Col. Shreya Rose: I want to apologize for my absence of late. Busy with work and trying to get my fan fiction done. Real life has been one crazy ride as of late. Again sooo sorry for not being on.
Feb 26, 2018 23:20:33 GMT -6
Maj. Gen. J. Tanner: No problem Colonel Rose. It happens. Real life is always a priority and that's understandable. We do miss you!
Mar 1, 2018 20:17:03 GMT -6
CDRE Logan Kale: Hello everyone. I too have been busy with RL. Work has been quite busy.
Mar 14, 2018 16:03:25 GMT -6
Brig. Gen. D. Tensa: Crockett's Spirit for March has been published.
Apr 23, 2018 0:03:39 GMT -6
Dennis Howard: May the Fourth be with you everyone! (Obligatory silly post)
May 4, 2018 8:17:23 GMT -6
Dennis Howard: In that spirit, our local classical music radio station was playing Star Wars music this morning!
May 4, 2018 8:20:38 GMT -6
Captain Bond: All my love to long ago ~ A little stop by to say I haven't forgotten you all.
Jul 26, 2018 19:10:54 GMT -6
Post by Dennis Howard on Jul 23, 2017 9:25:54 GMT -6
Yes I'm looking forward to this one too. I'm hoping that it can be a kind of successor to Galaxy Quest, both funny and good space adventure at the same time. There was a UK show called Hyperdrive that tried but it was fairly mediocre.
Post by Dennis Howard on Sept 11, 2017 15:23:53 GMT -6
I wanted to like this show, but I thought the first episode was a dud. For one thing, the adolescent, semi-crude humor that works on MacFarlane's animated show Family Guy just doesn't work on a live action show. For me, anyway. Here's hoping The Orville improves.
Post by Dennis Howard on Nov 10, 2017 14:49:31 GMT -6
The Orville has been growing on me, although I don't know if it's actually gotten better or if I've just mellowed out about it. I saw someone describe the show as like being allowed to watch Seth MacFarlane's personal, extremely well-funded TNG-based LARP. I think there's some truth to that.
I still wish that they would give us some explanation for why all of the show's pop culture references are from one narrow slice of time 300 years ago (from the show's present day). But I think I'm asking too much there. That's just what MacFarland does.
Post by CAPT Y'Wanna on Nov 24, 2017 15:43:29 GMT -6
To be honest, it's the closest thing to a Trek I've seen since Nemessis. I know it's supposed to be a parody, but it's actually pretty clever, the characters are convincing enough, the ship is quite cool, the general atmosphere is quite Trek-ish, and so is the plot, and has much more depth than I expected. Apart from some bad jokes, it's pretty good. The funny thing is that Discovery seems more a parody to me, although they try so much to be serious. Actually, compared to Discovery, Orville seems like a real piece of art.
I'm caught up now through "Home", the third episode of the season. I'm still a fan of the show and in particular I still really like the show's "look" and effects. But for me the incessant pop culture remarks puncture the illusion that this show is set hundreds of years in the future. The worst was the "glorified Speak N Spell" comment. I'm sure nobody that many years from now will remember what a Speak N Spell was. Young kids right here today in 2019 probably don't know what it was.
Admittedly, "Home" had almost none of that pop culture nonsense. But I'm sure it'll be back.
I've seen internet reviews that rate "Home" as a strong episode, but frankly I think all three episodes of this season have been weak. Just my opinion. Not terrible, but weak.
I'll confess that I laughed out loud at Robert Picardo's comment that "we have doctors here" [or whatever his exact words were] and I laughed about it again when John Billingsley showed up!
I'll use the spoiler tag for this last comment, just in case....
Post by Dennis Howard on Feb 25, 2019 21:18:47 GMT -6
I liked where they went with "Identity, Pt. 1". It surprised me. I'm looking forward to see what happens in Pt. 2. I think that I had kind of dismissed Isaac as just another version of Data from TNG. But they took things in a different direction. Good job!
Post by Brig. Gen. D. Tensa on Feb 28, 2019 1:57:37 GMT -6
Regarding "Identity, part 1," I agree completely.
I also thought "Deflectors" was done well. I especially liked the following dialogue:
Lt. Talla Keyali: "You wanna repay me? Here's how: When you see me in the corridor, walk the other way."
Klyden: "I do not understand."
Lt. Talla Keyali: "Locar didn't hurt you. He didn't hurt anyone. All he wanted was love. And yet because of you... his life is over. Except for no reason other than your own prejudice. So as far as I am concerned, you can go straight to Hell."