I’m very close to losing my voice. That’s what fifty phone conversation over two days gets you – fifty being the number of actors who took me up on my offer to get on the phone with them to discuss their character, the show, what we responded to in their first audition, and most importantly, help put these new scenes in context in advance of their second round auditions. BIG casting week on the horizon!
But, of course, one role has already been filled! The part of The Android on Dark Matter will be played by my long-time buddy Ivon Bartok who you may remember from such roles as Blinky Cadet in the Stargate: SG-1 episode “Prodigy”.
Anyway, here he is at Friday’s costume fitting…
He’s sort of a cross between R2D2, Oscar the Grouch, and raver Gazoo.
Well, if you weren’t excited about the show before, I’m sure you are now with this HUGE casting announcement!
20 thoughts on “November 8, 2014: Dark Matter casting!”
That would be so awesome. Although, that costume looks more like a 7-11 Big Gulp.
Ivon looks so young in that first picture! Um, well, not that he doesn’t look young now, of course.
Hey, Ivon! 🙂
Look, I’m not saying you should cast Brent Spiner as the android. I just think it would be hilarious if you did.
Barb and I went to see Big Hero 6 tonight, and immediately noticed a big Stargate gate connection (a major homage to Stargate!) and even a reference to “Baron von Destructo”! It made me wonder if you’re friends with John Lasseter…
I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but if you go keep a watch out for a gate.
I kind of get casting Ivon as the android.
Being that the character is an android…you can probably
kill/destroy him off somewhat quickly..and then rebuild
the android as played by an *all new* actor sporting a
different..but maybe not better..look.
..and of course…all in an episode scripted out by Mr. Robert C, Cooper.
Wow, really? Congrats to Ivon! He’ll be great! Don’t cover up his pretty face! Or smush his hair. 🙂
You know, Winst had an interesting idea. Are you going to let Robert C Cooper write and direct an episode? It would be epic, and over budget, of course. (I am remembering Vegas and Sateda. A couple of SGA’s greatest.)
Congrats to Ivon! Waiting anticipating.
You two slay me… You really do… I would love this… Albeit with some moderations to the costume so I could see his handsome face… Anyhoo, I couldn’t resist… Hope you don’t mind I borrowed the photo for the blog – This is the droid you’re looking for.
Yea to ivon. Don’t put him in a mask, weird makeup, no funny hats, no wigs and yes to skin tight clothing. If you expect women to look good, then we want our men to look fabulous.
Darn, I was hoping for Kavan Smith as your android…
I am still laughing at LuLu.. now you give us Ivon.
well I don’t know if this is worth getting excited about but Dark Matter’s page is up on the Internet movie database. check it out.http://m.imdb.com/title/tt3116904/
Ivon The Android. so Ivon can record with his camera a lot of additional material. He also has the perfect hair there is no way uncombed iy nor a hurricane.
I literally Laughed Out Loud at that pic!
… Is it wrong that I want that to be the actual costume, now?!
Wow! Congrats to Ivon!!!! Love the costume too. 🙂
LOL @ “Raver Gazoo”. Hopefully that’s cooler than the regular Gazoo, a character I despised even as a kid.
Sooooo, is he actually cast as the android, or is the whole post a joke?
FWIW, if he is cast, cool!
Yeah, I’m with gforce; I find Gazoo annoying and unfunny. So costumes evoking that character are right out.
And it would be a terrible waste to hide Ivon under a cold plastic exterior. Definitely need a different costume for the show!
I was thinking something more like this:
@fifty being the number of actors who took me up on my offer to get on the phone with them to discuss their character, the show, what we responded to in their first audition
Proving how beloved the Science Fiction genre is in general 🙂