Glamour shot of consulting producer Ivon Bartok, on the set of Dark Matter.
Glamour shot of yours truly, on the set of Dark Matter.
Wait! That’s it?! The weekend is over?!!! Noooooooo!!! I was just sitting outside, enjoying the view from my patio…
The week ahead is looking to be one looooong stretch. In addition to director Jason Priestly shooting main unit on Episode 207, we’ve got director Bruce McDonald shooting second unit on Episode 206, director Ron Murphy shooting those outstanding Android scenes for Episode 205, and director Any Mikita prepping Episode 208. I’ll also be receiving notes on the writer’s draft of 208 and spending tomorrow afternoon in editing with the wizardly Paul Day, completing my producer’s cut of Episode 205. And then there’s the script work…
Episode 208: Notes forthcoming and tweaks will be made over prep week as we head toward production on this script that has engendered some enthusiastic responses. To quote a few cast members:
“[REDACTED]?!?!?! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZINNNNGGG”
“My butt clenched reading it.”
This one is going to be a lot of fun – for the guest cast alone!
Episode 209: Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok did a great job on the first draft of this script which sees the return of a certain villain. I completed my pass last week, then sent into Paul’s way so that he could do a pass before we put it out.
Episode 210: Paul finished a first draft late last week, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Three different flavors of Android!
Episode 211: I actually finished the writer’s draft for this one a couple of weeks ago before switching gears to 209. It features what is fast becoming my favorite oddball pairing.
Episode 212: Our penultimate episode will be HUGE. After the events of this one, things will never be the same. I’m about seven pages in but have spent the weekend, hammering out the next two scenes. The secret ingredient is chocolate. Oh, you’ll know what I’m talking about when we get there.
Episode 213: Shrouded in mystery. Paul and I still have much to discuss here.
Also this week – on this blog:
Photos of all the Dark Matter on-set and behind-the-scenes action!
I set up another Dark Matter fan Q&A!
You’ll all get to vote on a new episode title, this one for Episode 205. Tune in tomorrow for the nominees.
Speaking of nominees – tonight, I’ll be hosting my annual Pro-Zombie, Anti-Oscars Soiree. Check twitter for the photo updates!
BTW – Can I just how much I love hearing from new fans of the show who discovered us on Netflix – and binge-watched all 13 episodes. Welcome to the show – and this blog! Spread the word! Catch us on Netflix – and then prepare for Dark Matter’s second season, coming your way this summer!
Finally, let me leave you with his intriguing visual graphic, compliments of artist Victor Mare:
Now don’t say I never give you anything.