September 22, 2017

This Did Not Suck

The Orville does not seem to be high art, but it's solid. I've seen two episodes and I'm tentatively optimistic.  

I was (pleasantly) surprised that its not a typical Seth McFarlane 44 joke a minute comedy, but rather a very Star Trekesque show done largely straight with a sitcom side-plot and a fair amount of snark. 

One thing I do like is that this is not the United Federation of Planets Planetary Union flagship/hottest, most cutting edge starship, but a mass produced 5th rate scout vessel whose captain and several of his crew have and this is their last chance to avoid being cashiered. They have this chance due mainly to a severe fleetwide crew shortage due to the recent massive expansion of the Union. This is, however, a small ship, with routine duties, so how much trouble could these spacers possibly get into?


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:02 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 So far, even with the fart jokes, it's more Star Trek than the new Star Trek.

Posted by: Rick C at Tue Sep 26 07:40:48 2017 (ITnFO)

2 I watched the first two episodes last night, and the highlight was getting Adrianne Palicki out of her uniform. It's just not clicking with me.


Posted by: J Greely at Tue Sep 26 10:17:24 2017 (tgyIO)

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