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!