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    Archer : In The Media

    Here is a promo for Archer: 1999
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    Eh, either way, Disney now owns The Orville. Back to the whole break thing, for some reason, I am not too worried since renewal/cancelations have to have already been made up by now. At least for a show like The Orville and it has been getting some solid ratings. Although, overall, the show is still on the fence and if it had a few more million live viewers then it would be in a very safe spot. Edit: Disney bought out the entire FOX entertainment department (I do know that FOX News and some sports were not part of the deal but Disney pretty much owns (now) everything currently airing on FOX).
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    It's Disney now.
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    Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the MCU

    I saw Captain Marvel last week but I didn't remember seeing anything resembling with what we saw on AoS being used in that movie. The Kree seems to have always been presented as blue but in the comics, they do come from, a planet called Hala some with or without hair, and there is a non-blue minority (and didn't the comics have also established that they had blue blood). Overall it seems the move added the question of what happened to dead Skrull SHIELD supposedly had but it didn't (as far as I noticed) no "inspiration" from AoS. Also, the Kree were in GotG Vol 1 and we (I guess since Korath was in the first film and is said to be a Kree) did see a non-blue Kree in that film. Also, Nova Prime is seen talking to a representative of the Kree (they are talking about Ronin since its implied he was going rogue and working with Thanos) that was probably used (model wise) for some AoS season 5 Kree. Also, the secret base was supposedly either Project Pegusas and that was established (I believed) in The Avengers.
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    Simpsons In The Media: I'm Kent Brockman

    I saw this and I think it should be shared here. Its an interview in a Q&A format with The Simpsons' Showrunner Al Jean. They talk about a lot of different stuff (including Luke Perry's passing) but here it the bit about the whole Michael Jackson episode. The quotes are taken from two different sections of the interview: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-simpsons-boss-al-jean-michael-jackson-used-the-show-to-groom-boys?ref=hom
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    Simpsons In The Media: I'm Kent Brockman

    I can totally understand why they may want to pull the episode but I would just keep it on the DvDs/Blu-Rays just because it happened (mind you I don't think most people knew what was going on ). In my opinion, its kind of like trying to erase the past a bit. Edit: I also believe that at one point I might've had that album and I never knew he was involved with that.
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    Simpsons In The Media: I'm Kent Brockman

    Okay, I get way but does that mean that Lisa It's Your Birthday is no longer going to be heard anymore?
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    Somehow I didn't notice that.
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    S02.E10: Blood of Patriots

    At first, I thought that Oren's 'daughter" would turn out to be the mysterious weapon but then the Krill captain didn't care for whether or not the "daughter" so it had to be something else. I liked this episode a lot and somehow this made me like Gordon much more. The dude was obviously torn about who to have loyalties to but he realized that being a terrorist isn't the answer, even if it was his friend wanting to attack the Krill. This was a great episode, and Scott Grimes really played the part amazingly well. But I did see his double take with Talla once she confronted him in the shuttle bay. Also, smart that they made sure that their shuttles have spacesuits and an airlock- it's like they thought it out or something. Then again, Mercer knew about Oren (because Malloy went to Mercer but we never saw it) and probably helped set up the entire escape route- maybe.
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    S02.E09: Identity, Part II

    I know that most of the inspiration for the show comes from Star Trek, especially the TNG era but overall, the Kaylons never remind me of the Borg or even the Founders. They seem to be something more along the lines of robots rising up and killing their creators and every other living being in the universe trope. That is why they reminded me more of the Cylons (and that Kaylons also sound a lot like Cylons and they are not a combination of a living organism being assimilated into a collective). Of course, the Kaylons don't look like the human Cylons (like Ones, Twos, Threes, Sixes, Sevens, and Eights) but the way they talk about wanting to eliminate all biological life and that all biological life is just like their creators would, in my mind, put them much closer to the BSG Cylons.
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    S02.E09: Identity, Part II

    I always felt they were more like the Cylons from Battlestar BSG. The way Primary kept on talking about their creators and how they were enslave made me feel like I was watching Cavil on BSG but without the religious angle.
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    S02.E09: Identity, Part II

    I liked this episode and I am happy that it wasn't a simulation nor a test but something real. Also, yeah, Isaac saves the crew at the last minute but I still like it. And I also like how Dr. Finn was a bit more wary of Isaac than before and she actually shows conflicted towards him.
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    S02.E08: Identity, Part I

    Wasn't it implied that they wanted to kill all biologicals? Just like what they did with their creators? As with the lug nuts- they probably all worship Mom as well.
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    S02.E08: Identity, Part I

    That is a possibility I hope they don't go down.
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    S02.E08: Identity, Part I

    I liked this episode and I hope that the conclusion is just as good as this episode. My thoughts: - The entire episode reminded me more of that one episode of Futurama where Fry and Leela were stuck on that robot planet. They even had a "we hate all biologicals" just like in Futurama. - Kaylons= Cylons. Of course, it makes sense. - my guess is that they are not going to allow Isaac to be full-on evil and/or not going to write him off. So, I would guess that at some point in the next episode he would help save The Orville and Union from his Kaylon brothers and may find a way to disconnect himself from his home planet. - For Orville standards, this episode really took a dark turn but it was really good as well. Like I was blown away by how things just developed and it was great.
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    S02.E07: Deflectors

    Oh, you are right. I have forgotten about that Moclan. But for the most part they are written as a planet of the hats type and so are the Krill.
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    S02.E07: Deflectors

    Overall, pretty much all aliens in sci-fi are just written to be a "planet of hats" type and it's so common. The Moclans, The Krills, and Talla's and Alara's people have pretty much followed in this tropes' footprint. For me personally, I would love to see like a Moclan poet or just a pacifist or maybe even an atheist Krill. But I don't think that we will ever see one on the show. Personally, I guess I can just accept that since the Moclans are an important race in this universe the Union needs them. Also, they seem to have better engineers (like Lorcar) and they seem likely to be a good military ally. Especially since the Krill is a very known threat to them and probably to the Moclans. The only real thing that I do hope is that they do try to explore their themes/message in more detail. It seems that sometimes there are just some random things that it seems that the writers just write each alien to be about one thing and that is it. And it also feels shallow. Like we know that the Moclans are going to be about one thing and the Krills about another. Although, having the Union just look away this incident is probably two-fold reasons: 1. Lorcar was the one that faked his own death AND framed Klyden at the same time. 2. Lorcar is a member of the Moclan forces and not the Union and the Moclans for whatever reason is a very important ally of the Union. So, the reason why Mercer told Kelly to look the other way was probably more about being practical and just letting the Moclans deal with Lorcar. Also, the Union also probably has a "no interference" policy when it comes to alien races and since Moclans are just allies and not actually directly part of the Union, this rule probably applies here (basically the Star Trek Prime Directive).
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    S02.E07: Deflectors

    There should be a drinking game called, "spot the Star Trek Actor" for this show. Their divorce is one stabbing the other to death. So a child custody battle would probably be a battle to the death or something like that.
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    Stargate SG-1

    I just heard about this on Reddit. So sad.
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    Okay, I thought that you were wondering who was the actor and why would Issac choose that form. It's just to me I am taking it more like an easter egg and nothing in-universe wise and also not over thinking it as well. They did the same thing Ypilit (sp?) so it seems to be just a little easter egg/joke that doesn't really affect the script. Also, Seth MacFarlane had that one Family Guy joke about Muppets having the wrong voices which probably be another thing if they went with a different actor. Overall, I am liking the Orville and I haven't really found an episode that I absolutely hate (I am a person who thought that Season 1 of Iron Fist wasn't that bad) but most of the Orville is so far charming but sometimes some episodes really does lack a strong script and/or are misplaced in the season (like the episode where Bortus give this ship a virus through his pron addiction). Sometimes it really does have strong episodes (like Home, that was a really good character episode that explored a character that at the end made a choice that didn't feel like it came out of nowhere). For me, it's just about how close to TNG can this show get. But most of the time, I have seen shows where the writing is between outright terrible to really amazing. Overall, the strength of this show is its character development and when it focuses on that it can have some really great episodes but other than that I feel like there is something holding back the show. Liked the early seasons but once they left New Caprica the show soured on me. Probably has a lot to do with the writing, the bleakness, the consent idea that all of the cast of characters just do terrible things to each other, creative decisions that were just their for shock value (like killing off Starbuck and then bringing her back), and also the fact that they had no idea what to do with pretty much all of the characters as well (For example, I remember Moore talking about how the writers in the writing room and him, really had no idea what to do with Apollo. That was why Lee went from a skinny singled fighter pilot, to a fat married officer, to back to a skinny pilot, to a widower lawyer, back to sort of a combo of a fighter pilot/lawyer, and finally, a self proclaim Luddite by the end of the series). I didn't notice it until you pointed it out but yeah the word, "data" was used a lot. But I don't think they never pronounced it the British way ;) but the American way. I always thought Norm MacDonald looks kind of weird and I always thought he sounded more like someone from the Midwest US than Canada as well but I thought that was just me. The strongest part of the series is the character development and how they are interacting with each other. I am also enjoying how things in previous episodes are affecting the plots in this season. It makes me feel like things actually may matter, down the line, but also that it's not a serialized to a point where if you missed an episode you are lost for the rest of the seasons. But overall, I would still call the show episodic but would bring back some old stuff from the previous episode as part of the continuity.
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    I agree that Issac isn't right for Dr. Finn but I took it that he was the one who was available for her, helps her, bounded over with her on that planet last season, and is very good with her children. So I guess that emotions aside she sees Issac as the best one to be with right now. Yput always hits on her but he seems to be very immature/impolite while Issac seems to be very mature and polite as well. Edit: I put, "his children" instead of "her children".
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    It's actually what the human actor of Issac looks like, that plays human-Issac. I guess, in universe, that Issac already has a template and just used it instead of creating a new template. Also, I guess anything else wouldn't match the voice very well. They did the same thing with Yput's voice actor and I am surprised that they had Norm MacDonald on the show. Plus, both were meta reference/easter eggs as well.
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    I think it was just him using the not-holodeck. He probably found a way to just make him look like a human and yes, I believe that was the actor who plays Issac. I am just wondering but were any of the guest actors on this episode were from Trek? Bortus with a mustache was cute but I kind of like how many people just hated it but never told him. Also, it was his husband that made him to shave it off but overall, I felt that he was the one who just spoke what was on the minds of all of the other characters. As with John's advice- yeah that is a "yikes" but I hope that at least Issac learned something about relationships and humans, in general, that wasn't just for his home planet report. I am not going to lie, it seems that Seth MacFarlane is really leaning towards the "no internal" conflict strategy from early TNG but overall he is doing it in a way that isn't upsetting me. The characters generally just get along with each other but when they do something crappy to each other they respond in a way that seems like they are human. Instead of either going to either extreme- like just forgetting about it/forgiving it right away and/or holding a grudge (like some other shows that I have watched). It seems like the crew is actually made up of adults that know they need to do their jobs. Also, Ed must really be a bad captain- only because it seems like this is the only ship where an officer's porn addiction, that nearly destroys the ship, can be forgiven and also having the android officer make it rain on the bridge and not have to worry about repercussions like being thrown into the brig.
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    Oh yeah, I liked that too and it made more sense that there would be touring orchestras as well. With TNG it seemed like the orchestra was more like hobbies they were just showing off their talent to the rest of the crew. I hope that there are also touring bands of actors in this universe as well. Overall, there is nothing wrong with the way they did it on TNG but it was different and I thought that The Orville's way made more sense. Like THe Orville is a ship that gets in routinely para-military incidents but why would they put that many of civilians at risk?
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    Issac in a dirty tank top/tee and also dirty underwear was fun to see. But the missed making that pair of underwear even dirtier. Overall, I really enjoyed watching this episode and actually seeing Issac and Dr. Fin in a relationship was good. At first, I was thinking that this would just ape the Naked Now (where Yar actually sleeps with Data) but they really made it their own episode. I also liked the way Issac apologized to Fin and also Gordon's quib on how weird the Orville is.
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