I love Dark Matter Costume Designer Noreen Landry and the rest of her crew in wardrobe.  They’re talented, resourceful, and incredibly creative.  Sometimes, I think, maybe a little too creative when it comes to some of the wilder ideas they’ve thrown my way.  Still, I thought I’d done a pretty good job of managing the more inspired pitches, deferring them to the nebulous foreseeable future.  That is until I walked into the costume department the other day and spotted this tacked onto the bulletin board:

February 21, 2015: Promises, Promises! Oooooh, crap.

Well there you have it.  Season 2 spoiler alert!  Aliens, color, and wacky/beautiful hats!

Speaking of spoiler alerts and promises – yes, that press release concerning that familiar special guest star was supposed to come out this week…but now looks like it’ll come out Monday instead.  But while you’re waiting, here’s another casting hint.  His character has the distinction of being one of only a handful to appear in all three Stargate shows (SG-1Atlantis, and Universe).

That should narrow things down.

Finally, I came across the following white board message posted at our location set. Wonder if Zoie Palmer is behind this?

February 21, 2015: Promises, Promises!Gordon?

52 thoughts on “February 21, 2015: Promises, promises!

  1. As soon as I see “hats”, I think of that DVD commentary where Peter Deluise mentioned being so strongly against hats. He said something like as soon as there’s a hat, the whole scene will be about that because you can’t stop looking at it. So, use hats carefully!

    Hmm, all three series… That’s at least RDA and David Hewlett, both of whom would be awesome. Was Robert Picardo in that SGU episode? I can’t remember. He’d be great too, so it’s a no lose scenario!

    My first thought was “Andy”, because it’s so obvious, but it looks like someone already went there!

  2. Richard Dean Anderson??

    Season 2 of Dark Matter! Whoop whoop

    Name that droid…from the list I’m going with Neura or Blue.

  3. My “name the android” entry:
    Buda, pronounced “bee-YOU-dah”, for the small town just south of Austin, Texas.

  4. Well, I would say that it’s either David or Mike (see how familiar I am with these two gentlemen?…). It would be a pleasure to see either one or both if the sun, moon and stars line up.

    That said, I’m looking forward to see how the new characters evolve in their relationship with each other. I know that the first year is hard but I’m hoping that they will eventually become the characters we’d love to know and join on their journey and adventures.

  5. Oh, and tell the costume folks I volunteer to craft skull caps and scarves for Season 2.

  6. @His character has the distinction of being one of only a handful to appear in all three Stargate shows (SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe).

    Which would narrow it down to

    Mike Dopud
    Michael Shanks
    Richard Dean Anderson
    David Hewlett.
    Robert Picardo

    Gotta love guessing games :). I think I named everyone.

  7. Gert? (Play on Gort)

    Tia Ateundra (Play on T-800)

    Rosie (From the Jetsons)



  8. I know there were more than 3 that appeared but I’m guessing out of Jack, Daniel or Rodney, that Daniel would be my guess. Am I right? Can’t wait til Monday!

  9. His character has the distinction of being one of only a handful to appear in all three Stargate shows (SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe).

    could be michael shanks.

    then again, i’m thinking it could be some minor character, but i’m not familiar enough with atlantis or SGU to make a guess. would any commenter who reads this & is, care to?

  10. I believe the list of actors to appear in all three shows is.

    Richard Dean Anderson
    Michael Shanks
    Robert Picardo
    David Hewlett
    Gary Jones
    Bill Dow
    Martin Christopher

  11. Hmm. According to IMDB, it could be RDA, Michael Shanks, Robert Picardo, David Hewlett, Gary Jones, Bill Dow or Martin Christopher. Can’t wait for the big reveal!

  12. My first thought was Robert Picardo but now I’m thinking Michael Shanks. Didn’t Eli watch a video of Daniel explaining something? Or is my memory faulty…could be…had a lot of wine tonight. 🙂

  13. I’ll add “Bishop” to the “name that droid” list.

    If I looked up any of those actors, would it list “Dark Matter” one their info?

  14. Okay Joe, I’ve done some research so you don’t have to. Here are some robot girl names I found that I liked:

    Freya from 2008 Saturn’s Children – book
    Hadaly from 1886 The Future Eve – book (popularized the word “android”)
    Box from 1976 Logan’s Run – movie
    Chani from 1954 Devil Girl from Mars – movie
    Elle from 1979 Starcrash – movie

  15. @ Tam – If you are going to put Bishop’s name on the list, don’t forget Ash from the first Alien movie.

  16. I may be the only one rooting for Gary Jones as the recurring actor. #Imisswalter

  17. @Kathy C

    He had a greater role towards the end of Season 1 investigating Telford at Jacks request.

  18. Das: I’ll check Netflix for The Pinkertons. Thanks for suggesting all these shows!
    What about ginger to settle your gut?

    DALLAS MARSHALL (@MrsTigercat): Thanks for the suggestion for different seasons of Murdock Mysteries. I do appreciate all the show advice.

    I’m not as organized as Mr. M.. I can either watch TV or read. I can’t seem to find time for both.

    I didn’t find any actor hints on IMDB.. 🙁

  19. Never underestimate the power of wacky hats. “.. by my pretty floral bonnet…”

    Android name? Aileen, but only if one leg is shorter than the other.

  20. android – Gertie (homage to first animated dinosaur in short film, who “did tricks at command of her master”)

    And David Hewlett, please, please…can I send chocolate?

  21. Alexis wrote, “Could it be episode 104’s director, Amanda Tapping?”

    My first thought was GENIUS!! But then Joe said it was a male. Then I thought of the space station clinic’s 15 minute sex change.



  22. I’d guess it’s either Michael Shanks, David Hewlett or Robert Picardo. Hopefully it’s David cause he knows how to inject humor into any situation.

  23. I think some might have an inside track, but my guess is that it would be Michael Shanks. He has worked with RDA so he can do comedy. He is close by.

    I was watching “Prodigy” the other night. I am not sure if you remember it. The commentary was done by the talented, resourceful, humorous and respected Peter Delouis, with James Tichenor, and a writer or two. It was insightful, and enlightening.

    With the passing of Joel Goldsmith, there are still many talented composers. Does the show have a dedicated composer? Or, are you going to go with a cover for the title musical selection and story accompaniment? Or will someone else make that choice?

  24. Name the ‘droid game – Anu/An (Sumerian god). Wouldn’t be surprised if the engineers had a god complex or two. ;P

  25. Here is a list I found on Gateworld Obviously we can cross off the females:
    •Richard Dean Anderson
    •Amanda Tapping
    •Michael Shanks
    •David Hewlett
    •Leanne Adachi
    •Ryan Jefferson Booth
    •Martin Christopher
    •Mike Dopud
    •Bill Dow
    •Anna Galvin
    •Patrick Gilmore
    •Ona Grauer
    •Christina Jastrzembska
    •Gary Jones
    •Kirby Morrow
    •Robert Picardo
    •John Shaw
    •Tobias Slezak

  26. As far as Android names: Ellie, EDI (although Mass Effect wouldn’t like that), Cassie, Syns, Reese (SG callback) 🙂

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