7.9/10
26,877
518 user 22 critic

The Orville 

TV Program
12:57 | TV Program

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
70 ( 14)

"The Orville" and 25 Other Sci-Fi Comedies

The crew of "The Orville" is having a lot of fun in space. Check out stills from the show and discover other TV sci-fi comedies you might have missed.

See more photos

Episodes

Season 2 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Thursday, December 7, 2017
S1.E12 Mad Idolatry
8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The crew crash land on a planet from another universe; Ed and Kelly consider getting back together.


Previous Episode


Thursday, November 30, 2017
S1.E11 New Dimensions
8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2018   2017   Unknown  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series 2017)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

Stars: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered. She spends her days making videos using her thumbs as ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Tunnard
Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Richard Dormer, Liam Cunningham
Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series 2016)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Stars: Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton
The Gifted (TV Series 2017)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale
Venus I (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips
People of Earth (TV Series 2016)
Comedy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Journalist Ozzie Graham is skeptical when he investigates a support group for oddballs who think they have been abducted by aliens -- yet the more he learns, the more confused, intrigued, and seduced he becomes.

Stars: Wyatt Cenac, Luka Jones, Alice Wetterlund
Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton
Journeyman I (2017)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. It is about the impact this has on his marriage, his life and and his family.

Director: Paddy Considine
Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Set 400 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orville  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The ship is named after Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers. The brothers successfully conducted the first free, controlled flight /of a power-driven airplane on December 17, 1903. There is a small model of the Wright Flyer on Captain Mercer's desk. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Orville is exactly what Sci-Fi needs right now. It is more real than Star Trek has ever been.
22 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me preface this by saying that I am a Trekkie from way back, all the shows, all the movies, even Enterprise, even the new movies, even TOS. All of it. I know the ins and outs of all things Trek. I also love Star Wars. I used to be an avid reader of the extended universe until Lucas set it on fire. I even like Babylon 5 and Stargate. I like high Sci-Fi.

The Orville is actually pretty good. Not like mind bendingly awesome, but much better than most sci-fi that has been put out in the last decade, if not longer. It's not going for super-realism like The Expanse. It's not going for super-science like Orphan Black. It's showing us what it would look like if you put people like you and me on a starship that was capable of the things we have seen on Star Trek since the 60s, and that makes it amazing.

It's basically Star Trek, except with real people. You know those other bajillion ships in the Federation that weren't crewed by the fleet's best and brightest? The guys who were still flying Excelsior Class ships in the Enterprise-D days? Yeah, that's the kind of crew that you're following on The Orville. And, basically, that makes them infinitely more entertaining. It's not just satire, or a straight parody, or anything like that, and I'll be darned if episode three didn't just just handle transgender politics far better than anything else in Hollywood has to date. No, they didn't handle it like Hollywood left or Hollywood right would like them to handle it. They handled it like actual people would have handled it. It was pretty amazing.

So, if you like sci-fi (not sci-fi parodies), and you like snark, then watch The Orville. It's basically just some people doing some stuff in space, but doing it like real people would do it -- full of sarcasm and opinions and mistakes that come back to bite them.


48 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 518 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page