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Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

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 Captain Ed Mercer (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Klyden (12 episodes, 2017)
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 Steve Newton (12 episodes, 2017)
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Set 400 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.

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Seth MacFarlane previously said that he was interested in reviving Star Trek for television. Now the Orville(2017), a not so subtle Star Trek parody, is premiering the same year as Star Trek: Discovery(2017), a Star Trek television revival. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) See more »

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Well-Directed Sci-Fi Romp With Little To Do
10 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So..why does The Orville exist? 2 reasons: Seth McFarlane saved Fox TV and they owe him a ton of favors, and he wants to make a fun Star Trek esque show in a 21st century full of bleak and dark serials. I happen to agree with Seth: there's been a dearth of optimistic sci-fi since BSG and DS9, and as much as I love Ronald Moore's storytelling, there's nothing wrong with some optimistic and fun sci-fi, even if it is a bit cornball.

And for the most part, The Orville hits the nail on the head. It's pilot is fun and rompy. Has very Star Trek-esque camera pans and that grand space feeling. It's got some great CGI work and good action scenes. The monster-of-the-week plot was predictable but good in that typical villain Star Trek way. The solution in defeating the enemy ship was fairly creative, too.

What's missing? Well....its hollow. So far, the characters are fairly blank slates with nothing interesting attached to them other than some quips and bickering. The pilot did nothing to develop anyone.

To be frank, I don't blame the pilot too much. Star Trek type shows usually have 2 hour long pilots to develop out the scenario and the foundations of the characters. Given the constraints, Seth and co. only focused on developing out the scenario.

For now, I'm cautiously optimistic about the show. This is the only episode written by Seth to my knowledge, with the majority being written by Sci-Fi vets. If that's the case, there's a lot of promise here given the set pieces and action already on display.


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