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2018-02-09 01:34:31 PM  
That's actually one of the four network shows I do watch.
 
2018-02-09 01:37:55 PM  
So no chance of Mockingbird returning to Agents of SHIELD?
 
2018-02-09 01:38:15 PM  
Best Star Trek show since DS9.

/Yeah, I said it.
 
2018-02-09 01:41:14 PM  
Old news is old - this was confirmed last year, while the first series was airing.
 
2018-02-09 01:42:47 PM  
Pitch Norm MacDonald out the airlock and it will be a much better show.

Still pretty darn good though
 
2018-02-09 01:43:39 PM  
It's okay.
 
2018-02-09 01:44:29 PM  
What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.
 
2018-02-09 01:46:43 PM  
I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.
 
2018-02-09 01:47:20 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.


Star Trek: TOS was a parody of itself from the get-go
 
2018-02-09 01:48:40 PM  
I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.
 
2018-02-09 01:49:20 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.


and there's really not that many dick jokes. the later episodes were pretty serious in tone beginning to end.

it's a wonderfully fun show that i was not expecting to enjoy at all
 
2018-02-09 01:51:29 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.


I thought it was about an old popcorn tycoon.  No?
 
2018-02-09 01:52:14 PM  
I've been a fan. I like that I get a lot of my sci-fi wants met, even though I have to view a few different series to do it.

Orville isn't everything, but it feels unique to me. I haven't watched a lot of the cable sci-fi series though.
 
2018-02-09 01:55:37 PM  

Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.


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2018-02-09 02:00:01 PM  
Firefly?
 
2018-02-09 02:02:03 PM  

Wellon Dowd: I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.


You say that as if SG-1, WH-13 and other sci-fi shows that had a mix of comedy and drama don't exist.
 
2018-02-09 02:05:50 PM  
The Orville feels like the bridge between the TOS era and TNG era. Campy & serious like TOS, but without the '60s hippy nonsense like TNG. The Bortus hatching/sexual reassignment episodes were both TOS campy and yet TNG serious.

I'll catch up with Discovery when I have a chance to binge watch on a CBS Access free trial (or just wait until CBS reruns the episodes on the regular network).
 
2018-02-09 02:06:50 PM  

Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.


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2018-02-09 02:07:00 PM  

Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.


"Ugh, people treating other cultures with respect?  Women being treated like actual sentient beings instead of objects to be used by men?  Racism and xenophobia are destructive and counter to truly civilized society?  People should seek to educate themselves and make informed choices about their lives instead of blindly following the crowd?  Just because a lot of people believe an unjust or immoral thing is acceptable or even desirable doesn't mean they're right?  What the hell is this libtard political stink!?"
 
2018-02-09 02:07:47 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Wellon Dowd: I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.

You say that as if SG-1, WH-13 and other sci-fi shows that had a mix of comedy and drama don't exist.


SG-1 had some great lighthearted episodes.
 
2018-02-09 02:08:26 PM  
one of the few things my family does together is watch The Orville on Sunday nights.
 
2018-02-09 02:10:30 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.

"Ugh, people treating other cultures with respect?  Women being treated like actual sentient beings instead of objects to be used by men?  Racism and xenophobia are destructive and counter to truly civilized society?  People should seek to educate themselves and make informed choices about their lives instead of blindly following the crowd?  Just because a lot of people believe an unjust or immoral thing is acceptable or even desirable doesn't mean they're right?  What the hell is this libtard political stink!?"


I know, right!?!
 
2018-02-09 02:11:58 PM  
I've said before, The Orville is the first Trek-style show that actually feels like my time in the military. The characters feel right, the personalities feel right, the genuine, human reactions to different situations feel right.
And for people who say that there's no way anyone would do some of the dumb things they do, I was Military Intelligence, and book smart definitely did NOT always equal street smart. Some of the dumbest things I saw were done by the smartest people I knew.

That's why I like Orville. It feels real.
 
2018-02-09 02:13:27 PM  

BadReligion: Dingleberry Dickwad: Wellon Dowd: I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.

You say that as if SG-1, WH-13 and other sci-fi shows that had a mix of comedy and drama don't exist.

SG-1 had some great lighthearted episodes.


"In the middle of my backswing!"
 
2018-02-09 02:13:44 PM  
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2018-02-09 02:14:31 PM  
From the various discussions about the series in other threads (and here), it seems like quite a few people are watching it.
 
2018-02-09 02:16:59 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I've said before, The Orville is the first Trek-style show that actually feels like my time in the military. The characters feel right, the personalities feel right, the genuine, human reactions to different situations feel right.
And for people who say that there's no way anyone would do some of the dumb things they do, I was Military Intelligence, and book smart definitely did NOT always equal street smart. Some of the dumbest things I saw were done by the smartest people I knew.

That's why I like Orville. It feels real.


I personally loved the episode where pilot dude was pranking Isaac. That definitely felt like the kinda shiat we did to each other in the military. If there was a way to do what Isaac did to the pilot that was safe and reversible, it would have been done before.
 
2018-02-09 02:20:14 PM  
I guess the Fark moderators really like the Orville. There's probably a headline a week praising it as the best thing on TV.
 
2018-02-09 02:25:13 PM  
Future Man?
 
2018-02-09 02:25:34 PM  
I've never been a fan of Seth MacFarlane's brand of humor. Family Guy, etc...

But he did done good on this one. Best episode by far was the cupid episode, followed by the upvote/downvote episode. I actually prefer the lighter episodes to the heavier ones, but it's a nice mishmash.
 
2018-02-09 02:25:48 PM  

Kid the Universe: Teufelaffe: What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.

and there's really not that many dick jokes. the later episodes were pretty serious in tone beginning to end.

it's a wonderfully fun show that i was not expecting to enjoy at all


Really they just need to fine tune the type of humor a bit. They're getting the ratio about right, but I think they need to make the humor more incidental rather than part of the plot. For instance, helmsman humping the statue was farking stupid and seemed like it was meant to be funny.
 
2018-02-09 02:25:52 PM  

physt: Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.

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Gotta love the slow jerk.

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2018-02-09 02:30:41 PM  
I like it. It's earned S2.
 
2018-02-09 02:47:17 PM  
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2018-02-09 02:47:18 PM  

Teufelaffe: What I thought The Orville was going to be: A Star Trek parody, with dick jokes.
What The Orville turned out to be: A new Star Trek series, with dick jokes.


Because mine's bigger!
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2018-02-09 02:48:34 PM  

smrtone: Best Star Trek show since DS9.

/Yeah, I said it.


If you could work in a bad marijuana joke and then have Seth Mcfarlane give it a wooden reading then you could write for The Orville.
 
2018-02-09 02:52:23 PM  
I didn't make it past the first ep, but then again I don't like Star Trek, although I do like sci-fi.
 
2018-02-09 02:55:35 PM  
I tried to watch THE ORVILLE.  I really did.  It absolutely does STAR TREK better than the official series
has been in decades, but the presence of Seth MacFarlane is an absolute anathema to me, and the
visceral sense of revulsion I have at the pre-adolescent humour and the incessant repetition of gags that
rob them of any humour they might have had, and artless mugging to the camera being passed off as
being 'hip' and 'meta'.

Kudos to him for being able to leverage his love of STAR TREK into a successful show, but I just can't
handle his style.
 
2018-02-09 03:00:38 PM  
Subby's right about one thing.  I'm not watching this show.

I did try it.  Watched about five episodes.  Not my cup of tea.

Happily, The Expanse season two is now on Amazon Prime and season three will be coming up in the next couple months on SyFy.  Now THAT'S the best show you may not be watching.
 
2018-02-09 03:01:17 PM  

idrow: I didn't make it past the first ep, but then again I don't like Star Trek, although I do like sci-fi.


I thought the first couple episodes were a bit weak and the humor was forced. If you make it past those there is some actual decent sci-fi. The humor still needs a bit of work, but it's not as bad in most of the other episodes.
 
2018-02-09 03:09:37 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Subby's right about one thing.  I'm not watching this show.

I did try it.  Watched about five episodes.  Not my cup of tea.

Happily, The Expanse season two is now on Amazon Prime and season three will be coming up in the next couple months on SyFy.  Now THAT'S the best show you may not be watching.


The Expanse S2 is on Prime now?  I know what I'm doing this weekend.
 
2018-02-09 03:12:41 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: but the presence of Seth MacFarlane is an absolute anathema to me, and the
visceral sense of revulsion I have at the pre-adolescent humour and the incessant repetition of gags that
rob them of any humour they might have had, and artless mugging to the camera being passed off as
being 'hip' and 'meta'.


I don't know, where? They chopped the guy's leg off and they laughed at a "Seinfeld" episode. Do you want me to count up the goofy ass Star Trek episodes?
 
2018-02-09 03:15:20 PM  
It started slow, but the later episodes felt like they were finding their groove. It started to feel like a cross between TNG and SG1. As others have noted, the crews interactions feels right, more closely with my experiences in the military. I like the mix of light and heavy too, more realistic.
 
2018-02-09 03:19:13 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: BadReligion: Dingleberry Dickwad: Wellon Dowd: I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.

You say that as if SG-1, WH-13 and other sci-fi shows that had a mix of comedy and drama don't exist.

SG-1 had some great lighthearted episodes.

"In the middle of my backswing!"


Dammit. Too late. But in true SG-1 style there was some serious drama in that episode as well.
 
2018-02-09 03:22:09 PM  
If by "best" subby means boring and infantile, yet it is the best.  It certain is competing with the "Kardashian" market.
 
2018-02-09 03:25:51 PM  

Teufelaffe: Jack Sabbath: Subby's right about one thing.  I'm not watching this show.

I did try it.  Watched about five episodes.  Not my cup of tea.

Happily, The Expanse season two is now on Amazon Prime and season three will be coming up in the next couple months on SyFy.  Now THAT'S the best show you may not be watching.

The Expanse S2 is on Prime now?  I know what I'm doing this weekend.


Yeah.  Came out yesterday.
 
2018-02-09 03:32:00 PM  

odinkirk: Dingleberry Dickwad: BadReligion: Dingleberry Dickwad: Wellon Dowd: I hope they decide by then if it is a comedy or a drama. Because 40 minutes of a drama with 8 minutes of a comedy sprinkled around doesn't cut it.

You say that as if SG-1, WH-13 and other sci-fi shows that had a mix of comedy and drama don't exist.

SG-1 had some great lighthearted episodes.

"In the middle of my backswing!"

Dammit. Too late. But in true SG-1 style there was some serious drama in that episode as well.


That's probably the single best SG-1 episode in the entire 10 seasons.

I see SG-1 as the holy grail of balancing humor and drama in a sci-fi show. Not all sci-fi needs to be comedic, however if you're gonna mix comedy and drama in a sci-fi show, that's the way to do it.
 
2018-02-09 03:39:25 PM  
Future Man?
 
2018-02-09 03:41:39 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I tried to watch THE ORVILLE.  I really did.  It absolutely does STAR TREK better than the official series
has been in decades, but the presence of Seth MacFarlane is an absolute anathema to me, and the
visceral sense of revulsion I have at the pre-adolescent humour and the incessant repetition of gags that
rob them of any humour they might have had, and artless mugging to the camera being passed off as
being 'hip' and 'meta'.

Kudos to him for being able to leverage his love of STAR TREK into a successful show, but I just can't
handle his style.


This. I think he's a talented guy, but I stopped watching Orville as soon as Seth started talking.
 
2018-02-09 03:49:40 PM  

Subtonic: I gave it a chance after Got Ham, surprisingly it was kinda okay.  It's got some heavy libtarded political stink on it, but okay.


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