It feels like mere weeks ago I was planning our trip to Toronto to work start work on Dark Matter. I’d been developing the series for so long, impatiently awaiting its green light, that when we finally received word we had a go, I couldn’t quite believe it. And back in the summer of 2014 when we were gearing up to assemble the season one writer’s room (all three of us!), production felt like such a long way off. Even in December, after the construction had commenced on our standing sets and we had 10 of our 13 episodes scripted, it still felt distantly surreal. And now…
We’re locking Dark Matter episodes #101 and #102 (directed by T.J. Scott) and I’m editing episode #103 (directed by Paolo Barzman). The editors are working on their assembly of episode #104, directed by Amanda Tapping. Director Lee Rose is presently shooting episode #105 and I’m in prep on episode #106 with director Ron Murphy. We’re almost at the halfway mark! Holy crap! Never mind the season finale. I’ve got to start thinking about season two!
Episode #112 came out today and, hopefully, that will tide the cast and crew over until I’ve had a chance to write #113, the shocking season finale. I’m seven pages in. At this rate, I should be done by the time it comes time to shoot it in May.
Last night, I took a break from the madness for our weekly Walking Dead Night attended by VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson, Akemi, Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and yours truly. Our new consulting producer (who arrives on Wednesday) enjoys the show as well and will no doubt be joining us for next week’s instalment.
Meanwhile, thousands of light years away, the final stragglers (Kyle, Alison, and Trevor) await the transport vessel that will ferry them from Shaofu 2 back to Earth.
Sock of the Day! Sock of the Day!
What official announcement? Oh, THAT official announcement. Apparently, it had to run through one more proper channel and then all should be good to go.
Oh, and regarding my hint of last week – his CHARACTER (singular) has appeared in all three Stargate shows – narrows it down to only four possibilities I can think of.