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Mission Log: The Orville

Following the adventures of the crew of the USS Orville, one episode at a time. Mission Log discusses the morals, meanings and messages of Seth McFarlane's "The Orville"

May 11, 2022

Get to know writer, producer, and science consultant Andre Bormanis. Our conversation ranges from Star Trek to Carl Sagan to breaking stories for "The Orville," and cats... many, many cats.

Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow @ML_TheOrville on...


Apr 27, 2022

He's a writer and producer responsible for great stories in Star Trek, The Orville, Family Guy and more. He has even taken us "Where No Fan Has Gone Before." This week, we're thrilled to welcome David A. Goodman to Mission Log: The Orville.

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Apr 13, 2022

Kelly's past self creates a disastrous alternate timeline that must be corrected as the season two finale of "The Orville" goes into the Mission Log. Join us for "The Road Not Taken."

Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages in each episode of "The Orville." Follow @ML_TheOrville on Twitter...


Apr 6, 2022

When a younger version of Kelly Grayson from the past shows up on The Orville, her presence there is complicated enough - even more so for Mercer and his First Officer's relationship. "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" goes into the Mission Log. 

Join us each week for a discussion of the themes, morals and messages...


Mar 23, 2022

Moclan tradition is put to the test when a secret cargo on The Orville is revealed: a female Moclan child! Join us when "Sanctuary" goes into the Mission Log.

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