I was so much younger back in December 2017, when I wrote my review for the first season of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville. Back then, I spent a lot of time comparing it to the latest entry in the official Trek universe, Star Trek: Discovery. I can see clearly now that this approach was misguided. […]Read more "The Orville: Season 2 — a review"
Finally. After writing three midseason reviews in a row about shows that have disappointed me this year, I get to write about the first season of The Orville, which was a series—frankly—that I didn’t expect to like before I began watching it. I’m not burying the lead here: I actually love this series, and am […]Read more "The Orville: Season 1: a review"
After reading dozens of reviews of “Old Wounds,” the pilot episode of Fox’s The Orville, I revisited my own review. I had been afraid that I had been too harsh. Compared to many that I read, my review was a glowing one. I hope that MacFarlane and his cast don’t read the reviews. Nothing breeds […]Read more "The Orville Revisited: Episode 1.2 “Command Performance”"
I just watched the first episode of Seth MacFarlane’s new science-fiction comedy The Orville. It wasn’t exactly what I expected. I was expecting a spoof of Star Trek (with perhaps some Star Wars and other science fiction properties thrown into the mix) along the lines of Galaxy Quest or Spaceballs. Or, maybe, something like Hitchhiker’s […]Read more "The Orville: Pilot Episode “Old Wounds”: a review"