has proved his prowess in writing satire with Family Guy
but he also had serious plans to reboot Star Trek
. Instead, he ended up making a parodied (albeit a bit dramatic) version of the epic space-drama in a new rendition called The Orville
. Just like Star Trek
’s USS Enterprise, MacFarlane’s show deals with the adventures of a space crew in a ship called Orville.
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Having run for two seasons so far, The Orville
doesn’t always fare well with the critics but is gaining a cult following among audience, many of whom are Star Trek
fans themselves. Here are a few facts that you might not about the creation of this space comedy-drama.