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 »

Also Known As:

Pria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The uniform Pria is wearing when first encountered is very similar to the uniforms worn in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


When The Orville pulls the shuttle in with the tractor beam, there is still a stream of chunks from the asteroid moving away from the sun behind it. If the sun's gravity was pulling the asteroid down towards the sun, the chunks would also be pulled down. 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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Run of the mill
25 December 2017 | by pjgs200See all my reviews

I feel like this is the case with pretty much all of the episodes of The Orville that I've seen so far: they're not particularly great, they have a pretty slow pace, and are barely entertaining enough to last for 40 minutes, but then they are saved by a pretty good ending. I can't help but think that the Orville would be a lot better if each episode were 20 minutes long, because from the beginning of each episode until around the 40 minute mark, they're not very fun to watch or very intriguing, and then the ending is either smart enough or impactful enough to make you say you sort of liked it.

I've enjoyed the first few episodes of the Orville, especially About a Girl, but they almost all seem to lack any sort of real drama, intrigue, or tension, and they're not funny enough to make you really want to watch the next episode. I will keep watching, because I think that this show has potential, but so far it hasn't gotten very good.

6 out of 10

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