I was in the costume department, talking to Dark Matter costume designer Noreen Landry when I noticed the pictures of the dogs lining the back wall. How cute, I thought. A different dedicated dog for each episode. And then, on closer scrutiny, I realized that it was much more than that. Yes, a different dog for each episode. And, yes, each dog with a different look. But each different look was on theme, a little teaser of every one of our episodes…
Appropriately enough, in our first episode, the crew awakens on a spaceship.
In our second episode, the crew assists a mining colony in fending off an attack by a powerful multi-planetary corporation.
In our third episode, the Android (and later ONE and SIX) undertake a perilous EVA.
In our fourth episode…well, I’ll let the above dog pic offer a hint.
Yes, tonight’s the night. Dark Matter is BACK with an all-new episode, this one directed by amazing Amanda Tapping (Stargate’s Samantha Carter). She did a brilliant job on this episode and, in the time she spent with us, garnered a whole new fan contingent amongst our cast and crew.
If you weren’t around reading this blog back in February, here are my behind-the-scenes write-ups on “The Amanda Tapping Experience”:
A few episode #104 previews:
The past comes back to haunt members of the crew during a stopover at a space station, during which Four makes a stunning discovery, while Two and Five learn that some games of chance come with surprising risks. Elsewhere, Six receives some unwanted attention at a local clinic; and One and Three’s attempts to sell the weapons in their cargo hold lands them at a dangerous disadvantage.
I’ll be live tweeting both the east cost and west coast broadcasts! Hope to see you all online tonight!