The Orville (2017– )
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Ed and Gordon are sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of their bible.


Jon Cassar


Seth MacFarlane (created by), David A. Goodman





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
Kelly Hu ... Admiral Ozawa
Michaela McManus ... Teleya
Dylan Kenin ... Krill Captain Haros
James Horan James Horan ... Sazeron
Michael Dempsey ... Mining Chief Harry Leidecker
Makabe Ganey ... Coja
Gabriella Graves ... Krill Girl Student


After the Orville confronts a Krill spaceship attacking a federated plant colony and captures a shuttle, admiral Ozawa orders to use it with an anatomic disguise devise to go undercover aboard the major ship. Captain Mercer and pilot Malloy must pretend to be sole survivors of a battle with humans, win Krill captain Haros's trust and get insight in the 'Krill Bible', the secret basis of their inflexible religion of Avis, which gives them a sense of divinely ordained superiority rendering peaceful coexistence with other species pointless. As if the suspicious ship 'chaplain' requesting a guard to the chapel weren't bad enough, the infiltrators discover a super-weapon aboard but get conscious issues about the Krill school children and their teacher to Ed's taste, Teleya. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

12 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krill See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


First episode of the show not written by Seth MacFarlane. See more »


Gordon sets the light timer on the Krill ship to activate after ten minutes. Since it has been stated that the Krill have never had contact with humans or other Union species the chance that they would use minutes as part of their chronological system is close to impossible. See more »


[first lines]
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Okay, let's hear it. How did you dump him? Everyone wants to know.
Lt. Alara Kitan: There's nothing juicy to tell. I just told him that if he couldn't get comfortable with our differences, then there was no point dragging this out.
Lt. John LaMarr: And by "differences", you mean the fact that you could bench press him with one arm.
Lt. Alara Kitan: Apparently, having a girlfriend with ten times your physical strength makes a guy feel emasculated.
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Great Ep
10 February 2019 | by vytas-67196See all my reviews

This ep has some great buddy-style adventure and fun gags as we watch Ed and Gordon flounder as spies. It also has a good dose of storytelling about the adversarial Krill race and some dramatic themes, without it being too much to take. The best one so far, in my opinion.

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