STDP013: Lets Talk About “The Orville”

In this episode, we talk about that “other” show. Star Trek faithfuls have made no qualms about their love of “The Orville”, and how it has managed to capture some of that Star Trek magic. Throw in the vast differences in the tone of Discovery, along with the CBS All-Access paywall, and you have the makings of a true competitor. But how does the show really stand-up? Join in as Kyle Jones and Clarence Brown give their thoughts on the series, along with special guest Mark Wells!

Inspired by the television series Star Trek, the series tells the story of Mercer, Grayson, and the crew of the Orville as they embark on various diplomatic and exploratory missions.

To find out more about our guest Mark Wells and what he does on his gaming and geek culture shows, please visit his website and YouTube channel. Once again, thanks to Mark for joining us for this review!

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