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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
Chad L. Coleman ...  Klyden 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Halston Sage ...  Lt. Alara Kitan 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Norm MacDonald ...  Yaphit 15 episodes, 2017-2019
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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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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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIX (2018) See more »

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It is NOT a parody - it's an hommage

I really do wish people would stop calling this a parody. Galaxy Quest is a parody. This show takes Star Trek (esp. TNG) framework and makes it a bit more human. The characters aren't perfect, they do dumb stuff, they make fart jokes, the whole show is less operatic/Shakespearean in tone.

Is it as amazing as the fan boys say?? No, but overall, it's really good. I'm a fan of the original show (I even had one of those toy phasers that shot plastic discs!), loved ST:TNG and Deep Space 9, so it's nice to see a world similar to that back on TV.

There's good characters, 90% of the time really good writing and story lines. Overall the show looks really good and the music is fantastic. I hope that Fox renews it, as it's nice to have a good space show to watch. And I like that the overall tone is light and hopeful, we need that right now.


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