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The trailer is here.

Very obvious Star Trek parallels, considering it's by self-confessed Star Trek superfan Seth MacFarlane (and someone whom I am surprised someone hasn't gotten around to posting the Fiver for the episodes he was in too). Will be interesting if this goes the way of sci-fi on Fox or succeeds.
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With this one I'm taking a "wait and see" approach. I'm in the minority that's not particularly fond of Galaxy Quest, so I've learned to do so.

Not that I don't like parodies of Trek. I admit that there's plenty to riff on. Steam Trek, Robot Chicken, the Voyager Coronary, that time the Voyager cast was replaced with the Frasier cast, all well and good. But those are one offs (or a string of one offs where "continuity" is always understood to take a back seat). But it sounds like Orville will attempt to tell a story, and that means a continuing plotline, and that means backfilling details that were skipped earlier. And from my coverage of TOS's first season you know how much I HATE backfilling!
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And from my coverage of TOS's first season you know how much I HATE backfilling!
You have very strong opinions on it, I will give you that.
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Well, there's backfilling, and there's backfilling. You know what I mean. The former might require reinterpretation of a line of dialogue or ignoring a computer readout, the latter is a fundamental change. Like uniform or starship design for a time period that we know what their appearances were. Yeah, yeah, dead horses...
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Some of those horses are so dead you're turning the bones to dust.

The Orville looks like it has most of the big stuff worked out, at least.
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It's interesting to see how much Star Trek dedicated blogs are covering The Orville. TrekMovie.com even has an entire section dedicated to it.

Not surprising, given that Mr. Seven of Nine is one of the showrunners along with Seth MacFarlane.
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