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 –

Stargate: Universe Beyond Season 2 – What Might Have Been

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?”

Answer: The Top 10 Sci-Fi Broadcast/Streaming Homes

Meanwhile – Oh, hey, a buddy of mine just got his top secret show picked up!  Congrats, my friend!  Shhhhhhhhh.

15 thoughts on “May 22, 2018: Housekeeping beats!

  1. I can’t wait to hear about all these pitches, or at least the ones that proceed.

    Hmm. A certain tall ex-Raza crew person was recently on Twitter showing the set of the top secret show he was starting. Could it be the same person? 🙂

  2. Grats buddy who got the secret show picked up. While it may or may not be someone we are also familiar with, there are rumblings from a certain rogue on a new set…if it’s them…triple grats.

    I hope one of your pitches works out soon. As much as I appreciate the free time offerings you’ve been sharing, I know you’re happiest when properly engaged in a project. Also, I’d like a reason to watch the screen again. Currently playing video games & dealing with U.S. politics in lieu of investing in shows, but I could use a distraction. A peaceful distraction.

  3. Please, please continue with the virtual show Dark Matter. Believe it or not, this adventure of yours has DM Fans awaiting for more! Quick query – have you ever thought of placing it in a book format (Series 1 – 5) or even placing it as a VOD?

    1. If you weren’t lazy to read entire thread, you’d know that seasons 4 and 5 could become a comic book 🙂

  4. Fingers crossed for the sci-fi pitch… any and all

    And congrats to your buddy on his show pick up. Altogether now: one, two THREE yippee! 😂

  5. Hello Joe

    I’ve got my fingers crossed for your pitches.Is the horror one sci-fi related or just horror?

    I’m saving the rest of Dark Matter 401 until Friday. It’s my birthday & I have the day off so I’ll read it during breakfast as a present. I’ll send you my thoughts.

    Early night tonight… 6:15am wake up for work. I’m still getting over a cold, so fingers crossed for a good sleep. Hope everyone in JoeBlog World is great.

    Cheers, Chev

  6. Great questions, I’m time traveling back in the blog to see all I’ve missed, I’ve been battling an ear infection for weeks and finally feel myself again, even though I’m leaking blue medicine out of my ear like a defective robot. I keep expecting strangers to ask me “why aren’t you sharing?”

  7. Fingers and toes crossed for the pitches.

    I am waiting for my husband to get home to read the rest of the Season 4, I read it aloud to him and we get to chat, chuckle, and speculate together. Come on Friday night!

  8. Fingers crossed, salt over shoulder, and prayers…….

    Yay on Expanse renewal on Amazon! I’m sure your friend is very happy. I’m with you and David Walters about a Sci-fi channel. We cut the cord last year and haven’t looked back. I have friends asking me about it but I’m not sure they’re ready. I keep hearing “What about a DVR?” It’s hard to get through to them that they won’t need a DVR and if they really want one, they can use Sling. It’s a change of attitude. Thankfully, I had a guide (son) with my cord cutting transition.

    Two more weeks before the move?

    I was sitting in my hubby’s truck at a red light yesterday and got slammed from behind by a large SUV. No injuries but repairs/insurance are such a hassle.

  9. Thanks for the wonderful distraction, Joe.
    Was finally able to carve out enough time to read both Hyperion and DM 401 in the wee hours this morning.
    Loved both.
    As always, you spoil us so well. xo

    T-minus 214-ish hours to the celebratory kick off of
    Terrorize Ivan with the audacious New Neighbors Day!

    Got all your planning done and your case of super silly string ready for your first neighbor visitations? 😀

    For your enjoyment today:
    An amazing labor intensive feat of art and engineering
    using 250,000 dominoes.

  10. Joe – Glad to hear about your having a great pitch meeting! Also, thanks for considering ways to continue the Dark Matter story arc into the future. It’s compelling. Learning that a novel as medium isn’t practical, I’m happy to know there’s still a “textway” forward.

    To me, the DM framework was the only one that had all the ingredients that could feed a generations’-long show in the tradition of Doctor Who… with evolution in the crew of the Raza embarking on adventures across time, space and alt-Universes.

    Keep up the great work!

    RhythmVariations (Prevously “FirstName”)

  11. Seriously we need to petition El Rey Nation, a network created by Robert Rodriguez. I get it on Directv. They did a Stargate Atlantis marathon over Memorial Day weekend (every episode, all seasons over several days). They air SGA and SG-1 every weekend (I think 2 episodes of each). They are also airing Quantum Leap. And another show from the 70’s that I never heard of before. They have a few original things, too.

    I’ve told them that there is a big hole for science fiction community as the Syfy channel no longer believes in its core mission. Fans are longing for a home with original programming (or even more Stargate).

    There is a video from him on the web site where he talks about what he wants to do with the channel. Also if you don’t want to go to the site or see the video, it says below the video: “Membership is free and the registration process takes just a few moments. Once you become a member of the El Rey Viewer Panel, you will have the opportunity to share your opinion, impact decisions made at El Rey and be rewarded for your time.”

    Just thought I’d mention it in case no one knew about this.

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