Pictured above, the card from the cast that accompanied their gifts for the Dark Matter crew as season one neared wrap. Their gift was this handy customized Dark Matter phone charger:
The production, meanwhile, gave out these cosy micro-fleece jackets at the beginning of the season:
And gave out these caps at the end”
Direct Message? Death Match? Dungeon Master? Not sure.
Anyway, now the production has to think up a clever crew guest for season 2. I honestly don’t know how we did it back on Stargate with some 15 years of crew gifts to give out. I recall jackets, coats, dvd players, iPods, t-shirts, watches and, of course, endless hats. I remember when Paul and I assumed the showrunning duties on Atlantis, I pitched a brilliant idea for a crew gift: Paul and Joe-themed ice cream bowls. My thinking was every time you’d have a bowl of ice cream, you’d finish the final scoop to reveal our faces smiling up at you. For some reason, no one else would go for it.
Anyway, I’ve got my thinking cap on (which, coincidentally, looks remarkably similar to the cap pictured above) as I try to think up some great ideas for the Dark Matter season 2 crew gift.
Ideas so far: weekday tickets to the Museum of Ceramic Arts, rubbers embossed with the Dark Matter logo (rubber overshoes – let’s be clear), unicycle, magic kit, puppies, reiki session, vintage packets of Orange Tang, psychic reading, karate lesson, alpaca tea cosy, curling iron, novelty toothpastes, neti pot, ionic bracelet, Joseph Mallozzi signature ice cream bowls!
So, whaddya think? Go with one of these or do you have some great suggestions to add?