Today, I took a walk through our existing standing sets – the infirmary, the mess, the corridors, bridge, and underbelly.  Boy, the place sure looks different during the hiatus.  Without the lights, set dressing, cast and crew, it looks like the set of a horror movie…

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

Construction has begun, full throttle, on the new standing sets for Dark Matter’s second season.  Those of you who have been following this blog have already gotten a sneak peek of what’s in the works.  Plenty more on the way. While much of the work is happening on our other (new) stage, I did glimpse the beginning of our hero cell going up in the breezeway…

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

Prett basic right now, but we’re aiming for something like this – more or less:

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

Hey, look at who I ran into.  It’s on set carpenter Jesse Partin –

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

In addition to the obvious, his job is to keep people like me from wandering around set and inadvertently locking ourselves in crew quarters.  Good thing he was there!

Also, came across these –

October 26, 2015: Walking The Quiet Set!  Construction Begins!

On their way out or on their way in?  Only the Art Department knows for sure.

Casting tomorrow after which I’m going to try to make some headway on a very tricky second act.  These types of episodes can be rather…challenging.  Look no further than SG-1’s Ripple Effect.  Ah, I’m sure that once I’m through Act II, it’ll be smoooooooooth sailing!

Who’s with me?!

19 thoughts on “October 26, 2015: Walking the quiet set! Construction begins!

  1. Oooh! that finished prison cell looks awesome! Resistance is futile and there’s virtually no escape!!! (unless of course you’re the crew of the RAZA). Cant wait to see how our clever outlaws work together to pull it off! Hope it involves some master pick-pocketing (5) Some stealth like hiding in plain sight (4) and maybe TWO’s nanobots will display some new abilities in those particular dire moments when she needs them most, eh! 🙂

  2. I see the toilet,, yeah!! but is there a bed? Just little questions… Good luck with the tricky second act.

  3. I was thinking the same thing as airelle. Ordinary looking toilet. Where is the bed? What is that round thing? A shower? airelle, I bet the bed folds down from somewhere.

    You sure do have some talented artists, and dedicated carpenters too! Hi Jesse! Will your “old” still standing sets need to be dusted?

  4. Got to ask – ‘our hero cell’ – meaning? Singular hero or each cast member being referred to as hero when they’re being filmed in this cell?

    Casting tomorrow – have you already chosen some actors whom you wish to play the characters?
    Looking forward to reading the casting breakdowns and future announcements of who’s joining the Dark Matter community 😄

  5. It’s amazing how much work goes into building the sets. It’s almost like building an entire house from scratch, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to your imagination.

  6. Oh yes Joe, I’m with you too! If something is really hanging you up with the script, make it a blog poll and we’ll all help you decide!
    The cell illustration looks like a high dome, but the set has a flat, short ceiling. I’d love to see how that finishes out. All illustrations are fabulous!

    Gentle reminder… who’s the next cast Q&A going to be?

    Soon we have to “fall back” for the seasonal time change here, (on 11/1). I so hate it and think it’s unnecessary, anyone else? I’ll be driving to work in daylight and returning in dark night. Bah!


  7. Ripple Effect? So are Martouf and Dr. Frasier showing up at the supermax to bust out the crew? 😉

    I’m sure that little circular platform in the holding cell isn’t a transport pad, given your past aversion to transporters, right Joe?

    -Mike A.

  8. I like the art work of the prison cell. For space considerations, ever think of using a “turkish” style toilet? Also, what would you think of a concept similar to the cell in the SG1 episode Abyss?
    Sounds like Fun. Love roller coaster rides: bigger, faster, higher, twistier the better.

    Just returned from my trip, Picked up my first bottle of Japanese whiskey. Delta inflight mag had an article last month covering Japanese whiskey. Unfortunately I forgot it so I did not pick up any bottle from Suntory, but chose Nikka coffey malt. Did I choose well? I did see many examples of Suntory but they seemed to be selling the out side of the bottle no what was inside. Any thoughts?

  9. That cell’s uneven floor would be heck on my feet. And that orange pattern in front of the door looks sketchy, like stepping on it might not be dangergous. if I was in the cell I’d be getting pretty antsy, unless I had my DM comic books to entertain me. I’ve been revisiting Deep Space 1 and it’s revolutionary at the time ion engine, it seemed so futuristic then. After The Martian I’m ready to listen to science podcasts all day long.

  10. It still amazes me how they take a drawing and turn it into an insteller poky. Wish I could watch the process to make it look like metal. Also, wish I could hire them to redo my bathroom. They do good work!

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