August 10, 2019: Dark Matter Virtual Season 4, Episode 4.01 gets the video treatment!

Came across these amazing fan-made videos based on the Dark Matter Virtual Season 4 episodes. EPISODE 4.01 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_PZtzkTDec&list=PLdKw0mrwDUKeVIN3UTLjZM7zNBW8zkc0p&index=2&t=88s https://youtu.be/dJnGKxF7ZAA https://youtu.be/JvHdcLm345k https://youtu.be/lAjh49VyuvU https://youtu.be/niypwTFf3sM Kudos to Francois Brodeur!

August 6, 2019: Dark Matter – All the loose ends we want tied up!

This article was brought to my attention today:  Dark Matter: All the loose ends we want tied up "Watching the closing moments of Dark Matter was a little like taking a book out of the library and finding out some colossal douchenugget had torn out the last chapter." Well, yes.  That WAS more or less…

June 22, 2019: Dark Matter deleted scene – Episode 212 “Sometimes in Life You Don’t Get to Choose”

FOUR has restored his memories and, as Ryo Ishida, plots against the throne of Zairon with the help of Hiro, his half-brother.  The change in him has not sat well with the rest of the crew, especially Nyx.  In this scene (directed by series stunt coordinator John Stead and, sadly, cut for time) she and…

June 20, 2019: Dark Matter – Another deleted scene!

This one was not so much a deleted scene as it was re-shot (so, technically, yes, deleted and replaced).  The broadcast version has ONE and Android scrambling to save SIX who has gone into cardiac arrest.  Ultimately, it's the Android's quick-thinking - and a residual electro-magnetic shock - that brings him back to the land…

June 18, 2019: Dark Matter deleted scene – Episode 2!

More often than not during Dark Matter's first season, episodes came in short, often necessitating the scripting of extra scenes (usually featuring the Android - like the accents scene in Episode 7).  Occasionally, however, an episode came in long requiring edits to bring it down to time.  Rarely did this ever result in the excision…

June 13, 2019: Dark Matter Storyboard – The Android Trench Walk!

Occasionally, when faced with a more complicated series of shots, a director may work with an artist to storyboard the sequence. Going through my old files, I happened to come across this storyboard for the Android space-walk from Dark Matter's third episode... It's like a Dark Matter comic book!

June 11, 2019: Dipping into the Dark Matter Vault – Welcome To Your New Home!

A little trip down memory lane... Welcome to Hyperion-8 Anthony Lemke as THREE Director Amanda Tapping Meet your new neighbors Alex Mallari Jr as FOUR Face-off Fight!  Fight! Fight! Take the high ground! Time-out! Stunt Coordinator John Stead and actor Alex Mallari Jr Ah, good times.  Good times. (All photos by Jan Thijs)

May 23, 2019: Dark Matter Virtual Season 4 – Episode 4.03 Coming Your Way!

I have a window of opportunity to do a little writing  in the coming weeks: completing the pilot script for my (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project, outlining the pilot for that comic book adaptation, beating out the first five issues of my original ship-based sci-fi comic book series, developing that horror novel adaptation, hopefully moving on…

Finales I Have Wrought!

12 finales in 18 seasons.  10 in the last 13. February 23rd, 2001... May 17, 2002... March 25, 2005... March 10, 2006... March 7, 2008... January 9, 2009... June 11, 2010... May 9, 2011... August 28, 2015... September 16, 2016... August 25, 2017... ???... Whew!  What a ride so far! And hopefully a few more…

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…