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The Orville interviews are informational discussions with cast and staff behind the production of the show The Orville. Interviews can consist of simple round table discussions or more in-depth conversations between an interviewer and the subject. "Incorporation?" answers the question of whether the interview's information has been incorporated into the Wiki. I air on the side of caution, so some of these interviews may have been incorporated already. 

Interviews

2017

April

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Mike Seymour (fxguide) Rob Legato (model supervisor), Glenn Derry (The Fox VFX Lab) April 6, 2017 Link Yes

May

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Heather W. Flemmons (Life in Minnesota) Sean Cook (Derek Ashton) May 11 Link Yes
Inside Edition Seth MacFarlane May 16 Link Yes
Associated Press Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
Access Hollywood Seth MacFarlane May 17 Link Yes

July

This month saw San Diego Comic Con 2017, the first major push to publicize and market the show to fans.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Various Brannon Braga (executive producer), David A. Goodman (executive producer), Jason Clark (executive producer) July 22 Link. San Diego Comic Con Yes
Various Seth MacFarlane (Ed Mercer, creator), Adrianne Palicki (Kelly Grayson) Link (1), link (2). San Diego Comic Con. Link 1 has interesting comments on MacFarlane's ability to write female characters. Yes
Jonathan Fernandez (Lethal Weapon) Main cast, Chad L. Coleman (Klyden) Link. San Diego Comic Con. Some information left on Bortus's costume. Yes
Josh Horowitz (MTV) Seth MacFarlane, Halston Sage (Alara Kitan), Penny Johnson Jerald (Claire Finn), Adrianne Palicki Link. San Diego Comic Con Yes
JoBlo TV Show Trailers Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Gordon Malloy, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Peter Macon, Chad L. Coleman, Jason Clark, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga Link. San Diego Comic Con Yes
Mark Walters (BigFanBoy.com) Scott Grimes, J. Lee, Halston Sage (Alara Kitan), Penny Johnson Jerald (Claire Finn), Adrianne Palicki, Seth MacFarlane Link. San Diego Comic Con Yes
UCSB Script to Screen Adrianne Palicki, Seth MacFarlane, Penny Johnson Jerald, Halston Sage, Peter Macon, Chad L. Coleman, Mark Jackson Link. San Diego Comic Con Yes
FanboyNation Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark, David A. Goodman July 25 Link (MacFarlane & Palicki), link (Braga, Clark, Goodman). Late publication from San Diego Comic Con Yes
Entertainment Weekly Main cast, Chad L. Coleman July 26 Link. Late publication from San Diego Comic Con Yes
Whedonopolis Videos Main cast, Chad L. Coleman, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark, David A. Goodman Link (Macon, Jackson, Coleman), link (MaacFarlane & Palicki), link (Sage & Jerald), link (Braga, Clark, Goodman), link (Grimes & Lee) Late publication from San Diego Comic Con Yes
FanboyNation Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, J. Lee, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Halston Sage Link (Macon), link (Jackson, Lee, Grimes), link (Jerald & Sage). Late publication from San Diego Comic Con Yes
Heather Wixson (DailyDead) Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
TrekMovie.com Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Penny Johnson Jerald July 30 Link (MacFarlane), link (Braga, Goodman, Jerald). Late publication from San Diego Comic Con Yes

August

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
2017 Star Trek Convention Robert Duncan McNeill (director of Command Performance) August 7 Link Yes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bryan Rodgers (propmaster), Joseph Porro, Jason Clark, David A. Goodman Link No
Ed Gross (FHM) Seth MacFarlane August 8 Link. From the San Diego Comic Con Yes
GamerHubTV Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman August 10 Link. From San Diego Comic Con Yes
Associated Press Seth MacFarlane Link. From Television Critics Association presentation Yes
Motherhood in Hollywood Seth MacFarlane August 11 Link Yes
Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 Brannon Braga, André Bormanis Link Yes
Bruce R. Miller (Sioux City Journal) Natasha Francis (VFX producer), Tom Costantino (editor), Bryan Rodgers (propmaster), Scott Grimes, Howard Berger, Joseph Porro, Stephen J. Lineweaver, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee August 18 Link Yes
Hollywood News Source Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman August 20 Link (MacFarlane & Palicki), link (Macon, Jackson, Coleman). From San Diego Comic Con Yes
Lauren Mayo (Rolling Out) J. Lee August 31 Link Yes
TV Guide Mayo Penny Johnson Jerald, Chad L. Coleman, Peter Macon, Seth MacFarlane, Halston Sage, Adrianne Palicki, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, Scott Grimes Link (Jerald, Coleman, Macon, MacFarlane, Sage), Link (MacFarlane, Palicki, Lee, Jackson, Grimes) Yes
Fox Seth MacFarlane August 25 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
Harley Morenstein Seth MacFarlane, Brian Rogers (propmaster) August 31 Link Yes
Anthony Pascale (TrekMovie.com) Joseph Porro, Marvin Rush (director of photography), Jason Clark, Stephen Lineweaver, Tom Costantino (editor), Howard Berger, André Bormanis Link Yes

September

The Orville premiered early in this month.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Fox Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki September 1 Official, in-house interviews. Link Yes
Anthony Pascale (TrekMovie.com) Seth MacFarlane September 4 Link. Comment here on Marvin Rush . Yes
Fox Jon Favreau (director), Seth MacFarlane September 7 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
Jon Burlingame (Variety) Seth MacFarlane, Bruce Broughton, Joel McNeely, Carol Farhat (Vice-President of Music Production) Link Yes
Tara Bennett (SyFy) Seth MacFarlane September 8 Link. From the Television Critics Association presentation Yes
Morgan Jeffrey & Joseph McCabe (Digital Spy) Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
Manu Saadia (The New Yorker) Seth MacFarlane September 9 Link Yes
Sway's Universe Seth MacFarlane Part one link, part two link Yes
Fox Seth MacFarlane, Rob Legato Link Yes
Ray Rahman (Entertainment Weekly) Seth MacFarlane September 10 Link Yes
Courtney V, OHSOGRAY Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki Link. From San Diego Comic Con Yes
Josh Wigler (Hollywood Reporter) Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman Link Yes
AfterBuzz TV Mark Jackson September 13 Link Yes
Matt Fernandez (Variety) Seth MacFarlane, Halston Sage, David A. Goodman September 14 Link. From the Paley Center for Media Yes
fx guide Visual Effects team Link Yes
Anthony Pascale (TrekMovie.com) Brannon Braga Link Yes
Chris Eggertsen (Hollywood Reporter) Adrianne Palicki September 15 Link Yes
Erik Kain (Forbes) Seth MacFarlane September 16 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Patrick Cox (Justin the Ogre) September 19 Link Yes
Chris Eggertsen (Hollywood Reporter) J. Lee Link Yes
Fox Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
Shine on Media Halston Sage September 21 Link. From Paley Center for Media Yes
The Orville Podcast Peter Macon (Bortus) September 22 Link Yes
Medium Mark Jackson Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Brett Rickaby (Lurenek) September 24 Link Yes
Fox André Bormanis September 25 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
3BlackGeeks Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Peter Macon, Chad L. Coleman Link (MacFarlane & Palicki), link (Macon), link (Coleman). From San Diego Comic Con Yes
John Beifuss (USA Today) Patrick Cox September 27 Link Yes

October

Much of the crew and the cast attended the New York Comic Con, held on October 6. The month proved to be the most active yet, interview-wise.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Build Series NYC Adrianne Palicki (Kelly Grayson) October 4 Link Yes
Fox

Charlize Theron (Pria Lavesque)

October 5 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
Christina Radish (Collider)

Adrianne Palicki

Link Yes
The Orville Podcast Mark Jackson (Isaac) October 6 Link Yes
New York Comic Con 2017 Brannon Braga, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes (Gordon Malloy), Adrianne Palicki, Seth MacFarlane Link. David A. Goodman hosts. Yes
Jordan DesJardins (ScienceFiction.com) Penny Johnson Jerald Link Yes
Twitch Penny Johnson Jerald, Brannon Braga, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Adrianne Palicki, David A. Goodman Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Jonathan Frakes (director of Pria) October 8 Link Yes
Fox André Bormanis October 10 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
Harry Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
Anna Wyckoff (Costume Designers Guild) Joseph Porro Link Yes
AfterBuzz TV J. Lee Link Yes
Katey Rich (Vanity Fair) Adrianne Palicki October 12 Link Yes
The Manstalgia Podcast Bryan Rodgers Link No
WithAnAccentTV Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald October 13 Link (Braga & Goodman), link (Palicki & Grimes), link (Jerald) Yes
Planetary Union Network David A. Goodman (executive producer, director) October 14 Link Yes
Adam Savage's Tested Howard Berger, Tami Lane (make-up artist) October 16 Link Yes
Fox André Bormanis October 18 Official, in-house interview. Link Yes
Anthony Pascale (TrekMovie.com) David A. Goodman October 23 Link Yes
Jonathan Kesh (Outer Places) Jason Clark (executive producer) October 24 Link Yes
The Orville Podcast Jason Clark October 26 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Bruce Broughton (composer) October 30 Link Yes
Joe Deckelmeier (Screen Rant) Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald October 31 Link Yes
Gary Collinson (Flickering Myth) Mark Jackson Link Yes
Fox Howard Berger (make-up artist) Official, in-house interview. Link Yes

November

The show was renewed for a second season on November 4.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Planetary Union Network Brannon Braga November 5 Link Yes
Simon Applebaum (Tomorrow Will be Televised) Jason Clark November 6 Link Yes
Greg O'Shalae (Hidden Remote) Scott Grimes Link Yes
Super Awesome Geek Show Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (Fadolin) Link Yes
Mike Reyes (Cinema Blend) Penny Johnson Jerald November 7 Link Yes
Jessica Toomer (Uproxx) Adrianne Palicki November 9 Link Yes
Ryan Gajewski (TheWrap) Adrianne Palicki November 10 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Mark Jackson November 12 Link Yes
Grae Westgate (Vulture Hound) Scott Grimes Link Yes
Talks at Google Seth MacFarlane, Liz Heldens (executive producer, writer), David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Howard Berger, Joseph Porro (wardrobe designer) November 16 Link Yes
Abbie Bernstein (AssignmentX) Penny Johnson Jerald Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Larry Joe Campbell (Steve Newton) November 19 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network André Bormanis (supervising producer, science consultant) November 21 Link Yes
The Orville Podcast André Bormanis November 22 Link

Important info on star charting, communications, the Orville has not gone beyond 1000 ly form Earth

Partial
The Talk Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki November 30 Yes

December

The Season 1 finale, Mad Idolatry, aired in the second week of the month.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Abbie Bernstein (AssignmentX) Scott Grimes December 1 Link Yes
Amber Stevens West (The IMDb Show) Howard Berger Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Scott Grimes December 3 Link Yes
Kevin LaPalme (LaPalme Magazine) J. Lee December 6 Link Yes
Kurt Anthony Krug (Oakland Press Entertainment) Larry Joe Campbell Link Yes
Alasdair Stuart (MYMBuzz) Scott Grimes December 7 Link Yes
The Orville Podcast Scott Grimes December 8 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Patrick Cox December 10 Link Yes
Ben Lee & Adam Tanswell (Digital Spy) Seth MacFarlane December 15 Link Yes
Build Series NYC Seth MacFarlane December 18 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Joseph Porro December 20 Link Yes
Stephen Broadbent (Telly Binge) Mark Jackson Link Yes
Late Night with Seth Meyers Seth MacFarlane Link Yes
Liz Shannon Miller (IndieWire) Jonathan Frakes December 21 Link Yes

Undated

Several interviews were published this year without an exact date.

Interviewer Interviewee Notes Incorporated?
Samantha Mimi Nguyen (The Laterals) Adrianne Palicki Believed to take place in autumn. Link Yes
Halston Sage Believed to take place in autumn. Link Yes
Art Eddy (Life of Dad) Peter Macon Takes place some time after September 21. Link Yes
Mike Reyes (Cinema Blend) Penny Johnson Jerald Took place some time in November (see also November 7). Link Yes

2018

January

January marked the first full month in which no episode of The Orville aired since its premiere. Toward the middle of the month, author Jeff Bond published the most notable collection of interviews in his official behind-the-scenes book, The World of the Orville. Despite the book's release in 2018, the interviews took place some time in mid-2017 or possibly earlier.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Television Critics Association Seth MacFarlane January 4 Not recorded, but reported on by several sources. Link Yes
Jeff Bond Cast and crew January 16 The World of the Orville Ongoing
Afro Penny Johnson Jerald January 18 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Jeff Bond (author) January 22 Link Yes

February

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Kevin H. Martin (Studio Daily) Luke McDonald (visual effects supervisor) February 9 Link Yes

March

PaleyFest hosted the first large panel-style interview since the Google panel in November the previous year, and the first to feature the entire main cast since San Diego Comic Con 2017. Various reporting agencies held side interviews with cast and crew as well.

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
The Martini Shot Show Howard Berger March 2 Link Yes
PaleyFest Main cast, Brannon Braga, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (writer), David A. Goodman, Jason Clark March 17 Link Yes
Red Carpet Report Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Adrianne Palicki At PaleyFest. Link (Jerald), link (Macon), link (Jackson), link (Coleman), link (Palicki) Yes
AfterBuzz TV Adrianne Palicki, Mark Jackson, Halston Sage At PaleyFest. Link (Palicki), link (Jackson), link (Sage) Yes
Fred Topel (Rotten Tomatoes) Main cast, Chad L. Coleman At PaleyFest. Link Yes
High Voltage Peter Macon, Halston Sage, Mark Jackson, Penny Johnson Jerald, Adrianne Palicki March 18 At PaleyFest. Link (Macon), link (Sage), link (Jackson), link (Jerald), link (Palicki) Yes
Planetary Union Network Tom CostantinoScott Powell (editor), Bart Rachmill (editor), Hillary Wills (editor) March 19 Link Yes
AfterBuzzTV Chad L. Coleman March 20 Link Yes
Panel Jonathan Frakes March 26 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention Link Yes
On the Mic with Tim Drake Mark Jackson, Rico E. Anderson (Moclan Doctor), Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon March 27 Link Yes
Jenna Anderson (comicbook) Jonathan Frakes March 28 Link Yes
Tanavi P. Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Scott Grimes March 30 Link (Palicki), link (Jerald), link (Jackson), link (Coleman), link (Sage), link (Lee & Grimes) Yes

April

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
The Alpha Quadrant Nana Visitor (actress) April 10 Visitor auditioned for the episode Primal Urges, but unintentionally passed on the role. Link Yes
AfterBuzzTV Chad L. Coleman April 12 Link Yes
The Martini Shot Show Peter Macon April 13 Link Yes
Occhi Magazine Rena Owen (Heveena) April 16 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Jason Roberts (unit production manager) April 19 According to Roberts, the filming order was 2. About a Girl, 3. If the Stars Should Appear, and 4. Command Performance. Link Yes
Deadline Stephen Lineweaver (production designer) April 26 Link Yes

May

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Google Seth MacFarlane May 18 Link Extremely important info Yes
Planetary Union Network Luke McDonald, Brandon Fayette (digital effects supervisor), Brooke Noska (visual effects producer) May 23 Link Yes

June

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Spocklight James L. Conway (director of If the Stars Should Appear) June 3 Link Yes
Craig Tomashoff (Hollywood Reporter) Seth MacFarlane June 15 Link Yes
Planetary Union Network Howard Berger June 17 Some information on Bryan RodgersLink Yes
Film Revered Podcast Howard Berger June 18 Part one of two. Link Yes
Film Revered Podcast Howard Berger June 20 Part two of two. Link Yes
Barry Goch (Post Perspective Luke McDonald June 21 Link Yes
ET Canada Adrianne Palicki Link Yes
Mashable Tom Costantino June 28 Link Yes

July

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
Bionic Buzz Chad L. Coleman July 14 Link Yes
Lisa Steinberg Scott Grimes, J. Lee, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar July 21 Link (Goodman, Braga, & Cassar), link (Grimes & Lee) Yes
Panel hosted by David A. Goodman Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar, Main Cast less Halston Sage Link (Part One), Link (Part Two) Yes
AfterBuzzTV Seth MacFarlane, Scott Grimes , J. Lee, David A. Goodman , Jon Cassar, Adrianne Palicki , Penny Johnson Jerald July 22 Link (MacFarlane), link (Grimes & Lee), link (Goodman & Cassar), link (Palicki & Jerald) Yes
San Diego Comic-Con Panel Main cast excepting Halston Sage, Chad L. Coleman, David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar Link Yes
Seat42F Scott Grimes, J. Lee, Chad L. Coleman, Mark Jackson, Peter Macon, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar July 23 Link (Grimes & Lee), link (Coleman, Jackson & Macon), link (Goodman, Braga & Cassar) Yes
SyFy Wire Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Jon Cassar, David A. Goodman, J. Lee, Link Yes
Serienjunkies David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar July 24 Link Yes
Muse TV Scott Grimes, J. Lee, Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald Link (Grimes & Lee), link (MacFarlane), link (Palicki & Jerald) Yes
Bleeding Cool Scott Grimes, J. Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Chad L. Coleman, Mark Jackson, Peter Macon, Seth MacFarlane, Jon Cassar, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman Link Yes
Three if by Space Scott Grimes, J. Lee, Chad L. Coleman, Mark Jackson, Peter Macon, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Jon Cassar July 27 Link Yes

August

Interviewer Interviewee Date Notes Incorporated?
CineMovie Seth MacFarlane August 1 Link Yes
TrekMovie Jonathan Frakes August 4 Link Yes
CineMovie Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald August 6 Link Yes
CineMontage Tom Costantino, Hillary Wills, Scott Powell, Bart Rachmil, Rob Kraut August 17 Link No
Reddit AMA Tom Costantino, Hillary Wills August 20 Link Yes

Undated

Several interviews were published this year without an exact date.

Interviewer Interviewee Notes Incorporated?
Stephen Lineweaver & Robert Strohmaier (ADG Perspective) Stephen J. Lineweaver, Robert Strohmaier (art director) Magazine article, July-August issue. Link Yes
Sidewalks Entertainment Rico E. Anderson    Probably around the time of the 2018 Paley Center Link Yes