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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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Series cast summary:
...  Capt. Ed Mercer 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Cmdr. Kelly Grayson 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Dr. Claire Finn 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Lt. Gordon Malloy 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Lt. Cmdr. Bortus 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Lt. Alara Kitan 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Isaac 26 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Talla 14 episodes, 2018-2019
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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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A small model of the Wright Flyer is on Captain Mercer's desk. The ship is named after Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers. On December 17, 1903, they conducted a free, controlled flight of a heavier than air, power-driven airplane. 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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Excellent homage to SF and Star Trek TOS, TNG and DS9
10 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

No spoilers. I liked it. Like the original Star Trek it is character and story driven which I am sure will anger the people who think they are Science Fiction fans but don't know what science fiction is. People who have never read a book by Sturgeon or Simak and think Science Fiction is SciFi shoot'em ups with lasers.

I know there will be those who want to see "Family Guy In Space;" grow up. MacFarlane did. This is an independent, free standing piece of storytelling and MacFarlane is using storytelling elements instead of special effects or body function jokes. It is a show for grown-ups.

Ray Bradbury said Science Fiction is putting ordinary people into extraordinary situations and seeing how they respond. Sisko was the perfect embodiment of that concept and "The Orville" appears to follow that lead.

The first episode did a good job of establishing character roles and plot. They also did an excellent job of hinting as several subplots. All in all, it is like Star Trek in story but with a Next Generation maturity. Thank goodness MacFarlane does not have a Roger alien!


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