Ever get one of those morning phone calls that annoys you so thoroughly that is sours your mood for the rest of the day?  I received one of those this a.m. and it irritated me to no end.  BUT then, happily, I got distracted with work – a visual effects spotting session, a second unit production meeting, green page revisions on four different scripts (!), the first day of episode #107 (a Bruce Mcdonald joint!), and continued work on my first draft of episode 13, the grand finale (a tease and four acts done, an act and a tag to go!).  I’m busy.  Crazy busy.  I liken it to juggling while having someone constantly throw extra balls into your routine.  Yes, it’s exhausting – but also incredibly satisfying. I’ve seen cuts of our first five episodes and they’re all great.  Yes, the episodes are great, the cast, crew and directors are great, and my fellow Executive Producers (Jay Firestone and Vanessa Piazza) have been great.  And I have no doubt that when the show premieres this summer, you’ll all discover how great it is.  And I can’t wait.

On the brighter side of this Friday the 13th…

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

Well look who dropped by the Dark Matter studios today .  Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Universe creator, Executive Producer, Showrunner Brad Wright was in town on unrelated business and I guess he had a hankering for some intergalactic adventuring – and I was only too happy to oblige.  Great to see him, and equally great to hear about the various projects he’s got in development (a few of them, yes, of an SF nature).  Here’s hoping he’s soon in production on his new show – to coincide with season 2 of Dark Matter!

There’s no telling what kind of unfathomable treasures our space-faring crew will unearth.  Particle accelerators, anti-grav boots, even a couple of ancient books from Earth’s rich literary history…

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

Some possible candidates for our Book of the Month Club reboot?

Hey, hey!  Unit Manager Robbie David celebrated a birthday today in fine style – with balloons, fogged up glasses, and a personalized birthday cake.

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

Okay.  Going to bed to sleep it off.  And finish up my first draft of episode #113. The cast is going to flip!

16 thoughts on “March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

  1. Awwwww, Jelly is a cover girl. But ya cudda picked a more flattering pose for the poooooor girl.

    Bring it on…bring it on…bring it on!
    Rest up dude…ya got a lot to do and we cannot wait.

  2. Drat…left out the comment about – Lulu, the other cover girl, looks like she is dressed in a space suit. Perfecto.

  3. Ya know…I’m a bit dense and forgetful, and it’s been awhile since I read the story, so I have a question for the bag. (If it was answered previously just point me to the entry.)

    What (if any) is the relationship between the world in Dark Matter, and our earth?

    das

  4. Awesome to see Brad Wright stopping by to check everything out. I bet he is very proud of you.

    Happy birthday Robbie David!!! Are your foggy glasses conveniently hiding your tears of joy?

    Was that irritating early morning phone call from Cloverblob? Don’t let that cat get to you Joe!

  5. First, a primer on how NOT to create /write /produce a movie from this week’s SAN ANTONIO CURRENT:
    http://m.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/undead-on-arrival-aspiring-san-antonio-filmmakers-ambitious-zombie-flick-leaves-behind-a-trail-of-lies/Content?oid=2406466
    (BTW, isn’t it about time zombie flicks became passé again?)

    Second: Joe, any chance of seeing a raccadillo (raccoon /armadillo cross) in the first season of DM? (Yeah, I still want that creative credit.). 😉

  6. So, no mention of the mysterious “NINJA-AKEMI” a.k.a. The BENTO-BABE, Cosmic-Canine-Cookie-Cook..??

    RE: Pain-in-the-Eardrum phone calls… We’ve had the same landline number for OVER *HALF* a CENTURY!! – I think we’re on EVERYBODY’s frakking “LIST”!! :-[

  7. @Here’s hoping he’s soon in production on his new show – to coincide with season 2 of Dark Matter!

    That would be amazing, I was hoping he would return to TV for a long time now since SGU ended.

  8. @(If it was answered previously just point me to the entry.)

    I haven’t seen a question like yours asked by anyone, so no worries there.

  9. Don’t let those types of phone calls bother you. You’re busy in a great way, working on a dream project with awesome people. Who could ask for more? That other stuff is just noise. Ignore it.

    I also want to see more about S-Pugs. I think it deserves a spin-off, or at least a novelization! It looks like a “solid” entry in the heroic space pets sub-sub-genre. Maybe Brad would like to pick it up! Speaking of whom, great to see him and he looks well.

    A big happy birthday to Robbie!

  10. Joe – so glad your day got better.
    Brad – Great to see you, Sir! 🙂
    S-PUGS I love, love, love it! Brilliant.
    Happy Birthday, Robbie. Glad that Whomever didn’t drop your cake. (In my world, it would have been dropped.)

  11. I remember reading S-Pugs in 9th grade and just not getting it; the whole “doggie bed battles as allegory for WWII” theme went over my head, but after studying it in college I grew to appreciate it as a post-punk classic.

  12. Robert my name’s Randy Casey the longtime fan of Star Trek the hard thing to be what’s reading for someone sway me away for something like that Stargate start Stargate Atlantis are the best things I’ve seen yet come across I hope you can continue to keep make things as as great as you have already been made up already Spock would say live long and prosper and have many more

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