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AkamiaUser avatarPosts: 154Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:41 pmLocation: Alaska Gender: Time Lord

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I've been watching this show on recommendation by a friend who knows I like Star Trek. It's basically a pastiche of Star Trek created by Seth MacFarlane.

As of this post, I've only made it up to and through the second episode, and so far, I think I like what I see. It definitely has something of an old-school Star Trek feel, though with... how shall I say it? A slightly more raunchy sense of humor. (Personally, I'm comparing it to TNG; I didn't like TOS)

Not that I mind the humor, though, and frankly, I can deal with it so long as it's not the focus. In this case, it doesn't seem to be. The show really does seem to work as a throwback to old-school Star Trek. I hear even some Trek alumni work on the show as well; the actress who portrayed Kasidy Yates on DS9 is playing the Orville's doctor, for example.

The show has been renewed for a second season, so I'm interested in seeing where it goes after I finish the first one.

Has anyone else here seen this show? If so, any thoughts?
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 pm
DustniteUser avatarPosts: 531Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 9:11 pm Gender: Cake

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Yes and I love it. It just gets better the more you watch and it seems to come into its own mid 1st season.

It tackles some interesting issues and is basically what I expect from a Star Trek show. I can't wait for the 2nd season.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:07 pm
australopithecusLime TordUser avatarPosts: 4349Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

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Not watched it yet but I was gifted a USB with the episodes on. Interesting to compare it to ST Discovery, which I’m really enjoying, flaws and all.
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:18 pm
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