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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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Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Capt. Ed Mercer 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrianne Palicki ...  Cmdr. Kelly Grayson 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Penny Johnson Jerald ...  Dr. Claire Finn 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Scott Grimes ...  Lt. Gordon Malloy 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Macon ...  Lt. Cmdr. Bortus 27 episodes, 2017-2020
J. Lee ...  Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr / ... 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Mark Jackson ...  Isaac 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Halston Sage ...  Lt. Alara Kitan / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Norm MacDonald ...  Yaphit 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Chad L. Coleman ...  Klyden 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Jessica Szohr ...  Lt. Talla Keyali 11 episodes, 2019-2020
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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

Excellent homage to SF and Star Trek TOS, TNG and DS9
10 September 2017 | by insectboySee 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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