Kaylon 1 is the current is the homeworld of the Kaylon species that exists far outside of Planetary Union space.


Kaylon 1 was once home to an unnamed species of organic lifeforms who at some point created the synthetic Kaylon, who inhabited the planet alongside them. Kaylon 1 is not a member world within the Planetary Union, and for a long time they had poor relations with them due to the firmly established xenophobia towards non-mechanical species. However, as of the 25th Century, they are trying to remedy this by sending observer Kaylons to serve aboard Union vessels in order to better understand the culture of species within them. The only known observer from Kaylon 1 is Isaac, serving onboard the USS Orville.

The planet itself is covered by bright cloud layers and vast floating cities full of dazzling technology. Kaylon 1's surface is used as an industrial zone, in particular for the creation of weapon's development. There also exists subterranean cave systems that are used as mass graveyards for the remains of their original builders.


On my planet, when a program is not functioning properly, it is deleted.Isaac explaining the process for handling disruptive behavior on Kalyon 1.[1]
Kaylon 1 is a very ruthless, logical, and technology driven society. The physical form of any Kaylon are assembled within factories and their program forms are expected to behave in rigid and predictable patterns, only what they were designed to do. If any of them act out of the ordinary, they are terminated without hesitation.

Kaylon 1 is led by an organization or entity known as Kaylon Primary. They first revealed themselves to the USS Orville after temporarily terminating Isaac's programming once he has acquired a sufficient amount of data on biological lifeforms.[2]

Kaylon attitudes towards biologicals is one of supremacy. They consider all biologicals intellectually and physically inferior and see nothing new to learn from any of them. In addition, they predict biologicals will eventually betray and enslave them like the Builders once did.

The Union is one civilization seen with suspicion and the data gathered allow the Kaylon to make a decision of genocide.

Production Edit

In a September 2017 interview, actor Mark Jackson said that there were plans to visit the planet in Season 1 that were tabled for a potential second season.[3]

This eventually came to fruition in the two-parter episodes Identity, Pt. 1 and Identity, Pt. 2.


References Edit

  1. Episode 1x08: Into the Fold
  2. Identity, Pt. 1
  3. Lovett, Jamie. "'The Orville' Star Mark Jackson Talks Science Fiction, 'Star Trek,' And A Brighter Future". ComicBook. Sept. 27, 2018.