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Orville discussion

- Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:50:55 EST eC9hz/vo No.405591
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>Sir, what is "insert concept that anyone without pants-shitting enthusiasm would easily understand"?

Isaac's character would of been far more believable if they waited for the series finale for him to spend 700 years on a planet studying "humans". He should of learned a lot there and have actually gained a lot of social skills.

I suspect Seth agrees, but had to put his best material out early or risk cancellation.
Jenny Agutter - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:20:27 EST DO4Z3epi No.405635 Reply
To be honest I was kind of disappointed by the Kaylon backstory they came up with.
Yes you could see it coming from a mile away but I really was hoping for something original and most importantly funny.
It was alright to see some action, but to be honest that's not why I watch The Orville.
Dean Winchester - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:37:19 EST oa2mmJAW No.405636 Reply
This whole arc and Isaac's character in general is a fantastic example of why you shouldn't try to write characters who are vastly more intelligent than you. For super intelligent machines they sure are fucking dumb.
Major Alan Schaefer - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 03:03:17 EST A6AOtkBd No.405654 Reply
>As I am incapable of stuttering I must conclude that you heard me

Fucking gold.
Sharon Esther Spitz - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:38:48 EST oa2mmJAW No.405656 Reply
If we're going to play pedants then technically it includes every episode that Isaac has been in previously, building up to it.
Leeloo - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:14:38 EST 3IcjeqHq No.405667 Reply
They don't seem to connect like the Borg. Otherwise, Isaac's experience would be felt like one and probably wouldn't react any different to Isaac's feelings. So they are a single life force with data run through, everyone would felt differently.
Tyler Durden - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:00:11 EST eC9hz/vo No.405778 Reply
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I have a question. Why do humans (and aliens too wtf how does that work) always drink alcohol as their primary drug of choice in distant future Sci Fi shows/movies? Hooch is a shit tier drug that we mostly use because all the good shit is still illegal. Its purely a cultural thing. You'd think they'd move on to cooler, more fun intoxicants centuries from today.

I drink, but come on, there are much better drugs out there.

Tyler Durden - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:06:09 EST eC9hz/vo No.405782 Reply
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Well what are your favorite drugs? I regularly do east coast heroin, coke, DPH, weed, and hooch. Alcohol is nice but its the least fun of the bunch.

Than again everyone's receptors are different, the feeling you get from alcohol is not the exact same feeling I get from alcohol probably.
Katharine Hepburn - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:17:05 EST oa2mmJAW No.405817 Reply
It's written by and for contemporary humans who enjoy familiar things. Pop SF is rarely adventurous about its subject matter. Audiences aren't interested. It would take a lot of effort to create a setting with realistically different cultures in it and it would have a much smaller following. Most aliens being humanoid in these things isn't purely done for the budget.
Old Gregg - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:41:08 EST bSvC2ARl No.405835 Reply
I keep reading OP's post and just don't understand.

It wasn't until he was on The Orville that he got direct communication and interaction with "humans" directly? So now Isaac has to process these interactions in relation to being about him, or meant to be a part of the social interaction? I don't know.

Isaac was a pretty cool guy in season one, and truly developed in season two.

The Orville single handedly got me into watching way more Sci-Fi. Binging Stargate series and movies, and fracking Battlestar Galactica! I'll for sure rewatch Caprica, actually watched that before any of these and loved it.

I torrented a ton of Stargate and Battlestar novels to my Kindle. I love this stuff. All because of trying The Orville just before season 2 started.

Isaac is great. You can't do great character development without holding back crucial information for later on. You think you know them...oh no we didn't.

Hoping The Orville gets some hilarious novels as well. It would be so fitting FUG.
River Tam - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:48:13 EST eC9hz/vo No.405866 Reply

By humanoid do you mean human actors with no costumes playing aliens? I think Seth had a line saying "parallel evolution" has been known to happen in rare cases, but its still way too common on the show. It'd be FAR less believable if these off-world "humans" could create offspring with earthlings though.

Or by humanoid do you mean 2 legs, 2 arms, 5 fingers? Because while its hard to speculate on theoretical alien evolutionary biology with no data available, I'd imagine it'd play out like that a lot. Maybe 3 fingers instead of 5, and not necessarily two eyes, but 4 limbs + opposable thumbs seems necessary for survival of intelligent life.
Tex Avery - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:08:33 EST oa2mmJAW No.405867 Reply
Pretty much every alien except Yaphit is humanoid. Anthropomorphic.

Dolphins have language and culture, I'd say they're pretty intelligent. To be a tool-using (and therefore technological) species you need manipulator body parts but that doesn't have to be a hand with opposable thumbs; trunks or tentacles would be just as good if not better and it's not as though birds can't build highly complicated nests just using their beaks, or ants with their mandibles. It's arguably just a fluke of nature that means we have reflectional symmetry; there are plenty of other forms intelligent life could take and look nothing like us.
Maester Luwin - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:56:17 EST eC9hz/vo No.405874 Reply

Seems like hands are superior. Imagine trying to type with mandibles or beaks. And most animal lifeforms here are symmetrical.
Itchy and Scratchy - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:16:53 EST oa2mmJAW No.405879 Reply
Why would something with a beak or mandibles use a keyboard, something which is designed specifically for hands?
I said reflectional symmetry not just symmetry.
Maggie Blinco - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:45:08 EST DO4Z3epi No.405900 Reply
For the purposes of the show just imagine some of the usual handwave already introduced in star trek.
Panspermia, convergent evolution, parallel planetary development.

On the basis of RL futurism, yes it's a valid assumption to compare different evolutionary paths on earth to extrapolate how potential ETs look like.
The thing is: No other paths than our own here on earth has resulted in a technological species. So considering the exhaustive nature of evolutionary processes here on earth I think it is a valid assumption that technological species on other, relatively similar plants must lead to very similar looking technological species on other worlds.
And before anybody objects based on the "narrow minded" argument: Yes this assumption can be completely wrong if the basis that lead to this assumption is incorrect.
The thing is: We just don't know (yet).
Rory Pond - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:25:31 EST oa2mmJAW No.405902 Reply
>No other paths than our own here on earth has resulted in a technological species.
No sorry that's just bollocks. Tool use in animals is widespread, even among the non-primate species. The fact that we happen to dominate on this planet is correlation not causation.
Carl Brutananadilewski - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:22:12 EST 3IcjeqHq No.405917 Reply
They probably would have had a better way to apply the drugs as well like a patch or something ingestible or hyper spray. Probably why it's never shown.
Lindsey Brigman - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:25:59 EST eC9hz/vo No.405921 Reply

Well you can use your beak to hold your phone, but not to type on it while you're holding it. You can't beat good old fashioned hands.
Rory Pond - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:45:45 EST oa2mmJAW No.405922 Reply
It's almost as though our phones were designed for hands and that things without hands would make them differently.
Maggie Blinco - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:24:07 EST DO4Z3epi No.405925 Reply
You can't just define tech as any kind of tool use. The fact that crows, ant colonies, etc utilize things they find in their environment to extend their bodies is not technology.
Building your own tools is one factor. Another one is conjuring up mechanisms that did not previously exist. The last part has to do with the place in the natural environment a species exists in.
I however do think that other evolutionary paths to technological species could exist on earth if you take our civilization out of the picture.
Rory Pond - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:32:35 EST oa2mmJAW No.405926 Reply
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>You can't just define tech as any kind of tool use.
I can and did. Tool use is the most basic technology. Where else are you going to find a place to draw a line between technology and not-technology? Anywhere else would be entirely arbitrary and subject to shifting according to whim.
Maggie Blinco - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:26:44 EST DO4Z3epi No.405929 Reply
>Where else are you going to find a place to draw a line between technology and not-technology?
An exact definition is hard, but in context of a "technological species" it becomes more straight forward. A technological species does rely on it's technology as it's primary evolutionary advantage.
Lindsey Brigman - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:06:03 EST eC9hz/vo No.405931 Reply

Describe how you would use a phone with a beak. Humans are 10 times more evolved with our hands.
Freddy Kruger - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:20:54 EST oa2mmJAW No.405952 Reply
Birds that rely on nests (a construction for protection from predators and to modulate heat while keeping their infants safe from falling or dispersion) are therefore technological species.

Given that they'd likely be too large to fly (requirements of brain-or-equivalent-organ mass), their wings would be ideally suited for tucking various objects under. Put a directional keypad of some sort there, turn head around and press numbers with beak. Easy.
Vince Gilligan - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:14:05 EST DO4Z3epi No.405954 Reply
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>Birds that rely on nests (a construction for protection from predators and to modulate heat while keeping their infants safe from falling or dispersion) are therefore technological species.
Haha, why the hell not?
Freddy Kruger - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:53:49 EST oa2mmJAW No.405956 Reply
Ants, too. They even practise some forms of agriculture, including cultivation of other insects which could be said to be a form of animal husbandry.
People who are quick to claim humans are the only intelligent or "technological" species seem to just be practising some sort of human exceptionalism which is essentially just a religious belief, whether they realise it or not.
Léon - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:30:36 EST eC9hz/vo No.405957 Reply
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We're not saying they have NO technology, just that its feeble compared to ours. I just can't see the building of a rocket-ship with mandibles. They're just not as able to do versatile, modifiable tasks as well as opposable thumbs can.

There are the aliens from the SciFi novel Ring World in the picture with the brain in their chest area, two heads with fingers protruding from their mouth. But like hands, their tools for building are very adjustable.
Kevin Bacon - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:52:17 EST poBJQDzI No.405961 Reply
You pretend this show is a serious show like Star Trek. It's still a comedy series, OP.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:21:53 EST z8OZYMni No.405963 Reply
It's a comedy-drama technically but people like this show enough to take it seriously especially given how much Discovery has alienated diehard Trekkies and The Orville is basically Star Trek the way it used to be.
Kenny Powers - Tue, 26 Mar 2019 05:39:50 EST oa2mmJAW No.405971 Reply
>We're not saying they have NO technology, just that its feeble compared to ours.
What? How can technology be feeble? You mean like ours was when all we had was sticks and rocks? Technology can change and improve over time.

>I just can't see the building of a rocket-ship with mandibles
That's a problem with your imagination.
Going back to the ants, one individual ant will probably struggle to make complicated devices with multiple component parts, but a swarm directed by a queen is far more flexible and versatile than any human hands. They can work with far more delicate and smaller components than any human, doing a multitude of tasks in unison such as we never could (until we managed to develop machines). Other species tech development will develop along different lines to ours and reach different milestones entirely along the way.

I'm not ruling out the possibility that "hands" are prerequisites for complex tech (it's tricky to imagine an ant queen with a brain as complex as a large mammal's) but this whole "we have them and we're the best on Earth therefore they're the best of all worlds QED" is terrible reasoning. In the country of the blind the one-eyed man might be king but that is not a viable sample set from which we can draw meaningful conclusions.
Severus Snape - Fri, 29 Mar 2019 04:21:43 EST Ig6cZlif No.406043 Reply
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I like sci-fi that have robots with personality...
like the ones in TERRAHAWKS
Astro Boy - Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:00:03 EST p/EW64/D No.406136 Reply
The relationship stuff gets old because nobody wants to see Seth McFarlane date people, but I can't say that it's a detriment to the show. Tng treated everybody as mostly perfect, with almost 0 inter personal conflicts. It's nice to see the everyday people stuff on the ship.
Astro Boy - Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:00:53 EST p/EW64/D No.406137 Reply
Well, 0 inter personal conflicts among the crew of the enterprise I mean.
Jackie Earle Haley - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:04:22 EST p/EW64/D No.406174 Reply
Yeah I actually just now got to this episode and it changed my mind. I can enjoy watching Seth Macfarlane have a relationship if it's with a Krill. That was really cool. And she's hot, even when she's not shapeshifting into a human.
Johnathan E - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 00:04:05 EST 9k5qq2CR No.406175 Reply
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It was one of the better episodes
and yeah, agreed, krill or human
Wendell T. Stamps - Mon, 08 Apr 2019 17:02:08 EST eC9hz/vo No.406254 Reply
I missed the most recent episode and its not on demand or on fox.com for some reason. Without much spoilers, is there anything that will impact future episodes of this season in there?
Malory Archer - Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:08:09 EST oa2mmJAW No.406271 Reply
It was definitely the funniest thing in the show so far. Not a high bar.
I'm still watching though
Sybil Danning - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:08:35 EST eC9hz/vo No.406349 Reply
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Why did the Moclans need to increase their torpedo capacity? Wouldn't they have infinite torpedos thanks to the matter synthesizers?
ZOG 900 - Sun, 14 Apr 2019 03:58:24 EST ftxB+kJ9 No.406413 Reply
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Join the Union Fleet, they said, see the galaxy they said
Tara Strong - Fri, 19 Apr 2019 18:08:56 EST p/EW64/D No.406608 Reply
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH fucking roasted
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:30:16 EST OR/Yo4mj No.406707 Reply
Can't believe the season finale is almost here. I've actually been enjoying the past 4 episodes since the two parter especially Lasting Impressions. It was nice to see some character development with Gordon and how something from a long time ago can emotionally affect someone 400 years later.
Marty McFly - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:31:03 EST N4G6Q91t No.406713 Reply
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haven't heard of a 3rd season
looks like that will be it
my owner leaves the tv on for me - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:34:52 EST oO5LjIXf No.406717 Reply
This show is a fail in my opinion. Feels like they just took The Office and reskinned it with a Star Trek theme, but with more drinking and far less comedy.

Not sure who this show is for, either. Trekkies? McFarlane fans? Seriously, who is this aimed at?
Bobby Drake - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:44:05 EST ICzNOIP/ No.406750 Reply
There are some few funny episodes, but the show itself is pretty weak.
I expected something more retarded in a good funny way, but I got another problematic relationship type show where the characters are talking about their feelings.
I want a humor where I couldn't breath because of laughing harder.
Nite Owl II - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:35:25 EST rlNQ1eiS No.406755 Reply
Lotta CBS bots popping up recently
Newman - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:43:13 EST p/EW64/D No.406757 Reply
>I want a humor where I couldn't breath because of laughing harder.
>Expecting that from a network show
Either retarded or absolute garbage taste who actually thinks network comedies are hilarious.
Werner Herzog - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:34:14 EST YXXQXWKJ No.406759 Reply
Nope, I was talking about if the show had creative freedom and tryed to be more funny, as of expectations... well, I don't have a hope with TV network anymore.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:59:33 EST /iWOaEco No.406761 Reply
Network television is not kind to sci-fi shows unless it's a highly rated show like The X-Files, it's on WB/UPN/CW, or has a huge cult following with low ratings like Fringe. Given Seth's huge multi-million dollar deal with Fox, I wouldn't be surprised if The Orville's status ends up being like Fringe. I hope it gets renewed but won't be surprised if it gets canceled. Maybe it could end up on cable or a streaming service like The Expanse.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 24-04-2019 13:00:40
Willow - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:23:12 EST pu3U9BlY No.406763 Reply
Its not supposed to be a comedy. Seth pitched it that way because that is what he is known for. He even said he wanted to seriously tone down the amount of jokes when S2 was in development.

Its an homage to TNG. Not whatever supercomedy you think it should be.
Thomas Jerome Newton - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:48:51 EST AH/yqelH No.406815 Reply
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First Episode Season 1.

This fucking BITCH and Relationbore DRAMA Kelly wants to make me quit this shit already.
Please tell me it gets better
and there will be less shitty relationshit-drama!
Taco MacArthur - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:50:51 EST SYsmeiDO No.406819 Reply
Kelly will be there for the rest of the series, she's the kind of a bitch character that makes everything difficult without a reason, she is a whiny bitch and nothing more, so yeah.
Don't even bother to watch that show.
Ellen Barkin - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:57:44 EST p/EW64/D No.406820 Reply
Episode 3 had me hooked. You have to deal with the drama but it gets a lot better.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:53:05 EST a5gWj267 No.406826 Reply
Season finale tonight. Deadline reported that The Orville is expected to be renewed though I guess we'll have to wait and see when Fox unveils its lineup for next season in a few weeks.

This. Yes, Ed and Kelly's relationship is a component of the show but the show does get better.
Spike Lee - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 04:48:29 EST +OFZtSYI No.406850 Reply
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Seth really likes to date his coworkers. Wouldn't be a problem if their characters didn't suddenly change personality or disappear when the relationship ends.

He's essentially Brian from Family Guy with even less consequences.
Cyril Figgis - Fri, 26 Apr 2019 16:42:21 EST p/EW64/D No.406869 Reply
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Gotta say, the Kaylon design has really grown on me. They're super corny but they've also got that really cool modular design.
Vincent Vega - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 22:10:37 EST poBJQDzI No.406951 Reply
It starts becoming the spiritual successor to Star Trek at Season 1, Episode 3.
Jon Stewart - Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:29:36 EST FS0gTFvP No.406976 Reply
Agreed. And that episode really proves that you can make a real "trek" show in modern day and do really cool shit with it and make good points about our society, just like they used to. It's possible to not just be a vacuous action show that actually reinforces the status quo and asks no serious questions like Discovery. Not saying that The Orville is super deep, but it at least makes an attempt to criticize the modern western world and sometimes really hits the nail on the head. The moment they made the joke about The Kardashians I knew I was in love.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 01 May 2019 13:55:03 EST RBdu29nx No.407094 Reply
The season finale was okay and the show's take on an alternate universe timeline with Past Kelly. The ending was pretty deus ex machina though but maybe that was the point. This season was a step up from last season though.

It was nice to see Alara make a reappearance though. Guess she's The Orville's Tasha Yar now.

Yeah it's a pretty cool design. I also like how they made the Kaylon have like flying turret heads
Cate Blanchett - Sat, 11 May 2019 17:16:54 EST p/EW64/D No.407377 Reply
The ending of season 1 episode 3. And it was actually Jersey Shore not the Kardashians. It was and ending that took a jab at reality tv that I really enjoyed and that hooked me.
Rob Huebel - Sat, 11 May 2019 19:15:18 EST 4WVOMlgt No.407379 Reply
‘The Orville’ renewed for season 3 at FOX
Alex Welch
May 11, 2019

FOX is standing by Seth MacFarlane for another year.

Announced this afternoon, the network has officially renewed MacFarlane’s “The Orville” for a third season. It is the eighth scripted show to be renewed by FOX for the 2019-20 season, joining the previously-renewed “9-1-1,” “The Resident,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Family Guy,” “Empire,” and “Last Man Standing.”

“The Orville” averaged a 0.7 live + same day rating in the adults 18-49 demo in its second season, making it FOX’s lowest-rated scripted show to be renewed this year. But despite its lower ratings performance, “The Orville” had started to look more and more like a likely renewal in the weeks leading up to the announcement today.

On one hand, FOX has maintained a strong working relationship with MacFarlane over the years, and has thrown its support behind “The Orville” as a result. Even more importantly though, prior to its season 2 premiere, the series received a notable California tax credit for a third season, which made it a much more viable renewal option for the network.

FOX has already decided the fates for the rest of its 2018-19 scripted shows, with about half renewed for next season and the other half canceled. “Proven Innocent,” “The Gifted,” “REL,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Passage,” “Star,” and “The Cool Kids” have all been axed by the network, while “The Orville” and 7 other shows are set to return.
Sergeant Benton - Sat, 11 May 2019 20:56:27 EST p/EW64/D No.407382 Reply
I had faith they'd keep The Orville. Even though the ratings aren't spectacular, I'd wager it's got good streaming numbers with On Demand and shit like that. And the value of the trekkie fandom is priceless.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 12 May 2019 23:44:04 EST jRjEOvBm No.407420 Reply
That's good and the tax credit helps a lot with production costs and keeps the show running especially if they're only doing 13 episode seasons.
Major Motoko Kusanagi - Mon, 13 May 2019 07:53:57 EST +OFZtSYI No.407442 Reply
The shows that were cancelled were complete shit. Nothing of value was lost.

I've got a feeling this show wouldn't have been renewed if Discovery wasn't. It's much better than Discovery and the actual (spiritual sequel) to Star Trek, but Fox(Disney) execs need a rival to overcome.
Castiel - Thu, 16 May 2019 08:26:52 EST +OFZtSYI No.407577 Reply
No. It just kinda turned out that way. Discovery took too much influence from the blockbuster Trek movies and while that may attract viewers it isn't very Trek.
The Comedian - Fri, 17 May 2019 01:48:23 EST pu3U9BlY No.407599 Reply
Orville was already planned. Its just more Trek than STD is despite STD being actual Trek.
Ignignokt - Fri, 17 May 2019 03:18:55 EST 7+YzEwfn No.407602 Reply
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if you want a really good SciFi-experience in the means of Star Trek,
rewatch DS9.

Its really that good.
Nite Owl II - Sat, 18 May 2019 01:28:01 EST RCIx5RWW No.407621 Reply
Babylon 5 is the superior DS9. Federation is suppose to be fizzy and sweet like root beer.
bizzel - Sun, 26 May 2019 13:56:13 EST KUd2OLR/ No.407761 Reply
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The dynamic between Isaac and Dr. Finn is great, especially after the introduction of her kids. I'm impressed by any series that manages to write young children that I don't wish death upon
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:43:49 EST RBdu29nx No.408881 Reply
Reposting from /1701/:


>MacFarlane announced Saturday at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel that Season 3 of the sci-fi series will air exclusively on Hulu rather than on Fox as it has for its first two seasons.

>According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, MacFarlane’s current workload and the length of time it takes to finish work on the show’s numerous special effects sequences would have meant that Season 3 would not have been ready for a midseason debut. New episodes are now expected to launch on Hulu at the end of 2020. The streamer currently has the first two seasons available to subscribers.
Blast Hardcheese - Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:30:20 EST M7LZ0wy6 No.408885 Reply
It better have a good finale because I get the feeling that will be the last season
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:12:47 EST jRjEOvBm No.408939 Reply
Well that didn't last long.

Fox has been pretty supportive of the show but I don't think it's gonna be the last season unless they can't get tax credits since that helps keeps production costs down.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:18:26 EST jRjEOvBm No.408950 Reply
lol that life together only lasted two months
Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:06:11 EST 34B4A7Ba No.416062 Reply
This is such a comfy show. Hope it comes back soon
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:29:07 EST VFxduu0H No.416264 Reply
The show moved from Fox to Hulu and season 3 is supposed to come out in late 2020 but given they had to shut down production back in March due to COVID, that date could be pushed back.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:57:44 EST VTTgKRPL No.416387 Reply
There's been rumors that this will be its last season but I hope it's not true.
Princess Bubblegum - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 19:11:30 EST z7kSrF5r No.416427 Reply
It's already cancelled but Hulu won;t admit it. They know it won;t attract subscribers. There was a leak of cancellation but they deny it now. Orville is ending. Sucks, but at least it outlived Firefly.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:26:26 EST DOr4l0tL No.420518 Reply
Bumping because Norm Macdonald had passed away. Fortunately, season 3's production finished last month and Norm already voiced Yaphit's lines so we'll see one last performance from him at least - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hlfnoDAJcI

I wouldn't rule out The Orville getting renewed even after moving from Fox to Hulu and COVID delaying production of season 3:

>Jordan Helman, head of scripted originals at Hulu, has provided an update on progress. He said that he’s seen cuts of the show coming in and is hopeful of a premiere sooner rather than later. “The past year and a half has been complicated on a variety of levels as it pertains to production,” he told Deadline. “I can’t share a launch date, but we’re really excited about what we’ve seen thus far.”

>Helman also teased the possibility of a fourth season of the show, or at least keeping the door open. He said that the “future of the show remains an open conversation and there have been no conversations otherwise”.
Cyril Figgis - Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:23:23 EST OIYgO/Mr No.420600 Reply
While family guu keeps giving seth money he wont care about anything
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 12 Feb 2022 22:10:13 EST DOr4l0tL No.421572 Reply
Yeah he already voiced his scenes before he passed.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:43:01 EST NJdldPOO No.422127 Reply
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That season premiere of The Orville was pretty damn good and I'm glad they didn't forget about how much the Kaylon attack fucked everyone up. I did appreciate the episode's whole theme about the ethics of suicide and Claire trying to make Isaac realize that his actions have consequences in the future that he can't predict with data and stuff.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 06-06-2022 08:52:32
Jee-woo Kim - Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:12:48 EST wye54sa/ No.422136 Reply
Man it feels good to see the Orville back again, however while the episode was written well and especially the last segment with Isaac and doc finn was great I didnt like it too much. I understand that you´d need time to resolve last seasons finale, but going for 67 minutes with a downright depressing storyline as the season premiere didnt really sit right with me.
I think that the show hit a sweet spot with the mixture of comedy and seriousness in season 2 and hope they keep at it for season 3, its all that Id hope for a Star Trek show in our current times.
C-Higgy !jrnKX/JAjE - Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:02:27 EST NJdldPOO No.422139 Reply
>I understand that you´d need time to resolve last seasons finale, but going for 67 minutes with a downright depressing storyline as the season premiere didnt really sit right with me.

That was along the same lines of a criticism my friend had though she was more bored with it since it was more of a dialogue heavy than humor or action-packed episode aside from Marcus' nightmare in the beginning and the Kaylon ship pursuing the Orville. While last season's season finale did resolve itself as the original timeline had presumably been restored when Claire went back in time to erase Kelly's memories so she could accept that second date with Ed, perhaps Seth felt it was more important to show the emotional fallout from the Kaylon attack and Isaac's reinstatement since that had a bigger impact on the crew. I'm glad we're gonna have longer episodes though I hope they pace it better and not drag it out longer than it needs to be.
Raven Darkhölme - Thu, 09 Jun 2022 17:16:49 EST r3bfQN3P No.422146 Reply
I liked the second episode better than the first, didnt mind the horror elements, overall good stuff, albeit still too little comedic moments, the last scene with Finn and Isaac made me genuinely smile.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:48:41 EST VTTgKRPL No.422174 Reply
Agreed on all points though I did laugh at Isaac telling the Admiral everything that Claire likes including mating positions.
Myka Bering - Sat, 18 Jun 2022 02:19:51 EST GOZ2tIOH No.422186 Reply
Second episode they didn't have their drive ready soon enough for the approaching ship, ended it there?
Farrah Fawcett - Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:20:42 EST TsmUEX6J No.422205 Reply
Weird timing on the 4th episode, The Krill are anti-abortionists and ruled by an extreme theocratic government!

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