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John Byrne
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Looking forward to the premiere!

JB, I've been meaning to ask - I know that you're generally not a fan of MacFarlane's comedy projects, but was there any scene in THE ORVILLE that made you laugh?

(My biggest laugh was Isaac's prank on Gordon)
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Much of ORVILLE has made me laugh. Happily, for the right reasons!
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First, really looking forward to the next season.

Second, when Bortus and Klyden teach Capt. Mercer how to play Latchkum, my brother and I were pretty much in tears.

Third, wonder what a JB teleplay would be like!  :)

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Bortus' dead pan delivery got me to laugh out loud* at least once in just about every episode.





*not an easy thing for me, usually a grin is about as far as I go nowadays.
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Looking forward to the new season!
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I enjoyed season one and that's a nice trailer.  Hopefully they can keep it up in season two!
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Low bar these days to be sure, but THE ORVILLE was a standout network series last season.  Equal parts original and familiar.  Really looking forward to its return.
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I guess we can have high hopes for the first episode, since it was shot as the final episode of the first season. Will the decline be precipitous thereafter? Hope not!

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Third, wonder what a JB teleplay would be like! :)

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I could not resist a story in which Isaac has to pose as a human....

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Holy mackerel, Mr. Byrne! I've already got money set aside for that book! I'd love to see you open THAT jar of pickles!
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I could not resist a story in which Isaac has to pose as a human....

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Ohh, interesting!

Makes me wanna see Isaac and Lt. Yaphit both having to pose as humans as some daring duo / buddy cop team.  Naturally, they'd be played by Norm MacDonald & Mark Jackson.



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This show can't return soon enough.
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Season premiere, tonight!
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I'll probably watch this one "live." but in weeks to come I think I'll depend on Fox OnDemand.
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Makes me wanna see Isaac and Lt. Yaphit both having to pose as humans as some daring duo / buddy cop team. Naturally, they'd be played by Norm MacDonald & Mark Jackson.

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If I may...

You fall into an all-too-familiar trap here. "This would be cool! So it would be even COOLER if we doubled up on it!" Taking something unique--Isaac posing as human--and immediately diluting it with another non-human crewmember doing the same.

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I'll probably be driving home from CT while it's airing, but will have to be sure to check Hulu and/or On-Demand once I get there.
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I don't have cable so I'll have to wait until Hulu adds it sometime late tonight but will definitely be watching it then. Curious if the first episode will be the one they didn't show last season.
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Did Claire drop the F-Bomb??????????
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That's what I first heard. Then I regrouped and I think it was "looking" or "look" .



edit to add look


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She took a cue from Grover. 
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This was a fun episode. No high-concept sci-fi premise. Just a lot of nice little character moments and love connections. This one was written and directed by MacFarlane, and, as the first season established, the episodes he has the most control over tend to be the ones which are the best and most incisive. 

I found myself wondering if Jason Alexander just provided the voice of the bartender, but it sounds like some of his dialogue wasn’t ADRed, which means he really was under all of that makeup.



And, the titular ceremony is basically a potty-humor version of “Amok Time”, which was the second-season opener of some other sci-fi show. No way that’s an accident or a coincidence!

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Posted: 31 December 2018 at 9:31pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Solid episode, which is not to damn with faint praise. If you think about what happened in this episode, it was basically not very much, but it was very entertaining and didn't feel like treading water. The show continues to lay down its roots and, in a seemingly effortlessly way, evolve the relationships between the characters. And it surprised me by playing Bortus' ceremony (the maguffin of the whole episode) straight and not dwelling on it. Quick and respectful... and another root grows a little deeper. This show could have real legs.
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Posted: 31 December 2018 at 9:40pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I dunno if this was the episode held over from last season, but it felt very much like a nice and low-key way of catching up with the characters, rather than focusing on some action-heavy plot.
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Following another Star Trek tradition of actors in multiple roles, the new dark matter cartographer is played by Michaela McManus, who also played the Krill schoolteacher last season.
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