I’m going to watch it because my fundamental DNA has been altered to make me genetically disposed to watch Star Wars stuff, but it’s a little absurd that the second live action Star Wars show would be about the helmet so popular that it propelled the first live action Star Wars show. They already did the Mandalorian,… Read more
I’m excited to hear this is a rambling, episodic tone piece. I think there are a few films that would be stronger if they jettisoned the entire obligation of plot. Like if Dazed and Confused dropped Pink signing a note in order to play football. Like, just let it be a bunch of vignettes. Which, I guess, what I hope… Read more
The only way this movie could be worth anything at all is if Wonka only discovers candy as a third act answer to how he can most efficiently dispense his signature Saw jr. style of poetic justice punishments to the children of the world.
When you’re just furious the planes refuse to taxi in the direction you want.
Hey, thank you! That sincerely means a lot to me.
Agreed about Szohr. I kinda wonder if this show isn’t being considered for Disney +. It’s genre, family-friendly, and has a fan base that would likely pay to support the show. I don’t know anything about who owns what properties, or what the legality/plausibility of this scenario is, but it doesn’t sound ridiculous… Read more
I like to think we’re all children at heart.
Should the show return, my wish is they refine the Moclan makeup so the actors can turn their heads. I understand they’re kind of an armadillo species, but Bortus and Klyden have been called on to do too much relationship dialog to have to Robocop their emotions.
It’s again, solely due to this episode’s fantastic writing that I’m willing to give Klyden’s character and he and Bortus’ dynamic one last chance. Bortus’ mess hall dialog was a real come to Jesus moment and I’m hoping the two can function together as something other than a source of conflict going forward. If not,… Read more
My turd heart grew three sizes that day I read your comment.
I’d probably like this episode more if it was revealed that The Orville is actually stealthily building toward an overarching theme on the destructive and addictive nature of simulations, a’la Strange Days or Existenz.
But the movie didn’t cast little people for comedic effect. All the actors were excited to work on the project because it was a movie where little people were able to portray characters beyond just being little people.
I think that’s they key. Make your pretend beverage a simple, easily understood word. Let’s follow up those Ion Suckers with some Kanar.
Note: I’ve gone through and updated Layna’s name from Trisha. I apologize for the error, but when I was checking my notes against IMDB and other online sources after the episode, “Trisha” was the only name that came up in relationship to the actor who portrayed her. It didn’t match up with my notes, but I assumed I… Read more
Shit! You’re right. Fixed.
See that’s the thing, I do prefer the Babylon 5 version. Or Hitchhiker’s Guide’s Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster or Buck Godot’s Ion Sucker. I think it’s more fun and more textural. The only problem is doing it this way is usually a comedic decision.
It seems like one of the significant changes that have occurred between now and The Orville’s future is everyone is a lot more lassaiz faire about drinking on the job. It appeared as though Talla was still on shift when she had a drink with Gordon. In general everyone seems to be pretty lax about indulging in a drink… Read more