May 31, 2015: Dark Matter episode #101 review! The gang from the production office take over the bridge!

The advance reviews for Dark Matter are going to start rolling in.  Here's one from Aimee Hicks at Spoilertv.com: http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/05/dark-matter-pilot-advance-preview.html Dark Matter makes another must watch list.    15 Shows You Need To Watch This Summer: http://www.lolwot.com/15-shows-you-need-to-watch-this-summer/ See, this is why we need 24 hour security.  When no one was looking, the gang from the production offices gained…

May 29, 2015: Two weeks to the Dark Matter world premiere! A Jelly update!

"If this series not popular, I really can't believe." - Akemi last night after watching the producer's cut of episode #113, our season finale. Her words echo the sentiments of my writing partner who said pretty much the same thing, in less economical fashion, after viewing prod cuts of our first two episodes: "So, having seen…

May 28, 2015: 15 days to the Dark Matter premiere! Tell your friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances! Maybe a few strangers as well!

Last night, I watched Andy Mikita's director's cut of episode #113, the big season finale.  All I can say is: Whoa!  I envy all of you who'll be coming into the show fresh when it premieres on June 12th.  Believe me, you're in for such a treat. We're not just going to surpass expectations, we're…

May 23, 2015: The Dark Matter Deluge!

Whoa!  As our series premiere draws ever nearer (less than two weeks and counting!), things are really beginning to ramp up.  Check out all of the Dark Matter-related goodies...   ...starting with this terrific interview by longtime Stargate supporter and friend, Steve Eramo, who talks to Dark Matter Executive Producer and Prodigy Pictures President Jay Firestone about how he…

May 21, 2015: The Dark Matter wrap party!

Check 'em out.  A day too late for the wrap party, but pretty awesome nevertheless - my custom-made Hieronymous Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights tie suit from The Knotty Tie Company (http://www.knottytie.com).  I think I may follow up with a round of Salvador Dali this summer. Yes, last night was the Dark Matter season one wrap…

May 7, 2015: Space Cat! Oh, and the rest of the Dark Matter cast!

A sneak peek at the Dark Matter season finale.  In the final shot, the crew enters the bridge as this season's mysterious Big Bad swivels around in the command chair to reveal their true identity: Space Cat! See, this is the type of behind the scenes photos fans love.  Actor Anthony Lemke (Dark Matter's THREE) eats an egg…

April 11, 2015: Our Stargate Family Reunion continues on Dark Matter!

Well, well, well.  Look who it is.  Director Martin Wood (Stargates SG-1 and Atlantis) hits the streets of Toronto - in his trademark shorts.  Yes, if there are two thing I remember about Martin Wood from our days on Stargate, it's: 1) His penchant for wearing shorts year round, and 2) His onscreen cameo character,…

April 10, 2015: Check out the Dark Matter teaser trailer!

It's here!  It's here!  The Dark Matter teaser trailer is finally out!  Share!  Share!  Share! Head on over to IGN.com for the write-up and links: http://www.ign.com/videos/2015/04/10/dark-matter-trailer When SyFy told us they wanted to produce a one minute teaser trailer for the show, my initial response was "Impossible!".  We only had two locked episodes with no finished visual…

April 7, 2015: Dark Matter Worldwide!

Dark Matter Goes International! http://variety.com/2015/tv/global/spaceship-drama-dark-matter-to-go-global-on-syfy-1201467374/ "LONDON — TV series “Dark Matter” is going global on Syfy following its U.S. premiere on the channel on June 12. It will air on Syfy in 86 countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Regions where it plays on the channel include Asia, Central Europe and Latin…

April 6, 2015: Day #3 of our Four Days of Tabor Calchek feature! Enjoying the great outdoors on Dark Matter episode #109!

I admire people who dress like they just don't care - what other people think. Lady Gaga.  Don Cherry.  And, of course, Dark Matter's Tabor Calchek.  I knew the gang in wardrobe was going to have a lot of fun dressing him - maybe, I suspected, a little too much fun.  So it was with a certain…

March 25, 2015: A Dark Matter double second unit extravaganza!

Today, I spent time on three different units.  Woke up at 6:00 a.m., took the loooong drive to Hamilton for 8:30 a.m. call on not one but TWO second unit shoots (Director Ron Murphy on those owing barn scenes from episode #106, and Director Bruce McDonald on those final few farm house scenes for episode…

January 16, 2015: Dark Matter production! 6 down, 83 to go!

Today marked the conclusion of our first full week of production on Dark Matter - or, as the call sheet will tell you: "Day 6 of 89"!  Today saw some sword slinging, cosmic cat and mouse, big reveals, and an FTL jump.  In other words, just another day at the office. The ladies can't stop talking…

January 15, 2015: Dark Matter in production! Discoveries made! Secrets revealed! Burgers eaten!

Another awesome - and exhausting - day on set.  We were in the ship's underbelly, the corridors, and personal quarters as our crew dealt with the aftermath of some surprising events and shocking revelations.  Questions, questions and answers - which only beget more questions! Actor Alex Mallari Jr., Dark Matter's FOUR, is back with a…

January 14, 2015: Dark Matter in production! Zoie Palmer kicks ass!

Yes, Zoie Palmer kicked ass today.  For about eleven hours - punching, blocking, shoving, kicking, hurling, staring down, and choking out multiple opponents.  And that was just in the lineup to get lunch!  The extended action sequence we shot was intense, and Zoie looked like she'd been beating up guys all of her life (food…

January 12, 2015: Scotch, Swords, and Dance! Dark Matter Production Day #3!

Today kicked off our first full week on our standing sets before we shift to Hamilton/Waterloo.  Corridors and quarters were the order of the day and director T.J. Scott continues to deliver in a BIG way.  I received the latest set of dailies late last night and was downright giddy by the time I'd finished reviewing…