I received a few comments after yesterday’s blog entry in which I considered early retirement to Tokyo once Dark Matter ends.  Ideally, in such a scenario, that would be two years from now after the show’s fifth and final season (although certain cast members have already started lobbying for an SG-1-like 10 year run). There is, of course, the possibility of another series (or two) in my future.  My military SF pilot is in play and I am actively pursuing the opportunity to revive two classic scifi shows I used to watch as a kid.  It’s all very preliminary, but any of the aforementioned would be fantastic projects.  Still, in the end, if none of them pan out and Dark Matter is my swan song, I’m satisfied with the mark I’ll have left on SF television – with over 350 hours  of produced scifi television to my credit and 100+ hours as a credited writer.  All in all, not bad for a comic/anime/SF geek whose Halloween ensembles included Han Solo, Wolverine, and Captain James T. Kirk.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

Today, we were shooting in the Ferrous Corp lab.  Another amazing set by Production Designer Ian Brock and his team.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

I need these screens for my office.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

Alexandra Ordolis as Dr. Silas (photo by Renee Chan).

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

Nyx stunt double Brianna Goldie moonlights on the Ferrous Corp shipyard.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

More early goodbyes! Last day for AD and fellow book enthusiast Natalie.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

And also for Sound department’s Drew Williams who is, understandably, saddened at the prospect of turning in his boom and doing a slow Charlie Brown shuffle into the sunset.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

And a first and final sitdown in post with my old pal David Thompson, a fantastic editor.

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 Of 93!

Uh, guys!  She’s right behind me, isn’t she?

22 thoughts on “April 17, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 91 of 93!

  1. So, is it a requirement to wear a checked shirt on the last day on the job?

    Dark Matter as your SF swansong? Not going to happen.

  2. Well Suki is pretty cute can you blame anyone for following her. I have been to Japan and my friend liked it so much he moved there so I can see the appeal. Really hope some of your other projects pan out hate to see you retire so early you have done a great job with all the SYFY shows you produced. At least we will have you for 2 more seasons with Dark Matter. I have no doubt you will get season 4 and 5

  3. You can’t retire such a great scifi mind! What would I do without you? Where would I get my scifi fix? booo. Yes, its all about me. .. You don’t want to end up drooling in your oatmeal when your idle mind gives out on you, do you? LOL Hopefully you will get your other great works picked up on tv and I won’t have to suffer withdrawals. You know your work is my not-so-secret addiction. btw, I love Suji, great save!
    And one more thing, Dark Matter has way more than 5 seasons in it. How would you have time to bringing back number 1 from the dead? Yes, I can’t let go. Stargate still stings. Was watching the killing of the last goa’uld in the movie the other night and was wishing there was more. 😛

  4. Hi Joe
    Was was one of the shows you’re thinking about “Land of the Giants”? I used to rush home to watch that when it was on. I’d rush home to watch a new series of it too!


  5. These two classic sci-fi series that may be resurrected have my interest piqued. I hope Space:1999 is one of them!!

  6. Raises hand in class, I think I know one of the favorite childhood classics you’d like to revive…perhaps a little ditty that starred Martin Landau?

    I would love to see another stab at Lost In Space! Loved that show! “Danger Will Robinson, Danger!” Every good sci-fi show needs a robot! ( Well technically Stargate didn’t have a main robot character but Teal’c served that purpose originally and then there was the replicators and Harlen “comtria”. )

    The time has come to say goodbye to friends & co-workers but I’m still thinking it’s “until next season”…and don’t sign up with any Star Trek productions.

    Looks like Ferrous Corp is going to weigh in heavily in the season finale! Love the sets! Who is this Dr. Silas?

    Don’t we still have a few more episodes to name?

  7. I’ve been away a couple of days, what’s all this talk about early retirement?
    I’m taking early retirement but, I’ve not got….
    …..over 350 hours of produced scifi television to my credit and 100+ hours as a credited writer…..and you’ve got a heck of a lot more to do!
    So, early retirement……nope, not an option….sorry!

    @gforce I’m with you and Space :1999, I also liked Blake’s 7!

  8. I don’t want you to retire. I mean, what would I do without you? Your productions make up 25% of my Sci-Fi input. I’m hoping all of those shows are in your future, Joe. I need you sweating over a hot typewriter forever, all of your creative juices being slowly squeezed out to be bottled up and sold to us, to satiate our addiction.

    *Insert better metaphor implying our need for Joe’s creativity*

  9. Sorry. No early retiring for you. Not that you haven’t earned it, but we’re all way too attached to you and your shows. 😘

    Time Tunnel perhaps as one of the reboots?

  10. Please don’t retire…YET.

    If we are offering suggestions….or rather guesses at your 2 old time favs…
    I hope one is Space Above and Beyond.

  11. Yay! Go Suji! <3

    @Tam Was enjoying a sugar high from all the marshmallow peeps. 😀

    @KathyC Almost time to celebrate. Only a few more hours to go till its done!

  12. Ms. Goldie looks cool and ready for battle, I hope her character survives to create more mayhem.

    So if Trek Discovery is filming in Toronto, and crew members are leaving to work on new projects, are those projects Trek Discovery? Any chance you’d write a few eps on Discovery, Joe?

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