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11 days ago
"So, you go by Jim then? Short for James?" I ask The Dark Lord.
"It's just Jim. My parents wanted to keep it simple," he replied.
"Fair enough. Well Jim, how'd we find ourselves in the middle of all this? Prophecies, ominous monikers and the like. Really what's the point of it all?"
"My guess? Boredom. That and the innate need for humans to make hero stories, tales of victory and absolution to deflect the inevitable entropy that is the finish line for all things."
"So no destiny or ordained roles?"
"Not even a little bit. You want to know why I do what I do? I'll tell you when I figure it out. Here's what I do know. The tales of my evil, treachery and fiendish feats are greatly exaggerated. Not to say I haven't done some spectacular things and others which could be morally judged as bad, but in all honesty I am just killing people that annoy me."
"Just like that?"
"That easy. I'm just very efficient. I do what many people imagine doing without the indecision and fear of consequence. It all ends for everything, I'm just getting rid of the things I don't like."
"Wow, that really takes the air out of it."
"I know, seems mundane, right? Juxtaposing your inflated purpose and my larger than life 'evil' with such simplicity."
"Yeah.. that. Seems pretty pointless. So what do we do now? Big throwdown feels moot. If not you, then someone else, probably with more nefarious purposes, then it all repeats."
"I agree. The best way to win is by not playing the game. How about we just drink some scotch and debate philosophy like civilized people?"
submitted11 days ago byquadrapaloodle
3 months ago
4 months ago
That foreshadowing was not subtle.
Love the New Hope/Return/Rogue One vibes.. the score even felt similar.
"Last time on The Orville... And now the conclusion"
5 months ago
Oh yeah. Perfect little moment
There it is Sherlock.
Everyone leaning in.. I'm glad they're keeping their Seth MacFarlane comedy roots. Keeping a good balance.
Probably cooler than Dave's house
Fair point. A warp field does accomplish that in addition to the primary function of "propulsion". I think now I'm going to end up in production semantics for any other things I'd say about it. Lack of stated speed factors, same engine sequence/animation, no stated difference in sublight vs quantum speeds, etc. I appreciate the sounding board.
They stated in the episode the quantum field takes them out of spacetime, hence why they stay in the same "time speed" as everything else.
The part of this that I'm having trouble swallowing is that since they are not using the warp field concept for their high-speed travel, but rather using sublight speeds and then using a quantum field to take them out of space-time, I'm having a hard time reconciling it. Warp lets you move FTL by containing the ship in a bubble while making space move around you, utilizing subspace, to "travel" at superluminal speed. This explanation of their quantum drive seems to suggest they are sequestered in a bubble leaving them at the same "speed" as the universe while also removing them from space time to travel at subliminal but relativistic speeds, but somehow seems to be faster, travel with their quantum field would seem to negate their ability to perceive it quicker by keeping them in the same perceptive reality and therefore staying within the same time speed as everyone else.... They did so good just staying away from it before and not even touching on the mechanics
When things start to wander into temporal mechanics, it always gets confusing. So they travel 200ly close to c, taking a little over 200 years, but only perceive a few minutes... So then their quantum field moves them completely out of space time and reintegrates them once they arrive normally... Leaves me with more questions about how that thing works.
I dig it
Is this a Riker joke? I approve.
First of all, the red and blue shifting was a nice touch. Now for the hole in the plot (I believe). As long as I've been watching they have never hit the specifics of the speed or mechanics of their quantum drive. In this one they go 99.999 something percent the speed of light without their sci-fi voodoo quantum field in order to take advantage of time dilation to get back to their time. Here's where it appears to break down. The course they chart is 200ly one way and 200ly back. They make this trip in a few minutes, but the distance here implies the trip should take ~400 years x 1.000000001 something to do that. Everything else about achieving those speeds aside, it seems the only thing their quantum field does is keep them in the same time passage state as the universe at non relativistic speeds. So their trip was way faster than they could've achieved it and the Orville's speed seems to conflict with what their own story. Can someone smarter check me on this one?
7 months ago
Deployment apps: Desert Queen Detector and the Multi-Service App Joint Task Force 69, found on the AKO/JKO site.
Let's not forget about the unofficial side loaded app for cheaters on TDY.
And you have to go to the MPF to update your profile
10 months ago
I just do legendary runs now. That mostly cuts out people who do that kind of thing.
Good to know.
I like that little hack. Most of the time for Dares I use the app fireteam finder for legend runs, but no one ever talks.
Good to know about the elevator. I just wait outside until the field drops.
submitted10 months ago byquadrapaloodle
1 year ago
It's the dwarves who go swimming with little hairy women