For the Star Trek fans.

Joined
Jun 18, 2017
Location
Qld
Spotted a new show a few weeks back called The Orville and started watching it, trailer here:


Don't be to put off by the trailer, it tries to paint the show as a comedy but it's more like Trek..with comedic moments. I was around when ST was doing it's first run back in the 60's and have enjoyed *most* of the movies and watched all of the spin-off shows. The Orville feels like a true successor to that type of show, more so than the also recently airing Star Trek Discovery (also worth a watch but a totally different vibe). I'm hoping Orville gets renewed. :)
 
Joined
Jun 18, 2017
Location
Qld
Watched Ep7 of The orville last night and it was one of the most accurate commentaries on today;s society that I have seen all year. And by a spooky coincidence it mirrored the main article in this week;s episode of New World Next Week about China's "People rating system" (Also wroth a look)

 

bald as

ARKO! dealer & walking ECG
Joined
May 4, 2015
Location
Adelaide
Revelation 13: 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
 

Scotty

Member
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
Feb 22, 2016
Location
Brisbane
Revelation 13: 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 And whoosh be-eth the sound heard by thee as thy comment pass-eth straight over thine head on it's way unto the yonder :)
 
Joined
Oct 18, 2017
Location
GoldCoast
Watched Ep7 of The orville last night and it was one of the most accurate commentaries on today;s society that I have seen all year. And by a spooky coincidence it mirrored the main article in this week;s episode of New World Next Week about China's "People rating system" (Also wroth a look)

 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
I’m watching discovery currently, it does seem to deviate heavily from Roddenberrys formula for all other Star Treks but it’s not bad so far
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
Okay so I’m actually loving discovery, I’ll buy the crap out of a disco shirt for the gym in due course.
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
I’m going through my second watching now, while yes people bitch about klingons being different (that may still work out BTW) and random nitpicking, I think the essence of Star Trek is there, they have always loosely paralleled the issues of the time without being super preachy and while this series’s structure is more removed from previous series if it continues as it has I’ll be happy, unfortunately people keep trying to side with this or the Orville and really.. I’ll just watch both, they are very different.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jun 18, 2017
Location
Qld
Discovery has been renewed for a second season. I'm liking it although I do have to move my mind to simply accept it for what it is and to stop looking at their level of tech and ships which seems more advanced than even the tech in the Star Trek reboot but it supposed to be 10 years before Kirk...in the same universe? I agree though, no need to choose between ST and the Orville, we can watch them both, last week's Orville with Rob Lowe was a hoot too. :) (The Orville has also been renewed. :) )
 

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
Have to say my enthusiasm for STD fizzled our pretty hard by the end of the first season-
I think watching long story arc shows like breaking bad, walking dead etc for so long I had forgotten the feeling of what a Star Trek show was-
As a stand alone show it’s dark, gloomy and the characters have nowhere to go but towards salvation as really the top tier characters have remained very flawed-I had hoped for some attempt at growth.
It’s still not a bad show but the thing that stopped me watching is Michael’s character is deeply unlikeable and that shows no signs of chaninging anytime soon.
Furthermore- the way production is going from preaching on political subjects through social media rather than addressing things thoughtfuly as a B plot to the reported buying of positive critical acclaim is disappointing it leaves me quite dry, it’s just not Star Trek in anything other than name.
 
Last edited:

Ferret619

Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs
2018 Sabbatical
Joined
May 10, 2017
Location
Canberra
In regards to The Orville-
I waited so I could binge it and I can’t fault it, some jokes fall a bit flat but it’s absolutely fantastic, thoughtful, high production value without it being a crutch, great cast and a broad range of options ahead- it’s proper Star Trek.
 
Top