The Orville (2017– )
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Old Wounds 

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

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writers:

Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

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 ... Dr. Derek Ashton
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Old Wounds See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Alara and the rest of the away team are running back toward the shuttle in front of the Epsilon Science Station, the two Krill shuttles are missing during the ensuing firefight. When the Orville shuttle takes off, the two Krill shuttles have reappeared in front of the Science Station. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Malloy: Whoa. Hey.
Kelly Grayson: Hi, there.
Gordon Malloy: I was just on my way to the john.
Kelly Grayson: Well, I'm... I'm glad I bumped into you. Do you have a second?
Gordon Malloy: Sure. I can hold it.
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References The Smurfs (1981) See more »

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Excellent Show, Wrongly Advertised
6 October 2017 | by solemnphilosopherSee all my reviews

Despite being a fan of Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, I didn't have any initial interest in watching the Orville. The trailer just didn't sell me on the show and the low Rotten Tomatoes score also didn't help.

Never-the-less, I decided to give the Orville a chance after some friends surprisingly recommended the show. I'm glad I did because I really like it!

I believe the trailer, which focused on the comedy, was a mistake. I think they were trying to sell the show to fans of Seth McFarlane and Family Guy. Unfortunately, it attracted the wrong crowd.

The show is not purely a comedy. The show deals with ethical dilemmas and sci-fi ideas. It is really a good homage to original Trek. In my opinion, the humor is often its weakest part.

Despite a few flaws, mainly with the comedy, I highly recommend checking out the show.


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