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Questions tagged [the-orville]

The Orville is a 2017 Fox TV comedy series, starring Seth MacFarlane, that spoofs Star Trek

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Why does the Orville have the ability to make it rain on the bridge?

In The Orville, 2x06 "A Happy Refrain", Isaac tells the titular ship to turn on the environmental systems on the bridge, causing it to start pouring rain. Having a wet and slippery bridge seems like ...
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Was Lt. Tyler's story arc in The Orville a deliberate reference to Star Trek: Discovery?

In The Orville, Lt. Janel Tyler is introduced as a new member of the ship. In 2x04 "Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes", it is revealed that This seems to have a lot of similarity to Star Trek: ...
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Has the Gamma Velorum star system been mentioned in a show or movie?

In this weeks Orville episode they mention the Gamma Velorum system as being inhabited by life. I could swear that another TV show or movie discussed this star system also. Does anyone know of a TV ...
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Why did Alara have to go home?

In Home (Season 2, Episode 3 of The Orville) Alara is diagnosed with a bone/muscle mass deficiency that is attributed to her living on the Orville and away from her high gravity home world. The ...
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Nature of the Orville Shuttles' cloak

In a few episodes of The Orville, namely "Majority Rule" and "Mad Idolatry", we see that the Orville's shuttle are equipped with a cloaking device of sorts (referred to simply as "cloak" by Orville ...
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In “Majority Rule” (The Orville), what function do upvotes serve?

In the The Orville episode "Majority Rule", a person who receives a million downvotes is arrested and, if the final tally tops 10 million, subject to "treatment". During an apology tour (and at other ...
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How does the Orville's quantum drive work?

The quantum drive used by Union ships behave like Federation (Star Trek) warp drives for all intents and purposes. It uses three engines to enter a warped space bubble that allows it to travel faster ...
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Did this shot from Orville rely on cloning (image manipulation techniques)?

This shot from The Orville required a very large number of extras and costumes for a relatively low-budget venture. (I'm mostly concerned with cost in the wardrobe department.) Were that many ...
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What does the registry number of The Orville (ECV-197) mean?

What is the origin of The Orville's registry number, ECV-197? It can be seen on the side of the ship in the opening animations. What does "ECV" stand for in-universe, and why was this particular ...
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How fast is The Orville?

What is the top speed of The Orville (or at least the fastest we've ever seen it travel) relative to the speed of light? (so non-fictional units) How long would it take to travel across the galaxy? ...
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In the Orville episode “Majority Rule” why didn't Captain Mercer simply do this to try and rescue John?

In the Orville episode Majority Rule "An undercover team led by Commander Grayson lands on Sargas 4, an Earth-like planet with a culture similar to that of 21st-century human civilization, to locate ...
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Height of Peter Macon / Lt. Bortus

As can be seen from this picture, Lt. Bortus is depicted as extremely tall compared to other member of the Orville crew. Is this the natural build of Peter Macon, or is the appearance manipulated ...
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What does the Planetary Union logo depict?

The Planetary Union logo features prominently in The Orville, on uniforms, walls and on the Union's ships. To my mind it kinda looks like a set of tentacles high-fiving each other, but do we know (...
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What do The Orville's uniform colours indicate?

The crew of the Orville (and the Admiral) wear a wide range of uniform colours including red, orange, blue, green, blue, grey and purple. Do we have a definitive indication of what these various ...
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Why the incongruous line in Orville “If the Star Should Appear”?

In Season 1 Episode 4, "If The Stars Should Appear" we encounter There are a number of signs the ship is extremely big: Yet we have the line This line is at odds with everything else in the episode,...
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Moclan demographics and genetics

In "About A Girl" we learn that, Yet not only do we later learn that Clearly this seems indicate the original claim as wrong, although there are a number of possible resolutions: What is the ...
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What's the origin of the name “The Orville”?

What's the origin of the name U.S.S. Orville (in and out of universe) in the upcoming Seth MacFarlane Star Trek comedy/spoof The Orville? (Is it related to Orville Wright)?