December 2, 2020: Chatting with actress Torri Higginson and director/stunt coordinator John Stead!

Are you ready, Dark Matter and Stargate fans?  Later today, Orville Nation's live weekly Dark Matter rewatch discussion continues with TWO special guest stars: actress Torri Higginson (Commander Truffault) and John Stead (episode director, series stunt coordinator).  We'll be chatting about Episode 10 - but the conversation may stray to other topics: dogs, birthdays, and,…

November 2, 2020: We discuss Dark Matter’s spookiest episode! Snow Monkeys! And Stargate stuff!

A spooky ship!  Dead crewmembers!  Space Zombies!!! Join us TONIGHT at 5:30 p.m. ET when the gang at Orville Nation and I discuss Dark Matter's spookiest episode... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axcn98gAvjo Come armed!  With questions! So, how was everyone's weekend?  What did you all get up to?  How are your respective fantasy football teams doing?  For my Snow…

10 Most Underrated Stargate Episodes

So I came across this article the other day... 10 Most Underrated Stargate Episodes It's a lot of fun, but I do question some of the episodes included in this list, not because I don't believe they're deserving, but due to the fact I don't consider them underrated.  Maybe by critics or the greater audience…

September 30, 2020: And one from the Dark Matter vault!

Those who know me know that I'm a huge anime fan. Back in Vancouver, my collection was 3000 dvd's deep. So it should come as no surprise that Dark Matter was heavily influenced by the genre, everything from the character of FOUR and his connection to the Principality of Zairon to FIVE who is a…

August 22, 2020: From the Dark Matter vault! And the Crime Club discusses Berlin Syndrome!

Some pics from the Dark Matter vault.  Fun on set! Our Crime Club reconvenes to discuss the 2017 thriller Berlin Syndrome. Hmmmm.  Even though this one is generating a surprising amount of online buzz, it really failed to impress.  It's a standard thriller in the vein of The Collector (guy kidnaps woman and keeps her locked…

July 21, 2020: Answering YOUR questions!

Alrighty.  It's been forever since I've done one of these, so let's get to it.  Opening the mailbag... Egal writes: "A while back you tweeted that you gave your old stargate behind the scenes box to MGM.  Is there any news on that?" Answer: Apparently, a lot of the digital files I sent over were duplicates…

Welcome to my Time Loop Episode MasterClass

I’ve always been a huge fan of time travel, and especially time loop stories.  One of the very first episodes I wrote for Stargate, with my former writing partner Paul Mullie, was Window of Opportunity, a time loop episode that consistently ranks as Stargate fandom’s all-time favorite episode (a huge achievement when you consider the franchise produced…

April 6, 2020: Today, we rewatch Episode 205, We Voted Not To Space You, with actress Zoie Palmer and Co-Executive Ivon Bartok!

Today's the day!  Join fans around the world as we watch and live tweet Dark Matter Episode 205, “We Voted Not To Space You” with actress Zoie Palmer, Co-Executive Ivon Bartok, and yours truly.  We’ll be kicking things off at 3 ET! Please double check the time in your area. So, here’s a detailed breakdown…

April 1, 2020: Today’s Dark Matter Rewatch and Livestream in 6 Easy Steps!

Our Dark Matter rewatch begins today!  Join fans around the world as we watch and live tweet Episode 304, "All the Time in the World" with actor Anthony Lemke and director Ron Murphy.  Please double check the time in your area.  We'll be kicking things off at 3 ET! So, here's a detailed breakdown of…

The Dark Matter Greatest Episode Tournament Seedings announced!

Alright, Dark Matter fans, the polls have closed.  And the Top 8 finishers are advancing to the Greatest Episode Tournament.  That's 6 of the top voters across the show's three seasons, and two wildcard write-in entries. The tourney kicks off on Monday with first round head to head action. Here are your opening round match-ups:…

3 Days to Tweetstorm!

You ready? Why, yes.  That IS a cast-signed script from Dark Matter Episode 208 (Stuff To Steal, People To Kill).  To refresh your memories... https://youtu.be/IBDvhkRpBnc One lucky randomly selected participant in this Friday night's Stargate tweetstorm will win the script.  Join us for a chance to win! Well, following a rough 1-3 start to their…

November 25, 2019: 11 Days to Tweet Storm!

Hey, Stargate fans!  Ready for battle? The Stargate Superdrive campaign is picking up steam as we barrel towards our scheduled tweet storm.  Friday, December 6th at 21:00 EST, 18:00 PST.  Tell you friends, family, fellow fans, acquaintances, and even strangers who may just have an interest in helping to lock down a new in-canon Stargate…

That Stargate Tweet Storm Has A Date!

Save the date! There's a big Stargate tweet storm a-brewing. Friday, December 6th at 21:00 EST, 18:00 PST (Check your local time!) We'll be hitting twitter HARD at the appointed time for a full hour.  The goal?  To let MGM (and all those prospective new broadcast/cable/streaming homes) know that Stargate fandom is very much alive…

October 17, 2019: Eagle-Eyed Readers, Suji & Lulu Pins, and #SecretsOfStargate – and Dark Matter!

There's not getting anything past you eagle-eyed readers!  In response to many of you who were taken by surprise... Yes, that IS a Gudetama mug Akemi got me for my birthday.  Cool, no? Oh, and, yes, we got married. The important thing is Suji and Lulu will no longer be made fun of by the…

September 14, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament Continues! Roger Cross eye candy!

What is Stargate?  My friend Michelle gave me the heads up that the answer, pictured above, appeared on a recent episode of Jeopardy.  And, yes, apparently, someone had the right question. Siege Part 3 earned a hard-fought victory to secure a playoff spot in our Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament.  But second place finisher Duet…