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(2017– )

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In the pre-production of the series, Holland Taylor (who plays Jeannie Mercer) tried to convince Seth MacFarlane to invite Gustavo Goulart to the cast. She actually convinced him. But then, MacFarlane noticed that Gustavo Goulart wouldn't match with the appearance of any of the main characters. So he had to pass on.
Several Star Trek actors such as Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula are confirmed to make guest appearances in season 1.
The ship is named after Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers; The brothers successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903.
Seth MacFarlane previously said that he was interested in reviving Star Trek for television. Now the Orville(2017), a not so subtle Star Trek homage, is premiering the same year as Star Trek: Discovery(2017), a Star Trek television revival.
Despite all the technology "borrowed" from Star Trek, there is one major component missing - a transporter.
In the pilot, the Admiral tells Ed Mercer that the Orville "isn't a Heavy Cruiser." Originally, Star Trek's USS Enterprise was designated a "Heavy Cruiser."
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Ed Mercer has a model on his desk of the original 1903 Wright Flyer, first flown by Orville Wright.
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Seth MacFarlane's character is named Ed Mercer; Peter Griffin's ex-girlfriend's name is Gretchen Mercer.
This is Seth MacFarlane's first live action show that he is credited with creating.
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Admiral Halsey (Victor Garber) is also the name of an American fleet admiral in the United States Navy. At the start of the World War 2 in the Pacific In 1943 he was made commander of the Third Fleet, the post he held through the rest of the war. Halsey's flagship early in the war was the U.S.S. Enterprise, which became the inspiration for the starship in "Star Trek".
In the pilot episode, Seth MacFarlene puts a marble in his mouth thinking it is a mint. He then spits the marble out back into the marble jar perfectly. According to MacFarlenes twitter, it only took him three tries to spit the marble perfectly back into the marble jar.
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As was mentioned earlier The Orville is named for Orville Wright. If you pay attention there is a small model of the Wright Flyer on Captain Mercer's desk.
Brian George, who appears in the pilot, played Dr. Julian Bashir's father in an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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The exterior markings for the Orville is, ECV-197 ORVILLE.
When Ed Mercer arrives at his New York City apartment, the lake in the background out the window is Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. Mercer's apartment would be at approximately W 56th and 9th Ave.
The opening title sequence resembles that of "Star Trek: Voyager", with the Orville passing through similar planetary objects, including a dust cloud and a comet, before entering FTL in the final shot.
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Lt. Cmdr . Bortas resembles a Klingon. Bortas was the name of the ship that transported K'mpec in Star Trek :TNG and was also commanded by Duras
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When Star Trek was first introduced to television in 1966, it was set roughly in the year 2266, adding 300 years to the show's debut. When the first episode of The Orville opens a caption reads the year as being 2418, roughly 400 years added to the season's debut.
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The Mercer name is an actual name taken from relatives of Seth and Rachel MacFarlane. The name is often used in other Fuzzy Door Productions, Seth's Company.
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The name "Admiral Halsey" could be a reference to the Paul McCartney song "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", which in turn references the real-life US admiral.
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