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Old Wounds 

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Newly promoted Captain, Ed, is taken aback when his ex-wife is assigned as his First Officer.


Jon Favreau


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane





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
Halston Sage ... Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee ... Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Victor Garber ... Admiral Halsey
Brian George ... Dr. Aronov
Joel Swetow ... Krill Captain
Patrick Cox ... The Ogre
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Christine Corpuz ... Janice Lee
Sean Cook ... Dr. Derek Ashton


In the 25th century, gifted galactic alliance fleet officer Ed Mercer;, who went rogue after a divorce over his wife's adultery with an alien, finally gets a shot at a command due to lack of qualified officers. The new star-ship captain eagerly recruits maverick buddy lieutenant Gordon Malloy and is reasonably happy with his incomplete, multi-species staff, setting out to pick up a yet to assign first officer on their first mission. As Malloy predicts, he freaks when he learns his XO is his ex Kelly Grayson, but can't wriggle out. The mission is not actually delivering supplies to a spatial labs-spangled space station, that was leading Dr. Aronov's cover for seeking assistance with his local time manipulation device, which has great economic but also military potential. As feared, the enemy Krill empire got wind of it and his a ship waiting for them, even a traitor in the lab. The new crew works together so well, Mercer reconsiders splitting it up. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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. See more »


It was incorrectly claimed that eating the sequoia seed would let it grow inside a stomach. If eaten whole, it would pass through long before it germinated, and if it was chewed up, it wouldn't germinate at all. Saying it would grow in the sewerage system of the ship isn't really plausible, as the ship would probably incinerate their sewerage, or at worst, pump it out back at base. See more »


Dr. Aronov: This is Janice Lee, one of our most brilliant young physicists.
Dr. Claire Finn: [shaking hands] Hello.
Janice Lee: Hi.
Dr. Aronov: Janice has been experimenting with temporal fields and has made... well, a breakthrough would be an understatement.
[Janice sets a banana on the table, then taps on her hand-held pad; an electric bubble covers the banana, and it rapidly rots]
Ed Mercer: So, it's an anti-banana ray?
Kelly Grayson: It's really interesting.
Ed Mercer: We need no longer fear the banana.
Kelly Grayson: Does it work on all fruit?
Ed Mercer: What about salads?
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References Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) See more »

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Great First episode.
10 September 2017 | by becole-331-656280See all my reviews

The show is a wonderful thing to see if you're a Star Trek fan but even if your not there is enough sci-fi fun for all. The banter is on point and the story is fun. The model work on the shoe makes for a pretty ship to look at as well. If your looking for a fun show that scratches that all the right sci-fi places then this is the show for you. I can't wait to see what's next.

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