"Your entire species is male, isn't it?"
"That is correct, sir."
"So, there's probably not a lot of arguments about leaving the toilet seat up and that kind of thing, right?
" Ed Mercer and Bortus[source]
The Moclans are a single-gender humanoid race, affiliated with the Planetary Union.


Moclans possess light brown skin, their distinct features are their cranial ridges that run along the sides of their head and at the center. Their urinary system is interesting seeing as they urinate once per year. They reproduce by laying eggs, the gestation period requires the parent to sit on it until it hatches, which is approximately 21 days.

While they are declared as a single gender species, a female Moclan is born, on rare occasions, every 75 years.

They are also revealed to be able to eat anything, due to the species having evolved to draw nourishment from a large variety of organic and inorganic matter.

Culture Edit

Main article: Moclus culture.

Language Edit

The Moclan language and writing script can be found throughout the planet Moclus or spoken by native Moclans. There are several words of the Moclan language: gomaska 'first date,' latchcomb a popular party game, and apsada the name of a beverage.

Names tend to be single, without a second name denoting tribe or ethnicity, or simply to distinguish the referent from other people of the same first name. The lone exception may be the author Gondus Elden, though one of those names may in fact be a title or adjective.

The Moclan writing system was reprinted with an English transcription by Jeff Bond in the book The World of the Orville.[1] The consonants more or less correspond with English's, with two added letters; however, their phonological values are undetermined: a, b, c, ç, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, ñ, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z. The vowels have plain and umlauted versions (except for the unusual letter ǽ), and are undetermined phonologically as well: a, ä, ǽ, e, ë, i, o, ö, u, ü. Additionally, there are characters for ? and . as well.

Currently, no Moclan writing has been deciphered.

Notable MoclansEdit

  • Bortus - Commander of the Orville.
  • Klyden - Bortus' mate on board the Orville.
  • Topa - The child of Bortus and Klyden.

Trivia Edit

  • Moclan soldier sketch

    A concept sketch of a Moclan soldier by the show's wardrobe designer Joseph Porro and illustrator Luca Nemolato. Note the older spelling of Moclan as Moclam used during development.

    In the original script, the name of the species was Moclin and later Moclam.
  • In Old Wounds it is revealed that Moclans only urinate once per year.


References Edit

  1. Bond, Jeff. The World of the Orville. Titan Books. 2018. Pg. 141.