Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Introducing Planetary Union Network: The Orville Fan Podcast

If you've had a chance to listen to the most recent episode of N3rd World, you know that I've fallen in love with The Orville. Go check that out to hear my full thoughts, but the short version is that when I first heard about the show, I wrote it off as not for me. And when the early reviews came out, I felt justified in my dismissing it. Nobody seemed to like the show. But then it finally premiered and the fans got a chance to see it.

Fan response has been very different from the professional critics and one of the loudest of those fans was my pal and N3rd World co-host Dan Taylor. He got me curious about it, so I caught up last week and now I'm totally hooked. I joined Dan and his co-host Joe Quickle on their Planetary Union Podcast this week to talk about The Orville Episode 4: "If the Stars Should Appear."

They were slumming by having me on. Their first couple of guests were people who've actually appeared on the show: Patrick Cox (Justin the Ogre) and Brett Rickaby (the spiny-headed alien from Episode 2). And they've got other awesome people from the show coming later. What I have that those folks don't have though is availability to be there every week, so when Dan and Joe graciously offered me a regular spot on PUN after we recorded, I jumped at it. If you're an Orville fan, you should definitely check out the show. It's gonna be a good one.


Caffeinated Joe said...

Good luck with the new podcast. I honestly do not know how you find the time! As for The Orville, it has been hit or miss for me. I want to like it, but some times it is just ... too much too quick. Give these characters time to grow!

Michael May said...

Hmm. Is there a particular character you think is being rushed? I've enjoyed the pace so far.

Caffeinated Joe said...

Just in general. I feel like we barely know the characters, so scenes like the captain and his first officer/ex in the zoo exhibit have less weight than if we had known them for a year or so.

Michael May said...

I think that's one of the things I like. It's like we're seeing 5th season episodes right off the bat.

Caffeinated Joe said...

But with no investment in these characters. I don't even know them all by name yet.


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