Re: The Orville
I don't want to keep bringing it up but it's distracting just how much of a Star Trek clone this show is. I've never watched Voyager but the 2nd episode was directed by one it's main cast members, Robert Duncan McNeill/Lieutenant Tom Paris. The 3rd episode was directed by Brannon Braga, a producer from TNG, Voyager and Enterprise. Episode 4 was directed by James Conway, who also directed episodes of TNG, DS9 and Enterprise. And lo and behold, Riker himself, Jonathan Frakes is the director of episode 5. They should have just come out and said this is a Star Trek spinoff that takes place in the same universe if they wanted to make another Star Trek show.
In episode 3, we got another Star Trek clone story about cultural differences between species and an officer serving as council in a court hearing. However, and this is where the praise comes in, I was very pleasantly surprised with how the episode ended. The expected ending was a winning of the case and the changing of the minds and blah blah but that's not where they went with it. They lost the case and the sex change happened, which rather impressed me because I didn't think they would do it, even though I was hoping they did.
Maybe there is hope for this show after all.
Oh and BTW, Rudolph is such a shit story. If I was Rudolph, I would have told Santa to go fuck himself. Y'all mother fuckers gonna treat me like shit but now you like me because you need my help? Fuck right off with that shit. Or better yet, take off with them but bail mid-flight and let those jagoffs crash in the winter storm. See ya, bitches.