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Seth MacFarlane's Star Trek Spoof The Orville Gets A New Trailer

Space hijinks will definitely be ensuing in Seth MacFarlane's new Star Trek parody series The Orville. The live-action show, set to premiere on Fox this fall, got a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, and it is full of aliens, awkward interactions, and adventures.

The Orville features MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, a down on his luck officer in the Planetary Union who is finally given his chance to lead on the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Determined to prove his worth as he leads the ship's diverse alien and human crew through the wonders and dangers of outer space, Ed finds his task suddenly complicated when he learns that the First Officer assigned to his ship is none other than his ex-wife Kelly (Adrianne Palicki).

The synopsis for the show promises the problems of a regular workplace, just set in space, and the newest trailer leans heavily into that concept. As the group deals with the threat of the Krill, who unleash some nasty attacks on the ship, the crew questions whether or not they'll still get out by five. And when Ed needs help opening a door, he gets it from one of his alien crew mates, who knocks the wall out completely– but only because he loosened it for her.

"We're on the edge of the frontier of explored space," Palicki's Kelly says in the trailer, which then takes the time to highlights some of its impressive visual effects and its wild alien species, who seem like they will be a big piece of setting the show apart from broadcast's other comedies. 

Iron Man's Jon Favreau directed the pilot of The Orville, which also stars Scott Grimes as Ed's best friend and pilot Gordon; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn, one of the Union's most accomplished physicians; Peter Macon as Bortus, an alien from a single-sex species; Mark Jackson as Isaac, an uppity artificial life-form; J. Lee as the humorous navigator John Lamarr; Halston Sage as the inexperienced security officer Alara Kitan; and Norm McDonald as the voice of a gelatinous alien creature Yaphit. 

The Orville, which also recently recruited Charlize Theron as a guest star, is set to premiere on Sept. 10. While we wait, see some of the other TV shows that will blow you away this year.