October 18, 2017: Masked! More Dark Matter swag!

So, yes, in addition to the scheduled general meet and greets, I'll be teaming up with my friend (and former fellow Dark Matter Executive Producer) Vanessa Piazza to pitch Masked while in L.A.  Editor Lou Anders assembled a diverse selection of tales that focus as much on the individuals behind the masks as they do…

October 13, 2017: Another thank you! And a look at some of the Dark Matter costumes up for grabs!

So, yesterday I gave a shout-out to the gang at MGM who reached out to me in an effort to save Dark Matter. Today, another shout-out.  This one for a former syfy executive, Chris Regina, who was the channel's point man on the series for Dark Matter's three year run.  He was a tireless promoter…

October 12, 2017: How MGM Almost Saved Dark Matter – And How Close We Came to a Dark Matter/Stargate Crossover!

In truth, pretty damn close. So often, you'll hear stories long after the fact.  Like how Apple almost brought Stargate: SG-1 back for an iTunes exclusive 11th and final season.  Or how Canada's Space Channel attempted to save Stargate: Universe.  But in this case, the events are fairly recent  - a last ditch effort to…

October 10, 2017: Some of the Dark Matter props up for grabs!

Here's your chance to win a memento from Dark Matter, one of Syfy's most-watched scripted shows and most watched sci-fi series of 2017.  Normally, we'd reward you with another season of your favorite show but, since that's not possible, we're offering up props, costumes, and swag! November 15 is the deadline to get your "What…

October 9, 2017: More behind the scenes videos from the Dark Matter vault!

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday with my cousins...and special guest Anthony Lemke who, it turns out, lives three houses over!  My family loves his character on Dark Matter but, after spending the afternoon with him, loves HIM even more.  If they could adopt him, I'm sure the paperwork would have already been started. Another walk…

October 8, 2017: Dark Matter Update and BTS videos!

To those of you wondering - Yes, I may be relaxing, but I haven't given up on giving you an ending to Dark Matter.  While a fourth season isn't in the cards, I still hold out hope for a mini-series somewhere, somewhen down the line. Alternately, I've reached out about a possible comic book continuation…

October 2, 2017: Those Dark Matter dog answers!

I'd like to kick off today's entry with a reminder to get your letters in for a chance to win some Dark Matter swag which could be anything from a t-shirt to a hero prop.  Let us know what the show means to you, then mail to: Prodigy Pictures 124 The East Mall Toronto, Ontario…

October 1, 2017: Lunching and Touring with Ayisha Issa!

One of the greatest takeaways from this albeit short-lived experience with Dark Matter is all of the fantastic new friendships I made over the three years I worked on the show.  Melissa O'Neil invited Akemi and I over the other week for a wonderful home-cooked meal.  I caught up with our motorcycle-riding (Well, of course…

September 30, 2017: Until we fly again!

I'm just going to leave this here.  A little present from the Dark Council c/o PBMom: Thanks to the architects of the Dark Matter fan campaign - relentless organizers of the Friday FTL Drives and tireless promoters of our little show: Hilda Bowen, Tom Gardiner, Kelli Zielinski, Lance Zielinski, Syrine Gouni, Lorena, Molina, and Elise Cochrane.

September 29, 2017: Fandom, start your blickensderfers!

Alright, Dark Matter fandom.  You ready to write? As I mentioned in yesterday's blog entry, Prodigy Pictures President and Dark Matter Executive Producer Jay Firestone has decided he wants to reward the fans. And he's going to do so by making many of the show's props and costumes, as well as DM-themed t-shirts and caps,…

September 28, 2017: BIG Dark Matter Fan Announcement!

Once a show wraps, the production usually holds an industry sale that allows them to recoup some costs and clear the stages.  In our case, I thought it would be nice to do something different.  A little something for fandom.  I suggested to Jay Firestone, President of Prodigy Pictures, that we hold an online auction and…

September 27, 2017: And a not goodbye yet to the Raza set!

"Just because you've never done something doesn't mean you can't compete at a professional level." --- Me to Akemi last night when she heard there was some archery competition going on this weekend. Dark Matter mementos?  Maybe. I have suggested to Prodigy Pictures that, if and when they decide to do away with the Dark…

September 26, 2017: A Final Spin!

Yesterday, I dropped by our second stage at Evans Avenue to say goodbye to what was, for the past two years, our home away from home (The Raza standing sets being home of course).  Over those two years, it has held sets like the Marauder, the Ishida cruiser, the Hyperion-8 Galactic Super Max, Rook's lab,…