The Dark Matter gang.  I'm going to miss them!
The Dark Matter gang. I’m going to miss them!

Annnnnnd we’re done!  More or less.  I’ve still got my producer cuts of episode #112 and #113 to complete, all the mixes to sit through, and visual effects to approve but, for all intents and purposes, production on Dark Matter’s first season is complete.  It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I honestly didn’t think the show was going to happen.  And yet here I now sit, with 13 episodes under my belt, putting together a game plan for season 2.

Photo(s) by Dennys Ilic (http://www.dennysilic.com)
Photo(s) by Dennys Ilic (http://www.dennysilic.com)

I know, I know.  I should take some time off.  And I will.  Eventually.  I just want to be as prepared for season 2 as I was for season 1 – which allowed us to break all thirteen episodes inside of three weeks and have 12 of 13 scripts by the time we went to camera.  I already have beat sheets for our two part opener (#201 and #202), plus all eleven stories for the rest of the season, including all major arcs, character developments, twists, turns, and the BIG season 2 finale!

A message on my office whiteboard from...Melissa O'Neil?
A message on my office whiteboard from…Melissa O’Neil?

But I get ahead of myself.  First things first.  I have to finish up on season 1 and continue to get the word out in the lead up to the premiere.  To that end, I’ve been coordinating with the gang at SyFy to release all sorts of interesting Dark Matter-related tidbits.  For instance, just yesterday, i09’s Meredith Woerner showcased some of the show’s designs, including ships and space stations…

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1Plenty of pics – with accompanying commentary by yours truly!  Head on over and check it out:

http://io9.com/exclusive-dark-matter-concept-art-is-loaded-with-glorio-1705562602

More to come in the coming days including goodies from the Dark Matter VFX department, another trailer, and sneak peek scenes from our series premiere!

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furmingerSteve Furminger
furmingerSteve Furminger

And to think its all about to start here in the UK. Cant wait!!

gforce
gforce

“It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I honestly didn’t think the show was going to happen. And yet here I now sit, with 13 episodes under my belt, putting together a game plan for season 2.”

I never had any doubt, it was just a matter of when. Congratulations Joe (and everyone else who worked on DM – I know this certainly wasn’t a solo performance!), on finishing S1 and I’m already looking forward to Season 2!

brent
brent

You look exhausted Joe! And I can’t seem to find Mr. Firestone. Did he draw the short straw to take the pic?

PJR
PJR

Hi Joe
Congratulations. Amazing achievement, and so effortless…you make it seem. Looking forward to the show.
On script breaking, drafts etc, did you use the same (colour-code) system as on Stargate?
PJR

Barb Wilson
Barb Wilson

Congratulations Joe and crew on the wrap up! Really looking forward to the premier June 12th!

woody

How much of a time off do the cast have before reporting back for season two? I know that you are always on the go! lol

Islemar581
Islemar581

I can’t wait for June 12 to come so I can see what my Android and the rest of cast will be up to.

PBMom

It’s very exciting. 3 weeks and 2 days until the premiere.

Wayne
Wayne

Looking forward to watching season 1 Joe. It must feel surreal to work so long on something through the many false starts to be nearing the finish line.

nikibrakefield

Congrats Joe & team! So looking forward to the premiere.

I hope we’ll hear of some appearances soon! (*cough*FanExpo*cough*). I lost out on SDCC tickets, so this California girl is hitting Toronto for the first time, for my very first comic con!

JUNE 12th can’t come so enough!

Sparrow_hawk

woohoo! I’ll keep posting the links as the Dark MatterFacebook page lists them.

shyone65
shyone65

Congrats to you and everyone else connected to Dark Matter

glowyzoey
glowyzoey

Congratulations to everyone involved in Dark Matter. smile

DP
DP

Congratulations to Joe and the whole team. It’s a monumental achievement.

I really like the textures of the show. The walls, boxes, costumes, text treatments — all of it seems to have a distinctive, intricate metallics texturing to it.

baterista9
baterista9

I REALLY want a “Because we’re dangerous.” t-shirt. SOON.

Are you listening, Syfy?

Joan001
Joan001

Wow, Joe! You really look exhausted. I know you’re celebrating the show and have been busy with last minute details but I’m sure you’ve also been worried about Jelly. It has been my experience that trouble happens in batches and unexpectedly, of course. I’m really happy for you that the show has fallen into place and, lo and behold season one is complete. I’m so looking forward to watching it.

You and Akemi are in my thoughts and hope that you will continue having the strength to help poor Jelly. Make sure to get some rest and don’t get sick yourself.

Ponytail
Ponytail

OMGICAN’TFINDGRANT!!!

Joan001

I’m always amazed at how many really talented people there are behind the scenes who put a sci fi show together. Congratulations on a job that I know will be well done.

Purple- Ultra SG Fan and Sci fi nut
Purple- Ultra SG Fan and Sci fi nut

Congrats on wrapping the first season, filled with excited anticipation (redundant?) Looking forward to the next trailer so I can post on my Facebook page. Break a leg in season 2 y’all (not you Joe, you are accident prone)

VR SverigeJohan

Oh man..Joe, your gaze in that groupshot kind of says it all..:)

dasndanger
dasndanger

Congrats! Very much looking forward to the show! I’m also looking forward to a normal circadian rhythm. razz

das

airelle
airelle

Time has certainly flown, before you know it ,you will be back at it for season 2. Kinda like a summer vacation, schools out, yippee! Enjoy the break !! Congratulations and thanks for sharing all the fun stuff.

Duptiang
Duptiang

What an attractive and stunning collections of cast and crew. Yes, I have my favorites, but that is neither here nor there. However Joe, what is with the manikin head?

FargateOne
FargateOne

hummm!
vos inspirations transparessent même dans le design de vos vaisseaux spatiaux…sérénité, quand tu nous tiens !
On a hâte de voir tout cela bouger !

BoltBait

Saw this on Hulu:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/790926

Looks good!