April 23, 2019: More from the Stargate trove!

So, last night I found myself with a window of free time between my two scripts and my episode 1 cut (that never materialized) and seized the opportunity to go through the various discs, DV's, and hard-drives I'll be shipping out to MGM this week.  I can't access a good 95% of the material, but…

April 11, 2019: Dark Matter Vault Drop! Playback!

Going through some old file folders and came across the awesome playback elements from back in the day... DM313 - Aslanov Field Screen DM313 - Ferrous Corp Lab Wall Graphics DM313 - Ferrous Corp Shipyard Transparent Lab Monitor DM313 - Ferrous Corps Shipyard Transparent Monitor DM 313 - Ferrous Corp Shipyard Console DM313 - Ferrous…

14 Ridiculous Plot Twists That Hurt Syfy Shows – Or Were They?

I came across this interesting Screen Rant article today by Toby Symonds which offers up his take on what he felt were ridiculous plot twists (and a few that weren't) on shows that aired on syfy.  Among the culprits was the decision NOT to kill of Ronon Dex in the Atlantis finale and the decision…

Best Science Fiction Books of 2018!

I read 54 science fiction novels this year.  These were my favorites... The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go…

November 12, 2018: Distant Dark Matter Rumblings

When Dark Matter was cancelled a little over a year ago, I was left somewhat frustrated, kind of annoyed, a more than a little pissed.  For various reasons.  I was frustrated because I wouldn't be able to complete the story I'd mapped out, annoyed by what I felt was a petty and vindictive decision, and…

October 12, 2018: And that’s a writers’ room wrap! PLUS the season finale verdicts!

Yep.  That's a wrap.  Now, we all go our separate ways to pursue other assignments.  For Courtney and I, it's writing the pilot and episode 2.  For Nicole, it's Hollywood-bound to pitch her original new series.  For Alejandro, Andrew and Natalia, it's off to parts unknown to help stage a military coup with their fellow…

The New Show Update! Presenting R.T. Thorne!

The second week of the writers' room has drawn to a close and not only have we made great progress, but we're picking up steam.  Following a week of world building, we started talking stories and managed to get the first three episodes broken.  I'm trying to complete all three outlines for Monday (two revisions…

May 21, 2018: Dark Matter Virtual Season 4 – Episode 4.01, Act 5 (of 5)!

Our virtual season premiere concludes... And there you have it.  Everything I had planned for Dark Matter's fourth season premiere.  It would have been a blast. Well, I feel much better having gotten that off my chest.  Of course, it's just 1 of the 26 episodes I had burning a hole in the back of…

May 17, 2018: Dark Matter Episode 401 – Act 1!

I experienced a range of emotions upon hearing of Dark Matter's surprising cancellation: disbelief, anger, sadness, and a lot of frustration at the thought of leaving this story incomplete.  As most of you know, I went in with a game plan from Day 1, a thorough narrative blueprint encompassing every story and character arc over…

April 26, 2018: Actor Andrew Moodie Answers Your Questions!

One of the many highlights of working on Dark Matter was the opportunity I got to collaborate with some truly gifted individuals, both in front and behind the camera.  Actor Andrew Moodie, who played the role of Teku Fonsei, is one example. He's not only talented, poised, and professional, but one of the nicest guys…

April 6, 2018: Hey, Stargate fans! Want to see something really cool?

Yes?  Okay then... Al'kesh fighter Puddle Jumper Destiny shuttle Atlantis on the Ocean Puddle Jumper and Space Gate Prometheus Nebula Odyssey Sunset A huge thanks to the hugely talented (and longtime Stargate fan) Samuel for the visuals. And Happy Birthday, Luis!