The Orville (2017– )
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Old Wounds 

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Newly promoted Captain, Ed, is taken aback when his ex-wife is assigned as his First Officer.


Jon Favreau


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Capt. Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki ... Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes ... Lt. Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon ... Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Halston Sage ... Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee ... Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Victor Garber ... Admiral Halsey
Brian George ... Dr. Aronov
Joel Swetow ... Krill Captain
Patrick Cox ... The Ogre
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Christine Corpuz ... Janice Lee
Sean Cook Sean Cook ... Dr. Derek Ashton


In the 25th century, gifted galactic alliance fleet officer Ed Mercer;, who went rogue after a divorce over his wife's adultery with an alien, finally gets a shot at a command due to lack of qualified officers. The new star-ship captain eagerly recruits maverick buddy lieutenant Gordon Malloy and is reasonably happy with his incomplete, multi-species staff, setting out to pick up a yet to assign first officer on their first mission. As Malloy predicts, he freaks when he learns his XO is his ex Kelly Grayson, but can't wriggle out. The mission is not actually delivering supplies to a spatial labs-spangled space station, that was leading Dr. Aronov's cover for seeking assistance with his local time manipulation device, which has great economic but also military potential. As feared, the enemy Krill empire got wind of it and his a ship waiting for them, even a traitor in the lab. The new crew works together so well, Mercer reconsiders splitting it up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Both Penny Johnson and Brian George have appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. See more »


As the crew leave the research building under fire from the Krill, the two Krill ships that landed next to the shuttle appear and disappear randomly between shots. See more »


[Lt. Malloy is flying the two in a shuttle. They are soon boarding the Orville for the first time]
Lt. Gordon Malloy: So, how many ships in the fleet these days?
Captain Ed Mercer: About 3000, spread over the whole quadrant. Which, when you think about the size of the galaxy, is actually... what is that? Is that a beer?
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Yeah.
Captain Ed Mercer: You're drinking a beer?
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Yeah, I'm nervous. You know, it's a new ship, I wanna make a good impression.
Captain Ed Mercer: It's 9:15 in the morning.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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More like Star Trek than Discovery is.
12 August 2018 | by timothy_sarverSee all my reviews

It's a "love letter" to Star Trek by a mega fan. The series just gets better and better as it moves forward. Love the cast, the way the show looks and the humor.

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Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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