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Laren Farmer
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 7:12am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Absolutely Star Trek.  Loved it. 

Also glad to see that each episode has been better than the previous one.  Hope this trend continues. 

It's funny to me to read Greg's TNG thread and remember how awful that show started out.  The Orville is light years better. 
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 9:54am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

It was so Trek, it almost made me think this thread now belongs in Star Trek.  (Not really). 

McFarlane has been credited with writing all three episodes thus far aired but this was the first where he really tackled a subject as the old Trek might have, playing it mostly straight, and he pretty much pulled it off.  There were still throwaway "bits" (Palicki showing the idiocy of the helmsman was a funny one) but this episode upped the ante considerably.  I'm also impressed that McFarlane gave most of the funny and the meaty, serious dialogue to others. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:06am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I was a little concerned when the "deus ex machina" was brought in, somewhat out of left field, but the ending balanced that nicely.

It's not a word I am inclined to use with something as light and fluffy as TV entertainment, but this was quite a courageous episode. Kudos to all involved.

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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:07am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It's funny to me to read Greg's TNG thread and remember how awful that show started out.  The Orville is light years better.
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This latest episode felt very TNG, particularly in terms of the editing and music.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe TNG is MacFarlane's preferred flavor of TREK.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 September 2017 at 10:20am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

This latest episode felt very TNG, particularly in terms of the editing and music.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe TNG is MacFarlane's preferred flavor of TREK.

Since it seems to be most people's, I would not be surprised if that was true.

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