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Vger23
Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 4:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

Dave in MN, you're definitely a "homer," huh?

I'm a Vice President at a $5B sector in the defense contractor business (human resources) and I also was, up until my promotion to VP, the head coach of a varsity HS football team.

I'm hardly a homebody nor do I consider my career a stagnant or sedentary one. So I find your comment to be a little off.

The characters on Orville are largely unprofessional idiots that wouldn't last a week in a private sector job, let alone in a space exploration service . As I said, that's not a jab...that's part of the fun. But it is also intentional and true. I like the characters, but they are buffoons. It's like "The Office" in space.

Not sure what the defensive attitude is. I'm glad you like the show. I like it too. That's not the argument. But this was a shit episode (it happens...it's ok) and the characters are largely morons.
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Vger23
Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 1:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

I always find it amusing when people say "this is how REAL PEOPLE would behave in space."

No. No frigging way. The show is fun and unique because it is NOT how real people would behave in space. These people are all, maybe with the exception of Cmdr. Grayson, a bunch of unprofessional clowns hung up on dating drama. Most of the plots count on people being buffoonish and unprofessional.

That's not a knock on the show, btw...that's part of what makes it fun and light.

But I've worked in fast food restaurants with less buffoonery than the crew of The Orville exhibits.
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Vger23
Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 8:21am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

So it was deliberately cliche, boring and banal to bring in people who appreciate that kind of thing?

I'm not sure that's an excuse I find fulfilling!
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Vger23
Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 11:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Ja'loja

I'm sorry to say that this was the weakest, most inconsequential episode of the series thus far, which is really perplexing for a season opener.

Ummm...ugh.

It had no main plot whatsoever, and was instead just a string of subplots crammed together with barely any common tie. There was no adventure, no space exploration, no conflict, no sci-if concept. Just a very weak Amok Time rip-off as a catalyst to get everyone thinking about dating so that you could drive some contrived relationship humor into the script. It was essentially a half-hour cheap sitcom script stretched out dreadfully over an hour and set on a spaceship.

Pretty disappointing, and I liked season 1 a fair amount.

I hope it gets better.
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Vger23
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 9:36am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: First Season Recap

I think the S1 ratings for DS9 are EXTREMELY generous. Yes, this is a very good series (easily my second-favorite after the "incapable of ever being de-throned TOS), but the first season of DS9 is nearly unwatchable.

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