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Re: The Orville

Post by Burak Gazan » 2017-11-10 05:36pm

You never saw it on Trek, either, beyond turning up the spin-cycle noise on the warp core to "high" :P
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Re: The Orville

Post by Khaat » 2017-11-10 05:42pm

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So the new episode was just on. Got the distinct impression of rob Lowe? Was that the guest star?
I was think pheromones like andosian's or green space girls from pretty much the beginning, any one else?
Yep, but I was surprised when it was limited to touch contact. Seems at odds with the character's description of what it's for, but dove-tailed nicely with the plot resolution.

Also, a nice "I like you guys, so I'm going to give Kelly a possible 'not really my fault' for the whole thing a year ago."
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Re: The Orville

Post by Batman » 2017-11-10 06:59pm

No. A solid 'yes' would've been that, even if it was a lie. The 'maybe' just leaves her in doubt which doesn't solve anything.
That being said, pretty solid and very amusing episode. Also I think the first one where Alara didn't go Hulk Smash on anything?
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Re: The Orville

Post by Rogue 9 » 2017-11-10 11:45pm

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No. A solid 'yes' would've been that, even if it was a lie. The 'maybe' just leaves her in doubt which doesn't solve anything.
That being said, pretty solid and very amusing episode. Also I think the first one where Alara didn't go Hulk Smash on anything?
She didn't last week either, but mainly because she wasn't in it except for a couple of bridge scenes.
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Re: The Orville

Post by Burak Gazan » 2017-11-11 09:10am

They could have , in the sickbay office scene; but, they opted for the more logical, intelligent choice, of her using the override codes on the lock. She IS head of security after all :)
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Re: The Orville

Post by JI_Joe84 » 2017-11-11 06:00pm

Burak Gazan wrote:
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You never saw it on Trek, either, beyond turning up the spin-cycle noise on the warp core to "high" :P
True, they need to show a map that puts the distances in perspective if they want to show case the speed.

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Re: The Orville

Post by Rogue 9 » 2017-11-13 01:00am

So Retepsians (or however they spell it) basically exude date rape drugs and no one in the Union knows about it despite them apparently being members? This is up there with not knowing anything about Moclan culture and biology, despite them apparently also being members. I'm not sure what the fuck is going on at Union Central, but I'd think knowing what your member worlds are up to or at least how their various sapient species work biologically is imperative, for medical purposes if nothing else.
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Post by JI_Joe84 » 2017-11-13 11:55pm

Or for security reasons. Security should be a top concern, it might sound like a warhawk but I'd rather be called a warhawk and have all my security bases covered than be quiet and have biological compatability problems members could use to undermine the union.

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Post by Enigma » 2017-11-15 05:13pm

I like it that the Orville has the ability to modify their shields to temporarily keep both fleets from firing from each other (even though they didn't get to do it).
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Re: The Orville

Post by JI_Joe84 » 2017-11-15 11:57pm

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I like it that the Orville has the ability to modify their shields to temporarily keep both fleets from firing from each other (even though they didn't get to do it).
Makes a guy wonder "what are Union shields made of? And how do they work?"

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Post by Batman » 2017-11-17 07:58pm

As with shields in most SciFi, the answers are most likely 'something' and 'somehow' and I like it that way because when they do try to explain shields it's either technobabble that doesn't really explain anything or something that just plain can't work
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Re: The Orville

Post by Rogue 9 » 2017-11-18 10:52pm

Man. This week's episode is just freaking me the fuck out, like to the degree where I'm in the last ten minutes and thinking I should stop and finish it in the morning.
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Post by Batman » 2017-11-18 11:35pm

While I don't agree I can see why one would feel that way. That was one spaced out episode :D
'Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard.'
'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'

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Re: The Orville

Post by Galvatron » 2017-11-19 12:16pm

Rogue 9 wrote:
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Man. This week's episode is just freaking me the fuck out, like to the degree where I'm in the last ten minutes and thinking I should stop and finish it in the morning.
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Re: The Orville

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2017-11-19 01:34pm

That was...trippy. Very well done, but weird as hell.

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"At this point, anything's possible. Pies, salsa bottles, balloon animals..."

I almost fell of my chair at that exchange.
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Re: The Orville

Post by Abacus » 2017-11-20 09:32am

Just finished watching and boy that was a freaky-deaky episode, but great. I like how they've either purposefully or accidentally showed how VR can be used to possibly treat PTSD or others types of psychological conditions. It certainly wasn't a good way of doing so ("Face your fears!" is not exactly doctor or expert-approved methodology for treatment), but the possibility exists.
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Re: The Orville

Post by Abacus » 2017-11-20 09:34am

Also, am I the only one who gets the feeling that there is a romance sub-plot building between Lieutenant Alara and the Captain?
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Post by Tandrax218 » 2017-11-20 09:45am

I had a hope for the episode that the narrative would eventually be dealing with some deep dark entities that lurk in the dark beyond.
Something along the lines of WH40K demons and stuff :D
Especially when the doctor had her narrative..

But then the holodeck deus ex machina came :(

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Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2017-11-20 12:20pm

In fairness, at least it was a good twist on the usual "holodeck malfunction" plot - it worked exactly as intended. Also it was interesting that we got a outsider's view on how such a think actually works.

Also, I loved the Red Dwarf shout-out with that "Directive 38? No bare feet in the engine room?" line.
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Post by bilateralrope » 2017-11-20 12:32pm

As Brannon Braga mindfuck episodes go, this one made a lot of sense.

Also, has Star Trek ever done as much damage to the set in a fight ?

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Re: The Orville

Post by Galvatron » 2017-11-21 08:17am

Abacus wrote:
2017-11-20 09:34am
Also, am I the only one who gets the feeling that there is a romance sub-plot building between Lieutenant Alara and the Captain?
I expect it to be some drawn out thing where Alara has a crush on the captain and he's totally oblivious to it for several seasons. If he ever does catch wind of it, I expect he'll be flattered and tempted yet ultimately decide that it would be inappropriate to pursue.

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Re: The Orville

Post by Abacus » 2017-11-21 09:08am

Galvatron wrote:
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Abacus wrote:
2017-11-20 09:34am
Also, am I the only one who gets the feeling that there is a romance sub-plot building between Lieutenant Alara and the Captain?
I expect it to be some drawn out thing where Alara has a crush on the captain and he's totally oblivious to it for several seasons. If he ever does catch wind of it, I expect he'll be flattered and tempted yet ultimately decide that it would be inappropriate to pursue.
I agree with you. At the same time the romantic in me hopes he would/could accept it and create a healthy relationship. I don't see him ever getting back with his ex-wife -- there's just too much baggage there. I certainly hope that they don't go that way....
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Re: The Orville

Post by Q99 » 2017-11-21 09:37pm

It is interesting that this episode establishing mind-wipe tech is a thing.

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Post by Abacus » 2017-11-22 09:23am

Q99 wrote:
2017-11-21 09:37pm
It is interesting that this episode establishing mind-wipe tech is a thing.
It does raise some interesting questions.

Is it permanent? Can it be reversed? Is it only for short-term memories? Etc.

They established a bit further at the beginning that they had the ability to fiddle with the head, back when that one anthropologist guy had his head scraped out like an ice cream bucket; but this memory manipulation is fairly extreme as well.
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Re: The Orville

Post by Q99 » 2017-11-22 03:30pm

It does seem to be merely mind-blanking... and it didn't seem like it was restored at the end.

It may be useful with contact-type missions, if you need to mind-blank a single native.

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