TV Show Review

The Orville (TV Series)

I am a fan of Star Trek.

When I saw this new TV Series made by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane called “The Orville” and it was a Sci-Fi with a comedy twist I was captivated. Surprisingly, though starting slowly the series picks up speed as it progresses, and Season 1 didn’t disappoint as a lighter version of Star Trek. Adding to a familiar space exploration and alien civilization stories, each episode adds some drama due to the tension between the captain and his first officer, who happens to be his former wife.

(from left) Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn; Mark Jackson as Isaac; Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; J. Lee as Lieutenant John LaMarr; Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan