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Starting a new media thread as old one got wiped in a server crash. (And if any of y'all are thinking of ranting about the wisdom of backups—don't bother.)

Interview from TV Line: "The Orville's Penny Johnson Jerald: Season 2 Has 'More Sex,' Braves Places 'We Thought Could Be Borderline" 

PJJ sounds so deliriously over-the-top enthusiastic that I'm not sure if "I'll have what she's having," heh.

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On 12/28/2018 at 12:29 AM, shapeshifter said:

Starting a new media thread as old one got wiped in a server crash. (And if any of y'all are thinking of ranting about the wisdom of backups—don't bother.)

Interview from TV Line: "The Orville's Penny Johnson Jerald: Season 2 Has 'More Sex,' Braves Places 'We Thought Could Be Borderline" 

PJJ sounds so deliriously over-the-top enthusiastic that I'm not sure if "I'll have what she's having," heh.

I'd like to know what could be more "borderline" than a married same-sex male couple on board and having Ed sleep with a male alien.

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From https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/seth-macfarlane-the-orville-returns-family-guy-fox/:

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12/27/2018, 01:17pm

Seth MacFarlane offers mix of old and new on return of ‘The Orville’

After a successful first-season mission, Fox’s “The Orville” orbits back for Season 2 Sunday (7 p.m., following an NFL game).

With the possibility of a turbocharged ratings boost from NFL coverage that precedes it, series creator and star Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “Ted”) plans to reintroduce the series to potential new fans and those who haven’t seen a new episode since last December.

“The first episode is a reacquaintance with the crew,” including his U.S.S. Orville character, Capt. Ed Mercer, he says. “We’ve been off the air for a little while” – a year, to be precise – “and hopefully by the end [viewers] will feel like [the show] never left.”

MacFarlane, a multitalented former Oscars host who produces, writes, acts and sings, chatted with USA Today about “The Orville” and other projects.…

Q. What can we look forward to in Season 2 of “The Orville,” besides the “first contact” with a previously unknown civilization and the return of an enemy race, The Krill?

A.  People can expect to see a visual expansion, an expanded knowledge about the characters and their relationships and a show that’s been worth the wait. The budget is bigger for Season 2. We obviously have a first-rate visual-effects and costume and makeup team. All the money is on the screen. I think people will be shocked with the level of feature-quality cinematic work they’re going to see.

We’re part of this new, experimental program that creates a different balance between ad time and programming time, so the episodes are about seven or eight minutes longer than last year [which] allows you to let things breathe in a way that streaming shows are able to do. … That’s been a big boon for our storytelling process.”

Q. Is the tone similar to Season 1? A drama with comic overtones and character and relationship developments?

A.  As with any show that walks a hybrid line, there’s a little bit of a learning curve. I think we settled into it early enough in the season that by [the finale] we had a show that was self-assured. We always look to “M*A*S*H” as the ultimate achievement in that regard, and even that was a show that took a minute to find its tonal footing. You can’t just be an hour-long jokefest. That works for a movie, but not for a television series where you want people to come back week after week and care what happens to these characters. … Going into this, I was not sure if viewers would insist everything be joke, joke, joke, joke. And it really wasn’t that. They were responding to the science fiction and the feedback I got was they wanted more of it.…

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Well, the good new for everyone except the Washington Redskins, is that the game is already over. The show should start on time. (I also set my DVR over by an hour!) 

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2 hours ago, SmithW6079 said:

What?! I thought he was already married. 

"Third time's the charm" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Grimes#Personal_life)? Heh.
Hey, my uncle's third marriage is going on about 25 years, and they had a similar age difference ('cause the age thing was going to come up anyway). 
Personally, once was more than enough for me, but I don't judge.

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8 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

Personally, once was more than enough for me, but I don't judge.

Ha. I haven't married yet at 37 years old and all my married friends tell me how lucky I am. *shrug*

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Orville Alara Kitan (Halston Sage) sighting on Magnum, P.I. The wondrous Hawaiian sun has changed her from pasty white to a lovely golden tan. It also removed some of the wrinkles from her nose and forehead. See for yourself on Magnum, P.I. Episode 12 “Winner Takes All.”

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