Sci Fi Watcher 178: The Orville S01E01: Old Wounds

The guys begin the descent on the Seth MacFarlane sci comedy show “The Orville”.  They look at the first episode and see how close to “Star Trek” it is without crossing any lines.

The Orville: Old Wounds

Season: 1
Episode: 1
Overall Episode: 1

Air Date: September 10, 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: Jon Favreau
Synopsis: 25th-century Union command officer Ed Mercer divorces his wife, Kelly Grayson, after catching her cheating on him. A year later, he accepts a position as captain of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level research vessel, and learns to his dismay that his ex-wife has been assigned as his First Officer. During the Orville’s first mission, the hostile alien Krill captain (Joel Swetow) attempts to steal a device that accelerates time, which has both beneficial and dangerous applications.


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