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    It also makes sense that an interstellar society of their level would combine the exploratory function with the defense function; it's simply intelligent expenditure of resources. Why have two separate fleets, each with some of the same capabilities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    It also makes sense that an interstellar society of their level would combine the exploratory function with the defense function; it's simply intelligent expenditure of resources. Why have two separate fleets, each with some of the same capabilities?
    Indeed. Interestingly, and loosely related to what you mentioned, Annoyed, when NASA first starting sending people into space one of the things they discovered as missions got longer was that it was increasingly difficult to keep crew's mind's adequately stimulated and occupied. That's why they started to run so many scientific endeavours with each mission. But by the time they got to Skylab, they'd actually taken it too far and the crew of Skylab found themselves overwhelmed with work. They basically had no downtime and practically mutinied.

    Meanwhile it's also a growing belief among psychologists that part of the reason why the modern day has seen such a rapid rise of mental health issues like depression and anxiety(besides them being more readily recognised) is because many jobs and indeed life in general is built around highly repetitive tasks with very little variety.

    So when you think about it, in a future like Star Trek it makes sense for everyone to be polymaths, particularly when on a starship. We haven't seen such evidence of this in The Orville yet, but certainly in Trek almost all Starfleet chracters have multiple specialisations and interests. Merging intellectual scientific discourse with military-like drills would be a great way of ensuring crews remain stimulated during voyages and it's almost a happy accident that comes from necessity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    Civilian ships still have Captains and lower ranks of officer.

    But the Union in Orville is the same as Starfleet in Star Trek. They are not military organisations. They do have the capability to bring force to bare when necessary but a military implies that it is an organisation which is solely intended for attack and defence. That is not what is depicted in both universes.
    Didn't know that.

    So has anyone heard the news?

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    Also unlike the Enterprise, the Orville is a mid-class ship and by no means the Flagship of the Union.
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    Yaphit -
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    "We should get some music in these elevators. Little soundtrack to our lives."

    Little things like this that I love so much! Don't watch if you haven't seen Cupids Dagger as it has some spoilers.

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    Just watched episode 8. The show is feeling more and more like TOS with every episode. I love it.

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    What do you do? Ride the elevator all day
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    Gotta say the Orville is still fun. And this 9th episode really worked for me. Darulio's actor for instance was almost magnetic in his performance.

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    Found the song

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOIVA View Post
    Gotta say the Orville is still fun. And this 9th episode really worked for me. Darulio's actor for instance was almost magnetic in his performance.
    Rob Lowe always has that charisma in his roles. I was surprised (pleasantly) that he'd take on a role like it to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-90_177 View Post
    Rob Lowe always has that charisma in his roles. I was surprised (pleasantly) that he'd take on a role like it to be honest.
    Yeah I spotted him under that makeup right away. It helps that I've been re-watching Parks and Recreation over the last couple of months.
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    This last episode is my favorite. I actually laughed out loud a little. I really enjoyed the elevator scenes. I hope we see more of that crewmember, the actor really can carry a comedic scene. (Not today's episode, last weeks)

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    Anyone notice the direct references to or outright parodies of Star Trek episodes last night? (11/16)
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    For example, "stepping into the turbolift and stepping into space"? Picard had the same experience in "Where No One Has Gone Before".

    There were a few others as well.
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    Reminded me of DS9 "Distant Voices" and TNG "Remember Me" among other episodes but at the same time it stood on it's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spimman View Post
    Reminded me of DS9 "Distant Voices" and TNG "Remember Me" among other episodes but at the same time it stood on it's own.
    I've never watched most of DS9, but yeah, I can see "Remember Me" too.

    Maybe we ought to start a thread in the games section for spotting Trek parodies in The Orville.
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    That is every episode
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    Be a fun game for next season, though.
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    The most recent episode reminded me a bit of the episode where Beverly Crusher kept experiencing the loss of crew members until she was the only one left on the Enterprise and had to figure out what was going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedwig View Post
    The most recent episode reminded me a bit of the episode where Beverly Crusher kept experiencing the loss of crew members until she was the only one left on the Enterprise and had to figure out what was going on.
    That was "Remember Me".
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