You’ll often hear people talk about members of a production as family. And, yes, while it may often sound cliche (and, occasionally, a little suspect depending on the production), I can honestly say it’s a pretty accurate description of the people I worked with on Dark Matter – most of who, uncoincidentally, I worked with on my last show, Utopia Falls.
A couple of months ago, Akemi and I had dinner with actress Ayisha Issa (Solara Shockley) before she left to go work on an out-of-town production. Last month, we hung with actress Jodelle Ferland FIVE) who was in town to shoot a short. A couple of weeks ago, I met up with actress Torri Higginson (Commander Truffault, Elizabeth Weir) while in Montreal. Last week, it was burgers and shakes with Alex Mallari Jr. (FOUR, Ryo Ishida). And then today –
If this acting thing doesn’t pan out, actress Zoie Palmer (Android) could transition seamlessly to a career as a pizza cutter. She is THAT good.
An antipasto, two pastas, one pizza, and a tiramisu later, and I was ready for nap time.
Great catching up with Zoie. And I am heartened by the fact that she firmly believes some day, one day, the gang will reunite to finish our Dark Matter story.
Later this week, it’s dim sum with Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock and pizza with actor Roger Cross (SIX) who is in town shooting his new show, Coroner. Actor Marc Bendavid (ONE) is also in town shooting something, so it’s only a matter of time before we do lunch, dinner, or one of those fancy coffees with the condensed milk and chocolate. Hoping to catch up with actresses Melissa O’Neil (TWO), Melanie Liburd (Nyx Harper), and Ellen Wong (Misaki Han) while we’re in L.A. Also, got to track down the ever-elusive actor Anthony Lemke (THREE) the next time I’m in my hometown of Montreal.
I was feeling nostalgic today, so I dug up the following files from the vault.
A t.v. spot for the Dark Matter premiere courtesy of Canda’s Space Channel –
The Raza bridge –
Concept art from Episode 301 courtesy of artist Henry Fong:
Our submission for a CSA (Canadian Screen Awards) nomination in the Visual Effects Category. I believe this was another year we were snubbed –
The season one line-up:
More goodies coming your way in the coming days!
Meanwhile, we’re on to the finals in our Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament! It’ll be Window of Opportunity vs Lost City Part 2. Head on over to twitter (@BaronDestructo) tomorrow and vote!