How’s that for a sneak peek? Prepare to learn the hitherto hidden backstories of three of the Raza crew as tonight’s episode of Dark Matter answers some long brewing questions:
How and why did FIVE end up on the ship?
What bizarre circumstances transformed a young prince into one of the G.A.’s Most Wanted?
What horrific crime did our big-hearted SIX commit that landed him on The Raza?
I will, of course, be live tweeting both east coast and west coast feeds, that’s 10 p.m. EST, and 7 p.m. AND 10 p.m. PST on SyFy and SpaceChannel.
Also, I’ll be doing a periscope event on Monday. It’ll be my first time using the app and I’ve already screwed up by announcing the wrong times in yesterday’s blog entry (since fixed!). So, I’ll live tweet the airing of Dark Matter’s sixth episode as it airs in the U.K. and Germany (8 p.m. on SyFyUK and 9 p.m. on SyFyDE), that’ll be 3 p.m. EST, noon PST.
The actual periscope event will take place after the episode airs (9 p.m. UK, 10 p.m. Germany, 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST) and should run approximately 15 minutes, possibly longer if I can’t figure out how to turn it off. Come find me on twitter (@BaronDestructo) or seek out the hashtag: #AskJoeDM. Yes, that’s Joe Doctor of Medicine. Hop on and ask me your Dark Matter and health-related questions and I’ll try my best to answer them! “Episode 10! It was inspired by her second audition! Eat more finer!” Sorry. Just practicing.
This advance preview of Episode 106:
“In Friday’s episode, prompted by the crew itching to find out what’s behind that big door, Five decides to undergo a procedure to try and retrieve her lost memories, and to our surprise, it works! Actually, it works a little too well.”
This interview with actor Roger Cross (SIX):
“Given the scheduling, I figured I would have to pass on Dark Matter. However, TJ Scott was directing me on The Strain and he was going to be directing the pilot for Dark Matter. TJ told me, ‘Don’t worry, we can make this work.’ He ended up talking with the producers and they found a way to share me, so at one point I was doing both The Strain and Dark Matter, but it was all good.
This interview with actress Jodelle Ferland (FIVE):
“This is pretty much my dream role and one that I’ve always wanted to play. When I first stepped onto the Dark Matter set, it was like I was working on Firefly or Doctor Who. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Sometimes when we’re filming a scene and everyone is standing at one end of a corridor, I’ll turn around, look the other way down the length of the empty end of the corridor and pretend that I’m on an actual spaceship,” she says with a smile.
And another interview with Jodelle:
“And it’s interesting because every member of the cast is very different; I don’t think any of us are quite the same, and somehow we just work perfectly together. Our little spaceship family.”
This interview with yours truly – which includes a video interview with cast-members Jodelle Ferland, Anthony Lemke, Roger Cross, and Melissa O’Neil:
“Likeable bad guys are hard to pull off but, when you’re successful, they can be the most rewarding of characters.”
Tomorrow, we’ll be hitting Anime Evolution here in Vancouver where I’ll be on the hunt for some new anime-themed t-shirts…and such. The event runs kicked off today and runs from the 17th to the 19th at the University of British Columbia New Student Union Building (http://www.animeevolution.com). @animeevoluion Who’s in?!!