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The Orville: Season 1 [2017] (4 discs)

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Composer:John Debney
MPAA Rating:TV-14
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IMDB Rating:8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:65%
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Synopsis: An exploratory ship from Earth faces intergalactic challenges 400 years in the future.


Reaction: Funny, fun, bizarre, yet surprisingly serious in its take on the sci-fi story.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Barry Livingston => Tom (Majority Rule)
Corey Mendell Parker => Policeman #1 (Majority Rule)
Loren Lester => Lewis (Majority Rule)
Steven Culp => Willks (Majority Rule)
Brett Rickaby => Lurenek (Command Performance)
Carey Jones => Ock'or (Command Performance)
Holland Taylor => Jeannie Mercer (Command Performance)
JD Cullum => Calivon Zoo Administrator (Command Performance)
Jeffrey Tambor => Ben Mercer (Command Performance)
Kari Byron => Calivon Alien (Command Performance)
Mike Gray => Ensign Parker (Command Performance)
Ron Canada => Admiral Tucker (Command Performance)
Sarah Buehler => Calivon Mother (Command Performance)
Tory Belleci => Calivon Alien (Command Performance)
Brian George => Dr. Aronov (Old Wounds)
Dee Bradley Baker => Dr. Jorvik (voice) (Old Wounds)
Dylan Kenin => Krill Soldier (Old Wounds)
Rob Lowe => Darulio (Old Wounds)
Victor Garber => Admiral Halsey (Old Wounds)
Brian Thompson => Drogen (Into the Fold)
Casey Sander => Druyan Captain (If the Stars Should Appear)
Liam Neeson => Jahavus Dorahl (If the Stars Should Appear)
Robert Knepper => Hamelac (If the Stars Should Appear)
Charlize Theron => Pria Lavesque (Pria)
Jerry Seinfeld => Jerry Seinfeld (Pria)
Michael Richards => Kramer (Pria)
Deobia Oparei => Captain Vorak (About a Girl)
Jonathan Adams => Moclan Arbitrator (About a Girl)
Derek Mears => Bruidian Ambassador (Cupid's Dagger)
J. Paul Boehmer => Navarian Ambassador (Cupid's Dagger)
Erica Tazel => Baleth (Mad Idolatry)
Jay Jackson => Reporter (Mad Idolatry)
Lenny von Dohlen => Valondis (Mad Idolatry)
Neil Dickson => Man in Clerical Garb (Mad Idolatry)
Philip Anthony-Rodriguez => Fadolin (Mad Idolatry)
Fred Tatasciore => Krill Voice (voice) (Krill)
James Horan => Sazeron (Krill)
Kelly Hu => Admiral Ozawa (Krill)
Molly Hagan => Drenala Kitan (Firestorm)
Robert Picardo => Ildis Kitan (Firestorm)
Select Cast and Crew
Brannon Braga => Director / Writer
James L. Conway => Director
Jamie Babbit => Director
Jon Cassar => Director
Jon Favreau => Director
Jonathan Frakes => Director
Kelly Cronin => Director
Robert Duncan McNeill => Director
Tucker Gates => Director
André Bormanis => Writer
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong => Writer
David A. Goodman => Writer
Liz Heldens => Writer
Seth MacFarlane => Writer / Capt. Ed Mercer
John Debney => Composer
Adrianne Palicki => Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Chad L. Coleman => Klyden
Halston Sage => Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee => Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Larry Joe Campbell => Steve Newton
Mark Jackson => Isaac
Norm MacDonald => Yaphit (voice)
Penny Johnson Jerald => Dr. Claire Finn
Peter Macon => Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Rachael MacFarlane => Computer (voice)
Scott Grimes => Lt. Gordon Malloy

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In January 2019, Adrianne Palicki (Cmdr. Kelly Grayson) and Scott Grimes (Lt. Gordon Malloy) announced their engagement. And on 19 July 2019. Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes announced they were filing for divorce after less than 2 months of matrimony.
  • The majority of season 1 was directed by various [Star Trek series] alumni.
  • The voice of the computer is Rachael MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlane's sister.
  • Penny Johnson Jerald (Dr. Claire Finn) is the only member of the main cast with extensive experience acting in "Trek-ian" sci-fi. She guest starred in [Star Trek: The Next Generation]: Homeward (1994) before her recurring role as Captain Ben Sisko's main love interest Kasidy Yates on [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] (1993) starting with [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]: Family Business (1995). Other Orville players involved in the Star Trek Universe: the Seth MacFarlane had appeared as junior engineer Ensign Rivers in [Star Trek: Enterprise]: The Forgotten (2004) and [Star Trek: Enterprise]: Affliction (2005) Scott Grimes had his scenes from [Star Trek: The Next Generation]: Evolution (1989) deleted.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Bortas resembles a Klingon. Bortas was the name of the ship that transported K'mpec in [Star Trek: TNG] and was commanded by Duras.
  • Old Wounds: Halston Sage's character Kitan was originally planned to have no eyebrows, so Halston shaved her own off for the role. However the resulting look was received poorly, and for the remainder of the season she can be seen to be wearing false eyebrows.
  • About a Girl: When Bortus asks Ed and Kelly to quote their home planet's great author, Kelly responds with, "I'm a survivor. I'm not gone give up. I'm not gone stop. I'm-a work harder," from the [?] Destiny's Child song "Survivor." Bortus asks who the author is. Ed replies, "The author is about 15 people." In reality, the credited songwriters are Beyoncé Knowles, [?] Anthony Dent, and [?] Mathew Knowles.
  • If the Stars Should Appear: (Star Trek Cameo) Robert Knepper appeared in [Star Trek: The Next Generation]: Haven (1987) as Deanna Troi's betrothed.
  • Pria: When Kelly and Alara search Pria's quarters, the background music is an altered, melodically identical version of Star Trek's Klingon theme music.
  • Krill: When Malloy is stabbed in the leg he exclaims "Ahh! That's a brand new leg!" In reference to losing his leg and regenerating it because of a practical joke.