Today was a torrid writing day.  Not so coincidentally, it was a day that saw me driving around a lot and, as many of you know, I do some of my best writing while driving, showering, or whenever someone I’m having dinner with is talking to me.  The day saw me blow through 11+ pages, taking me into the top of Act IV.  It’s a pretty damn exciting script if I do say so myself.  They’re gonna go nuts.

The gang on main unit was wrapping up their 7th and final day on episode #106. Director Ron Murphy – who has done a tremendous job – surprised the cast and crew with these:

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

What a guy!

Meanwhile, over on the other side of town, John Stead was calling the shots on Eridani 6…

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

Today was, of course, cat t-shirt Thursday.  Tanya Lemke (Daily Props) shows off her kitty-themed entry.

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

Meanwhile, Nikki Moss (On-Set Key Props) rocks the ewok.

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

Grant Boyle (2nd Unit 1st Assistant Director) leaves set for his second job as a blackjack dealer.

March 12, 2015: Dark Matter Second Unit Madness!  We Visit Eridani 6!

Krista Lee stands in for the dealer!

Tomorrow, Day #1 of episode #107 with Director Bruce McDonald!  And VFX spotting for episodes #101 and #102 with VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson! And editing episode #105 with editor Wendy Hallam-Martin!  And the second unit production meeting for scenes from episodes #106 and #109!  And last, but not least, I continue work on the script for our grand season finale!

19 thoughts on “March 12, 2015: Dark Matter second unit madness! We visit Eridani 6!

  1. Am “eye” missing something? “Eye” can’t remember when we last saw an Android body part.

  2. Love all the signs. Intriguing. Why can’t an android marry? Poor Zoie. Cloverblob needs a daddy.

    That blackjack table (or whatever type of game that is) and how colorful it is, reminds me of a question I asked one time: Have any of your visits to Tokyo (Robot Restaurant) influenced some of your writing/vision/color in Dark Matter?

    Director Ron Murphy is so sweet! He knows the way to the cast and crew’s heart is through the stomach. Keep ’em happy!

  3. seriously? You guys couldn’t spring for “custom” futuristic Playing Cards??! – Or, were you just going for “Mid-Millennium-Modern”..?

  4. Actually, the more I look the more I think he IS Jonny Lee Miller. Freaky resemblance! (In a good way – Miller is quite…ya know…sexyhawt. 🙂 )

    das

  5. Yup,we def need a sign saying only gay ppl can marry robots or say only gay robots can marry gay humans!Bet they would make that one legal!llolOr Lets just have that gay ppl can marry and all robots can marry but nobody else can!However,you wanna work it!Joe!But,I would remove the sign before cloverbob sees it for sure!Or its another trip to the zoo for you! Also,agree about the playing card and color comment!Hey,robot pride colors would work!LOL

  6. Eridani 6 sounds like a real downer. I hope this episode involves a guest appearance by Kevin Bacon doing a reprise of his “Footloose” role!

  7. Those pastries look “out of this world”… 🙂

    The android sign should lend itself to a few scripts.

  8. That’s a shame. Androids are peopleish too.

    Eridani 6 sounds very boring. Pass.

    @gforce – true story on the Wrangler. I have a 3.5″ lift on 35’s and I average 13 mpg. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10945390_880721548618051_6909695063353639575_o.jpg

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1459951_10202485282961747_422306747_n.jpg?oh=81c6bf58978e5732d4721046d5b3f94f&oe=558A584E

  9. @Gforce That reminds of the first episode of ‘The Following” this year. Kevin Bacon is attending a wedding and he tells someone that he can’t dance. I would have LOVED it if he would have said that, but then the song “Footloose” was played and he broke out into his dance moves and then the mayhem of the show could go about its merry way.

    Those cream puffs look like alien head cream puffs. I bet they were delicious.

    So my rheumatologist is going to start me on Plaquenil instead of methotrexate (he said Plaquenil was less toxic). Anybody out there ever taken it? They use it in the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. I can’t start it immediately because I need to go have some more blood work and have a baseline eye exam by an ophthalmologist which I need to get scheduled. And it might take up to 6 months to work.

  10. The whole relationship thing between humans and machines(Inc Androids) has been covered a fair bit in Science fiction, each has offered their own take on the issue.

  11. So…not going to see androids in this series have as easy a time of it as our favorite android, Data, huh? Maybe Picard should send him over to knock a few heads together.

  12. @JimFromJersey: That is one nice Wrangler! I briefly thought about one before I bought my last vehicle, but I knew my elderly step-mom, who I took out for drives/lunch weekly, would never be able to get into it. My off road needs aren’t that extreme, so the Cherokee TH should do me pretty well.

    @PBMom: That would have awesome. I’m not totally kidding about the Kevin Bacon guest shot on DM!! 🙂

  13. Also, is that sign referring to an android/human mixed marriage or one between two androids? Not that it should matter, really.

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