The Orville (2017– )
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Majority Rule 

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Kelly leads a team to find two missing Union anthropologists on a planet similar to Earth.


Tucker Gates


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
Giorgia Whigham ... Lysella
Steven Culp ... Willks
Ron Canada ... Admiral Tucker
Catherine Shu ... Hoshel
John Viener ... Talk Show Moderator
Roy Abramsohn ... Morning Host
Loren Lester ... Lewis


Admiral Tucker orders the Orville to investigate the disappearance of two Union anthropologists undercover on a planet akin to 21the century earth. The captain must stand by observing Kelly's small away party, including suitably empathetic doc, Alara -who headdress proves inefficient- and lieutenant John LaMarr, whose childish dance on a statue is considered an utter outrage. The society has no actual authorities, just a system of voting by the general public on everyone's behavior, and John's is deemed bad enough for tele-voting which may result in 'social correction', a primitive electric brainwashing. Written by KGF Vissers

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John LaMarr comments to the group that "maybe there's a Bustin' Jeeber walkin' around somewhere" - obviously referring to Justin Bieber See more »


All of the cars are current Earth cars, including a Chevrolet Cruze and a Toyota Prius. See more »


Admiral Tucker: Exactly what did you navigator do down there?
Capt. Ed Mercer: I'm told he... dry-humped a statue.
Admiral Tucker: My God - what kind of ship are you running out there, Captain?
Capt. Ed Mercer: Look, Admiral, he's an impulsive guy, yeah, but he's fantastic at his job.
Admiral Tucker: Part of his job is to maintain a low profile when observation lesser-developed alien cultures.
Capt. Ed Mercer: I, I know that, and I promise it will not happen again; I will personally order him... not to hump things.
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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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Meow Meow Beenz
8 April 2018 | by dancc-82274See all my reviews

Please, to everyone going on about the BLACK MIRROR episode, go watch the COMMUNITY episode called APP DEVELOPMENT AND CONDIMENTS. Someone else mentioned it but it's worth pointing out that it aired more than two years before NOSEDIVE. Others have also mentioned episodes of THE SIMPSONS & DOCTOR WHO. And I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if there's an episode of SOUTH PARK out there somewhere that covers the same territory. I admit there's a thin line between inspiration & ripoff sometimes, but the simple fact is is that none of these were the first to tread this ground. And there is of course the irony that we are all on this site passing judgement on other peoples work. And at the bottom of each review are two buttons where people can pass judgement on our reviews. Just a thought.

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26 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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