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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Unbeliever, Nov 17, 2017.
I'd picture it being more like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon background.
took a while for that gif to load, but it was worth it.
I just watched this episode. Haven't watched an Orville in a couple weeks/months.
I remember when this show first started, some said it was the best Star Trek show in years. Since the last Orville episode I watched, I've watched all available episodes of Star Trek Discovery. That is the best Star Trek in years. This episode of Orville I just watched now seemed kinda lame in comparison.
Star Trek Discovery has maybe killed my interest in Orville. I still have 2 more episodes of Orville, and I will watch them.
Comparing Orville and Discovery is like comparing Greatest American Hero to Jessica Jones. They are really totally different shows and should be enjoyed for their differences, not compared on their similarities (IMO).
ObDisclaimer: I don't have and refuse to spend $$ on CBS All Access so I've never seen any Discovery except the pilot. However, we just bought a new TV (first new TV since 2004!) and it came with some bonuses including 2 months of free CBS All Access, so intend to activate that timed to allow me to see the entire first season of Discovery before my 2 months is up...
You can start now. The finale is this Sunday.
I can't compare the shows on the same scale.
Orville has always been about replicating 1990's era Star Trek. Same episodic nature, same writing, same music, same visual effects feel, almost the same uniforms. While I've liked Orville, I recognize that it's tickling my nostalgia for the TNG/DS9 era when Trek was truly great. And Orville doesn't take itself too seriously- and I think that's what I love about the show the most.
DSC has been about re-creating Star Trek for a binge-watching audience. It has more in common with The Walking Dead in story, tone and flying by-the-seat-of-your-pants feel. You're left wanting at the end of each episode. I'm not saying it's better than the Trek we used to have, but the showrunners have to be credited for not going the same route that Enterprise did.
They boldly goed
Yes, Orville is more sbout Roddenberry's vision of Star Trek - a more optimistic time. This encompasses TOS as well as the majority of TNG. Basically a lot of human foibles like greed simply go away (thanks to the replicator, it's hard to want "stuff" - if you could simply ask a machine to reproduce that car you see driving down the street, or anything else you wanted, that really removes greed/envy and seeking wealth and other materialistic goals).
Since TNG, Paramount and the powers that be decided to take Trek down a more dark path - DS9 and VOY aimed to be less about "what the future could be" and take on a more dark, potentially realistic tone. Discovery continues that tradition
About the only complaint I have about Orville is the season ended way too early.