The Orville (2017– )
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Ed discovers that Moclans aboard the Orville are harboring a secret.


Jonathan Frakes


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Joe Menosky





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Capt. Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki ... Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes ... Lt. Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon ... Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Jessica Szohr ... Lt. Talla Keyali
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee) (credit only)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Victor Garber ... Admiral Halsey
F. Murray Abraham ... Chairman
Ted Danson ... Admiral Perry
Rena Owen ... Heveena
Ron Canada ... Admiral Tucker
Kelly Hu ... Admiral Ozawa
Tony Todd ... Moclan Delegate


Ed discovers that Moclans aboard the Orville are harboring a secret.

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Release Date:

11 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marina Sirtis played Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


When the party from Orville have arrived at the Sanctuary planet, there is a close up of one of the female Moclans revealing a distinct difference in shades between the area around her eyes and her prosthetic (mask). See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: Okay then. Go Dolly.
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Nine To Five
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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A previous review and 1 star rating forced me to reply and rate it at 10 stars for the sake of sanity
12 April 2019 | by xxxphilbluntxxxSee all my reviews

The only other review posted before this one is either a joke (which I hope it is) or as time deaf as it accuses this episode of being. Rating this (or ANY) episode of a show as 1 star because it does not single handedly rid our real world of every form of gender inequality that has ever existed is absolutely insane. It's only a TV show; it has to work within the framework of the show as a whole that has come before it, and within that framework has to try to tell an interesting story. If within that story they can try to get a bigger message across, that's all well and good, but what the previous review was bashing is just absurd. One of their complaints was that Sirtis apparently did not get top billing as a guest star, another was that Frakes directed this episode and he happens to be male. No show is perfect, but to review bomb a show that is making a attempt to actually further a cause only because it didn't go so far over the top as to cast aside everything else about itself in that attempt is insane; to attack something that is trying to help your own cause just sets your own cause back. Just to counter that precious review bomb I rated this ep a 10 just to set things back to as close to even as possible, so hopefully the rest of the reviews will actually rate the episode on the merits of what it actually is instead of some hateful insanity directed at an episode of a very good show that is doing its best to both entertain and move perceptions forward (even if some people are ungrateful for it's attempts to do so).

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