The Orville - Seth MacFarlane comedy Star Trek

The Orville - Seth MacFarlane comedy Star Trek

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Halb

48,609 posts

127 months

Friday 19th May 2017
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ajprice said:
Well this got a better response than I thought smile , I liked it too but I thought the replies here about MacFarlane in a live action thing would be somewhere between marmite and Adam Sandler. Happy to be wrong.

I must have missed or forgot Bashir's dad in Star Trek, because I saw him and thought 'Hey, Raj's dad!' hehe . Looking forward to it hopefully being shown on a UK channel, or Amazon/Netflix (Lucifer episodes are put on Amazon Prime the day after they are shown on Fox).
I'll give any sci-fi a fair shake. I do think Macfarlane is a painfully limited one note pony (even smaller performing rage) who has failed at pretty much everything because he thinks he is far funnier than he is (like Sandler), but it's sci-fi at the end of the day, and Red Dwarf and Hyperspace are still fresh in the memory. biggrin

MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

81 months

Friday 19th May 2017
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Looking forward to Orville vs Cuddles the Monkey.

Last man standing through to the final with Keith Harris.



Robster

1,075 posts

121 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Star trek spoof from Seth MacFarlane, first episode was quite good fun

300bhp/ton

37,004 posts

134 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Saw it advertised while watching NFL on Sunday. Looked like it could be quite good.

Couldn't find out when or if it's being aired in the U.K. though. Which leaves finding other means to watch it. wink

eltawater

1,766 posts

123 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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The critical reviews have been quite scathing of the early episodes so it remains to be seen how accurate they are.

qube_TA

8,382 posts

189 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Thought it was great. Very TNG feel about it but has loads of potential.

Ignore the critics.


StephenP

1,583 posts

154 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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I did wonder if it might pop up on Amazon in the UK (it already has in the US - https://www.amazon.com/The-Orville-Season-1/dp/B07...

It's a Fox production, as is Lucifer which is on Fox in the US but Amazon in the UK ....

HD Adam

4,358 posts

128 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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qube_TA said:
Thought it was great. Very TNG feel about it but has loads of potential.

Ignore the critics.
I was disappointed in the opening episode.

It's not quite a comedy or a drama, nor is it a homage like Galaxy Quest.

I'm surprised McFarlane hasn't been sued by whoever owns TNG over copyright.

Sparky137

518 posts

125 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Watched it last night and enjoyed it. The incidental music made me think that I was watching Star Trek Voyager!!

cuprabob

7,718 posts

158 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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"I wish I could fly" smile

Streetrod

6,403 posts

150 months

Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Hi Guys is this airing in the UK at the moment if so where?

300bhp/ton

37,004 posts

134 months

Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Streetrod said:
Hi Guys is this airing in the UK at the moment if so where?
No. See 2nd comment in this thread wink

You could try finding it via Google.

Bullett

9,014 posts

128 months

Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Looks like it will be on Fox in the UK, so Sky or Virgin.

Robster

1,075 posts

121 months

Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Or other means ,I did enjoy it

FourWheelDrift

77,542 posts

228 months

Sunday 17th September 2017
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Some Star trek actor cameos planned - https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/09/seth-macfar...

300bhp/ton

37,004 posts

134 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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There were two cameos in the first episode.

Anyone else spot the special effects error with the missing shuttle craft?

Zoon

4,147 posts

65 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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cuprabob said:
"I wish I could fly" smile
"But I can't"

300bhp/ton

37,004 posts

134 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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eltawater said:
The critical reviews have been quite scathing of the early episodes so it remains to be seen how accurate they are.
I find most reviewers and critics spout utter ballst most of the time and are mostly wrong.

Much prefer making my own mind up. Personally enjoyed the first episode. I like the subtle humour. I just hope they don't try and make it stupid and sacrifice story and characters for a cheap laugh.

Beefmeister

15,346 posts

174 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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I really enjoyed the first episode. Just enough scifi geekiness and subtle comedy to detract from Seth F**king McFarlane's face.

Don't get me wrong, I think he's brilliant and Family Guy is one of the best shows ever, I just can't stand him when he's on screen himself.

See also: his terrible attempts at making films.

Robster

1,075 posts

121 months

Monday 18th September 2017
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2nd episode also good fun !