September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

Tonight’s the night!  The premiere of Blindspot!  For those of you not-in-the-know, there’s a Stargate connection here.  The series creator, Executive Producer and showrunner is none other than Martin Gero who many of you may remember from such productions as Stargate: SG-1Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: UniverseThe L.A. ComplexBored To Death, and, most recently, a little something called Dark Matter.

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

September 21, 2015: Blindspot!  And A Dark Matter Season 2 Update!

Tune in tonight!

In other-show-related news, I’ve completed a rough first draft of Dark Matter Episode 202.  Paul is presently working on 201.  A late curveball thrown our way last week necessitated some minor re-juggling, dropping the story we had planned for Episode 209 into the Episode 205 slot and pushing everything forward. We’re also flopping 210 and 211.  On the surface, it may not seem like a big deal but given the serialized nature of the show and all of the developments we have planned for season 2, it was a challenge (to say the least).  But it looks like we’ve got it all sorted out and now I can finally turn my thoughts to more pressing matters like the shuttle shot, the Randroid, and Titch.

Call today with Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock to discuss the first four episodes!

14 thoughts on “September 21, 2015: Blindspot! And a Dark Matter season 2 update!

  1. I may be a jaded cynic but Blindspot looks like it’s got all the stereotypes covered. I’ll check it out if I can find it here in the UK.

    How are you going with The Time Traveller’s Almanac? I’m about 2/3rds of the way through it. It’s a big book! I’m enjoying it but I was hoping for more technical stories about the mechanics and side effects of time travel. Most of the stories so far have been about the protagonist’s interaction in other times or with visiting time travellers and not much about the mechanics of time travel or what effect it has on their own time.

    You’ll have to remember to tell us about the curveball when we come to watching season 2 and specifically what you had to do to make it work. I assume it’s a scheduling issue or perhaps a cast member deciding to leave. I’ll be interested to see how you handle it!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, Joe! Will definitively be tuning in for BlindSpot tonight!

    @Tim Hendrix: You say no one ever laughs at your jokes, Soooooo … for your upcoming Birthday this week, play this laugh track anytime you make a joke and just know a whole subway car full of people and a bunch of lions are laughing hysterically at your jokes!!
    (hope you are able to do 63 sit ups and push ups without ending up in emergency room! Ha! 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM45JMTpkBU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl0rQFNrTB8

    @Ponytail Waaay too funny! Between the two of us, I think we managed to confuse the heck outta Stephen & Tim on the 18th!
    When you said –> “I’m right behind you” I thought that meant you were next in line to celebrate a bday!

    So when is your birthday?? And Happy belated b-day whenever it was 🙂 xo

  3. @Drea That was freakin’ hilarious! Played the lion thing about 5 times and I started chuckling every time. Thanks for that. It never hurts to laugh.

    I was told today I could buy my way out of the birthday challenge Wednesday with a bottle or three of Jameson. Being the cheap old reprobate that I am I think I’ll keep the Jameson and take my chances with the emergency room. At least that’s covered by insurance. I gotta say I’m kinda dreading hitting the century birthday mark. 100 plus 100 may tax my superhuman capabilities by then. With a little luck I just might outlive all those ‘friends’ who put me up to these things.

    Well, Joe, it sounds like season two is in ‘dynamic change’ mode. I hope it all lays down well for your writers in the end. Dark Matter in flux can be rather hard to handle.

    Definitely going to give Blindspot a go. The names behind the production have the right pedigree so I’m optimistic that it will be entertaining.

    Anyone else suffering from Dark Matter withdrawal? Anyone?

  4. Hubby’s watching Blindspot. I’m watching rugby. 🙂

    I wasn’t going to watch any shows this year besides what comes on PBS. I just don’t have the patience, time, interest, desire…you name it. All I want to do is watch my ‘comfort’ shows – Brit mysteries, old movies, and rugby. If I still have TV next summer I will, of course, watch DM, but for the most part I’m done with television. At first I thought it was depression, but I don’t think it’s that at all. I think it’s because I have too much else going on in my life, and so trying to keep up shows feels more like an annoying duty or an obligation that’s just creating stress, instead of providing me with relaxing entertainment. I felt so relieved when last year’s season ended – like I got my life back – and now I’m dreading the start of the new one, sort of like dreading going to the OB-GYN, or dreading a colonoscopy. I think that’s a sign that it’s time to quit. 😉

    das

  5. Enjoyed Blindspot tonight. Martin is a talented man. I will try and watch it next week too. If I keep watching, it will be the only other show I watch besides Dark Matter. @ Tim Hendrix, yes I am suffering from Dark Matter withdrawals. Why doesn’t SyFy rerun it in it’s original time slot? At least once (or twice) more. I miss those guys already. Joe, I’m nervous you had to rearrange your timeline. Since you have a 5 year plan, it would seem everything must go according to plan and not move around.

    @ Drea – Ooops, when I said, I am right behind you, I meant in age. My birthday is at the first of January. It usually gets forgotten because everyone (including me) is tired after the Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years hoop la. Fine with me.

    @ Das – Hope you get to feeling better and things straighten out.

  6. Well, kids loooong looong work day here. Bed time for Bonzo -and this tired science geek. Hope you’re having a fun visit with your sister, Joe And have fun in LA this wk. If you visit any really interesting restaurants be sure to take lots of pics to share with us! 🙂

    @Das: Fully admire your courage and determination and wish you much love and success in your quest for relaxing entertainment. I hear tv dieting is one of the hardest to successfully maintain.
    I tried once and not only failed miserably but ended up having to apply for a limit extension on my credit cards so Showtime, Hulu plus and Netflix could be added to my monthly entertainment bill to keep up with the new shows I’d become addicted to! :-O

    @Tim: When you drink those 3 bottles of Jameson you’ve decided to horde and attempt to do 63 push ups and sit ups shortly there after, –> Dont forget your blog pals will be with you in spirit in that emergency room, (as you attempt to blow out the candles on your cake while the doctors pump your stomach), laughing right along with you! xo

  7. Not sure if Blindspot is something that’ll interest me. Haven’t watched it yet, but from the promos, it seems like another crime/drama series, which isn’t my favorite genre. I’d also hope those aren’t permanent tattoos on Jaimie Alexander’s body — can only imagine how much it’d hurt to get all of that drawn on her.

    @Tim – Not really a withdrawal, but rather suffering from a lack of sci-fi airing right now. Aside from Doctor Who, there’s nothing really interesting going on at the moment, and I think The Expanse and Childhood’s End start in December. Also, my hopes for The Expanse have gone down slightly after watching the promo for it. Seems like it’s more “soap opera with a space background”, rather than a focus on sci-fi. If it’s just like Ascension though, then I don’t think it’ll survive in the long run.

  8. @Drea One cannot resist the laughter of a baby. BTW I sounded just like that when I found DM got a second season. Cute in a baby bur probably rather maniacal in an adult.

  9. Drea: :;lol:

    Oh, I’m glad you have your episodes straightened out. I bet your brain is good and exercised. You guys need to celebrate!

    I haven’t had a chance to watch “BlindSpot”. It’s on the DVR though. Last night was karate night and we got home late. Funny but our Sensei was hoarse from attending the Ole MIss Game that weekend.

    Grrr, got a ticket this morning. I rolled through a four way stop, when no one was around. Except for the cop hiding behind a tree, of course. 🙁

    Das: Hope you start feeling better. Good luck with your TV detox!

  10. Super excited to learn more about Titch!

    Any news on when the Dark Matter Season 1 dvds will be made available? As another commenter said, I too am in Dark Matter withdrawal.

  11. Blindspot looks really good. We didn’t get a chance to watch it last night, but it’s on our list to watch tonight.

    Can’t wait for Dark Matter season 2! Love the updates and getting even a tiny bit of insight into the process. Keep up the awesome!

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