The Orville

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Sep 10, 2017 - Present




Comedy / Sci-fi


Ed - Seth MacFarlaneKelly - Adrianne PalickiGordon - Scott GrimesClaire - Penny JohnsonBortus - Peter MaconIsaac - Mark JacksonJohn - J. LeeAlara - Halston SageYaphit - Norm Macdonald

A sci-fi comedy following the futuristic adventures of a space exploration vessel.

Four hundred years in the future, Earth is part of the advanced and mostly-peaceful Planetary Union. The U.S.S. Orville is a mid-level exploratory vessel that is one of the planet's fleet of 3000 faster-than-light spaceships.

The ship's human and alien crew are led by rookie officer Ed Mercer, who is determined to prove his worth despite his First Officer being his ex-wife. Together, they face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar workplace problems.

Comments (17)

10/18/17 at 09:14pm

A very fresh and lighthearted take on Star Trek and Sci-fi in general. Why does sci-fi need to be so dark, serious, and foreboding all the time? It's okay to have fun. I hope they keep this show coming. I look forward to The Orville more than most other shows!
10/17/17 at 06:31pm

And which episode was that ? ,ive found nothing wrong so far and im enjoying it ...
already deserves a renewal ...
10/12/17 at 00:37am

I know there are negative comments but for me it is because the show is so poorly done. I don't mind parody or comedy but the one episode I saw was not even funny because it was all so lamely written.
10/10/17 at 02:15pm

Duh ...course its a parody of star trek ...even pokes fun out of the voyager credits ..god so much negative comments from a show that pokes fun out of sci fi ...if there is a ethical message in a episode so what there was tons in Babylon 5 ..just relax and enjoy the show for what it is.....
and fox better renew it as well ...seth does a great job with the show ....
Lee Schmidt
10/08/17 at 12:32pm

As a long time ST fan and active member of a ST fan group for 41 years, I LIKE "The Orville." I thas some of the philosophical impact of TOS, a lot more intentional humor, and isn't not cluttered with special effects like "Star Trek: Discovery" May have to turn in my TWOK uniform for an Orvile costume!
09/29/17 at 12:17pm

It took a few episodes to find its stride, but I am glad I kept watching. I really enjoy finally have a light and breezy sci fi show.
09/25/17 at 10:17am

I have to admit, I didn't like the first episode, it seemed too corny. But was willing to give it another shot and each show has gotten better; it grows on you. I'm excited to see where it goes. Now I'm hoping it doesn't get cancelled.
David Wood
09/24/17 at 07:29pm

Actually, I was pleasantly surprised by the second episode about the baby sex change.
They threw in a lot of moral and ethical questions and arguments about gender equality and self-determination. The humour was downplayed.
I'm confused about which direction the show is taking.
09/24/17 at 02:12pm

Thanks Sally.. I'm not open to play with trolls though. So I'll keep my opinion. It's no "parody" it's a clear rip off.
Robert Weston
09/22/17 at 08:42am

So far, the first two episodes didn't turn out as bad as the critics in USA Today described it in the Friday edition before the pilot episode. But time will tell. I will say I didn't care for yesterday's episode (Thursday the 21st Sept). I'm not into shows where they make a big deal about performing a sex change on a newborn. That was a bunch of shit.

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