Well, look who it is. Dark Matter Executive Producer and Prodigy Pictures President Jay Firestone has been jetting across the globe, wheeling and dealing – but still finds time to for the production, weighing in on scripts through edits to final mixes. Recently, I sat down with him to go over Episode 208 and our notes session lasted all of twenty minutes. Like the cast, he REALLY liked this one. As do many who have read it – despite it’s somewhat…complicated narrative elements. This one’s gonna be wild!
Speaking of wild – UK fans take note!
SyfyUK has joined forces with SFX to offer one lucky fan the chance to win a visit to the set of Dark Matter.
“You’ll be given the chance to have a tour of the Dark Matter studio, meet and greet cast and crew, and leave with a bag full of Syfy goodies. That’s not all – while on set, you may even get the opportunity to be filmed in an exclusive extra role.“
And what, pray tell, could that role be? Drunken Miner #2? Defenestrated Security Guard? Or, perhaps, even the part of THREE for a scene (provided you sign off on the Bubba liability waiver). The possibilities are endless!
To enter, answer a skill-testing question here: http://www.syfy.co.uk/DarkMatterSetVisit
And, if you’re looking for a good read, might I suggest the contest’s terms & conditions: http://www.syfy.co.uk/DarkMatterSetVisitTermsAndConditions
Speaking of fans of the show – we’ve got one right here in the Production Offices. Check out Assistant Coordinator Travis Lowry’s fine cross-stitch salute to The Most Dangerous Crew In Outerspace:
Let’s go in for a closer look…
Hey, speaking of closer looks, check out a couple of key props from some upcoming episodes…
Now where have we seen this before? Oh, yeah, on this blog a little while back. So who does this little rocket ship belong to? After all, our youngest crew member, FIVE, seems to have outgrown toys and moved on to gak and gadgetry.
It’s the little things. Pick a set of pills. Any set of pills. ‘Cause someone’s gonna need ’em!
Whoa! What weird cosmic elixir has the props department concocted for this episode? No, wait. That’s not a faux drink from the Dark Matter props department. That’s actually my morning bulletproof matcha courtesy of my girlfriend, Akemi. Vibrant, no?
On deck tomorrow: One more day on our standing sets with director Jason Priestly (Secrets! A terrifying test! More Tabor!) before production shifts to the high tech environs of Hamilton (Disguises! Discord! Daring escapes!)