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.

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1.94K reviews
Jeff Munroe
July 27, 2022
Sorry, but Orville is wasting time with political stuff TOS dealt with decades ago. Picard, Strange New Worlds, and Discovery are far superior shows treating current political issues with subtle scripts and better acting. Orville is taking itself too seriously, and in spite of some good actors, McFarlane has just created a Trek fan fic film with a better budget. Great voice dude, great singing voice, but like all his shows, this is just a variety show with skits and weird guest stars.
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Drew Iverson
October 17, 2017
I was expecting a bit more especially from Seth Mcfarlane I though it would be a Star Trek version of his Million Ways to die in the west movie. If only they could do less drama and add more comedy I think it would do much better. It is watchable don't gon't me wrong just don't expect it to be like anything else he has done in the past.
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Uhpen Yen
September 19, 2022
An update to my review as of Sept 19th, 2022. Season 3 is by far my favorite season. The first 5 episodes tackle a lot of social, political, and pill-shallowing life events. It has it humor here and there, which is lovely to have. I think what made this season, the series, what it is becoming is the 100+ minute episodes. It allows the shows to fresh out their ideas, their writing, the character building, the plot twists, etc without the very limited restrictions for 45min episodes! Love it!
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