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'The Orville' Preview: Don't Call It a 'Star Trek' Parody


Blasting onto Fox this Sunday, the hour-long comedy/drama will put Seth MacFarlane in the captain’s chair as he pilots a series that promises to be more than its campy promos suggest.

Possessing the wit of a half-hour sitcom and — as we will hopefully see as the series progresses — the heft of an hourlong drama, Fox’s newbie will certainly have to fight for a spot at the cool kids’ table.

Star Trek did it for a long time, but then they kind of evolved into something different, so it left open that space, that thing that we all used to love so much,” MacFarlane explained.

The actor is attempting to boldly go, and he’s planning to do so by keeping important issues from merely becoming the punch lines to the galaxy’s cheapest jokes.

With practical sets realistic enough to have more than one cast member reaching for the Dramamine and makeup effects worthy of the big screen, the studio appears to be backing MacFarlane’s track record.



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