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We are, without a doubt, the weirdest ship in the fleet.β€” Helmsman Gordon Malloy[1]
The USS Orville (ECV-197) was a mid-level Exploratory-class vessel in Planetary Union service in the early 25th century. The ship was led by an unnamed captain and first officer until 2419. Captain Ed Mercer and First Officer Kelly Grayson assumed command of the Orville in September 2419.

The Orville was designed for long-distance exploration and cartography of uncharted space. Therefore, nearly 300 crew members and their families lived on the Orville,[2] working in Science, Medical, Engineering, and Security sections. The ship hosted a quantum drive capable of speeds over 10 light years per hour.[3]

The Orville was not intended for combat though it was equipped with essential military and defensive armaments. The ship participated in many military conflicts, most notably the Battle of Earth in early 2421.

Description Edit

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A deck grid view of the Orville from a wall panel in the Mess Hall. Second Officer Bortus's bridge screen displays this same view with the ship's quantum rings included.

The Orville's only mid-size. You should see the heavy cruisers.πŸ”ˆβ„ΉοΈŽβ€” Lieutenant Alara Kitan to Lysella[4]
The Orville was one of 3,000 ships in the Planetary Union. It was classified as exploratory, a spacecraft within the Union's military wing with the purpose of exploring and charting the outer reaches of the Union's home quadrant of the galaxy. The ship had a complement of 300 crewmembers.

Schematics Edit

Orville exterior

Rooms and hallways of the Orville viewed from outside.

As a mid-level ship, the Orville was considerably smaller than a Union heavy cruiser. Like other Union vessels, it was directed by a captain and first officer from the bridge, and complemented by a Sick Bay, Brig, engineering decks, residential quarters, a Shuttle Bay, a Communications wing, and a Mess Hall.

The Orville held at least one communications buoy, which it ejected from a hole at its mid-dorsal section. The buoy was used to physically deposit messages in space when the ship could remain, such as leaving a message for an away team when the Orville was needed for an emergency rendezvous with another ship.

Additionally, the vessel housed shuttlecraft within the Shuttle Bay with at least four six-seat shuttles: ECV-197-1 and back-ups ECV-197-2 through -4. ECV-197-4 was lost to the Krill in late 2420.[5]

People could enter the ship on foot through the ship's starboard hatch.[6]

Floor schematics Edit

Floors of the Orville, more commonly known as decks, were ordered by letter, or rarely by number, from the peak of the ship downward.

Decks were accessible by an elevator known as the lift,[7] or informally as the elevator,[8] or through a central, spiral staircase. The lift could be inoperable in the event of a power fluctuation.[7]

A deck was further subdivided by section. For example, Chief of Security Alara Kitan stated that she encountered a Clown on Deck C in Section 4.[9]

Alternate Orville grid

Alternate grid view with a panel of Deck C quarters. Isaac circled and highlighted Toren and Korick's unit. Note that this grid view includes the ship's quantum rings.

Ships Systems Edit

All systems could be encrypted by the chief of security during a security lock-out.[6]

Propulsion Edit

The craft's propulsion system, the quantum drive, was based on dysonium-powered quantum engines.[16] The drive configuration on the Orville provided the ship with speeds above 10 light-years per hour - over 87,660 times the speed of light. Space travel was navigated through spatial manifolds located in Engineering, or by traditional star charts. Though capable of that velocity, it was implied the speed was not sustainable for long periods and slower velocities were used during typical interstellar cruising.

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The Orville's schematics after losing the Battle of Earth in an alternate timeline.

Scanners Edit

The Orville came equipped with external and internal scanners. External scanners detected and recorded information about foreign objects or the outside environment. Internal scanners recorded security information in the form of video and audio recordings, as well as tracked the location of persons. Isaac upgraded the scanner array in the summer of 2420.[17]
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The Orville uses its tractor beam to capture the Calavon buoy.

External Systems Edit

The ship featured a tractor beam, an attenuated beam of gravity that could attract objects to the ship or could be reversed to repel objects away from the ship;[n 1] as well as a beam capable of slicing a multi-kilometer long asteroid in a matter of seconds, which is colloquially called a "cutting beam."[18]

Internal/Environmental systems Edit

Environmental controls maintained atmospheric qualities within the ship, such as temperatures in quarters.[19] Environmental controls could be individually programmed, such as Environmental Subprogram 43 Isaac, which simulated rain on the ship's bridge.[20]

The Orville had a regenerative environmental system to sustain its crew for extended periods without having to offload typical metabolic waste. The walls of the ship were made of a synthetic fiber that was an artificial ecosystem, taking in carbon dioxide exhaled by the crew and expelling oxygen. The ship also had a water recycling system that was entirely self-sustaining.(citation needed)

Crew Quarters Edit

Most of the crew quarters are on Decks C and G, save for the captain's and first officer's, which were two two-floor units spanning Decks A and B. A basic cabin consisted of a bedroom, living room with kitchen space, and a bathroom.

Armament Edit

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Orville's plasma cannons, plus cannons when firing

The Orville was tasked with the primary mission of space exploration and cartography with secondary assignments in diplomacy, science, and cultural studies. The Orville was not designed for combat or warfare. Nevertheless, in the interest of Union defense and the execution of crucial military details, the Orville did have armaments to deal with unexpected dangers.
  • Deflector Screens: The Orville boasted a high-capacity shield grid to protect itself from various threats, such as impacts from bolides and debris, various space-related and energetic phenomena and hostile weaponry. Deflectors could be optimized to deal with specific threats such as plasma storms and radiation.
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    Orville's forward torpedo tubes

  • Plasma Cannons: The Orville's primary weaponry. Plasma cannons fired pulses of high energy plasma particles. More precise than the torpedoes, able to make precision strikes against strategic points on an enemy ship, but not powerful enough to immediately penetrate the deflectors of a capital ship. The Orville possessed dual plasma cannons located on the nacelles of its lower quantum drive, the ventral tensor coils, which was a substantial blindside since the cannons could not fire directly above without hitting the upper tensor coils.
  • Plasma Torpedoes: The Orville had a total of six torpedo tubes, two were located aft parallel with its shuttle bay and four on the ventral side of its main hull. Capable of rapid fire, the Orville could launch its entire torpedo inventory in a single volley if necessary in any direction, which suggested the ship shared a common magazine. Torpedoes were more powerful than the energy pulse cannons and more effective against more powerful deflectors, but not as precise.

HistoryEdit

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The senior and junior staff gather for first roll call under their new captain, Ed Mercer, in the episode Old Wounds.

The Orville entered service sometime before 2419 under the command of an unknown series of captains. In September, 2419, Ed Mercer is appointed captain by Admiral Halsey. Little is known of the captain previous to Ed aside from the fact that she is a woman and was retiring from the Union. Most of her crew simply remained aboard the Orville aside from the commander, helmsman, and doctor.[21]

To fill the gaps, Ed quickly recruits his friend and colleague Lieutenant Gordon Malloy for its pilot. Planetary Union Central transfers Doctor Claire Finn to the Orville to serve as the ship's physician.[21]

By mid-September, the Orville embarks from the Union Dockyard orbiting Earth and rendezvous with a nearby space station to pick up Kelly Grayson for their new Commander. Kelly's transfer was kept secret from Ed until she made it aboard the Orville. In fact, it was Halsey who quietly transferred Kelly onto the Orville, who did so at Kelly's request. The friction between Ed and Kelly, who were once married, serves as a major source of conflict on the Bridge.[21]

Mission to Epsilon Science Station Edit

Their first mission under Captain Mercer is to deliver supplies to the Epsilon Science Station on Epsilon 2. Upon arrival, station chief Doctor Aronov reveals that the request for supplies was a ruse to bring a Union vessel in order to protect the scientists from the Krill. Fortunately, the Orville's crew is able to repel a subsequent Krill attack on the laboratory as expected. During the encounter, the Orville defeats a Krill destroyer, but suffers damage to two of the three propulsion rings. It subsequently undergoes repairs.

Confronting the CalivonEdit

In October, the Orville rendezvous with the USS BlΓ©riot, which just survived a Krill raid. Ed and Kelly take shuttle ECV-197-1 to the ship but, once "aboard," the BlΓ©riot and the commanders vanish. The BlΓ©riot was in fact a holographic projection from a Calivon buoy.

As acting captain, Alara Kitan directs helm control to rein in the buoy using a tractor beam. However, the buoy was loaded with explosives and the Orville is seriously damaged and several crewmembers hurt. Repairs are made over several weeks.[n 2]

Rescue of the DruyanEdit

In late November, Captain Mercer and Commander Grayson lead an away team to the Dorahl bioship, which places Second Officer Bortus in the captain's chair. Bortus leads the Orville to defeat a Krill warship attacking the USS Druyan.

Capture by Pria LavesqueEdit

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The Orville's quantum engines allow it to travel through space at faster-than-light speeds.

Several weeks later, the Orville picks up a stranded Vega Mining Consortium miner, Pria Lavesque. During a catastrophic encounter with a dark matter storm, Pria directs Science and Engineering Officer Isaac to flood the area with neutralized axion particles through the ship's weapons array, which enables the Orville's sensors to detect dark matter. Lavesque then utilizes a device on her wrist to guide the ship through the storm. The Orville is nearly destroyed but survives, and Pria gains the trust of the crew.

However, that trust was misplaced. Using the same wrist device, Lavesque overrides all control of the ship's computers and forces the Orville through a wormhole to the 29th century. Ed and the crew find themselves powerless on their own ship. The crew manages to wrest control from her by a surprise attack and takes the ship back through the wormhole to the present day.

Battle with the KakovEdit

At the end of the year, the Orville once again was called to battle a heavier Krill destroyer: the Kakov. The destroyer nearly destroys the Orville but Mercer directs Malloy to pilot the ship through a nearby planet's atmosphere at very high speeds. The tremendous friction damages the Orville but also creates a smokescreen that blinds the destroyer's sensors. Mercer's gambit pays off and he is able to attack the destroyer from above.

Surviving an ion stormEdit

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As a mid-level exploratory vessel, the Orville is dwarfed by larger Planetary Union ships like this heavy cruiser.

In the 25th century, ion storms are dangerous phenomena for space vessels, capable of severely damaging a ship.[n 3] The Orville has its own brush with an ion storm in March, 2420, when one causes an explosion in Engineering. The Orville receives major structural damage and loses a member of its crew, Lieutenant Harrison Payne. The damage is repaired over the next few weeks.

Crisis in two-dimensional spaceEdit

Only weeks later, the Orville experiences minor structural damage and damage to the quantum drive when it passes through an unmapped spatial anomaly that turns out to be a pocket of space that exists only in two dimensions.

With the quantum drive offline for repairs, LaMarr successfully devises a plan to take the Orville through the aperture of two-dimensional space by creating a quantum bubble around the ship that preserves three dimensions within two-dimensional space. Once back through the anomaly, the crew returns the Orville to a Union station for repairs.

MagnetarEdit

Orville magnetar

The Orville in the vicinity of the magnetar.

Alternate timelines Edit

Pria timeline Edit

In an alternate timeline in which the time travelling antiquities thief Pria Lavesque did not steal the Orville, the ship is destroyed in a dark matter storm in late 2419.[3]

The Road Not Taken timeline Edit

In an alternate timeline when Kelly Grayson turns down a second date with Ed Mercer,[22] Ed never becomes captain of the Orville. Instead after the Orville's original captain retires, she is replaced by Captain Griffith in September 2419. As a result, Kelly, Gordon Malloy, and Doctor Claire Finn never joined the crew.[23]

During the Battle of Earth, the Orville is badly damaged and crashes at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Most of the crew perished or evacuated, but Bortus (as acting captain) was stranded on the ship for months. Between six and nine months later, Kelly, Ed, Gordon, Claire, her sons Ty and Marcus Finn, John, and Talla Keyali retrieve the Orville and rescue Bortus.[23]

The Orville is destroyed by the Kaylon while sending Claire to the year 2414.[23]

PersonnelEdit

The ship stores personnel files on each officer.[24]

  Position Rank Name Species / Type Service period Notes
Commanding Officer Captain N/A N/A Unknown-2419 Previous captain
Ed Mercer Human male 2419-Present Joins in Old Wounds
Executive Officer Commander N/A N/A Unknown-2419 Previous first officer
Kelly Grayson Human female 2419-Present Joins in Old Wounds
Second Officer Lieutenant Commander Bortus Moclan male Unknown-Present
Chief Security Officer Lieutenant Alara Kitan Xelayan female 2419-2420 Joins in Old Wounds.[25] Departs in Home
Lieutenant Tharl Unknown male 2420 Interim security chief
Lieutenant Talla Keyali Xelayan female Late 2420-Present Joins in All the World is Birthday Cake
Chief Medical officer Lieutenant Comander N/A

N/A

Unknown-2419
Claire Finn Human female 2419-Present Requests assignment to the Orville. Joins in Old Wounds.
Chief Science Officer Isaac Kaylon individual Unknown-Present
Helmsman Lieutenant N/A N/A Unkown-2419 Previous helmsman
Lieutenant Gordon Malloy Human male 2419-Present Joins in Old Wounds
Navigator Lieutenant John LaMarr Human male Unknown-2420 Promoted to Chief Engineer in New Dimensions.
Unfilled 2420-Present Multiple interim navigators
Chief Engineer Lieutenant Commander Steve Newton Human male Unknown-2420 Accepts new position aboard a space station in New Dimensions.
John LaMarr Human male 2420-Present Promoted in New Dimensions.
Crew
  Position Rank Person Species / Type Observed Service Years[n 4] Notes
Director of Operations - Laura Lamour N/A 2419 [n 5]
Technician Ensign Reed Human male 2419 [18]
Technician Ensign Jennings Human male 2419 [18]
Engineer Lieutenant Yaphit Gelatin 2419-Present Second-ranked in Engineering.
Chief of Repairs - Kit Stolen N/A 2419 [n 5]
Repairs - Gary Rake N/A 2419 [n 5]
Repairs - Sabrina Plaice N/A 2419 [n 5]
Repairs - Tony Lattanzio N/A 2419 [n 5]
N/A Lieutenant Morris N/A 2420 Works beside Janel Tyler.[26]
N/A Lieutenant Palovis N/A 2419-Present Works the Science section, waters the ship's plants, and described as "the lizard-looking guy."[26]
Medical Officer - Matt Chase N/A 2419 [n 5]
Medical Officer N/A Parley N/A Late 2419 or Early 2420 Doctor and full-time substitute for Claire while she is away on Arboreus Prime.[27]
Assistant Medical Officer - Alex Maynard N/A 2419 [n 5]
Shuttle Bay Operator Ensign Brooks Human male 2420 [11]
Engineer Lieutenant Dann N/A Late 2419 or Early 2420-Present [16][11]
Medical Officer Nurse Henry Park Human male 2420 [28]
Medical - Linda Herrera N/A 2419 [n 5]
Engineer Lieutenant Harrison Payne Human male 2420 Died from damage incurred by an ion storm.[28]
Assistant Science Officer - Jack Lineweaver N/A 2419 [n 5]
Chief - Josh Pierce N/A 2419 [n 5]
Teacher - Cassius Human Male Unknown - 2420 Transferred to another ship
N/A Ensign Davis N/A Late 2419 or Early 2420 Reports that he spilled soy sauce on his pants in a damage report.[27]
N/A Ensign Parker Human male 2419 [9]
N/A Ensign Jenny Turco Human female 2420 [26]
Dark Matter Cartographer Lieutenant Janel Tyler Human female 2420 Position created in August 2420.[29]
Unnamed Crewmembers
  Position Rank Credited Title Species / Type Observed Service Years[n 6] Notes
Security Ensign Crewman #1 Human male 2419-Present Recurring extra.[18][30]
Engineer Ensign Engineer #1 Human male 2420 [16]
Engineer Ensign Engineer #2 Human female 2420 [16]
Security Ensign Security Station Officer Human male 2419 Acting Chief of Security.[30]
Security Ensign Shuttle Bay Officer #1 Human male 2419 [9]
Security N/A Voice from Comm Human male 2420 Bridge officer[11]

Passengers Edit

Production Edit

Orville Studio set

A photo of The Orville's famous two-story set from The World of the Orville.

The idea of the Orville was birthed by the show's creator Seth MacFarlane, who oversaw most creative developments of the ship. The name of the ship comes from David McCullough's description of Orville Wright in his biography The Wright Brothers, which MacFarlane was reading at the time he wrote the pilot script.[31] "Early on [in his book] there seemed to be some depiction of Orville as the 'beta' brother. Seemed like a good fit for our midlevel craft."[32]

Supervising producer and science consultant AndrΓ© Bormanis tweaked the details of the ship for scientific plausibility, and to keep the futuristic ship believable for general audiences. A group of artists led by production designer Stephen J. Lineweaver went through over 140 different concept designs of the ship before landing upon the final version.[n 7] "It took us a long time to get there but, boy, did we celebrate when we finally did," Lineweaver said.[33]

"The design of the Orville was a long process," recalled visual effects supervisor Luke McDonald.

It took about six months and at least ten different artists having a go at it. I had a design that had the three rings [spatial tensor coils] and someone else had one that had this front end almost like a yacht, and we eventually circled this and circled that and combined them to get the final look.[34]

Final architectural plans were drafted by set designer Eugene Adamov.[35]

Building the set Edit

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The scale model during filming.

Construction coordinator Tony Lattanzio supervised construction of the Orville set. To save money, the construction team built the spaceship reusing the scaffolding and "bones" of a house left on the stage from the show American Horror Story: Roanoke.[36] Construction took 40 days, consuming 25,000 square feet of set space.[37]

All lights of the ship were installed by the director of photography Marvin Rush, and can be controlled remotely to emit any color light in any pattern.[38] Lighting was specifically tailored for the quarters of each character to reflect their personalities.[38] Ship doors open and shut automatically by a pneumatic door opening device and pulleys.[39]

To create an authenticate atmosphere, Fox television financed the construction of a two-story studio set of the Orville. The idea came from Lineweaver, who wanted as immersive a set for the actors as possible.[40] Many in the show's production staff had worked on the 1990s science fiction show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine that utilized a two-story set as well, and they found it particularly convenient.[38] "I don't think you get an idea of how much money and how impressive the actual Orville spaceship sets are until you actually walk around on them," Jeff Bond, author of The World of the Orville, later noted in an interview. "Because they literally built the first two . . . decks of the ship; and it's all one structure, and you can walk up that spiral staircase onto the Bridge."[41]

Final approval to build a two-story set was mostly due to space and budget constraints. The Orville was to be shot in Studio 15, where the cancelled series Gang Related was filmed on a two-story build.[38] Plus, Fox could afford to construct additional sets vertically, but the high cost of additional, lateral studio space was prohibitive. "We knew we needed multiple sets, but we didn't have the floor space" executive produce Jason Clark recounted in Bond's book. "So we said, 'What if we had a two-story set? What if we built the second floor on a platform that already exists?' So that made it affordable."[37]

The impressive set turned out to be a highlight of the show. According to Penny Johnson Jerald (Claire Finn), the entire cast fell silent in awe when they stepped onto the set for the first time.[42]

Designing the Orville Edit

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The first concept sketch of the Orville by Seth MacFarlane.

While the earliest designs of the Orville more closely resembled a cargo ship or "a Mack truck in space,"[43] artists used a drawing by Seth MacFarlane to create the Orville seen on screen: sophisticated, sleek, and curvaceous. The ship then became the template for all Planetary Union ships.[44]

The Orville was designed as a self-contained world: to television audiences, it functions as the ground of most plot developments of the show; and within the universe of The Orville, as the home to a crew of 300 people. Bormanis later reflected:

This is a starship that can travel for months at a time and sustain a crew of 300 people. So we have to have a space for them that is not just necessary for survival, but is comfortable, that has the feeling of a place that you would want to live. So there's a psychological dimension: How do you keep a crew not only physically safe and alive, but how do you keep them psychologically fit?[2]

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Later concept art for the ship. By then, the Orville had attained much of its sleek look.

Therefore, the show's creative team designed the ship to be spacious and welcoming. Living quarters were drawn to resemble futuristic apartments. A mess hall was added as a cafeteria and social space.

The science behind living on a ship for long periods of time posed a challenge to the show's producers. Bormanis wanted a self-sustaining ecosystem integrated into the ship in order to account for the vast quantities of water, breathable air, and supplies needed to sustain a crew. Bormanis decided that the walls of the ship would be synthetic fiber, the intent being that in the future, the fibers are an artificial means to recycle air, much like plants.[45] Jeff Bond, who wrote The World of the Orville, said that under close examination, one would be able to see nano-sized machines grooming and growing the fibers.[46]

Early designs of the walls had grass growing but Lineweaver decided simplicity was best, and built the walls of the set with Chilewich matting to create an unusual texture.[45]

Construction and filming Edit

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The scale model of the Orville on display at the August 8, 2017 press tour.

MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau (Old Wounds) had long joked about building a physical model of the Orville, but it was visual effects supervisor Luke McDonald who convinced them that constructing and shooting a highly-detailed 5 ft. (1.5 m) scale model was feasible.[47] Glenn Derry labored in collaboration with Favreau, Rob Legato, and The Orville visual effects team to design and build it. Most footage for the entire season was filmed before a blue screen in a single shoot, the same strategy used by Star Trek: The Next Generation.[48]

Space battles and other high-speed action sequences were accomplished by CGI. The physical model was imaged and transitioned to a 3D model by the previs company Halon Entertainment. Over a period of nine months, team of 10 modeled and rendered video of the ship in space battles, around wormholes or explosions.[49]

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The model of the Orville between passes.

Halon developed large point-of-view video to be displayed on the set of the bridge so that actors on the bridge of the Orville could get a sense of what their characters see.[49] The technique was highly effective:

[W]hen the effects team played the full rolling pitching video on the giant screen in the Orville bridge set, the crew standing inside immediately fell over - thrown by the optical illusion of the ship rolling when the set was actually static. Basically, one's brain either causes you to lean over, and thus topple over or you suffer massive motion sickness.[48]

Visual effects producer Natasha Francis elaborated that spending money on the screen saved them money in the long run by eliminating high green screen costs.[50]

Visual effects company Crafty Apes designed a number of additional effects for the ship, such as hugging the donkey, a battle tactic used by Lieuteant Gordon Malloy in Old Wounds.[48][51]

Production changes in Season 2 Edit

On April 19, 2018, Unit Production Manager Jason Roberts confirmed that the ship would receive an updated look for the second season.[38]

In June, production designer Stephen J. Lineweaver and art director Robert Strohmaier jointly published an article where they revealed that a school classroom, an armory, and increased hallway space were built for the new season.[52] Season 2 architectural blueprints drafted by set designer Eugene Adamov for the ship's set were released as well.[35]

Production changes in Season 3 Edit

On March 26, 2020, Jennifer Oullette of Ars Technica reported that the Orville would receive an updated look.[44]

TriviaEdit

  • In September 2420, the Orville's Medical Level requests a DNA specialist for a short-term assignment.[25] It is unclear whether that request was ever filled or by whom.
  • Captain Mercer mentions that the ship can go over 10 light-years per hour. Since the International Astronomical Union defines the light-year as the distance light travels in one Julian year (365.25 days), that translates to 87,660 times light speed.[3]
  • The items listed on the Fantastic Plastics Models website includes a 15 inch long, 1/1400 scale resin model kit of the Orville. It was released in October 2018.[53]
  • The iconic winding staircase connecting the Bridge to the ship's lower levels is a redesigned set piece from the show American Horror Story: Roanoke, which was filmed in the same studio.[38]
  • The name of the ship comes from David McCullough's description of Orville Wright in his biography The Wright Brothers.[31]
  • According to Howard Berger, the first season makeup department head, just over 40 alien species live on the ship.[33]
  • While the Orville remains in active service as of the end of Season 2, the ship has been shown to be destroyed on-screen twice. The first was as a simulation in Firestorm, while the second time was genuine, albeit within an alternate timeline, in The Road Not Taken. In addition, Pria Lavesque claims that the Orville was meant to be destroyed earlier in the timeline before she travelled back and saved it.
  • The morning shift on the bridge of the Orville begins at 0800 hours.[54]

Notes Edit

  1. ↑ Both uses of the tractor beam are seen in Episode 5: Pria.
  2. ↑ Repairs are completed before the episode concludes, which means that the repairs must take less than 21 days (because of Bortus's 21-day incubation period). Episode 2: Command Performance
  3. ↑ The Dorahl bioship was horribly damaged by an ion storm. Episode 4: If the Stars Should Appear
  4. ↑ Listed is the year a character is seen. However, recurring characters (those appearing across multiple episodes) are assumed to be static members of the Orville, and are given the year of first observation and listed until the present.
  5. ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Crew manifest in Episode 1: Old Wounds.
  6. ↑ Listed is the year a character is seen. However, recurring characters (those appearing across multiple episodes) are assumed to be static members of the Orville, and are given the year of first observation and listed until the present.
  7. ↑ See Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 11. But Lineweaver has also said that the number of drafts exceeded 150. See Miller, Bruce R. "Ready for launch: 'The Orville' gets set to blast off". Sioux City Journal. Aug. 18, 2018.

References Edit

  1. ↑ A Happy Refrain
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 "The Science Of THE ORVILLE: The Reality Of Space Travel | Season 1 | THE ORVILLE". The Orville Official YouTube. Sept. 25, 2017.
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Episode 1x05: Pria
  4. ↑ Majority Rule
  5. ↑ Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 Episode 2x08: Identity, Pt. 1
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 Episode 2x11: Lasting Impressions
  8. ↑ Episode 1x09: Cupid's Dagger
  9. ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Episode Two: Command Performance.
  10. ↑ Pria Lavesque is placed in Unit 6 on Deck C. Episode 1x05: Pria
  11. ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Episode Nine: Cupid's Dagger.
  12. ↑ 12.0 12.1 Episode 2x12: Sanctuary
  13. ↑ There are two reasons: First, because the base of the ship's spiral staircase can be seen; Second, because a young ensign states the Kaylon dragged him up from the Shuttle Bay, which is on Deck E. Episode 2x09: Identity, Pt. 2
  14. ↑ Based on relative heights and that in The Word of Avis, Pt. 1, the access doors to the Observation Deck are independent of Shuttle Bay's.
  15. ↑ 15.0 15.1 Yaphit travels along a conduit from the Shuttle Bay floor to the Armory and to the Communications Array without ascending or descending. Episode 2x09: Identity, Pt. 2
  16. ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Episode Eleven: New Dimensions.
  17. ↑ Episode 1.5x02: New Beginnings, Pt. 2
  18. ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Episode Three: About a Girl.
  19. ↑ Janel Tyler: "Oh, it's chilly in here." Ed Mercer: "It's the environmental controls. I keep telling John he's got to fix 'em." Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
  20. ↑ Episode 2x06: A Happy Refrain
  21. ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Episode 1: Old Wounds
  22. ↑ Episode 2x13: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
  23. ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 Episode 2x14: The Road Not Taken
  24. ↑ Isaac refers to the ship files in A Happy Refrain.
  25. ↑ 25.0 25.1 Episode 2x03: Home
  26. ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Episode 2x04: Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes
  27. ↑ 27.0 27.1 Episode Eight: Into the Fold.
  28. ↑ 28.0 28.1 Episode Ten: Firestorm.
  29. ↑ Episode 2x01: Ja'loja
  30. ↑ 30.0 30.1 Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear.
  31. ↑ 31.0 31.1 "Seth Macfarlane Google Questions answers". ThePatrickShow. May 18, 2018.
  32. ↑ /u/SethMacFarlane_. "I am Seth MacFarlane. AMA.". Reddit. Sept. 27, 2017.
  33. ↑ 33.0 33.1 Miller, Bruce R. "Ready for launch: 'The Orville' gets set to blast off". Sioux City Journal. Aug. 18, 2018.
  34. ↑ Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Page 17.
  35. ↑ 35.0 35.1 Lineweaver, Stephen & Robert Strohmaier. "The Orville: A Chance to Design the Future." ADG Perspective. July-Aug. 2018. Pg. 96-97.
  36. ↑ "Prop Culture Ep 1 Pt 2 - Bryan Rodgers Sons Of Anarchy American Horror Story and The Orville". The Manstalgia Podcast. Oct. 21, 2017.
  37. ↑ 37.0 37.1 Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 14.
  38. ↑ 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 "The Orville Fan Podcast w/ Jason Roberts (The Orville Unit Production Manager)". Planetary Union Network. April 19, 2018.
  39. ↑ @TomCostantino. "Hey @KiwiEV the doors work for real with pneumatics and pulleys. (Play with sound). Sometimes we retime in VFX. Info via @megamanex @TheOrville #theOrville @SethMacFarlane @planetary_union". Twitter. Feb. 22, 2019.
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