The Orville (2017– )
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All the World Is Birthday Cake 

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The Orville makes First Contact; A new crew member joins the ship.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

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
Ted Danson ... Admiral Perry
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Mike Henry ... Dann
John Rubinstein ... Prefect
Niko Nicotera ... Rokal
Jennifer Landon ... Ukania
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Storyline

When a semi-primitive society finally calls out in space by radio, the Orville picks up the signal first and rushes there. Captain Ed's party is warmly welcomed as both sides want to discover the other. Suddenly, the state dinner turns into an outraged break-off as soon as Bortus and Kelly mention having their birthday- both are arrested as 'Gilliacs' and sent to a concentration camp, the rest of the party send back to the ship 'never to seek contact again'. It turns out the society has an astrological prejudice, causing births to be artificially shifted to avoid ill-boding months destining for a chained life as predestined criminals, while the next month means admission to the ruling elite. The Orville is forbidden by the admiralty to liberate its crew duo, hence seeks a way to outsmart the star sign bigotry. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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This episode seems to be an allegory on making irrational decisions based on external events that have no basis on one's daily life. See more »

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A society would not refer to their own planet as "Regor 2." That would be like us referring to Earth as "Sol 3." See more »

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Warden: You know, you have my pity.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: Your wife has mine.
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Unfortunately...
27 January 2019 | by nnom35See all my reviews

...the subtext was the star of this episode...and the exact people who need it either won't watch or it'll go warp speed over their heads.

SAD.


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