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…

August 18, 2017: Dark Matter and Stargate – the parallels!

Viewers tune in for the hook, but they stay for the characters.  It's a lesson I learned working on Stargate.  As much as fans enjoy the sense of adventure, the action, and the dazzling visual effects, it's the characters at the heart of each show that draw them back, week after week.  Whether it's SG-1, the…

August 6, 2017: Dark Matter Episodes 310 and 311!

ScreenSpy: "Holy twists, Batman. This episode had a little bit of everything—insight into Android’s creation was a given, but the glimpses into the crew’s past interactions really sealed this episode emotionally." SciFiMoviePage: "An excellent episode that answered a lot of question about the characters in the show." Geeksiders: And what did the AfterBuzz team have…

August 5, 2017: Dark Matter! Stargate! The results are in!

Whew!  What a night!  Dark Matter fans had us trending before, during, and long after Episode 310, "Built, Not Born" aired.  We were all out in force, including cast members, to live tweet one of our biggest episodes yet.  And, while all the tweeting was going on, I was rewarding lucky fans with all sorts…

August 4, 2017: Tonight on Dark Matter…prepare yourselves! 9/8C on SYFY! Vote for your favorite Stargate Cast Member! Win some swag!

First of all, I want to take everyone who took the time to submit their request for the Which Stargate Cast Member You'd Like To See On Dark Matter? impromptu poll.  The response has been - well - overwhelming, but I've got our Top 13!  And this is how it's going to work... You have…

August 3, 2017: Stargate and Dark Matter (and, apparently, Farscape) Fandoms Converge!

Well Holy Smokes!  When I composed yesterday's blog entry and asked fans to select a former Stargate cast member to guest in Dark Matter's fourth season, little did I realize the deluge I was in for.  Between this blog, reddit, Facebook, google, and twitter, I've received over 1000 responses.  And counting!  Requests have ranged from the expected (Amanda…

August 2, 2017: Which Stargate cast member would you like to see on Dark Matter?

In yesterday's blog entry, I mentioned the similarities between Stargate and Dark Matter, but one of the parallels I failed to mention was the talent, both behind and in front of the camera.  Former Stargate Executive Producers Robert C. Cooper and Martin Gero consulted and wrote for Dark Matter, former Stargate directors Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita, Will Waring, Martin Wood,…

August 1, 2017: The Stargate/Dark Matter Connection!

A little while ago, a buddy of mine forwarded me an old article he came across while clearing out his place.  Titled "Winning the Space Race", it was a piece on Stargate: SG-1.  The article intros: "It's slammed by critics and sci-fi diehards, but Stargate: SG-1 has become the little show that could, staying on the…

July 31, 2017: Reflecting back on Robert C. Cooper’s directorial debut way-back-when!

Well look who dropped by the comments section.  None other than Robert C. Cooper.  I mentioned his upcoming miniseries, Unspeakable, in yesterday's entry and, today, he left the following message: "Thanks for the shout out Joe! If you’re interested in following the progress then head on over to http://www.unspeakableseries.com and please like us on Facebook…

June 22, 2017: From Window of Opportunity to All The Time In The World!

About 18 years ago, my writing partner, Paul, and I landed staff positions on a little scifi series called Stargate: SG-1 (You may have heard of it!).  With one script under our neophyte belts, we were given the green light to start work on our second.  It was based on a pitch that involved the…

August 10, 2016: All-new Dark Matter promo and links! Stargate pizza party!

An all-new episode of Dark Matter is only two days away.  This one was directed by Jason Priestley and features guest star David Hewlett as the crew's colorful handler, Tabor Calchek.  This episode features some fun Tabor/Android interactions, a transfer transit-themed op, a big reveal about that mysterious key card, and a shocking ending. Theres' a sneak…

June 29, 2016: 2 days to the Dark Matter season 2 premiere!

Today, the season 3 writers' room followed up yesterday's blisteringly creative outburst - in which we broke not one, not two, but two and a half episodes! - by spinning our wheels in frustration, watching an adorable cat video, and having soft serve for lunch.  Ah, well.  There's always tomorrow. And the day after when Dark Matter season…

June 25, 2016: 6 Days to the Dark Matter Season 2 Premiere! Tell your friends!

Thanks to everyone who joined my reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).  Topics ranged from Dark Matter to Stargate to pugs.  In case, you missed it, here's catch-up link: https://www.reddit.com/r/television/comments/4ptupc/hi_im_joseph_mallozzi_creator_of_the_dark_matter/ And special thanks to moderator Kishara for all the heavy lifting! Hey, check out this awesome article by ThreeIfBySpace's Tom Gardiner in which he makes the case for Dark Matter being…

June 17, 2016: Another Dark Matter Q&A! More Stargate concept art!

Hey, Dark Matter fans!  Who's up for another behind-the-scenes Q&A?  While we await Melissa O'Neil and Zoie Palmer's responses to your burning questions (There were A LOT of them, so be patient!), let's turn our sights to architect of The Raza - and countless other cool sets, from episode 3's Blade Runner-esque noodle bar to…

June 16, 2016: Dark Matter premieres! Stargate concept art!

Holy smokes!  Approximately two weeks to the Dark Matter season 2 premiere - July 1st on Syfy and SpaceChannel.  But what if you don't live in North America?  When will Dark Matter's second season premiere in YOUR region?  Well, I'm glad you asked.  Please consult this handy chart that comes our way via the kind folks at SyfyInternational: Please…