November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Our brilliant Production Designer, Ian Brock, gives today’s sets (3 in all!) a last look-through before heading off to oversee construction of several more sets!  Have to convince him to do a fan Q&A this season.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

The “guest quarters” on the Volkov-Rusi ship.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Check out the attention to detail, the small touches…

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

The Art Department outdoes themselves with each successive episode.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

A sneak peek at the still-in-progress “VR room”.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Really the best thing about getting the third season pick-up is having the opportunity to spend the next five months with this group.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Production Manager and Ethics Committee Chairman Brandon Tataryn works through the week AND runs a hugely popular bed & breakfast with his wife on weekends!  And he cooks for his guests, drawing from – and I didn’t know this until today – his culinary training.  Planning a trip to Ontario and looking to get away for a weekend or so?  Look no further!  I’ll get the details from Brandon this week!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Director of Photography Craig Wright, always upbeat and rarin’ to go.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Mind the airlock!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Access point – “the lab”.

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

Hey!  It’s on set dresser Mean Jean Brophey!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

The lab’s lurid red lighting.  It’s like something out of The Shining!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

The operating table.  This “lab” scene will deliver the most disquieting/creepiest/unsettling sequence on Dark Matter to date.  Avert your eyes!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

The lurid red screens to match the equally lurid red lightning.

They say that, if  you look close enough and whistle a tune at the stroke of midnight, you can see the ghost of VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson onscreen.

And, of course, today’s wardrobe.  No more casual-wear for Joe.  I’m dressing up for production!

November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91! November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 Of 91!

1 down!  90 to go!

18 thoughts on “November 18, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 1 of 91!

  1. I wish I had have known about Brandon’s B&B last weekend! Now it’s too late! Next time perhaps.

    Does “VR Room” = “Holodeck”?

    Look at you with your fancy tie knots and fishy socks! Looking sharp!

  2. Once again the sets look fantastic! Nice to see the behind the scenes crew pics. It has to be exciting to be shooting once again.

    I want to know how to make that knot for a necktie. It looks great!

  3. And so it begins!!

    That attention to detail is amazing. So many things that we don’t notice while watching, and yet it all comes together to build the episodes.

  4. Hi Joe!

    Would love to have a Q&A session with Ian Brock!! Production on season 3 is underway, and I cannot wait until the premiere!

    Alex

  5. >>Really the best thing about getting the third season pick-up is having the opportunity to spend the next five months with this group.<<

    Well that and having a job and being paid!

    Seems forever til July.

  6. I’m in total agreement here with everyone ….. the magic of empty sets! Great to see some of the crew members responsible too. Oow, this is gonna be such a cracking season. I can feel it in my bones!

    A rather snazzy combo you have on there, Mr M! Loving the socks and well, THAT knot …. Perfection! 😎

  7. Yes, you have a great crew for DM! Just amazing how Ian can build something from a concept.

    Orange is a bold choice but you pull it off with style.

    Do you have an “eat-a-thon” planned for today? I’m working a karate tournament. A computer replaced me on scoring, so I’m doing kata/kumite charts. 🙁

  8. Love the designs and sets. The red lighting really works, very ominous. Snazzy tie, the whole ensemble rocks!

  9. Definitely yes a Q&A with Ian.

    Fantastic set designs. The red room (or redrum?) Whatever is going to happen in that room isn’t going to be pretty.

    I don’t ever think I’ve ever seen a tie knot quite like that one. I love it. Love the Nemo-like socks as well. Orange is a difficult color to pull off. It doesn’t look right on me. But on you it does.

  10. @gforce I just saw your comment above
    Does “VR Room” = “Holodeck”?
    Cool idea!
    I thought the VR was just for Volkov Rusi but I like the sound of your thoughts! 👍

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