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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Brian Thompson(Drogen) is no stranger to TV Space-based Sci-fi. He played roles in Star Trek TNG, DS9, and Enterprise(which Seth MacFarlane had a small role on as well). Thompson was also in " Star Trek: Generations". See more »


Dr. Finn says "they might not value life, but we do", talking about the cannibals and why they should stun instead of kill them. She apparently forgot that not long before she killed two of the planets inhabitants, one was a cannibal who might have attacked her the other was not a cannibal whom she killed without remorse, even though there were other ways of escaping him. See more »


Dr. Claire Finn: I wanted to thank you for taking such good care of my kids. They're everything to me.
Isaac: I thank you for the opportunity to observe them. It was quite informative.
Dr. Claire Finn: The boys adore you. I don't know why or how you managed to keep them in line, but... I'm sure as hell glad you did.
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References Family Guy (1999) See more »

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Not Great Star Trek but Not Bad Either
7 May 2018 | by apc-05322See all my reviews

This could have been better. With that out of the way, I can't help but to feel that this doctor is too much like Katherine Pulaski. Pulaski didn't last on TNG because she came across as superior to everyone on board whereas Bones and Beverly always came across as part of the team. In TNG several characters were replaced by the 3rd season. Some were replaced in ST Voyager too. I predict Penny Johnson Jerald will be replaced by a doctor with more chemistry. Don't get me wrong, she's a great actress, but, she just doesn't seem to be a good fit for this. I'd wager she hasn't watch much ToS or TNG or read any of the books in her life.

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2 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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