The Orville features Seth McFarlane and company attempting to comedically “out-trek” Star Trek. Can The Orville become a new sci-fi touchstone, or is it a crew comprised solely of Red Shirts? Does it hit the lofty heights of the classic parody Galaxy Quest, or is this little more than a fan-film with a huge budget and network airtime? Dion and Quinny have watched the first episode, and now they share some thoughts on whether we’re “boldly going” or just “badly gone”…

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It's got production design that is impressively like Star Trek Next GenStar Trek is absolutely ripe for parody.
It's just not very funnySeth McFarlane's character is almost entirely unlikeable.It has a very confused and uneven tone.
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