August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Ennis Esmer and Anthony Lemke face off behind the scenes.  Photo via Ennis Esmer

I love a good heist episode.  And Dark Matter Episode 110 is a great one!

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Photo via John Cor

A great mix of action, humor, character moments – with the added bonus of some of the most enjoyably colorful guest characters this side of Arcturus-4!

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Photo via Jon Cor

Torri Higginson (Stargate: Atlantis), Ennis Esmer (Red OaksThe Listener), Jessica Sipos (Ascension), Jon Cor (Shadowhunters), Conrad Pla (19-2) – all deliver brilliant performances.

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Photo via John Cor

In addition to being a truly great episode, this one was a hell of a lot of fun behind the scenes.

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Photo via Jon Cor

This was my first time working with Conrad, Jessica and Jon, but I did work with Ennis several years back.  He did a guest spot and I remember the series lead walking up to me and saying: “That guy’s great.  We’ve got to get him back!”.  He is.  Will Esmer’s nefarious Wexler – or any of his teammates – make a return appearance in Dark Matter‘s not too distant future?  Oh, it’s possible.

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Have you ever seen such a reprehensible bunch of miscreants? Photo via Jon Cor.

Another reason this episode stands out for me is because it’s Dark Matter stunt coordinator John Stead’s first big t.v. gig.  And the job he did wasn’t just good.  It was unbelievably great.  Dynamic, fast-paced, and great character moments in addition to some truly terrific beats he added to the episode…which I’ll point out during tomorrow night’s telecast.  Catch me on twitter!

August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
That is the shiftiest looking Maytag repairman I’ve ever seen.
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Gak box!
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Ennis Esmer – aka Wexler.
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
The crew entertains.
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Jessica Sipos (Tash) and Jon Cor (Vons)
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
Jessica Sipos, Jon Cor, and Conrad Pla are TROUBLE!
August 14, 2015: Behind The Scenes On Dark Matter Episode 10!
That’s a wrap on Boxy!

Episode 110 previews…

http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/08/dark-matter-episode-10-advance-preview.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

“After watching this episode I required a whole half hour to process what I had just witnessed before I could even sit down to write this preview. The ending is breathtaking and without question the biggest cliffhanger the show has delivered yet.”

http://www.thetvjunkies.com/dark-matter-preview-episode-ten/

“O’Neil really commands the screen this week and there’s more than a few moments that will have you giving Two a fist pump in solidarity.”

https://tvgeektalk.com/previews/dark-matter-advance-preview-episode-ten-photos-video/

“This is actually the first episode of the 2-parter I mentioned in my Preview last week, and given the fact that it spans 2 weeks, you can safely bet this is going to be a big one.”

Series review…

http://www.tvequals.com/2015/08/13/dark-matter-season-1-the-balance-between-plot-and-character/

“There’s a balance between the ongoing narrative and fun, one-and-done adventures, as well as a balance between fun sci-fi storytelling and quieter moments of character development. Oftentimes, shows will favor story over character, or vice versa, but Dark Matter has successfully found a way to marry the two like some of the best genre shows out there.”

Don’t forget to join me for a post-episode Periscope chat tonight following both east and west coast airings of Dark Matter!

22 thoughts on “August 14, 2015: Behind the scenes on Dark Matter Episode 10!

  1. Excited about tonight’s episode!

    But really Joe. …. putting my man Three in what has got to be the ugliest costume since SG-1 put Sam in that awful dress way way back in Season 1 (yes, I know..before your time). But seriously, Three deserves a much better look than the Maytag man.

  2. Just watched the episode again (Twitter-free. I miss so much!) and a few of things of note:

    I loved Torri H.’s performance as Truffault. She had it spot on and she clearly loves doing it, too.

    I noticed that especially at the beginning, Android appeared to be trying to be especially unemotional. Not sure if that was intentional but given her arc the last couple of episodes it was a nice and subtle touch. I also loved that after the conversation between her and Redroid about her not lying but just “omitting information”, she turns to FIVE and immediately… lies. She’s becoming more human all the time!

    After all the speculation about TWO being an android/cyborg/having repair nanites, etc. I guess we’ll find out next week! Also, I don’t think I’d want to be Wexler right now.

    Did I mention that this show is just plain FUN? It’s just a blast to watch.

  3. Well, THAT was one Hell of a cliffhanger! Will TWO’s healing abilities come into play to stave off the icy cold death of space?

    Fantastic episode DM crew. Really awesome.

  4. Well, we all know TWO is a little “different”. So I’m sure she’ll be fine and come back and break Wexler’s other arm. Did I hear ONE yell “catch me!”? I really liked these 4 guest stars. Too bad they are jerks. Another great story/episode!

  5. Holy triple cross, Batman! Those bounties are going to keep being a problem. Next time Two says, “This looks like a bad idea” they might want to listen to her. I loved this episode. Three is a teddy bear in disguise. Six is a father figure. One is a diplomat. Five is a genius. Four is lethal x 4. I knew immediately when that guy made a pass at Two how that was going to end. Lucky she didn’t kill him. Those blonde psycho twins from the other team just kept kicking that guy in the head for fun. His neck would have broke three times. Damn. Poor android.

  6. The 2nd picture down. Now that’s what you call an all-star badass mercenary team up 😉

  7. Lalalala! I can’t heeeeear you, Mr. Fourth Wall. These people live hundreds of years after your iPhone camera died.

  8. Just finished digesting part one of ep 10 on the Dk.M delicious dishes menu.

    Good show ole chap!! Had all the right ingredients, blended and balanced to absolute perfection! And that cliff hanger certainly did the job of making me hungry for the next course!

    My hats off to the chefs!!

    Mmmmmm! Me thinks I smell a “series renewal pie a la mode” awaiting cast and crew on Raza’s kitchen window sill for desert!

    *****BRAVISSIMO!!*****

  9. Loved the episode and the building momentum.

    One question: when will improve security on the bridge? That’s twice now malefactors have knocked out Android to seize control….

  10. This was my favorite episode of the season. It helped spice things up by bringing in new characters that our crew was forced to work with. The new crew made a strong impression and I’m definitely curious what their deal is and what happens next. What a cliffhanger ending! I have a feeling Two will be saved by whatever it is that healed her neck wound.

  11. Besitos to Conrad Pla, love him! It’s fun seeing the ReGenesis gang playing badasses on DM, Orphan B and Killjoys.

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