The Orville (2017– )
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The ship's deflectors upgrade leads to conflict between the Moclan culture and the crew.


Seth MacFarlane


Seth MacFarlane (created by), David A. Goodman





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)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Mike Henry ... Dann
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Kevin Daniels ... Locar
Wren T. Brown ... Captain Rechik
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Blesson Yates Blesson Yates ... Topa


The ship's deflectors upgrade leads to conflict between the Moclan culture and the crew.

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Release Date:

14 February 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?


Talla instructs the simulator to play back from "time index 1701.7", a nod to the hull number of Star Trek's Enterprise 1701, and there were 7 ships shown on the series and movies to carry that hull identification. The original, the refit and the Enterprises A, B, C, D and E. See more »


Kelly calls Talla "Alara" during the deflector test. This suggests the script was at least initially written before Halston Sage's departure from the series. See more »


Lt. Talla Keyali: You wanna re-pay me? Here's how: When you see me in the corridor, walk the other way.
Klyden: I do not understand.
Lt. Talla Keyali: Locar didn't hurt you. He didn't hurt anyone. All he wanted was love. And yet because of you... his life is over. Except for no reason other than your own prejudice. So as far as I am concerned, you can go straight to Hell.
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References Anchors Aweigh (1945) See more »


(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
(performed by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, vocal by Ray Eberle, uncredited)
Music by Walter Kent
Lyrics by Nat Burton
Performed by unseen orchestra and vocalist in holoprogram of New York City in 1945
The same recording is also heard during closing scenes
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I Really Hate Klyden...
16 February 2019 | by that_movieguyxxSee all my reviews

All I really have to say, is that my general dislike for Bortuses mate, Klyden has grown to the point of me despising him. A contemptible morally devoid character.. At the same time I must take my hat off to the heart wrenching storyline, not only behind this one episode, but to the entire series. I think the series is gunning towards making us loathe Klyden, and I think a lot of us really want to see him dead for the selfish things he has done, and I love how at the end, we see the anger in Bortuses eyes, when Klyden walks in.

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