First off, thanks to all those who weighed in with the kind words regarding our virtual Dark Matter season 4 premiere episode. As I said, more than anything it was, for me, an exercise that allowed me to put the story (a story I’ve been sitting on for longer than you can probably imagine) out there. Time and interest permitting, I’ll get around to Episode 4.02 in the not-too-distant future, a heist episode that reveals, among other things: an unlikely alliance, the fate of SIX and Tash, and the future of both Wexler and Ryo Ishida moving forward.
A great day today, highlighted by what was probably one of my best pitch meetings ever. Of course, only time will tell if one of my ideas gets the nod (I’m holding out hope for either the sci-fi pitch, the other sci-fi pitch, the other sci-fi pitch, the other sci-fi pitch, or the horror pitch), but I’m feeling good about the chances and look forward to the possibility of collaborating with some terrific heavy-hitters.
A question from the comments section –
Liam asks: “Quick question on something unrelated. I’ve recently discovered that there is a stargate universe comic, called “back to destiny”, which continues the SGU story after the end of season 2. Did you have any input in this at all? Is it what you would have done in season 3, had it been picked up?”
Answer: I had absolutely no input into the comic book and haven’t a clue what direction they took the story. If you’re curious, here are a couple of ways we could have gone given the chance –
At one point, Paul and I were in talks to adapt the Stargate: Extinction script to the comic book format (the feature that would have seen Atlantis make its return to Pegasus), but we never got the chance to tell that particular tale.
FirstName writes: “For the future story, maybe consider a novel (not graphic novel). I would buy that for the greater depth it would provide. Is that a possibility?”
Answer: Sadly, not possible. The time and effort required of me to write novels covering the show’s final two seasons ensure this’ll never happen.
David Walters writes: “Now after Dark Matter and The Expanse, maybe people will finally realize we need a Sci-Fi channel, not the SYFY channel?”
Meanwhile – Oh, hey, a buddy of mine just got his top secret show picked up! Congrats, my friend! Shhhhhhhhh.