A category for all species that appear in The Orville.

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Minor Species
Name Episode Appearance
Frizzian Home (mentioned only)
Frizzian is mentioned only in the context of Frizzian champagne. This might be the name of a species, a planet, or a region on Xelaya.
Janisi Episode 2x05: All the World is Birthday Cake (mentioned only)
The Janisi are a "fiercely" matriarchal species from the Izar system. There are known to be "totally dismissive of any and all males who appear to be dominant." Janisi use cruisers for space flight led by a commanding officer.

Talla Keyali states that the she was forced to knock out her male captain so that the Janisi would repair their damaged ship.

Keribex Ja'loja (mentioned only)
A species distinguished in that they have two heads. John LaMarr once dated both heads of a Keribex for about two months in 2419, with neither head finding out about the other one. Ultimately, however, LaMarr ended the relationship as the left head always wanted to go hiking, which was "sort of a deal-breaker" for him.
Navidian Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes (mentioned only)
Navidian is mentioned only in the context of a floss made from Navidian micro-silk. This might be the name of a species, a planet, or a region. It is possible the Navidians (if they are a race) may be arachnids or insectoids if they produce silk.
Thetan Episode 2x07: Deflectors (mentioned only)
Native to Theta Draconis 4. Bortus realized that Locar was a heterosexual when he found him with a Thetan woman.

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Unidentified species
Name Episode Appearance
Dann's species Old Wounds
Cupid's Dagger
New Dimensions
New Beginnings, Pt. 2
The Word of Avis, Pt. 1
Ja'loja
Primal Urges
All the World is Birthday Cake
A Happy Refrain
Deflectors
Identity, Pt. 1
Blood of Patriots

Lieutenant Dann

A large-headed, spotted humanoid species from a single planet. They are members of the Planetary Union. Lieutenant Dann mentions that his species struggles with dating other species outside of his home planet.[1] A civilian scientist named Samm works at the Epsilon Science Station of Epsilon 2.[2] Another unnamed individual works as a civilian aboard the Orville.[3]

The unnamed alien species was one of the first aliens created for the show. In November, 2016, Howard Berger - then make-up department head - dressed Dirk Rogers as the alien and presented him to Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane was impressed: "Oh, my God. I love this character. I'm going to write this character into the script."[4]

Jorvik's species Old Wounds

Jorvik

Dr. Jorvik works at the Epsilon Science Station of Epsilon 2. His species is obscure enough that Claire Finn mistook him for a science project.[5]
Lurenek's species Command Performance
Sanctuary

Lurenek

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council.
"Furry Alien" Command Performance

"Furry Alien"

Baral's species Command Performance

Baral

Ock'or's species Command Performance

Ock'or

"Reptilian Alien" About a Girl
The Word of Avis, Pt. 1

"Reptilian Alien"

"Feral Aliens" Into the Fold

Drogen

Kanoot's species Cupid's Dagger
Sanctuary

Kanoot

Olix's species New Dimensions
The Word of Avis, Pt. 1
The Word of Avis, Pt. 2
"Ja'loja"
Home
All the World is Birthday Cake
Identity, Pt. 1
Sanctuary
A fairly common, if as-yet unnamed species. Olix's species is an official member of the Planetary Union.[6] These people are reptilian humanoids with two horns, a thick protective skin, and two elongated nasal cavities. The most prolfiic member is Olix, a bartender aboard the Orville. In addition, there is Palovis, an Orville crewman, and Karx, a xenoanthropologist. and two representatives attend the Planetary Union Council meeting on the Moclan sanctuary.[6]
Multiphasic Planet humanoids Mad Idolatry
? New Beginnings, Pt. 1
Ja'loja

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A child of this unidentified species attends school aboard the USS Orville.
? New Beginnings, Pt. 1
Ja'loja

?

A child of this unidentified species attends school aboard the USS Orville.
? New Beginnings, Pt. 1
Ja'loja

?

A child of this unidentified species attends school aboard the USS Orville.
Brosk's species The Word of Avis, Pt. 1
Blood of Patriots

Ensign Brosk.

The most notable member is Brosk, who serves in engineering on the USS Orville.
Mooska's species Ja'loja
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Mooska.

? Ja'loja

?

? Home

?

? Home

?

Unk's species Primal Urges

Lieutenant Unk.

The species was renowned for their pornographic simulations, which were highly prized throughout the galaxy. They spoke in an alien tongue that was not directly translated. The species was bipedal with six limbs, four fingers, and no readily observable eyes. The most notable member was Unk, an engineer on the USS Orville.
Tharl's species Home
Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes

Lieutenant Tharl.

The most notable member is Tharl, who served as temporary Chief of Security on the USS Orville.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates. This species bears a resemblence to Dann's species.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, this species is represented on the Planetary Union Council by a pair of delegates.
? Sanctuary

Unidentified Council delegates.

A member race of the Planetary Union, two members were among the audience of a Planetary Union Council meeting.
? Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

?

An unidentified alien appears as a character controlled by Ed Mercer in a holographic fighting game.

? Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

?

An unidentified alien appears as a character controlled by Gordon Malloy in a holographic fighting game.

Unseen[edit | edit source]

Description Episode Appearance
A simulated Xelayan woman in LaMarr 3594 describes an alien with organs external to his body. Ja'loja
Lieutenant Kleeman is of an unidentified species with 26 fingers. A Happy Refrain

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • So far, a minimum of 38 species have been indicated as being members of the Planetary Union or at least within its sphere of influence.

References[edit | edit source]

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