The Orville |OT| MacFarlane's sci-fi com-, wait it's a drama!? That can't be right

#63
Wow, wtf was with that football? They delay Orville, then they don't even let you watch the end of the game. It's like an insult to both Orville and football fans.
 
#65
Wow, wtf was with that football? They delay Orville, then they don't even let you watch the end of the game. It's like an insult to both Orville and football fans.
I was kinda shocked at that, i thought it was a rule after the Heidi game that all gamrs had to play out or maybe that was a rule for another channel.
 
#82
Well, I'm hoping enough of you have seen pinhead by now. But this episode
has the same plot as the pilot to The Original Series. Which is cool because this is exactly like what I wanted this series to be. Rewrites of Star Trek episodes, but with humor.
But I have to admit that the humor has been lacking a bit.
 

DarthWoo

I'm glad Grandpa porked a Chinese Muslim
#88
This is so Star Trek I'm surprised Paramount/CBS don't sue. I think the show has promise, though.
I've noticed several sound effects that are ripped straight from Trek, tonight specifically was the alarm during
the euthanasia protocol.
 
#94
I like this show. With the new Star Trek moving to a closed service that I am not going to pay for, The Orville is a close enough facsimile with the added bonus af having some jokes thrown in to boot. Tonight's episode was more drama than comedy which is alright by me. Whether or not it is as good as a classic Stat Trek episode is up for debate (I don't think it was), but I'm willing to keep watching in the hopes that it gets better and fills that sci fi void.
 

DarthWoo

I'm glad Grandpa porked a Chinese Muslim
#98
The design of the ships really bother me, the back end makes no sense
I see it as their attempt to sort of go with something vaguely resembling an Alcubierre drive, although if each engine can operate independently with the other two disabled, I guess that doesn't make much sense.
 
lol wow, the "homage" is so close it hurts. This episode was basically "Disaster" from TNG, complete with a baby, a woman feeling unqualified, and the ship in danger.