The Orville Catch All - Beware: Spoilers!

I thought it was a great premiere. A low-stakes episode that allowed for a lot of fun character stuff.

I hope they don't write off Kitan. She's my favorite.

thrawn82 wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

Isn't there a rumor that they are writing off Kitan? That would be disappointing since she actually showed some chops this episode.
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Are they really? She's one of my favorite characters. That's disappointing if true.

I recall reading that she was leaving the show temporarily, but it was likely for most of this season.

PaladinTom wrote:
thrawn82 wrote:
fangblackbone wrote:

Isn't there a rumor that they are writing off Kitan? That would be disappointing since she actually showed some chops this episode.
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Are they really? She's one of my favorite characters. That's disappointing if true.

I recall reading that she was leaving the show temporarily, but it was likely for most of this season.

I read that she's filming a Netflix show at the same time and couldn't be in two places at once, but she still showing up to cons and stuff and nobody has said anything about her being off the show for good.

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Why could they only fit 30 rescuees in the shuttle? It looked like there was room for at least 10 more? Or did I miss something with their pseudo science?

Also, my wife and I thought there were some really funny spots in last night's episode.

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Though I think the resolution between Bortus and Klyden was kinda rushed and was more of a fairy tale ending.

Well,

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I hope we see you soon, Alara!!

That was a way better episode than it deserved to be. *sniff*

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Also, OMG! Evil Doctor Plox!!!

PaladinTom wrote:

That was a way better episode than it deserved to be. *sniff*

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Also, OMG! Evil Doctor Plox!!!

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Two former ship's doctors at once!!!!

It has been confirmed that Alana is leaving the show though the door is open for a return later down the line.

I dug the latest episode Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes. Very Enemy Mine-esque.

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The thing I really liked was that Ed wasn't disgusted that he had been intimate with someone different that he was, only upset by the betrayal. To McFarlane, it is obvious the he believes that love is love, regardless of how it fits together.

Thought this weeks episode was weakest so far this season. Pretty standard episode we seen before in trek.

The one thing I wished they touched on was that the goblin people weren't in the wrong. I wish a attempt was made at peace from them. Or the captain could have just used stun on them. Instead we get the standard scary looking alien is the bad guy.

I really enjoyed this episode. It was a very familiar sci-fi trope, but that's what trek does and Orville did it well in my opinion. There probably could have been more nuance with the goblin aliens, but it would have come at the expense of the B-plot centered on the pilot in this episode which i quite enjoyed as well.