February 27, 2015: Introducing Our New Dark Matter Consulting Producer!

Between prep, production, and post, I hardly have time for anything else.  Hell, I hardly have time for prep, production, and post.  If I’m prepping an episode, I can’t be on set.  If I’m on set, I can’t be in editing.  And if I’m in editing, I can’t be in prep.  So what’s an Executive Producer to do?  Well, if you know someone with production experience (producing AND directing) and that someone shares your script sensibilities, then you hire them to set sit for you.  Which is exactly what we did.

Introducing new Dark Matter consulting producer Ivon Bartok who will be overseeing production of episodes #106 through #109. His duties will include script consultations, shot surveillance, and the putting out of fires both literal and figurative.  But especially literal.

February 27, 2015: Introducing Our New Dark Matter Consulting Producer!

First order of business after taking the grand tour of the sets and meeting the DM gang was Ivon’s induction into our whisky club.  From left to right: Norman Denver, Trevor Finn, Jay Firestone (sipping tea instead), Ivon Bartok (breeching etiquette by foregoing the toast and getting right to it), Brandon Tataryn, and director Ron Murphy.  Not pictured: me.

February 27, 2015: Introducing Our New Dark Matter Consulting Producer!

We were actually drinking 18 year old Bunnahabhain, but I’d love to try this 250 year old Glenmercury spaceside single malt.

Tone meeting today for episode #106 and parts of #109 with director Ron Murphy. Next week, Ivon acts as my representative to the tech survey heading to Kitchener early Monday morning.  Then, on Tuesday, we’re going ATV’ing.  No, seriously.  The area we’ll be scouting for #109 is only accessible by ATV.  Wish me luck!

February 27, 2015: Introducing Our New Dark Matter Consulting Producer!

It’s official.  He got his parking pass.  He’s one of us now!

25 thoughts on “February 27, 2015: Introducing our new Dark Matter consulting producer!

  1. Yay, Ivon! Welcome to the crew! Still would’ve liked to see what you would have done with the android role, though!

  2. It’s official. He got his parking pass. He’s one of us now!

    You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.


    And saddened today by the news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing. RIP Mr. Spock…


  3. Exciting news about Ivon!

    Sadness about Leonard Nimoy. He was quite an amazing and wonderful man. The world is a better place for his having been here. He will be missed.

  4. Glad to see you two working together again! I really can’t wait for this show. 🙂

  5. I’ve actually had the good fortune of meeting Leonard Nimoy TWICE! – long ago – Truly, an AWESOME Individual! He will be MISSED!

  6. Ok we finally got the consulting producer announcement we expected.. Did I miss that big casting announcement that was supposed to go out last Monday?

  7. You mean, Ivon “Excuse me Mam, did you say ten dimensions,” Bartok is back? Talk about getting the band back together. But, he was not the surprise you had mentioned earlier, is he?

  8. Welcome to the set Ivon. Sounds like you will be a positive and much needed asset to the DM crew.
    I am also saddened by the passing of Leonard Nemoy. The original Star Trek was always my favorite. He did LLAP.

  9. You’re building quite the team there Joe. All aboard the hype train, next stop, Season 2!

  10. Yes, glad to hear about Ivon joining the team, does Lulu know? What a band– back together,,slowly but surely. Go Team Joe!

    ~~sorry to hear about Leonard Nimoy, so sad, he will be missed. I grew up enjoying his work. All gone too soon. thank you.

  11. @And saddened today by the news of Leonard Nimoy

    Yes, my god, such sad news. R.I.P. Such a legendary person.

  12. Good luck with the ATVing. Dress in warm layers and wear your hat or earwarmer.

    I’m very glad to see that there is Scotch in your universe. I find it oddly reassuring.

  13. Welcome back Ivon!! What took you so long to get here? I am so excited to see you, so I bet Lulu is beside herself with excitement! Looking forward to some food adventures with Joe, even if it is just your homemade tacos!

    North Texas went from 70’s to snow and sleet this week. ALL week! Dealing with that was so exhausting. I don’t know how you northerners do it for months at a time every year.

    Sad to hear about the much beloved Leonard Nimoy. He had a great life and career. He will be forever remembered.

  14. Awwwwwww…. I’m so happy. Congratulations Ivon you’ll do an amazing job. I think he’ll survive Toronto weather – A He grew up there. B he filmed in the Arctic and Yellowknife. It’s all good. Does he know about the cat t-shirts Joe? Maybe a Zombie Cat t-shirt for him.

    Cheers, Chev

  15. @ “Joe, please, please wear a helmet while ATVing.”

    I would like to echo this comment by MrsTigercat. Son, I’m a couple years older than you and over all my years I have seen more ATV accidents than.., than.., than.., I don’t know what. Please be careful and go slooooooow. The helmet will protect your head but not your neck, spine, and limbs. Be careful!

  16. The Amazing Race is back to terrible Friday numbers with its 1.1. I don’t see it being cancelled but this dating gimmick has done nothing for the numbers. I just hope it stays above a 1. I suppose if it falls below, a summer move seems more likely before putting it to rest.

  17. Congrats to Ivon!! always so proud seeing the stargate crew doing new and amazing work =)

  18. Do they make ATV side cars that you can ride in to be on the safe side? Yay Mr. Ivon, aka Sassy Air Force Crewman No. 3, with all this prep and post surely the airdate is growing nearer?

  19. Lulu will likely give him the cold shoulder for all of 30 seconds with an “Ivon who?” and then plop in his lap and never let him go again.

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