The Orville

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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Old Wounds
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted”) THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. In the series’ opener, it’s 2417, and the Planetary Union promotes ED MERCER (MacFarlane) to Captain of the exploratory vessel The U.S.S. Orville. Ed’s enthusiasm for his new position is dampened when his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki), is assigned to be his First Officer. While on their first routine mission, the Orville crew is ambushed by the Krill, a vicious alien race, who are bent on stealing a device that can cause time to accelerate.
2 Command Performance
When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden receive some happy, yet unexpected news.
3 About a Girl
The Orville crew is divided between cultures when Bortus and Klyden debate if their newly born offspring should receive a controversial surgery.
4 If the Stars Should Appear
Ed and the Orville crew encounter a massive vessel adrift in space, which is in danger of colliding with a star. While some of the crew set out to help the ship’s inhabitants, Bortus, Gordon, and John stay behind and fend off a Krill attack on another Union ship.
5 Pria
After the crew saves a stranded ship and its attractive captain (guest star Charlize Theron), Ed becomes smitten with the Orville's new guest, while Kelly suspects all is not what it seems. Meanwhile, Gordon attempts to teach Isaac the art of pulling off a practical joke.
6 Krill
After the Orville crew defeats a Krill attack on a brand-new colony, the Union sends Ed and Gordon on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of the Krill bible, the “Anhkana,” to better understand the enemy.
7 Majority Rule
When two Union anthropologists go missing on a planet similar to 21st century Earth, Ed sends a team led by Kelly to find them, but the mission quickly goes awry when they realize the society’s government is completely based on a public voting system to determine punishment.
8 Into the Fold
Ed and the crew set out to save Dr. Finn, her two sons and Isaac after their shuttle gets thrown into unchartered space and they crash-land on a moon that is light years from the Orville.
9 Cupid's Dagger
The Orville is called to mediate a peace treaty between two warring cultures, but tensions run even higher between Ed and Kelly when a familiar face boards the ship. Meanwhile Yaphit declares his love for Dr. Finn with surprising results.
10 Firestorm
When a fire breaks out on The Orville and a crew member dies, Alara begins to question if she is fit for her job, just as unusual and terrifying things start happening on the ship.
11 New Dimensions
Kelly discovers that Lt. John Lamarr is smarter than he lets on. So, she pushes Ed to consider him for a key leadership position on the ship after The Orville gets damaged by a mysterious spatial anomaly causing harrowing effects to all things living.
12 Mad Idolatry
Ed and Kelly heavily reconsider getting back together but while she is on a mission with Isaac and Gordon to investigate the origins of an unchartered star, they suddenly crash land on a planet from another universe. Kelly then makes a decision with unforeseen long term consequences on the planet putting Ed in a difficult position.
101 Comic Con
Get a glimpse at all the highlights of THE ORVILLE cast visit to Comic Con. THE ORVILLE two-night premiere airs Sunday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8/7c on FOX and airs Thursdays at 9/8c on FOX.

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Set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space.
1.94K reviews
PJ Tobias
March 9, 2019
*Season 2 Update Below* As a hard core Trekkie I was very skeptical of this series when I first heard of it. However I decided to give it a go thinking at least it might have a few laughs like family guy. I was mistaken and this is a funny and loving tribute to the original Vision of Gene Rodenberry. There are episodes that will make you almost cry. Scary episodes and all with an almost Robert Downy jr's Tony Stark sense of humor to it. The cast plays very well off one another in a way I can only really describe as an SG-1 Dynamic. They respect one another and have fun making every episode. If Disney(Now the controlling interest in Fox) cancels this show they are morons as I am confident this show has the potential to go down as one of the greats in Sci Fi If you like Star Trek and StarGate, this show is right up your alley and I feel is well worth the price on digital or even disc. Season two Update Season two is far more focused on the characters Serving on the Orville and I feel, any flaws of the first season(Which I find few of) have been ironed out. I feel this show, may end up a Sci-Fi classic to share with your kids like TOS and TNG
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Ron Harris
January 15, 2018
I predict this will be one of the single most underrated shows on TV. I feel the writing will go over a lot of people's heads. Almost in every episode there are "Star Trek Like" hints to social issues. I hope I am wrong, but Star Trek didn't get noticed till it was too late. Also, in pretty much every single episode, there is a lesson to be learned, just like in Star Trek. Well worth your time.
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December 2, 2017
It has comedy in it and Excellent Characters. You'll love LT Alara Kitan,, Cpt Ed Mercer, Cmdr Greyson, Dr Clair Finn. It is scifi like Star Trek and Star Wars and it has comedy in it and it is set further in the future than the original Star Trek series. Isaac is kind of like a robot from another planet and tries to understand things like pratical jokes and certain human phrases and always learning something new which he doesn't already have in his data bank. Yaphit is cool, he is a gel where he can just slide under a door or reach where the human engineers can't reach when needed. This show is Excellent I give it 5 stars out of 5 but would like to give 10.
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