The votes have been tabulated and we have a new episode title!  In the end, this one wasn’t all that close either.  The results…

April 21, 2016: New Dark Matter Episode Title!  And Much Love For Syfy International!

“Episode 23: Take The Shot”

Thanks for playing and stay tuned for a chance to weigh in on another Dark Matter episode title.  We have three more to name and less than three weeks to do it in!

April 21, 2016: New Dark Matter Episode Title!  And Much Love For Syfy International!

We had a special visitor to set today, all the way from jolly old New York – representing our much-loved Syfy International: Bipasha Ghosh, Vice President International Marketing, NBC Universal!

If you may recall, I’ve mentioned Syfy International in many past blog entries, and gave the team a BIG shout-out at SDCC last year for all their support and genuine love for Dark Matter.  We’re a huge hit overseas and that’s in no small part thanks to the tireless efforts of Bipasha and co. who have been getting the word out and the fans involved.  It was Bipasha who started me Periscoping and she has secured my involvement in plenty more post-episode Periscope chats…along with a slew of fan-friendly reach-outs we’ll be springing on you in the coming months.  And how, pray tell, did she convince me to commit to all these awesome fan giveaways and goodies?  Well…

April 21, 2016: New Dark Matter Episode Title!  And Much Love For Syfy International!

Let’s just say she was VERRRY convincing.

Anyway, it was great to finally meet Bipasha, face to face, after so many phone convos, conference calls, emails, and carrier pigeon messages.  Looking forward to working with her in the coming months.  You’re all in for a treat…

Looking ahead to all the live tweeting I’m going to do for Dark Matter’s second season, I’ve decided to go ahead and open a special twitter account for the occasion – and various DM-related sundries.  Follow me here: @DarkMatter_show

April 21, 2016: New Dark Matter Episode Title!  And Much Love For Syfy International!

Whaaat?  Dark Matter Supervising Producer Ivon Bartok snapped this impromptu, unrehearsed, totally casual picture of me taking a break from the on-set action yesterday.

So, in preparation for my reddit AMA in late May, I’m opening up the floor to questions.  Post ’em if you got ’em.

23 thoughts on “April 21, 2016: New Dark Matter episode title! And much love for Syfy International!

  1. Wow, I’m 4 right in a row on the titles, on a roll! Looking forward to all the fan involvement stuff Commingled up & will follow the twitter account as soon as I submit this post! Love all this stuff! Thank you for the dedication to the fans.

  2. Guess I should went with my gut on the TOP GUN Title! First one I have not nailed!

    I loved the new P-90 so much decided to “gate ship” it all over Instagram & FB to get word out and name the new Dark Matter P-90 (aka DMP-90) maybe it already has a name?? So this happened! LOL

    Joe, do you think you or the props guys would like to try one my P-90 harness for the new gun? I have mastered the P-90 harness in the past 5 years!

    I be happy to send one up if you think you maybe could use one for an episode??? Would love you to see some my work first hand! Consider it on the house since I need to send you something else we talked about anyway! =) Let me know I can have one to you in a few days!

  3. I really hope Dark Matter can break the five season Syfy curse. Nothing scripted in recent years has aired for more than five seasons on the network. Technically SG-1 doesn’t count as that got picked up for Seasons 6-10.

    I do think that you’ve proven without a doubt though that you can make a great Scifi show without a big budget. Your awesome showrunner abilities no doubt have played a huge part in that.

  4. DAMMIT! I knew I should have gone with my first instinct.

    Great pic of you! You’re looking like one lean, mean show-runnin’ machine right there!

  5. Welcome to Bipasha! Let’s keep those overseas markets happy. Love the pic on the Raza Bridge.

    Isn’t it a little early to be drinking on set?

  6. Joe I’m getting antsy about the start of the new season. How about a actual working time shift Machine from the from the special effects department.

    In-between hers a nifty item that is just coming out for development purposes from MSN the HoloLens. I predict interesting things in the near future for this item. you might begin thinking and developing product and maybe applications for it.

    integrated integrating virtual and actual footage together. In the not to distant future Sensory feedback including touch and smell.

    You might want to ge3t them to order several for the special effects department so they can develop the apps to help create the toys you need for the various episodes.

  7. I got to thinking about how the Hololens operation could enhance the development of toys for the show and realized that by creating rough mockups of the various devices such a a pistol or rifle and paint them for blue screen you could film the actor holding a whatever and creating the virtual device and put them in place to see how they look before you actually build it. Like acting to a ping pong ball and insert a virtual person or creature. as they replicate the actor for Orphan Black.

  8. I’m OK with that title as I likes both that and the machine one.

    I followed DM_show. Had you considered DarkMatterWriters? Most shows now have a writers room account & they live tweet. I’m thinking there may be confusion between DarkMatter_Show & darkmatter_tv. If there’s anything I can help you with please let me know.

    I love the photo of you… Great job Ivon.

    Cheers, Chev

  9. I finally picked a winning title!

    I have no questions about the show but I will come up with plenty when S2 airs.

  10. Dang it, I missed the vote! I would have liked no where for you to go or take the shot, so 50/50 on winning. 🙂

  11. Cool, another winning title!

    ‘she has secured my involvement in plenty more post-episode Periscope chats…along with a slew of fan-friendly reach-outs we’ll be springing on you in the coming month’
    Sounds great, looking forward to it all starting……

    Just waiting for air dates to be announced and all the guest actors too.

  12. Uh-Oh again! :-O

    Careful Joe.
    I hear you can get sued for copyright infringement if you’re not holding a bottle of Old Spice and drinking Dos Equis when you strike that sexy pose! xo

  13. Rats. I waffled between that title and the one I actually picked. Oh well. Good choice. Can’t wait to see the episodes that have all of these great titles.

    Hi to Bipasha! Yeah, you probably wouldn’t want to argue with her when she’s wielding a batlah or whatever that is.

  14. Woo hoo! I’m on a roll with the titles.

    So Joe, as a graphic designer I get all geeked out when you post logos and other designs from the art department. How does one go about being a graphic designer working on things like Dark Matter and other tv shows? I’d be super-pee-my-pants-thrilled if this was my job but I have no idea how to even break into this.

  15. Thanks to Bipasha for the promotion overseas. I’m looking forward to giveaways but that would require “blog regular” status. LOL.

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