In fact, we ARE doing it.  All that online passion – the tweets, retweets, tagging and hash tagging – is having an effect. It’s impressing some, concerning others, but surprising all.  It’s thanks to you that we are where we are, with three potential new partners in deep discussion.  As I’ve been saying all along, pulling this off is still a longshot, but you’ve gone above and beyond the call in raising awareness and letting everyone out there know exactly how much Dark Matter means to you.  And now we need you to pour it on for the big finish.

TOMORROW – at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT Dark Matter is taking twitter by storm.  Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the secret hashtag of the night, and the SLAM twitter at the appointed time.  

Last week saw us hit 210 000 tweets for the event, trending #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and Los Angeles, #1 in New York.  Tomorrow, we’re going to shatter that record.  Like last week, we’ve got some surprise guests joining the tweet storm.  And, to make things even more interesting, I’ve got something for you all…

Bloopers!  And lots of them.

I’ve been sitting on about 30 minutes of outtakes from Dark Matter’s second and third season.  Akemi has spent the whole day editing them down to 1:30 – 2:00 segments (sitting on the couch, doing a lot of laughing).  The second we start trending tomorrow night, I will release the first blooper segment on twitter.  And then, one every fifteen minutes for as long as we trend.

Here’s a taste –

Before the tweet storm, at 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, join me and the rest of the Dark Matter cast for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).  Just register here and show up at the appointed time with your questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkMatter/

I’m also trying to organize some Facebook living with a couple of cast members.  Stay tuned for news on that!

I left the following message on the Dark Matter subreddit and wanted to give it a wider audience:

Like I said, this is harder than it appears at first. On top of finding a home, there are a bunch of contractual issues to contend with, AND we have to make sure we can get enough money to make the show. All of this before we lose our set, our cast, and our crew.

The odds are against us, but we’re all in. I’ve been at 11 since hitting Toronto and finding out about the show’s official cancellation – online, on the phone, messaging, emailing – doing absolutely everything I can to get this done. If we succeed, then it will have all been worth it. If I fail, I’ll have known I did right by my cast, crew, and fandom. 

Some fandom art…

@mhysatweets with the DM movie posters!

@Nick23371162 with this beautiful painting of The Raza in orbit.

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gforce

You said it, my friend – we can do this! I too am amazed at the depth and breadth of DM fandom. It’s incredible!

I’ll definitely be there tomorrow night. I’m thinking of making a couple of dummy Twitter accounts for when I inevitably end up in Twitter jail with my main one.

That blooper is great! Poor Anthony. Though, that didn’t seem like it was that complicated a scene!

Daniela Wade
Daniela Wade

Your passion shows in every project you work on, and I am truly grateful for that. I have been a die hard SG Fan from the beginning and Dark Matter has quickly become close to my heart as well. I am fighting alongside you for the “Continuum” of Dark Matter (pun intended lol) – Even wrote netflix to urge them to pick up the show and in return I would become a subscriber with them again. All actors on Dark Matter are wonderful, gifted and truly deserve this show to be extended further, and you do as well of course! Your spirit, vision and dedication shine through it all and I thank you for that! smile

JohnF
JohnF

Should we still bother including @Netflix in the tweets? Or is that not worth it since they aren’t in the three possibles?

Paul Davis
Paul Davis

I agree with JM. We need to give him every tool and datapoint we can. Showing potential partners the number of requests fans have made to Netflix can only help.

Also, as a fellow fan, hello and thank you for staying engaged enough to ask this question. I’m excited about tomorrow’sevents.

PBMom

Official fan campaign says yes please add @Netflix to all tweets.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis

Thank you Joseph, this is encouraging.
We appreciate the hard work you’re doing and thank you also to the cast for the passion they have to continue these characters.

I think we all know we’re against some tough odds but as you said, if you can pull it off – if we can – it will have been worth it. If not we at least know we fought for our Raza family – just like they do for each other.

There’s a lot of people that work to bring Dark Matter to life. People that rarely if ever get public credit or recognition, so on behalf of all us fans, thank you.

See you all tomorrow and for all the events. The bloopers are something I think we’ve all wanted but assumed we’d probably never see.
I understand most producers and directors hold onto gems like bloopers. That you’re willing to give this gift to us speaks so much to your character and integrity to the actors and property of Dark Matter.

#TeamRaza #DarkMatter #DarkMatterFTL

Elminster
Elminster

Hi Joe
To bad I’ll be too busy tweeting to watch the bloopers when they’re released. smile

Elminster

Colleen Scott (@dr2red)

I am very sad that I can’t be with you tomorrow night. I will be going to a masquerade. I will get on Twitter as soon as possible when I get home. Strength and hugs for our journey has just begun.

PBMom

Hopefully we will trend for hours like last week.

Tim
Tim

“If we succeed, then it will have all been worth it. If I fail, I’ll have known I did right by my cast, crew, and fandom.”

Don’t think that choice of words isn’t noticed, Joe. We will succeed or fail together. You’re not alone in this.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Exactly!

robert wadleigh
robert wadleigh

Very glad to hear three new partners in discussions. I hope we can now dispense with having to tag @ syfy and @ cumberbunch in every bloody tweet. Friday morning here is Asia #DarkMatterRules?

J. Quindlen (@ZiraUltraNova)

I will tweet like crazy for Dark Matter! Thanks for keeping us up to date, and for working your butt off to get Dark Matter back where it belongs: in production! Three shots are better than none.

Faith-Anne Kyle
Faith-Anne Kyle

Women are often not seen as a viable Sci-fi marketing demographic. This is changing but we have a long way to come in representation. That is why this show is so important. When I first saw it I was excited because it is a sci fi show with heartfelt, complicated,sexual but not objectified, bad ass, rich and nuanced well acted characters (male and female). Women are equally represented but all of the characters are 3 dimensional Humans that go beyond representing women or men in a certain light. The stories that are written for the female characters do not hinge on them being female and treats them as human characters, I am finally feeling like my voice matters, is heard, and is being represented. I exist in the fan base.

So no matter what happens. Thank you for that.

Bill
Bill

Long live Dark Matter (And the cast)

Mary Hardin-Moore
Mary Hardin-Moore

I’m with you! Thank you for all your efforts! Much love to you and the cast!
Absolutely love this show!

Incredible fan art!

KathyC

Let’s break Twitter!!

PBMom

Let’s do it!!

Fedaygin

Watched Pilot. 2nd & 3rd episode today. Was a long time since saw them & was good to notice some things that made me think more & love start of season 1 even more I liked Season 1 mostly cause of fine characters introduction & not rushing with things. 2nd Season was simply brilliant Sci-Fi entertainment “not saying 1st wasn’t” & so far 3rd season is King of DM Seasons <3 I hope that David Nykl "Dr. Zelenka" & D.Hewlett "Rodney McKay" would get to meet on Dark Matter S04 "can't say if comes :)" Maybe also someone ask Lexa Doig to visit in one episode if not more o/ She could play Android as she did well in great Andromeda when she was called: Andromeda Ascendant. Andromeda had great 2 seasons & rest were ok cause writer changed. Supported with 5 seasons Blu Ray purchase when not long ago when was released <3 I don't understand why Dark Matter ratings had many % drop on 3rd season, but good thing about S03 finale is that it gathered much more than any other action / Sci-Fi serie on SyFy channel <3 If i'm not mistaken & if i am then ok heh, but DM did win Wynonna Earp & Killjoys on many areas Talked about 1st season progress with a friend today & is also a huge DM Fan & from Stargate Series he loved SGU most. He's a physicist & Brainiac so maybe cause of that as SGU has the biggest amount of "Thinking" in it. Robert Carlyle was superb on his Role.. Perfection. Friend likes it how so much of this thinking put into couple Seasons. Oh must show him the link what Joseph shared on Reddit if i recall. There are notes "how S03 would've been" if i recall. This silly explanation why such beauty Sci-Fi "SGU" got Axed after 2 seasons gathered good comments: http://io9.gizmodo.com/5801662/syfy-explains-to-fans-why-stargate-universe-couldnt-go-on I also don't understand why weird SyFy Suits invest into Mind Numbing Sharknado movies & then kick out Quality Sci-Fi like SGU & Dark Matter :/ When their Channel name is SyFy & that reminds them having Wrestling.. *confusing* Now for past 12 days i have always used selected Telly Network Twitter accounts on my tweets & then Netflix separately for few times. Not much Netflix cause manyyy already doing that. I've used Amc, Starz, Cbs & Hbo. Maybe Hbo could take Dark Matter to Cinemax even Cinemax aims for Original shows if i'm not wrong. Good place also on Amc & Starz i would guess. Good to hear that Three parties are interested & may there be good Result that gives at least 2x seasons with 10-13 eps. per season \ o / I kinda feel bad for not sharing the word about Beauty Dark Matter more before SyFy Suits did the weird move. Slaps head :/ From now I'll support with many ways like been doing now. If DM merchandise comes then i'll buy shirt with Raza Crew right… Read more »

Randomness
Randomness

@I don’t understand why Dark Matter ratings had many % drop on 3rd season,

That’s because shows lose viewers the longer they’re on the air. Dark Matter for example was hitting close to 2 million viewers during its first season with its Live+7. This season we saw a high of 1.34 million.

Fedaygin

Thanks o/ Hmm well good to know about that 1.34m peak at S03. Then I used right number on my Tumblr Blog about Saving beauty DM & elsewhere also used it smile Used 10€ to support Petition & regret for not doubling it. I wish that i would’ve kept sharing DM Goodiness earlier from 1st to end of 3rd season.

1.3m for S03 Finale is pretty good & did Beat many current SyFy show’s with visuals, acting & with viewers. Still Axed cause wasn’t their Original & SyFy didn’t get enough $ :/ Hopefully SyFy suffers after they do this to quality Sci-Fi series and leave crap like Sharknado & Wrestling on their channel..

Take care smile Kind Regards: Raza Supporter 4ever <3

Rhiannon Frater

I found out about SYFY canceling the show while playing Guild Wars 2. I was part of a huge group preparing for a meta event when I saw it pop up on my second monitor. I told the players in the map the show was cancelled and people didn’t want to believe me. After a few more players confirmed the news, the entire map went into mourning. Several said they didn’t even feel like doing the event anymore because they were so upset. I knew exactly how they felt.

I didn’t realize how attached I was to the show until I started crying when I told my husband the news. We watched the show faithfully every week and had fun discussing it afterward. We loved s3 so much, we couldn’t imagine it not coming back. He was downright depressed when I told him the news.

When the fan outcry became organized, I immediately got involved. Dark Matter is such a great show, I can’t let it go into the good night without a fight. I’m so happy that so many fans have banded together alongside the cast and crew. I’ve been posting to my social media (and even in Guild Wars 2 map chat) to let everyone know that the fight is ongoing.

I hope the end result is that my husband and I can watch s4 & s5 in the future and have those intense discussions after each episode.

Nina
Nina

You are doing an incredible job Joe! Full credit to you for all your efforts with finding DM a new home. Really excited to hear there are serious talks with 3 interested parties!! *crossing everything* for success!!!! No matter what happens we can all safely say we tried!

Ponytail
Ponytail

I’m ready to go to jail for you Joe! I’ll be there!

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Weird to think my goal tonight is jail but there it is! See ya behind bars Ponytail. We should be in good company! smile

LJ
LJ

Love ya’, Joe! Keep up the fight!

~LJ

PBMom

We can definitely get this done–someone told me they cancelled band practice to tweet Friday night.

Don’t think I’ll be able to do the Reddit thing (sadly). I’ve got to concentrate on Twitter and slip out before the Tweetstorm commences to care for a dog. But I’ll be up very late to help.

Carol Raddatz
Carol Raddatz

Please don’t cancel Dark Matter

Kyle Chamberlin

“AND we have to make sure we can get enough money to make the show.”

Joe, look at the fans. You know all you would need is a GoFundMe, if it came to that. ʕᵔᴥᵔʔ

Robert mcdonald
Robert mcdonald

I don’t do twitter so I’ll just leave a small message now BRING BACK DARK MATTER……………NOW!!!!!!! Please

Tom
Tom

Man, you’re making hard for guys from EU to participate in this but wth i’ll stay up for it and then go to work to sleep razz

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Wow, Thanks Tom! Someone suggested using twitter deck last week. It lets you schedule tweets but I couldn’t get it to work for me. Maybe you can play with it? https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/

PBMom

Unfortunately for these Friday events the hashtag isn’t released (and we really can’t because people already aren’t obeying the rules and posting it before the time we’ve asked) until 45 minutes before the event. The tweet would be seen, but wouldn’t count towards trending.

On the fun hashtag days though it would work beautifully.

The black books shelf

it was hard to believe when they cancelled dark matter

Margaret Clayton

Love the bloopers! Thank you, and thanks Akemi, these are wonderful. I will do my best to tweet (I kinda suck at it) and I certainly will be around for Reddit! I will set a few alarms!