The Orville (2017– )
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Into the Fold 

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The crew set out to save Dr. Finn, her two sons and Isaac, after their shuttle gets thrown into uncharted space.


Brannon Braga


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Brannon Braga | 1 more credit »





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
Larry Joe Campbell ... Steve Newton
Brian Thompson ... Drogen
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
BJ Tanner ... Marcus Finn
Kai Wener ... Ty Finn (as Kai Di'Nilo Wener)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Computer (voice)
Brett Easton ... Feral Alien Man


Isaac pilots a shuttle with Dr. Finn and her ever-bickering brat sons to a planet, but a space fold forces him to make an emergency landing on a very distant, uncharted planet, The shuttle is badly damaged, he can barely find enough mineral fuel to send a short alarm signal, uncertain the Orville will pick it up. Isaac, who came along to study human family dynamics, is stuck with wining Ty and his even dumber bully brother Marcus and tries his hand at 'parenting'. Having been attacked in the shuttle wreck by the brutish locals, he decides to set out in search of the estimated place where mother Claire Finn, who was thrown out. She's taken to the shelter of a lonely feral, unlike most not affected by a contagious biological weapon during a war. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

2 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The episode opens with Ty calling out to his mother, who is in her bed, which is in reference to a Family Guy episode where Stewie called out to Lois in almost the exact manner. See more »


When the cannibals are shown getting ready to attack the shuttle, they are on 3 sides of it. Yet seconds later they are all attacking from basically one direction, as Isaac and the kid are firing in the same direction. See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: You called it a "gloryhole"; nobody else called it a gloryhole.
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References Family Guy (1999) See more »

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Essentially a wasted 40 minutes, barely a laugh and there are children
5 November 2017 | by rcys-76221See all my reviews

I don't think anyone is really watching this show because of it's Scifi content or plot lines. And I definitely hope that is the last time annoying children whine through out the entire show. It should just be what it is, a comedy set in space.

1/10 for comedy, 1/10 for plo,t 1/10 for acting, 10/10 for annoying children

If the show continues on this path, please cancel it before season 2. Or at least warn viewers in the title that you are attempting to be a space soap opera instead of a comedy.

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