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Theres lots of ways to get a double: life like android, parallel dimension hopper, time travelled, alien duplicate/shape shifter...

And I am curious why they chose not to have a teleporter/transporter.

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I have to say that this show is a flop without the chemistry between Ed and Kelly. They tie the ship and the show together and I'm really invested in the show because of them.

Special mention for Doctor Cassidy Yates. She is also very good on her own.

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On the topic of Ed and Kelly - she put in a good word for Ed with the admiralty to help get him a command. Did she also request the First Officer position, or was that something that the admirals made part of the deal? As in "You think he deserves a command? Fine, but you have to watch him!" Certainly she seems like she would be a great captain. 

 

And I just remembered that those red aliens that kidnapped Ed and Kelly had transporters (or something that at least looked like a transporter/teleporter), so the technology exists in The Orville universe, but the Union doesn't have it (yet). They could do The Enemy Within with good/evil Ed Mercers. What would that be like? 


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Your dump comment was more crass than your usual comments.


When you wipe someone's butt on a daily basis, you tend to be pretty desensitized to it. Having young children changes you.

Although, to be fair, I've always been willing to make poop and penis jokes. Mostly to annoy Pong, but I still have done it.
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Future-chick had teleportation tech too, right?

I know that they show has already been renewed for a second season, but my guess is that this is one of those shows that has a good first season, and then limps along. I'm sure it won't be as bad as Heroes, but it'll need to grow quite a bit to maintain quality for very long.
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Season finale ended pretty well. Good way of handling the Ed/Kelly story, another example of a more developed culture having teleportation technology.

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That one episode with Alara going through the holodeck simulator was really similar to the TNG episode where Dr. Crusher gets stuck in the spacetime bubble, but other than that I've thought they've been pretty original so far.



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So I just started watching this, I think it is okay, I guess. I feel like the show is at war with itself. The comedy is tame, the performances are flat and as a result the show feels less like an endearing satire and more like getting knock-off toys for Christmas. The first episode is 45 minutes long, roughly a third of Galaxy Quests length but it feels twice as long and not even half as amusing. Im going to watch the next episode now.

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I wouldn't describe it as satire, and certainly wouldn't go in with that expectation. It's more light-hearted sci-fi. TNG-era Trek with the worst crew instead of the best. It was advertised as a comedy, but I think that was because of MacFarlane's history than anything with the show itself.

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If it is not a intended as a comedy /or satire, I feel like the show is worse. Im half way into episode two now and the show is doing The Menagerie except without the thought and they are already using technobabble to solve the problem. So far this makes OS Trek look like hardcore sci-fi.

Side: My teen daughter just got home from school, she watched for a second as she was putting away her winter gear and then commented, So is this like a Star Trek rip-off?

And on that this show does not feel much better than Star Trek Continues.

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I haven't liked any Trek since TNG, and didn't even watch every episode of that. IMO, pretty much everything released after The Undiscovered Country has been a Trek rip-off, so I enjoyed the show. But I can see why someone who is a Trek fan wouldn't care for it. For me, it was a perfect antidote for everything that happened starting with DS9.