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Midnight Blue

Season 3 of The Orville has been a roller coaster ride of emotions so far, and this week is no different. The Orville: New Horizons reached a watershed moment when it came to diplomatic situations for the Planetary Union, given the uneasy tensions with the Moclans. The episode “Midnight Blue” follows the ship as it follows up on the all-Moclan …

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Can We Learn?

Episode 7: From Unknown Graves With “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” wrapping up, “The Orville” is the best new live-action sci-fi currently on TV — and even this season of “The Orville” has only three more episodes left. For the second episode in a row, The Orville: New Horizons prioritizes substance over spectacle in a touching and intimate episode about …

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What if you got stuck in the past?

While it’s a coincidence that the season finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and The Orville: New Horizons’ sixth episode of season three in “Twice in a Lifetime” deal with time travel, there’s surprisingly no overlap between the two. In other news, Scott Grimes shows once again that he’s so much more than a funny face as Malloy revisits …

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A Tale of Two Topas Review

The Orville third season is really starting to dig deep when it comes to controversial topics we see in the media on a daily basis. If you look back to season one of the Orville, we find that Bortus and Klyden have a child. The Moklin race are all males and reproduce by laying eggs and then having to gestate …

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Orville Swtichback

Episode 4: Gently Falling Rain The Orville third season, New Horizons, has yet again given us a fantastic episode that teases a long future for Orville. When watching Sci Fi, it should challenge our preconceptions of the universe and what’s out there. Up until now we didn’t know what the Krill home world would show us; I’m sure, like me, …

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The Crew of the Orville solve a mystery!

Episode 3: Mortality Paradox “To many humans, a mystery is irresistible. It must be solved.” Wise words from arguably the wisest of Captains in modern television history, Jean-Luc Picard. That is exactly what got the Orville crew into this week’s trouble, and to be honest, most of the trouble that The Orville or any space-faring show gets into is because …

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The Planetary Union explores unknown space!

The premiere episode of The Orville: New Horizons truly showed why the popularity is so high for this show, especially amongst Star Trek fans. It was poignant and character-driven, but not without the trademark Seth MacFarlane humor and sense of adventure. While “Shadow Realms” has its share of darkness, it is a slow character burn for the entirety of the …

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The XO explores the Planetary Union!

Space, the final frontier; these are the voyages of the USS Orville, a mid-level Exploratory-class vessel in the Planetary Union. Its mission, it seems, is to get in a whole heap of trouble and make us laugh, cry, and ask, “Where has the Orville been all my life?” Episode 1: Electric Sheep Season 3 of the Orville, the first season …

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Mission Chicago Official Star Trek Convention Day 3

I returned to McCormack Place West Building for the final day of Star Trek: Mission Chicago.  This morning it was time to visit the Exhibit Hall in more detail.  I picked up a new Star Trek Explorer #2 magazine with a convention exclusive cover! I stopped to say hi to Lew, Amity and John of FanSets, our awesome Colorado-based company! …

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Mission Chicago Official Star Trek Convention Day 2

Time for Day 2 of Star Trek: Mission Chicago!  I returned to the McCormack Place West Building.  First up was going to the Main Stage Skyline Ballroom for the “Star Trek: Lower Decks Panel.”  Everyone was given a raffle ticket that could be exchanged for an 11×17 mini-poster at the Merch booth after the panel.  It was a wonderful panel, …