Orville, Pilot 2017/09/10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Unbeliever, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    What goes round comes around: if a studio starts suing, it can expect that it likely will start setting a new precedent/custom and it could expect to be sued in the future. Therefore, best to hold your chips until you really need 'em.
  2. terpfan1980

    terpfan1980 It's Just TV TCF Club

    Jan 28, 2002
    Xbox Live:...
    ... or until you can maximize your profit from them ;) :p
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  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    After all, it's called show business. ;)
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I don't think Galaxy Quest was close to Star Trek at all. Star Trek was a show that took place in the future and in space. Galaxy Quest was set in our current time period and was about actors attending fan conventions. The mere fact that the characters from Galaxy Quest had previously acted in a show very similar to Star Trek doesn't make it similar. That would be like saying a show about the real lives of football players off the field is substantially similar to a football game.
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  5. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    The one thing I thought was weird about the designs was how much open space there is on the Orville. The bridge is a huge space with almost nothing in it. The hallways are very wide. It looks more like an office building than a ship.

    I didn't think the pilot was much worse than many other pilots I've seen, that have grown into decent shows once the cast gels a bit. It's pretty rare to get a show like Firefly where everything is clicking pretty much right from the start.

    I'll keep watching to see how it goes.
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  6. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    Satire and parody constitute Fair Use. It doesn't have to be good to be parody.

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  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought it was just OK. I am not a Star Trek fan so maybe some of the homage to Star Trek went over my head (I know some of the pop culture Star Trek stuff, red shirts and all that), I am a Family Guy fan but the comedy wasn't as broad as FG. If felt more like the MacFarlane western movie he did than Family Guy. I'll give another episode or two, but once the real TV season starts and I'm drowning in shows to watch, this one might go.
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  8. dtle

    dtle Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    All this talk about lawsuits and copyrights made me think of Patrick Stewart's reaction on when he first saw the BBC series Red Dwarf.

  9. tim1724

    tim1724 Active Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2007
    Temple City, CA
    Yeah, that bothered me too. Those hallways were giant. I think the only thing that bothered me more than the corridor design was the horrible music.
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  10. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

    Jun 18, 2002
    Next Generation suffered some from that too. Plotted plants?

    I was wondering what the Orville's hull number ECV-197 stood for. Exploration and Ceremony Vehicle perhaps. It's roomy because they expect to have parties on it.
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Another Star Trek-like assumption I have is that the most important people on the Orville will go on the most dangerous missions every episode.
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Isn't Captain Marvel (Shazam) a Marvel character now? I remember him being in the Justice League cartoons.
  13. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000

    There is a Marvel Captain Marvel (she's getting a movie soon), which is why DC can't publish "Captain Marvel Comics" (since they purchased the Fawcett Captain Marvel in the 70s, they've published them under the title Shazam). When Marvel heard DC was interested in buying the Big Red Cheese, they quickly created their own Captain Marvel and trademarked the title so their competitor couldn't publish a Captain Marvel comic book. Which makes sense...I suspect DC wouldn't be too happy if Marvel started publishing Captain DC comics!
  14. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    IIRC, there have been at least 3 Marvel Captain Marvels. The guy who swapped atoms with Rick Jones (eww, but that's how I remember it described), his son, and some woman who turned to light.
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Oh yeah. Justice League is DC duh! :eek:
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    The latest is Carol Danvers, formerly Ms Marvel, Binary, and Warbird. She was a character in the original Marvel Captain Marvel comics (the original Captain Marvel was an alien spy; she was head of security at the base he infiltrated). She's the one who has a movie coming out in a year or two.

    The light lady is still around...they only gave her the Captain Marvel name because the original had died and they needed to keep the trademark active, but it never really made sense and she eventually became Photon when the original's son came along and took on the title.
  17. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Earth ... Vessel -197 ??

    and sure, potted plants and open areas
    if you're going to have a crew in space for months at a time you'd want to do as much as you can to help maintain their mental health and keep them from going crazy
    imagine being stuck on a submarine for months at a time
  18. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    It was OK. The most ridiculous thing to me was the idea that a seed glued to the top of an electronic device would ever grow into a tree.
  19. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    But....but....but....they *explained* that in advance.

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  20. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Galaxy Quest was very much a parody of Star Trek and the actors in it
    you had Tim Allen doing the unnecessary rolls during combat just like Kirk
    you had the "behind the scenes" tension between Allen and his science officer just like you did in real life with Shatner and Nimoy
    you had the joke of Allen hitting on all the female co-stars just as Shatner did
    you had the no-name character who died in every episode

    Galaxy Quest was not just about actors attending fan conventions, it was a parody of Shatner, Nimoy and their relationship during and after Star Trek
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