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  The Orville: The Complete First Season

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 12/5/18

I'm not a huge fan of this show, but it has its moments. It's more of a good scifi show than it is a good comedy show. I figure the only reason that they even have comedy is so that if anyone complains that they're ripping off "Star Trek," they can just say it's a spoof, like "Family Guy."  It's just not very funny, so it doesn't work, for me, as a comedy. I'm a huge fan of "Family Guy," too.

I think the cast does an excellent job, and there's plenty of good action. The characters are very well laid out. Seth McFarlane is excellent as the captain.  If you like scifi, you should definitely check it out. There aren't a lot of good spaceship shows out there now, and most of the ones that are still on the air are kind of depressing. This show is not. Like the original "Star Trek," it puts faith in the future and its fans.

The DVD has many great features for fans of the show. You won't be sorry if you buy the DVD. Any fan of the show should really enjoy it. It would make a great Christmas present, too.

Season 2 returns December 30!


Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents Two Brilliant Series From The Mind Of Seth MacFarlane

“The Orville” The Complete First Season Comes to DVD December 11

Two of Seth MacFarlane’s fan-favorite series arrive on DVD this December from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Family Guy” Season Sixteen will be available on December 4, just in time for the series’ 20th Anniversary in January, while the premiere season of “The Orville will be available on December 11.
From Emmy®* Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” Ted, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), “The Orvilleis a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. The ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship's Captain, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne Palicki (“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, who's assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”), Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”), Halston Sage (Neighbors, Goosebumps), J Lee (“American Dad!,” “The Cleveland Show”), Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today”) and Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”).

*2002, 2016, 2017: Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance; “Family Guy”
2002: Outstanding Music and Lyrics; “Family Guy”
  • “The Orville” at PaleyFest 2018
  • Inside Look
  • Directed By
  • The First Six Missions
  • Designing the Future
  • The Orville” Takes Flight
  • The Science of “The Orville:” Quantum Drive
  • The Science of “The Orville:” Alien Life
  • Crafting Aliens
  • A Better Tomorrow
Street Date:              December 11, 2018           
Screen Format:        Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:                       English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                  English SDH, Spanish, French  
Total Run Time:        Approx. 526 minutes
U.S. Rating:             TV-14
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third-party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, Digital and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets and digital stores throughout the world.

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