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