‘The Orville’ Episode Guide (Sept. 28): The Crew Encounters an Old Ship Adrift in Space

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‘The Orville’ Episode Guide (Sept. 28): The Crew Encounters an Old Ship Adrift in Space

“If the Stars Should Appear” (09/28/17) – Ed and the Orville crew encounter a massive vessel adrift in space, which is in danger of colliding with a star. While some of the crew set out to help the ship’s inhabitants, Bortus, Gordon, and John stay behind and fend off a Krill attack on another Union ship in an all-new episode of “The Orville” airing Thursday, Sept. 28 (9:01-10:00 PM ET) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode are Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Robert Knepper as Hamelac, James Morrison as Kemka, and Max Burholder as Tomilin.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “Ted,” “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), FOX’s “The Orville” is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship.

Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. The ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship’s Captain, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne Palicki (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, who’s assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”), Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”), Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), J Lee (“American Dad!,” “The Cleveland Show”), Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today”) and Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”).

“The Orville” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (“Terra Nova”), David A. Goodman (“Family Guy”), Jason Clark (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Ted”) and Liz Heldens (“Mercy,” “Deception”) serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) directed the series premiere episode.

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