:16 PM  
When will the oppression of America's majority religion stop?
 
2017-09-30 02:43:17 PM  
The Orville is better Star Trek than today's Star Trek.
 
2017-09-30 02:43:25 PM  
Did they whine as loudly when "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" aired?

Anyway, the more these triggered babies whine, the more I'll watch.

Let's see if STD can cause the same amount of whining.
 
2017-09-30 02:45:10 PM  

optikeye: The Orville is better Star Trek than today's Star Trek.


Watched both The Orville and STD today.  Unless it shows up on Netflix, that will be the last STD I watch.
 
2017-09-30 02:54:19 PM  
A friend lent me access to his account to watch discovery. Passable spaceship porn, but I wasn't really that impressed either. The Orville is exactly what I expected from the 'Family Guy' production crew: irreverence and chaos between dicorcees on the bridge of a starship. It's highly entertaining in that right.

As a trek fan, watching the first officer of a starship order pot brownies from the replicator fulfills one sci-fi dream of mine: mcfarlane really may have gone to Hollywood to make a sinfully funny trek knockoff, and people who don't like it should tune out if they don't want to be offended by the irreverence, just like most viewers did with family guy. That said, that show did have a steep drop in funny at some point...
 
2017-09-30 02:56:30 PM  
Jesus whined less while he was on the cross than today's Christians do over a farking TV show. Get some goddamn perspective.
 
2017-09-30 03:02:10 PM  

wooden_badger: Did they whine as loudly when "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" aired?

Anyway, the more these triggered babies whine, the more I'll watch.

Let's see if STD can cause the same amount of whining.


Actually, the plot was first done in '63 by Robert Heinlein.
 
2017-09-30 03:04:39 PM  

optikeye: The Orville is better Star Trek than today's Star Trek.


No doubt about it.
 
2017-09-30 03:18:26 PM  

wooden_badger: Did they whine as loudly when "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" aired?

Anyway, the more these triggered babies whine, the more I'll watch.

Let's see if STD can cause the same amount of whining.


It was called VD when I was a kid.
 
2017-09-30 03:27:17 PM  

wooden_badger: Did they whine as loudly when "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" aired?

Anyway, the more these triggered babies whine, the more I'll watch.

Let's see if STD can cause the same amount of whining.


It also has a bit of "The Paradise Syndrome" with the stoning to death
 
2017-09-30 03:28:23 PM  
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Yeah, Christians are such an oppressed minority in this country. Talk about snowflakes.

/IIRC McFarlane and Roddenberry are both atheists (well, Gene was, but he's dead)
//Going to keep watching The Orville just because it hurts the Religious Right's fee-fees
///Waiting for the stupid cries by the thin-skinned God-botherers to boycott the show
 
2017-09-30 03:48:02 PM  
I thought they'd have been angry about a species that only contains males.
 
2017-09-30 03:57:43 PM  
What does God need with a starship?
 
2017-09-30 04:00:16 PM  

wooden_badger: optikeye: The Orville is better Star Trek than today's Star Trek.

Watched both The Orville and STD today.  Unless it shows up on Netflix, that will be the last STD I watch.


As long as you practice safe sex, you should be ok.
 
2017-09-30 04:07:22 PM  
Good, no such thing as bad publicity.
 
2017-09-30 04:09:41 PM  
I really enjoyed it. As I watched that episode, I said to myself "now this has the flavor of original Star Trek."
 
2017-09-30 04:26:21 PM  
If it pisses off the evangelicals it's good enough for me.
 
2017-09-30 04:29:52 PM  
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2017-09-30 04:50:06 PM  
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2017-09-30 05:02:21 PM  
So these Christians never saw any of the Star Treks or did they cry about those too? What are they so upset about? Are they concerned that a TV show is going to convert people to atheism? Because they must thing their religion is pretty weak.
 
2017-09-30 05:08:06 PM  
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2017-09-30 05:29:40 PM  
And by "Christians" they mean someone named Callista Ring over at Newsbusters who appears to be their resident media concern troll. She also seems to think the new Klingons on Discovery are based on Trump.
 
2017-09-30 05:33:20 PM  
The beautiful thing is these assholes  don't have to watch it.
 
2017-09-30 05:35:42 PM  

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Your panties, in a twist they are! --Grover's Grandpop

 
2017-09-30 05:42:34 PM  
The lady doth protest too much, methinks
 
2017-09-30 05:43:34 PM  

IgG4: Good, no such thing as bad publicity.


It is the smartest thing the show has done so far. Nothing lie a good succès de scandèle. I am hoping they will be able to fix the too pat plotting and the mediocre, predictable writing because otherwise it is not a bad show. It has some of the good points of old fashioned SF such as humour, satire and interesting premises and thus deserves a chance to get its act together before being tossed into the One Season Fox Basket.

The scary thing is that Fox seems to have high hopes for it. That is death for anything good.
 
2017-09-30 05:44:04 PM  
This is good publicity for the show.
 
2017-09-30 05:48:45 PM  

wooden_badger: Did they whine as loudly when "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" aired?

Anyway, the more these triggered babies whine, the more I'll watch.

Let's see if STD can cause the same amount of whining.


I've watched both episodes of ST:D via some excellent streaming sites.  Long story short, Discovery sucks giant donkey balls.  The characters are badly written; the Klingons look like ass; and also the main character (Number One) is more bipolar than Captain Janeway.  Oh, CBS is delivering the show via its online access port, yet the episodes are 40-minutes long.  Go to any of Netflix's original programming and find the minimum runtime of any 1-hour series is 56-minutes.
 
2017-09-30 05:52:23 PM  
Fundies hate your sci-fi chow?  You're doing something right, Seth.  In the TOS days, fundies complained about Spock looking satanic and the Kirk-Uhura kiss, among other things.

I think the episode was a little rushed and could have thought the plot idea thru more deeply, but there's never time enough to make something as good as you want it to be in television.

Something I'd like to see if this show gets more seasons is re-visiting some of the story settings and characters at certain points.  Kirk was "one and done" in all his episodes, never came back to deal with what he'd left behind - until the movies came out and they revisited Khan's story.   Part of the fun in building up a cannon for a new show is that you are building re-usable parts and settings and characters and telling bigger stories than a 43-minute script can contain.   Payoff of backstory is of of the best kinds of fan service because loyal fans can appreciate it the most and recognize it easier.
 
2017-09-30 05:59:02 PM  
"Christians"
 
2017-09-30 05:59:53 PM  

Gary-L: Long story short, Discovery sucks giant donkey balls


I don't like to judge a show on its first episode, especially Trek but it was pretty bad. I would accept any contrived goofy reason why their ship looks like it's 50 years newer than the TNG Enterprise but I wouldn't know about it anyway since I'm not doing their streaming service bullshiat.

Oh, CBS is delivering the show via its online access port, yet the episodes are 40-minutes long

That's because they have two options $10 for no commercials and $6 for commercials included so it has to have the running time as if it had commercials.
 
2017-09-30 06:02:01 PM  
Push harder Seth. Next show some traitors to the "Union" flying the flag of racism and claiming it is about heritage.
 
2017-09-30 06:03:46 PM  
I'd be more shocked if there was an article about something, anything, that Xtians weren't upset about.
 
2017-09-30 06:06:34 PM  

Mugato: I would accept any contrived goofy reason why their ship looks like it's 50 years newer than the TNG Enterprise


I really liked the design of the Shenzhou. The bottom-of-the-saucer bridge with the windows was very cool.

It was supposed to be an old design.
 
2017-09-30 06:07:13 PM  

Mugato: Gary-L: Long story short, Discovery sucks giant donkey balls

I don't like to judge a show on its first episode, especially Trek but it was pretty bad. I would accept any contrived goofy reason why their ship looks like it's 50 years newer than the TNG Enterprise but I wouldn't know about it anyway since I'm not doing their streaming service bullshiat.

Oh, CBS is delivering the show via its online access port, yet the episodes are 40-minutes long

That's because they have two options $10 for no commercials and $6 for commercials included so it has to have the running time as if it had commercials.


They left us no option but to judge it on its first episode.
 
2017-09-30 06:11:38 PM  
What doesn't piss them off?

They seem to get more upset over some sort of popular culture thing than they do over real issues like racism, poverty or other real problems.
 
2017-09-30 06:13:13 PM  
I knew fundie kids that were expressly forbidden from watching Star Trek TNG when it was on. It was secular humanist which was just the devil's work. Yes, that is what I was told. Of course, the kid really wanted to watch it.
 
2017-09-30 06:13:56 PM  
Fark your feelings!

Don't FARKING watch, morans.
 
2017-09-30 06:14:17 PM  
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2017-09-30 06:15:03 PM  
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2017-09-30 06:16:04 PM  
Hey offended Christians. Remember this:

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2017-09-30 06:16:27 PM  
Pretty sure you could just post the headline "Christians are upset" every day, and there'd be a new article to back that up.
 
2017-09-30 06:18:09 PM  
If they don't like it, they can try making their own sci-fi show. I'm farking sick of people whining about how some show or movie or comic book or music or whatever isn't pandering to their specific ideology. You don't like it, whatever, come up with your own thing, instead of expecting everybody to do things your way. I don't give a fark if it's Christians, alt-righters, PC lefties, or what the fark ever. They're all a bunch of annoying assholes.
 
2017-09-30 06:18:16 PM  

dennysgod: Hey offended Christians. Remember this:

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Pretty sure that's what Jesus said to the second Corinthians.
 
2017-09-30 06:19:38 PM  

Mugato: Gary-L: Long story short, Discovery sucks giant donkey balls

I don't like to judge a show on its first episode, especially Trek but it was pretty bad. I would accept any contrived goofy reason why their ship looks like it's 50 years newer than the TNG Enterprise but I wouldn't know about it anyway since I'm not doing their streaming service bullshiat.

Oh, CBS is delivering the show via its online access port, yet the episodes are 40-minutes long

That's because they have two options $10 for no commercials and $6 for commercials included so it has to have the running time as if it had commercials.


And how exactly does that make ANY sense when none of the pertinent delivery vehicles (CBS "AA" streaming, Netflix streaming, pirate streaming, and pirate downloads) care 2 shiats whether a program is 40 minutes or 400 minutes?  The limit only makes sense if they plan to air on a time limited format like traditional live commercial broadcast TV / syndication.
 
2017-09-30 06:21:14 PM  
The society in the show worshiped a false god and stuck to beliefs that were not only factually, objectively, and provably incorrect, they were beliefs that would lead to the death of all in their society.

If Christians see that and think it applies to them, who am I to argue?
 
2017-09-30 06:21:23 PM  

LectertheChef: If they don't like it, they can try making their own sci-fi show. I'm farking sick of people whining about how some show or movie or comic book or music or whatever isn't pandering to their specific ideology. You don't like it, whatever, come up with your own thing, instead of expecting everybody to do things your way. I don't give a fark if it's Christians, alt-righters, PC lefties, or what the fark ever. They're all a bunch of annoying assholes.


Uh, they did, roughly 2,000 years ago.  Of course it was actually a spinoff.
 
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