In an alternate timeline where the Kaylon won the Battle of Earth, scavenger ships operated on the fringes of the galaxy. According to Gordon Malloy, these scavengers were known to cut off people's skins and wear them like suits.

One scavenger ship was captained by Kelly Grayson, who collected members of the USS Orville crew on a mission to send Claire Finn back to the year 2413 to restore the timeline.

Description[edit | edit source]

A scavenger ship draws in a shuttle with its tractor beam.

Kelly Grayson, formerly an officer in the former Planetary Union, commanded a scavenger ship that was in fact a repurposed Union Freighter. She was joined no later than July 2421 by Talla Keyali, John LaMarr, Claire Finn and her children, Ty and Marcus. Ed Mercer and Gordon joined the crew between July and October 2421.

Among the areas of the scavenger ship were the bridge, the Shuttle Bay, and a Briefing Room. It was equipped with a quantum drive and a tractor beam. Curiously, the tractor beam was a shade of magenta rather than the typical cyan-blue of Planetary Union ships.

The ship did not have a Sick Bay.

The ship held a shuttle from the unnamed Union ship ECV-342, brought by Ed Mercer and Gordon Malloy.

The ship was later abandoned in Earth's orbit when the crew retrieved the Orville.

Production[edit | edit source]

In the early days, the scavenger ship was known simply as "the freighter." The set blueprints were designed by Eugene Adamov. Set construction was led by Richard Anthony at two different sites: the Fox Mill and inside a warehouse. Two teams worked 60 hours a week to finish.[1]

On May 23, 2018, digital effects supervisor Brandon Fayette said in an interview with the Planetary Union Network that he was working on a particularly stunning ship for Season 2 (Kelly's scavenger ship), and called it "the Season 2 ship."[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Orville" Season 2. Last accessed July 11, 2020.
  2. "The Orville Fan Podcast w/ The Visual Effects Team". Planetary Union Network. May 23, 2018.
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