Last Monday, we wrapped production on Dark Matter’s second season. One week later, the season 3 game plan goes out. I’ve been working on it for the past month or so and it includes an overview of the show’s third season story and character arcs, narrative developments big and small, and even a preliminary breakdown of the next 13 chapters (episodes) in this SciFi epic. Nothing is written in stone and it’s all designed to get the creative juices flowing as we aim to convene the writers’ room in less than a month for three glorious weeks of spinning and breaking – before I head to L.A. for a week of meet ‘n greets.
I’m more of an emailer than letter writer but I couldn’t resist picking up the above-pictured Star Trek 50th anniversary stamps and postcards issued by Canada Post. In addition to stills from such classics as “Mirror, Mirror”, “City on the Edge of Forever”, “The Trouble with Tribbles”, “Amok Time”, and “A Piece of the Action”, the stamps feature various crew members (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty), the Constitution-class U.S.S. Enterprise and a Klingon D7-class battle cruiser. But where’s the Roman Bird-of-Prey?
Speaking of Star Trek, check out this blast from the past – a rare picture of the original original crew before I was forced off the show. That story here:
Over on my dedicated Dark Matter twitter account (@DarkMatter_Show), I’m continuing my semi-regular daily updates of BTS pics, some previously uploaded, others never-before-seen…
Everyone’s favorite android.
Meanwhile, over on the Stargate sub-reddit, I’ve been posting a bunch of Stargate-related tidbits recovered from my blog archives. Yesterday, it was this shot of actor David Nykl (Stargate: Atlantis’s Radek Zelenka) testing out a spacesuit in advance of the season 4 opener, Adrift –
And I came across these pics as well…
Space Gopher! In the Stargate: Atlantis episode Missing, there’s a moment where Teyla proves her wilderness worth by skewering, roasting and eating some unsavory creature. THIS was the initial concept for said creature which I deemed just way too adorable to eat.
This, by the way, was the revised version of the creature – no more savory but certainly less cute.