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Majority Rule 

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Kelly leads a team to find two missing Union anthropologists on a planet similar to Earth.


Tucker Gates


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
Giorgia Whigham ... Lysella
Steven Culp ... Willks
Ron Canada ... Admiral Tucker
Catherine Shu ... Hoshel
John Viener ... Talk Show Moderator
Roy Abramsohn ... Morning Host
Loren Lester ... Lewis


Admiral Tucker orders the Orville to investigate the disappearance of two Union anthropologists undercover on a planet akin to 21the century earth. The captain must stand by observing Kelly's small away party, including suitably empathetic doc, Alara -who headdress proves inefficient- and lieutenant John LaMarr, whose childish dance on a statue is considered an utter outrage. The society has no actual authorities, just a system of voting by the general public on everyone's behavior, and John's is deemed bad enough for tele-voting which may result in 'social correction', a primitive electric brainwashing. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

26 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Majority Rule See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The exterior shots took place on the grounds of Los Angeles Center Studios. See more »


When Wilkis first meets John he asks him if his name is Kelvic. Later in the episode, a man tells Alara to take off her hat because its Kelvic headwear and she is not Kelvic. The man and John are different ethnicities. If Kelvic is not an ethnicity then the man has no reason to believe that Alara isn't Kelvic. See more »


Willks: I'm your publicity officer. I'm here to help guide you through your apology tour.
Lt. John LaMarr: Okay, wait. Now I'm really lost. What the hell is that?
Willks: You-you don't know what an apology tour is? John, they happen every day. How can you not be aware...
Lt. John LaMarr: Let's say I'm not aware, okay? Let's say, right, I'm the dumbest sonofabitch you've ever met. Now with that in mind, why don't you explain my situation to me?
Willks: Okay: you performed a disrespectful act on a statue commemorating frontier hero Mella Giffenden. It ...
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References American Idol (2002) See more »

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Yes, definitely see Black Mirror: Nosedive
24 November 2017 | by redgatortrv-88071See all my reviews

Or if you've seen "Nosedive", then watch The Orville: Majority Rule.

Both attack the same subject. Both have their good points and method of presentation.

Nosedive is better. The execution of the special effects are superb. There was definitely more that went into them, all build especially for that story.

But the best point of Nosedive was Bryce Dallas Howard; she keeps up a steady character development throughout the piece. She is the singular center of the drama and does her father proud.

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