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Old 12-08-17, 08:59 PM   #191
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...During the episode, I thought for sure it was going to be Data Isaac...
I thought it was unique that Isaac would volunteer to spend 700 years on the planet. And, when the planet reappeared, I thought for sure there was going to be a planet of nothing but Androids. Sort of like the Terminator movies.


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...Bortis always makes me LOL and his goofy game of lethal potato did. What a way to add something funny and then have it as a segway to an important point of the show with that healing wand. I want one of those devices almost more than I want a tricorder. This was fine writing imo...
I now come to each episode waiting for Bortis to appear. In this episode, we got Bortis and his mate.

9MM, I knew something funny was going to happen when they started tossing that thing around the room. But, I didn't expect the blade.


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..."The end" came close to being preachy (as in the Moclan society of men who gave their female baby a sex change at birth episode did) as other terrans claimed if it werenít Kelly, the exact same stuff would be happening in another godís name. Her presence may have shaped the details of the religion, but not the need to believe. Faith was integral to those people...
I found it preachy as well.

It reminded of my Freshman Philosophy class, where the Professor explained to the class why God was just a figment of our imagination.
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Old 12-08-17, 09:01 PM   #192
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Re: The Orville - Fox Thursday

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Originally Posted by 9mile monster View Post
...During the episode, I thought for sure it was going to be Data Isaac...
I thought it was unique that Isaac would volunteer to spend 700 years on the planet. And, when the planet reappeared, I thought for sure there was going to be a planet of nothing but Androids. Sort of like the Terminator movies.


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...Bortis always makes me LOL and his goofy game of lethal potato did. What a way to add something funny and then have it as a segway to an important point of the show with that healing wand. I want one of those devices almost more than I want a tricorder. This was fine writing imo...
I now come to each episode waiting for Bortis to appear. In this episode, we got Bortis and his mate.

9MM, I knew something funny was going to happen when they started tossing that thing around the room. But, I didn't expect the blade.


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Originally Posted by 9mile monster View Post
..."The end" came close to being preachy (as in the Moclan society of men who gave their female baby a sex change at birth episode did) as other terrans claimed if it werenít Kelly, the exact same stuff would be happening in another godís name. Her presence may have shaped the details of the religion, but not the need to believe. Faith was integral to those people...
I found it preachy as well.

It reminded of my Freshman Philosophy class, where the Professor explained to the class why God didn't exist, and was just a figment of our imagination.
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Old 12-09-17, 05:58 AM   #193
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Re: The Orville - Fox Thursday

I think I made it through two episodes and, as everyone was saying they would, I dropped it when it was still terrible. I see this thread remains current though. Did the show get better?
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Old 12-09-17, 11:34 AM   #194
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IMO, yes it did, DSM.
The story lines became very Star Trekian. Nothing outstanding but every episode had some subtle and lol humor. No blow you away plot devices and tricks, but enjoyable.


Give it another try. A good one to view that would change your mind is the episode with Charlize Theron.
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Old 12-09-17, 11:08 PM   #195
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Re: The Orville - Fox Thursday

Agree with 9mile, DSM. Not serious like Voyager or Next Generation, but not comedy either (occasional comedic lines tossed in, but always quickies and they don't let it slow the pace any - WHICH i greatly appreciate. This show would be awful if they did Office-like glances to the camera.) Good visuals too, and some interesting characters (still hoping they flesh out spotty guy.)
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