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The Orville 

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An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Capt. Ed Mercer 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Adrianne Palicki ...  Cmdr. Kelly Grayson 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Penny Johnson Jerald ...  Dr. Claire Finn 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Scott Grimes ...  Lt. Gordon Malloy 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Macon ...  Lt. Cmdr. Bortus 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Halston Sage ...  Lt. Alara Kitan 26 episodes, 2017-2019
J. Lee ...  Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Jackson ...  Isaac 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Jessica Szohr 11 episodes, 2019
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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.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The voice of the computer is Rachel MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlane's sister. See more »

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Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
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Don't listen to the "professional" critics.
13 September 2017 | by nathanael-riesSee all my reviews

Once again the "professional" critics still think that even in the trying times we're living in, we want everything to be dark and gritty. They are stuck in the 2000-2010 decade where everyone was floored by Christopher Nolan's Batman performance and the Debut of "Walking Dead which ushered in the pop culture's shift to a darker take on fiction.

The critics don't understand those of us who want to go back to a universe where nobody has to work hard for food, shelter, water, and health. Everything you need is generated out of an abundance of energy, you can go wherever you want in the known galaxy, and there's a sense of wonder, awe and adventure. We want a future where people aren't mindless, humorless drones going about their day, a future where most of your energy and focus goes on the people you care about and an enrichment of your hobbies, skills, and knowledge, not the drudgery, fear, monotony, and negativity of everyday life. Star Trek fans have been hungering for a series like this since TNG ended in 1994. 23 years was far too long a time to wait, but the wait is finally over!

Aside from a pilot drinking a beer while flying, no interaction between the crew, no matter how crass or juvenile they get with each other, seemed to be all that much more unlikely than a normal interaction between co-workers. It makes the crew relatable and is not that hard to believe would be how humans in their situation would use humor to form bonds and diffuse stressful situations.

As this was the very first episode, there were some moments where improvements could have been made in dialogue or pacing, but overall it was a great show. Besides, it took Star Trek TNG more than a whole season before "growing a beard" and finding its stride.


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