The Orville

Old Wounds - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Krill shuttles land, they park on either side of the entrance to Epsilon station, but when the Orville crew are escaping, the Krill shuttles are gone momentarily (during the firefight), only to return to their proper places a moment later as the Orville shuttle takes off. (00:33:40)

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Into the Fold - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: While in the shuttle bay, Dr Finn and her family are preparing shuttle ECV-197-2. During the rest of the show they are flying shuttle ECV-197-1. (00:01:15 - 00:05:20)

Krill - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Bortus bites off a big chunk of a drinking glass on a dare, but when he and the crew leave the dining table, the drinking glass is intact.

Scott215

Old Wounds - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Gordon starts to unpack his bag, he moves the flap all the way over. When John enters the room, the flap is still down, but in the next shot the flap is sticking pretty much straight up.

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About a Girl - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Right after the opening credits, when Dr. Finn tells Bortus, "I will not perform a sex change on a perfectly healthy newborn," the camera pans to the left as she walks to her desk, and the yellow T-mark can be seen on the floor in her office, where Bortus will stand. (00:03:25)

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Pria - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Lt. Malloy has his lower left leg amputated in Isaac's attempt at practical humor. When they later find the leg, it's not just a lower left leg, but an entire left leg (upper + lower). So either Malloy regrew half a leg in the course of a single night, or they forgot to tell the prop department to only make a lower leg. (00:26:35 - 00:30:20)

Primal Urges - S2-E2

Character mistake: The radiation on the planet's surface is a problem, and the exposure between the shuttle and the entrance to the underground caverns is specifically highlighted as the main risk. And yet when landing the shuttle, they land facing towards the entrance with the ramp behind them, making the exposure time much longer than it has to be.

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Krill - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Bortus knocks Kitan into the turnbuckle, her arms slip to the 2nd rope. But in the next shot of her, her arms are now on the top rope.

Bishop73

Old Wounds - S1-E1

Character mistake: After Mercer's speech to the entire crew he dismisses everyone except for the senior staff but everyone, including the senior staff, starts walking away as if they were dismissed as well.

Primal Urges - S2-E2

Character mistake: Isaac makes a statement regarding Earth's sun becoming a red supergiant. However, Earth's sun is not large enough to form a red supergiant, it will just become a red giant. This is something Isaac would know and not get wrong.

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Pria - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the crew is working to disable the device helping Pria to hijack the Orville, the Chief drills a hole and creates a great deal of metal/material shavings on the top of the device, which disappear. The device is also aligned differently in respect to the components of the Orville's circuits from the Chief's drilling shot to Isaac's probing shot. (00:34:21)

TheOriginalFreak

Pria - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The remote control device installed into the Orville's circuits is shown several times through the episode. When Isaac is beginning to send his leads into the device the corners of the right end of the device are about 1/2" - 1" past the intersection of various block shaped components of the Orville's circuits. However, just moments prior, when the device is shown in place in the same circuit, the corners of the right end of the device line up perfectly with the corners of those same block shaped circuit components as evident by the slivers of light shining between the very thin slit formed where the two sets of corners align. (00:34:15)

TheOriginalFreak

Into the Fold - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Finn takes the covers off her son, Marcus, the white sheet is still around his legs. It's gone in the next shot, but back on his legs when she kisses him.

Bishop73

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New Dimensions - S1-E11

Question: I get that this may be an involved answer! They say the 2D beings are likely unaware of their presence, "because the cross-section is so small." But surely that doesn't really matter - a 3D person could be sliced in half by a wire the thickness of a hair, and they'd still be killed, so doesn't that apply to 2D being as well? They'll be leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, cutting buildings in half, etc., and none of them seem to care.

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Answer: The book "Flatland", which is mentioned in the show, is a real book that may answer your questions in full (it's the story of a 3-D being experiencing the 2-D world and the 1-D world). In the 2-D world, there is no height, so there's no way to slice anything in half (horizontally). A being living in the 2-D world sees any object or being as a line (it's messy, but the lines have thickness, just not height, but all thickness is the same). So if the Orville was seen, it would only be seen 2 dimensionally and be seen as a line and others beings could just move out of the way. While there were buildings in "Flatland", perhaps this world doesn't have any, or the Orville didn't bump into any. There is death in "Flatland" when a being isn't careful and is poked, but these are usually by lines and triangles and the Orville would more like the circles and not in danger of poking anything.

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