March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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!

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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.

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

Kudos to last year’s photographer, Norman Wong, who snapped the photos that adorn today’s blog entry.  Beautiful, very dynamic work.

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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.

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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.

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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!

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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!

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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!”

March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 Of 91!

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!

14 thoughts on “March 7, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 63 of 91!

  1. You’re making me so excited for episodes 310 and 312; yet at the same time once we hit those the season is almost over so that makes me sad…

  2. Only you can make me jump for joy and crap my pants in the span of a single heartbeat. You’re deliciously evil.

  3. Can’t wait for season 3….I have so many thought in my head about where this season can go…and I can’t wait to see what direction you take! Thank you for creating such a great show!!

  4. Fantastic pictures! Can’t wait to see the new ones! Wow only about 4 mos to go til the new season… DANG, that looks horribly longer once I typed it.

  5. “…will meet a surprising end (of episode)”…WTH!!! You are deliciously evil!!

    Love the photos. Reminding me of Norman Rockwell. Just recently rewatched Stagecoach with Ann-Margaret, Alex Cord, Bing Crosby to name a few. Norman painted the cast for the closing credits capturing each character in his unique way. I know this upcoming photo shoot will do the same. Looks like someone had a Four love-fest in the above pics. He is quite photogenic!

    Waiting with anticipation!!

    On a side note: did you see that Jason Isaacs has been cast in the new Star Trek series? They had me at “Star” but now they really have me with “Jason”. Love his work. Currently rewatching the last Harry Potter movie. The supporting characters though with limited screen time steal the scenes they are in especially Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman & Jason.

  6. I’m with MaggieL80 on Jason Isascs! I liked him in Potter but he caught my eye as “Jackson Brodie” on Masterpiece Mysteries best. He was good in “Awake” too.

    Does anyone know if this new Star Trek is coming to Syfy or some other free channel?

    Great photos! Then again, everything coming out of DM production seems effortless and quality. Can’t wait for June!

    I visited Dr Jo yesterday and was astounded by the positive change. Before, she wasn’t lucid and seemed confused. It was like dealing with a toddler. Now, she’s walking, alert and eating solid foods. Her recent hospitalization discovered her severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. I feel bad that I attributed her prior behavior to medication and didn’t see this. However, she was seeing a home health care nurse daily. I would have thought they might have caught this before it got this bad?! Anyhoo, her immunotherapy with radiation is working to decrease the tumor. Is there any chance for this kind of treatment for Bubba in Canada?

  7. Loved last Season’s official photos, look forward to the new ones coming out.
    As per my post yesterday….

    ‘Therefore, not too long until the Season 3 trailer is released and also, the new cast photographs!
    Request…..can there be an ‘official’ photo of Lt Anders @jeffteravainen please?
    I’m looking forward to finding out if he ‘saves’ Three…..or not 🤔

    Ooohh….posters, I like @ivonbartokfans (Maryanne) suggestion 😉

  8. Happy Birthday Ivon Bartok!

    Hope everyone is safe, well and hanging in there on this rather windy day!

    Be sure to hold on tight to your toupees and keep a keen eye out for flying cows on the road! 😀

  9. @Maryanne Beautiful job on the birthday poster! Hope your home renovations are coming along.

    @Tam Sending warmest hugs n positive thoughts today and always for Dr. Jo.xo Is she still in the hospital? or back at home now?

  10. @TamDixon Star Trek was supposed to have come out already in January. CBS was going to air the first episode and then if you wanted to watch more you had to pay for their “All-Access” pass online. I like Jason Isaacs, too. That is FANTASTIC news about Dr. Jo! One would think home health would catch this but I guess it depends on who they are sending to care for her.

    Can’t wait to see the new photos of the cast. I love all these wonderful hints. It’s a shame though I can’t them all in my head so when I see something I can say, “Oh, this is when he was talking about that.”

    I spent yesterday (Tuesday) in the ER with Patrick. It is pretty ridiculous. He has a short seizure that didn’t even require his rectal Valium to stop it and I was in the ER for 5 hours. I had a feeling it was going to happen because Jeff had to leave town on business. I was getting dressed ready to leave to get my hair color done and I got the call (he had only been at school for 40 minutes). I guess I’m glad it happened before she put the color on my hair because that would have been another added layer to the whole thing. Then he was pretty much eating nonstop between 2-5 (he didn’t have anything for breakfast and they didn’t want him to eat anything while he was there so the poor kid was starving), and then our BCBA trainer came to work with us. Then he started getting a bad headache which is typical and for 2 hours I had to put deep pressure on his head before he finally fell asleep. But on the bright side I finally got to watch Finding Dory the whole way through. It made me cry.

    He was fine to go to school today so I heavily medicated him with ibuprofen and caffeine so he would be able to get through the day today because today I had to travel to the medical center for a followup visit for myself. Nothing wrong, just a routine followup. The traffic was ridiculous. I left my house at 8:45 for a 10:30 appointment. The trip down wasn’t too bad until I hit downtown Houston, and then I got to the medical center (further south of downtown Houston) and it took me 30 minutes to go a quarter mile. The only parking in the parking garage to this particular office building was on the roof 12 stories up. I walked into the office at exactly 10:30 but I had to go to the restroom, so technically I was 5 minutes late. Oh well. I think part of the traffic issue was the Houston Livestock & Rodeo. It will last until the end of the month I believe. And I also heard there was something about some schools out for spring break. How long did it take me to get home? 45 minutes. That is more like it, even running into traffic again in downtown Houston.

  11. Four, doing his thing, no biggie, just a few heads rolled but otherwise a totally normal transition of power, right?

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