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FedCon 28 | Vortrag | The Orville = Star Trek?

FedCon 28 | Vortrag | The Orville = Star Trek?

How much Star Trek is in the new Fox series The Orville?

The Orville is now in its 2nd season on Fox in the USA. In Germany, the first season was released in summer 2018. Those who love Star Trek will also warm up quickly with this series. But why is that? Is The Orville just a cheap copy of Star Trek?

In the lecture The Orville = Star Trek? Tim Stahlberg analyzes piece by piece the parallels between the two franchises. Commonalities and differences in the overall concept, the stories of individual episodes and characters are examined more closely. Is there more Roddenberry in The Orville than in many other current Star Trek series? Of course, a name must not be omitted: Seth McFarlaine, the creator of the new series. What drives him and what does he want to achieve with The Orville? These questions are asked and of course the fun is not neglected!

Lecturer: Tim Stahlberg
Duration: 45 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
I, Tim Stahlberg, am a long-time Scify fan and FedCon-visitor for many years. I am a student councilor for Economics, Computer Science and English at a vocational school in Baden-Württemberg. In particular the last two subjects in combination make clear, where the journey goes with me. The combination of technology and science with language and literature is particularly attractive for me.

Exactly this combination can also be found in the stories of Star Trek. We have Star Trek, so why now The Orville? And that's where my third subject, Economics, comes in. While in Star Trek economic aspects are largely presented negatively (see Ferengi), the series is produced by the most capitalist country in the world. And what does this topic look like in The Orville? Just about that one could make one's own lecture again!

Sources & additional links for The Orville = Star Trek?:

Twitter (The Orville), Twitter (Star Trek)


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