News Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville

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  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    I made this prediction ages ago:

    Fox will meddle in season 2, ensuring it has as much humour as the pre-release trailers implied.

    (In other news, Orville finally starts this week in the UK! Can't wait!)
     
  2. JD

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    I just want more of what we got in Season 1.
    As for people worried about Disney potentially interefereing in it's content, Disney subsidiaries have been releasing adult oriented content for decades, so I don't really see it being an issue. Hell, Disney (aka Miramax) released pretty much all of Quentin Taratino's movies, so I can't really see The Orville being an issue.
     
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  3. Prax

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    Disney owns stock in approximately 56% of the known universe.
     
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    Good point. Hopefully they'll keep their hands off of what's working, then.
     
  5. Cyrus

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    I wasn't worried about Disney interfering with the content of the show. It' just that they don't have the same history and relationship with Macfarlane that Fox has, so they may not be as supportive and renewals may be harder to achieve. They may also move it to their own network (ABC) though that is probably unlikely.
     
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  6. Serveaux

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    Sadly, it probably couldn't make the cut on one of the erstwhile Big Three. In the context of the performance of Fox's other shows it looks pretty solid for them, for now.
     
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  7. ChasFink

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    As far as a loose story arc, there was just enough of that worked into season 1: Ed & Kelly's breakup (and the reasons for it), Bortus & Klyden's child and relationship troubles, Alara's insecurities, etc. One of the best things about this show is that it's all standalone episodes - flying in the face of the serialization norm in TV today - but that doesn't mean you can't have progress in your characters. The beauty is you don't have to watch every single episode in sequence, but it's good enough that you want to.

    I join in the call for a musical episode. With McFarlane's singing ability and Peter Macon's alleged good voice, I can't see how this can be avoided.
     
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  8. Kai "the spy"

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    Would be especially cool if they could coax Victor Garber back from Broadway to appear in that (hypothetical) musical episode.
     
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  9. Jayson1

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    You know I am also expecting a "Family Guy" crossover at some point but I don't know how they would do it. Perhaps you do one of those, holodeck breaks down and people get trapped in it and the holograms are that of Family Guy characters.

    Jason
     
  10. tharpdevenport

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    Please, no. That sounds like a terrible idea.
     
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  11. JD

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    I'm gonna have to go with hell no, on the Orville/Family Guy crossover.


    Scott Grimes has done some musical numbers as Steve Smith in American Dad, and he had a single, Sunset Blvd., which made it onto the Billboard Charts in 1999.
     
  12. Kai "the spy"

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    I think that would actually go the other way around, The Orville being featured in a cut-away gag on Family Guy.
     
  13. Romulan_spy

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    Imagine if The Orville is actually all in Stewie's head. LOL.
     
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  14. Kai "the spy"

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    Or maybe Brian gets hired as a writer on The Orville.
     
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  15. Serveaux

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    I very much doubt that Fox has any interest in meddling with this series, at all.

    One might have noticed that they did a bit of a course correction on their promotion of the series about halfway through the series, focusing more on the adventure aspect of it than before.
     
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  16. The Wormhole

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    I kind of expect a some point a Family Guy cutaway gag to be a live action sequence featuring Orville actors in costume, but that's as far as I'd want a crossover to go.
     
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  18. BillJ

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    Definitely excited for season two.
     
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  19. Serveaux

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    Mike Okuda identifies himself as an Orville fan. :D
     
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  20. Owain Taggart

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    And maybe that's the episode Patrick Stewart could show up in given his broadway history ;)

    Admittedly, I think it would also be funny if the Orville went to a planet where everyone speaks in a Shakespearean dialect :D
     
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