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File: c0ba03e2ac276e5⋯.jpg (155.73 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, orvillepromo-05.jpg)

File: 5a5197e897e90d1⋯.webm (6 MB, 640x360, 16:9, Will The Orville HURT Sta….webm)

09c849 No.61

The only series in Current Stardate that is actually Trek, and it took the world's premier high-functioning autist to pull it off.

Also, if CBS hadn't been pricks about it, this really WOULD have been Star Trek: Orville.

09c849 No.62

>>61

Man, I was just looking through jewtube for entries about Bortus and I'm starting to think that, if MacFarlane pulls this off, this might actually be the first step of reconciliation between the Left and the Right. There's something for everyone to love in the show, and something to piss everyone off, as well.


816fe7 No.72

Tonight's episode was good trek. Dyson sphere like ship, subplot where rest of crew zips off in ship while away team fends for itself. Liam fucking Neeson shows up as space Jesus.

Charlize Theron on next week's episode

I hope CBS is shitting themselves.


09c849 No.84

>>72

>Liam fucking Neeson shows up as space Jesus.

I DVRed it so I wouldn't have to sit through the commercials and it's just finishing up right now. If it's even half as awesome as you described, I'll probably need to wear a condom when I watch it.

I can't even imagine how ass-blasted CBS and the STD guys are, right now.


09c849 No.88

File: 3625a98b1399cc7⋯.png (346.98 KB, 518x370, 7:5, yaphit.png)

So, I just watched it. I've noticed this before, but Seth's borrowing heavily from TOS, although not in a bad way. This was a breathtaking retelling of "For The World I Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky."

I wish he'd ease up on the cringe-humor (as opposed to the genuine, natural humor). I also wish they'd quit harping on the divorce and I definitely want Kelly to quit breaking Ed's balls all the time in front of the crew.

I like that the Krill were mentioned, and I'm finding myself really warming to Bortus. He's like Tuvok played properly: not disgusted with everyone like Russ was, but instead restrained and constantly reminding himself that he's not on a Moclan ship and has to be patient with these bizarre but likeable aliens. His interactions with Klyden are interesting. Looking forward to an episode where he has to spend most of his annual piss being bothered by by Alara.

Speaking of best girl, I've realized why I like her so much. Her strength and durability are a huge asset, but she's still a kid and therefore very vulnerable to things on that level. It's a lovely little dichotomy, which the best characters in Star Trek have always had.

Norm MacDonald as "Sexual Harassment Booger" is fun, but they could be using him for actual missions every once in awhile. Given how badly he wants Sisko's sloppy seconds, I wouldn't be surprised if she eventually gives in and either goes on a date with him or else walks out of his quarters doing the most painful walk of shame in Human history.


816fe7 No.91

>>88

>Norm MacDonald as "Sexual Harassment Booger" is fun, but they could be using him for actual missions every once in awhile. Given how badly he wants Sisko's sloppy seconds, I wouldn't be surprised if she eventually gives in and either goes on a date with him or else walks out of his quarters doing the most painful walk of shame in Human history.

Damn, I remember reading Norm was involved and couldn't quite place my finger on the bogger voice, I should have put 2+2 together.

They've established his species is just a blob? He did make that penis gesture in one episode, could he pull the full Odo and go humanoid?

I like to see bogger curl up inside Sisko's sloppy seconds for a nap.

The penis jokes get tiresome, but I can deal with it. Maybe it's one of those "we promised Fox a comedy, so let's make the comedy so shit, they'll let us drop it" things?


09c849 No.98

>>91

>could he pull the full Odo and go humanoid?

I was wondering that, myself. Maybe that's how they'd handle a relationship with the doc. He suddenly turns into Norm MacDonald and starts wooing her, but has to keep running off to drink a solidifying agent or something.

>The penis jokes get tiresome, but I can deal with it. Maybe it's one of those "we promised Fox a comedy, so let's make the comedy so shit, they'll let us drop it" things?

Possibly, but he's got to be careful if he is doing that. He's got to time it perfectly between the audience building up to satisfactory numbers and the suits getting pissed off enough to cancel the show.


7d4670 No.100

>>98

>and the suits getting pissed off enough to cancel the show.

Haven’t they already moved it from Sunday to Thursday night? That’s got me a bit worried.


09c849 No.106

>>100

>That’s got me a bit worried.

Fox usually starts all their new stuff on Sundays because of the Simpsons/Family Guy audience, then throws it out of the nest to see if it can fly on its own. Thursday used to be the hottest night for television (Seinfeld, Friends, etc.), back in the day, so it should be okay for Orville. It's when it starts moving all over the schedule that we'll need to worry.


cef0db No.379

>>88

> I definitely want Kelly to quit breaking Ed's balls all the time in front of the crew

She's from America (region at least), and she's a woman. Why do you want the show to stop having social realism?


09c849 No.381

File: f5b136f4ae48e1e⋯.jpg (370.14 KB, 1600x1396, 400:349, startrek slave.jpg)

>>379

>Why do you want the show to stop having social realism?

Because I want an escape from social realism. Or, at the very least, I want them to go back to disguising it with alien cultures.

Hopefully a new episode tonight unless they've moved it, again.


816fe7 No.382

File: bb1b85b1cf2e627⋯.jpg (7.45 MB, 4800x2994, 800:499, atomic blonde.jpg)

>>381

>Hopefully a new episode tonight

… and guess who is going to be in it?


09c849 No.384

File: 4bc8e793c395d47⋯.jpg (80.8 KB, 705x530, 141:106, startrek rom.jpg)

>>382

Fingers crossed.


e38cdf No.430

File: c43c98adaa1f1af⋯.jpg (96.71 KB, 1200x675, 16:9, Riker.jpg)

Tonight's episode is directed by Jonathan Frakes

>>382

unnfff


09c849 No.435

File: 303bd35bb0732ad⋯.gif (973.98 KB, 500x250, 2:1, man farmer fran.gif)

>>430

>Tonight's episode is directed by Jonathan Frakes

It's a good life, sometimes.


816fe7 No.439

File: 171b8d5ef7cdbe2⋯.webm (6.9 MB, 462x360, 77:60, Millennium (1989) - Trail….webm)

I enjoyed the combination of references in tonight's episode to Vash, that episode with Matt Frewer as the time traveling thief, and the movie Millennium (1989) stealing the people from accidents in the past.


d48714 No.440

I couldn't finish the first episode. Nevermind some of the jokes falling flat - the flow of the scenes was just way, way off. Some of them could've simply been reordered for greater effect, and I realize suddenly how much I take for granted in TNG. Can anyone validate that/attest to how it is in the next episodes?


816fe7 No.442

>>440

I think overall the first and third episodes were the two weakest received overall, there's not much plot carryover except for the baby stuff and the ex-wife jokes so watching them out of order isn't a big problem.

I think out of the five aired so far, ep4 was the best so far, followed by ep2 and ep5 being pretty equally matched (I'd even rank ep3 with 2/5). There was a lot of dissent on ep3 and ep1, so ymmv.

tl;dr best to worst

4

5

2

3

1


d48714 No.446

>>442

thanks anon I'll give it another go sometime. Hopefully Riker Frakes' directing comes through. Honestly I'd expect better from Mcfarlane, who's already got all this TV experience, but I suppose this is his first time doing something greater than bottom-tier animated comedy. He's got too much potential to squander on friggin' family guy.


09c849 No.463

>>440

>Nevermind some of the jokes falling flat - the flow of the scenes was just way, way off.

It a pretty common problem, but they decrease as the show goes on. There was really only one cringey moment last night.

>>446

>Honestly I'd expect better from Mcfarlane, who's already got all this TV experience

Behind the camera. This is his biggest project in front of it. I suspect he's more comfortable with Peter or Ted as masks. That said, when Captain Ed is pissed, he goes full-Picard with the dressing-downs. It gave me goosebumps the first time.

>but I suppose this is his first time doing something greater than bottom-tier animated comedy. He's got too much potential to squander on friggin' family guy.

He is very gifted. Like the South Park guys, if anyone bothers seeing below the surface smut, they'll find highly talented men with gifts for writing, music, art, etc. The problem is that their public personas all seem to be set to "asshole."

Then you see the kind of loyalty Seth gets from A-listers and you realize that the man is probably very warm and charming in the privacy of a studio/recording booth. It's when he's "on" that he tends to make enemies with the public. That's my take on it, anyway. I don't think just anyone could have gotten Liam Neeson or Charlize Theron to do television, especially after the bomb that was A Million Ways To Die In The West.


09c849 No.464

>>463

Having said that, his politics are shit, but not really surprising considering how deep into Hollywood he is.


d48714 No.471

>>463

I think as a comedian and not just an actor/producer he probably feels obligated and/or empowered to have stances and make statements that may be controversial. It really is a comedian thing.

>one cringey moment

well, that's on par or above most of any real Trek show so I'm sold


09c849 No.472

>>471

>he probably feels obligated and/or empowered to have stances and make statements that may be controversial.

That word. "Obligated." Given how celebrities behave whenever they get a podium, I wouldn't be surprised if that word could be taken literally.

>well, that's on par or above most of any real Trek show so I'm sold

It's really good. You have to just brush aside the quips. If you consider it a ship run by a high-functioning autist (which is probably true in Ed's case as well as Seth's) you'll enjoy it more. Plus, there are some genuinely funny moments. The practical joke gone horribly wrong in episode 5 was slightly predictable, but a hilarious extreme take on Data's attempts to understand humanity.


ed3150 No.553

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

3 Buck Theater did a recap of episode 5 if anyone's interested


816fe7 No.558

>>553

>3 Buck Theater did a recap of episode 5 if anyone's interested

>jewgle jewtube

>dude likes STD

why would we be interested?


dcfb52 No.565

>>553

>if anyone's interested

Anyone that is interested, will uses the thread you created 11 seconds after posting this post.

>>>554


09c849 No.731

File: 5aef41dc7159017⋯.gif (495.28 KB, 500x302, 250:151, rubbinghandslaw&order.gif)

File: b2e05c7f56fafe1⋯.jpg (7.48 KB, 332x187, 332:187, th.jpg)

It's a Krill episode, tonight.


816fe7 No.741

File: 3ef5cc546050f3a⋯.jpg (182.24 KB, 1024x1203, 1024:1203, alara_being_awesome_by_kri….jpg)

>>731

>It's a Krill episode, tonight.

>Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to retrieve a copy of the Krill Quran.

Wait, what?


09c849 No.744

File: 0c5faa5cc88cba2⋯.gif (2.72 MB, 520x292, 130:73, anime mild excitement.gif)

>>741

>Krill Quran

Seriously?


816fe7 No.746

File: 8bc6c10fbf2fc37⋯.jpg (190.39 KB, 1080x1350, 4:5, halston-sage-alara.jpg)

>According to the synopsis for Season 1, episode 6 of the Fox series, the Orville crew defeats a Krill attack on a brand new colony. But to better understand the Krills, the Union tasks Ed (Seth MacFarlane) and Gordon (Scott Grimes) to go on an undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of the Krill bible, the Anhkana.

http://www.ibtimes.com/orville-season-1-episode-6-spoilers-ed-gordon-go-undercover-2598729


09c849 No.747

File: 0be3961b3885049⋯.jpg (139.66 KB, 418x493, 418:493, manveni.jpg)

>>746

1. That picture makes me want to lick her ear tips

2. I can't wait to watch, tonight


d48714 No.756

>>440

same anon, I feel like I have to update after watching a few episodes - this show is at its best when it's not trying to be a comedy. When there are set-up jokes they're pretty mediocre but when it takes a serious tone it can be hilarious (and also very interesting). Honestly this could be better than Trek if Seth can take himself seriously and write something which is funny by coincidence rather than by design (a la better call saul, if anyone's watched any of that). Because when it is taking itself seriously it feels exactly like TNG, but less stuffy and more believable.


09c849 No.757

>>756

I'm still of the belief that Fox wouldn't sign off on it unless he called it a comedy. Each episode (so far) has been increasingly less jokey and more Trek-like. However, I do enjoy some of the lighter moments. It's when they're pushing full-on sitcom yuks that it's painful.


816fe7 No.759

>>756

>better call saul

>produced by vince gilligan, who contributed all the good parts of the x-files

well of course we do, this isn't /tv/


816fe7 No.770

That was an interesting philosophically deep episode with a balanced approach, they walked a fine line with it. Lots of resources spent of prosthetics and Krill sets, and the atmospheric CGI was a lot more convincing than the dark matter bubble shit last week.


816fe7 No.771

… but who installs lighting that can literally kill them on the high setting?


6c8246 No.791

>>771

If they live on a planet where it's night all the time, why would they even need lights?


09c849 No.792

File: 4c9dbeebcb10772⋯.jpg (69.42 KB, 1024x680, 128:85, Father Ted Krilly.jpg)

Fucking hellfire, Malloy needs to be killed off ASAP. When you've got more verbal diarrhea than Seth MacFarlane, it's time to reevaluate your career choices.

Ed did the best he could in this episode, but both he and Malloy shat the bed with that kid.

>"Humans are from Earth!"

>"See that star? The Solar system is right there, child who thinks we deserve to die!"

Missed opportunities: not having one of the kids in the class have the name "Ed" so Captain Mercer could slap his head in frustration for coming up with "Chris" and "Devon."

>>770

>That was an interesting philosophically deep episode with a balanced approach, they walked a fine line with it.

They sure did. I could hear Seth's internal fedora screaming to be let out, but they did their best to show both sides.

>>771

>… but who installs lighting that can literally kill them on the high setting?

The same people who name themselves after tiny shrimp and have a Quran the size of a New York phone book.

>>791

>If they live on a planet where it's night all the time, why would they even need lights?

Good question. Another good one is how they managed to survive long enough to advance to the point where they could create a solar shield. Follow up: why do they eat diced carrots and black spaghetti?


439aaa No.813

>>61

It's surprisingly much better than I expected it to be. Krill was alright, though I felt that they could've acted much more seriously during it. The Darmok joke was really the only thing I chuckled at.


09c849 No.814

File: 51b02329fc6123a⋯.jpg (102.52 KB, 720x645, 48:43, muslim divorce.jpg)

>>813

The only part of Malloy's jerking around I liked was the more subtle "Avis: We try harder" prayer.

That ending got me right in the feels, though. That could have easily been played out with ST:Ent's crew upon first contact with one of the more brutal races. I'm surprised there isn't a fatwah out on Seth. They were obviously trying to peg religious violence on Islam and Christianity, but it was definitely shading more towards Islam.


1b0d8c No.970

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/dvr-ratings/week-2-broadcast-live-7-ratings-oct-2-8-2017/

>“The Orville” is putting up pretty good delayed-viewing numbers over the course of its first season on FOX.

>The show’s Oct. 5 episode more than doubled its adults 18-49 rating with a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, rising from 0.9 to 2.1. That’s a growth of 133 percent, tying for the top percentage gain of the week with “Designated Survivor.”


8c98ef No.971

>>970

Word of mouth, I imagine.


8c98ef No.1010

Anyone know if there was a new episode last night? My DVR shows nothing.


06e26c No.1012

>>971

I also wonder if perhaps the massive disappointment felt by legit star trek fans is leading to a kind of exodus from STD to orville.

STD is all flash no substance, created by yet more hollywood hacks too busy bending sluts over the casting couch to tell a good star trek story, leaving us with the worst dialog imaginable and fucking warp powered space shrooms. meanwhile, the people behind orville actually seem to give a fuck about what they are making.


7b7c4c No.1015

>>1010

No, it was a repeat of the pilot.


8c98ef No.1016

File: 364e99ba521e2d4⋯.gif (404.77 KB, 249x112, 249:112, salutejacksparrow.gif)

>>1015

Thanks


8c98ef No.1017

>>1012

>I also wonder if perhaps the massive disappointment felt by legit star trek fans is leading to a kind of exodus from STD to orville.

Absolutely. What it lacks in class it more than makes up for in atmosphere. Even the scene changes and beginning and ending shots are very much cribbed from TNG and DS9.

>meanwhile, the people behind orville actually seem to give a fuck about what they are making.

And that's another good observation. The fans can tell when someone's heart is in it.


1efd50 No.1025

>>1012

The orville may not be super consistent (or even watchable, at times) but I've got a strong feeling that if, somehow, it gets renewed, it's gonna come back a lot stronger. I'm pretty iffy on the show so far but I'm still putting my eggs in that basket rather than the discovery one. I'm a huge tv guy and normally I'll watch anything as well-received as STD has been (among non-trekkies it has, anyway) but even just watching clips makes me sick to my stomach.


8c98ef No.1030

>>1025

>I've got a strong feeling that if, somehow, it gets renewed, it's gonna come back a lot stronger.

Seconded. I think Seth will gather the bigwigs in the boardroom and say, "Well, guys, as you can see, the overtly humorous stuff is widely disliked. But look at the accolades for the serious parts! Now, I've been thinking…"

It would be a mistake to lose the fun, but it should run like a "funny episode" of the various Star Treks, like the tribbles or the Lwuxana episodes. Little funny bits with normal Trek wrapped around them.


1b0d8c No.1190

Strange episode, loved the multiple Star Trek IV references though, was the actress that was denied service at the beginning for being over 500k downvotes the one that played Vash on TNG? She looked awfully familiar to me.

Ironic that the black dude got sent to prison episode, or maybe not.


1b0d8c No.1193

File: 85e2696d1b763ff⋯.jpg (20.83 KB, 456x426, 76:71, Jennifer_Hetrick.jpg)

>>1190

Jennifer Hetrick

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381763/

She doesn't have any IMDB credits since 2010, but I think it was her.


8c98ef No.1206

File: 8992a2629e89749⋯.png (421.52 KB, 362x542, 181:271, Screenshot_1.png)

File: 5b4f9c533d961fb⋯.png (565.75 KB, 495x777, 165:259, adrianne_palicki_wonder_wo….png)

>>1190

>Ironic that the black dude got sent to prison episode, or maybe not.

Episode 5: "Majority Rule," or, as it was privately titled during production "/pol/ Is Always Right."

I'm trying to remember if there were any yuk-yuk-yuk type jokes or if everything was more subtle. I think everything except John being ghetto during an important away mission was pretty low-key, and even his trying to bix-nood a statue to death (or to live, I suppose) was a major plot point so allowances have been made in my mind for it.

1. Adrianne Palicki in denim and a cotton tee is almost as hot as her Miss Perkins look. I hope they revamp the uniforms next season. Speaking of Palicki and uniforms, I'd forgotten she was Wonder Woman for five minutes until I went searching for a screenshot of the denim.

2. I'm pretty sure being judged by the harpies of The View or The Chew qualifies that planet for immediate destruction

3. I thought for sure the barrista girl was going to end up joining the crew. How the hell does she go back to slinging coffee after meeting alien life? Also, won't she be downvoted into oblivion when she starts refusing her right to vote? Sloppy work, Ed. They should do an episode where they return to the planet to keep the Leader of the Radical No Vote movement from being lobotomized.

4. Why didn't the officers and PR guy run up to John and hit his red button when he beaked off at them? They were well within their rights as citizens to do so.

5. John almost got lobotomized via Reddit-like downboats. Think about that for a minute.

6. Penny Johnson Jerald was pretty wooden. Again. I wish she'd quit trying to play the doc like a Vulcan or whatever she's attempting. It just doesn't work.

All in all, though, another excellent episode.

>>1190

>was the actress that was denied service at the beginning for being over 500k downvotes the one that played Vash on TNG? She looked awfully familiar to me.

I'm currently trying to figure it out.

I think I found her: Penny Peyser.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Peyser

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0679018/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t29

The guy who spilled his coffee is John Viener, of Family Guy, Cleveland Show, and Phineas and Ferb fame (Norm the Robot). Lewis was played by Loren Lester, who was Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in Batman:TAS, and holy shit does that knowledge make me feel old. The guy looks ancient.


1b0d8c No.1207

>>1206

>I think I found her: Penny Peyser.

Damn, good sleuthing. I really wanted it to be Vash in my mind, and for my woody, and how she had 500k downvotes for running off with Q. Dirty ho'


df2d72 No.1208

>>1206

>6. Penny Johnson Jerald was pretty wooden. Again. I wish she'd quit trying to play the doc like a Vulcan or whatever she's attempting. It just doesn't work.

Yeah but I think Seth doesn't give her enough stuff to do. It's like the scene where they're getting ready to go on that planet, Ed arrives and says "don't worry we'll find him" and she doesn't react much. I wish it was written in another way, like Ed bringing her aside from the team for a couple of minutes to say his lines.

The next episode will be focused on her character so we'll see.

Also it was nice to see Major Hayes as a social media expert.


4f72bc No.1209

>>1206

>Penny Johnson Jerald was pretty wooden. Again. I wish she'd quit trying to play the doc like a Vulcan or whatever she's attempting. It just doesn't work.

They should let her take out Norm McDonald-blob, it could be funny and interesting.


8c98ef No.1210

>>1207

>and how she had 500k downvotes for running off with Q

I shared your dream of a socially ostracized Vash.

>>1208

>The next episode will be focused on her character so we'll see.

Calling it now: a "letter home" show like "Data's Day" where she has to deal with Yaphit and his Jell-o dick come-ons over and over, she has to solve some major medical crisis, and the episode ends with her lying next to Yaphit in bed with either an "I can't believe I was so stupid" look on her face or an "I can't believe this lump of snot just made me cum eleven times" look on her face.

>Ed arrives and says "don't worry we'll find him" and she doesn't react much.

Maybe she regrets joining the cast? Or maybe she's just too old to be dealing with Seth's autistic comments in between takes.

>"Good morning, Penny. Want some coffee? I'll bet you take it black!"


1b0d8c No.1218

File: 6fbe3df76f1df87⋯.jpg (805.81 KB, 900x1275, 12:17, doohan_tos.jpg)

I wish they'd give not Scotty an episode, we've barely seen the guy like two times. At least have him dramatically delay the repair estimates occasionally.


8c98ef No.1221

File: d2f5c2d5636958f⋯.jpg (142.99 KB, 666x1000, 333:500, MV5BMTgzOTc4MDc0OF5BMl5Ban….jpg)

File: 09c6ee1583d029a⋯.jpg (271.19 KB, 1536x1023, 512:341, manrobfordeyes.jpg)

File: 993c03c42bca622⋯.jpg (60.37 KB, 625x573, 625:573, manrobfordkick.jpg)

>>1218

>not Scotty

Larry Joe Campbell. I enjoy his work. He was good in Pacific Rim as one of the wall-builders, even if it WAS only for five minutes. He definitely should be the first one they call for The Rob Ford Story if they ever make it.


8c98ef No.1236

>>1218

The thing I like about him is he's doing the engineer as a blue-collar Joe running a small plumbing business instead of someone who's manic about the ship's engines. I don't think there's been an chief engineer yet that didn't have some sort of weird proprietary concern about "his/her" ship.


1b0d8c No.1258

File: f307da5337802df⋯.gif (3.65 MB, 300x236, 75:59, quark and rom demonstrate ….gif)

>>1221

>The Rob Ford Story

I love that guy, he was embodiment of everything wrong with politicians in an easy to swallow public persona before Trump came along, in many ways he carved the path for a Trump presidency, maybe one day wikipedia will acknowledge him with the respect he deserves.


ced095 No.1273

File: 18f924d6b94b720⋯.jpg (588.16 KB, 1280x855, 256:171, StarTrekContinues1.jpg)

>>1218

We're only 5 episodes in. How long did it take other Trek shows to flesh out the whole cast?


1b0d8c No.1274

>>1273

>We're only 5 episodes in.

The 7th just aired in USA this week… where you watching?


8c98ef No.1275

>>1258

>in many ways he carved the path for a Trump presidency

Agreed. The more audacious he became, the more some of us wanted him to run for PM (for the amazing spectacle). I think if he was still alive and running for prime minister, those of us who hate Castreau would turn out in record numbers.


8c98ef No.1289

>>1273

>How long did it take other Trek shows to flesh out the whole cast?

Two years, in some cases. They've got to balance character development with "Pchew pchew! Die Klingons!" in order to grow their audience. DS9 probably had the fastest character development due to it's stationary setting. The Defiant and Runabouts gave them a little more elbow room, later.

With The Orville, it's character-driven to begin with due to it pseudo-sitcom nature.


a51c3b No.1303

>>1218

Do you remember how long it took before scotty had his episode?

130th episode

of TNG


8c98ef No.1304

File: f2b0f7184e46838⋯.jpg (26.86 KB, 320x320, 1:1, startrek ever done it with….jpg)

>>1303

>Do you remember how long it took before scotty had his episode?

"Wolf in the Fold," "Who Mourns For Adonais," and probably one more I'm not remembering. Mind you, being accused of murder and being cucked by a god aren't exactly great for the ol' character development. Also, Shatner repeatedly stepped on anything that took him out of the spotlight, so Scotty got better character development than Sulu or Uhura ever did.


8c98ef No.1363

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>1258

>he was embodiment of everything wrong with politicians in an easy to swallow public persona before Trump came along

RIP in peace.


dda509 No.1379

>>1363

I think episode seven has really highlighted why I'm disliking this show. The entire plot hinged on a character doing something so obviously completely stupid.

It uses this to do some cool sci fi stuff, social commentary, etc… But it's ruined by the setup. It's bad enough they have to fill the episodes with unfunny jokes, but trying to tie them into the plot just wrecks the whole show.

They did this with strong girl on the Liam needing episode too. It's like the whole crew has never had any training. Gives it a bad dissonance when they're all supposed to be super space people and they can't carry off any missions without spectacularly fucking it up.


8c98ef No.1380

>>1379

>It's like the whole crew has never had any training.

Actually, it's pretty much assumed from the first episode that these are the dregs of the Union's version of Starfleet…although that doesn't explain Bortus' presence on the ship. The actual dissonance is that they keep managing to win instead of being BTFO every single time.


1b0d8c No.1381

Two weeks in a row, the emphasis is on nogs. I liked that Isaac and the Engineer and blob got screen time, and the alien bounty hunter guy from X-Files appeared, but pretty mediocre episode overall.


8c98ef No.1382

>Chose to be a single mother, even though she must have been 40-something when she got inseminated

>Kids would be full-on dindus if it wasn't for the stability of a starship routine

>"Isaac, just hold his hand." No, fuck you, Isaac was right. At the very least, the kid should move to his left, althought the better idea would be YOU hold your brother's hand

>Guy rescues the Doc, patches her up, feeds her, doesn't fuck her while she unconcious, and his reward is to be shot with his own gun.

Am I high or are they trying to ship the Doc and Isaac? Because if she's going to fall in love with an alien, Yaphit actually cares for her. He's just too autistic to express correctly.

Also, Bortus calling the fold a "glory hole" with that stern look on his face made me smile.


dda509 No.1383

>>1380

Where is it assumed that the navigator dude is a dreg? Or ex-wife? Or the Doctor? Or the robot?

It's pretty much only the pilot (who is supposed toe be the best pilot in the fleet unless Charlize Theron is onboard the ship) and Mcfarlane… Who is supposed to be really good at his job up untill his wife sleeps with a smurf.

Unless I'm forgetting something from the first episode, there's not really any indaction it's supposed to be a ship of dregs?


8c98ef No.1386

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>>1383

>Unless I'm forgetting something from the first episode, there's not really any indaction it's supposed to be a ship of dregs?

Now I'm not so sure. It might only be my impression from the preview mixed with similar stories like Robert Aspirin's Phule's Company books.

Some of my impressions were definitely based on Isaac ("Your planet is full of racists"), Alara (fast-tracked because of her strength but pretty inexperienced), and Jay struck me as Black Malloy because of how quickly they bonded. When he's not fucking statues, though, he's fairly competent.

I'll have to rewatch the first show, but you may be in the right on this one. I may have let my expectations cloud my perceptions at the time.


dda509 No.1389

>>1386

The whole statue fucking thing came way out of left field really. Up untill that episode he was portrayed as someone who did his job and kind of joked around a bit. The whackiest thing he'd done was ask if he could drink soda.

Then he gets sent on an extremely important covert mission and he makes an ass of himself in public, while the commanding officer is telling him to stop, in the service of a really stupid joke.

It feels like they wrote that whole episode with Malloy in mind for that part, but switched them at the last minute because they wanted LaMarr to have an episode. Though why the captain would send his pilot or navigator down on an away mission is beyond me.


8c98ef No.1392

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>>1389

>The whackiest thing he'd done was ask if he could drink soda.

That, and eavesdrop on the Captain and XO with the rest of the bridge crew.

>Then he gets sent on an extremely important covert mission and he makes an ass of himself in public, while the commanding officer is telling him to stop, in the service of a really stupid joke.

The weirdest part of that is how Jay suddenly became a caricature of a black man. A mostly competent officer suddenly goes full muhdik "urban character" after five minutes on a planet.

>Though why the captain would send his pilot or navigator down on an away mission is beyond me.

Don't open that whole can of worms or we'll be here all day. I've yet to see any incarnation of Star Trek where the Captain didn't choose from the same core of 8 individuals for away teams, despite having a crew in the hundreds.


a54143 No.1393

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>>1389

>why the captain would send his pilot or navigator down on an away mission is beyond me.

Like other anon said, this is a problem in every Trek show. The away teams are completely nonsensical sometimes. One CO, a few redshirts, maybe one specialist applicable to the mission makes sense, but by and large they don't make sense.

>>1383

These guys really seem like the B-team to me, I guess it's not explicitly stated most of the time but look at the crew:

>Captain: given command as a last chance to prove himself before he gets canned

>"First officer: Requested the position because noone else would take it

>Second officer: I guess we don't know too much about this guy yet

>Security officer: green as fuck

>Medical officer: basically took the position out of pity because she knew it would be a shitshow otherwise

>Science Officer: autistic as fuck, possibly homicidal robot probably noone else wanted to deal with

>Helmsman: this is the easy one he's a major fuckup

>Navigator: maybe good at his job but highly unprofessional

>Engineer: he seems like a cool dude but no Geordie, Scotty or O'brien so far

Obviously they're functional despite everything and I think that's what really makes the show work. But they're in no way the cream of the crop like Trek's crews (save Voyager). Not the A team, maybe not even the B team, if we're being honest.


8c98ef No.1395

>>1393

>>Second officer: I guess we don't know too much about this guy yet

Isn't that Bortus?

>Not the A team, maybe not even the B team, if we're being honest.

So it wasn't just me? Good. Frankly, I'm a sucker for a good "outcasts make good" story.


a54143 No.1396

>>1395

Yeah, Bortus. He seems too responsible to get stuck on the jackoff ship as punishment. Then again, the captain wasn't familiar with his species at first; maybe moclans just aren't well-liked on account of their extreme militarism. Or maybe they're rare in the Union. He's definitely the "Worf" of the crew, but then again, Worf made it onto the enterprise.

>outcasts make good

Yeah, it's cool 'cos you get a bunch of characters with unique, individual redemption stories, and they're not overplayed at all. It's pretty balanced storytelling.


a51c3b No.1401

>>1393

Second officer is the disgrace of his homeworld because he's married to a tranny and has a girl child.

The only worthwhile crewmember is the robot, and maybe the engineer who actually does is fucking job and puts in 9-5.


65365a No.1407

I really enjoy the Orville except for one part: They need to act more like grown up officers. I didn't think I would ever say that because I'm all for character development and story as main focus in shows but they need to ease of the individualism in some scenes and make the characters more act like some actual advanced space faring species with high moral standards and principles for my taste.


b6fd19 No.1410

>>1407

It makes more sense if they're a bunch of immature cunts who accidentally got one of the smallest ship classes. It would be fun to do a comparison with a normal ship crew of a normal Union vessel, basically serious people doing serious things.

Engineers that aren't shapeless blobs and mechanics that aren't green piles of snot, pilots that don't come to the bridge naked or crack earth jokes while trying to assume the identity of an alien race. Or like a security force crewman that's an adult, doesn't fraternize and takes orders seriously - contrast him with the kid that's less capable than her employees and slip in an insult that she only got the job because she's the strongest one there - and have an episode of them competing and the kid winning the competition but ending up looking even more unprofessional.


f9a25e No.1412

>>1393

Yeah fair point about the away team, it just occurred to me while I was writing the response.

As to your list of the crew, you have a different opinion of them from me. Here's what I got from the show so far:

>cappain Mcfarlane: Really good captain who had a lot of personal problems following his divorce

>First Officer: Is good enough at her job to have enough sway with the brass to give Mcfarlane his own command on the condition she join him.

>Second Officer: Clearly one of the most compotent members of the bridge crew

>Security officer: Not very good at her job, rushed through training because shes strong. Implies the entire federation (or whatever it's called) is fucking retarded as "being strong" isn't all that useful as a ships security officer in the grand scheme of things

>Medical Officer: Seasoned veteran with many years of experience, wise as fuck, good at her job. Enjoys being where shes needed. Reminded me of Bashirs reason for requesting DS9, only not fresh out the academy.

>Science officer: Data stand in without the whole "I'm the only one of my kind" baggage

>Helmsman: "The best helmsman in the fleet (unless Charlize Theron is aboard) massive fuckup otherwise. Tom Paris with more dick jokes

>navigator: Only shown to be highly unprofessional in episode 7. Up until then he was very good at his job but enjoyed cracking jokes and drinking soda (seriously, what the fuck is with that soda thing. Is that meant to be a joke?)

>engineer: background character. Wont get any development whatsoever until at least season 2 when the writers have run out of ideas

I honestly think a lot of people are confusing bad writing and characterisation with incompetent characters.

>>1410

That would go a long way to solving a lot of the issues with the show. The main problem at the moment is they want to have their cake and eat it too. They want the crew to be crack specialists when it's convenient (read: they need to tie up the plot) but the rest of the show they're all childish fools. Seriously, take any random episode of this show, pick a character and take note of how good they are at the job in the beginning of the episode compared to the end. They always start off fucking incompetent and finish doing a good job.

If they were incompetent the whole way though it would tread all over the TNG vibe Mcfarlane wants with regards to the themes and sci-fi stuff, but if they were all good at their jobs from the get go half the episodes wouldn't happen. Not to say you can't have a show starring characters who can complete a mission without fucking up and have a good story, but the Orville writers certainly haven't managed it up until this point.


3ba46b No.1415

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>>1410

>and have an episode of them competing and the kid winning the competition but ending up looking even more unprofessional.

She couldn't possibly look more unprofessional than the time she was in command and needed a bunch of Irish courage… in front of the majority of the crew… to decide to cave in to the crew's demands.

Sooner or later there's going to be a "crush" episode, where Ed's complete lack of embarrassment in using her as a battering ram is going to make her think he's the perfect guy for her. They've been playing the long game with it ("I broke up with another guy who is threatened by my strength") and Ed's "jar of pickles" comments. Due to recognizing her literal strengths are an asset like a good commander would, Alara might make a connection that isn't there. If done well, it will be magnificent. If done poorly, it will set off a wave of cringe that will be felt as far as the normie community.


b6fd19 No.1419

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>>1412

Not quite true, notice that every time they've actually finished something based on skill, it was because of Isaac:

- He's the one who piloted, fixed shuttle, protected kids, and held off the mutants in last episode.

-Previous episode he's the one who hacked the chats and posted all the positive stuff about the negro, so he wouldn't be fried.

-Isaac is the one who convinced Calivon not to keep the captain and XO in the zoo.

-Isaac is the one who opened the window on the giant generation ship, and repaired the thing.

-Isaac even tried to hack the time travelers tech, and his program taking over the computer on the ship is what saved everyone from being in some future collection.

The only ones where he didn't save everyone are

>Krill koran. Where captain saved the day by using daylight to fry retarded space vampires.

>Time dilation device. Where captain saved the day by growing a giant tree in a Krill ship.

>The girl baby on planet Marklar. Where the captain saved the gay by discovering by accident that the best writer in moclans history was a woman.

That's 5/8 episodes where the only successful character is Isaac, 2/8 episodes where the captain is capable and 1/8 episodes where the captain is lucky.

We basically all know that Mercer is a capable guy, he was top of his class. He was just depressed into a desk job because he got cucked and his wife is a turboslut. So it's not a surprise he's actually winning 2 times out of 8. But…

Isaac is the real hero of Orville.

Which fits perfectly with the canon of the crew being complete fuckups. It's not bad writing, they're meant to be fuckups.


f9a25e No.1422

>>1419

Well yeah, he's used as a walking macguffin.

Isaac is my favorite character though. I think mostly because he's one of the few who isn't completely useless at his job.

The only one I'd disagree with is convincing Calivon to let them out the zoo. That was him just doing what he was told. It only worked because of his race. As far as I can remember his convincing amounted too "listen to what this girl has to say then do the thing she says, fellow super-being"

Isaac saving the day over and over again doesn't mean the crew are supposed to all be fuckups though. It just means the writers keep penning themselves into a corner and having a super robot who can literally do anything is a very convenient way of wrapping up a story.

Put it this way: In TNG Worf got the shit kicked out of him. A lot. Because a good way to establish a strong bad guy is to have them beat up the strongest good guy. But that doesn't mean Worf was supposed to be a weakling. No one on the crew thought he was a weakling or acted like it. It was just lazy writing. In the same way, Isaac being the one who nearly always saves the day doesn't mean he's the only competent crew member.

This also raises the question of why has he been posted on the shit ship of the fleet? He's not badly behaved, dangerous or anything like that. He's supposed to be hyper arrogant but generally he's pretty amiable. Considering he's supposed to be the sole cultural exchange officer from a hyper-advanced race of super robots you'd think they'd want him on a good ship. If the Orville is meant to be the ship of fools then Isaac wouldn't be anywhere near it.


e904db No.1425

>>1419

>-Isaac is the one who convinced Calivon not to keep the captain and XO in the zoo.

Bullshit, the following explains why

>>1422

>-Isaac is the one who opened the window on the giant generation ship, and repaired the thing.

Did he really? Take away his android super powers and could he have fixed the ship any better vs humans?


3ba46b No.1428

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Anyone else suspect that Isaac will get an "upgrade" to make him look more human so the actor playing him won't be stuck behind the mask for the entire run?


b6fd19 No.1433

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>>1422

>>1425

>macguffin

No, he's just written as an objectively superior lifeform, and actually acts like it. That's called good writing, not a macgufin.

Not like Worf or Klingons who are written as physically stronger than humans, yet get their lights punched out by tiny girls when it's convenient to the plot. Or Founders which were written as superior lifeforms that - despite having enough numbers to cover an entire planet in an ocean of themselves, despite being able to infiltrate every enemy vessel with ludicrous ease, trigger a warp core breach, and just walk out of the fucking airlock - somehow lost a fucking war. Same with borg, they fail hard every time despite being indistinguishable from gods. Or Data, he can literally control an entire starship, and is more intelligent than the rest of the crew put together, yet he acts like a fucking retard even though we have dumb-AI that can model and predict emotions today.

I just want a consistent character, and McFart delivers.

His Krill are self absorbed cunts who think nothing of genocide, every time, there is not an ounce of humanity in them. Humans aren't peaceful Mary Sues, they're mostly fuckups held together by the power of bureaucracy, which is realistic. Isaac was written as a robot superman and he's acting like a robot superman. Do you want him to be a general AI that trips, makes mistakes a child could avoid, or is completely useless on away missions like some others are? Take away his android super powers and he wouldn't be anything, because his powers stem from the fact that he's a general AI stored in a highly advanced body with all kinds of neat tricks.

McFart is one, simple guy who's the main writer on all his shows so when he writes a character it will act one way all the time, not like other scifi characters which are written by a dozen people trying to out-creative each other and acts dozens of different ways.

Stop implying he's bad at writing you salty fuck, he's clearly not. The only downside to Orville is the inexperience of the film crew and the actors, which will change as time goes on.

>This also raises the question of why has he been posted on the shit ship of the fleet?

A more advanced xenophobic species comes to you, says they want to "study you", where do you put them? You want to put them on the most advanced warship with the best crew in your fleet, so they know all your best weapons and tactics?

>>1428

He already has, his "eyes" are just useless LED lamps to make it easy to talk to him. Imagine trying to talk to someone who can look at you with his fingers, or who has two eyes separated 10 feet apart. For some dumb reasons humans have a need to talk into someones eyes, maybe it makes us comfortable to know someone is looking at our facial expressions.


3ba46b No.1440

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>>1433

>He already has, his "eyes" are just useless LED lamps to make it easy to talk to him.

Exactly why I'm wondering about a fully-formed face. Precedent has been set by the Kaylons giving Isaac eyes to make the lesser lifeforms more comfortable. From a writing perspective, the closer Isaac grows to like humanity, the more he may try to be like them, leading to massive conflict between the Union and Kaylon. Also, most actors hate being stuck in a mask, which is why every single superhero movie manages to have an unmasking scene of some sort.

Imagine this in silver.


68c6f3 No.1441

I don't actually see what the crews done that's all that incompetent other then the black guy grinding on the statue. What other actual screw ups have they been involved in? The pilot has been shown to be good at his job, in every other instance the navigator has been shown to be good, security officer was shown to be green but has been basically competent, Mercer has come up with solutions to problems like a Star Trek captain should.


944e72 No.1445

>>1441

Nobody's saying they're incompetent (I think). I'm just saying they don't seem like the "A-team" that the Enterprise crew always is. They're not so sterile, a bit rowdy, even, and that makes them a lot more relatable and down-to-earth than some of the Trek characters.

Buuut that's only possible because they're not on the flagship of their fucking organization, because they're unprofessional or green or not on their bosses' good sides, etc. Maybe we'll know more once we have more a bit more information on the universe and their place in it (i.e. season 2). I'm pretty hyped.


68c6f3 No.1449

>>1445

> I think mostly because he's one of the few who isn't completely useless at his job.

>

From earlier in the thread.


f9a25e No.1452

>>1433

>A more advanced xenophobic species comes to you, says they want to "study you", where do you put them?

AFAIK Issac accepted an open invitation for ANYONE of his race to join the Federation as the Federation is so desperate to team up with them seeing as they are basically a race of walking macguffins. He was just the only one who was interested in studying lower life, or the one who was assigned, I can't remember which.

And I think there's a middle ground between "the most advanced warship in the fleet" and "a ship full of unqualified retards who can't wipe their ass without starting an intergalactic incident and phoning the admiralty ever 3 minutes."

You don't invite ambassadors from a rival superpower then post them up in the local loony bin. It just makes no sense at all.

>>1441

Off the top of my head:

Security Chief, when accosted by two strangers with guns who are obviously hostile, tries to walk towards them thinking a childish grin will somehow disarm them. This is after said hostiles try to run her and her CO over with a vehicle. At no point does she draw her weapon or take any sort of defensive maneuvers. She basically reacts to the situation the same way a 5 year old would. Makes zero use of her super strength.

The Pilot is supposedly famous for being the best in the fleet… Until Charlize Theron shows up, a random nobody miner. No one even really comments on how she just easily outflew the best pilot in the fleet inside of 30 seconds.

As previously mentioned earlier in the thread: Alara is completely incapable of commanding the ship, needing a shot of tequilla to even make a decision and abandons her post as soon as shit gets complicated.

Everyone in episode 3.

Both ed and Gordon in the Krill infiltration episode. No preparation or attempt to blend in. They were only saved by the matching incompotence of the krill, mostly because a lot of the episode was played for laughs.


b6fd19 No.1453

>>1441

>pilot cracking jokes into face of krill commander during covert op

>security chief unable to lead or provide security

>xo who fails at the job of xo, letting captain micromanage ship

Isaac, Mercer, Bortus are the only capable crew.


01813c No.1458

>>1452

>The Pilot is supposedly famous for being the best in the fleet… Until Charlize Theron shows up, a random nobody miner. No one even really comments on how she just easily outflew the best pilot in the fleet inside of 30

seconds

Did you watch the rest of the episode? Because there's a pretty specific explanation for this. The same with the Alara stuff. The whole point of the 2nd episode was that she was insecure about her abilities because she's brand new at the job and was thrust into a position she wasn't ready for, and by the end of the episode she became more sure of herself and resolves the problem. To repeat, this was literally the theme of the episode. At a certain point if you can't follow along that's on you and not the show.


f9a25e No.1465

>>1458

The episode explains why Charlize Theron could do what she did. Not why BEST PILOT IN THE FLEET is willing to hand control of his ship over to some randomer who is like "you said this is impossible, but I can do it" and no one afterwards reacts with anything near the level of shock or awe that it should entail.

Like if someone showed up on the Enterprise… Some random nobody. A dude who says he's a taxi driver they rescued drifting in space. And Data is struggling to do something important and he's like "Captain, I do not believe I can complete this task. It is beyond my abilities" and then space taxi driver is like "I'll take a crack at it… Oh I did it. I'm pretty good at maths, lol" That would be a huge fucking deal. They'd all be super suspicious. They'd at least be wary of the taxi driver offering. Beacuse they'd take into account how fucking good Data is at what Data does and be skeptical of some random nobody being able to compete with him on even footing, let alone outperform him in his field of expertise.

There's a difference between being unsure of your abilities and unready to do the job, and completely abandoning it for a shot of tequila. Unless they literally put a uniform on her the first day and said "congrats, you're head of security" it makes no sense for her to be that shit at her job. She's CHIEF OF SECURITY. That job surely entails it's fair share of authoritative command and stressful situations. She acting like Wesley Crusher on his first day, but she's surely got a security staff on the ship she's responsible for commanding? She is surely expected to be able to handle Strange aliens trying to run down her CO and drawing weapons on them. Not stand there like a deer in headlights.

As far as I can see the federation has given her (and anyone from her race) a key position on a starship PURELY because they can sometimes open doors that no one else can. That is her one useful unique skill. No training, no ability to do her job, no sense of responsibility or competence with high-pressure situations… Nothing. Her character would make way more sense as just a random security officer.

I can follow along fine. I just expect a certain level of believably. Either the entire space federation in this universe is completely fucking retarded for diversity hires, or the show is badly written.

She has her job as security officer because she's pretty strong. Other than that she's completely incapable and has either been given no training, or so little training she is unprepared for the situations her job requires her to deal with.. Meanwhile Gordon was blacklisted because, while he is THE BEST IN THE FLEET at his job, he fucks around a bit and broke a cargo bay door. Does that not making any sense fall on me too? Or is it bad writing?


dcb5e3 No.1532

What the fuck were they thinking even making tonight's episode? I mean, I understood right away it was probably an alien pheromone plot, but all the unnecessary faggotry is kind of stuff that is going to turn away old school Trek fans like my dad that have been willing to give this show a chance until now, I can just imagine him telling me from now on that "The Orville is a show for faggots, I ain't watching that shit!"


d9a628 No.1533

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>>1532

your dad sounds like a cool guy. if only more fans were willing to draw a line in the sand when it comes to pozzery


dcb5e3 No.1534

>>1533

>your dad sounds like a cool guy

thanks, though he often mumbles on about shit i give no fucks about, i'll let him know somebody out there thinks he's okay

>i'm probably going to keep watching this gay shit


3ba46b No.1538

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>>1532

>I can just imagine him telling me from now on that "The Orville is a show for faggots, I ain't watching that shit!"

>thanks, though he often mumbles on about shit i give no fucks about, i'll let him know somebody out there thinks he's okay

Life's hard for us old autists. I haven't been happy since the 80s. Tell him I feel his pain. I only give Bortus a pass due to alien biology and because he's dead serious at all times instead of swanning about.

>I understood right away it was probably an alien pheromone plot

Me too, but I must admit I was having trouble figuring out what it had to do with Yaphit and the Doc. I feel bad for the little snotball. It must suck to finally get to live out your Odo/Kira fanfic and then get told it was all because some blue guy was on the prowl.

Speaking of which, isn't it only females that go into heat?

>>1533

>if only more fans were willing to draw a line in the sand when it comes to pozzery

The problem is that most of the adult viewing audience celebrates this shit because they were trained to from an early age. I'm not going to fully enjoy television for another 10 years or so until GenZed's holding the reigns.

Parts I liked:

>Karaoke Night - The look on Ed's face while Kelly was belting out Journey was genuine

>Bortus getting denied at the last second was awesome

>Telegraphing future episodes:

<While describing Ed's thoughfulness, Alara once again shows that she's looking for someone just like him. I'd approve of such a coupling, done right, but I know it will be a whole young-girl-with-crush-on-very-reluctant-older-man thing. I hope they can stop themselves from doing the rejected-super-hero-on-a-rampage thing, after

<Bortus and Klyden are having problems

>Yaphit with the flowers and the little guitar

>Nurse. Expect him to make more appearances in the future.

>Issac's comment about entering

>Alara kicking ass at her job, finally

>Casting Rob Lowe in his most shit-eatingest role ever. He's the perfect douche.

Parts I cringed at:

>Ed from the moment the pheromones kicked in to the moment they ended, and the bedroom scene nearly made me hork because I couldn't figure out if it was pre- or post-bumsex

>Insanely jealous Doc pointing gun at Yaphit, which probably tells us all we need to know about why she chose the artificial insemination route

>The two representatives holding hands and kissing. We don't know the background on the two species, but they're both warlike, so I can't understand why they weren't immediately killed by their staff

>How come they were in love with each other instead of Flotter?


dc5bcd No.1552

>>1538

>isn't it only females that go into heat?

When a male elephant goes into heat it's called musth.


3ba46b No.1553

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>>1552

>When a male elephant goes into heat it's called musth.

I tried saying that out loud. That's an awful word.


b6fd19 No.1565

>>1532

They had to explain Mercers cuckoldry away somehow, otherwise that would always be the elephant in the room whenever he and the XO were on screen.

Now, considering she cheated on him while under mind control, they can focus on rebuilding their relationship.

>>1538

>How come they were in love with each other instead of Flotter?

They explained that away by doping their sweat glands with Flotters sauce, then getting them to touch each other.

The only way to salvage this episode is for Mercer and Grayson to go on a fucking crusade of extermination against Flotters people. God knows how many not-Starfleet officers the blue people are controlling this way, it could be a huge plot.


f9a25e No.1610

Episode 8:

The only black woman is a single mother who has two asshole kids she is completely incapable of controlling. If this was a well written show I'd assume this was an attempt to point out that single motherhood isn't really a good thing, but they go out of their way to make the case that she don't need no man, you sexist robot!

Episode 9:

Either blue dude is the only guy in the galaxy who can use the machine that scans for DNA on the pot thing( I'm pretty sure Isaac could've done this with one hand tied behind his back), or the admiralty are just straight up fucking with the crew of the Orville.

Also how the fuck has no one noticed his race emits MIND ALTERING PHEROMONES once a year? No one from his planet has ever mentioned it? No doctor has ever examined one of them? It's never come up once? This guy was living on earth, and everyone on the crew is familiar with his species which leads me to believe they are fairly common. How stupid are the writers to expect us to think this has never once been brought to anyone's attention before?


3ba46b No.1611

>>1610

Just so everyone knows: CM did something new and some stuff got reset and mangled, hence the "vay' 'Iv wej vISov vIneH" instead of Redshirt. Everything else seems to be intact, but if anyone notices anything else that's weird, let me know.


dcb5e3 No.1613

>>1611

>hence the "vay' 'Iv wej vISov vIneH"

My Klingon is a bit rusty, is that an insult or the soup of the day?


3ba46b No.1615

>>1613

The closest I ever came to translating it was "That which is unknown," which I assume is Klingon for "anonymous."

>>1611

Just to let you all know, CM appears to have fixed everything. Let me know if you come across anything and I'll take it to /sudo/. Or you can do it yourself. I'm good either way.


3ba46b No.1618

File: fee76b1a4abd0ea⋯.jpg (238.98 KB, 1366x768, 683:384, haha-roger-american-dad-18….jpg)

So I've discovered a downside to The Orville. Watching Family Guy and American Dad has become even more surreal, as I can now quite easily detect Captain Ed's inflections in Peter's and Stan's speech.


5074f8 No.1642

>>1610

Pointing out the rapiness of blue-dudes race is probably considered xenophobic/kink-shaming.


dcb5e3 No.1667

Why is the ship's design so flawed that the internal substructure crumbles in a critical section during a little plasma storm?

Who was the actress playing Alara's mom, she looked familiar but I couldn't place her?


19fd5a No.1674

No footfags allowed in the engineering

>>1667

>Who was the actress playing Alara's mom

Molly Hagan


3ba46b No.1675

>>1642

They definitely didn't make as big a deal about it as they should have.


dcb5e3 No.1682

>>1674

>Molly Hagan

ah, Code of Silence, Seinfeld episode, and a DS9 episode, probably where I seen her then. Thanks


b6fd19 No.1715

File: 4fa98a7e8660244⋯.jpg (71 KB, 577x435, 577:435, remmick1.jpg)

>>1610

It's a black woman, did you expect her to have a husband who stuck around? Show is 100% redpilled, it's just that cucked people control their funding. The guy actually warned us of pedos in Hollywood through easter eggs in Family Guy, he's definitely not your average bluepill.

>Also how the fuck has no one noticed his race emits MIND ALTERING PHEROMONES once a year?

I explained this elsewhere but if key people in the Union were being mind controlled, do you fucking think it would be hard to erase all mention of mind control pheromones from the Union databases?

It's a mind control plot like pic related.




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