Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Tuckerfan, Aug 6, 2017.
Although I could do without some of the relationship stuff, I still had fun watching, which is really all I'm expecting from this show.
I feel like this was supposed to be an episode from last season. It was on the slow side. Not sure why they would start the season off with this one. I have read that this episode will make sense at the end of Season 2 so we will see.....
Good thing there is another one on Thursday.
I did find the holodeck ladies pickup training humorous.
"And level 10?"
"She's married and has a gun."
Still better than that other fake Star Trek show.
I'll put this behind spoilers just in case....
The captain and first officer really came off poorly in this episode in my opinion. Kelly is right about why the two being in a relationship would be detrimental to the functioning of the crew but then her anger at her new boyfriend being so "understanding" is annoying. What is it with women anyway?
I do love the irony of the artificial life form knowing more about parenting than the actual mother in this case though.
(I had the exact same thought.)
I wholeheartedly agree. Not enough space battles.
Well not every episode has to have a space battle. I'm generally pretty happy with about one third of them having an exchange of weapons fire.
Jason alexander was great in it we are borgs needs a Natalie dorner avatar.
That’s fucking amazing!
I have to admit that I was a little underwhelmed by the season premiere. The season finale was so good, I thought they'd want to build on that, but a slow start it is.
Thoughts on Episode S02E02, "Primal Urges."
**SOME SPOILERY BITS**
Another excellent episode.
This one was much more exciting all around! Great visuals, some genuinely laugh out loud moments (the scene with Isaac in the simulator towards the end made me laugh until my stomach hurt), the pain of what happened with Topa finally coming to light, and being addressed between Klyden and Bortus, the moments with the remnant of survivors, all well done.
There were some truly touching moments, and the scenes between Klyden and Bortus were some of the best I've seen in the series so far. We learned, also, what happens when Moclans divorce. It is... brutal.
Still, the episode touches on a number of real life issues, and I think this one also punches up the effort to present an actual drama/comedy rather than a slapstick, as people have assumed in the past.
I also enjoy the continuity. What happens in past episodes does show up later on, and can have lasting effects. I have high hopes for this season.
"Hi, I'm Dann!"
It still kills me.
You spoiled me!!!!!!!!
It's okay. Spoilers don't bother me. Thanks for the reminder it came on tonight. I've got to go watch it now.
Two Bortus episodes in a row, tho.
With each episode, this series becomes more of a love letter to TOS. Hell, in some ways it's a direct sequel. Tho I find it interesting that there's no Prime Directive in this show. Picard would have spend two thirds of the episode having meetings about whether they should rescue the doomed aliens or not.
There is a kind of Prime Directive, but at this point it seems more of a "don't fuck with anyone's culture with the purpose of gaining something from it," and less "let them die because they're not as worthy without their warpy things."
Uh wow that was a... bizarre episode.
Sort of reminds me of TNGs ‘Hollow Pursuits’ where Barkley is obsessed with the Holodeck.
The visuals with the ship falling into the Star were nice and the music definitely had some Jerry Goldsmith vibes.
The episode was great.
The porn scenes were hilarious. In real life lots of people would be using the holodeck just like Bortus.
"No, I cannot. I am a virgin in that way."
"You have had enough injections."
“He’s a glorified Speak & Spell. Screw him.”
"I have a pain in my ear, and I do not know what is causing it." "Hmmm I see. Why don't you take off your gown and we will have a look."
"We got twins, inter-species, shuttle bay three ways, chubby Krill housewives, battle cruiser toilet cams,...." The future hasn't changed all that much from our time.
"You want some pills to go with that?"
"If I had not promised the Captain otherwise I would stab you again right now."
"Let me quench you thirst for passion." "I'm not thirsty."
The one thing I think is a little weird is how the Union doesn't seem to know anything about Moclan society. If Bortus and others like him are serving on Union ships shouldn't the Union know basic stuff like how their relationships work and end? What happens if Bortus says, "Captain it has been ten years of service in the Union. I must eat a fellow crewmember." Mercer saying, "Someone get Dan." is probably not going to be a good answer.
The part where Bortus tells Klyden he resents him and is upset about turning their child into a male was excellent.
The Orville burning up was excellent. You could actually see parts of the ship starting to melt.
Found out this episode was supposed to be last season which explains Kelly and Mercer having a drink because that seems out of place after Sunday's episode.
Just found out that:
is this guy:
Sometimes you can tell by the voice or even by the look even under the alien makeup but this one shocked me.
Watching the episode now. Bortus has just woken up after being stabbed. He talks about how Klytus has done nothing wrong, describes their culture around divorce using the male pronoun and then says "I did not realize that SHE was so unhappy." Maybe I misheard, but I've watched the sequence twice now, and both times that seems to be what he said.
I heard the word "he" but now I can hear the "s" after you mentioned it. I think he slipped up.
"So I do not stab Bortus again."
"That is one of our goals, yes."
It could be. I can't remember which one of them had the surgery to make them male and I don't know if it was a mistake or not. I just make note of it in case it comes into play later.
Klyden was a female.
The Orville Season One: 27% Critics 94% Fans
The Orville Season Two: 100% Critics 94% Fans (with four episodes reviewed by Critics)
I'd say the show has turned a corner with the "professional" critics.
Hmm. Now that I think about it, Seth was chewing on the chick who plays Alanna for at least part of this season. What if this episode is part of Seth and her working out their breakup with one another? I don't know if they're split up or not, but it just occurred to me while watching it.
What? Seth and Alana weren't dating.
He was dating one cast member of the show.
Oh you mean in real life.
I thought you meant the characters.
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