Seth MacFarlane Stars In ‘The Orville’, And It Looks Pretty Funny?

Seth MacFarlane Stars In ‘The Orville’, And It Looks Pretty Funny?


Part Galaxy Quest, part Star Trek, Seth MacFarlane and Jon Favreau joins forces for a sci-fi spoof show on Fox.

Clearly drawing influence from Star Trek and channeling Galaxy Quest, ‘The Orville’ is a goofy sci-fi spoof series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. The show is directed by Jon Favreau who effectively launched the Marvel cinematic universe by making Iron Man the success it turned out to be.

The U.S.S. Orville is a standard exploratory spacecraft with a crew comprised of human and aliens facing the dangers of encountering hostile civilisations and regular workplace challenges. Down on his luck Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer catches a break by landing command of the Orville, the only problem? He has to work alongside his bitterly divorced ex-wife.

Hour long episodes will air on Fox each Thursday.

About The Orville | The Orville is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville.



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