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…

April 26, 2018: Actor Andrew Moodie Answers Your Questions!

One of the many highlights of working on Dark Matter was the opportunity I got to collaborate with some truly gifted individuals, both in front and behind the camera.  Actor Andrew Moodie, who played the role of Teku Fonsei, is one example. He's not only talented, poised, and professional, but one of the nicest guys…

February 25, 2018: SciFi Fandoms United!

Stargate was a fantastic 12-year experience for me.  I learned a lot from showrunners Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the cast, the crew, and fandom. Among the greatest takeaways from my time on the show is this oft-repeated (by me) nugget: "Fans tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters".  To that,…

February 6, 2018: More Dark Matter Swag!

Well, isn't this nice?  The Dark Matter swag deliveries continue... Apparel! Props! Varied treasures! The latter assortment found its way to Tom Gardiner who tirelessly covers genre film & television for SciFiSingularity and ThreeIfBySpace, but is particularly noted for having been blacklisted by Syfy shortly after he had the audacity to criticize their cancellation of Dark Matter.…

February 3, 2018: Spreading the Dark Matter love!

Reports have begun to filter in of Dark Matter fans finally receiving surprises in the mail c/o Prodigy Pictures! This was the request that went out last fall... And, after sorting through well over 1 000 letters, the production office commenced deliveries. So, what'd we get? Cast-signed Blu-rays. Signed Dark Matter crew sweatshirts. Dark Matter props! Dark…

January 16, 2018: Dark Matter recognition!

"Excuse me,"said our waiter in his thick Italian accent.  "May I ask you a question." "Sure,"said Anthony. "You are an actor?" "Yes." "You are Boone?!" "Yes!" "But after three seasons, it is finished already???" Well, yes.  Long story but, in a nutshell, the decision makers at syfy were never fans of the show. Still, I…

December 30, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 Awards – Part 3!

Concluding our Dark Matter Season 3 Awards with recognition of our amazing main cast and their performances big and small... MELISSA O'NEIL (TWO) BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE It's hard to believe Dark Matter was Melissa O'Neil's first t.v. role, even more surprising if you'd actually seen her amazing audition for TWO. From the moment I watched…