Season 2 of both Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville are just weeks away. KMO talks to JP of Egotastic Funtime about both shows and why it is that The Orville feels so much more like Star Trek than the official offering from CBS, the legal owners of the Star Trek IP. They also discuss YouTube as a means for independent content creators to distribute their content and as a way for corporations to create a simulacrum of grassroots supports for their products.
KMO welcomes JP, host of Talking the Orville on the Egotastic FunTime YouTube channel to the C-Realm to talk about The Orville, Star Trek Discovery and Black Mirror. In addition to jawing about their current favorite Trek-style shows, they also talk about comedy and trying to make a living as an independent content creator.
In this solo romp, KMO geeks out on pop media; specifically The Orville and Rick & Morty, but of course he does it in a way that pits the Doomer and Techno-utopian worldviews against one another. Both groups have people exercising intellectual honesty, and both groups host hucksters and those who insulate themselves from data which contradicts their favored conclusions. KMO describes a chart he has in mind to illustrate what he's talking about.