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Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes 

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Ed finds himself behind enemy lines when he crash lands on a mysterious planet; Kelly questions why Gordon wants to take the Command Test.


Jon Cassar


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Brannon Braga | 1 more credit »


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
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden (credit only)
Michaela McManus ... Lt. Janel Tyler / Teleya
Patrick Warburton ... Lt. Tharl
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Michael Traynor ... Krill Captain
Nathan Dana Aldrich ... Krill Officer
Greta Jung ... Comm Officer
Giovanni Bejarano ... Security Officer




Helm lieutenant Gordon Malloy surprises command by applying for the CO training program, yet doesn't do badly, but must reconsider his motivation. Captain Ed Mercer is off to spend some saved shore leave with his lover, lieutenant Janel Tyler. Only when the shuttle to the remote planet she chose is captured by a Krill squad, he discovers she's a figment. It's vindictive Krill Teleya, who assumed the fictitious identity of his perfect mate just to kidnap him and extract vital military secrets. Bu they are attacked by a hostile race, must flee together in a Krill shuttle and survive on the planet, chased by an enemy patrol, which requires collaboration to survive. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Teleya and Ed crash-land on the swamp, Teleya points out there's ground interference and their instruments don't work. Also, a number of enemy pods are seen entering the atmosphere, but their trajectory would put them several hours away from them, on foot march. Since no alien vehicle is ever seen, and most likely the enemy soldiers rely on their own instruments to track down Ed and Teleya, this wouldn't be possible, since the ground interference would scramble their readings as well. The soldiers could have a rough orbital location for the landing site, but tracking it on the surface would be subject to the same limitation: the search party would be as good as blind, as soon as they come closer. See more »


Capt. Ed Mercer: Um... I just wanted to be the one to tell you... I'm seeing Janel Tyler.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: I know.
Capt. Ed Mercer: [surprised] What?
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Come on, really? I see the way you smile when she walks onto the bridge. I know your smiles. You have 15. Three are for happiness, 11 are passive-aggressive, and one is for being in love. I've seen it before, you know.
Capt. Ed Mercer: What are you, Jane Goodall?
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Yeah, and you're the primate.
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lts a home run
18 January 2019 | by thomasloarSee all my reviews

Great story excellent acting special effects outa site orville back on target

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Release Date:

17 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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