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`The Orville`, a new take on Star Trek

From the comic genius that is Seth MacFarlane comes `The Orville`, a comical take on Star Trek. Seth is more famous for his adult themed cartoons `The Family Guy` and `American Dad`. He`s also the man behind the comic bear TED and was the executive producer for `COSMOS` television series. COSMOS was the updated version of Carl Sagan hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2014.

Its not the first time that a comedy has been influenced by Star Trek, there was galaxy Quest which featured characters who were actors in a science fiction series that were mistaken for real heroes. Unlike Galaxy Quest, this will have the characters as real star travellers, not pretending to be.

There`s no Space Federation, its planetary Union instead. The premise is that Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) has been picked to captain the ship `The Orville`. Ed wasn`t the first choice, he was the only person left. His second in command turns out to be his ex-wife and they don`t get along as the trailer shows. I could just regurgitate everything thats in the trailer but I think its best to sit back, watch and laugh.

Its going to be shown on the FOX network which hopefully it`ll mean it`ll be available on Sky T.V. including Now T.V.



Trailer for the Seth MacFarlane series




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