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…

That Original Dark Matter Ending – Dark Timeline Edition!

When I originally pitched Dark Matter, I had an ending in mind for the show, and for each of our main characters.  But as we rolled into production and the series started to take form, I ultimately decided to abandon it for something...different. I had completely forgotten about that original, bittersweet ending until I recently…

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…

April 15, 2020: Dark Matter rewatch! No puppet show! Gardening! And Dalgona coffee!

Miss Dark Matter?  Looking to interact with fans, cast, and crew of the show? Well maybe the upcoming Dark Matter rewatches are for you. Tomorrow (Thursday, April 16th) at 3 pm ET/noon PT (check your local times!) actress Melanie Liburd leads a rewatch of her chosen episode, We Should Have Seen This Coming (Episode 206).…

April 2, 2020: Today’s Dark Matter rewatch and livestream – instructions included!

Yesterday saw us kick off our Dark Matter rewatch.  We were joined by actor Anthony Lemke and director Ron Murphy for a  re-viewing of Episode 304, All the Time in the World (aka The Time Loop Episode!).  We live tweeted.  I offered up some behind the scenes snippets.  And then we all headed over to…

March 31, 2020: Our Dark Matter rewatch begins tomorrow! And another BIG announcement!

Alright, Dark Matter fans, get ready for the most fun you can have in self-quarantine! Tomorrow, at 3 p.m. ET (check your local time!) we'll be joined by actor Anthony Lemke and director Ron Murphy for a rewatch of everyone's favorite time loop episode: "All the Time in the World". At the appointed time at…

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…

September 13, 2019: The Stargate: Atlantis Greatest Episode Tournament is underway! Alex Mallari Jr. eye candy!

And Rising takes the season 1 crown, securing its spot in the playoffs. A respectable showing from Siege Part 2, but will it be enough to grab one of the three available wildcard spots?  We'll find out soon enough. In the meantime, cast your vote for the best episode of Stargate: Atlantis's second season... https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1172631941818081280…

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…

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…

Night out with the guys and gals!

Night Out With The Guys And Gals!

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,…

More from the Dark Matter vault!

A few more BTS photos from the archives... Behind the scenes on Episode 210, "Going Out Fighting" (and, evidently, singing and dancing as well).  We shot this episode at Brampton City Hall with its gorgeous floral wall art lobby.  My old friend and former Stargate cohort, Peter DeLuise, directed this story that, in its infancy…

June 12, 2018: Happy Dark Matter Day!

I didn't realize today was Dark Matter Day until fans pointed it out on twitter. Yes, hard to believe it was three years today that Dark Matter premiered, launching its glorious 5 season 3 season run.  I miss the cast, the crew, and seeing the fan reaction to all of the twists, turns, shocks and…