But I decided to check it out... we needed a new space-faring series that might be OK to watch.
The series cast includes Seth MacFarlane (show creator), Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee and Mark Jackson. They've had some great guest stars like Norm MacDonald and Charlize Theron.
Then there are things like when the ship had a space-clown terrorizing the ship. I say no more on that one.
Aside from space-clowns, it turns out that they've rounded out the show with serious story lines peppered with a bit of crass or silly humor spots. But overall, The Orville is like Star Trek, but peppered with real-life complexities and problems, dealt with stupid and smart reactions. I mean, come on, the captain's first officer is his ex-wife, whom he left because she was cheating on him. One of the ship's crew members is a pile of oozing sludge, another, a mechanized humanoid from a species of the same and other interesting different races on the ship.
It makes for interesting moments and perspectives.
The show has events that take place that can impact latter episodes, but you don't need to watch the entire series to watch the latter episodes and be brought up to speed on past events when they become relevant.
You'll never hear in Star Trek the navigator say "hang on to your asses" or while being chased by a giant space spider, a crewman yelling, "I quit working on this ship!" while running from it. It's stuff like this that makes this more fun or real than Trek, if you can call it that.
If you're daring enough!
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