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Mentor397
Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 5:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Home

I posted before, and since then, there has been _nothing_ from _anyone_ in the know about Alara's departure.

I know that IMDB is not infallible, but the fact that they have Alara listed for the rest of the season, combined with the derth of real information or comment, makes me think this is merely a break, at best, and a Brian Griffin moment at worst. Best. Shrug, I'm not really commenting on whether it's a good idea, just whether we've seen the last of Alara.

I/we'll find out in a couple days, more'n likely, but I think that given schedule constraints, Halston Sage may have a more limited role in a few episodes, while the replacement security officer will continue to annoy the crew who will ultimately welcome back Alara in desperation and open arms.
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Mentor397
Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 10:13pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Home

I liked Alara. I'm not sure why. Her being cute surely helped, but it seemed like there were more directions to take the character, with less opportunities for _just_ crass humor. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the humor, but sometimes it's overplayed.

I didn't know she was leaving. While I try to find out information from the shows I watch, I try really hard to avoid spoilers, save for previews from the next episode. As far as the show goes, this pretty much came out of nowhere. I've since looked and seen the rumor about her dating career, and if so, that's disappointing. I don't care who she dates, but it's hard on the fans.

Aside from that, this show mostly works. I hope the temporary security guy stays temporary. So far, his schtick seems to just be that he's annoying. Originally, I'd assumed it was a way to justify Alara coming back on the ship, but now I think it's to torture the fans.
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Mentor397
Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 4:12am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

I don't hate The Orville - in fact, I see it as I once saw Star Trek: The Next Generation. Star Trek: TNG was at the right time in my life, when I was a young teen, and I was fresh off of Star Wars and movies like Star Trek II. I wanted action, adventure, some science, and a cool looking ship.

In the end, I got Star Trek: TNG and was mostly disappointed. I'm not saying that every episode should be about action, but my interests lie more toward the technology than the people that operated it.

In similar ways, The Orville is the same thing. I like the fact that it doesn't take itself as seriously as Trek did/does. I dislike the fact that everything on The Orville exists at or just below the surface. I like the technology shown, but I dislike how shallow it exists in the show - it reminds me of the original Star Trek, in a way. There's as much technobabble, but there's little attempt to make it _seem_ like it's real within the show.

This episode was about characters, and it took a while to get to where little it was heading. I don't mind that, though it meant that with my goldfish-inspired attention span, it took me all night to watch it. (I'm writing this while taking a break in the middle of Primal Urges.)

It also occurs to me that regardless of MacFarlane has on his plate, only fourteen episodes this season should mean more of an effort. I'm probably spoiled by Game of Thrones, but I would expect less from a show that had twice the number of episodes in a season. Having an episode about "nothing", while interesting, also means that the loss of more otherwise memorable episodes is far greater.

Whew. Sorry about the length! I tend to babble when I'm on pain meds.
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Mentor397
Mon, Dec 3, 2018, 8:36am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Thirty Days

It could be worse - they could have bumped him back to ensign for as long as Harry Kim was. At least Paris got to rebel a bit.
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Mentor397
Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 6:01pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Mad Idolatry

I have my own blog where I posted a much-poorer review of the series, from the standpoint of this episode. That's not important. I commented on some similarities and differences with the Fox show, Firefly.

Needless to say, I found it an interesting coincidence that later in this episode, one of the guest stars on that show, in the episode "Safe" was in this episode, "Mad Idolatry" - Erica Tazel.

I really hope this show does better than Firefly did. I'm still on the fence about the show in general, but I definitely think it takes more than twelve episodes for a series to find its footing and figure out where it wants to go. The seeds are here for a decent show, if they have the wit to make proper use of them.
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Mentor397
Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 7:29am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

It's late, but I finally finished this episode. It feels like it hit me with a rock. This feels about as heavy handed and unsubtle as Star Trek: TNG too oftendid. I'm not saying it's bad to emulate Star Trek, nor do I think there are a lot of options for an hour-long episodic show, but it gets old really quick.

My biggest problem is something that just occurred to me - This show has already been renewed for a second season. That's fine. The offensive part is that Firefly didn't even get a full one. Fifteen years aren't long enough for these wounds to heal.
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Mentor397
Sat, Apr 2, 2011, 10:05pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: Redemption, Part II

I didn't have much to say really, I enjoy your take on these episodes, even if I don't always agree with them. I wanted to point out, politely, before anyone else in a mean way might, that it's "brig" not "bring".

Seriously, good work.

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Mentor397
Mon, May 11, 2009, 8:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Booby Trap

For the episode Booby Trap, I wonder how the officers aboard the Enterprise can reconcile their feelings about putting their lives in the control of computers with how they regularly entrust Data with the same. It might seem a giant step for us in the early 21st-century, but in the 24th, I'd be surprised if that step wasn't crossed quite regularly.
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