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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

Presenting The 44th Annual Saturn Awards Winners

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It was a few short months ago that I shared the nominees for the 44th Annual Saturn Awards. It was my very first time showcasing these particular awards in our narratives but with my continuing to serve up as much of the proper geek stuff in our Pop Culture focuses, this celebration fits right in. The winners were all revealed yesterday so check out who won out in the eyes of the votes in this committee. That’s the folks from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in case you forgot. To make this an easier list to digest, I’ve left the nominees rundown in as well so you can see who won big out of the batch. It’s very likely that some of your favorites won while others did not. Let’s check it out. I’ll come back at the close for a few additional thoughts.


Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release:
WINNER – Black Panther (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Logan (20th Century Fox)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony / Marvel)
Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel / Walt Disney Studios)
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros.)

Best Science Fiction Release:
Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox)
WINNER – Blade Runner 2049 (Warner Bros.)
Life (Columbia Pictures / Sony)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Lucasfilm Ltd. / Walt Disney Studios)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (STX Films / EuropaCorp)
War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox)
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“The Orville” on Fox

“The Orville” is a new space comedy drama created by Seth McFarlane. It airs tonight on Fox, but check your own local listings for exact times in your area.

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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