Sci Fi Watcher 190: The Orville S01E04: If the Stars Should Appear

The guys get together again for a look at the fourth episode of “The Orville”.  They talk about a new ship that’s encountered, what the inside looks like, and what happened afterward.

The Orville: If the Stars Should Appear

Season: 1
Episode: 4
Overall Episode: 4

Air Date: September 28, 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, as Lieutenant Alara Kitan; J. Lee as Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Commander) John LaMarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac.
Writer: Seth MacFarlane
Director: Brannon Braga
Synopsis: The Orville encounters an immense, 2000-year-old derelict ship drifting into a star. Mercer, Grayson, Kitan, Finn, and Isaac enter, discovering an artificial biosphere and a civilization of 3 million who worship an entity called Dorahl, and do not know they are on a ship. Grayson is held prisoner by their theocratic dictator Hamelac, who imposes a death penalty on “Reformers” who believe anything exists beyond the known world. While Bortus takes the Orville to save a colony ship from a Krill attack, Grayson’s crewmates rescue her and lead a group of Reformers to the alien ship’s bridge.

 

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