Noooooooo!  My one week off is over.  Come Monday, I’m back at it, in the room with Paul, Ivon, and Alison, breaking stories for Dark Matter’s third season.  No, we haven’t been picked up.  Season 2 has yet to air (July 1st on Syfy and SpaceChannel!).  BUT, I’m feeling confident.  I mean, just wait until you see what season 2 has in store for you and you’ll know why I like our chances.  It would be nice to get an official green light sooner than later (later being sometime in September after the last episode has aired), but, hey, such is the business.

June 10, 2016: Dark Matter Contest To Come!

Pictured above: our sneak peek screen shot of the day.  As promised, the visual effects this season are going to be BIGGER and BETTER.  You asked for ship to ship battles, you’re getting ship to ship battles!

In the next few days, I’m going to announce a skill-testing contest for a chance to win a signed, annotated script for our season 2 premiere: “Episode 14: Welcome To Your New Home”.  What will you have to do for a chance to win it?  Well, it will be deceptively simple.  Details to come.  But here’s a hint.  Remember last year I noted how the wardrobe department had posted Dark Matter-themed dog pictures up on their walls, each corresponding to a specific episode?  To refresh your memories here’s a breakdown…

Well, they’ve done the same thing for the show’s second season.  If I posted these new pictures to the blog, do you think you’d be able to match them to their respective season 2 episodes?  Well, you’re going to have to for a chance to win.  Dog pics and details to come!

Over on reddit, my trip down Stargate memory lane continues with a few reminiscences, and plenty of pics from the Art Department archives like…

June 10, 2016: Dark Matter Contest To Come!

Khonsu’s planet – “The Other Guys” – artist, James Robbins.

June 10, 2016: Dark Matter Contest To Come!

Felger and Coombs at the control unit – “The Other Guys – artist, James Robbins.

June 10, 2016: Dark Matter Contest To Come!

June 10, 2016: Dark Matter Contest To Come!

3D Transport Ring – “The Other Guys – artist, James Robbins

And a little something from the playback department.


10 thoughts on “June 10, 2016: Dark Matter contest to come!

  1. This is going to be a lot of fun. I fully expect to fail miserably, but I’ll be damned if I don’t have fun doing it.

  2. Enjoy the weekend! As I eagerly await Season 2, I am very excited about the potential Season 3. Please, please tell me that this 5 Season plan/arc does not end with the crew still in stasis sharing a cryogenic induced “virtual reality” in which this was all a dream. And the Raza better not end up in a snow globe.

    Love the chance at a signed script but if my luck at choosing titles is any indication on how I’ll do in this contest, I’ve already lost.

  3. First Contest! Woohoo 👍
    So cool….
    I asked…
    You answered…
    And, now reality…..

    ceresis64 writes: “Like some others, I was just a reader before a participant but can’t remember when I made my first post.  
    When will we get pictures for this Season, of different dogs dressed up dedicated to represent what the episodes are about?”

    Answer: I’ve got August 3, 2015 – “Found my way here! It’s tricky to ask longer questions on Twitter in 140 characters!”  
    I’m going to wait until the costume department have put up a dog-themed post for each episode of season 2 after which I’ll shuffle them up and post them all – maybe host a contest and see who can match up each dog picture to their respective episode.  Sound like fun?

  4. Ooooo (I’m with KathyC here!) contest!!

    Week off? Week … OFF?
    If I’d had a holiday week off from work like you’ve just had Joe, I’d ask for my money back! One is supposed to chill out, eat and drink all sorts of naughty stuff, go places, paddle in the sea and send postcards (do we still do that?!).
    Don’t think you’ve done that, Joe …. just carried on working, but at a less frenetic pace. This is NOT a week off!

  5. @Tam Just got home and read the news.
    Thank goodness the surgery went well and they got it all.
    Guess the hardest part is ahead of her now though.
    She will definitely need all the strength, love & support
    we can each possibly muster to help her adjust.

    Hubby & son planning anything special for your birthday this year?

    @Joe Hope you and Akemi get to go out
    and do something memorably fun this weekend
    before you have to get back to work. xo

  6. Contests make me a little sad, because I suck at them and feel like a bad fan.

    Ship battles … what is the space equivalent of “You sunk my battleship”?

  7. I’m looking forward to the contest, should be fun! It’s hard to call James Robbins’ work something like practical concept art. That’s just plain art! What beautiful work.

    @Thogar: “I fully expect to fail miserably, but I’ll be damned if I don’t have fun doing it.” Hey, that’s the story of my life! 🙂

  8. It wouldn’t surprise me if Episodes 12 & 13 air together on the same night like last season. If you were to air one episode a week, the second season would conclude September 23, 2016. There would be too much in the way of competition on broadcast TV at that point on Fridays. Dark Matter did attract an “older” audience live, and a show like Blue Bloods would probably premiere its new season on CBS on September 23. The whole point of a lot of cable shows airing during the Summer is the lack of competition from the broadcast nets.

  9. Ah, yes, the good ‘old ring transport/trip hazard! I’ve actually stood inside that ring, too! It definitely looked beat up like it says it needs to in the notes, but it looked more like it had been banged into things and had things dropped on it.

    I can’t imagine how many actors tripped on that thing over the years. It’s definitely a bit tricky to traverse if you’re not paying attention.

    -Mike A.

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