When fans of The Orville say that Seth MacFarlane was born to play the starship captain, they might not know how apt they are.
MacFarlane is a die-hard Star Trek fan and brings the love of the franchise to The Orville. As though this was not enough, YouTube channel “TrekGenius News entertainment”
has dug up an old Star Trek fan movie that MacFarlane had made as a teenager.
MacFarlane has reunited the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation in an episode of Family Guy and worked with Patrick Stewart on American Dad! He made a few cameos in 2 episodes from Star Trek: Enterprise.
When promoting The Orville, he spoke about how he wanted this show to fill the void in TV that has been there ever since Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled.
“What’s happened is it’s left open a space that has been relatively unoccupied for a while in the genre,” Macfarlane said. “For me, it’s a space that’s kind of waiting to be filled in this day and age when we’re getting a lot of dystopian science fiction. This is sort of an attempt to fill that void in that genre.”
MacFarlane has managed to rekindle the Star Trek spirit in The Orville.
The Orville will return for its second season on Fox in 2018.