Both of these shows have now are in their second seasons and there is a rivalry with some of the fans of both these shows.
I have watched both of the 1st seasons and are now watching the respective 2nd seasons, I can say you can watch both shows with no issues as they are quite different.
The Orville initially looked like a comedy Sci- Fi show from the earliest trailers but watching it you realise it is trying to replicate Star Trek: The Next Generation with look and story telling. The show has slowly gotten better over the course of its run so far, finding its feet after an uneven 1st season.
Star Trek: Discovery which claims to be prequel show set 10 years before the The Original Series, looks pretty but was very uneven in the first season with several story lines and characters breaking continuity with Star Trek lore. The 2nd season has so far been dramatically better with the introduction of Captain Pike a character loosely from the original series, it appear the show runners are attempting a course correct to fix up some of the issues from the 1st season.
My advise is to give both of these show a try for a few episodes before making judgement.
The new Doctor Who season has just started, for those you that have been living under a rock or are not Doctor Who fans the new doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker.
The first woman to play the Doctor in a series, so far I have watched the first two episodes and have enjoyed them so far. They have been the usual get used the new Doctor and meet the new companions, there a three this time.
This season will have 10 50 minute episodes compared to the usual 13 44 minutes episodes from the previous seasons.
In New Zealand this can be viewed on TVNZ on Demand on the day of release:
See the trailer below for the new season:
And for those who cant accept a female Doctor:
Auckland Armageddon is upcoming this weekend, and unfortunately will be the first time in a number of years that I will not be attending (unless I obtain a press pass again :-p).
Its always a good event for any game / pop culture enthusiast, and usually some good deals to be had.
I have been watching this on Netflix really been enjoying it, don’t be put off that it looks like a kids show.
“Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created for Netflix by Guillermo del Toro and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You Productions. It follows the story of James Lake Jr., a teenage boy who finds a mysterious amulet and stumbles across a secret realm inhabited by trolls and other magical creatures. Soon afterward, he and his friends are charged with protecting our world from the dangerous monsters that lurk in the shadows of their small suburban town.”
If you want to go old school give Gargoyles a try:
Rick and Morty are coming back for another 70 episodes!!!!
“I turned myself into a pickle. I’m Pickle Riiiiick”
As a fan of all of the Stargate TV shows I approached this 10 episode web-series with some doubts but also with a open mind.
I have now watched all 10 episodes and can say it is quite watchable but is limited by the lower budget than the rest of the Stargate shows.
It is one of those dreaded prequel series that seem to coming back into vogue at the moment set in 1928 in Egypt, the main characters being Catherine Langford, the daughter of Professor Paul Langford – the person who originally discovered the Stargate.
The first five episode are weaker that the last five with lower production value and the actors finding their feet, the bad guys this time are mostly the Nazi’s who make nice change.
Is this as good as the other Stargate show?….no but it was never meant to be a full on TV show and more a introduction back into the Stargate universe.
Hopefully MGM will hook up with Netflix or some other streaming network and get a new show up and running. I would say this is worth a watch but dont go in with high expectations.
Rating: 5.5 out of 10
When I first saw the trailer for Ready Player One, I was like “wow, this looks cool”, being geek and game related. Steven Speilberg being involved as well, “WOW”.
So I waited… and finally it was released here in NZ last week in time for the Easter break.
Was it worth the wait ?
The CGI, sound, acting were all great, but the story itself was quite messy I felt.
Lets start with the first part of the story, where Wade (the main character) takes part in a race to obtain the first key (of three) – this race does not exist in the book (well, I will admit I’m only about 1/3 the way through). OK, so they decided to make it a bit more exciting and understandable to today’s viewers who wouldn’t understand the “Joust” aspect that was in the book.
From there on, the story was pretty predictable.
However, to me it seemed like there were two teams working on the writing. One was keeping everything “PG” and friendly, and the other was out for some “M” action. So one character would be all happy happy joy joy, then the next scene, the character would be “murder death kill” – there was no consistency across the scenes.
I’ll finish the book as I enjoy this sort of story, but for the movie, I’ll give it 6.5/10.
How did I not know about this….. although, I will admit Im only up to about Season 4 of the original Stargate series….. 😉