Here's an IGN Terri Schwartz interview with Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin, of whom you may have heard.
The Game-Changing Note That Changed Colony Forever
This is a publicity shot from the interview in which both revealed which "notes" (pieces of advice) had been most influential. Condal said they were advised to take the aliens out of an early version of the pilot and Martin said something about dragons..? He didn't say anything about getting a new hat though.
More IGN, they ran a web "aftershow" for the first three episodes of Season 1 and these were made available online after each episode. Cast members and creators are interviewed by IGN's Terri Schwartz. Videos collected below.