“The Orville”: Interview with Seth MacFarlane and the Creative Team

The Orville (television series)The Orville”, while not in the “Star Trek” canon, has done much to restore the episodic tradition of the Original Series of Star Trek and its successor, The Next Generation.  What I mean by episodic is that for the most part each episode stands alone and is a self-contained story.  While there may be some two-parters, you don’t have the half-season or longer “story arcs” which have become common in the more indulgent era of cable and binge-watching on streaming services.

“The Orville” doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it is no sense a parody.  There are episodes which explore serious themes such as up-voting and down-voting on social networks.

On 2017-11-16, Seth MacFarlane, creator of the show, star, executive producer, and writer of some of the episodes, and his creative team visited Google for a presentation and question and answer session about the show.  It’s well worth watching, even though there are a few naughty words which wouldn’t make it past the network censors but were apparently fine with the Cultural Marxist commissars at Google.

Note how almost every Google attendee who asked a question began it with “So?”  This is how they show their submission to the collective.

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Author: John Walker

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7 thoughts on ““The Orville”: Interview with Seth MacFarlane and the Creative Team”

  1. John Walker:
    Note how almost every Google attendee who asked a question began it with “So?”

    So I always think of that as the way SJW’s try to impute odious views on people they don’t like. For example, “So, are you saying that you are in favor of beating your wife?” So it’s the question variant of Cathy Newman’s “you’re saying that…”: instead of an assertion, it’s an innocent-sounding question.

    So given that the Google droids aren’t using so in a hostile manner, it might just be a millennial tic like uptalk and vocal fry.

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  2. What struck me about the Google audience was less the “So…” than their cutesy toss-it microphone.

    The Orville crew themselves were enjoyable, insightful, and fun.

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  3. I think they really were saying “sew,” not “so.” It is a form of obeisance to the matriarchy, an acknowledgement of the natural superiority of the female over the male by the true believers in the Church of Social Justice. 

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  4. Seawriter:
    I think they really were saying “sew,” not “so.” It is a form of obeisance to the matriarchy, an acknowledgement of the natural superiority of the female over the male by the true believers in the Church of Social Justice. 

    To me this sounds like patriarchal stereotyping of womyn.

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  5. drlorentz:

    Seawriter:
    I think they really were saying “sew,” not “so.” It is a form of obeisance to the matriarchy, an acknowledgement of the natural superiority of the female over the male by the true believers in the Church of Social Justice. 

    To me this sounds like patriarchal stereotyping of womyn.

    Well, it could not be sow. Sowing produces something, and these folks are not into producing actual, like, things.

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  6. Seawriter:

    drlorentz:

    Seawriter:
    I think they really were saying “sew,” not “so.” It is a form of obeisance to the matriarchy, an acknowledgement of the natural superiority of the female over the male by the true believers in the Church of Social Justice. 

    To me this sounds like patriarchal stereotyping of womyn.

    Well, it could not be sow. Sowing produces something, and these folks are not into producing actual, like, things.

    That’s mansplaining. Sewing produces things too.

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