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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

14 September 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Orville’ Wouldn’t Be Such a Critical Failure If It Were a Half-Hour Comedy

14 September 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fact that the new Fox series “The Orville” is an hour-long “space adventure,” not a half-hour sitcom, has proven to be a major surprise for fans of creator Seth MacFarlane.

It makes sense, given that he’s best known for the hundreds of episodes of animated comedy he’s produced since the launch of “Family Guy” in 1999. In addition, there’s much of the show’s marketing: Looking back at the original trailer presented during the Fox upfronts, from the music choices and the punchline-heavy editing to the tagline “the universe has a crew loose,” it’s easy to see why people still seem to think the series is a half-hour comedy.

Of course, as viewers now know, “The Orville” is twice the length and nowhere near as funny as expected. Instead, the freshman drama aims to create a new spin on classic science fiction series like “Star Trek” — and not that successfully. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Wrath of Khan’ Director Nicholas Meyer: ‘Art Is A Dictatorship,’ but Without Fans, There’s No ‘Star Trek’

8 September 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The director of “Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan,” which many consider to be the best “Star Trek” movie of all time, thinks the best “Star Trek” movie of all time is the 2000 film “Galaxy Quest.”

“I think in a way that’s a perfect movie,” Nicholas Meyer told IndieWire. “Because it satirizes aspects of it but it also delivers on it. You know, that’s the three hat trick.”

In addition, the 2000 film is about the former cast of a “Trek”-esque show meeting a group of alien fans so intense in their devotion they actually made the show into a reality. At its core, “Galaxy Quest” is a celebration of the fandom that surrounds “Star Trek,” which from Meyer’s point of view is what has sustained the franchise over the decades. “Without the fans, the show is nowhere, it would never have been revived, it would never have come back, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt

8 September 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The best way to describe “The Orville” is “What would happen if a guy who spent years writing animated dick jokes for television got the opportunity to make his own ‘Star Trek’? Oh, and what if his parent network gave him millions to make that happen?” It is a show that will be baffling for people who have never seen an episode of “Star Trek.” And for fans of the franchise, who know intimately how a “Trek” series feels, it will be downright disturbing.

The Orville” chronicles the adventures of Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and the loyal crew of the U.S.S. Orville (seriously, it uses the prefix U.S.S.) as they soar through space on some unexplained exploratory mission in the far distant future. There are humans, and there are good aliens, some of whom are crew members, and there are bad aliens, who get fought in space battles. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Orville’ Review: Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off is Creatively, Morally, and Ethically Bankrupt

8 September 2017 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The best way to describe “The Orville” is “What would happen if a guy who spent years writing animated dick jokes for television got the opportunity to make his own ‘Star Trek’? Oh, and what if his parent network gave him millions to make that happen?” It is a show that will be baffling for people who have never seen an episode of “Star Trek.” And for fans of the franchise, who know intimately how a “Trek” series feels, it will be downright disturbing.

The Orville” chronicles the adventures of Captain Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and the loyal crew of the U.S.S. Orville (seriously, it uses the prefix U.S.S.) as they soar through space on some unexplained exploratory mission in the far distant future. There are humans, and there are good aliens, some of whom are crew members, and there are bad aliens, who get fought in space battles. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Orville’ Pilot Review

7 September 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

The Orville‘ is a show that I was pretty excited to watch. Upon hearing about the idea of the series, I was immediately hooked just by it’s concept alone. A show that parodies, but one that also pays homage to other science fiction canon of the past? Count me in. Throw in a large serving of Seth McFarlane‘s comedic style, and you have a recipe for either complete success or utter disaster, depending on your view of McFarlane’s body of work. Personally, I’ve never really had a problem with McFarlane’s style of comedy itself – I actually think it’s very clever –  It’s the fact that he tends to repeat himself more than he should. Luckily, ‘The Orville‘ is not only his first live action show and first role as a leading man, so it provides the writer/director/producer with some fresh material to work with on many levels, »

- Taylor Salan

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TVLine Items: Cara Delevingne's TV Gig, Justice Alum Visits P.D. and More

31 August 2017 1:35 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Cara Delevingne is going full-on pixie for Amazon’s Carnival Row.

The supermodel/Suicide Squad actress will star opposite Orlando Bloom in the fantasy noir drama, from writer/producer Rene Echevarria (Teen Wolf, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

RelatedAmazon’s Galaxy Quest Revival Finds New Life With Writer Paul Scheer

The eight-episode series is set in a neo-Victorian city, where mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered. As tensions simmer between citizens and the immigrant population, Bloom’s police inspector risks everything to solve the murder of a faerie showgirl on the titular Carnival Row. Delevingne will play Vignette Stonemoss, »

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August 29th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Slayer, Amsterdamned, The Man With Two Brains

28 August 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

August’s home entertainment releases are going out in a blaze of glory, as we have a bunch of great titles coming our way on August 29th, including a handful of cult classics such as The Man with Two Brains, The Manster, Amsterdamned, Vicious Lips, and a two-disc special edition set for The Slayer from Arrow Video.

As far as recent horror titles go, be sure to keep an eye out for Demon, Inconceivable, Timebomb, The Hollow One, The Evil in Us, and Safe Inside. Warner Bros. put together a quad pack Blu-ray set featuring four Stephen King classics (It, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Cat’s Eye) undoubtedly to get everyone ready for Pennywise next month, and Paramount is keeping busy with several Blu-ray re-releases, including Clue, The Addams Family, and Galaxy Quest.

Amsterdamned (Blue Underground, Blu/DVD Combo)

The Danger Lies Just Below the SurfaceDown »

- Heather Wixson

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Fleabag Renewed for Season 2, Won't Premiere Until 2019

25 August 2017 6:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Though she may now hang with the infamous Han Solo, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has more Fleabag tales to tell.

Nearly a year after the dark comedy’s premiere, Amazon and BBC have renewed Fleabag for a second season, to again be written by and star Waller-Bridge, on whose award-winning play the series is based.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

Season 2 won’t arrive on Amazon until 2019, however, as Waller-Bridge has been busy filming the Star Wars franchise’s untitled young Han Solo film and showrunning BBC America’s upcoming 2018 drama, Killing Eve.

RelatedDavid Tennant, Michael Sheen »

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Orlando Bloom Drama Carnival Row Ordered to Series at Amazon

25 August 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Perhaps a pirate’s life is no longer for Orlando Bloom?

In his first major TV role, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is set to executive-produce and star in Carnival Row, a fantasy drama picked up straight-to-series at Amazon.

RelatedAmazon’s Galaxy Quest Revival Finds New Life With Writer Paul Scheer

The eight-episode drama is a “fantasy noir set in a neo-Victorian city. Mythical creatures fleeing their war-torn homeland have gathered in the city, and tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population.” Bloom is set to play Rycroft Philostrate, a police inspector who risks everything to »

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Transparent Renewed for Season 5

24 August 2017 6:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Let there be (more Judith) Light: Amazon has commissioned a fifth season of Transparent. The renewal comes a full month ahead of the acclaimed dramedy’s fourth season premiere.

RelatedCable/Streaming Scorecard: What’s Renewed? What’s Cancelled?

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series will continue with its original cast — including Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development), Judith Light (Dallas), Gaby Hoffmann (Girls), Amy Landecker (Louie) and Jay Duplass (Togetherness) — intact. Series creator Jill Soloway will also remain on board as an executive producer.

“Over the past few seasons the Pfeffermans have gone across the world, back in time and made many, »

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Galaxy Quest: Amazon TV Series Project Gets a New Writer

21 August 2017 9:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Galaxy Quest has a new scribe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fresh Off the Boat star Paul Scheer will take over as writer for the Amazon TV show.Based on the 1999 film, the comedy "centered on the cast of a canceled, beloved sci-fi show that was forced to reunite to save the planet after aliens believe their show was real." The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, and Sam Rockwell.Read More… »

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Amazon’s Galaxy Quest TV series back on track with new writer

20 August 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having put its plans for a TV revival of the cult 1999 comedy Galaxy Quest on hold following the death of Alan Rickman, it seems that Amazon is once again turning its attention to the planned small screen series.

According to THR, writer, actor and comedian Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist) has signed on to pen the script for the show, taking over from Robert Gordon, the writer of the original movie.

At this point, it is unclear whether Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot remains on board, nor whether cast members such as Tim Allen, Sigourney WeaverTony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni are set to return.

Galaxy Quest followed the cast of a defunct Star Trek-style TV show, who find themselves wrapped up in an intergalactic conflict when they are visited by aliens who believe the show to be a documentary. »

- Gary Collinson

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The ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Show Has Been Revived

20 August 2017 3:13 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

The ‘Galaxy Quest‘ TV revival is back in development. When we first heard that the beloved sci-fi parody would be getting a revival via Amazon Studios, fans of the original ‘Galaxy Quest‘ (including myself) seemed thrilled to return to the universe. Then, in early 2016, Alan Rickman tragically passed away, completely halting the project for some time.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the series has once again begun development, with Paul Scheer (‘The League‘) set to write a new draft of the film to TV revival. Before Rickman’s unfortunate death, the idea was to bring back most of the original cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell. Then according to Rockwell, things just fell apart:

“We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available — he ha[d] [Last Man Standing] — and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, »

- Taylor Salan

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Theater Chains Are Accelerating The Death Of Movie Industry -- The Lrm Weekend

18 August 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

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Daily Podcast: Kyle Newman Discusses The Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie & Star Wars: The Last Jedi Predictions

18 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

On the August 18, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Ben Pearson and Brad Oman join Peter Sciretta to discuss the Galaxy Quest tv show news, and in the feature presentation we are joined by filmmaker and Star Wars fanatic Kyle Newman (Fanboys, Barely Lethal) to discuss the big news that Disney is developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and in the Mail Bag we answer a question […]

The post Daily Podcast: Kyle Newman Discusses The Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie & Star Wars: The Last Jedi Predictions appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Galaxy Quest TV series back in the works at Amazon

18 August 2017 1:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Aug 18, 2017

Amazon have re-started their efforts to bring Galaxy Quest to the small screen, with the help of comedian Paul Scheer...

It looks like there might be more historical documents for strange alien races to study after all.

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THR are reporting that the long-gestating Galaxy Quest TV series has started moving forward again, with The League's Paul Scheer taking over writing duties from Robert Gordon, who wrote the 1999 film and was originally due to develop the series for Amazon.

Last year, it was revealed that the show had been put on the backburner after Alan Rickman passed away.

"We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn't available — he ha[d] [Last Man Standing] — and everybody's schedule was all weird," said Galaxy Quest's not-so-expendable star »

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Film & TV News: The Jetsons, Galaxy Quest, Obi-wan Kenobi Standalone Film In The Works

17 August 2017 4:14 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Jetsons, Galaxy Quest, Obi-Wan Kenobi, And Other Film And TV News The Jetsons, Galaxy Quest, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other films and TV shows have made recent production news. These productions come from studios based primarily in the United States. The production information within is subject to change. Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-production has started on a proposed Star Wars [...]

Continue reading: Film & TV News: The Jetsons, Galaxy Quest, Obi-wan Kenobi Standalone Film In The Works »

- Reggie Peralta

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Galaxy Quest TV Show Finally Moving Ahead

17 August 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-touted Galaxy Quest TV series from Amazon looks to be finally going places. The small screen sequel to the cult favourite 1999 sci-fi comedy movie of the same name has been talked about for a while, but due to various hiccups, it’s never progressed very far. Until now, that is.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed today that Paul Scheer has been appointed as the series’ showrunner, while the movie’s writer, Robert Gordon, is on hand to exec produce. From what we understand, the project will provide a new, fresh take on the cult film, though it’s unclear whether any of the original stars will be returning.

For those unfamiliar, Galaxy Quest was a loving, very meta pastiche of Star Trek and sci-fi fandom as a whole. It featured an amazing cast, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell, as a bunch of »

- Christian Bone

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TV News Roundup: Conan O’Brien Heads to Israel for TV Special

17 August 2017 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Conan O’Brien is taking “Conan” to Israel, and NBC helms a new special on Princess Diana.

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TBS is taking “Conan” internationally for the seventh time in two years as host Conan O’Brien travels to Israel. “Conan Without Boarders: Israel” will be a primetime special airing Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. O’Brien plans to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, among other locations yet to be announced. “Conan” airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. on TBS. The show is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

“Diana, 7 Days,” a two-hour documentary capturing the week following the 1997 death of Princess Diana, will air on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The film documents the time between Princess Diana’s tragic death and her funeral, and the effect it had on the United Kingdom and the world. This marks the first time her two sons, Prince William »

- Rebecca Rubin

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