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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 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
J. Lee ...  Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr / ... 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Mark Jackson ...  Isaac 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Halston Sage ...  Lt. Alara Kitan 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Chad L. Coleman ...  Klyden 11 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn) is the only member of the main cast with extensive experience acting in "Trek-ian" sci-fi. She guest starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Homeward (1994) before her recurring role as Captain Ben Sisko's main love interest Kasidy Yates on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) starting with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Family Business (1995). Seth MacFarlane had appeared as junior engineer Ensign Rivers in Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forgotten (2004) and Star Trek: Enterprise: Affliction (2005), and Scott Grimes had his scenes from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution (1989) deleted. See more »

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Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
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A Show Destined to be Divisive, but One that Deserves an Audience
12 September 2017 | by anohito-06938See all my reviews

I have never written an IMDb review before. I may never write an IMDb review again. But after watching the premiere of the Orville, and reading all the harsh critical reviews, it's very hard not to want to speak up for this show. I mean, come on, do you guys remember the first season of the Next Generation? I mean, do you really remember it? Have we really come to the point where a show is declared dead when it does not achieve absolute perfection by the end of the first episode? Do you know how many great shows we would have missed out on if that we the attitude we had always taken?

After watching the first episode of the Orville, my honest opinion was, yes, there were some things they could have done better. Yes, the plot was ultimately forgettable, and many elements of the show did seem generic. And in all honesty, I would take a new episode of Red Dwarf over this premiere any day of the week. But even that being said, I thought the show was genuinely funny a lot of the time, while not being overbearing with it's humor, which was in and of itself refreshing. I thought the characters seemed interesting, and there was some good potential for how they might develop. And I genuinely felt the sense of hope and optimism they were trying to get across that has been so sorely lacking from science fiction these days.

So in the end, based on the first episode, and only the first episode, 8/10, but I'm hoping I can update this review later with some additional positivity as the season progresses.


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