June 13, 2017: Episode 302 Behind The Scenes Pictures!

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Yesterday, the Dark Matter writers’ room focused on season and character arcs.  Today, it was all about our two part opener as  we beat out not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but SIX interlinked narrative threads.  Season four will be, in a word, “crazy”.  But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  Tomorrow, once we get over those two little speed bumps, we’ll move on to actually breaking Episode 401 and 402.

Akemi was in the neighborhood and dropped by – with a box of Beard Papa’s mini creampuffs…half of which she ate.

How about some behind the scenes pictures from Episode 302 “It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This”?

Director Bruce McDonald and the Android give FIVE the bad news.  She’s suffering from Cascading Entropic Failure.

No, wait.  That’s another show.

Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) – all innocent like.

Richard Fitzpatrick (Baines) and Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) run…

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June 12, 2017: Episode 301 BTS pics and video!

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Hiatus?  What hiatus?!  Today, the Dark Matter writers’ room convened to start plotting the show’s (hopefully, if all goes according to plan) penultimate fourth season.  Joining me for the creative festivities were Carl Binder, Paul Mullie, Ivon Bartok, and Alison Hepburn.  Over the course of the late morning and mostly afternoon discussions, we covered season and character arcs, the stories, the opening two-parter, and some pretty awesome scifi “developments”.  The currently-airing third season is our biggest and boldest yet – and it’s going to be very hard to beat.  But we’ll try!

The show has premiered in Canada, the U.S., Australia, the U.K., Spain, and Portugal – and Latin America, France, the Middle East, Germany, and Brazil are soon to follow.  To celebrate, here are some of my favorite behind the scene pictures (and a video) from the first part of our two-part opener: Being Better Is So Much Harder…

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June 11, 2017: A busy week ahead! And more Dark Matter season 3 premiere fallout!

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Well, it’s decided!  Sort of.  I’ve packed away most of my belongings and squirreled them away in the crawlspace.  This week, the place gets a top to bottom interior cleaning, an exterior power wash, and then, on Friday, the stagers come in to prepare the place for showing.  The house goes on the market this week and we have our first open house this weekend (during which Akemi, Lulu, Suji and I will make ourselves scarce).

On the one hand, I’ll miss the backyard and the downstairs work-out room.  On the other hand, we only use 25% of our living space and it seems silly to be paying upkeep and property taxes on a summer home.  Also, it would really be nice to live somewhere within walking distance of shops.  On the other other hand, where am I going to put all my stuff?

Anyway, we’ll play it by ear…

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June 9, 2017: Dark Matter Episode 301 and 302 Reactions, Responses, Reviews!

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Well, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves last night – The Raza crew, the critics, and, most importantly, you the viewers.  Take the time to drop me a comment here and let me know your thoughts on our big double-episode premiere.  What were your favorite character moments?  The biggest surprise?  And your burning questions?

From what I hear, the Dark Matter after show, After Dark, is available on the Syfy.com site for U.S. viewers – and will be airing directly following the episodes internationally.  As for Canada…hmmm, not sure.  Once it airs internationally, I’ll see what I can do about uploading them to this blog.

ALSO – last night, Syfy aired a promo for next week’s episode…but it was actually a promo for Episode 304 (“All The Time In The World”) rather than Episode 303 (“Welcome To The Revolution”).  So, sorry.  You’ll have to wait an extra week for that…

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June 9, 2017: Dark Matter season 3 double-episode premiere, tonight at 8:00 p.m. on Syfy and Space Channel!

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As a rule, I try to steer clear of spoilers on this blog but, today, I’m afraid I’m going to have to make an exception…

There you go.

In case you missed them, check out the trailers for the show’s third season:

And…

And a few links for you to check out…

Anthony Lemke Talks Season 3 and the New Big Bad

I think because it’s fun viewing. It’s a good hour of television. Good storytelling that also examines some deeper questions about the human condition like the notion of what is it to have a soul? What is it to be human? The notion of identity. And in my mind that’s sort of the best sci-fi. It combines those questions about humanity with a fun romp through a world we can only imagine, because we’re not there yet. And that’s why you watch this show.

The Verve’s Andrew Liptak

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June 8, 2017: Thank You’s and Teasers!

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Well, that’s it.  We’ve done our part.  We made the show.  We got the word out. Now, it’s in your hands.  Tune in tomorrow (and in the coming days and weeks) for our double episode premiere.  Tell your friends and family.  Tell your acquaintances. Tell complete strangers!  Let’s make this coming season of Dark Matter the biggest yet.

Thank you to our awesome cast and crew, and everyone involved in this well-oiled machine, from directors to post-production personnel.

Thank you to Prodigy Pictures President Jay Firestone for always striving to make the best show possible.

Thank you to Chris Regina and the gang at Syfy for the support and the two amazing trailers.

Thank you to Steve Patschek, Bipasha Ghosh, Kristin Mente and the rest of the gang at Syfy International for their support – and the brand new after show, After Dark, which will air following our double…

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June 7, 2017: 2 Days to the Dark Matter Double Episode Premiere!

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Dark Matter stunt coordinator John Stead oversees the second unit boarding sequence.

The Raza drops out of FTL, ready for action.

A few new shipping options for season 3…

THREElara?

THRAdrian?

THRAnders?

My, aren’t we popular?

Check out Kelly Townsend’s Dark Matter Season 3 Preview: The Past Comes Back to Haunt Them at The TV Junkies.

Mallozzi confirmed that fans will finally get the Android’s full origin story at some point late in the season, which was hinted at near the end of Season 2 when Ryo told the Android that the information about her past is not lost, but simply inaccessible, due to the reboot in the pilot episode. “In this episode, she is able to recall certain flashes, glimpsing life prior to the group going into stasis,” reveals Mallozzi. “It sheds light on her relationship with Portia, with Portia’s relationship with Das, and [the Android’s] relationship with Ryo.”

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June 6, 2017: Dark Matter season 3 BTS pics!

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A reminder that Dark Matter returns with a double episode premiere this Friday night at 8:00 p.m. on Syfy and Space Channel.

And for our overseas fans, Syfy International has you covered.

And then stick around for the Dark Matter after show, After Dark, hosted by the lovely and talented Zoie Palmer.  It will air immediately following the premiere on Syfy International stations, and be available online on Syfy.com and Space.ca

Behind the scenes on Dark Matter’s third season.  Rehearsals are fun!

Shooting a scene from the season premiere – the Android on the bridge.

The view out The Marauder window.

Dark Matter links:

Dark Matter season 3 has an official Aussie premiere date (hint: Make sure you’re home on Saturday, June 10th at 6:30 pm.).

Melissa O’Neil and Anthony Lemke talk season 3 with TV-eh’s Greg David.

Variety’s Maureen Ryan sets up our double episode premiere with that…

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June 5, 2017: Anxious times! 4 days to the Dark Matter season 3 premiere!

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The countdown is on and I begin to grow apprehensive.  For a number of reasons.

For starters, Dark Matter’s third season returns to Syfy and SpaceChannel this Friday night at 8:00 p.m. with a double-episode premiere that picks up right where we left off last season, with our crew in mortal danger, scrambling to escape EOS-7, while the Android looks on helplessly from the bridge as the space station is destroyed.  Who escapes and how will be the focus of much of the first episode that will end on the survivors reuniting with renewed purpose…and a trademark Dark Matter WTF??? scene that will send one character’s story into a whole new trajectory.

On the night’s second episode, our determined anti-villains set out to make good on a personal vendetta – only to encounter an unexpected and unfathomable complication.

I’ll admit that, whenever a new episode airs, I look forward to…

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June 4, 2017: The extended Dark Matter season 3 Syfy Latin America trailer!

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Check it out –

Some never-before-seen clips here…

As someone (possibly Ryo Ishida) marches down a corridor, TWO informs us (translated from Spanish), that Ferrous Corp wasn’t responsible…it was Ryo Ishida!

We see the EOs-7 space station blow up, sending debris flying by camera – including a familiar-looking shuttle.

Yes.  There’s no doubt.  That’s The Marauder floating amidst the station’s debris field.

Emperor Ryo Ishida wields a blade in ominous fashion. Who’s on the receiving end of his apparent wrath?

FIVE is wearing the neural devices she used to access the memories squirreled away in her subconscious back in Episode 6.  Perhaps another trip down memory lane?

A mystery man welcomes Ryo back home.  Could this be Teku Fonsei (played by Adam Moodie), Ryo’s former tutor?

Teku (?) informs Ryo that he has underestimated his former friends – and Ryo doesn’t seem too happy about it.

And explosion inside a…

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