March 27, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 77 Of 91!

Dark Matter Productions!  Joe speaking.  How may I direct your call? (Photo by Alice Foster.  My new boss?)

March 27, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 77 Of 91!

These new Apple power adapters are the worst ones yet!

March 27, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 77 Of 91!

This afternoon, I got to spend a few hours in the editing room with the outrageously talented Nick Wong as he prepares to put the finishing touches on one of my very favorite episodes of the season.  Nick, in his rookie year on Dark Matter, came highly recommended by Blindspot Creator/Showrunner Martin Gero and he has done Marty G. (and the DM production) proud by delivering some of the tightest, most dynamic episodes in the show’s run.  Always a pleasure.

March 27, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 77 Of 91!

We’re down to The Final Four!  No, not THAT Final Four.  THIS Final Four.  I’m referring to the Dark Matter Ping Pong Tournament.  If you were paying attention today, you got a chance to watch the action live when actor Anthony Lemke took on heavily favored line producer Norman Denver for the final spot in the semi-finals.  Norman, of course, one in three games, setting up a match-up against his right-hand man Brandon Tataryn (who will someday give name to the terrible disease that claimed Sarah’s life).  In the other semi-final match-up, it’ll be red hot Rich Green vs. Jesse “Iceman” Partin.  Check out some of the action:

14 thoughts on “March 27, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 77 of 91!

  1. I hope all your gizmos work better than mine, somehow I have deleted almost all the pictures on my cellphone, I am really bummed, no help or hope of retrieving them, don’t know what I did if anything,, or where they went… oh crap. maybe tomorrow will be a better day…~~sigh~~

  2. Re: the Apple power adapters – looks like they’ve changed the connector AGAIN!

    The laptop on that desk desperately needs an external monitor. How can you/Alice see that screen?! That’s the ergonomics nerd in me coming out.

  3. Hi Joe
    @Airelle Have you ever turned your phone off? Actually turned it off. Try that, or taking out the battery. A cell phone should be turned off at least weekly. You might find your pictures will suddenly come back.


  4. Joe you certainly have a colorful work space. Is that a lava lamp?

    Now which episode is your favorite? Welcome Nick!

    Ping pong is a serious sport!

  5. Joe get your hand out of that candy bowl! And Anthony is soooooo good. He’s like the Tiger Woods of Ping-Pong.

  6. WOW! Everyone has such clean and organized looking desks. I can get mine to look like that and it will actually last for about a day. (Yea, I think I’ll go with that story.)

    I loved ping pong when I was young, not that I’m old….maybe sort of feel old.

    Time for another nap.

  7. Hey Joe!
    I’m sorry, but I think wordpress ate my comment. I wrote it two days ago and it hasn’t shown up. I typed it from my phone for the first time and.. oh, well.
    I’m sorry, I’m such an untimely commentator, I’ve kept busy during my trip and enjoyed visits to Seattle, Whistler, Banff and Calgary. I’ve met so many cool people and I had so much good food. I’ve just come home from Canada and finally feel a bit rested. I’m getting everything done that got left behind.
    I also wanted to tell you how sorry I am that you and Akemi lost your little Bubba. I always love reading about your dogs, because you such a fantastic dog owner. It’s quite the treat to read, except for the bad days. I wish you all the strength and pug love in the world.
    On a happier note, I really liked your post about being a Producer. As someone who has no clue about the industry, I enjoy getting some insight. But how you manage and when you sleep is still a mystery to me. You and Akemi must be a wonderful team to handle the stress and times apart.
    I’m just happy to be home and if everything works out, I’ll have my first job settled next week. Wish me luck! Honestly, I can’t wait, everything is better than Uni.
    I love the latest pictures, but I’m always late for the episode title votes. “Hot chocolate” sounds good to me though.
    I wish you all the best!

  8. All of you still look buzzed from the sugar. It’s wonderful how all of you all love your jobs!

    That food yesterday…OMG. I agree with everyone else about the insulin. Still, it might be worth the diabetes.

    Did they put a piece of b-day cake on your milkshake?

    FYI: If anyone sees “Kong-Skull Island” there’s a clip after the credits.

  9. So jealous, I lack the hand eye coordination necessary for ping pong. Love the pictures and vids but there’s something wrong with that pic of you, Joe. There are all these blurry spots over the scripts. If you just repost without the blurry spots it would be so helpful. And if you could post PDFs of those scripts that would be wonderful too.

    So nice to have brads and binder clips handy, but do you guys still use ’em? I thought the crew and cast would have the scripts on their devices. Is that desk comfy to write at? And who is the lucky dude with Dolly Parton? Now if you’ll excuse me I have to meet Kyle Dolphin at the airport; we’re going to spend six months in Nepal spreading the word about our new religion Eminemism. It’s where you eat chocolate, then you talk about chocolate with strangers, door to door. It takes six months because the chocolate keeps melting.

  10. Oh Joe. My heart sinks when I read about the talented Nick Wong’s editing cos I fear, like in previous Dark Matter season’s, Syfy Channel will do what they have done in the past and I’ll only get to see the actual original edited version when the DVD comes out

  11. Hi Elminster, thanks for the help, yea, I do it off, but I guess they all went into the black hole, keep hoping magically they will return,, but you know.. anyway thanks again.

  12. @airelle Sorry to hear about your pictures.

    Hello to Nick Wong! Can’t wait to see the editing of Dark Matter.

    Joe? A lava lamp? That’s so retro. Is it a clue though to that possible earthbound time-travel episode?

    Really enjoyed the live Facebook feed of the ping pong match. I used to play a lot of ping pong. I got pretty good at it in my youth. I don’t think I have played in a very, very long time.

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