Sci Fi Watcher 202: The Orville S01E07: Majority Rule

The guys journey back to another episode of The Orville and discuss how it’s similar to today’s society and how social media controls what we see and how we think.

The Orville: Majority Rule

Season: 1
Episode: 7
Overall Episode: 7

Air Date: October 26, 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: Tucker Gates
Synopsis: An undercover team led by Grayson lands on Sargas 4, an Earth-like planet with a culture similar to that of 21st-century human civilization, to locate two missing anthropologists. There, LaMarr is arrested after a video of him dancing with a beloved statue receives more than a million “down” votes, and must convince the public to pardon him or be subjected to “treatment” for his actions. Alara and Claire locate one of the missing, but find him in an irreversible lobotomized state.

 

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