Alright, let’s lead with this announcement…

PSA: Joseph Mallozzi and several cast members will do an AMA in /r/DarkMatter this Friday! Get your questions ready! from DarkMatter

Yes.  This Friday night at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT, I will be joining Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, and Zoie Palmer for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).  Roger Cross, the hardest working man in showbusiness, is busy…working!…but promised to do his damnedest to stop by.  So head on over to the Dark Matter subreddit, register, and get ready to let the questions fly!

What exactly is a reddit AMA?

Then, at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT, prepare to tweet and retweet your hearts out as we prepare to deluge twitter with a second Dark Matter tweet storm.  Last week saw us trending in the U.S. for about four hours, hit #2 in Canada and L.A., #1 in New York, with over 210 ooo tweets.  This week, I’m thinking we’re going to do even better.

And admit the AMA and the tweet storm, we’ll see what we can do about getting a little Facebook live action going with the cast.

So, who’s in?  Mark your calendars and follows @DarkMatterFTL for all the latest on the Dark Matter Fan Initiative.

A couple of articles on the campaign –

Hell Hath No Fury…Like Dark Matter Fans

Can Fan Influence Get Dark Matter Back On The Air?

The TV, Eh? podcast discusses the campaign (29 minute mark)

Well, we that conference call went swimmingly today.  Love this group and really hope it works out but there are so many pieces in play that the timeline becomes our biggest foe here.  We talked through a number of different scenarios, all of which will require different approaches and sign-offs – which mean a definitive answer on this one isn’t in the cards this week.  HOWEVER, there have been a flurry of discussions – and an end of week target – for an answer on the other two fronts.

The odds are still, as one of our prospective partners put it, “medium to long”, but we’re not giving up!  And need you fans more than ever.  Rest up because we are going to SLAM TWITTER this Friday night!

P.S. Check out the #DarkMatterMoments hashtag on twitter and post your favorite #DarkMatterMoments

Some fan art…

@tingyi_yang with some love for our resident gak geek, FIVE –

@Michele6784 dabbles in oils…and mercenaries –

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gforce
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gforce

I’ll be there! It sounds like much of the issue is a matter of detail. I’ve always figured that’s the stuff that can be worked out if everyone involved really wants something to happen.

Randomness
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Randomness

I would hope that all parties(If there are negotiations happening) would be willing and eager to agree a license fee for the show. If they got less for the show with a new partner to get the show back on the air, that’s better than nothing and a good starting point for negotiations if the show does well on its next platform.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Oh, I wish I could join in, but know I’m with you in spirit. I’m in Florida and must conserve my cell phone battery – I can only check in periodically and for a very short period. However, I tell everyone about Dark Matter. I wish you the best.

Drea
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Drea

@Rebecca: Sending hug care package your way. Hang in there. We’ll be with you in spirit too. xo
I’m over in Kissimmee Fl..
We flooded here and took some wind damage
but fortunately KUA was able to get the power back on for most of us, already.

Positive energy n good thoughts your wait wont be too much longer
so you can start getting back to normal routine.

Tam Dixon
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Tam Dixon

Don’t worry Rebecca, we’ll cover for you. I hope y’all are ok and the power gets restored soon!

PBMom
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PBMom

We’ll keep you in our thoughts. Is there anything you need?

cudaker
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cudaker

Humm..You aware Joe that every of your words are been “Scan” Deeply to Understand the real meaning ..So we can be Happier or Sad ..And my Scan result say : “Yes..But ..Depend on X..and Y..We need more time !”
So to me it’s an increase of one + on the New Home Scale wink

bambamfans
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bambamfans

Joe, will there be any love for Twitter with a Q&A?

Cheers, Chev

Bella&Kasper
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Bella&Kasper

Anything us non-tweet/twitter types can do? Aside from signing the petition? I talked to my dogs about it and they are ready to gather their buddies and visit whatever office they need to visit to get DM back.

Chezzao
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Chezzao

I don’t mean to be dense here but what time is the tweet storm
UK time anyone please!

sylvia
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sylvia

Hope this helps…9 PM Eastern would be in LONDON 3 AM the saturday morning.

sylvia
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sylvia

ERROR…sorry had central time in my head.
9 pm eastern = 2 am london.
Joe and DarkMatterftl will be posting a banner with correct times.
my apologies for the error..

Pip
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Pip

Midnight for the AMA and 02.00 for the tweet storm.

Robin Miller
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Robin Miller
TheOtherOne
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TheOtherOne

Erm,
that’s a 2am start for us and others…

Drea
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Drea
jimfromjersey
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jimfromjersey

Whatever it is, I’ll be there for you. (Yeah, we’re watching Friends on Netflix.) 😁

PBMom
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PBMom

Hey, that would be an excellent song for the twitter feed tomorrow. I’ve been posting a video a day this week to change things up (on the DarkMatterFTL feed.

Fedaygin
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Fedaygin

Good that some people have shown that sent mail or several to Network smile I posted links & then Created. Could be that even more than 100 have sent, but many didn’t react to this post so don’t know. Have got sent confirmation from many on other side “forum” where i posted smile Lets see if HTML works here:

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Some friends have shared, signed up & one sent mail to couple Network addresses smile I hope that Joseph & Paul would come up with beauty Dark Matter merchandise. I would love to have a Shirt with Raza Crew Logo on it <3 Original Crew without One & Raza ship on the background.. Maybe some alien ships somewhere behind.. smile That could be used to help Budget.

I'll Tweet to Some chosen Networks on thursday & on friday of course smile Also to Netflix for sure even i would love to see Dark Matter on some Small Cable Network maybe or or in normal like Amc, Starz or even Cbs. Would be great to have good new Home & then SyFy Suits would be Dazed & if DM Merchandise then we Fans can help that way as well smile Peace & we fight for Team Raza o/
PST: I hope that Ship Android gets a name on Season 4.. Raza <3

Fedaygin
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Fedaygin

@Bella&Kasper Hehe well said grin smile Some Rumble in the Offices to get Beauty Dark Matter where it belongs wink

robert wadleigh
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robert wadleigh

Joe, can you illuminate why the twitter campaign has gone from finding Dark Matter a new home at netflix et al. to a love fest directed towards syfy and their ceo personally in the last few days? I don’t think you need me to list all the reasons why many fans might be opposed to this, but even if you want to get back on syfy leveraging the possibility of a direct deal with netflix is a better strategy rather than be used like waste paper to clean up the PR mess that SyFy has made for themselves. Leave the mess for them to fix. Many of the people who were outraged at SyFy simply cant get behind this kiss and make up campaign. I for one believe that Dark Matter in any variation has a better chance at survival and growth elsewhere. Look at the data from social media posts which are indicative of overall viewership. Dark Matter is growing rapidly because of its availability on netflix not because of its airing on SyFy. SyFy left the entire market of Asia in complete failure on July 1st. This despite a much more high percentage of population engaged with Sci-Fi avidly and Asia accounting for the highest growth in spending on online, TV and movie entertainment. Asia is a literal cash cow for sci-fi and SyFy simply put a bucket in the field and didnt bother to milk that cow. SyFy is a sinking ship. That is why they are only keeping fluff. I dont expect SyFy to remain on the air long. As such look elsewhere and do your creation justice. Forever imagining the outcomes like we do with SGU is preferable and a more valuable commodity to you and your production co than cashing in on a short-sell and maybe getting to air a few episodes ala farscape. Dark Matter is the original Star Trek of the milennial generation. Go big or go home is my advice. We love you!

KathyC
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KathyC

We can do this!!

Halena Bagdonas
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Halena Bagdonas

Have you also thought of having someone come up with a rewatch time? The Timeless fans do this every week. Don’t know if it help change NBC mind but I doubt it hurt.

Debra
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Debra

Ya know, I think we have another option. Gather the “deciders” at SyFy and allow fans to pay to dunk them in tanks or throw a pie in their face. We could fund 2 seasons.