The Calivon Zoo was a building on a planet in the Calivon system displaying members of species considered "inferior" to themselves. Exhibit cells contain advanced technology that replicates the home environment of its prisoners.
To capture their victims, the Calivon sent out buoys with holographic projectors that tricked their quarry into entering the buoy. Once inside, the victim was instantly teleported to a zoo holding cell that resembled their most natural habitat.
Description[edit | edit source]
The Zoo was built and maintained by the Calivon to house species that were less technologically advanced, and therefore viewed by the Calivon as inferior. There were at least five stories. The overseer of the facility was the Administrator.
Each cell was bound by a transparent force field to hold the detainee and to allow visitors to peer inside, the same principle used to seal the brigs and outer hulls of Planetary Union spacecraft. If any of the attractions attempted to touch the force field or otherwise escaped they were dealt a powerful shockwave knocking them back. Each cell came equipped with a method of exterminating its detainees through a euthanasia sweep, a lethal combination of gases and lasers. The combination also served as an effective method of containing diseases to a single unit, which implied that cells were not perfectly sealed.
Exhibit residents[edit | edit source]
- Ed Mercer (released October 2419)
- Kelly Grayson (released October 2419)
- Baral (released October 2419)
- Unidentified Krill
- Unidentified Moclans
- Unidentified Xelayan female
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ed and Kelly are held in unit 484 of the zoo.
- The holographic projector used by a buoy to trick the crew of the USS Orville was later adapted by the Union to disguise Ed and Helmsman Gordon Malloy as Krill soldiers.
- The entire set of the zoo was built inside the set of the Orville's Shuttle Bay.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Episode 1x02: Command Performance
- Episode 1.5x04: The Word of Avis, Pt. 2 (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x07: Deflectors (mentioned only)
References[edit | edit source]
- Episode 1x06: Krill
- "The Orville Fan Podcast w/ Jason Roberts (The Orville Unit Production Manager)". Planetary Union Network. April 19, 2018.