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Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 12:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part II

Throwing in jokes in serious, even desperate, situations is actually precisely how people operate in my experience. It's an essential survival mechanism. The Orville isn't interested in being realistic (and it shouldn't be), but this tendency to "inappropriate humoir" is pretty realistic.

It's a light hearted show, as was true of Star Trek from the beginning. But this has never got in the way of playing around with serious enough issues. I've only watched the first half dozen episodes of the first Discovery season, and it strikes me as giving up on this. It seemed not to be interested in being serious in any real way.

I disagree with Jammers assumption that there is anything inconsistent the way Isaac cooperated in the plans for genocidal war initially till he flipped and betrayed his people. It would have been completely illogical to move earlier when there was no realistic chance of being effective. The Borg motto applies here - resistance would have been futile. In fact an intelligent human being with a full set of emotional capacities in the same situation would have tried to act in the same way - they just might not have been as good at it as Isaac was able to be.

And I agree those who see the actions of the Kaylon in their war as being far from logical or rational.
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