Sci Fi Watcher 222: The Orville S01E11: New Dimensions

We return one more time for a look at The Orville‘s “New Dimensions”.  The guys get into a 2 dimensional conversation as they look at LaMarr stepping up to try to be in charge and wonder if that will change the chemistry of the friendship he has with Malloy.

The Orville: New Dimensions

Season: 1
Episode: 11
Overall Episode: 11

Air Date: November 30, 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: Kelly Cronin
Synopsis: With Lt. Newton leaving the Orville, Mercer must find a new Chief Engineer. Although Yaphit is next in line for the position, Cmdr. Grayson discovers that LaMarr has been hiding intellectual gifts, stemming from wanting to be better accepted as a child growing up in his community. Grayson convinces Mercer to assign LaMarr to lead an engineering team assignment, in order to evaluate him as a candidate, but when Mercer learns that Grayson similarly pushed for Admiral Halsey to consider him for the Orville’s captaincy, he becomes wracked with doubt and resentment, despite Grayson’s insistence that he was granted his position on merit and Halsey’s confirmation that Mercer’s performance on the ship has borne this out.

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