Well Holy Smokes!  When I composed yesterday’s blog entry and asked fans to select a former Stargate cast member to guest in Dark Matter’s fourth season, little did I realize the deluge I was in for.  Between this blog, reddit, Facebook, google, and twitter, I’ve received over 1000 responses.  And counting!  Requests have ranged from the expected (Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks) to the pleasantly surprising (Dan Shea, Teryl Rothery) to the impossible-but-nice-try (a puddle jumper, the stargate itself!).  I was so blown away by the reaction from fandom that I’ve decided to give all those gaters a little present in the form of their requested guest star.  Here’s how it’ll work…

Tomorrow night, I’ll tally up all of your asks and put together a short list of 10-12 names made up of your most requested (and a few of my faves) and put it to a vote.  I will do my damnedest to cast at least one of your top three choices (and maybe even a few other names) for Dark Matter’s fourth season.  I say “do my damnedest” because scheduling and budgetary constraints may complicate matters (I hear that Jason Momoa has been keeping busy!), but I’ll promise you at least one or two familiar faces from the Stargate franchise will be popping up on or near The Raza in season four.

Of course, first we have to get picked up for a fourth season but fandom is strong and vocal, our numbers are on the rise (our +3’s and +7’s are strong, the show is just roughly 10% off last year’s viewership, and we’re currently the #3 show in total viewers average on SYFY for  2017 with four more episodes to go!), and I’m suddenly feeling positive.  I also have the perfect episode in which to introduce them!

So, let’s hear it.  Who’s it going to be?

August 3, 2017: Stargate And Dark Matter (and, Apparently, Farscape) Fandoms Converge!

Check out this great article by Daniel Rasmus at Pop Matters: Why Dark Matter Matters

“For Dark Matter, the concept of humans working and living in space creates enough context to holds its amnesia/self-discovery premise. Kick-ass characters, blasters, space battles, sword fights, poison; all traditional, all relatable. The thrills come from real humans placed in the jeopardy of space, from human politics and the loss and rediscovery of memory.”


83 thoughts on “August 3, 2017: Stargate and Dark Matter (and, apparently, Farscape) Fandoms Converge!

  1. If you’re still looking for suggestions, Gigi Edgley, who played Chiana in Farscape, is fairly easy to contact and very eager to talk to fans. I saw her at a con 2 years ago, and she was really fascinating. She’s involved in lots of projects these days, and is usually willing to talk about them.

  2. I am very pleased but not surprised at the amount of responses to your cast a Stargate alum in Dark Matter post.
    We all LOVE Stargate and those who acted in, wrote for, worked on or produced that franchise. This is a lasting love.
    We also love very much, Dark Matter… geez combine those two loves and watch out for the tidal wave of appreciation, anticipation, yearning and excitement!

    Bring it on!!
    Dark Matter and Stargate rules!

  3. Will read that list closely 🙂 I understand that it’s for Special Guest only not a regular role .. We already have Rodney McKay and Dr. Elizabeth Weir from SG Atlantis wich is too much already imo

  4. My favs would be Morena Baccarin,Claudia Black, Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping..just saying 😉 and…from 12 monkeys Emily Hampshire<– love her

  5. I am so looking forward to seeing those words DARK MATTER has been renewed. The series so deserves it, let’s hope the happy news comes soon.

  6. No! Don’t feel positive, Joe! You know what happens when you start to feel positive!

    Oooh! I just noticed threading is turned on! We can now reply to individual comments.

  7. You have a lot to be proud of and excited for.

    Live. Die. Repeat.

    Ben Browder and Claudia Black. They would fit like a glove, you know it.

  8. WOW! What a response! I could come up with just one.
    Besides RDA and Amanda, I would love to see Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, Corin Nemic, Tom McBeath and Chris Heyerdahl.becky.

  9. Wow, just shows how many lurkers you have out there! 🙂 I liked all the suggestions. I’d be happy if any “One” of them walked across the scene. Ponytail, did you see what I did there? 🙂

    I have to visit my mom tomorrow but hopefully, I”ll get home in time to tweet for the show. My amazon episode doesn’t show up until Saturday. 🙁

  10. Joe Flanigan with a crossover scene with David Hewlitt! Or David Blue! Maybe a n appearance by Roberto Picardo?

  11. “I say “do my damnedest” because scheduling and budgetary constraints may complicate matters (I hear that Jason Momoa has been keeping busy!),…”

    Oh sure! Oh sure!! I knew you’d say that! Excuses, excuses. Just get him. You’re the creator, writer, executive producer. You can do anything. I bet he’d do it for you. I’m not asking for a regular role like Two’s husband or Five’s big brother. Just a scene or two will do.

    @ Tam Dixon – I saw that. Good girl!!

    Hey! Maybe Jason Momoa could turn out to be One’s brother!! 😆

  12. Great idea for new guests!
    I would say Ben Browder, Claudia Black, or even Gigi edgley!

    Love the show. Dark matter has brought me back to syfy

  13. Well Joe, i made couple FB post on some SG fan pages and wow they spread all over the place! On gal shared them to like 8 different pages and that prob hit about 20,000 people so 1,000 responses is probably and understatement! With the announcement of SGO, I think you will see some serious desire for those old SG actors who will not get anymore SG screen time. I personally would love to see Ben throw on some kick butt leather jacket and a blaster again! I think many of us miss Cam or Crichton one liners!

  14. Ok have to agree with SGFL… omg a Joe Flanigan / David Hewlett shot with some, “Hey do i know you, have we meet before? “I dont think so” dialog would be side busting to see followed by Flanigan face with David head tilt! OMG can not wait to see this poll!

  15. Then there’s the 1994 film trio:
    Alexis Cruz
    Erick Avari
    Richard Kind

    1. BTW, Joe, check your dates. I almost thought you had broken your streak.

  16. Iwould like to seeBen Browder. I THOUGHT HE WAS MAGNIFICENT.

    I would also like to get in touch with who ever owns the rights to the Stargate SG one Complete set. My new daughter-in-law purchased it at Amazon for me but she purchased it before she got married and it was a Christmas gift and too late to return. I only have one disc from season 10 several of the Disse do not work, actually most of the dissed do not work there were five extra dissed in blue and I don’t know how many were supposed to be in there but I got two of one and three of the other. I am not asking for anything free I just want to know how I can replace these this was the five days are supposed to be. I don’t go to sleep at night without watching Stargate is the one I was originally going to have surgery and recuperate watching them around the clock and I am very disappointed that she paid all that money for something and Amazon sent search junk . If I could just find out who I can contact and how I can make payments because I’m disabled and I cannot work but I can get the money and make payments for different sets of this if that’s possible . I have also read for other people have had the same problem and they have done things that are illegal and I will start not to do things like that. I also sell the fuck said in Australia and wondered if there is anyway that I can save and purchase the Australian said if that’s possible. Thank you very much for your help in this matter. I will always love Stargate is gate SG-1 and I want to thank you with all my heart and so for creating such a wonderful program.

    1. You can contact the seller as well. I’ve bypassed Amazon before to contact the seller direct with an email. Had my replacement item within a week. Didn’t have to return anything.

  17. I’m actually surprised more fans didn’t pick Elyse Levesque. I was thinking, with that long gorgeous hair of hers and ever soul filled eyes she’d be the perfect person to give our Android a ‘jealousy’ run for the money.
    She could be the beautiful human gal who’s completely smitten with Androids boyfriend (maybe because he saved her life once- long ago) just so we can hear Android make emotionally irrational comments about how completely wrong it is for an android and human to be romantically entangled and how there could be no possible long term future for an android and human as a couple.

    Meanwhile, though she will not confess to it aloud, Android herself could have a crush on a human in the same episode. Perhaps David Blue? – Especially now that he’s become quite the buffed up, in shape, delicious dose of eye candy.

    To make it even more comedic – maybe? FIVE could also have a secret crush on the same human as Android and a bit of a subtle verbal cat fight could take place between the two of them aboard the ship via funny, sharply sarcastic, little jabs.

    1. Or even funnier: The human object of Zoe Bots affections could turn out to have a major secret crush on THREE and THREE could spend the entire episode being totally creeped out about how this guy keeps following him around everywhere excessively complimenting every little thing he does!

  18. Of course I’d nominate Dan Shea – stunt guys are often overlooked, but Sgt Siler was all class. All black and blue class, but still. 😀

    Surprised that Chris Heyerdahl hasn’t been in it (DM) yet, though … He was very much the fixture in SG:A, Sanctuary and a few other things in those days.

  19. I hope you meant went you wrote (a puddle jumper, the Stargate itself!) to put an “and” after puddle jumper, because a puddle jumper is not a Stargate.

  20. I posted the following on Facebook yesterday and have received a bunch of positives from it…

    Firefly. Stargate SG-1.

    What did those shows have in common?

    Humor. A sense of family. And yes, characters you could relate to and fell in love with.

    Want to know another show that has these things?

    DARK MATTER. It’s on SyFy.

    Seasons 1 and 2 are available on NetFlix. The show is currently nearing the end of Season 3 and waiting on a renewal for season 4. It’s not too late to catch up (these are short seasons – just 13 episodes each).

    You need to watch this show. No, really.

    Remember what happened to Firefly?

    Yeah, don’t let that happen again…

    Think about it… if we can each get just one new person to start watching the show, season 4 would be a done deal. Don’t hold back. Post on Facebook. Bring up the show at Meetups and Cons. We need to fight for the show. Why? Because it’s worth fighting for!

    As far as which Stargate actor should be recruited to appear in an episode of season 4, I’d be happy with ANY of them – but if I had to choose, I’d probably go with one of the Delouise boys… from guarding the entrance to Cheyenne mountain to walk byes in the gate room, they were often the unnoticed guys in the background (as well as behind the cameras). Again, I’d be happy with anyone from RDA to a Tok’Ra. It’s all good!

  21. Hello Mr Mallozi,

    I won’t put down the most obvious choices (AT, CJ, RDA, etc), as so many others have voted for them, so my choice would be Steve Bacic who played the Goa’uld Camulus. He also starred in The Guard with Roger Cross & Zoie Palmer so it’ll be a mini reunion for those cast members too.

    Thanks for listening.

  22. joe your the best for doing this giving us the fans a chance to pick

    micheal shanks
    joe flanigan
    chris judge
    amanda tapping
    corin nemec
    or the man the legend
    richard dean anderson

    my mrs wants too see gary jones lol

    even an sg1 inside joke ..like the coffee bit or the stargate actor says in the raza …i used to have a ship like this or… i used to travel light years in seconds.

  23. I know Amanda is great behind the camera, but I really want to see her in front of it again. Please!

  24. Not that I’m a big fan of cross-casting, but that said,
    Corin Nemec or
    Rachel Luttrell
    would be great to see.

  25. man i cant wait for this!! this is amazing and awesome, you’re the best Joe!

    it doesnt even matter to me who it is, all the mains are great, so that would be lovely, but a lot of the side characters from SG would also be amazing!

  26. Hmm. Now that I’ve thought more about it, I’ve decided who I’d like to see:
    Bob Picardo, Kavan Smith, or Lou Diamond Phillips.

    1. Oh YES. These, too. Oh my gosh! I don’t know if LDP is still tied up with Longmire. I think they have one more season.

  27. “…little did I realize the deluge I was in for.” Yah! Really??! Maybe. But you are wise and clever! To open this box while you are waiting for a fourth season ! It sends a message to whom it may concern! Brilliant!

  28. Ok, I’m gonna add some more: Paul McGillion, Michael Shanks, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins, Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Colin Cunningham, Jewel Staite, Kavan Smith, David Nykl, Joe Flanigan, Corin Nemec but my top pic is still Robert Picardo.

    It’d be nice to see a familiar face regardless of whose face it is.

    Hope your Friday is going well. Have I missed the date for the “big move”? Will be watching tonight and tweeting. #RenewDarkMatter!!!

  29. OMG my dream cometh true! RDA PLEASE! Michael Shanks, Don Davis, Gary Jones, Tony Amendola, Carmen Argenziano, Joe Flanigan, Ben Browder, Claudia Black, David Nykl. Oh, my list can go on and on. Heck, i love Dark Matter but my true love is SG1. Who ever it happens to be i’m sure i’ll be awesome!

  30. How about the guy with the messy hair and pretty girl? Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, Connor Trinneer, Paul McGillion (accent optional) and Neil “Vegas” Jackson are my choices; were we supposed to suggest just one? The more the merrier.

  31. @Bill
    @if we can each get just one new person to start watching the show, season 4 would be a done deal.

    No matter how many new people you get to watch Dark Matter, it won’t matter if they don’t have a Nielsen box. Only Nielsen families make up the ratings system.

    Nielsen families aren’t allowed to reveal they’re a Nielsen family either. It’s a super secret club.

    1. Wow! @Elminster. Another really great shot! The color and details are amazing! Glad to see you are gettting some really good use and enjoyment out of your new camera. Look forward to seeing more! xo

  32. Hey Joe,
    first of all thanks for doing the mailbag and answering almost all questions.

    Secondly I would like to say that Isn’t that a paradox, was my favorite episode so far.
    Great job!

    As for SG alumni.
    May vote goes to Bob Picardo!
    I think you agree with me and he will probably be on your short list anyway.
    So my second vote if I may goes to David Blue!!!
    He is available as far as I know and would definitively love to appear on Dark Matter.

    Thanks Joe!
    Cheers Christian

  33. I mean, honestly, I’d love ALL of them. And David can come back, too. 🙂 But if we’re talking about specifics, well: Amanda Tapping, Joe Flanigan, Claudia Black, and Kavan Smith. And Jewel. And…ok, too many awesome people, let’s be honest.

  34. Wow. This is exciting. I feel badly I forgot some names of people I am quite fond of. So many great actors from so many years of those shows.

  35. Chris judge, cliff simon or Claudia black please

    Obviously any appearance from sg1 alum would be great

  36. Cliff Simon is my all-time favorite. He’s a great actor and really nice on the eyes. It would be even better if he wasn’t portrayed as a bad guy. I vote CLIFF SIMON.

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