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View Poll Results: Orville or Discovery?

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  • Orville

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  • Discovery

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  • BOTH!!!!!

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  • They both SUCK!

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  1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    Ok so the big debate right now is which new Sci Fi show is better? Seth McFarland's comedy/drama Orville, OR the new CBS All Access show Star Trek Discovery.

    I'm having a tough time deciding which one I like better. BUT I am leaning towards Orville. Orville is more accessible (it's on broadcast TV), it has a good mix of humor AND drama, and it seems to take inspiration from, and pay homage to Star Trek's of the past. It's fresh and new at the same time.

    Star Trek Discovery on the other hand started out slow, BUT has gotten better with the last couple episodes. I also like how the episodes are building on each other, in a story arc (like the last seasons of Enterprise). Things I don't like, is it's seeming to be a bit too much out there, and too strange if you know what I mean. And it's a bit too much of a departure from other Star Trek's of the past.

    I guess I'm really talking myself in to Orville here, BUT I will still be watching Discovery, and enjoying it. Anyways what do you all think, Orville or Discovery?
    Last edited by pkcable; 10-13-2017 at 11:51 AM.
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    10-13-2017 11:26 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I think Orville has my vote for now. I find it to be a more interesting. I will continue to watch both though because I enjoy Space shows.
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    10-13-2017 11:32 AM
  3. Thud Hardsmack's Avatar
    Orville - it explores societal conventions as well as space a la TOS but with more humor and less warp drive. The first episode seemed a little floundering but it really hooked me after the second.
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    10-13-2017 11:51 AM
  4. taz323's Avatar
    Liking Orville more because of the humor.
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    10-13-2017 11:53 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    I added an actual poll to the thread.
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    10-13-2017 11:54 AM
  6. MizWylie's Avatar
    Orville. It's new, fresh, funny. Star Trek is just so dang tired!
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    10-13-2017 12:22 PM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’ve never really been a fan of Star Trek shows, but I am liking The Orville.
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    10-13-2017 01:27 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    Orville. Star Trek is dark and has no humor in it.

    Orville is fresh and Adrianne Palicki
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    10-13-2017 02:57 PM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I've not watched either, but now I am definitely going to check out Orville (and maybe Star Trek since I too like Space Shows)
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    10-13-2017 03:32 PM
  10. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Like Annie_i6s, I’ve yet to watch either show, but I plan on watching both at some point.
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    10-13-2017 07:23 PM
  11. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Love both.

    Orville is a bit "spoofier," but still remarkably interesting IMHO.

    Discovery is better than I would have imagined. I'm far from a true Trekkie, but I like it immensely.
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    10-14-2017 12:01 AM
  12. sirstv's Avatar
    Definitely the Orville
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    10-16-2017 03:36 PM
  13. derekgraham78's Avatar
    I haven’t even bothered watching the new Star Trek and I’m a huge Trekkie. Orville has my vote
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    10-16-2017 07:39 PM
  14. jmr1015's Avatar
    Orville for sure. Definitely captures more of that special something that made Star Trek enjoyable. Watching Orville has a warm familiarity to it.

    Discovery is trying too hard to please both long time fans and new era Kelvin Timeline fans, and so far they’re not doing either timeline justice.
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    10-16-2017 08:06 PM
  15. pkcable's Avatar
    So I was just sitting here in my office contemplating tonight's TV viewing. So I'm faced with the choice between watching the next episode of The Orville, and the return of the Klingons (oops I mean the Krill), OR the season 2 premier of Star Trek Discovery. Yea yea, I will eventually see both! God Bless, on-demand! BUT which to watch live?

    That got me thinking would this be a great topic for an iMore thread? Which is better, The Orville or Discovery? When I went to the forums to start the thread, I discovered this thread! It appears I ALREADY had this idea last season! lol
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    01-17-2019 10:32 AM
  16. MasterDarque's Avatar
    Babylon 5 on Comet TV.
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    01-17-2019 12:46 PM
  17. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    We've been streaming Andromeda on the Roku Channel and we're in the final season. I think The Orville may be next on our list!
    01-17-2019 01:03 PM
  18. pkcable's Avatar
    OMG did I make the right choice! Actually maybe the jury is still out since I have not watch Discovery yet, BUT last night's Orville was fantastic! I'm loving this season so far, but I'm really going to miss Alara!
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    01-18-2019 10:36 AM
  19. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    OMG did I make the right choice! Actually maybe the jury is still out since I have not watch Discovery yet, BUT last night's Orville was fantastic! I'm loving this season so far, but I'm really going to miss Alara!
    We've started streaming The Orville and I'm really enjoying it. My husband isn't as big of a fan, but he's watching it right along with me, so it mustn't be that bad!

    And yes, we're going to miss Alara too! Also, I thought Rob Lowe was awesome!
    01-31-2019 12:06 PM
  20. pkcable's Avatar
    We've started streaming The Orville and I'm really enjoying it. My husband isn't as big of a fan, but he's watching it right along with me, so it mustn't be that bad!

    And yes, we're going to miss Alara too! Also, I thought Rob Lowe was awesome!
    They seem to be getting quite a few cameos. Both Patrick Warburton and Ted Danson were on recently, in limited roles.
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    01-31-2019 01:00 PM
  21. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    They seem to be getting quite a few cameos. Both Patrick Warburton and Ted Danson were on recently, in limited roles.
    I noticed Patrick Warburton, but who did Ted Danson play?
    01-31-2019 01:50 PM
  22. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m so in love with this show. It’s amazing and funny.
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    01-31-2019 02:57 PM
  23. pkcable's Avatar
    I noticed Patrick Warburton, but who did Ted Danson play?
    Ted Danson played an Admiral back home that Ed has to contact this past episode.
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    01-31-2019 03:15 PM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    Last night's episode, all I can say is OMFG! It was so good!
    02-01-2019 09:04 AM
  25. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I’m all caught up and agree that it was amazing!
    02-02-2019 10:38 AM
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