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  • Blizzard1289

    Staff Consensus

    August 26, 2018 by Blizzard1289

    Hello, fellow Orville fans!

    As we begin moving into the calm autumn season a mere couple months before Season 2's premiere, I believe we should have another community discussion in regards to Wiki policy. In particular, the staff page I have been working on. These policies, if approved, will carefully define all of the privileges, responsibilities, and limitations that are expected of from the Wiki's staff members.

    This consensus is meant to be a community discussion on the suggested policies. While we won't disallow a simple yes or no vote every user has the right to express their opinion on this, no matter how nuance. If there are certain parts of the blueprint one supports but others they oppose, make that heard! This document is open to f…

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  • UnionPointDropout

    This post is intended to catalogue unsorted information about The Orville. This refers to in-universe information or trivia about the show that has not yet been incorporated into any articles.

    Information and trivia about the show's production is inappropriate for this post.


    Ed wears cologne and plucks his eyebrows and "accidentally" touches hands when he wants to woo someone. He attempted this on Kelly in their relationship and later on Darulio. Kelly calls it his "stupid moves."


    Ed and Gordon leave Earth by shuttle at 9:00 AM for the Orville and are nearly arrived at 9:15. (Ed: It's 9:15 in the morning.)

    Ed and Kelly had not seen each other from their divorce until she is picked up from Station 794.

    Bortus says two Krill shuttles land on Epsi…



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  • UnionPointDropout

    In this post, the reactions of the cast and crew to Season 1 ratings and reviews go here. A number of reaction quotes can be found already incorporated into the pages The Orville and Old Wounds. Those quotes will not be added here. Instead, the purpose of this post is posterity, to be a resource for future editors.



    At the New York Comic Con, WithAnAccentTV asked Brannon Braga and David A. Goodman, "What's the feedback been?"

    • Goodman: I mean, the feedback's been great. I think the audience is really responding. Ratings have been great. Fox really did a great job promoting the show so people could find it, which obviously helps. In an environment of 450 television shows, to have Fox behind you is very helpful; but the audience stayed and they're…


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  • UnionPointDropout

    In a series of blog posts, I will place important source material that may be used later but is not currently in use. Material directly relating to The Orville and Star Trek goes here.



    • Showbiz Junkies asks executive producers Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, and Jason Clark how the show draws inspiration from Star Trek without crossing a line:
      • Goodman: "That's a really good question and it's something we talk about all the time, but the thing about it is, Seth created - when people see the pilot - they are going to see this is original. Even though there are influences like every television show on television is influenced by shows that came before it, this show - however much it was influenced by those shows - is its own thing. We created a…


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  • UnionPointDropout

    I believe it is time to create more event pages, such as the Battle Over Epsilon 2, Raid of Chara 3, Battle over Kastra 4, Krill Attack on Rana 3, Capture of the Yakar, etc...

    This will allow us to write more concise, appropriate articles for characters that can link to the main event page for more details. This change will put us in line with other major Wikias, and better prepare us for Season 2.

    I open this up to comments in the hopes that a Consensus will be created----either in favor or against this proposal.

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  • UnionPointDropout

    The Orville interviews are informational discussions with cast and staff behind the production of the show The Orville. Interviews can consist of simple round table discussions or more in-depth conversations between an interviewer and the subject. "Incorporation?" answers the question of whether the interview's information has been incorporated into the Wiki. I air on the side of caution, so some of these interviews may have been incorporated already. 




    Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
    Mike Seymour (fxguide) Rob Legato (model supervisor), Glenn Derry (The Fox VFX Lab) April 6, 2017 Link Yes

    Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
    Heather W. Flemmons (Life in Minnesota) Sean Cook (Derek Ashton) May 11 Link Yes
    Inside Edition S…







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  • UnionPointDropout

    First, to all who have helped on this Wiki, I want to say thank you. As we head into the wonderful summer, we still have pages to edit and material to add, but thankfully we are starting to round third base here and slide into home. Of course, our good work is never truly finished, but we've come a heck of a long way since this show first premiered and you have yourselves to thank.

    Moving along, I wanted to pose this idea to the larger community: What would you think about a page devoted to the connection of Star Trek with the Orville? Seth MacFarlane and others have explicitly said that the show is meant as an homage, but there's more to say. There are several categories of Star Trek information we should document:

    1. References to older Star …
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  • UnionPointDropout

    Finally

    With the publication of my edits to Old Wounds, I have gone through all episode of Season 1. When I started on this project back in late December, I never imagined it would take this long.

    The pages of each of the episodes of the first season have been rounded out with information in each of the major categories. Of course, as new information is discovered and new fans come along with important things to say, the pages will continue to be fleshed out. The work will never "end," only get better and better as time goes on.

    That being said, I feel like the community reached a milestone tonight. Now we can focus on completing the remaining main cast pages.

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  • Blizzard1289

    Hello, fellow Orville fans!

    I have just finished writing up a draft for proposed General Guidelines that can be implemented on the Wiki!

    Anyone in the community can give the link above a read and express their opinions on it.

    It is important to understand that this is not a simple yes or no vote. This Consensus is meant to highlight an full fledged discussion on all aspects of the suggested policies. If there are certain areas one agrees with and others they think are less so that is an entirely legitimate point to stand by. Or if someone simply likes/dislikes the entire blueprint as a whole that is also acceptable position.

    Even if this is supported there can be follow up discussions if something needs to added, redacted, certain policies are…

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  • UnionPointDropout

    I'm sure the more ardent fans among you are already aware, but a book on The Orville has been released: The World of the Orville. I haven't had a chance to pick up a copy yet, but I've read a number of pages from scans and it looks fantastic.

    The book is officially licensed. That means the information inside comes from the creators of the show themselves, and has the weight of canon. 

    That's great news because we are likely at the cusp of a major information overhaul. Judging from the comments from those who own the book, a great many details regarding the ship and the characters are found within. We are going to need to update all of the pages.

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  • Blizzard1289


    As of yesterday, The Orville Wiki has an official twitter page! It will be operated mostly by myself, and will be our platform to highlight featured articles on the Wiki, retweet important news regarding the show, and to interact one on one with the community that helped make The Orville so amazing.

    If you have a Twitter Account, feel free to follow us @Orville_Wikia or tweet #TheOrvilleWiki. Outside the Twittersphere, my Message Board is always open to proposals on what should be posted, any user has the right to make suggestions.

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  • UnionPointDropout

    Good news, Orvillains. The show was just nominated by the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards for Best Special Makeup Effects in Television .

    Personally, I think the work of Howard Berger and the rest of the make-up team was simply amazing, so they should have this award locked up. (But I'm a little biased.) 

    Of course, now we need to create a template for awards!

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  • Blizzard1289

    Hello fellow Orville fans!

    As some might be aware I've spent the last couple of months writing a blueprint for the Wiki's Manual of Style. Recently it's been completed and now the decision to actually implement this as our first official policy falls upon you, the community, to decide.

    Feel free to read what's written and discuss it within this blogs comment section. On this Wiki we value dialogue and thoughtful action over a simple support/oppose vote. We aren't Sargas 4, there are many more options than just an up or down vote. If there are sections or policies stated in the article that one either doesn't think would benefit our community or doesn't fully understand, do not hesitate to speak your mind and voice your opinion on the matter,…

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  • JD Bigs

    Discord

    October 13, 2017 by JD Bigs
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  • Love Robin

    USS Wilbur?

    October 1, 2017 by Love Robin

    The concept of the USS Wilbur, a sister (or "brother") ship to the Orville, named for the other Wright Brother, was first suggested among some of the online reviewers.

    The suggested idea is for the Wilbur to be crewed by a more competent crew to act as the Orville Crew's foil.

    What ideas would you like to see for the USS Wilbur?

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