8 comments on “The Orville

    • My only real complaint with Discovery is the “Starfleet doesn’t fire first” nonsense. They do when they have to; Starfleet hates violence but accepts it as an unpleasant reality. It’s that thing where folks misunderstand a fake flaw into Star Trek and then write to fix that fake flaw.

      P.S. Wish Seth McFarlane would quit promising shit for The Orville. Dude, you’ve got one problem and it’s that you don’t know when to stop.

  1. I hear you. My problem is more how the trailers were put together- too much flash and CGI in the Discovery trailer, not enough substance. The Orville’s trailer at least gives me an idea (albeit an inaccurate, incomplete idea) of what an episode might look like.

    Related: the Orville’s Crusher, Data & Worf analogues are obvious; I’ll guess the rest of the back row as O’Brien, Geordi & Yar.

    Unrelated: saw a trailer for the new Blade Runner was up. Glad that’s looking more like a sequel than a remake.

    • I was only peripherally aware of that. I’m ambivalent. The original was–without exaggeration–a masterpiece, so if you had to make another one, sequel would be the way to go. The trailer looks compelling. I’d see that on DVD.

      I fully expect it to be bad because Harrison Ford is in it??? He’s an albatross for movies and The Force Awakens is the exception that proves the rule.

      • Huh, apparently I’ve seen only a fraction of his work. I at least liked Apocalypse Now and Cowboys & Aliens, and I thought The Fugitive was supposed to be pretty good but maybe I’m thinking of the TV show.

        • I haven’t seen The Fugitive in a while, but I remember Tommy Lee Jones carrying a lot of it (the failed sequel was about his character). Also, Neil Flynn.

          Was Cowboys & Aliens good? I remember Patriot Games being alright. I didn’t see all of Apocalypse Now but I recall him only being in the beginning a bit.

  2. Ah, you’re right about Apocalypse Now. I remember now. Haven’t seen Patriot Games. I *enjoyed* Cowboys & Aliens a lot, though I don’t know that I’d call it *good*. Probably more accurate to say that it’s what I wished Kingdom of the Crystal Skull had been.

    Forgot how much fun Scrubs was. Glad I don’t remember the sequel series.

    • Patriot Games was pretty good, as I recall. Sean Bean dies though. 😉

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