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Re: One of the things about The Orville ...

Post by Jpatten » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:24 pm

well, Yes . the outrage has taken a more serious turn since the spread of social media.

I am downvoting the clock :). .. Come on 10,000,000 . :D
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Post by JM1776 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:44 pm

I enjoyed the episode. I found it laughably heavy-handed, but amusing nevertheless.

Shouldn't social commentary be a bit subtler?

Then, again, it's for the ADHD generation.
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Post by Jpatten » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:52 pm

Well the original series got heavy handed at times too.... Let that be your last battlefield for example
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Post by JM1776 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:22 pm

Getting heavy-handed in your third season is somewhat more excusable than doing so in your sixth or seventh episode, isn't it?

There's just something a little disingenuous about how they're handling this whole thing. Parody enough to excuse any criticisms, but serious enough to be considered a pastiche.

MacFarlane's playing his hand well, here.
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Re: One of the things about The Orville ...

Post by jayphailey » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:33 am

I can see this being reflective of a nightmare for Seth McFarlane.

His career could be severely damaged by making a public miss step and a public reaction akin to the mechanism he describes here.

So I can see him wanting to shine a light there.

Also, Mudd's Women. Ham handed social satire is part of the fun of Star Trek from the get go. Even Roddenberry referenced "Gulliver's Travels" as part of Trek's lineage.

And The Orville is Off-label star Trek.
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Re: One of the things about The Orville ...

Post by JM1776 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:49 pm

jayphailey wrote:Also, "Mudd's Women".
I'm gonna say no, here.

It's not nearly so bad as this latest Orville, especially relative to the era.
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