The Orville (2017– )
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Lasting Impressions 

0:21 | Trailer
The crew opens a time capsule from 2015.


Kelly Cronin


Seth MacFarlane (created by), André Bormanis (producer) | 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
Jessica Szohr ... Lt. Talla Keyali
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Leighton Meester ... Laura Huggins
Tim Russ ... Dr. Sherman
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Darri Ingolfsson ... Greg
Sarah Scott ... Trisha
Ajay Vidure ... Karl


Historians excite even the crew about the discovery and reactivation of a three centuries old communication device, enabling insight in the daily life of the 21st century by private smartphone. Pilot Gordon Malloy takes a personal interest in the subject, Laura Huggins, and has the simulator enable him to communicate with her, sharing an interest in music. When her avatar chooses to return to her historical boyfriend, Gordon has the simulator write him out, only to prove a mild form of the butterfly effect. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Ed and Kelly are reading the USA Today, Ed mentions a coming major climate event, yet there is an entire page on teeth whitening. Kelly wonders how the human race survived. Kelly's sentiment is somewhat similar to Dr. McCoy's in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home when he looks around the crowded streets of San Francisco and says it's a miracle these people got out of the 20th century. See more »


The iPhone from 400 years in the past has two bars of cell service and Wi-Fi. See more »


Lt. Gordon Malloy: [commenting on Laura's singing] I still can't believe how good you are.
Laura Huggins: Tell it to my landlord.
Lt. Gordon Malloy: No, seriously, I think if the right person heard you, you'd be a huge success.
Laura Huggins: But I don't even have to be a huge success. I just want to be rich enough to be unhappy but not enough to be miserable.
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Fair enough.
Laura Huggins: No, more important than that, I just think it would be nice to be remembered for something. You know? I mean, we all live and die on this planet, and... most of us are just forgotten. To me, ...
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References Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (2000) See more »


That's All I've Got to Say
by Jimmy Webb
Performed by Leighton Meester
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The Orville Has Changed
23 March 2019 | by NorthwestDiverSee all my reviews

The transformation began several episodes prior. No longer is the Orville a comedy with a hint of Star Trek it is now its own space show with a hint of comedy. This episode was fantastic and heart felt. Give it a try!

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Release Date:

21 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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