Orville, Pilot 2017/09/10

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  1. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    someone way earlier in the thread questioned how it would grow without water
    yeah, the time warp device would accelerate the seed's growth, but absent water and soil all we should have seen is just a seed dry up and turn to dust over 100 years, but speeded up

    just more bad writing
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  2. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    That actually bothered me less, then the fact that we could hear the scream of the woman who ages a hundred years in seconds throughout the entire aging process.
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Really? It's TV not reality. I never gave any of that any thought. Stuff happens on every TV show that doesn't happen in the real world.

    You just have to go with the flow. Otherwise if you get stuck on all these things in TV shows that can't happen in the real world, it takes all the fun out of watching.
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  4. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Three days later and I'm still chuckling over, "We need no longer fear the banana." That's a good sign, and I'm looking forward to Sunday's episode. :)
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    You made my point for me. GQ is not a parody of Star Trek, it's a parody of what happened behind the scenes and off the set with the actors who were on Star Trek. The primary difference being that one (Star Trek) is protectable Intellectual Property and the other (real life) is not.
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Nope. The seeds were special. They would grow without food or water. I know it's dumb but they did say it.
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  7. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

    Jun 18, 2002
    At least until their shift ends at 5:00.
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  8. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    You do realize that this series is a spoof of a series that had tribbles.

    This message may have been entered using voice recognition. Please excuse any typos.
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  9. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

    May 3, 2004
    San Antonio
    Those tribbles were trouble.
  10. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Random thoughts:

    So, is there another ship in the PU Fleet named the Wilbur?

    Would Mercer yell at Helmsman Malloy for watching American Dad on the Main Viewer?
    Mercer: I don't know why you like that show. The guy who wrote it was such a hack.
    Malloy: I like the "Steve" character.
  11. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    If they set the ground rules early that the series doesn't necessarily adhere to any logical laws of physics, it can be part of the show, and they can just have some fun with it.

    I mean, the tree was completely ridiculous. But it was fun. And as long as that's the tone of the show they settle on, it can work.

    After all, is using a artificial time distortion field on a magical seed to grow a giant tree *really* that different than inverting the polarity of the plasma manifold to carry a subspace feedback pocket along an energy transfer beam into the warp core of the opposing vessel?
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  12. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Yes. The tree is totally plausible, that other thing is just fantasy. :p
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  13. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    I don't see this as a flaw at all, in either show. The ships are roomy because 1) people have to live on them, for extended periods, and 2) their technology and economics (unlike ours, at this point) simply don't require them to build their ships cramped.

    And if you think those ships are roomy...


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  14. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Yeah, that whole scene didn't work for me, although I expected them to depict it that way. Wouldn't she just starve before she could age? But then again, only her head was in the field. How would it interact with the rest of her body? (Poorly.) I think she'd just asphyxiate, probably too quickly for those outside the field to even see or hear anything happen. And then the head would decay. OK, I'll stop now, I'm grossing myself out.
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  15. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Orlando Florida
    I am not a trekkie at all and watched based on commercials. I thought there were some lol moments and I will continue to watch
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  16. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    The Orville isn't a spoof of anything.
  17. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    I kinda like this show. It's a throwback to the old Roddenberry days of Star Trek where the future was less dark and more optimistic. Except instead of being a drama type show, it's a comedy. And it's lacks some of the Roddenberry oddities (like crew members could not argue with each other - in the ideal future, we've evolved beyond petty squabbles).

    As for the woman screaming as she was thrown under the time acceleration device? Just like how in Star Trek, you can hear starships explode.

    But yes, it reminds me of the first few seasons of TNG. Nice clean starships and everything.
  18. jamesl

    jamesl Active Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    so, you never saw McCoy argue with Spock ?
    or even make racist remarks towards him ?

    at least they did in it in private most of the time

    in this show they needed one of the senior officers on the bridge to tell the junior officers to shut the hell up and act professionally
  19. bicker

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    We will have to agree to disagree.

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