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The Orville 

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An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future.

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Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Seth MacFarlane ...  Capt. Ed Mercer 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Adrianne Palicki ...  Cmdr. Kelly Grayson 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Penny Johnson Jerald ...  Dr. Claire Finn 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Scott Grimes ...  Lt. Gordon Malloy 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Peter Macon ...  Lt. Cmdr. Bortus 27 episodes, 2017-2020
J. Lee ...  Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr / ... 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Mark Jackson ...  Isaac 27 episodes, 2017-2020
Halston Sage ...  Lt. Alara Kitan / ... 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Norm MacDonald ...  Yaphit 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Chad L. Coleman ...  Klyden 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Jessica Szohr ...  Lt. Talla Keyali 11 episodes, 2019-2020
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Set 400 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Star Trek was first introduced to television in 1966, it was set roughly in the year 2266, adding 300 years to the show's debut. When the first episode of The Orville opens a caption reads the year as being 2418, roughly 400 years added to the season's debut. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
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Referenced in Family Guy: No Giggity, No Doubt (2019) See more »

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It is NOT a parody - it's an hommage

I really do wish people would stop calling this a parody. Galaxy Quest is a parody. This show takes Star Trek (esp. TNG) framework and makes it a bit more human. The characters aren't perfect, they do dumb stuff, they make fart jokes, the whole show is less operatic/Shakespearean in tone.

Is it as amazing as the fan boys say?? No, but overall, it's really good. I'm a fan of the original show (I even had one of those toy phasers that shot plastic discs!), loved ST:TNG and Deep Space 9, so it's nice to see a world similar to that back on TV.

There's good characters, 90% of the time really good writing and story lines. Overall the show looks really good and the music is fantastic. I hope that Fox renews it, as it's nice to have a good space show to watch. And I like that the overall tone is light and hopeful, we need that right now.


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