I received the following email this afternoon from a returning guest star:
“Okay am I supposed to have any idea what is going on in episode 306 because I do NOT. Are there any kind of Coles Notes on season 3 I can read?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Can’t wait to be back.”
Scifi is a tough business, especially in the third season of a heavily serialized show that features everything from cloning to wormhole travel, alternative universes to white hole bombs. Add rebellious androids, mind hacking, and time travel to the mix and you have a recipe for…well, a very complicated episode. And I didn’t realize HOW complicated until I responded with what I assumed would be a quick summary of seasons 1, 2, and 3. Whew! If you thought things got crazier in season 2, you better make sure you’re sitting down to watch season 3.
Those Lenari Death Masks are coming along nicely (designed by 1st Assistant Art Director/Set Designer Karl Crosby).
Let’s hit the mailbag:
Ponytail writes: “Have you posted your 2016 blog statistics yet? We know who was your most prolific commenter, but who was 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th?”
Answer: For some reason, wordpress didn’t offer an end-of-year statistical breakdown. I looked to see if I could dig the stats myself but, sadly, couldn’t find the relevant info. I too was curious. 🙁
ceresis64 writes: “Why did you choose Stargate Atlantis’ Sheppard’s silhouette for this image?”
Answer: I didn’t choose, someone in the Art Department did, no doubt as a salute to my past.
“Will you give us full character bios for Solara Shockley; Adrian Maro and Teku Fonsei before Season 3 premieres?”
Answer: I believe something will be released before the premiere, yes.
“Will a soundtrack be released at some time?”
Answer: I’ve been bugging Ben Pinkerton about this for a while now. He says he fully intends to release a soundtrack…when he has time.
“Will fans get the opportunity to choose a name for Android from a given list?”
Answer: As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, Zoie Palmer and I chose the Android’s name. BUT fans will soon have the opportunity to select the season 3 episode titles!
“Will David Hewlett be behind the camera and direct an episode for Season 3?”
Answer: Alas, no.
“Would a book with the many BTS photos, concept art designs, costume designs, etc be something that could get published at some point?”
Answer: Something like this would be great – but it would be up to the production company to organize.
Duptiang writes: “So Joe, speaking of death defying, did you have your official issued Mochi yet?”
Answer: No mocha for this guy.
Tam Dixon writes: ” When you mom makes her red sauce for spaghetti, does she use red or white wine?”
Answer: Would you believe I don’t know? But I don’t ever recall my mother putting wine in her sauce. I have scene her splash red wine into her cooking meat though.
Harley Powers Parks writes: ” Three was incapacitated by his departed Sara. What happened that 3 recalls being in love?”
Answer: Hmmmm. I’m not sure I understand the question, but I THREE doesn’t “remember” being in love. He doesn’t remember Sarah but he sees in her an important piece of his past, that part of him that runs contrary to his bad-ass public persona, a humanity demonstrated in the love he once held for this woman. It pains him that he doesn’t remember her but pains him even more (a rare display of empathy for The Raza’s resident bad boy) to see how much it hurts HER. She was his sole connection to redemptive aspect of his past, one that was lost after the events of Episode 107. In Episode 210, various members of the crew fell victim to neural attack, but it wasn’t simply matter of these hallucinations appearing to them. If that was the case, neither TWO nor THREE nor FOUR would have so completely fallen victim to the Randroid’s attack. The neural attack also comprised their judgement as well.
“Three was freaking over what Ryo must know about him, and we are nowhere near close to Seeing this answered with all of the back story on Ryo now possible.”
Answer: Oh, THREE will get the answer to that particular questions before the end of this season. And he’s not going to like what he hears…
“Speaking of, what happened to the seers ship?”
Answer: The rest of the seers are still out there somewhere.
MaggieL80 writes: “Will there ever be a “slipped in” reference to Devan’s death by the Seers?”
“Are there potentially several different AU’s in the Dark Matter verse?”
Answer: Yes. We visited one of a theoretically near-endless number.
“Based on the Seven Samurai template will One and Four be “replaced”?”
Answer: There will be no replacing lost crew members.
“Does the Raza need a crew of 7?”
“What was the last movie you watched?”
Answer: Train to Busan. Loved it.
“Favorite mixed drink?”
Answer: The Moscow Mule.
“What do you do to decompress besides spending time with Akemi & the pups, eat good food & read?”
Answer: Mostly, yes. Looking forward to doing a lot of reading once I finish my last script of the season.
Okay, that’s it for today. More to come!