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…

January 14, 2019: Flashback Monday!

Lunch date today with Zoie Palmer (aka Dark Matter's Android).  You wouldn't believe how much she ordered.  I mean, I could barely keep up! Great to hear she had a crazy-busy 2018 - and is looking ahead to an even crazier and busier 2019! Came across some behind the scenes pics from the Dark Matter…

January 10, 2019: Back in my old stomping grounds!

A bittersweet trip back to the site of my previous series, Dark Matter, today as we start early prep on this new show.  I have, to the best of my ability, sought to reassemble the same behind-the-scenes team that made DM such a great experience.  If all goes as planned, I'll be moving back into…

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…

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…

It’s been one year since Dark Matter was cancelled…

It’s Been One Year Since Dark Matter Was Cancelled…

It's been approximately one year since Dark Matter was cancelled. Truthfully, it's hard to pin down an exact day because syfy never gave us a "Thanks for three years" official announcement, but I like to peg the date at around this time last year when, buoyed by the show's relatively strong overall viewership, I sold…

Dark Matter’s Android

Dark Matter’s Android

Some thoughts on Dark Matter's Android played by the lovely and talented Zoie Palmer... When I originally developed the idea for the series that would become Dark Matter, I envisioned Android a lot differently than the character who ended up on our screens.  For one, the character was envisioned as male.  In the comic books,…