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The Orville - New Sci Fi Comedy from Seth MacFarlane and Director John Favreau


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Liberty's Edge

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The Orville - New Sci Fi Comedy from Seth MacFarlane and Director John Favreau coming to FOX

Granted this is just a first trailer, but it looks funny and pretty darn good! Star Trek meets Galaxy Quest meets meets Family Guy

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Looks way better than what J.J. did!

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I saw the trailer for this the other day, and I've got to say I was surprised by my "meh" reaction. Still, the dude has proven to be talented and funny, so I might give it a try.


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Lol, comment section "this will get at least two seasons driving Firefly fans into a frothing frenzy"

I'm mixed on this. I'd like to see Seth McFarland drop his well seasoned sense of humor and give something an honest go. I think he is really talented, but his tool box currently only has a hammer in it.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Looks way better than what J.J. did!

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That looks bloody terrible.

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I'll give it a try, but hope the humor is more high brow than is typical for Seth. I also think this won't last, since genre comedy is hard to get right on 2 fronts, and Fox isn't a home that will give it a chance to stumble and course correct. On a smaller network this would do better.


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JoelF847 wrote:
I'll give it a try, but hope the humor is more high brow than is typical for Seth. I also think this won't last, since genre comedy is hard to get right on 2 fronts, and Fox isn't a home that will give it a chance to stumble and course correct. On a smaller network this would do better.

Normally id agree with you, but McFarland is a Fox darling and they seem to give him more leeway than others. I bet it makes at least two seasons (which is why the comment section was so funny) American Dad got like 10 seasons for example.


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The anti-banana ray scene looked funny, and Adrienne and Seth seemed to have good timing/chemistry there. A lot of Trek alums in front and behind the camera.

I'm sure FOX will cancel it by the first commercial break.


Unlikely.

It isn't firefly after all.

Thank God for that.


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...Or Doll House


Freehold,

They still might cancel it just to piss people off.


Doubtful.

As noted above, he is their golden boy.


Free,

That didn't stop them from cancelling Cleveland show OR having TBS take over airing American Dad.


Cleveland show was terribad, but still lasted 4 seasons. American Dad was on Fox for at least a decade before the move. Try again?


Eh. I still don't believe it will last more than a season. But that's just me.


Orville Redenbacher wrote:
Cleveland show was terribad, but still lasted 4 seasons. American Dad was on Fox for at least a decade before the move. Try again?

drunken lies!


Freehold,

It wasn't a great show...but I agree it wasn't terribad.


Thomas Seitz wrote:
Eh. I still don't believe it will last more than a season. But that's just me.

Yeah, that's sort of how I feel. I think it'll be a really fun show, but I'll be surprised if it gets a second season. And I like it a lot better than what I've seen of the new Star Trek series.


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I dunno. The new Star Trek show might last two season.


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Sigh. Yet another really attractive young actress buried under alien makeup.


Damon,

Which one?

Sovereign Court

Thomas Halston Sage would be my guess.


Okay fair. She is pretty.


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That actually looked far better than I had any expectation it would.


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Hama wrote:
Thomas Halston Sage would be my guess.

Got it in one.

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When the parody is better television than what they have in the original show :D (meaning Discovery)

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Can you really say that? Are the first episodes available or is that comment just a shot from the hip based on the trailers?


Pan,

I'm assuming it's just based on the trailer. Because, as far I know, there are no episodes available to view anywhere.

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Just a shot from the hip.


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So..... It's not a comedy???


The trailer promised to be a disappointing comedy. Maybe one half-way funny joke an episode and predictable and dull otherwise. If it's supposed to be serious....
The mind boggles.

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When is the Premier?

Grand Lodge

Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

The trailer promised to be a disappointing comedy. Maybe one half-way funny joke an episode and predictable and dull otherwise. If it's supposed to be serious....

The mind boggles.

My surprise is... actually about zero. I've never liked McFarlane.


I like Mcfarlane but he needs to break the mold hes built around himself. This seems like a half ass way to attempt it.

Premier is in the next few weeks.


Like or hate, the trailer really didn't give the right impression of the show (or so I assume, since I haven't seen the actual show).
That is probably the worst thing a trailer can do.


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Yeah. If this is not a comedy, the trailer did a poor job.

If it is a action/drama with witty dialogue (a la Joss Whedon) this is still not an accurate trailer.

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Orville Redenbacher wrote:

I like Mcfarlane but he needs to break the mold hes built around himself. This seems like a half ass way to attempt it.

Premier is in the next few weeks.

The premiere is this Sunday and I'm pretty sure that if I watch it at all I'm only watching for the train wreck value.

And I'm probably not watching it at all because the WFTDA Playoffs are on this weekend.


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That's what Hulu is for!


Space comedy has worked once before. not so much in the states but red dwarf had like 67 episodes.


Yeap except this isn't space comedy its....im not sure exactly......space dramedy?

If I find the time i'll catch the pilot and see from there.


I'm suddenly reminded of the tonal disconnect between the Firefly commercials and the actual show. 15 years later and Fox is once again trying to present a sci-fi drama as "wacky space hijinks."

That being said, I'm trying to figure out why McFarlane would setup his show to look like a Star Trek parody (the costumes scream ST:TNG) and then play it straight.


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Kalshane wrote:


That being said, I'm trying to figure out why McFarlane would setup his show to look like a Star Trek parody (the costumes scream ST:TNG) and then play it straight.

That is a good question. Could be Fox didn't want to go head to head against Star Trek. Could be that McFarlane is stuck to his brand and cant escape it. Maybe there will be a good documentary about this show someday.

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Wait, who is saying this isn't a satirical style comedy? I've not heard anyone imply this is a drama -I've always been under the impression it is a comedy, sort of in the style of Galaxy Quest


Dave Nemetz from TV line says so. The link is a few posts back.

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Kalshane wrote:
That being said, I'm trying to figure out why McFarlane would setup his show to look like a Star Trek parody (the costumes scream ST:TNG) and then play it straight.

The answer is: it's not Star Trek parody, it's Star Trek fanfic.

He just filed the IP off so he could play at being the captain and get paid for it. He wouldn't be the first.

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Marc Radle wrote:
Wait, who is saying this isn't a satirical style comedy? I've not heard anyone imply this is a drama -I've always been under the impression it is a comedy, sort of in the style of Galaxy Quest

That's what I'm hoping for. I loved Galaxy Quest.

I'm very much not a Seth McFarlane fan, 'though. He's deadly unfunny, to me. So who knows.

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Set wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:
Wait, who is saying this isn't a satirical style comedy? I've not heard anyone imply this is a drama -I've always been under the impression it is a comedy, sort of in the style of Galaxy Quest

That's what I'm hoping for. I loved Galaxy Quest.

I'm very much not a Seth McFarlane fan, 'though. He's deadly unfunny, to me. So who knows.

I agree with every brilliant thing you said in this post.

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Orville Redenbacher wrote:
Dave Nemetz from TV line says so. The link is a few posts back.

Ah, missed that link.

After reading it just now ... yikes!


My only thought is that maybe they're trying to spoof the sometimes preachy nature of the Star Trek shows but it's unintentionally coming across as them being serious, but doing it badly.

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