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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 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?

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