One day down; about ninety more to go.  And what a day it was!  Sparks!  Steam! Camera shake!  An unexpected downpour almost taking out a camera!  Stasis pods!  Reveals!  And apricot-coconut cookies!  What more could I ask for?

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Line Producer Norman Denver - first one in; last one out.
Line Producer Norman Denver – first one in; last one out.
Director T.J. Scott calls the shots.
Director T.J. Scott calls the shots.
Alex (FOUR) and Allie.  Akemi took one look at this photo and said of Alex: "So handsome!", and of Allie: "She looks like Miss Universe!".  Cute couple, no?
Alex (FOUR) and Allie. Akemi took one look at this photo and said of Alex: “So handsome!”, and of Allie: “She looks like Miss Universe!”. Cute couple, no?
Cathy serves up snacks - and home made cookies.
Cathy serves up snacks – and home made cookies.
Roger and Me (and Alex).  After crushing my ribs with his last display of affection, you'll forgive me for being a little on edge.
Roger and Me (and Alex). After crushing my ribs with his last display of affection, you’ll forgive me for being a little on edge.
Director of Photography Craig Wright, rides the camera train.
Director of Photography Craig Wright, rides the camera train.
Marc Bendavid (ONE) and Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) between set-ups - and snacks.
Marc Bendavid (ONE) and Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) between set-ups – and snacks.
It can get mighty cold in the ship's underbelly. My writing partner, Paul (doing his best Gregory House impersonation), dressed for the weather watches the monitors alongside arthouse douche.
It can get mighty cold in the ship’s underbelly. My writing partner, Paul (doing his best Gregory House impersonation), dressed for the weather watches the monitors alongside arthouse douche.
Uh oh.  Melissa O'Neil (TWO) and Anthony Lemke (THREE) face off.
Uh oh. Melissa O’Neil (TWO) and Anthony Lemke (THREE) face off.
Showdown averted.  Peace prevails.  This time!
Showdown averted. Peace prevails. This time!

Unfortunately, Zoie Palmer was the only cast member not present today (She’s enjoying a nice, relaxed long weekend in advance of next Monday’s extensive fight training session) so I had to seek medical advice from a real doctor this afternoon. He assured me I had not, as I suspected, “unstoppered my liver”.  According to him, I cracked the cartilage in my ribcage.  He suggested rest, a warm compress, an easy chair for sleeping, and plenty of patience.  This’ll take a while to heal!

Tomorrow – lucky us! – a rare Saturday shoot.  Bring on the anti-grav sequence!

P.S. Happy Anniversary!  This is my 3000th blog entry here on WordPress!

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Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Great pictures! Sorry about your ribs. Sounds almost like what your Sis had.

gforce
gforce

Re: the cartilage – OW! That does sound painful.

Loving these behind the scenes shots. It’s all so exciting, but frustrating that it will still be many months before we see it.

The BIG question is, when are those nifty “Dark Matter” zippered fleeces going to be for sale!? smile They look sharp!

gforce
gforce

“Yeah. Coincidence?”

Things that make you go… “Hmmm.”

gforce
gforce

Happy 3000th post!!! Wow, this really is a day for celebration!

(not sure if this will work)
http://gph.is/XJcYmR

barb1296

Looks like you all are having a great time! Looks like a great cast and crew. Praying that your rib heals quickly! Thanks for sharing about the fun you had today and the great people you now work with. smile

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

At least you didn’t spend 11hrs (?) in a waiting room. That’s the bright side. 😉

pennlynn

So excited for everyone involved. I just posted links on my recent blog post and will continue to promote the heck out of this show! smile

Hope your rib feels better soon!

Bailey
Bailey

Congrats on 3000! Hope you feel better, but how can you rest? And aww, the cast look so very young. Jodelle has really grown up since her SG days. She was terrific in Harmony. smile

Brent
Brent

Congratulations on 3000! Only 2000 to go and then you can take a day off. 😀

astrumporta

Congrats on your 3000th and on production starting! It has to be amazing to work with all these talented people to see your and Paul’s ideas come to life. Exciting!

Purple- Ultra SG Fan and Sci fi nut
Purple- Ultra SG Fan and Sci fi nut

“barb1296 wrote:
Looks like you all are having a great time! Looks like a great cast and crew. Praying that your rib heals quickly! Thanks for sharing about the fun you had today and the great people you now work with. :-)”
Hey, thats what I was gonna say!

Elminster
Elminster

Hi Joe
Congrats on #3000, and to 3000 more!

Elminster

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

Happy 3000! You don’t look a day over 2500. wink Take care of those riblets.

dasndanger
dasndanger

I still say it’s gas.

grin

das

DP
DP

Didn’t your sister and her neighbor recently crack a rib, too? I suspect some kind of common cause. At least seven people who do or once lived on the same street near my parents came down with auto-immune disorders. I have some theories about that. I’ll have to think some more about the rib thing. Scurvy?

Ponytail
Ponytail

Congratulations Joe on #3,000! I can honestly say I have read them all. (and most of the comments too!) You’ve come a long way baby, from wanting to talk about your trips and things that interest you, to entertaining thousands (I’m sure) with your whit, charm, adorable dogs, and fascinating life. Thank you for your dedication!!

Ponytail
Ponytail

Thank you Joe for posting all these awesome pictures and keeping us up-to-date on our new favorite show Dark Matter. Look at all the smiles! Roger looks like he is in a good mood… lucky for you. Take care of that rib, cage, cartilage. I am so glad it wasn’t a cracked liver. smile Alex is a handsome man. Is Allie Miss Universe?? What did you do to Jodelle’s hair? I swear, those kids in space are out of control.

What a good looking cast! Keep the pictures coming! And daily catering shots too!

Thanks Joe!

Ponytail
Ponytail

Oh and…

@ JeffW – glad you made it home and are feeling better. I would hate to travel as much as you do.

@ Purple- Ultra SG Fan and Sci fi nut, wrote, “Hey, thats what I was gonna say!” That happens to me ALL THE TIME!

@ Joseph Mallozzi, wrote, “Yeah. Coincidence?”

I think NOT. Andria cracks a rib, you have to crack a rib… Sibling rivalry??

archersangel

According to him, I cracked the cartilage in my ribcage.
ouch!

Ganymede
Ganymede

Congrats on the 3K! – Hey, does that mean you can go to “syndication” now?
oh! And I hope someone remembered to put “film” in those cameras?! ;-D

BTW, wearing fancy-ass 3-piece “PRODUCER” SUITS can lead to ribcage damage…

Winst
Winst

I know that the red lights shown on the set probably mean something bad.
…but damn…they look *so* good.

Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing all of the BTS pictures and info.

MUST SEE Zoie in full android makeup and costume!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE find a way to make it happen.
I am not sure what the corporate rules are regarding your sharing of
BTS images/info etc.

ALSO….*really* started thinking and wondering about what kind
of voice will be used for Zoie’s android character.
Her own natural speaking voice?
Her own voice modified in some manner?
Someone else’s voice modified in some manner?
ALSO…..what about any special accents/speaking voices for any of
the other main characters?….and as well for any of the other non-main
type of characters?

Dark Matter excitement……I AM IN!
Very soon to be planning out the details of my future Dark Matter related forehead tattoo.
I *will* be THAT guy.
……well…maybe.

Kit
Kit

Great pics of the cast. Feel better! You guys are #cookiemonsters Get cookies every day;)

Winst
Winst

Cathy’s cookies aren’t just crazy looking….they look tasty.

Crunchy…chewy…and I doubt that they lasted very long.
No leftovers for sure.

Dark “Chocolate” Matter Cookies?

Winst
Winst

I can’t help but notice that the floors on the Raza set looks really interesting and cool.

Will they be seen?
Will they matter…on Dark Matter?

I think so…maybe even as soon as in the very first two episodes.

I could see that design somehow making a temporary
impression of some sort into a character’s cheek and/or forehead.

dasndanger
dasndanger

Do stasis pods have stasis potties? grin

das