The Orville (2017– )
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Ed and Gordon are sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a Krill ship and obtain a copy of their bible.


Jon Cassar


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
Halston Sage ... Lt. Alara Kitan
J. Lee ... Lt. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Kelly Hu ... Admiral Ozawa
Michaela McManus ... Teleya
Dylan Kenin ... Krill Captain Haros
James Horan ... Sazeron
Michael Dempsey ... Mining Chief Harry Leidecker
Makabe Ganey ... Coja
Gabriella Graves ... Krill Girl Student


After the Orville confronts a Krill spaceship attacking a federated plant colony and captures a shuttle, admiral Ozawa orders to use it with an anatomic disguise devise to go undercover aboard the major ship. Captain Mercer and pilot Malloy must pretend to be sole survivors of a battle with humans, win Krill captain Haros's trust and get insight in the 'Krill Bible', the secret basis of their inflexible religion of Avis, which gives them a sense of divinely ordained superiority rendering peaceful coexistence with other species pointless. As if the suspicious ship 'chaplain' requesting a guard to the chapel weren't bad enough, the infiltrators discover a super-weapon aboard but get conscious issues about the Krill school children and their teacher to Ed's taste, Teleya. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

12 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Krill See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Like most of her fellow admirals on the show, Ozawa is named after a real admiral, in this case, Jisaburo Ozawa, one of the last commanders of the Japanese Navy during World War 2. Ozawa fought against Admiral William F. Halsey, whose namesake also appears on the show. See more »


When the Orville team returns to the Krill chapel, they are seen by Krill security and fired upon. The Orville team ducks and the camera views the security team from over the altar. No Holy Book is seen. However, later in this scene, the book is back on the altar. See more »


[first lines]
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Okay, let's hear it. How did you dump him? Everyone wants to know.
Lt. Alara Kitan: There's nothing juicy to tell. I just told him that if he couldn't get comfortable with our differences, then there was no point dragging this out.
Lt. John LaMarr: And by "differences", you mean the fact that you could bench press him with one arm.
Lt. Alara Kitan: Apparently, having a girlfriend with ten times your physical strength makes a guy feel emasculated.
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The good and the ham
2 May 2019 | by absolutelylucidSee all my reviews

I wanted to quickly review this episode because out of the first six, I felt it was easily the worst. It's not bad exactly, and I do love the strong classic Star Trek vibes this show brings. It is just that the show needs to know when to tone down the ham and get serious to maximize its potential. I suspect that the second season has learned this lesson and I'll discover that as I move along. Here though, the slapstick humor between Ed and Gordon completely kills the vibe, even if it is entertaining. It's good for entertainment, but sacrifices any potential to ever match some of Star Trek's best Klingon or Romulan episodes. If this show is going to hit the top level, it needs to know when to be full on serious, and this opportunity to establish the Krill on a similar amplitude to the Romulans is absolutely wasted on the humor. Also, the story element of the kids was good, but a bit too hammy in its handling. I suppose the classic Star Trek series had plenty of ham in the early going too. This is a solid show, I just wanted to voice my opinion on the matter in particular to this episode. Sometimes the humor is good, but to be a great show instead of just a good one, The Orville needs to know when to get full on serious.

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