Prodigy Pictures President (and Dark Matter Executive Producer) Jay(mes Bond) Firestone is a man of surprisingly simple tastes. He’s a jeans and t-shirt type of guy. He prefers pizza and burgers over haute cuisine. He flies economy. But if there is one thing he likes to spoil himself on, its cars. He claims they’re a great investment(!). I suppose it depends on the car. Like the Aston Martin he got himself to celebrate the sale of his first company. Or the stealth model BMW I8 he just took possession of to celebrate the completion of Dark Matter’s first season. And, in honor of the show, Jay has named his new ride after the show’s shuttle: The Phantom Class Marauder.
Anyone else getting a Back to the Future vibe?
I, on the other hand, am a dress shirts, fancy food, business class type of guy. Cars, however, don’t hold that much interest for me (until the next time I’m in town and take Jay’s I8 for a spin), so I celebrated the completion of Dark Matter’s first season – and our final night in Toronto – in equal style:
With a Burger’s Priest double cheeseburger with double smoke (breaded, fried jalapeños)!
And lookit who we had lunch with today to cap off my seventh month stay in Hogtown. None other than my arch-nemesis, Dark Matter’s Annette Deveraux (watch Annette do her thing in the Amanda Tapping-directed episode #104!), Tara Yelland.
Besides the fact that it’s the fun, ship-based scifi show you’ve been waiting your whole life for, TheTVJunkies’ Bridget Liszewski gives you 8 Reasons You’ll Want to Watch Dark Matter:
Last week, I mentioned how I hoped the first Dark Matter teaser trailer would hit 250k views before the premiere. Well, it did. WAAAAY before. We’re now past 257k and counting! The new trailer (this one jam-packed full of awesome visual effect shots!) will drop next week. So watch for it. In the meantime…
And, as a thanks to all of the future Dark Matter fans for supporting the show, here’s a little something from VFX Supervisor (and playback maestro) Lawren Bancroft-Wilson: the onscreen graphics that accompanies an upcoming docking sequence…
Finally – it looks like Akemi and I are not the only ones missing Jelly. Our frenchie, Lulu, has been unusually downcast of late, moping about.
Here’s hoping the move back to more familiar territory will improve her mood. 🙁