The Orville (2017– )
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Ed becomes smitten with the captain of a stranded ship, but Kelly suspects all is not what it seems.


Jonathan Frakes


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane





Episode cast overview:
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
Charlize Theron ... Pria Lavesque
Larry Joe Campbell ... Steve Newton
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Computer (voice)


Before Gordon is crippled by the perils of trying to teach cyborg Isaac pranking, the Orville responds to a distress call from a mining ship stuck on a comet about to crash on a star. The male crew is instantly charmed by the rescued sole survivor, captain Pria Lavesque, who even becomes the first after Ed's divorce to end up I his bed after drinks. Jealous ex Kelly gets reluctant Alara to help search the newcomer's guest quarters, where they find a mysterious impenetrable object, which has a worrisome use soon after, but Ed prefers to believe Pria's suspiciously knowledgeable help with a super-rare space peril is genuine proof of helpfulness, which is grimly disproved, seemingly too late. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

5 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Charlize Theron played Seth MacFarlane's love interest in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). And Liam Neeson, who makes a cameo in The Orville: If the Stars Should Appear (2017), played Theron's husband. See more »


Gordon is seen hopping around on one foot after Isaac cuts off one of his legs just above the knee. However, later when the leg is found, it's clearly cut off at the hip. See more »


Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: How many times have you done this?
Pria Lavesque: When we get to my century, I'll introduce you to Amelia Earhart.
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Two-Takes Frakes Takes Helm
7 October 2017 | by d.rustSee all my reviews

Veteran Trekkish actor/director Jonathan Frakes squeezes his ample posterior into the big chair and leads the Orville cast down the "what if" path in this outing with Charlize Theron.

So far Orville has stepped into the alternate reality of the Star Lost with a lost agrarian culture aboard a starship ark, squished the crazy attitudes currently espoused by transgendered nutbars, and spoofed the Cage from Trek. Now a time travelling con artist shows up willing to displace the 300-odd crew for profit.

Not that the idea hasn't been worked before: 1989's "Millennium"(with Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti) examined the plundering of plane crashes by a Time Travelling Blonde Bimbo.

Breathless rescues, amazing effects and a little sideline on humour for good measure left this reviewer satisfied.

We won't talk about the paradoxes!

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