The Orville - Season 2 trailer, page 19
Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:32 AM
It looks like star trek that is self aware. I am hopeful.
Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:45 AM
My spread for how long this lasts?
If it is really good with near-Galaxy Quest level reverence and lamp shading while still being a good comedy? Cancelled before the season is done.
Family Guy set on a spaceship? 6 seasons.
I'm modestly hopeful here. Favreau doesn't tend to put his efforts into anything really bad, and when MacFarlane is on his game with something he is passionate about? He truly can be an amazing comedic mind (see Ted). So, I can see this being a solid thing.
Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:34 PM
Saw Macfarlanes Cosmos series and it was completely laugh free.
He's just not funny any more, never has been and since we can infer he writes and endorses every single joke in every episode of Family Guy, Bordertown, the Cleveland show, Ted 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West and had minimal contribution to the vastly superior Ted film and American Dad show, we can know this will suck.
Seriously the trailer didn't make me laugh in the slightest, still beats last years Ghostbusters though.
Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:52 AM
Discovery looks godawful, I wouldn't be surprised if Orville went for more sci fi concepts and weighty issues (to be eschewed for cheap laughs) episodically then Discovery too.
You saw it in the trailer, Discovery opted to show Lucas approved monotone acting, rock music, pandering to the Abrams Trek crowd with SFX flares etc.
Orvilles trailer makes me wish Macfarlane was approached to make new Trek, he is known for comedies but Cosmos proves he can do other things and maybe he could have progressed there.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:04 PM
Production values aside some of Orville was ok Ill keep watching
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:22 PM
I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire I usually feel to punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action. For some reason, he just looks irritating.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:09 PM
I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire to I usually feel punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action. For some reason, he just looks irritating.
The Germans have a word for that. Backpfeifengesicht. Will Wheaton's face does the same thing to me.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:15 AM
Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:35 AM
It has potential, but the tone of that pilot was all over the place. Not enough jokes to be the straight parody that everyone probably assumed it would be, and not enough plot to really invest in otherwise.
Pretty good description.
Halfway through I looked at the clock and said out loud "wow this really didn't need to be an hour long". I'll watch a couple more episodes because it was overall better than I expected, but hopefully they work out that comedy/drama balance going forward.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:09 AM
I'm just glad my initial fear of 'family guy in space' was put to rest.
Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:27 AM
I ended up enjoying it more than I thought that I would.
The humour wasn't as over the top as I had been fearing, though I do think there were some things that could have been toned down (for example, did we really need to see the dog licking itself?). I also hope that the show finds its balance between drama and comedy as the season goes on and the writers settle in.
I was also really impressed with the design of the Orville itself. The design of the ship grew on me quite a bit as the episode went on, and most of the VFX associated with the ship I was quite pleased by (for some reason, seeing those old school streaking "warp stars" made this guy quite happy). I found the audio effects were good, too - all the "future sounds" felt right. Interiors were totally okay.
The characters were generally likeable. At least, none of them have come across as terribly annoying yet (though I feel that Macfarlane is probably the weakest out of the bunch, probably as no surprise). I will be curious to see if Kitan and Isaac get more exposure as I've found them to be the most compelling so far.
I really hope that both this and Discovery end up doing well. Given that each are trying to do two different things, there's room for both to exist.
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