April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 Of 91!

Hey, eagle-eyed Dark Matter fans.  Can you identify what’s going on in the above still?  If you can, you have the inside step on figuring out a late-season 11th hour surprise.

April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 Of 91!

Well, if it isn’t Dark Matter stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director John Stead, fresh off directing our Die Hard episode which includes an epic one on one multi-level Raza underbelly fight sequence that took an entire day to shoot.  As I mentioned in a previous entry, John has fast become one of my favorite directors – and this Stead actioner will undoubtedly have you slotting him into your top three as well.

April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 Of 91!

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.  Pictured above: Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok – crownless and well-rested.

April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 Of 91!

A little something from the VFX archives = Alicia Reynaud’s ship.  Early concept work on this ship – and more – at artist Jon Hrubesch’s site here: http://www.jonhrubesch.com/concept-art/

April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 Of 91!

Well, if it isn’t Producer Mark Askwith from SpaceChannel, on set to do a few interviews.  We go way back.  Between questions about Dark Matter’s third season, I reminisced about the old days when our Canadian broadcaster pulled out all the stops to promote Stargate: Universe.

Hey, who’s up for a little episode title voting?  I’ve got some terrific choices for Episode 310.  In fact, a few too many.  It’s going to be tough to whittle them down to a mere three.

This weekend, it’s Part 2 of our Toronto Dessert Tour!  We’ll only be hitting four places, but we will be sampling a broader selection of delectables.

One dessert we won’t be trying out on this outing, but which I heartily recommend, is Bar Isabel’s Basque Cake with Sherry Cream that… Ah, instead of explaining it, why don’t I just show you:

14 thoughts on “April 4, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 83 of 91!

  1. Wait, is that the small ship that peeled off the Raza after returning from the alternate universe? If so, THAT should be interesting!

    I do remember how Space so tirelessly promoted SGU through both of its seasons – and the ratings showed it if I recall. If the show had the same proportion of viewers in the US we’d probably still be watching new SG!

  2. Is that a Marauder coming out of FTL? Could that be an alternate verse vehicle?

    John has excellent taste in scotch! You’ll have to remind us which episode he directed. Ivon looks too comfortable on that throne, best he remember what happens to anyone who crosses Ryo or sits on his throne.

    Hope the interview went well and he was bedazzled by your wit and charm!

    That cake looks divine. Guess I’ll have to settle for some Cuban pastries my friends brought me from Miami. Guava, guava/cream cheese, cream cheese & coconut. Omg! Add a cafe con leche and I’m in heaven or a diabetic coma.

    Happy Hump Day or A Wexler Wednesday! Hope everyone else is getting a taste of this awesome Spring weather!

    @Duptiang: so glad you are with us!

  3. If it’s the AU Marauder as I (probably incorrectly) think it is, then it means the possible return of AU Jace, Tash, & Wexler; or even other alternate versions of our Raza Crew. The Marauder in the picture definitely looks like it’s dropping out of FTL & the Marauder that gforce mentioned did have FTL capabilities.

    Is this why we saw pictures of what looked like AU Five & Six? Could they have been on that FTL Marauder? (I know, I know. Wait & watch.)

  4. Thanks for the shout out Joseph! It’s greatly appreciated. Sorry I don’t comment more often on your blog but I do look forward to reading it everyday. 🙂

  5. Mmmm, cake. Wonderful cake. I’ve not had breakfast, and my coffee is lonely.

    I’m trying to get back on my eating plan, as we just came back from Loreto, where my eating plan was “take advantage of the all inclusive resort wristband because we’re in the middle of nowhere, lovely nowhere, but there’s no other option unless we take the shuttle into the tiny town”. Oh my. I want to go back and watch the pelicans diving for breakfast every morning.

  6. I’m being contrary, guys – sorry! 😊
    Definitely FTL-capable but not sure if the distinctive teardrop shape on the rear side is a part of the Marauder or even the AU ship!
    Also, @Thogar @MaggieL80 I’m seeing the opposite, I think this ‘ship’ (still not convinced it’s any Marauder) is entering FTL not exiting! lol

    Bring on Season 3, so many teasers to whet our overly-sensitized appetites! 😎
    Good to see Ivon made it out of the dark and into the sunlight! 😉

    Yikes – where did the year go?
    https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/april-4-2016-weigh-in-on-the-ishida-cruiser-design/

  7. I meant to add that it may be either the marauder or the AU one. Jumping INTO FTL because you can only see the back side of the marauder. It does indeed look like the marauder that I saw in one of Joseph Mallozzi’s older posts.
    I didn’t mean to look like I am copying and earlier post. It’s just that I had to do something before I could post this.

  8. Maggiemayday: I’m thrilled you don’t have to be on a restricted diet anymore! I’ve only been on a diet once, I was diabetic with my pregnancy and it sucked. 🙁

    I’m trying to focus on the positive, so I’ll second Ponytail‘s suggestion that it’s One.

    Had to google Basque cake and it sounds delicious! Recently, one of my Northern cousins told me about a “Bumpy Cake”. Has anyone ever heard of that? It sounds like a chocolate roll in cake form. If it has cake in the description, I’m all in. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/05/detroit-chocolate-bumpy-cake-with-chocolate-fudge-recipe.html

  9. Maybe thrones will become a thing again as elaborate yet uncomfortable seating to discourage guests from overstaying their welcome: “sit here! I insist! Have you seen the Red Wedding?”

    I like that shiny ship. I think it means a certain mislaid drive is in play.

  10. @gforce I agree with you.

    Ivon is looking very Alt-U Game of Thrones there.

    My guess is it is Reynaud’s ship trying to activate Time Travel with the Blink drive and Jace Corso is also in it and comes back to the future. .

    Just want to thank everyone for putting their hearts into the show to make it fabulous.

    I’m trying to be better about my excessive exclamation mark use.

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