April 4, 2015: We Have An Official Premiere Date!  Kicking Off My Four Days Of Tabor Calchek Feature!  Introducing On Set Dresser Jean Brophey!

With the cast reveals right around the corner, it’s time to ramp up the big visual reveals as we count down towards our early summer premiere.  So let’s kick things off with a mini blog feature I’m calling The Four Days of Tabor Calchek.

Introducing the crew’s handler, their de facto agent, the guy who gets them their freelance assignments.  He’s smug; he’s smarmy; he’s swank and laid-back.   Day #1: Let’s call this one “Home Office Casual”.

Hey, speaking of Dark Matter’s summer premiere, we’ve got an official airdate:

April 4, 2015: We Have An Official Premiere Date!  Kicking Off My Four Days Of Tabor Calchek Feature!  Introducing On Set Dresser Jean Brophey!

That’s Friday, June 12th at 10:00 p.m.  Ah, this takes me back.  Do you remember the glorious Friday SF triple header of days gone by: Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG-1, and Battlestar Galactica running back to back to back?  Well, rumour has it science fiction fans are in for a real treat this summer as SyFy brings back SciFi Fridays.  I, for one, can’t wait.

But I’m going to have to because Atmosphere is still working on those visual effects.

Hey, continuing my ongoing series of “Who’s who on the Dark Matter crew?” – it is with great pleasure that, today, I introduce to you the awesome Jean Brophey, On Set Dresser extraordinaire.  It’s her job to make sure things look good before the director yells “Action!”, and she takes her job pretty seriously, scrambling onto set to switch out cargo crates, flip bed covers, and whisk away weird background elements that she, the eagle-eyed expert, will catch before anyone else.

April 4, 2015: We Have An Official Premiere Date!  Kicking Off My Four Days Of Tabor Calchek Feature!  Introducing On Set Dresser Jean Brophey!

And when she’s not ensuring on set continuity on the rotating quarters sets (She has a visual overview of each crew member’s room hanging on the far wall for easy referral) or pointing out potential visual miscues, she’s moving stuff whether it be chairs, tables, weapons or…

April 4, 2015: We Have An Official Premiere Date!  Kicking Off My Four Days Of Tabor Calchek Feature!  Introducing On Set Dresser Jean Brophey!

…a pile of giant rocks.

April 4, 2015: We Have An Official Premiere Date!  Kicking Off My Four Days Of Tabor Calchek Feature!  Introducing On Set Dresser Jean Brophey!

Need that grand piano moved?  Well contact Jean c/o Dark Matter!

22 thoughts on “April 4, 2015: We have an official premiere date! Kicking off my Four Days of Tabor Calchek feature! Introducing on set dresser Jean Brophey!

  1. Congratulations! Can’t wait for the premiere, July is a great month! I’ve been in and out of social media,been really busy, but I think I’m in slow down mode now, I hope. Congrats again!

  2. SciFi Friday’s I cant wait either. I havent been this excited about a show in a while

  3. Yaaaaay! I’ll remember my oldest son’s birthday this year! It’s the day after the premiere of Dark Matter! lol Congratulations on all of your successes along with this next chapter in the life of Joe! The crew looks like they are enjoying themselves on the set.Any word on when we can see commercials Joe?

  4. Glad to see David Hewlett making an appearance. He’s awesome. But, as you know, I’m a Cliff Simon supporter and I’d love to see some System Lord coolness on Dark Matter as well. I’ll bake you some cookies! 😉

  5. Awesome! SyFy will be airing the 1st eight episodes of Lost Girl starting April 17th & will continue through June 5th, then we get Dark Matter a week later. I can’t wait.

  6. Hey Joe
    Got enough i’s dotted and t’s crossed to tell us who the Canadian broadcaster will be?


  7. Wow, she has to be the strongest crew member ever!. If she points to something out of place and says “move it!”, you better get going mister!

    It is so good to see David Hewett again! I can’t tell you how many times I wanted Ronon to slap him silly, but now I could just kiss him to death!

  8. Any word on the Canadian network? It’s starting to be a bit late in the game for no announcement yet at all. I’m getting worried!

  9. SciFi Fridays would be wonderful…. I’ll look forward to it.

    June 12! Excellent. I’ll put it on the calendar so I remember to set my DVR. I seldom watch SyFy these days, so I wouldn’t necessarily see a preview. Unless you are going to advertise on other channels. I love cross-over ads. Like maybe on CW during iZombie or some other related show. And we, your loyal minions, will help get the word out on social media.



    We will.

  10. You’re making my dreams come true! I’ve missed Atlantis so much over the years, and the sense of family there you shared with us. I’ve tried to keep up with the careers of the cast and crew, and it’s just so fantastic that it’ll be a little easier now that you’ve brought so many back together on Dark Matter. And it looks like you’re creating another great family. I guess I’ll have to start making room for more folks to keep track of.

    Syfy Friday – woohoo! I was just thinking this week how much I missed coming home after a long week, and settling down to watch SGA and the other terrific sci-fi shows.

    I didn’t realize it was airing so soon, not complaining. At least now I’ll know how much longer I need to hold my breathe. But do know yet when promos will be running for the show? I’ve mentioned it to people, but it would be great to know when they (and me!) can get a glimpse.

    And Hewlett looks deliciously evil – just don’t kill him. 🙂

  11. Friday is a great day, I never saw a problem with the day in general although 12 Monkeys and Helix pulled terrible numbers there. People have been wanting a proper ship in space show for a while. I have faith Dark Matter will show people how its done and do really well there. Not to mention it won’t face much in the way of competition from broadcast tv

  12. Awww David is looking ummm, deep in thought,,!ok smarmy,, and cute,,!
    I think Jean’s job would be tough, got to have an eagle eye for sure, looking for hidden pineapples and all kinds of stuff that people love for bloopers. Welcome to you Jean!
    And Happy Easter Monday in Canada!

  13. Didn’t expect it so soon. Considering you are still filming and writing episodes. Looking forward to seeing the finish product.

  14. Hey,
    A big congratulations on what seems a hard earned dream come true. Can’t wait to see it, you have teased us well.

  15. Looks like June is going to be a great month for science fiction: Dark Matter, Killjoys, Sense8 =) Can’t wait to see the trailer.

  16. WOO HOO! June 12th – got it! I’ve been boycotting SyFy ever since they cancelled SGU. I will come back for this. There is nothing else good on Fridays, so if they really do bring back SciFi Fridays, I’M IN! 🙂 Thanks for all the really cool background info. I don’t know of anyone else who openly tells viewers how their show is created from the ground up. And I have promoted Dark Matter – and the premiere date announcement – on my I_LOVE_SGU group, Twitter followers and Facebook page. Hug those doggies for me. <3

  17. DVR is set and ready to go! Friday June 12th 10/9c is an interesting date and time, but Randomness is right — not much competition from broadcast tv networks so it should be awesome for Dark Matter.

    GForce, there are only two networks here that carry Syfy’s programming — Showcase and Space. Bell is known for making last-minute decisions with only 2-3 weeks to go, so if they pick it up, it’ll air simultaneously on Space, same day and time as on Syfy. Otherwise, Shaw will get it and air it on Showcase, just like they did with Helix and 12 Monkeys. Again, simultaneously airing on June 12, so nothing to worry about. 😀

    And if they brought back Sci-Fi Fridays that would be awesome. Real proof that good science fiction is coming back to the small screen.

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