Sci Fi Watcher 186: The Orville S01E03: About A Girl

The guys get together again for another look at “The Orville”.  They talk about sex (change) and how this episode is relevant to today’s climate, and share their thoughts on what they think about the story.

The Orville: About A Girl

Season: 1
Episode: 3
Overall Episode: 3

Air Date: September 21, 2017
Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Doctor Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage[13] as Lieutenant Alara Kitan; J. Lee as Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Commander) John LaMarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac.
Writer: Seth MacFarlane
Director: Brannon Braga
Synopsis: When Doctor Finn refuses Bortus and Klyden’s request to have their daughter undergo sex reassignment surgery, which is standard practice for Moclans on the very rare occasions when a female is born, the parents petition Mercer to order the procedure. Mercer refuses, as he (and the rest of the crew) object to performing such a procedure on a healthy infant, so Bortus and Klyden arrange to have the procedure performed on a Moclan vessel. Gordon and John change Bortus’ mind by showing him Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but Klyden still wants to proceed, revealing that he was born female.

 

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