January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Director T.J. Scott in action.

Another awesome – and exhausting – day on set.  We were in the ship’s underbelly, the corridors, and personal quarters as our crew dealt with the aftermath of some surprising events and shocking revelations.  Questions, questions and answers – which only beget more questions!

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
The secret to director T.J. Scott’s success: Red Bull and coffee.

Actor Alex Mallari Jr., Dark Matter’s FOUR, is back with a brand new instalment of the Dance of the Day.  Check out his Running Man, Sword and Gun Edition…

Dance moves aside, this guy is putting me to shame with his ridiculous exercise and diet regimen, waking up at 3:30 a.m. so that he can squeeze in a workout (try 30 minutes of air squats!).  And then, this afternoon, I received the following pic from fellow training enthusiast Vanessa Piazza, giving me a heads up on what they do on their lunch break:

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!And what, pray tell, was I doing on MY lunch break while they were planking? Jogging?  Rowing?  Hitting the elliptical?  No, I was actually hitting this –

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

The Burger’s Priest bacon double cheeseburger fully loaded with HP (High Priest) sauce and fried jalapeños, fries, a vanilla-chocolate (aka The Riggs and Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon fans), and a couple of home made chocolate chip cookies.  I’d been hearing a lot about this place – as recently as this afternoon from assistant production manager Robbie David who went on in such delicious detail that I finally said “Screw the catering!” and arranged a road trip to the nearest Burger’s Priest just a five minute drive from production offices.  The verdict?  Probably the best burger I’ve had in recent memory.

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

The gang prepares to dig in.  Lawren, who had yet to receive his order, couldn’t wait.  Apparently, even the napkins are delicious!

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

We returned to the offices to discover a wine and cheese party in progress, a going-away get-together for the fabulous Lost Girl accounting team.  They will be missed!  As will my appetite after I followed up lunch with some triple cream brie.

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

At one point, resident media guru Natalie Cooper sprawled out on the couch and I made an executive decision (I am an Executive Producer after all) to steal her boots and throw them in the snow.  Well, we succeeded in removing her boot – only to discover THIS!  I’m not sure what shocked me more: the sight of those purple unicorn socks, or the fact that I was secretly wearing a matching pair.

Hey, speaking of “wearing”, do you know what today is?  Yeah, neither did I. Apparently, it’s Cat t-shirt (aka Pussy t-shirt) Thursday.  Silly me.  I thought it was Octopus Cufflinks Thursday and made a complete fool of myself.  But others came prepared:

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Jozie
January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Toni
January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Kelly
January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Alyssa
January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Rachelle
January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!
Jeff

Them’s some mighty awesome t-shirts.  I’m already ordering my own cat t-shirt for next week!

Finally, I leave you with today’s screen grab of the day:

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter In Production!  Discoveries Made!  Secrets Revealed!  Burgers Eaten!

28 thoughts on “January 15, 2015: Dark Matter in production! Discoveries made! Secrets revealed! Burgers eaten!

  1. Director T.J. Scott kind of looks as if he could/(should?) be
    a member of the Raza’s mysterious crew.

    Hmm??
    Possibly another one of those Dark Matter secrets yet to be revealed.

    I hope that I didn’t just somehow spoil the first season’s big finale cliffhanger.

  2. When Alex is dancing, would you please tell the people in the background to keep it down! What were they vacuuming or something?! shhhhh…..! 😉

  3. @ Alex – lol…NOT a middle-aged white lady dance. In fact, that would prolly give most mawls (see what I did there?) a heart attack. 😛

    So, are we gonna get Dancing With the Stars, Dark Matter Edition, on a regular basis? If so, I’m in the mood for something…of a period piece nature. Perhaps a minuet? Yes, a minuet…with your choice of partners. 🙂

    *wonders if anyone knows what a minuet is anymore…*

    Speaking of minuets, my grandmom performed a minuet on the stage of the Philadelphia (Metropolitan) Opera house back when she was just a girl, c. 1914. I guess it was part of a school exhibition or something, seeing as how my grandmom wasn’t a professional performer. She always talked about it as one of the highlights of her life. 🙂

    das

  4. @Alex Mallard Jr.’s Dance of the Day:

    Definitely not “middle-aged white lady dance”. I’m thinking more Godzilla stomping Tokyo, or maybe Ultraman going downtown (with a sword and gun) to take on the bad guys. And that just goes to show you can always take an analogy just that bit too far.

    And I’ll never ever accuse a fit athletic person of dancing like a middle-aged white lady from now onwards, especially when they’re wielding swords and guns! Just so you know… 😉

    Change of topic…

    That burger looked really good! I think I’ll need to add the Burger Priest to my list of restaurants to visit the next time I’m in Toronto. You had me at fried jalapeños!

    Lastly on the cat shirts, my history with cats has been problematic (comes from growing up in a small town where all the cats were feral). Can I wear a dog shirt instead?

  5. The screen grab of the day is unusual. I’m trying to decide if you are just pulling our leg with some on set high jinx with the cast jumping in the air, or is the android kicking butt? I’ll vote it’s a butt kickin’.

    I think on their Cat T-shirt Thursday, you should counter their cats by wearing a Pug T-shirt. Dog lovers unite! heheheheeee 😈

    That burger looks wonderful..

  6. As i missed out on your blog while Stargate was still in production, I am absolutely loving your daily updates for Dark Matter! God I can’t wait!

  7. Alex – 4 is a great sport…love it.

    Ohhhhh, that burger looooks magnificent.

    Everything is looking magnificent…come one time…move faster.
    Want to see this show.

  8. TONI the “TIGRESS”..? – really?

    okay. so… WHO will be fast-tracking for that *STROKE* first, huh? – Hyper-Over-Beveraging T.J.? Or, Bust-a-Burger YOU..?

  9. The Burgers Priest looks wonderful…I saw it featured on an episode of “You Gotta Eat Here” which is shown on UK TV…sadly I missed the opportunity to eat there during last year’s summer visit…perhaps this year if I go?…

    Any news on any special guest stars for Dark Matter?..

    Just being nosy …

  10. Looking good Alex or would prefer Four. Thanks 😀

    Awesome purple unicorn socks Natalie! 😀

    Love cat shirt Thursday. Great shirts all. 😀

  11. I can’t wait to see what kind of shirt you come up with, Joe. I kind of like the laser-eye kitties.

    @JeffW: Psssst. It’s Mallari. Mallard is the doctor on NCIS.

  12. @Sparrow_hawk:

    I know…

    It was a combination of late night posting (i.e. minimal proof reading) and my tablet’s auto-correct function. Apparently it doesn’t consider Mallari a proper name! Arggh.

    Interestingly, now that I’ve corrected it, when I type Mallozzi I get Mallari! I wish it had a rule that says if the word starts with a capital, don’t auto-correct it, as it’s probably a proper name. Seems simple and it aggravates me when technology fails in this way…just not enough user testing.

  13. Cat t-shirt Thursday? Is that a Canadian thing? I agree with Ponytail, you should have pug shirt day too!

    I’m so excited about the police finding the Canadian yorkie that was stolen in Memphis. 🙂 Plus, the pup was taken to one of the animal hospitals I used to work at to scan the microchip. I really hope they charge more people for this dognapping! The dog looks healthy and well cared for. When she was stolen you could see the jerk pick her up by the neck and sling her in his car. I was so worried she would be used as pit bull bait or something. Thank God it ended well!!!! http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27863252/dog-stolen-from-canadian-couple-during-elvis-week-found?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

    FYI, if anybody is planning on visiting Memphis, try and remember that the Graceland area is now “the hood”. Go see Graceland, and then go to a safer part of town.

  14. Mmmmm. I just recently bought my first bottle of HP Sauce. I’ve used it for a few different creations of my own, but also brought it with me to my favorite burger joint a couple weeks ago and it worked quite well.

    I have been in the midst of a culinary anglophile phase and have purchased some England-Only type snack foods from Amazon. Some recent notable selections have been:

    McVities Jaffa Cakes(no, not Teal’c’s favorite mid afternoon snack[or maybe it is!]) – http://www.amazon.com/McVities-Jaffa-Cakes-Triple-Pack/dp/B004TEVTJO

    Walkers Meaty Variety Crisps – http://www.amazon.com/Walkers-Meaty-Variety-20-Pack/dp/B00F7P5BZ2/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3VWNH6FYSGZWS

    Jaffa Cakes: Awesome. Can very easily get hooked on these. Love the chocolate/orange flavor combination.

    Walkers Crisps: Some surprises. My favorite turned out to be the Prawn Cocktail. I could do without the Roast Chicken, though. But, the other flavors were actually quite pleasant.

    I was able to find a “British food section” at a local small supermarket that used to be owned by Tesco(a large British grocer) that has a few odd things as well, albeit they are staples of the English menu. The baked beans sound fun, but I’m not 100% sold on the Spotted Dick.

    Since a lot of the girls here continue to gush and fawn over Alex and the boys on the show/crew, in order to balance things out I’ll continue to share in my opinion of Ms. Piazza: Yum! What a cutie!

    -Mike A.

  15. @Mike A.:

    If spotted dick is not appealing, how about sticky toffee pudding? I suggest trying it with some Bird’s custard.

    I also liked some of the white chocolate fruit and nut candy bar combinations. They were a lot more adventurous that what you’d generally find in the US.

  16. @Natalie Cooper I totally love those socks. I have adopted a love of colorful socks from my dad. I have three drawers in my dresser devoted to my sock collection. One for ankle/trouser socks, one for fun and festive socks, and one for knee high socks. The knee highs are winning out as of late. My office building likes to pretend to be an artic-circle experiment. Knee highs are my salvation. That and the illegal heater under my desk.

  17. @ Mike A. – 😆 You just drool all you want over the Dark Matter girls. I didn’t realize us girls were gushing that much over all the boys. But now that you mention it… 😳

  18. Alexis wrote, “Awesome purple unicorn socks Natalie!”

    Yeah, and you should have used them to kick Joe in the rib for throwing your boots out in the snow. Bad boy Joe! Baaaaad boy!!

  19. A lot of those people are surprisingly photogenic. And team Lost Girl have a lot to be proud of on multiple levels, they created and supported a successful show that has a worldwide following. And five seasons is a good number for any show.

  20. Yeah for Cat Thursday and PURPLE Unicorn socks! Great shirts. Loving the screen grabs! Wondering when the last season of Lost Girls will air in the US ? Did I miss it? Will it play again? You took over their studio but never said when it was airing the final season. Cant wait for this summer, yippie!

  21. I have zero cool socks. The husband, however, has an embarrassing pair of Valentine Day socks that Patrick has worn for crazy sock day. If we are throwing dances out there, how about a cast/crew group dance of Thriller?

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