The Orville is an American science fiction drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane that premiered on September 10, 2017, with new episodes to air Thursdays on Fox during the 2017–18 season. Seth MacFarlane stars as Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union’s line of exploratory space vessels whose career took a downturn following his divorce, and who is given the titular ship as his first command, only to discover that his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki), has been assigned to be his First Officer. During the Orville’s first mission, the hostile alien Krill Captain (Joel Swetow) attempt to steal a device that can accelerate time, which has both beneficial and quite dangerous applications.
Being that The Orville is from the same mind that gave us Family Guy I was worried that The Orville was going to be a comedy full of fart jokes and whatnot. However what we got was beautiful sets and a well thought out story wth only a dash of humor where needed. The sets and gorgeous to look at as are the costumes. The story s also top notch, however a couple of spots felt forced in order to advance the story or to provide back story. Over all this was a great episode and I am excited about the rest.