So here I am back in a long time with a review. Let's talk about The Orville. Let me foreshadow this by saying that I am a return Trekkie, all the shows, all the movies, even the Enterprise, even the new movies, even TOS. All.
The Orville is actually quite good. Not like the extraordinarily impressive mind, but much better than most of the science fiction that has been put out in the last decade, if not more. It is not for super-realism like The Expanse. It is not for super-science like Orphan Black. He's showing us what it would be like if you put people like you and me on a starship that's capable of the things we've seen on Star Trek since the '60s, and that makes it amazing.
It's basically Star Trek, except with real people. Do you know those other bajillion ships in the Federation that were not equipped with the best and brightest of the fleet? The guys who were still flying with the Excelsior Class ships in the Enterprise-D days? Yes, this is the kind of team you are following on The Orville. And, after all, this makes them infinitely more fun. It's not just satire, or a straight parody, or something, and I'll be damned if episode three does not just handle transgender politics much better than anything else in Hollywood has had. No, they did not run it as if it were Hollywood or if Hollywood would like to handle it. They managed it as if the real people had handled it. It was really amazing.
So, if you like science fiction (not the science fiction parodies), and you like snark, then look at The Orville. Basically it's just some people doing something in space, but doing it like real people do - full of sarcasm and opinions and mistakes that come back to bite them.
If you skipped this show because you saw the name of Seth MacFarlane and you thought it would be Family Guy in space, you're really wrong. ~ SP #theorville #theorvillefox #theorvillereview #reviews #review #scifi #fantascienza #startrek #trek #foxtv #sethmcfarlane #adriennepalicki #spacelastfrontier #tvseries #tvshow #scifiseries