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Tonight: “The Orville” Season 2 Premiere on FOX (12/30/2018)

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Back in September, I shared the trailer for the second season of “The Orville” that was shown at the few months prior SDCC. If you missed that for some reason since we do post quite often these days, you might want to click HERE. Tonight the series returns for its second season and will send us into 2019 with some high-flying Science Fiction adventure. Let’s look at the poster, premise and casting once more.

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Premise: The Orville is set on the titular U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory space vessel in the Planetary Union, a 25th-century interstellar alliance of Earth and many other planets.
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Fox’s “The Orville” Season 2 Trailer from SDCC

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Since a lot of my fellow friends in Geek all seem to love this Seth Macfarlane space series “The Orville”, I wanted to lend a little support because we are fans of Science Fiction here on PiercingMetal.com anyway. Now I should mention that this trailer first came to be released back during the Comic Con International: San Diego, but with so many films and television series to support I held back on this one. The show doesn’t air until the end of the year so a few months delay on this trailer seems fine by me. Take a look at what is to come on the shows second season.

Premise: The Orville is set on the titular U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory space vessel in the Planetary Union, a 25th-century interstellar alliance of Earth and many other planets.

The Cast and Characters:
Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn
Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus
Halston Sage as Lieutenant Alara Kitan
J. Lee as Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Commander) John LaMarr
Mark Jackson as Isaac
Jessica Szohr as Talla Keyali
Victor Garber as Admiral Halsey
Chad Coleman as Klyden
Norm Macdonald as the voice of Lieutenant Yaphit
Larry Joe Campbell as Lieutenant Commander
BJ Tanner as Marcus Finn
Kai Wener as Ty Finn
Gavin Lee as Nurse Park
Mike Henry as Dann
Rachael MacFarlane as the voice of the Orville computer
Ron Canada as Admiral Tucker
Kelly Hu as Admiral Ozawa
Chris Johnson as Cassius

There were a lot of guest stars to the previous season if you can trust Wikipedia and here they are all summed up by name: Rob Lowe, Brian George, Jeffrey Tambor, Holland Taylor, Jonathan Adams, Rena Owen, Robert Knepper, Giorgia Whigham, Liam Neeson, Rico E. Anderson, Charlize Theron, James Horan, Michaela McManus, Steven Culp, Brian Thompson, Ralph Garman, Robert Picardo, Molly Hagan, Candice King, John Billingsley, Jason Alexander, Patrick Warburton, Ted Danson, Marina Sirtis

PiercingMetal Thoughts: That trailer sure looked like fun and as you can see, it’s not the kind of slapstick comedy that you might expect from Macfarlane. It’s more like a high-spirited adventure show with the occasional quip. Now I have to admit that I’ve only ever watched the first two episodes and while I enjoyed them, I just had too many other shows on my plate and being recorded by my DVR to lend space to another one. I am pretty close to being a lifelong fan of the “Star Trek” franchise and while this is something different entirely, it sure does capture the vibe of the Original Series and some of The Next Generation. Perhaps I will begin recording the second season and seeing what I can On Demand of the first because many friends have said that they love it. What about you readers? Will you be tuning in this winter for the second go round?

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orville

Tonight: “The Orville” Series Premiere on Fox (9/10/2017)

It was about a month ago that I shared the SDCC Trailer for “The Orville” TV Series and if you didn’t catch that post just click HERE so you are all caught up. That series premieres tonight on Fox at 8pm (but those outside of the NYC metro region will need to check their own listings). The Official Series poster is below and I’ve reprinted the premise and casting for the interested.

The Premise: The Orville is set on the titular U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory vessel 400 years in the future.
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Here’s The Comic-Con 2017 Official Trailer: “The Orville” Season 1

Another trailer that made an appearance during the Comic Con International: San Diego was for this new Science Fiction show called “The Orville”. Its a creation of Seth MacFarlane who is most famously known for both “Family Guy” and “American Dad”.

The Premise: The Orville is set on the titular U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploratory vessel 400 years in the future.

The Cast/Characters:
Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon as Lt. Commander Bortus
Halston Sage as Alara Kitan
J. Lee as John LaMarr
Mark Jackson as Isaac
Chad L. Coleman as Klyden, Bortus’ mate
Norm Macdonald as the voice of Yaphit
Larry Joe Campbell as Steve Newton
Victor Garber as Admiral Halsey
Brian George as Dr. Aronov
Rachael MacFarlane as the voice of the Orville computer
Charlize Theron as Pria Lavesque
Holland Taylor as Jeannie Mercer
Jeffrey Tambor as Ben Mercer
Robert Knepper as Hamelac

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks like it MIGHT be interesting but I am not too sure of how invested I can get in another show because I am already risking running low on DVR space based on The CW Network’s bevy of shows that I’m recording. I love Science Fiction of course but not sure if I really need a half comedy and half dramatic presentation of such a thing. What did you readers think of the trailer? Did it make you curious enough to program your DVR to binge a few episodes? Let me know down in the comments section below.

Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Orville