The Orville (2017-)  imdb rss

Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.

The Orville: Mad Idolatry (Season Finale!)  Season 1, Episode 12

Mercer and Grayson decide to start seeing each other again. Grayson leads a shuttle team that crashes on a planet with a very short orbit around its star in which it phases in and out of another universe. While on the planet, they discover a bronze age society and Grayson interacts with a young native girl. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:57 AM - 15 comments

The Orville: New Dimensions  Season 1, Episode 11

The Orville encounters a dangerous spatial anomaly, and Kelly recommends the unambitious John be put in charge of the investigation after she discovers his genius-level aptitude test scores. But she also causes a crisis of confidence in Ed when he discovers that she was the one who recommended him for command of the ship.
posted by Small Dollar on Dec 1, 2017 at 9:04 AM - 11 comments

The Orville: Firestorm  Season 1, Episode 10

Strange happenings occur on the Orville after a crewmember dies during a plasma storm.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 18, 2017 at 1:41 PM - 27 comments

The Orville: Cupid's Dagger  Season 1, Episode 9

A tense mediation hosted on the Orville gets even more precarious when a key Union scientist turns out to be the blue alien Ed caught in bed with Kelly.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 10, 2017 at 9:59 AM - 14 comments

The Orville: Into the Fold  Season 1, Episode 8

Isaac, Dr. Finn, and her sons Marcus and Ty crash land on an uncharted moon.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 3, 2017 at 2:06 PM - 27 comments

The Orville: Majority Rule  Season 1, Episode 7

On a mission to rescue two missing Union anthropologists, the Orville encounters a planet where everyone wears a badge with the running total of the positive and negative impressions they leave on each other. Navigator John LaMarr makes a spectacle of himself acting lewdly towards a memorial statue and is forced to go on a public apology tour, where he must make a good enough impression of himself or else get his behavior "corrected" with a lobotomy.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 27, 2017 at 12:42 PM - 23 comments

The Orville: Krill  Season 1, Episode 6

After capturing a Krill shuttle, Ed and Gordon are sent on a dangerous undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of their holy book.
posted by fimbulvetr on Oct 12, 2017 at 8:12 PM - 33 comments

The Orville: Pria  Season 1, Episode 5

The Orville responds to a distress call from a ship crashed on a comet which about to plunge into a star. Captain Mercer is smitten by Captain Pria, who they rescue from the ship, but Commander Grayson does not trust her. Grayson launches an investigation into the Pria with the help of Lt. Kitan. Meanwhile, an attempt by Lt. Malloy to explain humour to Isaac results in them playing pranks on each other.
posted by fimbulvetr on Oct 5, 2017 at 9:19 PM - 37 comments

The Orville: If the Stars Should Appear  Season 1, Episode 4

While on a routine stellar mapping mission on the edge of explored space, the Orville finds an enormous derelict spaceship which is drifting on a collision course with a star. Captain Mercer takes a team over to the ship to investigate. While aboard the derelict, the Orville is called away to assist a union ship which is under attack by a Krill warship.
posted by fimbulvetr on Sep 29, 2017 at 6:30 AM - 23 comments

The Orville: About A Girl  Season 1, Episode 3

The crew of the Orville grapple with how the all-male Moclan culture deals with the hatching of a female child.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:11 PM - 11 comments

The Orville: Command Performance  Season 1, Episode 2

The Orville receives a distress call from another Union ship. Surprise, it's a trap, and Ed and Kelly find themselves imprisoned in a replica of their former home. Meanwhile, back on the ship,Bortus is on parental leave in his quarters after laying an egg. Alara is in command for the first time in her career. The crew discovers which system Ed and Kelly are located in, however they are informed by Union Command that system is off limits. Ed and Kelly are written off as lost in the line of duty and the Orville is ordered to return to Earth. Alara defies orders and heads up a rescue mission.
posted by fimbulvetr on Sep 18, 2017 at 10:41 AM - 32 comments

The Orville: Old Wounds (Pilot Episode)  Season 1, Episode 1

Set in the year 2418, pilot Ed Mercer of the Planetary Union divorces from his wife Kelly after he catches her cheating on him. One year later Ed learns that he got promoted to be Captain of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploration ship. To Ed's annoyance the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife Kelly. While on their first mission, a routine re-supply delivery to a scientific station, the station and the Orville get attacked by aliens that want to steal a device that can accelerate time.
posted by fimbulvetr on Sep 11, 2017 at 7:40 AM - 35 comments