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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    Klyden indeed ate a cigarette and loved the taste!
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    I hope it's not cancelled but would think if so it's a great candidate for streaming only and would live on.
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    See I thought the implication was that common sense did not prevail and the Earth endured a massive climate disaster- something that could have caused incomplete records. They knew about cigarettes right? It was the Moclans who didnt. Having no inkling what a smartphone was seemed fairly preposterous. Another thing I didnt catch is how they got the time capsule. It was buried on earth but was being taken somewhere else? Was the Orville at Earth for most of the episode? Missed that.
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    I was hoping they'd cut to Topa smoking but then the Doctor finding Moclans are impervious to any and all damage from cigarette smoke (which wouldnt be surprising for them). Ed mentioned "environmental disaster" when browsing the USA Today- has the show ever addressed that? Fleshed out what's happened over past 400 years? That could be why they know so much about culture thru the '80s, maybe digital media was largely destroyed for some reason or whatever and it's all LPs, CDs, and VHS tapes they had to worth with.
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    Thank goodness for the Moclan's, the cigarett stuff was hilarious. Bortus chilling with cigs on bridge was awesome, there is just so much fun to have with him. Past that did not care for the episode, actually fast forwarded here and there- this type of not-scifi scifi is not my thing. Too bad it's 3 weeks til the next 'real' episode! I will say that Gordon is a better actor than Seth McFarlane and I think they can do some interesting stuff with his character as they tone the juvenile nature of how he's written. sidenote- kinda disappointed how thoroughly and completely they have simply moved on from Isaac attempting to destroy humanity. He was central to many episodes, always there, turns out be a traitor and almost causes the end of humanity- now he's just doing his job, apparently, in the background. They should be having command meetings without him where everyone else discusses if they can trust him or not etc, with someone like say Bortus stating flatly he should be deactivated and Ed having to deal with all of it. Instead- nada. Maybe next 3 eps pick up on that tho.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    There are shockwaves in space, they're just not the type we're used living in an atmosphere. An explosion such as the shuttle would produce some sort of force that could push Gordon no different than the combustion of a rocket's engine in space propels it. Also have to consider that being utterly weightless the slightest amount of force would be enough to push him one way or another.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    I wish they had briefly shown the Orville turning the bomb daughter over to the Krill, that's type of thing that would raise the show's seriousness a bit. That woman was guilty and given they just signed a treaty with the Krill, should have been turned over much to the chagrin and protests of some crew members. I'd like to see Ed having to do things like that with some regularity to take little shine off his "funny alcoholic" persona. I dont think there has been an episode yet where he received orders from above his pay grade and complied despite unpopularity of the decision. Am also hoping they keep past issues alive, like Talla's complete and utter disdain for the Moclan's causing some difficult situations for Ed to handle.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    Hard to see how jail time would be a punishment for Isaac, one would assume he could spend 300yrs in a cell without missing a beat.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    I think showing Bortus "Rudpolph Red Nosed Reindeer" and the subsequent effect it had was probably best scene in 2 seasons of the show and they were going back to that well...which is a deep one! I do think making girl a pretend mute wasnt best idea, it's always better to have more characters interacting and that scene with Planet of Apes was lost opportunity in that sense.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    Idk, The Union is a direct copy of the Federation as is all the high-minded ideals behind it and the notion of what humanity had evolved into over the centuries. And that's before you get to part where The Orville is an exploratory vessel whose mission is to seek out new civilizations and species, just like the Enterprise. And on and on and on. In fact I would say McFarlane's intent was to make a pretty direct homage to Star Trek, and that it'll get more interesting when the show and it's arcs are established to the point he moves beyond that.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    If just passing thru a metal detector could scan for Smallpox and Ebola too then yes every person coming into the country would be checked for it. That's the general disconnect with most sci-fi shows and why Suspension of Disbelief is required- the tech clearly available would eliminate so many of the plot points. At least with the gay Moclan you were dealing with an elite engineer who was overwriting systems and trying to fool everyone, a guy who cloaked himself so he couldnt be found. That was good stuff. A little boy wandering off the ship without being noticed? Not so much.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    Hard to envision the ship's security scanning doesnt even detect what race people coming aboard are, worse still is the fact that humans knew about this race of potential bombs- so much so that they'd intentionally avoided contact with them, yet the scan doesnt detect the threat. If we apply this logic all the way thru, when a shuttle lands in the bay no one knows who is in it until the doors open. Maybe that's how it works but given all the other tech hard to envision basic scanning is so rudimentary.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    Right but Talla said she scanned everyone as thoroughly as possible and detected no threat. Have to assume Krill did same. Meanwhile the daughters blood is so dangerous just a sample can destroy starships on contact with nitrogen...yet the scans cant detect that. Nor the fact she isnt human. Of course part of all these shows is suspension of disbelief but some things are more egregious than others.
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    S02.E09: Identity, Part II

    The whole show is a remake of ST in many ways, so I just want to see good episodes.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    So why was it that all the scans done by the Orville and the Krills didnt pick up what the daughter was but then Claire knew? Is the idea that the green blood was the give away but scans cant pick it up? If scans cant tell that she is a walking bomb, they need to get some new scanners- the Krill too.
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