The Orville is a sci fi show heavily inspired by the likes of Star Trek with humorous flourishes like Galaxy Quest. It's set in the 25th century aboard the Planetary Union ship the USS Orville. Starring Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, Captain of the Orville. Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson, the first officer of the Orville and Ed Mercer's ex-wife. Former Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actress Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn, as the Chief Medical Officer on the Orville. Scott Grimes as Lt. Gordon Malloy, the helmsman of the Orville and Mercer's best friend. Peter Macon as Lt. Commander Bortus, the second officer aboard the U.S.S. Orville. Halston Sage as Lt. Alara Kitan, the Orville's 23-year-old Chief of Security. J. Lee as Lt. John LaMarr, the navigator of the Orville. And Mark Jackson as the voice of Isaac, the Orville's Science and Engineering Officer.
As I've mentioned in other threads, This series is essentially a more lighthearted humorous spin on the classic Star Trek formula however It's also not afraid to take risks and discuss topical issues like Star Trek does. So it's nice to see The Orville is more than just a comedic spin on Star Trek tropes and shows it's more than willing to sink it's teeth into something a little more serious without having to sacrifice much. I highly recommend the the show to anyone who hasn't watched it yet or people on the fence about watching it.
It's on Thursdays on Fox at 9:00 P.M.
Happy Arbor Day. ;)
I like that they explore issues, I like that it's not just space battle after space battle, and I like the general positive energy I get from the show.
Also I really have to point out, The music for this show is great. It's got that classic 90's Trek bombastic and sweeping orchestral score. I love it. Last night's episode evoked Jerry Goldsmith's music for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I really hope a soundtrack for this series gets released. I'd listen to it in a heartbeat. :)
Relentless dark stuff is the disease; Orville is the cure. ;)
It's his love letter to ST.
Alone for this I love this show. I love Seth anyway.
Orville's future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.
Oh yes! I read that recently, It blew my mind so I'm happy they are using practical effects as well as digital. It looks flawless. :-bd
Are you from the UK mate?
Seth obviously loves ST.
Orville knocks STD out on all levels.
This is already becoming my favourite show of this decade.
Archer started 2009 he he....
Just had the craziest though! They have to make an Orville Archer episode!!!
Yeah, I almost fell off my sofa... ;)
I haven't been that surprised by TV in a long time. :))