The Orville

TV Show • 2017 • Comedy  

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Follows the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet, 400 years in the future.
This tv show contains 33 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
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Anonymous
Some people have sex under the influence of alien pheremones that influence their decision making. The alien giving off the pheremones is aware of this effect and doesn't inform anyone but pursues sex with them anyway, repeatedly.
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
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One alien species divorces by stabbing each other with a knife

SPOILERS AHEAD

S3e7 an alien with very intense strength bc of greater gravity on her home planet has a sexual relationship with a human that results in many injuries to him. This is played for laughs throughout the episode, but there's a very dark scene about 18 min before the end of the ep where the woman (talla) is in bed crying about the relationship having to end. When the camera pans out we see the man (john) in bed with her with an extremely bloodied, bruised, and swollen face and body. This is played for laughs but it is very, very dark and this moment in particular with its graphic depiction of bloody injuries was very upsetting to watch. The button on the joke is him spitting out bloody teeth, which is also very upsetting.

Also s3e7 there's a kind of upsetting dynamic when claire gives isaac an ultimatum to undergo the alteration to feel emotions bc isaac didn't want this but did it for her.
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gonzogm
I suppose the captain is gaslighted about how he got his job, but it's more like a "lie by omission" type of thing.
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Is a child abused?
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gonzogm
In season 3/New Horizons episode 8 a child is tortured. The child had arguably been abused by one of her fathers in previous episodes (certainly verbally, at the least).
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Anonymous
Cigarettes, simulator porn, etc.
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Anonymous
There's a lot of casual but heavy drinking on the show; I wouldn't call any of it abuse.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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There's a zoo where many species are trapped
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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sarah.pester
S1
 E10
Starts when they’re all in the conference room. First part is a lot of tarantulas which starts around 25:30, and ends around 26:00 when Ed opens the gun compartment. Around 27:00 Gordon starts talking about them, not the nicest, ends around 27:20. Last part is around 27:45, Alara and Gordon are stood still talking, elevator doors open to reveal a big CGI spider, this ends around 28:20 when Alara is running alone in the corridor. All good for the rest of the episode.
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Spiders in s1e10

Also cgi firefly type bugs in s3e8
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Assault
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m0rgan
S1
 E7
Character restrained to a chair
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Bodily Harm
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Anonymous
S1e12 lots of cutting hands and arms slowly and on camera - aliens who believe cutting open wounds is a way to see if their god will heal it, kind of like salem witch trials

S3e5 topa in a simulation hits a glass console w their fist and there's a closeup of the hand wound
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Is there cannibalism?
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Anonymous
S1e8 in particular
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Anonymous
People frequently die in ship explosions in battle scenes, typically w ship bursting into flames, but no specific onscreen person on fire that I recall. There is a moment in s2e3 where someone is forced at gunpoint to badly scald their hand in boiling liquid and we see the burnt hand afterwards.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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It's a "practical joke"
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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vermin
There is a public execution where a man is beaten to death and others are harmed in the process
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S3e7 about 19 min before end of ep john bloodied in bed w talla spits up his own teeth
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S3e7 during sex, john breaks many bones - we hear vivid sound effects throughout the episode

Earlier in early s2 when ed is on selaya, the gravity breaks his shins and we hear sound effects

Generally broken bones are easily fixed in this universe and time so they happen with frequency
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Does someone have a seizure?
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S3e3 gordon gets punched and kicked in crotch by bullies
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It’s threatened in s2e3 to alara’s sister when they are held captive
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Is someone tortured?
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gonzogm
In season 3 episode 8 a child is tortured
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Anonymous
Yes, but out an airlock into space, so no gravity
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Anonymous
Crew members in s3e2 morph into another species and the process involves growing graphic new eyes on their face, and their face/eyes generally being mutilated in the mutations, several of which happen onscreen.
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Anonymous
Only in a select few eps and usually played for laughs. In particular s3e7
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Children
Does a kid die?
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S2e2 the ship can save less than half the s2e2 survivors of a small colony about to be destroyed by a star, and the refugees draw lots. Many children are left behind and die.

S3e14 in alternate timeline it's implied topa dies

Also s3e6 there's a time travel situation where they erase a kid from the timeline, so sort of depends on your interpretation of their quantum mechanics explanations

S3e7 kaylon kills his builder family including 2 kids, but after we see them mercilessly torture him
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Death
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SPOILER s3e9 charlie sacrifices herself to blow up the device when it can't be shut down, preventing genocide

Also it's a show w a lot of war in space scenes where folks work in a military capacity and are on ships or shuttles or fighter planes that get blown up by enemy fire. S3e9 we see at least 3 fighter pilots lose their lives in battle.
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Isaac “dies” several times, including by suicide
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
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textileowl
Horizons Chapter 8 - a child is kidnapped
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Does a parent die?
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There's an episode where the orville cannot rescue everyone in danger and a child and her father escape but the mother dies. It's very sad.
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Does someone cheat?
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Literally the first scene is someone walking in on their spouse cheating
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Anonymous
S1e8 isaac throws and shoots marcus' video game when they are marooned. It's written to be funny, not sad.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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S3 E10- Around 1hr into the episode a mutant woman jumps out suddenly without warning.
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GarrettDavidson
An act described as possession occurs but it is more like a severe parasite.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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S1EP10 a creepy clown roaming the ship features predominantly throughout the first half of the episode.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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S1 E2- Alara vomits due to nerves @ 12mins after drinking a shot a tequila. Off screen. No visuals but graphic sound.

S1 E11- John is sick several times around 38mins (goes for about 30secs) when the shuttle towing the Orville transitions into 2D space. No visuals but graphic audio.

S3 E3- Bortus looks like he is going to be sick around 31mins in when the Orville is doing rapid evasive manuvoures in space. But he doesn't.

S3 E7- Around 55mins in John gags and spits up blood and teeth. Not technically vomit but pretty triggering.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Anonymous
In particular sound effects in s3e2 when crew members mutate into aliens. And broken bones in scenes involving selayans or humans on selaya.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
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GarrettDavidson
There is a torture device used in multiple episodes which appears to be electrical
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Anonymous
A torture serum injected in the neck and then the antidote the same
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Many scenes in sickbay
A hospital scene on a planet
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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A character is triggered by fire not realizing she had a traumatizing childhood experience in a fire
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NebulaBlackfire
S3
 E1
Someone attempts suicide in New Horizons episode one. SPOILER: They succeed, but are revived.
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Is there misophonia?
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There's a character in s2 who eats noisily
Also a scene w gum

S3e7 kissing scene
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Anonymous
Stereotypical unpleasant conversation between 3 women about trying not to gain weight s2e6
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Anonymous
Many scenes w ppl crawling through jeffries tubes as is typical of space ship tv shows
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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GarrettDavidson
No, but a main character attempts suicide.
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Noxious
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m0rgan
S1
 E7
mild but frequent adult language
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Anonymous
Opening sequence of s3e1 in particular
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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S2e5 born in a labor prison camp
Also an egg hatches in s1
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Are there abortions?
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CharlieSturm
In episode 4, a set of parents are taken to a facility after obtaining an abortion. The facility shows them a sulation of their child which speaks to them. It is very disturbing and the parents react with anguish.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Well in s3e6 SPOILER leighton meester is pregnant but then they go and remove gordon from earlier in the timeline against her and gordon's wishes and we don't know exactly what happens to that timeline but if it disappears rather than splitting into an alternate universe, then in a way a pregnant lady dies. Either way, it's emotional and sad.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Anonymous
Lots of weird throw away jokes about characters going on diets, in sitcom fashion, unfortunately.
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gonzogm
Yes, a child is born a girl which is considered a malformity. The baby is surgically altered to have a male body and the truth about the gender is hidden from the child.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Anonymous
The moclans are a homonormative alien culture and many episodes explore their prejudice, which are allegories for our own culture's heteronormativity and prejudice, including slurs and cruel language.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Anonymous
There are a lot of jokes and social critiques about race via alien species
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Anonymous
In alternate timelines mostly
Although the moclans are mostly homosexual as their culture is homonormative, arguably every battle where a moclan dies.

And then season 3 SPOILERS charly is revealed to be queer and later dies
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Anonymous
Many jokes about Yaphit, a gelatinous crew member, are explicitly social critiques and satire about ableism and other kinds of prejudice, sometimes more successfully executed than othertimes.
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Are there n-words?
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4
Relationships
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Anonymous
Gordon & leighton meester
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Sex
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GarrettDavidson
Nothing explicit, but sex is referenced a lot
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Social
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Anonymous
Mostly not in a traditional sense but in various alien planet situations, including two brief shots of a krill beggar in s3e4
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Spoiler
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Anonymous
Well, a lot of belief systems are debunked via allegories of backwards alien species
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Vehicular
Does a plane crash?
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S3e3 on screen and the characters are trapped inside flying it
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Anonymous
No but there are many other big, scary, dramatic, impactful explosions
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Is there blood/gore?
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2
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1
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Anonymous
Very little for the most part w a few notable exceptions, usually taken to an extreme and played for laughs as with s3e7
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Does someone drown?
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Anonymous
No but in s3e3 gordon's head is stuck in a toilet repeatedly by bullies
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Anonymous
There are also many eps with traditional guns and bullets when visiting less developed societies. And the kaylon head guns in the fladhbacks to their history with the builders, function like trafitional guns.
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