The Orville

2017
4.7
284 reviews
14+
Rating
Eligible
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Old Wounds
8/5/17
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
8/17/17
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
8/20/17
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
9/28/17
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
10/5/17
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
10/12/17
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
10/26/17
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
11/2/17
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
11/9/17
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
11/16/17
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
11/30/17
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
12/7/17
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
8/13/17
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.

About this show

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, “Ted,” “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows 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 familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life. The ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship’s Captain, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne Palicki (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, who’s assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”), Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”), Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), J Lee(“American Dad!,” “The Cleveland Show”), Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today”) and Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”). The ORVILLE airs Thursdays at 9/8c on FOX.
4.7
284 reviews
T R
September 30, 2017
This is a better Star Trek than the new Star Trek.... The show has already tackled a difficult social issue in a way that made no one comfortable in the resolution. This used to be an important mark of a good science fiction story.. but pandering to political groups has killed creativity lately. It can't be understated how brave writing like that really is. I thought it gone on network TV. I'll be sure to watch live or via PVR every week. Excellent job.
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Paul Murphy
March 13, 2021
Seth McFarland is a genius. Making a new sci-fi show that has everything it needs to be successful is not easy but I, oops, I mean Seth makes it look easy. Like every other show and movie he has done ( Cleveland show..not so much ) has been a huge hit. The casts he puts together are just another part of my...oops, i mean " his " genius and I look forward to more movies and projects from him.
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Matthias Fraser
November 10, 2017
To me, The Orville brings back such a love to Science Fiction and a real hope that we will see a new franchise rise to the top! The Orville really feels like what a "Star Trek" like existence would really be like today. All of today's problems, hopes, personal issues, different types of personalities and different types of relationships and cultures just working together and RESPECTING one another while challenging each other at the same time. These last 10 years have seen people so afraid to even acknowledge other people for being different and now people are so afraid to live and interact with others it's nuts! Watch an episode on streaming service for free, check it out for yourself. If you liked Next Gen I think you will LOVE The Orville! Personally I'm making a choice right now to buy the Season and support it because I have been watching it for free and I really want to support this series. Have fun :D
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