News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Seth MacFarlane ("Family Guy", "Ted") is doing a yet untitled scifi "dramedy" show (live action, not animation) for FOX. He'll star himself as the captain of the starship Orville, Adrianne Palicki ("Agents of SHIELD") will play his first officer, who's also his ex-wife. The pilot will be directed by Jon Favreau.

    CBR|Favreau To Direct Seth MacFarlane's Space Dramedy Pilot

    The plan is for a 13-episode season to begin production in January to be aired during the 2017/18 TV season.
     
  2. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    You lost me at Seth MacFarlane. Pity because I like Jon Farveau and Adrianne Palicki.
     
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  3. Guy Gardener

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    Maybe you should have said "Former Enterprise Actor" instead of using his name?

     
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  4. Mr. Adventure

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    They should just leave the title as "Space Dramedy".
     
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  5. 1001001

    1001001 Boorish Jackass Moderator

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    I'll give that a try.

    :techman:
     
  6. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Family Guy lost me a while ago, but I do like most of McFarlane's other stuff, so I'll keeping an eye on this. I was actually kinding of hoping McFalane would be involved with Star Trek: Destiny since he's a big Trekkie, but this could make up for that. After the Iron Mans, Revolution and Jungle Book I'm a big Favreau fan too, so his involvement also helps.
     
  7. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

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    I like Seth McFarlane except when he's in front of the camera.
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    So basically an obvious Star Trek parody with raunchy humour and a lot of random "you remember when...?" flashbacks throughout each episode?

    Meh, while I have not been enthusiastic about MacFarlane's work for years now, I'm not completely turned off this idea yet. But if it really does turn out to be just a live action Family Guy in space, I don't see it lasting.
     
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  9. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Space Dromedary.
     
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  10. Mr. Adventure

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    We don't know yet if there will be any humping in this show.
     
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  11. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    It's written by Seth MacFarlane. Of course there will be.
     
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  12. Skywalker

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    Seth MacFarlane has his moments. I'll probably at least check out the first episode.
     
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    gblews Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Same for me. Do also like the Captain/x-wife Ist officer, as well.
     
  15. Hugo Rune

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    Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope

    Hugo - aaand, nope
     
  16. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Unfortunately, it sounds like it'll be a US version of Hyperdrive.
     
  17. ElimParra

    ElimParra Screaming Firehawk Admiral

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    I'll probably check out the first episode.
     
  18. Vorpal_Blade

    Vorpal_Blade Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Not exactly thrilled about Seth McFarland these days but I will probably check it out.
     
  19. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

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    McFarland's one of the more talented people in Hollywood who actually give a crap about spiffy stuff, so this should be interesting.
     
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  20. Richard Baker

    Richard Baker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I will give it a try- I like the weird blend of scifi, humor, parody and sex- 'Tripping the Rift' was fun.
    Not too sure about the live action