The Orville (2017– )
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Ja'loja 

The crew face personal challenges on their way to witness Bortus perform a Moclan ceremony on his homeworld.

Director:

Seth MacFarlane

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. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Will Sasso ... Mooska
Mike Henry ... Dann
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Jason Alexander ... Olix
Kai Wener ... Ty Finn
BJ Tanner ... Marcus Finn
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The crew face personal challenges on their way to witness Bortus perform a Moclan ceremony on his homeworld.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The production code was 2LAB01. See more »

Goofs

A third boy is involved with James and Marcus in the food machine hack, but after they're caught, the third kid is never seen or mentioned again. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Ed Mercer: [listening to "As Time Goes By" on an old-school record player] How long you had that thing?
Olix: I had the computer replicate it last week. I'm trying to warm the place up a little bit, you know? Get a... nice vibe going.
Capt. Ed Mercer: The "late-night jazz, depressed guy at the bar" vibe? I can help you with that.
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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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Staleness reaching new frontier.
16 January 2019 | by roger_and_outSee all my reviews

I don't understand how ST:TNG's (the show's spiritual predecessor) biggest weakness wasn't avoided here - child actors. I was a child when watching TNG and even then hated every child actor appearing on the show. Child actors can't act, they're usually annoying (although Dr. Finn's kids explore a new extreme with this one) and any plot involving them is usually beyond their control or understanding (puberty notwithstanding) which makes them nearly irrelevant anyway.

The US cliche of the black dude being a ladies' man is another annoyance in this episode. The guy is no Idris Alba.

And yes, it was mentioned before by others, the Ed/Kelly story has to end.


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