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Old 05-22-2017, 05:39 AM   #16
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I think the original Trek had an advantage with limited special effects back in the day, allowing them to concentrate on characterization and content instead.

I like seeing the upgraded effects on the old show, but the old effects emphasized how despite how cheesy they were, people fell in love with the show for the stories and characters. Upgraded effects de-emphasizes that a little bit, IMO.
While I don't disagree with you overall, keep in mind that at the time, those special effects were ground breaking and were part of the appeal of the show. The crew was literally inventing things as they went along. It was a very difficult series to produce and there were times when the producers weren't sure they would have an episode to air some weeks. In fact, the double episode which focused on Pike was created for that reason. The producers were desperate and came up with the idea of digging out the original pilot episode and splicing it together with a few new scenes to buy themselves time.

If you ever want to read about what went on behind the scenes, an older book titled "The Making of Star Trek" is an excellent read.
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Apparently, "Orville" is not going to be as much comedy as the trailer portrays it to be...

http://trekmovie.com/2017/05/22/seth...than-futurama/


Last week we showed the first trailer and images for Seth MacFarlane’s new sci-fi comedy drama The Orville, which features a number of Star Trek vets (Jonathan Frakes, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Brannon Braga) behind the camera. The show has been described as a parody of science fiction and specifically Star Trek. MacFarlane is best known for his animated comedies Family Guy and American Dad, so it’s unsurprising that the Fox trailer focused on the funnny side of The Orville. But MacFarlane sought to clarify that The Orville is not just for laughs.

Speaking to Inside Edition, MacFarlane said, “It’s not Family Guy in space.” And he was more specific with AP, saying,

It probably has more in common with Star Trek than Futurama. It is an hour-long show so we have to tell a story…The show is being promoted leaning on the comedy – and we like the promo a lot – but I think people will be surprised that we are digging a little deeper. We are servicing the science fiction aspect as well.

And he told Access Hollywood:

I think it is going to surprise people that we do do our heavy lifting – or least we try to – with the actual work of writing thoughtful science fiction. It’s not really as much Galaxy Quest as it’s being billed as. We’re digging a little deeper.

And MacFarlane again referred to Star Trek when talking about how he hopes to tell allegorical stories with The Orville:

I was a big fan of shows like The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. The real allegorical sci-fi that was kind of mad about stuff and sought to tell a story or posit a social theory through its characters and through this fictitious world. So we are trying to service that in this show as well.

He also seems to be specifically talking about Star Trek: The Next Generation when discussing a more optimistic tone for The Orville:

The 90s was kind of a heyday for thoughtful sci-fi to me. Everything we were kind of fed was utopian and aspirational and now all we are getting is The Hunger Games. There is an attempt to infuse a lot of that into this show. And hopefully make it funny along the way.

The Orville is set to air on Thursdays at 9:00 PM this fall on the Fox Network.

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Sounds great to me.
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Oh BTW, the first part of the second "Renegades" episode is out.
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