September 8, 2017: Dark Matter Fans Having An Impact And Making A Difference!

Here’s the update: We’re talking to some very interested parties.  They really like the show, but really LOVE its passionate, pre-established fanbase.  It’s a double bonus for them: getting an awesome series that comes with its own fervent following.

Yes, Dark Matter’s fate may rest on financial numbers and contractual clauses, but fan metrics will play an even more crucial motivational role.  As internal discussions ramp up, I’ve been asked to forward social media links (articles, petitions, fan reaction and responses) and statistics on the show’s online presence. So I cannot stress enough the importance of tonight’s planned tweet fest.  Yes, Dark Matter fans can directly influence the decision makers by participating.

YOU can make an impact!

YOU can make a difference!

Tonight at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST we STORM THE CASTLE!

Here what you need to know!

September 8, 2017: Dark Matter Fans Having An Impact And Making A Difference!

Follow @DarkMatterFTL .  They’ll reveal the secret hashtag just prior to start.

Only use that one hashtag, but make sure to reference the show, “Dark Matter”, in your tweet!

Enlisting the help of some heavy hitters for tonight’s event, so be sure to be there. No telling who you’ll see!

71 thoughts on “September 8, 2017: Dark Matter fans having an impact and making a difference!

  1. If you manage to find a new home for the show, have you considered licensed products… t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, replica props, Funko Pops, stickers, temporary tattoos, Halloween costumes, phone cases, etc… as a way of generating income to help fund the show?

  2. That’s 3:00 a.m. in Germany … but I’ll try to be there!
    I hope Dark Matter is picked up by an interested network.
    It would be absolutely tragic, if someone actually wants to continue the show and can’t because of “contractual clauses”. I mean, it would be not enough for Syfy to kill Dark Matter on their own network, but as a “additional bonus” forbid to get picked up by another interested party??? Seriously, that would be pathetic …

  3. Big Fan and Helped via https://fedaygin.tumblr.com/post/165115623995/help-dark-matter-to-find-a-new-home-sci-fi-fans & many other ways <3 I also support via Blu Ray Purchase once several Seasons BR comes for sale. Prefer that way if serie has several seasons cause would be waste if buy BR with 1 season. I've sent Direct Email to AMC & HBO with DM Footage & Review text.

    Long time ago Bought the BR with many Stargate Atlantis seasons <3 I hope that Dvd's Production be stopped soon and then just keep one Format available which is Blu Ray 🙂 Less waste that way and is good cause BR device comes cheaper every year. Team Raza <3

    Wish good rest of the year for you & Whole Dark Matter Crew 🙂

  4. That does sound encouraging indeed – so let’s continue to make some noise for our beloved show!

  5. I really don’t care who picks up Dark Matter, as long as someone picks up Dark Matter. You deserved that fourth season so much that not getting it was both irritating and sad to see. Step forward whomever the hero saving the show may be and bask in the adoration of millions of grateful Dark Matter fans.

    I’ll just leave this here(L+7 DVR numbers for the finales this season, Killjoys not available yet).

    Dark Matter finale – 1.34 million viewers(Canceled)
    Wynonna Earp finale – 843k viewers(Renewed)

  6. Well, that sounds exciting! Likewise, it’s a reason I can’t believe it got cancelled – a well-rated show that is well established and has a built in fan base. What is SYFY going to replace it with but some unknown quantity. It just even seems like a bad decision on a business level.

    Anyway, the excitement of tonight got me thinking again on a quote I used a few days ago. With a nod to Will S. and Henry V (who I think would be DM fans, anyway), my challenge!

    “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close their firewall up with our Twitter dead.
    In renewal there’s nothing so becomes a person
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of cancellation blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with sharp-favour’d tweet;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the trending of the tweets
    Like the brass cannon; let the hashtags o’erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill’d with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the mouse and stretch the fingers wide,
    Hold hard the keyboard and bend up every tweet
    To its full length. On, on, you noblest Fandom.

    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry ‘Renewal, for Lulu, Bubba, and Saint Joseph!'”

  7. i still do not know what you want us to do … at 9pm? Join you on twitter – how?
    obviously, i love sci-fi – but i know frack about technology 🤷‍♀️

  8. I’m awake… yes, well almost. Also I’m sorta ready, if I can get this sleep out of my eyes. 😀
    We will ROCK this castle tonight. We will show those parties, we care.
    Good luck everyone.

  9. A big shout out to all the Floridians awaiting Irma. Drea is working at an emergency shelter tonight. Deni has packed up and heading inland. Airelle, how are you doing? I pray that all our Floridian friends stay safe tonight!

    Whew, this storm has me spooked. Anyway, I think I talked my son into tweeting tongiht. He thinks social media is lame, so this is a biggie! Keep a look out for him, @evandixon . Evan is better suited for DM, being in the target demographic. However, don’t let ages fool you, I’m much less mature than Evan. He was born old.

    Thanks to all that are working on this twitter campaign.

    Prayers to all those in Irma’s path!

  10. Joseph –
    i don’t even know what a ‘blog’ is. but subscribing to something usually implies a $ fee $. am i wrong?
    i just want Dark Matter renewed; picked up by Netflix – or any network.
    are you helping to do that?

    1. @Bridget…Not sure of your question. If you are asking if there is a subscription fee to Netflix, the answer is yes. It is a modest fee monthly for the online tv and movie content they have. I think it costs a little more if you want their DVD service where they would send you a movie DVD, you watch it then return it.

      Joe is trying to get Dark Matter a new home and all the blog and fans are helping with the twitter effort.

      hope this helps.

  11. Here’s my letter to Netflix:

    Hullo to the powers that be!

    Pardon my cheeky salutation, but as the topic of this email deals with a largely cheeky bunch, I felt it apropos.

    My name is Maricel Edwards and I am a voracious fan of the TV show, Dark Matter. It had aired on the Syfy Channel for 3 seasons and during that time, it garnered a large and loyal fanbase. I can’t speak about numbers but perhaps the creator himself can clarify if you need more info. (I’d inserted a link to this blog here.)

    I guess numbers matter in this entertainment game, which is why I provided that link, but I’m not a numbers gal. I’m an English teacher and inveterate sci-fi/fantasy nerd and I know a grand story when I see one.

    Dark Matter is grand. Epic, even. It is Shakespearean in scope, providing its viewers with majestic vistas, compelling plot lines, and a motley crew who are flawed and tragic but who yearn for redemption – and if that doesn’t speak to the human condition, I don’t know what does.

    Dark Matter is intelligent and classy, though-provoking and sassy; it is must-see-TV at its finest. I believe it would find a perfect home with you, Netflix, because you have proven to be just as intelligent and classy, investing and committing to amazing programming that caters to those of us who are sick and tired of banal and insipid garbage.

    Dark Matter needs its story to be told. You already have the first 2 seasons on your roster; what better way to do the right thing and give the show the ending it deserves?

    As a long-time subscriber to your service, I have faith in you. Please, please, please pick up Dark Matter for its last 2 seasons.

    Yours respectfully,
    Maricel Edwards

  12. I came to help save a show I love and found a huge international family! I remain really positive that the show will be saved.

    A huge thanks to you Joseph for everything you’ve done up til now and everything you continue to do.

  13. I was very happy to contribute to #RockTheRaza tonight. Viewed some really awesome fan art, DM clips and witty repartee from wonderful Dark Matter fans, cast and staff!!
    Fun was surely had by all!
    Netflix, please give us season 4! The DM family is loyal, passionate and built-in for you!

  14. Btw… Six didn’t have to sacrifice himself in finale… he could have used the copy machines to send his facsimile… an underutilized strategic weapon by the writers imo… no offense meant as the writing has been terrific

    1. You’re assuming he could just send himself to a transfer pod right beside him.

      1. Which of course we know the ship possessed OR you could have dragged one into the Marauder… enormously useful plot device going forward as well… sort of like the transporters on Star Trek were never really used as the offensive weapon they could have been. Love the show… thanks for all of your work on it and now your work to save it…

  15. We choose to save Dark Matter. We choose to save Dark Matter tonight and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

  16. I #RockedTheRaza tonight until my butt went numb. I hope Netflix gets the message. That was my first Tweet Storm and it was fun!

  17. I really hope this was all worth it folks because Twitter just blocked my account thinking I am a bot and violating their rules by posting automated messages. HA! That said, I had an amazing time and we got over 100,000 tweets. Let’s hope someone takes note. Go Team Raza

  18. Retweeted everything I could, ended up in Twitter Jail…. But it was worth it. #RockTheRaza !!!! 12:12am EDT, and it just now fell off the “United States trends” that shows up on my Twitter Home….

    1. so what does that mean Twitter jail? You been banned too? How do you get unbanned? I dont want to give them my number. lol

      1. Twitter jail is a term the people who use Twitter made up. It mean Twitter put you into a place that doesn’t allow you to tweet, but you can like posts and contact the account owner (DarkMatterFTL). Most people will go there for a temporary time which you have reached either the limit of 100 tweets per hour or 1000 per day. It can last anywhere from a half hour to a few hours. Some people who went to Twitter jail on a previous night and then went there for Friday night’s tweet said their second time it was a bit longer than the first time.

        Sometimes Twitter will give you messages about you might need to refresh your page. Sometimes people think this means Twitter jail. I’ve gotten that a few times. It can be corrected by closing your browser and then going back into Twitter again. Usually it is fine then.

        If you are worried about going into Twitter jail, you can monitor your posts. Before you start tweeting for the Friday event, look at your number for “tweets” on your profile. As the evening progresses, check it from time to time. If you are getting close to the 100, you can stop and maybe just like people’s tweets (it doesn’t count for trending but it will for statistical data). Once the hour is up, you should be able to tweet a bit more.

        The start time is so imperative that people don’t use the hashtag before we ask for it to. Even just 6 people the other day created a spike prematurely. But people seem to want to tweet long after we say they can stop if they want to which is actually lovely. It doesn’t affect the trend. Its the spike that we need to have everybody moving together to do the same thing. People have been good about it. Yesterday we still had about 7 people who used it even as early as 37 minutes before they were supposed to. Fortunately the 7 people didn’t stop it from trending, but it could if we didn’t have the large number of people who tweeted last night.

    1. I’m giving shout-outs on the feed for all the people who go to jail for the cause. Just do a screen shot and DM it to the account (you can DM while you are in twitter jail).

  19. At 2am all was still and quiet but here inside my home, there was a frenzy of activity. Never tweeted so much in my wee tweeting history! #RockTheRaza
    was fun!
    Unfortunately Puddle didn’t last the full hour (and some..) and total conked out on the sofa next to me!
    So, in his honour, sending team hugs to all who participated in any way last night 😁🐾

  20. PS I’ve got Day 1 of a teaching cousre starting today….. This is gonna be interesting ……

  21. I feel if we ended up in Twitter Jail we were really online Raza ‘criminals’.
    It was mid afternoon here in Sydney and I could still see the #RockTheRaza trending in Canada, as fans in the Northern Hemisphere stayed till the early hours tweeting away. So I imagine we had a few Raza twitter jail birds.

    I love the show because it’s well written, even though it’s a small show I guess, everything is organic, it looks ‘real’; the artwork, the costumes, the sets and the effects everything comes together to make a really interesting and eyes-glued-to-the screen show.

    And yeah, I love shows where friendships, family and stuff like that come together and as the show progress. What’s wrong with that? Other than you get attached to characters and then Joseph kills them. The story is not formulaic it can surprise you, it keeps you wondering and at the core of it – it’s very good story telling.

    It’s not age-specific either, good stories aren’t. I really find it hard to believe that with the fans and quality writing the show has, that smarter heads won’t rule and this show will be allowed to finish its course.

    I want to say also I love the engagement Joseph Mallozzi @BaronDestructo has with fans, there’s no snobbiness, distancing, he takes us fully on for the ride. It’s easy to have great affection for his enthusiasm, his smarts, his cooking, and pugs.

    I’m time poor most days and I feel a little guilty for being such an avid fan, particularly at my age, where my internal critic says there’s other stuff I could be doing with my spare time (I build tiny houses for women refugees, free training for disadvantaged kids -that kind of thing). But story telling just feeds something. And I love the community that happens around great stories. Fan art, fan fiction, chat shows and all. That’s so fun.

    I hope we get our wish and see season 4 and 5 I feel everyone deserves story completion and to enjoy this community a little longer.

    #RockTheRaza

  22. “I’ve been asked to forward social media links (articles, petitions, fan reaction and responses) and statistics on the show’s online presence.”

    Who ever is those guys who ask this ^^, Dark Matter is a sure shot ! ..and I hope to see a Futur sequel With the Raza .

    Dark Matter could be a start to something even Bigger ..IMAGINE !!

    1. You follow me and I’ll follow you. I saw your name go by a couple of times last night but the twitter search thingie doesn’t locate you. I’m @Yeti98_

      Elminster

    1. Seems to vary. The first time last. Ugh to my was about 10 mins, but the second time was longer. I was still blocked from posting by the time I went to bed.

    2. They wanted me to give them my phone number due to what looked like suspicious “automated” activity. But from reading these comments it looks it is just a temporary thing for most. my account has just been permanently locked which is ridiculous since all I did was tweet about this like all the other tens of thousands of peeps…

  23. My mail to CBS via Audience Feedback Site: http://audienceservices.cbs.com/feedback/feedback.htm “Cathegory was Other Not listed. I’ve also sent mail Directly to AMC & HBO.

    Hello Dear CBS o/

    There are 33,743 Signups “Many in shadows as not everyone knows the situation” already after one week. Here is the link that show’s the numbers: https://www.change.org/p/we-want-dark-matter-season-4
    Some Thoughts from Exec. Producer Joseph Mallozzi from his latest Blog Post:
    “Solid ratings, a strong creative and modest licensing fee should have translated to a pickup and yet… It’s strangely comforting to know that news of Dark Matter’s cancellation has left even industry insiders perplexed.” Indeed DM had better ratings than Killjoys & many other show’s on SyFy, but it got Axed after 3x seasons :/ Good Visuals considering the Budget.

    Step forward whomever the hero saving the show may be and bask in the adoration of millions of grateful Dark Matter fans. SyFy Channel’s Data from Summer 2017:
    “Dark Matter finale – 1.34 million viewers(Canceled)
    Wynonna Earp finale – 843k viewers(Renewed)”
    ^^ Sad, Weird & Confusing :/ DM wasn’t SyFy Original, but doesn’t mean that would need to do that horrible move after 3rd season. When season ended to beautiful Cliffhanger.

    I know many who love CBS & we think that you could give a good new Home for Dark Matter crew. SyFy Execs. did strange move when Axed Dark Matter because it was well rated & was leading the Killjoys “other Sci-Fi serie on SyFy” on ratings. Dark Matter has good Acting, Engaging Storyline & good visuals considering the budget that was given for it. Soundtrack that gives good Ear Massage 🙂 Crew of Dark Matter have brought together all the best sci-fi elements from Stargate, Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica & their own.
    Here are some good thoughts mentioned on Review made by DenOfGeek:
    —————————————–
    “Zoie Palmer’s Android, and Jodelle Ferland gave Five a subtle fragility that she was always trying to shake off..
    Both Anthony Lemke (Three) and Roger Cross (Six) are TV stalwarts and provide solid delivery that others can work off. The Casting of the seven main characters was critical to this idea working, and based on the thirteen screened episodes so far, the production team chose well. The appearance of an almost unrecognisable Wil Wheaton as Rook, and other actors from equally notorious science fiction shows, only spiced things further.

    While only three (if you include the Android) of the team are female, the ship’s women certainly weren’t given short shrift, and it was most refreshing to see them saving the day instead of their male counterparts, as the plot required. Strong female characters don’t need to act like men, and this was well demonstrated here.”
    http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/dark-matter/37123/why-syfys-dark-matter-is-well-worth-your-time

    Some thoughts from TheVerge.com:
    “Aside from the fact that Syfy was overdue for more spaceship stories, what I find most appealing is how it resembles pulpy, entertaining shows like Farscape, Firefly, and Stargate. It has a cast of wildly different characters, each with their own motivations and agendas, and the show manages to cram an impressive amount of story and world-building into just a couple of seasons.”
    ———————————————-
    I esp. like the work that Anthony Lemke & Zoie Palmer Does. Zoie Palmer does brilliant work as Ship’s Android & Brent Spiner who is known as “Data” from Star Trek praised her work. Brent Spiner’s Twitter & includes Zoie who is Ship’s Android in Dark Matter: https://twitter.com/BrentSpiner/status/892436004723871744
    There is funny good episode from latest 3rd season where Three played by A.Lemke learns some French on a episode centered on him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEL16qYehxk

    Sci-Fi & Telly entertainment in general can be a good thing in many ways & one is when person stays from destroying body & mind thanks to show Airing on friday or no matter of the day 🙂 Here is comment from one person: “Saves me from blowing money at the bar every Friday night. I need this for my own fiscal health”. <–Sci-Fi to Rescue 🙂 This Cancellation by weird SyFy Execs. affects me 2.. I can't focus to normal things atm. when this bad situation is on :/

    Would be a kind move from you CBS to take Dark Matter & give talented Actors & Production crew a new home <3 Rescue By Contacting Joseph Mallozzi soon before mid next Week 12-13th September. Here is nice Promo Clip from excellent episode from 3rd season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=RPzE1hYG1Yg Crew went into "today's" Earth & that was good Entertainment. Writer & Exec. Producer Joseph Mallozzi's Bio & Contact page: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0540695?rf=cons_nm_contact&ref_=cons_nm_contact
    His Introduction: DarkMatter Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer/Dog Walker – Also worked on a little show called Stargate <3

    He did great work with Stargate series 🙂 From your Network i love Salvation & NCIS: New Orleans. Also Upcoming Star Trek: Discovery even it's Prequel, but could fall in love with it. I often spread the word about them & tell how good entertainment they are 🙂 I'm sorry if this msg seems messy, but i did try to make it look less so.

    I hope that this Reaches CBS Executives & that you would save Dark Matter. DM has huge Dedicated Fanbase & ready to support 🙂 125k #RockTheRaza Tweets in couple hrs last night 8.9.2017. Cast, many celebs & Fans joined. Going Upto 5th season that was originally J.Mallozzi's plan & maybe even further if gets enough support 🙂

    I happily buy BR once seasons BR comes for sale. I never buy when has only 1x season if more seasons been made. It's better to have several seasons on one Blu Ray cause then it's not waste of material & resources 🙂 I think DVD's production should be stopped & all recycled properly. Wish you Good Rest of the Year & Pls Contact Joseph Mallozzi & save Dark Matter. Well Written article:
    https://www.themarysue.com/dark-matter-interview/amp/

    Kind Regards: Dedicated Fan.
    "Recycle whenever u can to give ur help for the Planet u walk on"

  24. (((U Guys ROCK!!!!))) Last night we continued trending in U.S for two hours after the event!

    #RockTheRaza ruled twitter! There are even people that are still going strong with the tag right now!!

    Love You Dark Matter Family! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Do it for all of us here in Florida awaiting full impact of Irma & everyone in Texas facing disaster misery recovery from Harvey

    And please pray for everyone in Puerto Rico, The islands, Bahamas & Cuba already affected by the storm And everyone in the 8.1 coastal earthquake impact zone in Mexico.

  25. Well I was there last Night. Thought I would not make it because of a prior commitment. My Twitter count definitely went up. Better yet, made some new friends. Not sure what the end effect while be.

  26. Hi Tam, thanks for asking, as ready as we can be I think, says damn Irma is coming my way tomorrow night. prayers all around, as to how bad, will be bad, no one knows for sure how much. I am inland a bit, but everyone is in its path.
    I did re-watch Dark Matter last night- Netflix, , and those parts I missed, now I get it. thanks Joe!! It was a great experience! Fun..

  27. Lets not Shed Tears ok & keep Chin up while we can o/ Only after MID Next week “If Not mistaken about the timetable” IF No Rescue & meaning that then every Network / Streaming Execs. would sadly be half Blind as SyFy’s Silly Suits are. Naturally we won’t think of it not at all <3 Fight on! 🙂 Spread the word & write mail to:

    CBS: http://audienceservices.cbs.com/feedback/feedback.htm
    AMC: http://www.amcnetworks.com/contact-us
    HBO: http://www.hbo.com/about/contact-us.html
    STARZ: https://www.starz.com/settings/contactus
    I wrote to all & was novel Length msg, but clear to focus on. Included Good Dark Matter Footage & some Reviews and thoughts from J.Mallozzi.

    We Fans have the Power to change things & We need to lean towards any one who could help to Rescue Team Raza after SyFy's Blind Execs. tossed them out blindly.. Show that Topped many others on the SyFy's Chart. Also help to get that 33k Petition to 35k & then aim to help smaller Petitions <3 https://www.change.org/p/we-want-dark-matter-season-4

    Long Live Duke Leto Atreides! Sry i mean #TeamRaza!

  28. A good question! I ended up in jail, too, after only 45 minutes of retweeting! That was a first.

  29. Hi Joe, I hope the interested parties will also read your blog right here. There are lots of here who love the show and a blog is social media. 😀

  30. Netflix, this is one show you should pick up and continue. A show worth binge watching and need to contionu the Saga of the Raza, especially after that cliff hanger ending!

  31. Netflix, this is one show you should pick up and continue. A show worth binge watching and need to contionu the Saga of the Raza, especially after that cliff hanger ending!

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