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Commander Kelly Grayson
Lieutenant John Lamarr
Lieutenant Gordon Malloy
Lieutenant Commander Bortus
Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan
Dr. Claire Finn
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The Orville is trying so hard not to be so many things, it isn't fully any one thing. Which makes it, officially, the strangest misfire of the fall TV season.
The only unique sounds made by "The Orville" are things we wish we'd never heard.
As both series lead and showrunner, MacFarlane has nobody to rein in his worst impulses or augment his considerable talents. The Orville has potential but the show -- and he -- first need to get out of their own ways.
Let's just say that this is not a frontier we're interested in exploring any further.
The Orville needs considerable work to accomplish whatever it wants to be -- assuming that MacFarlane and company even have that answer.
The third episode, despite its good intentions and even being clearly better than the pilot, fails to completely redeem the series. [Full Review in Spanish]
Overall, the show is entertaining, and it's a great look at how we view our favorite sci-fi shows-and how we can make them feel fresh in the modern age.
There's something both weighty and rewarding about seeing a generally lighthearted show on network TV wrestle with topics that other shows pointedly ignore. Plus, sometimes there are Billy Joel songs.
MacFarlane isn't trying to go where no man has gone before, he is instead attempting to recapture what we loved about previous Star Trek shows. The Orville is throwback television done exceptionally.
A purposeless piece of Star Trek fan fiction that almost entirely has to exist to keep the talent in question happy regardless of what actually shows up on screen.
At the very least, The Orville is worth a little more time and inspection to see if MacFarlane has anything interesting to say.
Audience Reviews for The Orville: Season 1
5d agoThis Star Trek inspired show is way better then any new Star Trek. I'd recommend this show to people who love TNG.
Jan 12, 2021The best show I have seen in the last 20 years. So addictive and great writing
Jan 10, 2021Way more Star Treky than ST Discovery. Fun, fun, more fun and pretty good stories. Perfect acting. Easy watching.
Jan 10, 2021The Orville is a comedy version of Star Trek. It's very funny, but it doesn't only have jokes. It also deals with serious, real-world topics in a mature way.
Jan 10, 2021This show is the true inheritor of the star trek legacy. Bin and the kurtsman trek and just watch this instead
Dec 22, 2020This was a surprise. Like most people, I expected a parody rife with slapstick. Instead, it was an earnest copycat of TNG, just with anachronistic pop culture gags. If you yearn for those episodic high-concept TNG days, this is actually a much more satisfying "Trek" than the grittier and legitimate, Discovery.
Dec 16, 2020Very Good Star Trek drama
Nov 23, 2020Great show, a comedy with the true spirit of a Star Trek product
Nov 18, 2020Ok c'è la parte comica che può non piacere ma è lo show di fantascienza migliore degli ultimi 10 anni!
Nov 10, 2020Not just good comedy, this is excellent SCI-FI. This embodies Star Trek infinitely better than anything current Trek could ever hope for. An absolute must-see for TNG fans in particular, in my humble opinion. It started off as a goof, yes, but it evolved into top-notch TV Sci-Fi in a completely unexpected way. Character development, philosophical themes, gorgeous special effects, the depiction of an utopian human future society just like Gene Roddenberry had envisioned (which Discovery and especially Picard utterly failed at), The Orville has it all and does it all masterfully. Second only to The Expanse as the best Sci-Fi currently on TV.