The Orville Trailer
The Orville. Source: Collider

FOX have released the first trailer for The Orville, a TV spoof of Star Trek starring Seth McFarlane.

Love Stark Trek? Well luckily for you, FOX are releasing the very first ever Star Trek spoof! (Except for FuturamaGalaxy Quest, Saturday Night Live, and a million others). That’s right, this new sci-fi comedy will feature Spock McFarlane as captain of a brand new space ship. Hooray!

I’m aware that all sounded a little sarcastic, but I only half meant it. From the trailer, this actually looks kind of cool. As controversial as he is, I personally find Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane a pretty funny dude. And there is a reason Star Trek keeps getting parodied: It’s fucking funny.

The Orville’s plot…

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What a sexy sci-fi crew. Source: Collider.

The Orville is a one-hour long TV series set 400 years in the future. It revolves around the adventures of a funky spaceship and its crew as they travel the universe, dealing with the quirky workplace problems that come from having a crew composed of aliens and humans from different planets all on the one ship.

This is made all the more tricky by the fact that Seth MacFarlane, playing Ed Mercer, is forced to work with his ex-wife Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki of Agents of SHIELD) as his First Officer. Not only do they now have to work together to defeat the dangers of outer space, but they also need to overcome the shit storm that was their past relationship. And that’s a pretty funny premise.

Who is in the cast of The Orville?

In terms of the rest of the crew, it all looks pretty promising. We’ve got Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes), who is a talented pilot who hates anyone with more power than him. There’s Dr. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), an amazing young doctor. Bortus (Peter Macon) is an alien from a single-sex species. Isaac (Mark Jackson) is a robot who believes all biological creatures, including aliens, are inferior. Then there’s the security officer Alara Kitan (Halston Sage) who’s got super strength. And finally there’s the hilarious looking Yaphit, an alien creature who looks like he’s made out of jelly.

So there you have it!

Are you looking forward to The Orville? Or do you hate Seth McFarlane with all your heart, especially when he isn’t voicing cartoon people and you actually have to see his face? The trailer is half-filled with the lamest jokes ever invented, so we’re not really sure where this one will go. Let us know your thoughts!

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