"You paint some flames on the side, maybe like a rainbow unicorn, you got something."
Gordon Malloy[src]

The USS Orville or ECV-197 (Frequently nicknamed The Orville) is a mid-level exploratory vessel in Planetary Union service in the early 25th century.


S01E01: Old WoundsEdit

See also: Episode 1: Old Wounds

By 2419, the Orville was one of the fleet's 3000 ships. When its commanding officer retired, Admiral Halsey offered Ed Mercer command. Mercer accepted, and was able to bring his own helmsman along. Under the previous Captain, the Planetary Union had already assigned John LaMarr as the ship's navigator and backup helmsman, Bortus as the Second Officer, Alara Kitan as the Head of Security, Isaac as the Head of Science & Engineering, and Claire Finn as the ship's physician. The Orville was then relaunched from the dockyard facility orbiting Earth. Their first mission under Captain Mercer was to deliver supplies to the science station on Epsilon II. A short diversion to another space station allowed the new executive officer and ex-wife of Captain Mercer, Kelly Grayson, to join the crew.

Arriving at Epsilon II, Doctor Aronov revealed that the request for supplies was a ruse to bring a Planetary Union vessel in order to protect the scientists against Krill aggression. Fortunately, the Orville's crew was able to repel a subsequent attack on the laboratory as expected. During the encounter, the Orville also defeated a Krill destroyer, but suffered damage to two of three propulsion rings. The sho[ subsequently underwent repairs in dock on Earth.

S01E02: Command PerformanceEdit

See also: Episode 2: Command Performance

S01E03: About a GirlEdit

See also: Episode 3: About a Girl

S01E04: If the Stars Should AppearEdit

See also: Episode 4: If the Stars Should Appear

S01E05: PriaEdit

See also: Episode 5: Pria

S01E06: KrillEdit

See also: Episode 6: Krill


The propulsion of the Orville is based on Quantum drive. The drive configuration on the Orville provides the ship with a speed of 10 lightyears per hour. The ship also features a deflector screen, pulsed energy weapons, plasma torpedoes, a cutting ray, and a tractor beam that can be reversed to push objects away from the ship. The ship has a shuttle bay, which houses multiple shuttlecraft.

Shuttle craftEdit



Ship's complement
  Position Rank Person Type Service period Notes
Commanding officer (CO)
Unnamed PU officer -2419 At episode 1, a CO is sought for Orville
Captain Ed Mercer Human male 2419- Joins in episode 1
Executive officer (XO)
Unnamed PU officer -2419 At episode 1, an XO is being sought for Orville
Commander Kelly Grayson Human female 2419- Joins in episode 1
Second officer (2O)
Lieutenant Commander Bortus Moclan male -2419- Was already assigned prior to episode 1
Chief security officer
Lieutenant Alara Kitan Xelayan female 2419 Was already assigned prior to episode 1
Chief medical officer (CMO)
Unnamed PU officer -2419
Doctor Claire Finn Human female 2419- Requests assignment to the Orville, possibly to help the inexperienced CO
Chief science officer (CSO)
Isaac Kaylon individual -2419- Was already assigned prior to episode 1
(Chief) Helmsman
Unnamed PU officer -2419 At episode 1, a helmsman was being sought for Orville
Lieutenant Gordon Malloy Human male 2419- Joins in episode 1
(Chief) Navigator
Lieutenant John LaMarr Human male -2419- Was already assigned prior to episode 1
Chief engineer
Steve Newton Human male -2419- Was already assigned prior to episode 1
  Position Rank Person Type Service period Notes
Engineering crew Yaphit gelatinous crewmember
  • unnamed crewmembers of various species


  • Klyden (Moclan male surgical assignment former female) spouse of Bortus
  • Moclan child (Moclan male surgical assignment former female) child of Bortus


  • Captain Mercer mentions that the ship can go ten 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.


References Edit

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