So this happened.
That all looks really good right up until you think about it being on CBS All Access. CBS has been notorious for not playing well with others online, so outside of CBS All Access, I doubt it will be accessible anywhere in America. If I recall, it’ll be available streaming in other countries.
What this means? Well, for one thing, they’d better be ready for all the news reports about how it’s a heavily torrented TV show. And what it means for us is that we’ll probably just be waiting until it’s available to buy as a season after the fact… sadness!
Still, it looks great. It reminded me a bit of Mass Effect Andromeda, which more than anything means they’re both really current effects and visuals in similar sorts of space exploration stories. They both look gorgeous.
But then, there’s another show coming that had a trailer drop.
Sneaking this show out as competition for Star Trek: Discovery like this, and on a normal network like Fox, should be interesting. They’re both around 13 episodes (sounds like Discovery got bumped up to 15).
Star Trek parody can be great, though – Galaxy Quest proved that. With The Orville be anywhere near as good as Galaxy Quest? That remains to be seen. But we may give this one a watch and see!