Watch an Exclusive Clip From Tonight's Explosion-Filled Episode of 'The Orville'

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 3:54PM
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 3:54PM
Watch an Exclusive Clip From Tonight's Explosion-Filled Episode of 'The Orville'
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An interesting piece of sci-fi trivia: the iconic transporters in the original Star Trek series came about mainly because the special effects budget wasn't big enough for creating a landing sequence for the Enterprise. Roddenberry imagined a small shuttlecraft instead, but they still didn't have the budget until later—that was the Galileo, which looked like a big cardboard box painted silver.

Now, fifty years later, The Orville has the tech and the cash for those sweet landing sequences right out of the gate—complete with a little shuttle that looks like a futuristic toaster. In tonight's episode, "About a Girl," the crew descends to an industrial planet, where things get a little rocky. Here's an exclusive clip from the episode:

You can also check out our interview with André Bormanis, the science consultant for the show, here!

Opening quote
THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace…even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.
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Tune in tonight at 9/8c on FOX to watch the full episode.
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