The Benzians are an alien species from the 29th century in the Orville Universe.
The Benzians hired smuggler Pria Lavesque to return with the USS Orville from five centuries in the past. When the ship is brought to them at the rendezvous point the Benzians are peeved that the ship was damaged by the dark matter storm as they were expecting mint condition.
Orville crew eventually regain control of their ship, and flee. The Benzian attempt to seize control over the Orville through an advanced type of tractor beam, but failed the Orville evades.
The Benzian resemble floating sea anemones.
- The Orville Season 1: Episode 5: Pria (2017)