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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    I don't think it was meant that literally. In the Orville society (not the one from that episode), you don't get a better or worse coffee based on your reputation.

    By "currency" that meant something more like "social standing" or "reputation". Your perceived value.
    I know, my point is that reputation doesn't appear to have any difference, evidenced by the poor behavior of many of the crew of the Orville. Moreover, if it had any affect on the trajectory of their career or life, then the planet with the rating system wouldn't have seemed so alien to them. It would only be a difference of degree from the Orville's Laissez Faire informal reputation system and the alien's strict totalitarian democratic system. Although there might be a difference, as I seem to recall the alien system was separate from their currency system, (and they didn't have replicator technology that might otherwise alter their economics).
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    I got the feeling they were talking about what an individual added to society as providing "currency." So, someone with an IQ of 200 who dug ditches was less valued - and rewarded - than someone with an IQ of 120 who could repair a warp drive. Lamar had the ability to accomplish more as an engineer than he was as a helmsman.
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    I believe that tonite is the first seasons last episode, maybe they'll introduce a new zany helmsman to the crew?

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    Well, no new helmsman but just a 3 second sub scene at the controls. The Orville really is poking a stick at religion lately with the advanced Krill believing that they have their god's given right to be masters of the universe, while last night's episode was more along the lines of what might be considered "normal" for advanced civilizations to eventually grow out of their religious concepts.

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    I think they are being a bit too heavy-handed with the religion is bad (or obsolete) theme.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I think they are being a bit too heavy-handed with the religion is bad (or obsolete) theme.



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    So, when is the captain going to start wrestling with a chicken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I think they are being a bit too heavy-handed with the religion is bad (or obsolete) theme.
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    The original ST series also touched on the topic (very carefully) where ancient supercomputers which controlled an unknowing civilization were worshiped and obeyed like a god.....well, at least before Kirk and Spock out smarted them.

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    Considering all of the computers that Kirk brought down, he must be like the Bogeyman to a computer. I always felt the the perfect ending to "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" would have had Kirk discovering that the alien was actually a computer, and doing his thing to it. That and the pain scene would have made ST5 TV episode-like movie.

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    Not perfect, but overall a very good episode. They concentrated on a good plot and interesting second plot. They had some humor, but it pretty much served the story rather than just going for a cheap laugh.

    More like this, please.
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    Just saw Seth MacFarlane pop up in a minor role in Enterprise. (Has that been mentioned in this thread? I forget).

    He seems to have had the ST bug for a while. It was an episode directed by LeVar Burton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    Just saw Seth MacFarlane pop up in a minor role in Enterprise. (Has that been mentioned in this thread? I forget).

    He seems to have had the ST bug for a while. It was an episode directed by LeVar Burton.
    He has had the space bug for a while I think. When Cosmos was redone a few years ago he was one of the producers. He also donated a lot of money to the library of congress to preserve Carl Sagans notes. He got Patrick Stewart to be a regular on of his shows and Contact.

    One cameo I recently heard of in Voyager was the now King of Jordan, a none speaking role. He was on a tour one day and they said would you like to be in Star Trek and he of course said, yes.
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    After doing some Orville news surfing it appears that season 2 won't start airing until this Sept at the earliest.

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    Which is fine because there is new series of Cosmos coming out too in 2019.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    Just saw Seth MacFarlane pop up in a minor role in Enterprise. (Has that been mentioned in this thread? I forget).
    Not that I recall and I, for one, didn't know or remember that.
    There is even a Youtube clip.

    He seems to have had the ST bug for a while. It was an episode directed by LeVar Burton.
    Watching Family Guy, that's apparent. There are a lot of Star Trek and Star Wars references.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    Just saw Seth MacFarlane pop up in a minor role in Enterprise. (Has that been mentioned in this thread? I forget).

    He seems to have had the ST bug for a while. It was an episode directed by LeVar Burton.
    He popped up again last night (S4E15 "Affliction"), more words, bigger role.

    It was actually a little annoying because he was on the Columbia and much of the episode was about Trip going from Enterprise to Columbia; and here's this recognisable - to the viewer, but not to Trip - Ensign who also seems to have popped over. Kind of took away from the impact of the intended plot.

    May be over thinking it.
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    I liked the social media based episode. The too-stupid-to-live actions of the navigator which set the plot in motion actually got called out with Admiral Canada spitting tacks about it. The concept of pure democracy was quite poignant too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    I liked the social media based episode. The too-stupid-to-live actions of the navigator which set the plot in motion actually got called out with Admiral Canada spitting tacks about it. The concept of pure democracy was quite poignant too.
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    I liked it too.

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    Stay tuned! The Orville takes flight once again on Dec 30th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    Stay tuned! The Orville takes flight once again on Dec 30th.
    I'm pretty excited.
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    Yep. The Orville is one of my faves.

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    Woot!

    I was watching it in the middle of my binge of almost* every Star Trek. I thought it held up well in that company.


    (Disclaimer: couldn't actually watch all of TOS or the animation - may try again later; have left the latest Netflix series for later.)
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    Cool. But I'm still waiting for MacFarlane to break into song.

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    I wouldn't rule out a musical episode.......if Spock can sing in one show then why not.....and then Stargate had a puppet episode, nyuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacedude View Post
    Stay tuned! The Orville takes flight once again on Dec 30th.
    What?? Nooooo. I'll be out of the country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC426913 View Post
    What?? Nooooo. I'll be out of the country!
    There are streaming services to which you can subscribe which provide access to US television stations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selden View Post
    There are streaming services to which you can subscribe which provide access to US television stations.
    Not where I'm going there aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC426913 View Post
    Not where I'm going there aren't.
    Technically speaking, satellite network services can be used. Interactive roundtrip response necessarily is rather slow, but downlink speeds usually are reasonable.

    I dunno what the local restrictions on communications might be, though.
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