So last year, Seth McFarland of Family Guy fame wrote a spec script about a bumbling starship captain in a universe that could be straight out of John Scalzi’s Red Shirts. He shows it to Fox, who greenlights it. The Orville is now on Fox’s fall schedule.
Yeah, in less than a year, one fanboy with a network behind him pulls off this…
It looks like the JJ Abrams Trek movies. Meanwhile, over at CBS, Star Trek: Discovery is delayed yet again while CBS and Paramount debate whether the cast should have a gluten-free craft table or to make Jason Isaacs where the Lucius Malfoy wig or whether they should swallow their pride and hire Axanar‘s Alec Peters as a writer. Or maybe they’re delaying again simply because yesterday was Tuesday. Anyway, no one knows when CBS is bringing out a new Star Trek. All we have for a trailer are the outtakes of a JJ Abrams movie’s closing credits. Lovely. By the time this thing airs, the BBC will be announcing Emma Watson as the Fourteenth Doctor.
So we have to go back to the Galaxy Quest well to get a new Star Trek.
Oh, and the only reason Galaxy Quest didn’t beat Seth to the punch was Alan Rickman died. Or was that why Seth created The Orville?