Tonight is the Dark Matter season 3 cast dinner.  In preparation, I just had supper.  I realize that might seem a little counter-intuitive, but our restaurant reservations are for 8:00 p.m. which means that, by the time everyone arrives and settles in, the kitchen won’t be getting our orders until 8:30 p.m., which means that we won’t actually get our food until well after 9:00 p.m.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m a team player.  Except when it comes to meals.  Experience has taught me to always eat before dinner parties as well because more often than not, and I’m sorry, but most hosts and hostesses never have their shit together and keep me waiting long beyond my point of no return (A singular exception to this rule is former Stargate EP Robert Cooper who, when we he says dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., SERVES DINNER AT GODDAMN 6:30 p.m.!).  When I’m hungry, I’m not interesting in making idle chitchat over aperitifs or nibbling on appetizers while I wait for lagging guests or cooks.  Let me put it this way – if you’re serving the main course during the NCIS closing credit crawl, you done fucked up.  What is this?  Spain?  Are we now going to start eating lunch between 2 and 4 p.m.?

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Well, look who’s back in town.

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Director Ron Murphy and Stunt Coordinator John Stead practice their choreographed routine for the dance-off.

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Guess who’s room?

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“The Crate” – Episode 301.  Watch for it!

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Director Ron Murphy going over his line before opening night.

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A storm of swords.

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Props Master Victoria Klein and Stunt Coordinator John Stead.

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Director Ron Murphy casually bearing gifts.

The Nikka Coffey Whisky was a huge hit at the latest Dark Matter Whiske/y Club assembly.  Thanks again!

Today’s ensemble…shark socks!

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KathyC

Have a great dinner! Must be nice to have the gang back together.

On a side note…if anyone still wants to add an anniversary tribute to our weekend tribute posts, feel free to send one! The more the merrier, and am happy to reach the comment limit every time!

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Thanks! Kathy

gforce
gforce

Good for Rob C! I’m also a stickler for punctuality. I don’t have people for dinner often, but I always ave to shake my head when I say dinner is at 6, and they show up oh, say at 6:30 or so. I’m always kind of tempted to go ahead and eat and point them to the leftovers.

Is Crate Boxy’s son? (Or daughter, it’s hard to tell with containers.)

I love the socks. Subtle metaphor/warning?

I’m glad the Nikka was a hit!

profmadmax
profmadmax

You are a spoiled brat. Eat macaroni and LIKE IT. On Nov 15, 2016 5:58 PM, “Josephmallozzi’s Weblog” wrote:

> Joseph Mallozzi posted: “Tonight is the Dark Matter season 3 cast dinner. > In preparation, I just had supper. I realize that might seem a little > counter-intuitive, but our restaurant reservations are for 8:00 p.m. which > means that, by the time everyone arrives and settles in, th” >

JeffW
JeffW

Props Master Victoria Klein and Stunt Coordinator John Stead.

Maybe I shouldn’t ask, but what are they doing with those plastic handcuffs?

The Nikka Coffey Whisky was a huge hit at the latest Dark Matter Whiske/y Club assembly. Thanks again!

Glad to hear it was well received! I liked it so much that I’m now looking for another bottle locally (should I grab another bottle for you?) I think it’ll go over great at Thanksgiving!

Thogar

Thank you for your rant on dinner being served in a timely manner, it reminded me of my long-departed grandmother. I was audibly laughing while reading your take on prompt meals, though I can’t disagree with your points.

Margaret Clayton

Enjoy your dinner! Are you a hobbit, by the way? Supper and dinner surely is the way to go! I will be having leftover green chile pork and mixed bean stoup. That’s a cross between soup and stew.

Sets and props are looking fantastic! Swords, ooooooh. Nice.

Shark socks, killer.

Elminster
Elminster

Hey Joe
So we now know of two people that survived the Season 2 ending.
You had better not of killed Two!!

Elminster

Maggie L80
Maggie L80

I’ve decided that I’ll never be a great detective or a reliable eyewitness based on my lack of observational skills. I didn’t see the handcuffs until @JeffW pointed them out and I didn’t catch that the mystery silhouette in pic#2 from yesterday was none other than Joe F until @ceresis mentioned it. Wow, guess I need to watch more Sherlock to sharpen those skills.

I have an aunt and cousin that we tell to be at the family Thanksgiving get together an hour before the actual time so they get there on time. I normally wouldn’t care so much but my cousin usually cooks the turkey and dressing. I find as I get older it’s “dinner is 6ish” or “between 6 & 6:30″….

When we go out to dinner, I make sure there is a bar then I don’t care when the food comes out.

Ponytail
Ponytail

NOW you tell me!! You know, I’m not intelligent enough to think to eat before I go. I hate late dinners and guests that drag their butts and make it even later. (They probably ate already too, that’s why they are dragging around.) I must have been a dog in a former life because, when it’s time to eat, it’s time to eat!

Debra

I’m with you, letting me get hangry is not a good idea! GO ROB for being on time. smile

sylvia
sylvia

Heya Jeffw and interested others in Illinois….
Nikka is sold at Binnys.
http://www.binnys.com/all/nikka+coffey+whiskey
does not look like huge stock, but says it is available.
Don’t know which location is closest to you.

bambamfans

Those socks rock Joe. How many do you own? I probably have 50 or so and I don’t really care about matching them, so long as they are the same thickness.

8pm is really late for dinner. As Executive Producer couldn’t you make it 7pm? Hope the food was awesome. Everyone looked happy.

Cheers, Chev

bambamfans

PS I’m glad you loved the Whiskey.
Chev

bambamfans

@ProfMadMax ??? Is that an insult or a joke?

@Drea – If I guess, then it won’t be a surprise.

Cheers, Chev

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

The Nikka Coffey Whisky was a huge hit at the latest Dark Matter Whiskey Club assembly. Thanks again! Yay! I will for look for that here.

Maggie L80: When we go out to dinner, I make sure there is a bar then I don’t care when the food comes out. lol

Very cool socks!

I get cranky when I’m hungry too. Good idea eating something before. I’m all in for “second dinner”.

shinyhula
shinyhula

Yup, I eat before parties so that I can relax the rest of the night and enjoy chatting with friends instead of staring at the kitchen door praying for food to come out. Plus if the food disappoints I won’t be hungry as I pretend to eat undercooked squash and burnt liver.

Jodelle’s do looks blue-green, is this the color for this season or is it pre-coloring? Another nice shirt, the socks say lets get down to business. Shark business.

shinyhula
shinyhula

And Victoria girl, your reign of terror is at an end. Now you will face space frontier justice!

jimfromjersey

There’s nothing wrong with pre-gaming the meal. Especially for a professional like yourself. We have seen you put away quantities of food that would put other gastrophiles to shame. And you used the “f-word” for like the second time in 10 years. So we know you’re serious!

Hey Jodelle!

THREE’S room, of course.

Hey Victoria, John and Ron!

ceresis64

‘The Crate’ ….and, I’m with @gforce…..where’s Boxy? 🤔

Love the pocketchief!

@Maggie L80 😊

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

I do hope everyone had a wonderful get together team dinner. I’d love to know who was there … obviously Jodelle was… but who else?

Love the reverential pose, Joe… goes perfectly with the shark sox!
And blue definitely suits you, Sir.

Ponytail
Ponytail

JeffW wrote, “Maybe I shouldn’t ask, but what are they doing with those plastic handcuffs?”

Maybe I shouldn’t ask, but how did you know they’re plastic? lol

PBMom

I was thinking “Did Boxy grow up?” when you talked about the crate. Or maybe the crate is holding Boxy hostage.

Glad you enjoyed the whiskey/whisky.

Now THAT is one of my favorite suit ensemble.

My life, such that it is, is just about impossible to do most things in life on time. It was something I had to let go of once we understood what was going to be required of us to help Patrick. I’m very chill now about times except for my business. The puppies and kitties need their appointments kept on time the best I can stay on schedule if everyone decides to poop and pee and eat and have no medical emergencies.

@Ponytail Good one!