Star Trek is Back

Star Trek is finally back on TV…in the form of The Orville.  Seth MacFarlane, creator of the shows Family Guy and American Dad, has brought to life a new TV series in the vein of classic Star Trek — and it’s fantastic.

The show is half-serious and half-humorous in a weird way.  Personally I find the humor a bit hit-or-miss.  Sometimes the jokes fall flat and other times I can’t help but burst out with a laugh.  However, the drama is right on target.  Every episode touches on some thought-provoking moral dilemma or ambiguity, which is really what good sci-fi is all about.

If you’re a fan of classic Trek (especially TNG), then you owe it to yourself to check out The Orville.  If you’re not a fan of Seth MacFarlanesque humor, at least try to stomach it for a few episodes because the “Trekkiness” of the more serious parts of the show is worth it.

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I think there’s another non-Star-Trek Star Trek show out right now called Star Trek: Discovery, or something.  Not really sure what that’s all about.  I heard they invented some new aliens and are calling them the Klingons now (ugh).  Maybe I’ll get around to checking that show out some time.  Whatever.

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