By the start of The Orville, Earth is a unified planet with a single representative government in the Planetary Union. Earth is the host world of the Union, and maintains the Union Dockyard, a large docking station for spacecraft.
While little of 25th century Earth is discussed, a few aspects of its contemporary culture are known:
- Apartments are common leaseholds in cities.
- Sushi continues to be a popular, regional dish.
- Cats are owned as domestic pets.
- Reality television is no longer popular, and is now an obscure piece of 21st century entertainment history.
- Peter Rabbit, a traditional American tale, remains a common bedtime story for children.
Old Earth Edit
"Even Earth is a little fuzzy on some of its own history." ― Commander Kelly Grayson[source]The planet of the 21st century and earlier is frequently referred to as Old Earth. Knowledge of Old Earth by contemporary Humans is uneven due to the passage of time. For example, Commander Kelly Grayson of the USS Orville knows that the capital of the former United States of America was Washington, D.C., but Helmsman Gordon Malloy does not.
- Episode One: Old Wounds
- Episode Two: Command Performance (simulation)
- Episode Three: About a Girl (simulation)
- Episode Four: If the Stars Should Appear (mentioned only)
- Episode Five: Pria (mentioned only)
- Episode Six: Krill (mentioned only)
- Episode Seven: Majority Rule (mentioned only)
- Episode Eight: Into the Fold (mentioned only)
- Episode Eleven: New Dimensions (mentioned only)
- Episode Twelve: Mad Idolatry (mentioned only)
- ↑ Episode Two: Command Performance.
- ↑ Episode Six: Krill (Gordon Malloy) ("What, you never seen sushi? It's a regional dish from Earth.")
- ↑ Episode Eleven: New Dimensions (Lieutenants Bortus & Gordon Malloy) ("What is a cat?" "Oh, it's an Earth pet.")
- ↑ Command Performance, supra, n. 1.
- ↑ Episode Eight: Into the Fold.
- ↑ Episode Seven: Majority Rule (Doctor Claire Finn) ("My God, it looks remarkably a lot like Old Earth.")
- ↑ Episode Three: About a Girl (It is possible that this can be explained due to the latter's well-documented ignorance of Earth's history.)