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

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 Capt. Ed Mercer (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Claire Finn (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Lt. Gordon Malloy (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Lt. Cmdr. Bortus (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Lt. Alara Kitan (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Lt. John LaMarr (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Isaac (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Steve Newton (11 episodes, 2017)
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 Klyden (10 episodes, 2017)
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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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Seth MacFarlane's character is named Ed Mercer; Peter Griffin's ex-girlfriend's name is Gretchen Mercer. See more »

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Captain Ed Mercer: Alara, you want to open this jar of pickles for me?
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The Critics Must Be Crazy: 'The Orville' Is A Great Show
11 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As many critics have pointed out, this isn't a spoof of Star Trek. It's not exactly an homage either. The best way I can describe it is that MacFarlane wanted to make a Star Trek show that recalls that franchise's earlier days, back before it became an action blockbuster film series and before the TV shows started becoming dark and grim and edgy. MacFarlane is making his own version of the original Star Trek, and he is a new Captain Kirk. All the optimism and sincerity and lightheartedness of that show is here, and in many ways it's kind of wonderful. I'm honestly surprised something like this exists.

There's some off-color humor, but it's never (so far at least) particularly offensive, or at least its offensiveness pales in comparison to many of McFarlane's other works. Still, it's distinctly him, so it's not going to be appealing to everyone.

In any case, I've really enjoyed The Orville. It's not a perfect show. Some of the jokes do fall flat. But I love its spirit. I love that someone is actually trying to make a Star Trek show that isn't just filled with explosions, space battles and gritty action. You should check it out and make up your own mind. Maybe you'll hate it, but maybe not. It's fun and kind of sweet and I'm happy it's a thing, however weird and unexpected it might be.


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