This Saturday is the BIG Dark Matter gallery shoot day! The entire day will be dedicated to taking awesome photos of our awesome cast on our awesome sets to help market the show’s awesome third season!
Also, as in previous years, photos will be taken for the official series poster that will be talked about at great length but never followed through on.
Kudos to last year’s photographer, Norman Wong, who snapped the photos that adorn today’s blog entry. Beautiful, very dynamic work.
This year, it’ll be a different photographer, but I have no doubt the shoot will be equally amazing because Executive Producer Jay Firestone will be on hand this time, overseeing the action, calling the shots, and directing the day.
Jay has a great eye for character and onscreen relationships. Combine that with some of the terrific ideas he has in mind, and I think this gallery shoot is going to surpass even my already lofty expectations.
Of course, while Jay and the gang are establishing the look of the Dark Matter Season 3 marketing campaign, I will be at home, working on this season’s final scripts. The finish line is in sight!
Even though my longtime producing partner, Paul Mullie, will assume scripting duties on the finale, I was up late last night writing the outline. A tease, five acts, and a Tag. Done! There are a few bugs to work out, but that’s what Script Coordinator Alison Hepburn is for. Ideas, fixes, and timely script changes! And once that’s done, it’ll be smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth sailing!
Today at the read-thru for 310, actor Anthony Lemke (THREE) said he thought the episode was going to be a fan favorite given all of its various narrative threads and payoffs. And, in the back of my mind, all I was thinking was: “Wait until you read 312!”
Speaking of threads and payoffs (and, possibly paybacks!) – THIS GUY! Formerly FOUR, presently Emperor Ishida Ryo of Zairon. What’s his deal? And how can he possibly come back from the explosive events of last year’s finale, “But First We Save The Galaxy”? Good questions. Well, I can assure you there’ll be a reunion. But I can’t promise you it’ll be a happy – or bloodless – one!
Two units running tomorrow. I’ll be in The Raza’s infirmary with director Melanie Orr, checking in on our “passengers” and taking a walk down memory lane with the Android while Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok will be on location, in Hamilton, with director Paul Day for another crew member’s foray into the past.
Meanwhile, director Steve DiMarco starts prep on an episode that will see our anti-villains discover the horrifying truth behind a long-standing mystery. One crew member will respond in shocking fashion while another will meet a surprising end (of episode?).
Can’t wait to brig it to you!