The Orville

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The Orville (vt Orville). Fox-TV, premiering Sunday, 10 September 2017. 13 episodes initially scheduled. Seth MacFarlane, "Creator," male lead, co-script with Mark Jackson, executive producer (one of five for first 13 episodes), auteur. Stephen J. Lineweaver, series production design.[1] USA: Fuzzy Door Productions, 20th Century Fox Television et al. (production) / 20th Television (distribution), 2017.[2] Jon Favreau, dir., Episode 1, "Old Wounds" (script by MacFarlane).[3]

The mentioned urination by crew members and presence of a toilet on 'The Orville,' along with the re-invention (finally!) of seatbelts at least for shuttlecraft, marks the show as satire. Note in premiere "Old Wounds" episode enemy Krill combining decorously in their battle-armor costuming the mechanical and the piscine (fish-like). Note also racist, so to speak, robot science officer and neat gizmo device that speeds up within a bubble the passage of time. Key to defeat of Krill is the combination of the time-acceleration device — SPOILER — with a genetically-engineered seed that produces a redwood tree in a few seconds, yielding the image of the destruction of a spaceship by a rapidly-growing plant.

For the "racist" robot, "Isaac, an artificial life-form from Kaylon, a machine society that thinks biological lifeforms are inferior,"[4] cf. and contrast in a few of his moods, Bender on Futurama.


RDE, Initial Compiler, 10/IX17