Hey, gang. Welcome back to Talking The Orville on Egotastic FunTime.
Today we’re gonna have a great time talking about one of the biggest questions I hear the most about The Orville… Does Star Trek exist in The Orville universe?
And the answer to that question is unequivocally, Yes. It does exist. Here's why...
STAR WARS EXISTS. In the episode, Command Performance, Alara reaches out to Dr. Finn for advice. Dr. Finn says, "I can't tell you what to do but I can be your Obi Wan".
A universe where Star Wars exists and Star Trek doesn't is a bastard universe that nobody would ever want to live in.
I could only imagine a universe without Star Trek looking a lot like this...
STAR TREK & SEINFELD. In the episode Pria, the story begins with the crew of The Orville watching an episode of Seinfeld. So Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer exist in this world. Ok? Then I remembered an episode of Seinfeld when George and Jerry were discussing The Wrath Of Khan.
If Star Trek exists in Seinfeld and Seinfeld exists in The Orville then Star Trek also exists because reasons!
DOCTOR WHO'S TARDIS. In the episode New Dimensions, when the crew is trying to figure out a way to travel through 2 Dimensional space without being crushed, Captain Mercer mentions Doctor Who's Tardis.
Since Doctor Who's revival in 2005, there have been many references to Star Trek in the show. Most notably, this scene when we're first introduced to The Silence.
Also, there was an official Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover released in comic book form called Assimilation2 (Squared). This was approved by both The BBC and CBS.
Another reason I know that Star Trek exists in The Orville universe is because of Kermit The Frog. Kermit sits right on Ed's desk and is beloved by the captain.
If Kermit The Frog exists, that means The Muppets exist, which means that Miss Piggy exists and Miss Piggy was in Pigs In Space which is a direct parody of Star Trek The Original Series. Therefore Star Trek exists in The Orville Universe.
And on that note...
Ok. That's it. That's all I wanted to talk about today and I talked about it. How about you? Can you think of more examples that prove Star Trek exists in The Orville Universe? You can let me know by joining the conversation below.
I’ll see you soon and as always, I hope all your times are egotastic funtimes. Love you. Bye bye.