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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 5:08pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply



  Kind of a Galaxy Quest TV series from Seth Mcfarland.

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John Young
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 6:04pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

just saw the preview, I like it.

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 10:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I haven't liked a single thing that man has done so far but as this IS basically Galaxy Quest, it looks OK and I might give it a go.
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 10:48pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Adrienne Palicki is stuck doing this crap? After having so many other options..? That alone makes this a tragedy in the making.

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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 2:54am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Looks very promising if they can sustain the joke over an entire series.

BTW, I long ago gave up arguing over what is funny or not. It's entirely subjective what tickles a person's funnybone. What appeals to you might not appeal to me and vice versa - doesn't mean someone is wrong*. Same with music.

*One has to be careful. I once told someone that, personally, I didn't find Friends funny and he took that for me saying that I hated Friends and thought it was rubbish rather than what I actually said. So many people love that show that it very obviously wasn't rubbish, and I certainly had no reason to 'hate' the show...if anything I felt sorry that I couldn't get the humour and share in the joke.
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 6:39am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The trailer suggests that the entire show is going to hinge on just Seth MacFarlane's comedic acting. Which isn't that great anyways. 
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 7:02am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Bold Prediction:  This will be as good as Homeboys in Outer Space.
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 7:08am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

This will either be the biggest comedy hit of the year or the show that gets cancelled the quickest.

There's not going to be much middle ground....
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 7:11am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I dunno - I think this looks pretty great.  So long as the stories are solid, they can mine any number of good jokes out of them.  I'm also sort of surprised that I like this, too, since I've never liked Family Guy or any other cartoon he's done.  For a long time, I thought I disliked them (for personal reasons), but it turns out it was just the particular tone and reference humor that landed flat for me.  His SNL stint was revelatory in that regard - great presence, and the right project could really work.  This could be that project.
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Having been surprised by how much I enjoyed A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, I may try to give this a look, tho I am also unsure that the joke can be maintained over a full series.
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 8:11am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Adrienne Palicki is stuck doing this crap? After having so many other options..?

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You know how many offers she had? Are you her agent?
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Palicki was a major player on Agents of SHIELD and recently filmed a pilot for a spin-off that didn't go to series. She was also at one time Wonder Woman in a pilot that didn't go to series. 

All happened in full view and was publicly reported, btw.

Now she's, what? Character no. 8 on the call sheet of a moron-based Star Trek parody; the shrewish fishwife of an incompetent dullard.

Powerless was very, very bad for making fun of sacred comic book icons. Taking a whiz all over Star Trek, though? Ha! What fun! Who doesn't make fun of that loser franchise, right? Right! Hahaha!

It's not like McFarlane is even trying to be original here. I remember this show back when it was Quark.


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I like McFarlane as a performer, the production looks slick, and the preview made me chuckle on several instances.  On the other hand, I have so little interest in STAR TREK that a satire is mostly lost on me. This will at least be on my "check it out" list, the first new network show since 2015 that even vaguely piqued my interest.
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Posted: 16 May 2017 at 11:47am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

So she went from being in two pilots that never saw the light of day to being co-lead, with Seth McFarlane, on a Fox sitcom?

Sounds like a step up to me.

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Palicki was a major player on Agents of SHIELD and recently filmed a pilot for a spin-off that didn't go to series. She was also at one time Wonder Woman in a pilot that didn't go to series.

Two failed pilots -- and, of course, in Hollywood the Talent is never blamed for such things.

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Powerless was very, very bad for making fun of sacred comic book icons. Taking a whiz all over Star Trek, though? Ha! What fun! Who doesn't make fun of that loser franchise, right? Right! Hahaha!

It's not like McFarlane is even trying to be original here. I remember this show back when it was Quark.

Far too soon to tell if this is whizzing on STAR TREK (at least any more than did the aforementioned GALAXY QUEST), or that it has any more in common with QUARK than being a space comedy.

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Posted: 29 August 2017 at 7:42pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

From the IMDb:

"The ship is named after Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers; The brothers claim to have successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903."

Claim? WTF?

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"The ship is named after Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers; The brothers claim to have successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903."

Claim? WTF?


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There is some contention over who had the first controlled flight. Gustave Whitehead claimed to have flown seven miles in 1901 and Alberto Santos-Dumont claimed that his flight should count as the first flight (three years after the Wright brothers) because his craft had wheels and the Wright's took off on a monorail. Personally, I don't think it matters how the aircraft took off, if it flew in a controlled flight, that's the first flight. And Whitehead's claims have never been fully substantiated. I guess there are a few others who have claimed to have flown before the Wright brothers as well.

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/who-flew-first- 290750/


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Posted: 30 August 2017 at 5:03am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I'm aware of other disputed and discounted claims to first powered flight, I'm just surprised to find a reference in this context. Pointless, to say the least.
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Posted: 30 August 2017 at 5:16am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Agreed. It does seem an odd place for it in the summary for a show with a ship that's named after Orville Wright in a future where he's obviously still historically important.
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 6:24pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

First episode. So far so..... okay.
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I'll be back.
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Posted: 10 September 2017 at 7:05pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Okay is a good way to describe it.  It didn't knock me out but it did entertain me...and the cast is likable.  I'm going to come back for more.  
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I enjoyed it. Surprisingly earnest. Not quite serious enough to be a straightforward action-drama, but also not quite funny enough to be an out-and-out comedy. 

I think that a good chunk of that comes down to MacFarlane's love of STAR TREK. He seems more eager to legitimately play with the tropes (and this show is just dripping with them) than make fun of them. It's sort of a lighthearted homage, rather than a full-on spoof. 

Should be interesting to where it goes. Dunno if it's gonna last, but it didn't feel like a waste of time.
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Posted: 11 September 2017 at 12:36am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I`ve read nothing but bad reviews,but if you chaps say
it`s good,i know who`s opinions i trust more! No sign of
it turning up in the UK yet though!
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