There wasn’t a new episode of The Orville this week. However, for your weekend pleasure, we present some deleted scenes from The Orville, behind the scenes tidbits, and more.
We’d seen puppets teased on social media before, eventually learning it was a deleted scene from the season one finale “Mad Idolatry.” The scene showed Ed and Kelly monitoring the broadcasts of the planet and seeing a children’s show featuring puppet versions of Kelly and the little girl she healed with her advanced medical technology. The Orville editor Tom Costantino shared the deleted scene on Twitter, with some additional behind-the-scenes photos also being posted by makeup designer Howard Berger and the official Orville Instagram account.
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) February 7, 2019
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Looks like the episode we did with these amazing puppets created by my pal Mike Lisa @mjl_puppet_design for THE ORVILLE @theorville will now show the brilliant puppeteer skills of myself and genius prop master Bryan Rodgers @bryan.rodgers106 . Make sure to watch it! @macfarlaneseth @tomtheorville @palicki.adrianne #puppets #spaceadventure #muppets #sagpuppeteers #makeup #teamwork
Earlier in the week a deleted scene from the season two opener “Ja’loja” was released on social media. Bortus runs into Marcus and his troublemaker friend James as they run down the hallway after hacking a food synthesizer to produce a bottle of vodka for them.
— The Orville (@TheOrville) February 6, 2019
Season 1 soundtrack now available
LaLaLand Records just released a 2-CD soundtrack for the first season of The Orville, which features music from all twelve of the episodes of season one. The set offers 150 minutes of music. It can be ordered directly from LaLaLand for $21.98.
Mark Jackson teases more reveals for Isaac/Kaylons and talks Trek in AMA
Earlier this week Isaac actor Mark Jackson participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) which included some tidbits on what we can expect for the artificial life form in the future. Here are a couple of interesting exchanges:
Question: I’m quite interested in seeing how Isaac evolves. Incidentally, is there a meaning behind Isaac’s name? Is it an acronym?
Jackson: You’ll find out about his name later this season.
Question: In your opinion is Isaac wearing a Kaylon uniform or is what we see his body? Perhaps his body is some type of jumpsuit wrapped around robotic components to protect them from the elements?
Jackson: I could answer your questions but a) I’ll get fired and b) I’d totally spoil it for you. You have some big answers coming your way this season…
Question: Any insight into what Isaac’s homeworld will be like?
Jackson: Keep watching and you won’t be disappointed.
Question: Why doesn’t Isaac just have a built-in weapon instead of using a hand held weapon? Why can’t you stun people using your eyes?
Jackson: All will be revealed.
The actor also showed his appreciation for Star Trek.
Question: What’s your favorite entry to the Star Trek franchise?
Jackson: TNG cos I grew up with it.
Question: How hard did you study Brent Spiner before this role?
Jackson: The lovely Brent didn’t come into it.
Question: Which actors or actresses from previous Trek shows (that haven’t already had a role) would you like to see appear in future episodes of The Orville?
Jackson: Did you catch Tig Notaro on Discovery? Loved her performance. She should be on ALL the shows.
Behind the scenes of “A Happy Refrain”
Last week’s episode ended with a touching scene with Isaac making it rain on the bridge for Claire. Costantino shared a brief video showing how this was done with a green screen to protect the bridge set.
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) February 1, 2019
He also shared some images of how they shot the shuttlebay scene with the Union Symphony, featuring executive producer and director Jon Cassar.
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) February 2, 2019
More behind the scenes from season one
The bridge set for season one featured a giant LED screen (like a fancy electronic billboard), Editor and Producer Tom Costantino shows off how it worked from season one’s “Pria.”
— Tom Costantino (@TomCostantino) February 4, 2019
Preview for the next episode
The Orville returns on Thursday, February 14th with the episode, titled “Deflectors.” Check out the trailer below (NOTE: promo says “in two weeks” because it was released on January 31st).
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