Description[edit | edit source]
According to Lieutenant Bortus the historical atmosphere of Moclus is extremely harsh. The modern surface of Moclus consists almost exclusively of industrial factories and huge urban metropolises. Because of this, the atmosphere of Moclus is covered in a dense smog said to make the planet difficult for non-Moclans to breath in. The only areas of the planet not dominated by industry are long ranges of mountains.
The planet has a burgeoning military, which openly conducts tests in public. Like Earth of the 25th century, the planet is ruled by a unified government and operates according to laws controlled by its judicial system. At least one political position and agency are known, the Minister of Internal Affairs. Moclan courts are public, and involve a presiding judge as a determiner of law, a jury of peers as a finder of fact, and advocates for the respective parties.
Culture[edit | edit source]
- Gomaskah is the Moclan term for a first date. In the case of Bortus and Klyden, occuring in 2413, they shared an evening meal at the dining establishment atop the Moclan Central Arcade before playing combat games in the environmental simulator, shooting 339 simulated combatants between them.
- Ja'loja, a Moclan urination ritual.
- Moclans play a game called latchkum, which is similar to the terrestrial game “hot potato.” It involves a group of people throwing an elongated ball vaguely resembling an egg. After a random period of time, a dagger projects rapidly from the orb, impaling the hand of whoever its holder. Surviving players shout “latchkum."
- Oppsada is an aged drink favored by Moclans. It grows into a parasite within the body, producing intensely pleasurable sensations.
- Plokta, a cereal-like dish eaten at breakfast.
Alternative timeline[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to Ed, Moclus is roughly two weeks from their present location at maximum speed. Their location is later identified by Minister Kaybrak as near the Pleiades Cluster. Because the Orville is capable of speeds up to 10 light years per hour, that means that Moclus is located about 3360 light years from the Pleiades Cluster.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Episode 1x03: About a Girl
- Episode 1x06: Krill (mentioned only)
- Episode 1x12: Mad Idolatry (mentioned only)
- Episode 1.5x01: New Beginnings, Pt. 1 (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x01: Ja'loja
- Episode 2x02: Primal Urges (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x05: All the World is Birthday Cake (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x07: Deflectors
- Episode 2x11: Lasting Impressions (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x12: Sanctuary
- Episode 2x13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (mentioned only)
- Episode 2x14: The Road Not Taken (mentioned only)