Tag: The Orville

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 10 “Blood of Patriots”

The Orville wasted no time exploring some of the new threads opened by last week’s incredible episode with “Blood of Patriots,” a mystery that sheds some light on Gordon’s past and puts a potential peace between warring systems in a new light. It’s also funny, exciting, and the most import...

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REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 9 “Identity, Part 2”

Following up the cliffhanger ending of last week’s first half of this mid-season two-parter, “Identity, Part 2” is a tense, rousing, immensely satisfying conclusion that wraps up the conflict while setting up new ideas and potential storylines for the show’s future. There’s lots of action,...

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REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 8 “Identity, Part 1”

Halfway through a season that’s been heavy on character relationships and light on sci-fi action, The Orville ups the stakes considerably with “Identity, Part 1,” the phenomenal beginning of a two-parter that ranks with its very best episodes. Much like season 2, things begin on a quiet, chara...

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REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 7 “Deflectors”

After taking a week off (during sweeps!), The Orville returns this week with “Deflectors,” which begins as another relationship episode – which, despite the excellent “A Happy Refrain,” gave me some consternation – but becomes something much more interesting. Talla takes center stage, li...

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REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 6 “A Happy Refrain”

One of the strengths of science fiction is that it can encompass virtually any other genre. Star Wars, for example, incorporates classic fantasy elements in its galaxy far, far away; Blade Runner is a hardboiled detective noir involving androids; Alien is a horror movie in space. The Orville, like S...

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REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 5 “All the World is Birthday Cake”

After its first few slower episodes, The Orville is back in the zone, following up last week’s excellent “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes” with “All the World is Birthday Cake,” another Trekian morality play that stretches the Union edict to respect all cultures to its limits. The c...

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