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.
A new character has been announced for Overwatch, currently available to play in the PTR (for PC players)
Have played a little bit imagine McCree but with range and can throw dynamite. Very fun so far for those who can actually play DPS.
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:
Blizzard have just announced what is possibly the best new character to Overwatch, Hammond the genetically modified hamster.
He is currently only in the PTR on PC but should soon go live.
I have a quick play with him and he is quite fun, more of a dive type tank who can take some damage.
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:
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
There is a new Lost in Space show now on Netfix, just watched the first episode not too bad so far.
Will give my review once I have watched the other nine episodes.
I don’t really watch eSports but I have really been getting into the watching the first season of the Overwatch League or OWL for short. I highly recommend to give it a go, but be warned after watching these guys in action playing solo queue competitive will be ruined for you.
Below is a brief description from Wikipedia:
The Overwatch League (abbreviated as OWL) is a professional eSports league for the video game Overwatch, developed by Blizzard Entertainment which also oversees the League. The Overwatch League aims to follow the model of traditional North American professional sports, using a set of permanent teams and regular season play, rather than the use of promotion and relegation used commonly in other eSports leagues. Each team franchise is backed by an owner, and players that are signed onto the team are assured a minimum annual salary, benefits, and a portion of winnings and revenue-sharing based on how that team performs in the season.
The League was announced in November 2016, and the first twelve teams were established within a year from that. The first season started regular season play in January 2018, to run through June 2018, followed by post-season playoffs and an All-Star weekend to occur in July. A total prize pool of US$3.5 million is available to teams within the first season.