The Orville, episode 5, Catcalling in space!

So far this is the first episode of the series that was a bit of a letdown for me. I guess even in the far future of space travel, its just fine and normal to comment on the appearance of every woman you come across, even right when she's about to die. The Orville receives …

Star Trek: Discovery, episode 5

War war war war, Michael Burnham war. War, war war war, war spore drive war war. War Klingons war tardigrade war war. Captain Lorca punches Klingons, someone dies, I don't care. Cue opening credits. Another 'exciting' episode of Star Trek: Discovery, where nothing is discovered, they don't go anywhere no one has gone before, and …

The Orville, episode 4

In another great episode, the crew encounters a huge ship, so huge it contains a whole city and farmland and sky within. The crew soon finds out that they are dealing with a generation ship with a people who have forgotten they are on a ship. This may be an idea that seems played out …

The Orville, episode 3

I was only last week thinking about one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, 'measure of a man', the entirity of which takes place in a courtroom, and thinking how that kind of story could never be on TV these days. And then I get an episode like this episode of The Orville. On a …

The Orville, episode 1

I had zero interest in seeing this show back when the trailer first came out. Though I used to enjoy Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane's brand of humor (farts, falling down, and mentioning things you've heard of before) is just not my thing anymore. But during my constant complaining about Star Trek: Discovery, I keep getting …

Star Trek: Discovery, episode 4

Well, I'm still watching. This episode, once again, keeps dragging me along like an abusive relationship. I get a little hint of interesting in that the deadly creature in the Captain's chambers is somehow a giant Tardigrade.¬†This is a super cool idea because Tardigrades are super interesting and I don't think I've seen a Tardigrade …

Star Trek: Discovery, episode 3

In what feels like the first episode of the series, we begin to follow Michael on her journey after having her rank stripped and being sent to prison. At least Saru is back! Good stuff: We are on a science ship, doing research. Not a war ship, not in battle. The characters are mostly scientists, …