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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the series an approval rating of 17% based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 4.55/10.[33] On Metacritic, which assigns an average rating to reviews, gave the series a weighted score of 35 out of 100, based on reviews from 19 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[34]
    I've not managed to watch this yet to form a judgement but mass user submitted reviews on the internet are not generally the most valuable source of genuine critique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the series an approval rating of 17% based on 29 reviews, with an average rating of 4.55/10.[33] On Metacritic, which assigns an average rating to reviews, gave the series a weighted score of 35 out of 100, based on reviews from 19 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[34]
    I've not managed to watch this yet to form a judgement but mass user submitted reviews on the internet are not generally the most valuable source of genuine critique.
    It's really nothing to write home about.

    I gave it a 6 on imdb myself.

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    ST:NG also wasn't at the start. Took them four seasons to get good.

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    If you want to watch something funnier and in the same parodic vein, try Other Space.

    https://shareotherspace.tumblr.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoggbert View Post
    is this a poor mans red dwarf?
    Hyperdrive is a poor mans red dwarf, this is like a second rate american interpretation of hyperdrive.


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    Wasn't hugely impressed. Should have gone full homage or full parody. This was neither.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Wasn't hugely impressed. Should have gone full homage or full parody. This was neither.
    It is a star trek parody, that got real life issues it addresses.

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    3 more episodes to get better.
    If the series remain the same quality as the first episode, it's gonna get cancelled after season 1.
    Orville is quite expensive compared to the other sci-fi flicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winged Nazgul View Post
    If you want to watch something funnier and in the same parodic vein, try Other Space.

    https://shareotherspace.tumblr.com/
    That was terribad! But for some reason I cant stop watching... Thank you?
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    Me watching Orville.

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    I enjoyed it. By no means perfect, but it was a good 8/10 effort. It's upbeat, it has interesting characters, and while it's going to walk a tight rope between comedy and drama, the potential is clearly there.
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    Watched episode 2.

    I was thinking how weirdly professional it seems for a comedy. It's interesting.

    Also who could miss "Is the order given" is close to "Is the word given Admiral from The Wrath of Khan.

    I like the appropriate and almost always in the background music.

    Overall, good second episode tbh in my view.
    "I think we could all do with sitting back a bit and detaching ourselves from the situation to really think about how these issues reflect on our future and how we discuss them here and be a bit less aggressive or defensive because everyone has a complicated set of circumstances that has led the to place importance on particular issues and it doesn't meany any of them is less valid, we just need to look at the broader picture"

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    The second episode wasn't funny, overall pretty "meh"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystalline Entity View Post
    Also who could miss "Is the order given" is close to "Is the word given Admiral from The Wrath of Khan.
    everyone but you, at least on FHC

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    Even though the pilot was already good, that episode was a nice step up. It didn't have to muddle through the requirements of a pilot - explain everything and provide lots of good clips for promoting the show - so it was a lot more focused and the humor wasn't as forced. Also, I think it's fair to say that Alara got more character development in this one episode than Hoshi Sato got in the entire first season of Enterprise...
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    1st episode was ok.

    2nd episode was so "meh" I stopped watching after 15 minutes.

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    2nd Ep. Was indeed pretty weak.

    Not serious enough to be taken seriously.

    Not nearly funny enough to be a comedy.

    Tough road ahead if they get that wrong.




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    It's like early seasons of TNG aka not very good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post
    It's like early seasons of TNG aka not very good
    Are you saying planet of the niggers was bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoffl View Post
    It's like early seasons of TNG aka not very good
    People always say this but...Where Silence has Lease, Measure of a Man, Q Who, Icarus Factor and arguably Elementary Dear Data are seriously classic episodes, all in season 2.

    Elementary Dear Data is mostly only good because it sets up its amazing sequel in season 6 but like everything with star trek it's best in context. Season 1 has its gems too


    Measure of a Man is probably one of the best star trek episodes full stop and yes, Riker has no beard.


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