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« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2017, 07:19:11 PM »
Bortas gets a solid laugh every episode.

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« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2017, 05:13:34 PM »
For all the comparisons to 90s trek it reminds the most of the adventure stuff from that era, Xena etc. From the dramatic beats they cut on to commerical breaks, it feels like something out of 1997.

I didn't think ppl could actually make shows like this anymore, partly because they aren't really shot like this anymore either lol.

This finale felt like Stargate especially.

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« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2017, 02:34:00 AM »
It's TNG + Seth's humor.

From what I've seen, it appears that teleporters are not a part of this Trek-ish universe. Wonder why they chose to leave them out. Makes for a lot of shuttle shots.
Many episodes of Star Trek I'm left wondering, "why don't they use the transporter?"

Makes the away missions much riskier.

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« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2017, 03:00:50 AM »
That shit (literally) with the parasite in they drank had me in tears.

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« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2017, 03:03:04 AM »
It's TNG + Seth's humor.

From what I've seen, it appears that teleporters are not a part of this Trek-ish universe. Wonder why they chose to leave them out. Makes for a lot of shuttle shots.
Many episodes of Star Trek I'm left wondering, "why don't they use the transporter?"

Makes the away missions much riskier.

Yeah, I'm probably saying stuff everyone here knows, but the Transporter was introduced in TOS to cut down on the effects budget, but ended up opening the biggest can of worms for storytelling. Why can't they just beam them up? Why not lock transporters onto the aliens who have taken the bridge hostage, and hold them in the transport-buffers until you can reach space prison? Or beam them into space?

Enterprise actually hangs a lampshade on it at one point, telling a rube that the Transporter is their means of a human execution. So when they "execute" Archer, they actually just beam him to another part of the ship, after which he engages them in guerrilla warfare.

The second biggest "why don't they…" for me is in Next Generation's later seasons, and it's "Why don't they just ask Guinan?" She seems to know just about every unknown they come across, but some stories she's there, most of them, she's not.

The usual answer for me was that Guinan is a Space-Know-It-All, and didn't actually get along with the ship's computer, which frequently locked Guinan in her room as a kind of practical joke.

By the way, while I'm happy about the ENTERPRISE' last season turning out so fantastic, I dislike the theme song more than ever.

It's so ridiculous to have that rhythm-guitar pop after the cold-open scenes, esp. when they transition from season 3's darker themes into Kenny-Loggins-esque. All they had to do was use the ending credits song — and it turns out, that was their damned plan! Look how good this is!


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« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2017, 03:10:03 AM »
Been watching tonight. I'm up to episode four. Episode three was fantastic. The ending was a classic TOS tragic ending type deal.

I really, really like it and find it a perfect compliment series to Discovery.

The humor falls flat a bit and there's a bit too much calling people dicks, tho. And the direction feels inferior to even something like TNG or DS9. But those are nitpicks.

Great show.

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« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2017, 10:21:48 PM »
I predict the robot evolves into the villain in future seasons, having collected enough data on Union ships and tactics to conquer them.

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« Reply #67 on: December 12, 2017, 10:44:24 PM »
but the robot's species are superior. why tf would they need to do that to collect all that data when that one little robo dude can use his fingers to get into any computer system and learn all they need about the union with one hack? Robot dude is Data. He will grow more human over time and learn to understand humanity. That's Star Trek 101.

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« Reply #68 on: December 12, 2017, 10:51:50 PM »
You mean this guy?


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« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2017, 03:36:24 PM »
I'm not sure if the comedy detracts or adds to the show. Sometimes it adds something. Other times it feels like the jokes just keep coming when you're trying to enjoy the story being told. The episode Krill is a great example of this conflict.

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« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2017, 06:39:33 PM »
Like, it's hard to take the Union seriously. I kind of don't see them as Federation tier after that episode. Jokes are one thing, but when the senior officers come across as that incompetent when put on a spy mission aboard an enemy ship it is in-universe shattering. These are supposed to be experts and they're acting like incompetents. Compare the episode to A Matter of Honor, which the episode rips off and it's night and fucking day. Basically, the shows comedic edge at time acts as a deterrence to its writing quality and lowers it to crap tier television, which the show definitely is not.

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« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2017, 06:49:26 PM »
The show does need to find the right groove on its comedy/drama mix. It's workplace comedy styling put into a Trek show. The banter works when they're on the bridge. Feels out of place in other areas.

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« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2017, 08:27:09 PM »
So does this show want you to believe this is an utopia and humanity has evolved to a next stage TNG style? Because if so, they're not really doing a good job of it. Sometimes it works and you can buy into it. But other times, ehhhhh. But to its credit, it's season 1 and I'm sure they'll work out the kinks in season 2.
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« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2017, 08:56:49 PM »
Like, how the fuck did the crew of the Orville go down to that planet in Majority Rule and know about the fact that they live in an equivalent of 21st century earth but not know about the justice system that the entire planet revolves around? In Star Trek, Federation does reconnaissance. Mother fucking Riker was under cover via the Prime Directive for how long in that one episode to understand the planets society? But they have guys who can't report the basics of the planets justice system? And they go to planets dry humping statues? And they want us to believe that the Union is a Federation equivalent and not a bunch of bumbling fucking distinguished mentally-challenged fellows? And think this is not badly written? And alt right Star Trek fans are saying this is better than Discovery?

Now, I like the show a lot.

But excuse me while I laugh very, very loudly.



So what's the goal of the show? Is it a parody? Is it for real? Does it not know what it wants to be?

I'm going to laugh at anyone who says this show is better than Discovery from now on after watching Majority Rule. I like the show, but please. :lol
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« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2018, 08:24:31 PM »

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« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2018, 12:38:26 AM »
:rejoice

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« Reply #76 on: July 22, 2018, 02:35:50 AM »
Humping the statue was also stolen from The Next Generation.

I don't mind thievery, but steal the good stuff. Don't steal the bit where someone thinks it's a good idea to let Wesley play on the alien planet with the draconian rule system.

I think season two will be better.

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« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2018, 07:46:37 PM »
when i think of star trek i think of dick jokes tbh

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« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2018, 07:46:58 PM »
I know I do.

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« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2018, 07:49:43 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: August 18, 2018, 08:49:53 PM »
 :mouf
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« Reply #82 on: September 23, 2018, 09:54:57 PM »

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« Reply #83 on: September 24, 2018, 06:12:10 AM »
Egotastic Fun Time is such a saaaaaad boy.

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« Reply #84 on: September 24, 2018, 02:51:16 PM »
I’m not watching that whole video, is her character getting written off?
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« Reply #85 on: September 24, 2018, 02:52:40 PM »
Why does a shit show like The Orville get its own thread but other shows don’t? Is it this forum’s Jimquisition or Angry Joe?

Shut this shit.
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« Reply #86 on: September 24, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »
Your face is shit.

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« Reply #87 on: September 24, 2018, 03:04:04 PM »
Your face is shit.

Those are freckles :(
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« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2018, 03:04:28 PM »
and youre shit
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« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2018, 03:09:33 PM »
More like Snoreville.

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« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2018, 03:10:58 PM »
More like the actual star trek but now with shitty humor and a thread now tainted by idiots with shitty opinions/taste.

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« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2018, 03:11:03 PM »
Let me get this thread back on track

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« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2018, 03:12:10 PM »


Okay let's do that.

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« Reply #93 on: September 24, 2018, 03:16:57 PM »
I raise you...

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« Reply #94 on: September 24, 2018, 03:22:25 PM »


I raise you

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« Reply #95 on: September 24, 2018, 03:26:28 PM »

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« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2018, 11:02:17 AM »
Season 2 is starting out pretty funny

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« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2018, 05:50:54 PM »
Episode wasn't to my tastes tbh

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« Reply #98 on: January 01, 2019, 06:12:20 AM »
Episode was so-so.

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Constanza was the rhino alien bartender that Ed was talking to.
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« Reply #99 on: January 04, 2019, 01:33:33 PM »
Ep2 is up.

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It was pretty good.    :lol
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« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2019, 01:37:32 PM »
Ep2 is up.

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It was pretty good.  :o

Thank you sir time to watch this awesome trek replacement

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« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2019, 01:56:43 PM »
ANGAY review?
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« Reply #102 on: January 05, 2019, 08:40:57 AM »

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« Reply #103 on: January 11, 2019, 08:50:43 AM »
This new episode wasnt as funny as episode 2, but it's a nice sendoff to Alara ;(

Also Star Trek dokter was in there!!

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« Reply #104 on: January 11, 2019, 11:57:12 AM »
Brock Samson was that weird alien too.  :lol

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« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2019, 02:12:45 AM »
Loved episode 3, disliked 1 and 2 lmao

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« Reply #106 on: January 18, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
new episode is good, classic trek shit so very predictable

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« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2019, 10:44:28 AM »
While I like this season just fine so far, I don't like it as much as the first season, the fact that they are toning down the humor kinda worries my initial reaction was OK, does Seth have the chops to pull it off? Is this going to turn into not understanding the spirit of Trek like the TNG Trek Movies, the Abrams flicks and STD?

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It is just me or is the show less colorful now, still think the show is pretty colorful but I swear the lighting is darker and colors don't pop as much.

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Ed is so thirsty.  :lol

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« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2019, 03:16:32 PM »
This show gets better and better. I really like it.

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« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2019, 11:27:54 AM »
Really like this weeks episode!

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« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2019, 11:55:32 AM »
I liked seeing Ted Danson as an admiral
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« Reply #111 on: January 25, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »
yeah that was a good episode!

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« Reply #112 on: January 25, 2019, 06:01:05 PM »
Damn didnt even notice that the docter is Cassidey Yates from DS9.. Sisko's girlfriend

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« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »
 :lol

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« Reply #114 on: January 26, 2019, 02:42:23 AM »
S2 premiere was great. Bortus peeing had me dying.

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« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2019, 04:00:42 PM »
Bortus' comedic timing is.  :delicious

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« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2019, 04:02:40 PM »
s2e2 was also really good but I wish they just kept it about Bortus' porn addiction and saved the planet on the verge of destruction storyline for its own episode because it was such a good premise it deserved more room to breath on its own.

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« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2019, 11:02:28 PM »
No Alaraaaaa, my fave :(

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« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2019, 02:22:01 AM »
No Alaraaaaa, my fave :(
If she doesnt come back :maf

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« Reply #119 on: January 28, 2019, 02:39:34 AM »
she wont