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The crew opens a time capsule from 2015.


Kelly Cronin


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
Jessica Szohr ... Lt. Talla Keyali
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Leighton Meester ... Laura Huggins
Tim Russ ... Dr. Sherman
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit (voice)
Darri Ingolfsson ... Greg
Sarah Scott ... Trisha
Ajay Vidure ... Karl


The crew opens a time capsule from 2015.

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Release Date:

21 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Items in the time capsule include: an iPhone, a bottle of 5-Hour Energy, a can of Coca-Cola, a CFL light bulb, Fifty Shades of Grey (either DVD or book), a Snickers bar, a can of spam, over-the-ear headphones, a bottle of nail polish, cigarettes, a USA Today newspaper, money, a tube of toothpaste, Purell hand sanitizer, a tube of sunscreen, a stethoscope, a New York Yankees ball cap, regular glasses, sunglasses, a toy car, a Fitbit, a birthday card, a pair of flip flops, an X-Men t-shirt, a box of Oreos, a take-out pizza menu, a restaurant or diner menu, a video game and an US magazine. There was also a small bottle of some sort pills, maybe diet pills or vitamins (I couldn't read the bottle). See more »


The iPhone from 400 years in the past has two bars of cell service and Wi-Fi. See more »


Lt. Gordon Malloy: [commenting on Laura's singing] I still can't believe how good you are.
Laura Huggins: Tell it to my landlord.
Lt. Gordon Malloy: No, seriously, I think if the right person heard you, you'd be a huge success.
Laura Huggins: But I don't even have to be a huge success. I just want to be rich enough to be unhappy but not enough to be miserable.
Lt. Gordon Malloy: Fair enough.
Laura Huggins: No, more important than that, I just think it would be nice to be remembered for something. You know? I mean, we all live and die on this planet, and... most of us are just forgotten. To me, ...
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References Laura (1944) See more »


Lips Are Movin
Written by Kevin Kadish, Meghan Trainor
Performed by Meghan Trainor
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I think most people arent going to it.
22 March 2019 | by Billslone2007See all my reviews

I thought the episode was powerful. We are all insignificant and to think about how you might possibly have such a profound effect on someone 400 years into the future is inconceivable because most of us wont. You'll never know what effect you have on other and it makes me feel sad. Thinking about all who have come before us that we have forgotten, someday we will be the forgotten. Every life is beautiful and it's sad that most will never see it. I thought the episode was great sure there are weird moments and if you just read the synopsis it sounds goofy to say outloud but in my opinion the episode worked. I think what if some kind hearted spaceman found my daughters phone and was able to see something as special as her life was is and will be. Not knowing what ultimately happened to her but just getting to see her in the happiest moments of her life would be an amazing thing. I think people need to have an open mind and think of the bigger picture. It's ok to put thought into watching a show.

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