posted on Oct, 27 2017 @ 06:19 AM
I'm pretty impressed with Seth's production "The Orville". It kind of mocks Star Trek a little, makes a joke out of it, yet it is very well done and
with taste (which surprises me about McFarlane). It seems that Seth is a hardcore Star Trek fan, his show is true in almost every detail to the
overall format. I'd call it Seth's loving tribute to Star Trek.
The social commentary of the episode plots has been current, thoughtful, and balanced politically for the most part. I'd almost think that Seth was
moderate, even leaning toward conservative, politically. There is something missing though.
Perhaps it's the characters, they are not as believable as Star Trek (more 2 dimensional), you can sense they are a farce. It's like William Shatner
playing William Shatner playing Captain Kirk, a clone like caricature. Many times a group of actors refine their characters and improve them as the
series progresses. I expect to see that with the Orville, in fact IMO the first season of Star Trek the Next Generation had less developed characters
than the Orville did on episode one.
ETA: Even though the Orville story lines are contemporary social commentary that sticks to the Star Trek format, they seem shallow in comparison.
Occasionally, esp. in the original Star Trek, they would have a plot that was really deep with universal meaning. That is something I'm not sure we
will see with the Orville.
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