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Paul 19-05-2017 20:22

The Orville
 
New comedy series coming in the autumn;


denphone 19-05-2017 20:37

Re: The Orville
 
l thought when l saw the title of the thread the first thing that came to my mind was the famous duck Orville.:D

Paul 19-05-2017 23:58

Re: The Orville
 
I've watched the trailer three times now, just seems really funny to me.

Very much like Galaxy Quest, which I loved.

denphone 20-05-2017 04:35

Re: The Orville
 
Yes having gone from looking at the title it looks pretty good to me.

Paul 12-09-2017 02:39

Re: The Orville
 
Just watched the first episode, and it really good, I loved it.

It is a bit of a spoof of Star Trek, it is a bit of a comedy as well, but it was also quite serious in places, and the first episode was a good story.

Cant wait to see more of this.

Stephen 12-09-2017 13:54

Re: The Orville
 
The online reviews I've seen so far have not been good. Hyped as a Sci-Fi comedy they are saying that there really isn't much to laugh about in it.

Then again I think a lot of critics just like to hate on Seth McFarlane where possible.

I will watch it tonight maybe.

pip08456 12-09-2017 14:12

Re: The Orville
 
I watched it myself. Although there are comedic moments I would not describe it as a comedy, there appears to be a deeper undercurrent.

According to Seth McFarlane it will be exploring all sides of the genre, comedy, light side dark side and all inbetween.

IMHO it may well end up being a classic series.

Bottom line, I enjoyed it (especially "Arbour Day") and I'll watch again and give it a chance.

pip08456 18-09-2017 12:32

Re: The Orville
 
Haven't watched episode 2 yet but FYI episode 3 will be aired on Thursday in the US as will the rest of the series.

Chris 18-09-2017 12:58

Re: The Orville
 
Anyone know who will be airing/streaming this in the UK? *Officially*, that is.

cimt 18-09-2017 18:09

Re: The Orville
 
Fox I believe.

pip08456 18-09-2017 18:20

Re: The Orville
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cimt (Post 35917009)
Fox I believe.

Fox UK will be airing it but AFAIK there is no date set as yet (at least of 5 days ago).

It is not even on their site as an up and coming series although the deal has allegedly already been agreed.

Qtx 18-09-2017 22:44

Re: The Orville
 
Seth MacFarlane obviously wanted to be Captain James T Kirk when he was a kid and with him being goldenballs in the eye of Fox, they gave him free range to create this monstrosity.

It's like an parody of Star Trek, except it's not funny or anything else a parody should be.

You can't even use the excuse of it's humour being subtle, it's just not there. I laughed once. Just.

Stephen 19-09-2017 08:00

Re: The Orville
 
I really don't think it is meant to be a parody as much as a homage to Trek and other Sci-Fi shows.

I really enjoyed the second episode and it had a real TBG vibe about the main plot, but I do love the moments were it tries to input some humour as some of the things are said or talked about would actually go one, rather than the total seriousness of Trek.

pip08456 02-11-2017 18:50

Re: The Orville
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen (Post 35917061)
I really don't think it is meant to be a parody as much as a homage to Trek and other Sci-Fi shows.

I really enjoyed the second episode and it had a real TBG vibe about the main plot, but I do love the moments were it tries to input some humour as some of the things are said or talked about would actually go one, rather than the total seriousness of Trek.

Renewed for a second season.

Paul 02-11-2017 18:59

Re: The Orville
 
Yes indeed, I was going to post that myself having just seen it elsewhere.

Very please, its been a great show IMO, and I'm looking forward to more.


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