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The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:17:28 PM »
Incredibly it somehow lived long and prospered and the half drama/half leaden comedy Star Trek TNG ripoff is back on Sunday in the US.

Comic-con trailer https://youtu.be/lavy7qZ1aoo

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MacFarlane said: “It’s scary going into a brand-new season because you’ve just written an entire batch of episodes, presumably that you are proud of and that you feel good about, and then you have to do it all over again.

"In the back of your head, there’s always the scary thought, ‘Oh, shit. We used up all the stories, and there are no more'."

However, MacFarlane explained that season two is actually bigger and better than the first, promising fans that they'll be surprised to see how much it's grown.

"I’m actually happy to say that this season is a big step up from last season as far as the caliber of shows. I was really proud of the shows we did last year, but you always want each season to grow and to be bigger and better, and this one absolutely fits that bill. I think it’s really gonna surprise people how the show has expanded and really come into its own.”

Admittedly, he's not going to say it's a big bowl of reheated shit, but the show did lift from absolutely bloody awful to passable by the first season's end. McFarlane and his deathmask face will loom over everything and I doubt it will ever hit 'great' but maybe, just maybe, the show can get better still.

To my mind the question is whether The Orville season 2 can beat Doctor Who series 11.

It's possible.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 07:34:56 PM »
Proper looking forward to it. Gonna do a binge rewatch of series 1 over the weekend. A bit gutted about what I've read concerning a character but reckon I'll enjoy it as much as if not more than the first. Good guest cast coming in as well.

Excited for this a lot more than Discovery.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 07:37:05 PM »
I was surprised that I quite liked this, I mean it was a shameless rip off of The Next Generation and the attempts at humour often made me cringe, but it did improve and I've a fondness for it's upbeat tone when so many other sci-fi shows are grim dark.

Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2018, 04:57:59 PM »
I liked it more than Discovery, to be honest. Could do with less on-screen MacFarlane, though.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2018, 07:01:33 PM »
I liked it more than Discovery, to be honest. Could do with less on-screen MacFarlane, though.

I never really liked him very much onscreen but this has changed that a bit.

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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 12:25:07 PM »
Enjoyed that. Life on the ship style episodes were good in Trek. The drive by was funny. I noticed John Denney does the music for this. Recognise his name from the Doctor Who Tv Movie. Just had a look at his CV. Done loads.

Just remembered I seen Jason Alexander's name in the credits. Was he in it?

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 10:20:56 AM »
Is this available on any streaming services? I'm guessing I'll have to torrent it.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 01:59:04 PM »
It'll turn up on FOX in the UK eventually, but at the moment only torrents are available. The second episode has been broadcast, but I've not had time to watch either yet.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 05:37:56 PM »
2nd episode has some great shots in it. Looks really sleek. Felt very Trek story wise. The Bortis storyline was funny but a bit weird and seemed to go on forever.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 12:05:45 PM »
Please reassure me that somebody else was expecting this to be about Keith Harris.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 09:10:37 PM »
Sad to see Alara go. Halston Sage is fine as fuck. Hopefully she will end up coming back in a later series. I noticed Jason Alexander a lot easier this week. He's the bartender. Enjoyed Patrick Warburton as the security officer.

Funny to see 2 Trek doctors in the same scene as well. Played it well. The planet looked amazing. They've got great design and effects on this show.

Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 09:58:24 PM »
Is Patrick Warburton going to be the new permanent security officer?

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 10:51:24 PM »
Is Patrick Warburton going to be the new permanent security officer?

Don't think so.

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 01:52:33 AM »
Was it confirmed that Sage and Macfarlane were an item?
And if so, is this because they want to continue without complications or because it ended badly?

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Re: The Orville II - The Wrath of Deathmask Face
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 02:10:36 AM »
Please reassure me that somebody else was expecting this to be about Keith Harris.

Yes, I was. Bit disappointing to be honest.