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Episode last night was a near direct steal from a Robert Heinlein book. Generation ship, lost history, religion based on poorly understood long dead events and an awaking to the larger universe.
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Episode last night was a near direct steal from a Robert Heinlein book. Generation ship, lost history, religion based on poorly understood long dead events and an awaking to the larger universe.
It was an STOS episode too... For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky It is the exact same plot with minor changes.
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Only very poorly done. The focus is on sexual innuendos, gender jokes and plain stupidity instead of anything meaningful. The only thing missing from this farce is a drumroll every time they pop a bad joke.

I'm dropping it off my auto-record list in favor of more meaningful fare.
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Only very poorly done. The focus is on sexual innuendos, gender jokes and plain stupidity instead of anything meaningful. The only thing missing from this farce is a drumroll every time they pop a bad joke.

I'm dropping it off my auto-record list in favor of more meaningful fare.
It is Seth MacFarlane after all... What would you expect?
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I watched the first episode and it was hard to get through the whole episode.
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I'm re-naming The Orville to Star Drek.
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I'm re-naming The Orville to Star Drek.
Still more watchable than Star Trek Voyager..
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Just saw episode 3.
Very preachy.
Roddenberry would have been proud.
Indeed. I watched it last night. Although I wonder if the over the top social commentary and its ham fisted implementation was an attempt at parodying the ST original series. The result was weak and unfunny.
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Episode last night was a near direct steal from a Robert Heinlein book. Generation ship, lost history, religion based on poorly understood long dead events and an awaking to the larger universe.
Which one are you thinking of? Orphans of the Sky?
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Now its like watching a train wreck. Truly bad tv.

I'm done with it.
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Latest episode had a couple moments of humor but overall, it was like watching a Hoover trying to lift a bowling ball. On the one hand it sucks and on the other it's not going anywhere.
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