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The Orville 

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

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Thursday, December 7, 2017
S1.E12 Mad Idolatry
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The crew crash land on a planet from another universe; Ed and Kelly consider getting back together.


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Thursday, November 30, 2017
S1.E11 New Dimensions
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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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When Orville's crew visit Lt. Cmdr. Bortus' home planet in About a Girl (season 1, episode 3) it can be seen an over-polluted city. It's based on Norilsk, an over-polluted Russian city (North to Arctic Polar Circle). See more »

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[repeated line]
Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) See more »

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First Episode is a worthy ST TOS successor in spirit
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Somewhere between ST: TOS and TNG, fleet personnel became high-minded, super-moral, flawless beings... a picture of who we should be when we're at our best, but not a true reflection of who we ARE. And then you remember how human TOS people were -- bickering, flawed, sometimes racist or rude.

The Orville's first episode is funny, but it's not a parody. It puts people with personalities of friends and co-workers you already know and love (or hate) into roles they might actually have aspired to in the future. They're a bit irreverent, unprofessional, perhaps a bit childish with a sense of office humor, drama, and politics. But, it's not over the top.

It's a little bit ST: Atlantis, a little bit Guardians of the Galaxy, a bit of Galaxy Quest, and a LOT of Star Trek. It's not Shakespeare, but it's fun, yet grounded. I've only seen the first episode, so no way to know where it will go. I recall the first episode of ST TNG was pretty rocky, and I think this is off to a better start. Give it a shot!


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