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The Orville vs Discovery: 9 episodes in

The Orville's first 9 episodes vs Star Trek: Discovery's first 9 episodes  

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  1. 1. Which set of episodes do you prefer?

    • The Orville's first 9 episodes are better than Star Trek: Discovery's first 9 episodes
    • Star Trek: Discovery's first 9 episodes are better than The Orville''s first 9 episodes
    • I have not seen all 9 episodes of both shows yet.


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Well, if you absolutely must know:

 

ALL of the feature films.

 

Original series: 10 episodes

TNG: About 75%

VOYAGER: About 50%

DSN: About 30%

ENTERPRISE: About 10%

DISCOVERY: 100%

 

I'll leave it to you to evaluate whether this is informed enough to have a valid opinion.

 

All that being said, I'm willing to give DSN another go. I haven't seen most of these shows since the 90s.

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You didn't see enough DS9! That's your problem! ;)

 

Seriously, given where you say your preferences lie, DS9 should be right up your alley. I don't know which "30%" you've seen, but I'd suggest going back and watching seasons 4-7.  

 

In any event, I don't think it's fair to just dismiss it all as "cheesy". But as I said, you're entitled to your opinion.

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6 minutes ago, Nick1066 said:

In any event, I don't think it's fair to just dismiss it all as "cheesy". But as I said, you're entitled to your opinion.

 

It has more to do with this specific science fiction "recipe" than just STAR TREK, in particular. I sometimes -- somewhat derogatorily -- label it "pointy ear sci fi" with people with weird faces and pointy ears speaking fluently English. I have the same problems with FARSCAPE and earlier STARGATE incarnations, for example. Doesn't matter if the drama lies elsewhere; I just find it utterly silly and campy. Only occasionally do I tolerate these particular elements, and usually because of some "extra" factor (B5, STAR WARS, a few others).

 

But yes -- as I mentioned earlier, I'm willing to give DS9 another go when opportunity allows.

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2 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Considering what this TV show is (genre comedy), I think they're remarkably very well done actually. I mean, I'd say the special effects are better than anything I've seen in newer Doctor Who.

 

But you've only seen the pilot so far, right?  There are special effects in later episode that are a drop in quality compared to the pilot's.

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I'm just surprised to see actual moaning about the quality of the visuals in something pretty ambitious like this is. TV nerds expect way too much - and in its fledgling season to boot!

 

I think the special effects didn't have to be anywhere near as major as they are, and the show would still work. It'd still be quite acceptable.

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They're not Discovery level, but so what? The effects in Orville are good enough to service the plot and tell the story, and that's enough.  I actually find the effects kind of charming.

 

And unlike Discovery, I don't feel like I'm watching a video game.

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Just now, Nick1066 said:

The effects in Orville are good enough to service the plot and tell the story, and that's enough.  I actually find the effects kind of charming.

 

Totally agreed

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