Squeezing in as much fun (aka food) as humanly possible ahead of this Monday when I will be swallowed by the black hole known as The Writers’ Room. Read more
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 my home in Vancouver and moved to Toronto to finish up what I assumed would be the final two seasons of the show – only to learn on the day I arrived, jet-lagged and exhausted, that we were done. Read more
Presenting my favorite comic book covers of the week… Read more
Well, it’s all systems go on this series I’ve been circling for a while.
I’ve been in discussion with the show’s creator for a couple of months now, brainstorming his vision and beating out a rough ten-episode first season narrative arc. Read more
Some thoughts on Dark Matter‘s Android played by the lovely and talented Zoie Palmer… Read more
Yesterday, Akemi and I racked up 25 000+ steps checking out a local con. I’ll tell you all about it. But first… Read more
So, here’s my story…
My name is Joe but I my online handle is BaronDestructo. I’m a television writer/producer with about 400 hours television to my credit, most of it in sci-fi, some of it in animation. Over the course of my career, I’ve created, developed, written, story-edited, and produced. No plans to direct. I was born in Montreal, moved to Vancouver to work on a little show called Stargate, then moved to Toronto to work on my own little show called Dark Matter. My varied interests include food, reading, and dogs (particularly of the snub-nose variety). I’ve been with my girlfriend, Akemi, for almost nine years now after meeting her on one of my annual trips to Japan.
This is me in a nutshell – more or less.
Now, I want to hear about you.
Blog regulars have come and gone over the years, and I’ve gotten to know them (and you) as best I could, drawing from the various tidbits you drop in the comments you leave on these entries. Lately, I’ve been reviewing and thinking – Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little refresher on who frequents this blog.
So, if you’re feeling up to it, have at it.
What’s your story?
There was a time when I would visit Japan once a year. But, for the past two years, the fates have conspired against me. Read more
Quelle excitation! A few days ago, Suji got the first-page feature in a Japanese dog magazine. The Aiken No Tomo profile offered insight into her past (rescued a little over a year and a half ago), ailments (some rear leg weakness), likes (treats and walks), dislikes (vacuum cleaners and loud noises), and her Instagram page (newoldpugsuji).
At the same time, she was being spotlighted as part of a dog rescue pop-up event in at one of the major Shinjuku department stores.
Lots of great new titles (and covers) out this week. Read more
Well, the results of the Which NCAA Division 1-A Conference should I root for this season? poll are in and what a finish! The Big Ten jumped out to an early, seemingly insurmountable lead, but the SEC came roaring back in the late-goings. It was neck and neck with a mere 4 votes separating the winner from the first runner-up. Read more
So, yesterday was the day. Draft Day for our League of Accommodations fantasy football league. My Snow Monkeys, last year’s champions, are looking to repeat. And, after the final pick was made last night and all was said and done I can can say with utmost confidence… I don’t know… Read more
I love reunions!
So, a couple of weeks ago, Roger Cross (Dark Matter‘s SIX/Griffin Jones/Kal Varrick, and every other show’s everyone else) sent out a Toronto-wide text to let everyone know he’d be in town shooting one of his innumerable productions. Last night, we finally got together for a feast of steak, sides, steak, wine, steak, Yorkshire pudding, steak, dessert, and more steak! In attendance, from left to right: Robbie, Stephanie, Akemi, Joe, Ivon, and Roger. Read more
So let’s take a look at my updated project slate: Read more