So sad. I first discovered Jalopnik right about the time he was wrapping up his tenure. I went back as far as I could to catch all of his work and loved every bit of it. It was a tough time in my life. His articles, and the sense of community of the commentariat here, got me through it. The passion and enthusiasm… Read more
I blame Ford vs Ferrari for this.
Counterpoint: The Orville is not a comedy and not a parody. It’s a Star Trek series in the TNG vein, except instead of being set on the flagship with the best of the best of Starfleet, it’s a mid-level ship with 3rd or 4th-tier “regular people”. It’s TNG with underachievers, and some humor. Read more
Here’s the thing: I don’t think MacFarlane intended it to be a parody. I think he meant for it to be a loving homage to Star Trek: The Next Generation, albeit with dick jokes. Compared to something like Galaxy Quest or Other Space, it’s pretty much a straight pastiche of TNG with a lot of Family Guy-style humor… Read more