The Orville (2017– )
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Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah.


Jon Cassar





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
Molly Hagan ... Drenala Kitan
Candice King ... Solana Kitan
Robert Picardo ... Ildis Kitan
John Billingsley ... Cambis Borrin
Kerry O'Malley ... Floratta
Patrick Warburton ... Lt. Tharl
Jason Alexander ... Olix


Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah.

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Release Date:

10 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Home See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Patrick Warburton (Lieutenant Tharl) is a frequent collaborator in Seth MacFarlane's other project Family Guy (1999) as well as Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015). See more »


If the shuttle could be protected from the gravity on Alara's home planet with a 'gravity shield', why couldn't the 'artificial gravity' in Alara's quarters be adjusted to her normal home planet's gravity? See more »


Lt. Gordon Malloy: Are you going to be okay?
Ildis Kitan: Alara took care of it.
Lt. Gordon Malloy: She always does.
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Still stumbling compared to Season 1
11 January 2019 | by MoistMoviesSee all my reviews

Sigh.. I really hope some great episodes are on the way. This one was fine.. Miles above the first two of the season... Which frankly, isn't much of a achievement. The plot is very by the numbers. Nice to have two star trek doctor alums in the same episode. That was by far my favorite aspect. But they couldve used them in a totally different episode, one with a much more interesting script. This ep felt like it was written just to get rid of actress that plays Alara. And the effort to make it a good send off felt weak.. I'm wondering if there was bad blood going on for the reason she left the show. Kinda came across that way to me.

This show in its first season was a good trek substitute in many ways. Now i dont really know what to call it, if anything i thought after the positive reaction it got from trek fans, that they'd step up that aspect in the writing, forgoing some of the comedy for more thought provoking dialog. But it seems the opposite is happening, with the writers trying to turn it more into its own weird thing thats a mix of cheesy light soap - uninteresting plots with a thin trek shell.

Nothing wrong with trying to be your own thing... if you start off that way. But this series was clearly created as a homage to trek. I really hope that wasnt just a tactic to pull in viewers, to then try changing things up after they have the eye balls watching.. Its very risky to try that change up.. It could work if they did a good job with it.. But so far this season isn't instilling any faith that they are capable of doing that switch up. So i hope im wrong, and that the rest of the season gets stronger as each episode is released. Score after just viewing 6 1/2

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