The Orville - Seth MacFarlane takes on Star Trek


#663

Holy crap. If you abandoned this season because of earlier episodes I highly suggest watching this one.


#664

Great episode, nearly as good as any TNGs best (Yesterday’s Enterprise, Romulan Defector, etc).

Love this show. My favorite in many many years.


#665

Well goddamn.


#666

Well, now I’ve GOT to watch it tonight. Thanks a lot, guys! ;-)


#667


#668

Late to the party, but … wow, THAT was unexpected.


#669

It’s funny how the name of the race went from generally sci-fi that kinda reminds you of other races to


#670

Striving not to post any direct spoilers but so help me science if they kill off Victor Garber’s guest-star character there’s gonna be hell to pay.


#671

Kaylon? Still seems like a generic sci-fi name to me, what am I missing?


#672

Kaylon -> Caylon -> Cylon


#673

Gotcha, thanks!


#674

Is McFarlane a WWII buff? Garber’s character is named Admiral Halsey.


#675

I think that’s a stretch. They remind me more of the AI races in the main Mass Effect series.


#676

I’d be willing to bet that its more likely he got the name from a Paul McCartney song.


#677

So Uncle Albert will show up eventually.


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#679

Well that got serious pretty quickly. What a bad day to be a security officer on The Orville.

It will be interesting to see if they go the old-school TNG route where Ty’s love for Isaac will be the key to making Isaac either convince the Kaylon to cease or infect his own people with a “virus” that causes them to become non-threatening. Since the show has already set up the Krill as the main enemy of the Union, I don’t see them leaving the Kaylon out there as well…so somehow this has to be resolved within the next episode or two.


#680

Or they’ll have to team up with the Krill to deal with the Kaylon.


#681

Whether they end up being the muses that cause the Orville’s saviour or not, I’d like to say that I think both child actors are very good at their jobs. They’re better then Macfarlane.


#682

This must be a fantastic point, because I completely forgot they were child actors until just now.