Author Topic: The Orville: More Trek than Trek  (Read 1168 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: The Orville: More Trek than Trek
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 05:57:39 AM »
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The problem with aliens is that no one ever explains why they have the weird-shaped heads.  All beings look as they do for a reason.  Weird skulls are never explained.

I will award points to the designers of the Ferengi.  They have huge ears and their skill is to hear secrets.  Vulcan and Romulan pointy ears are acceptable being mostly irrelevent.  But why Klingon skulls?

And has it ever been explained about who the original Borg were?

The original Borg were British Labor Party members, socialists of course ;-)

A lot of alien stuff isn't CGI, so it has to work within the limits of theatrical makeup.  Please make more of an effort to suspend disbelief.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Orville: More Trek than Trek
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 07:25:05 AM »
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The original Borg were British Labor Party members, socialists of course ;-)

A lot of alien stuff isn't CGI, so it has to work within the limits of theatrical makeup.  Please make more of an effort to suspend disbelief.

I've read sci-fi for 60 years AND been science-oriented all that time, so don't lecture ME about the "willing suspension of disbelief"!    You are merely a jester and a fool.



Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline Baruch

Re: The Orville: More Trek than Trek
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 10:14:08 AM »
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I've read sci-fi for 60 years AND been science-oriented all that time, so don't lecture ME about the "willing suspension of disbelief"!    You are merely a jester and a fool.

Yes, I tell truth to power, same as jesters/fools do.  Neo-Con/Neo-Lib is the power today, a replay of many such power cartels.
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Re: The Orville: More Trek than Trek
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 05:56:53 PM »
You can't ask for too much scientific realism from your sci-fi, or you'll never be able to read or watch the stuff. ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: The Orville: More Trek than Trek
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 08:10:39 PM »
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You can't ask for too much scientific realism from your sci-fi, or you'll never be able to read or watch the stuff. ;-)

I haven't seen much realism since Jules Verne ...

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Lunatics of the Academie Francaise.  But it gets better ...

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I route for the giant squid (and now we know they get that big).  And who can forget, however much you try ...

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Actual events dramatized ...

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