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Dougie
Sun, Dec 31, 2017, 5:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Mad Idolatry

I’d like to see MacBraga and team do a re-envisionment of Threshold through Orville. Perhaps they can weave Neelix and StutterManReg into it somehow.
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Dougie
Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 9:28am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Mad Idolatry

As do I, Skweeky. I began losing mine in the late 80's, as senior in college. Stewart represented the virile bald Alpha male. I immediately respected the man and patterned some of my life after his mannerisms, including some stoic behaviors I wish I had not developed. They were more the Picard character than the man himself, as I later realized, but I was an impressionable. It was better than John Larroquette's Night Court character Dan Fielding... who by the way I also think was one of the funnier actors... and was someone making an impression on me at an earlier time when I should have been learning more respect. (Turns out he was in Star Trek III)

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Dougie
Sun, Dec 24, 2017, 10:00am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: New Dimensions

“Let’s get out of here before one of those things kills Guy”

“Can you fashion a rudimentary lathe”

You know, funny
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Dougie
Sun, Dec 24, 2017, 7:23am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Mad Idolatry

It makes me long for Picard. There was a man of few vanities. I will allow him the uniform pulls - I hear they were very poorly fitted.
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Dougie
Sat, Dec 23, 2017, 9:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Mad Idolatry

It feels like every camera angle with MacFarlane is designed to get us to accept his hairpiece. Sad that someone so set on how beliefy they are not, is caught up on their own simple vanity. He’ll have no business lecturing me on any topic with that level of sloppy philosophy.
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Dougie
Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 9:39pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: New Dimensions

i can’t get through it. i fall asleep. every time. tried 5 times to watch it.

And to be fair, that elevator alien is really *not funny*.
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Dougie
Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 12:30pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: New Dimensions

i’m trying to get this to play on foxnow on my apple tv and it just will not do it. keeps giving me a content error right after the fox logo.

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Dougie
Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 7:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Firestorm

I feel a consistent theme emerges in the entire series:

Good cinematography
Good music
Good cgi
Average directing
Mediocre writing
Cardboard acting

Perhaps another look at the distribution of funds.
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Dougie
Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 6:18am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Into the Fold

I finished it. It felt like some odd mix between that VOY episode with Neelix and Tuvok and the Maglev, and Alien: Covenant. And a rewatch confirms Claire chose to raise the kids single. Just an awful show and belongs with VOY Threshold.
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Dougie
Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 6:14am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Cupid's Dagger

The Bortus line is just stolen material line from Morbo unfortunately. I tried to laugh but just missed Futurama.
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Dougie
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 5:29pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Firestorm

@Dave I thought maybe that but it was a medical reference so I would assume everything would be aligned to Union time references. Perhaps not something we can come to terms yet with only two data points. I don’t recall a third time reference yet unless we include Isaac’s reference to Claire’s children’s behavior which would then force sequence this episode after Into the Fold.
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Dougie
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 11:50am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Firestorm

The Orville episodes are serialized but not harshly. There was a 6-month reference in this episode, yet there was a 1-year reference in the last episode with the Bortis/Klyden offspring getting shots.

If they want the series to not be Star Trek then Yellow Alert has to go. There are simply too many Trekkian references. That is why it feels so derivative and the comparisons will continue.

I lost Lost at the polar bear. I am amused at how people watched those earlier serials, and speak of their viewing habits in retrospect. It’s almost Orvillian.
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Dougie
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 9:01am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Firestorm

@Liam good one with the Barclay link
Yes she should have had the book thrown at her. However I’ve noticed every time they have “The Admiral” on giving the Assignment of the Week, he always looks like he’s about to reach into his desk for a bottle of whiskey and Just did a line. So my general sense is “The Union” isn’t as strict as The Federation even though in this galaxy they’ve just about copied everything.

In many ways, Ed Mercer’s universe is the one created by the Thermians. It’s an almost exact copy of Star Trek. But they didn’t understand the context. Ie it was developed by Peter Griffin instead of Gene Roddenberry, so there’s bad humor where there should be parables and morality plays.
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Dougie
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 11:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Firestorm

It was okay. Picardo shoe-horned in. He was such a great dad in that Voyager episode but they made him awful here.

I saw it coming with the Doctor surgery scene. It was too far out. I suddenly realized they were testing her at that point.

Fox Now has the commercials on overdrive. Pretty awful user experience to have 9 commercials every 4 minutes.
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Dougie
Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 11:11am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Cupid's Dagger

Hmm Seth finds his acting voice when he’s portraying bisexual character tendencies. Surprise! I liked Rob Lowe. I thought it was him throughout and he carried the part with ease. Otherwise it felt like a well traveled script. It had the feeling of an episode of The Office, as was mentioned earlier.

I do not think the timing of the episode is unfortunate. MacFarlane was making Weinstein jokes years back, as he was Spacey jokes. The fact that Rapp has come forward is stunning. If there is truth to the Takei allegation then that is stunning also.
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Dougie
Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 2:54pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Into the Fold

My sister and I were raised into our teens and adulthood by my father alone. We were mostly respectful, and I never remember a time when we behaved like those children. Perhaps it was because of the circumstances, mom died of a horrific illness, so our tendencies to be little snots was tempered by a dose of growing up early. We don't know the reason Claire is a single mother, however judging from the delinquency of the children, there was never a cohesive family, and that translates as well into whatever century Orville is taking place as it does ours.

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Dougie
Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 10:05am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Into the Fold

Not even clever writing would be needed to introduce these chronic juvenile delinquents into one of the 7 earlier episodes. Their behavior would easily have had them expelled from the Orville School, brought up on numerous infractions in any Orville play area, banned from the Orville Cafeteria for food throwing and screaming and running with trays, banned from the Orville Swimming and Rec Center for towel fights, throwing ice cubes, and pushing other kids, and a host of other run-on sentence infractions. Any of which could have had the Doctor called away for us to see, for example while dealing with some Norm McDonald wiener problem during the opening credits.

I'm not even clever and I came up with those making coffee, and it's better than anything they were paid to write.
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Dougie
Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 4:43am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Into the Fold

"You are not as intellectually stunted as I previously believed" - best robot line to date. It took 8 Episodes for the robot to have one mildly funny line. The rest of the steamy mess, I couldn't make it through, I ended right after that. Perhaps I'll catch it on Netflix on the binge. Of course I raced home as soon as my friends texted me that Orville had been renewed, to get a comment out. I didn't hear how many on the renewal, but if it's VOY level, there must be 20+ in the chute to get this right.

This is the first one I could not finish.
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Dougie
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 6:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

Yes “Dave in MN” because I was reposting intact a comment I made on another forum. Your bias continues. There was none in my comment. Please do not make trouble. Thank you very much.
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Dougie
Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 11:04am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

I wrote this 6 months ago on another forum with regard to a news item, saw it, and thought it relevant:

Article headline: Travelers Warned to Stay Away From Texas After Sanctuary Cities Ban

I'm curious why we even have a Constitution? If "public social media opinion" is more important, or a judges "ideas" are more important, then why not just let these things determine the outcome of ALL things in the land.

So, if we don't like Trump today, we can remove him because our opinion says that's what we want. If we don't like Anderson Cooper's hair tomorrow, we can remove him from the airwaves. If we don't like Jeff Bezos' latest expansion plans, we can take his money and pitch-cap him, because opinion says so. If we want to eat all the whales and collapse the ecosystem, then so be it, because that's what we wanted.

In the end, we are a nation of laws, or we are a nation of opinion. I like being a nation of laws. Let's enforce them, and see if things improve. Not enforcing them has turned this country into a weird form of Hunger Games for Social Attention.



Maybe MacFarlane noticed something similar and made a story for it. Again, the story is decent, the presentation is spotty, and to be absolutely clear, my comment on this episode said: IT WAS GOING WELL. My specific comment is on musical score and MacFarlane's inability to act as the show's lead. These are surgical comments, quite specific, and quite obvious within this episode.

That is all.
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Dougie
Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 1:28pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

So your opinion is I’m wasting my time. Got it. I have no opinion about what you do with yourself or your time, There’s no anger, no frustration, no misdirected passion. Check that. Jammer knows my email he can contact me and ask me to leave. I’ll do so if he does that.
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Dougie
Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 11:23am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

@wolfstar - the story within this episode, decent as it is, is lost. My Red Button is at 999,999 with some, you’d suspect.

Thanks for the coffee!
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Dougie
Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 11:07am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

iDon’t like Apple but I use an iPhone. I also use a Blackberry Priv and can go on all day about what they do wrong.

It is clear since the Sheen Roast that MacFarlane has a Shatner mancrush. It’s also clear he wants in on the Trek franchise, and as Executive Producer is now buying his way to it. I shall be his harshest critic for this act.

In one of the movie threads I suggested people must see the latest JJ crapocalypse before saying bad things. I would be an absolute hypocrite to not watch this show and then comment. Again I am suspect of those with Pom poms on this forum. Jammer is respected. An influencer from a network wouldn’t surprise me.

A forum is a virtual living room and I’m glad Jammer makes his couches available. There will be all types. I like a funny troll as much as carrying water for the newbs on occasion. But are any of you giving a real care or feels here beyond what this is?
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Dougie
Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 3:16am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

@Jpaul. I like the angle. Example. Like us and elected a Zuckerberg like character, because he was young and cool and wore a hip piece of clothing. And then moved the society in a stupid direction. Like us. And then the culture we see emerges. Now we have something like trek. But without any depth, we have Family Guy Trek, but we don’t have that because it’s not funny and there aren’t any cut away scenes. So it’s derivative, but not even, as usual. What a mess.

I watched an episode of Cannon to hear the music effects in full force. I love the Jokes about him getting out of his Lincoln...
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Dougie
Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 7:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

It was sort of going well. And then we start getting these 1980s crime drama music scores intermixed with sci fi. Focus gone. What was the show again? Why is Seth McFarlane still the star? Why do I feel every scene he’s in is on the precipice of a b-movie show tune breakout? And I swear I saw in prior comments someone knocked Galaxy Quest.

This continued farce shall not buy MacFarlane a seat at any captains table I’m aware of.
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