The Orville (2017– )
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The Orville makes First Contact; A new crew member joins the ship.


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
Jessica Szohr ... Lt. Talla Keyali
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Ted Danson ... Admiral Perry
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Mike Henry ... Dann
John Rubinstein ... Prefect
Niko Nicotera ... Rokal
Jennifer Landon ... Ukania


The Orville makes First Contact; A new crew member joins the ship.

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Release Date:

24 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode seems to be an allegory on making irrational decisions based on external events that have no basis on one's daily life. See more »


The society places a huge importance on when a child is born. The guards and camp director seem to not even notice that the pregnant lady is no longer pregnant. This seems like something they would have been monitoring especially since the timing will create either a criminal or a leader. See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: You know, we could make up fake names; they would never know.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Why would we do that?
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Better late then never, outshines past 4 episodes
25 January 2019 | by MoistMoviesSee all my reviews

I was concerned the remaining episodes would be marginal or bad like the first 3 (4th was good but i was concerned it was going to be the exception among a sea of bad episodes) . But in this weeks episode we are back again to the roots that made the show really likable in the first season.

The new cast member works, the story is reminiscent of trek but still its own thing, there was no unnecessary relationship drama and it was a true science fiction theme.

I can only hope the rest of the season sticks to this level of accomplishing filling the void that trek fans all over desire to be filled. Its a sad time to say this when a new trek series is currently airing, but as many agree with. That series is a entirely different series with thin trek shell, and i couldnt get past 4 episodes of it.

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