So, what did everyone think of Dark Matter’s third episode? Questions? Concerns? Theories? Got it all figured out? Who wiped their memories? Why? What’s behind the big metal door? What’s the significance of FOUR’s ring? Who killed the boy?
Check out my weekly episode debrief with TheTVJunkies’ Bridget Liszewski for some additional hints:
This episode was written by former Stargate Executive Producer Martin Gero who has been busy of late, working on his new show, Blindspot, which premieres September 21st on NBC. While our first episode focused on the mystery surrounding our crew and the second episode was more an action-driven entry, episode 3 delves into our characters, shifting alliances, burgeoning shipboard paranoia.
1) I hope you’re all enjoying a hearty breakfast.
There’s nothing I like more than a good bookend and the scene of our Android, standing on the bridge playing the role of cruise director, offers…
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Between the multi-corp territory dispute and the space station repair arc, our mostly questionable heroes of Dark Matter experience another round of trust issues as the Raza suffers damage that may or may not have been caused by one of the crew. During this scenario, Five discovers the body of a male teen that was shot, yet nobody knows who he was. After a tense repair situation involving Three and Four in a mutiny standoff, and the android saves the ship’s FTL and they return on course. At an unknown space bar, a man claiming to be One’s pirate identity (And very strong resemblance) reveals to the bartender he’s looking to settle a score with someone on the Raza.
Returning to the fundamentals of defining what makes a ragtag crew work in space was a good move. In some cases, there’s a lot of reiteration on how each character views…
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Continuing our behind-the-scenes insight in Dark Matter’s second episode…
1) “Who doesn’t like a good song?”
The boys head down to the planet to complete the delivery and get the hell out of Dodge. ONE continues to agonize over the situation. Partly, it’s his desire to take the moral high ground here, but much of it is driven by the guilt he feels. All evidence suggests that The Raza crew heisted the weapons delivery these miners are anxiously awaiting, their only slim chance at defeating the forces of Ferrous Corp. Not only will they only be getting HALF the weapons they desperately need but, tragically, they won’t know “no more help is coming.”
For his part, THREE doesn’t seem all that bothered by the approaching calamity and even enjoys himself in the doomed miners’ company, playing drinking games with them while ONE looks on disapprovingly.
Hard to gauge FOUR and…
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Dark Matter’s second episode airs tonight on SyFy and Space Channel at
10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 PST
And 10:00 PST
I’ll be live tweeting through both broadcasts. Who’ll be joining me?
In preparation for tonight’s big event, I’ve been dropping a few sneak peek screen caps on twitter…
So, who is the baddest crew member?
I want you to rank them, #1-#7, from “super badass” to “cause for concern”.
Well, as promised in a recent blog entry, I’d like to give you all a chance to get to know our extended Dark Matter family by bringing back the guest Q&A’s I used to do on Stargate. For those not in the know, it works like this: I announce our blog guest after which you’ll have a few days to upload your questions to this blog’s comment section. Days, maybe weeks later, our guest will drop by tho answer those questions in a dedicated blog entry! I thought it only appropriate that we kick things off with a key architect of the production: Dark Matter Executive Producer and President of Prodigy Pictures Jay Firestone.
As I’ve mentioned previously, you wouldn’t be watching this show if it wasn’t for Jay. He put together the deal that got the show…
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Ooooh. Looks like things are heating up aboard The Raza. What’s in store for our intrepid crew? Well, if you must know: paranoia, suspicion, revelations, potential sabotage, a shocking discovery, and one of this season’s biggest WTF?! episode enders!
Hey, guess what I did today? That’s right! I live tweeted the Dark Matter episode 2 airing with our UK fans. If I can swing it, I’ll also be live tweeting with Dark Matter fans in France, the Netherlands, and Spain tomorrow. Check your twitter feeds for the #DarkMatter hashtag!
Hey! Check out these Dark Matter links:
An interview with the ever-awesome Amanda Tapping on directing, Dark Matter, and her humanitarian work:
“However you look at it, Tapping’s game is tight: directing; mentoring; fundraising; parenting. Her plate is full, and yet, despite her countless passion projects and obligations, Tapping isn’t done with acting. Not by a long shot.”
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Dark Matter episode #102 has aired in most of the world (I know because, this afternoon, I was live tweeting the episode with viewers watching on @syfynl, @SyfyFr, and @Syfy_Spain) so that means I can offer a little behind the scenes insight into the episode…
1) The mugshots…
In the comic book, the assorted mugshots flash up on screen and the visual display delivers the punch. Director T.J. Scott suggested that the mugshots should flash up one at a time with our Android reading off the names and rap sheet. It was a brilliant idea that really delivered on that WTF?! reveal.
These mugshots were one of the first things we shot for the show. The characters of Jace Corso/ONE (Marc Bendavid), Marcus Boone/THREE (Anthony Lemke), and Griffin Jones/SIX (Roger Cross) were shot against a nondescript backdrop on swivel chairs to allow for movement and profile views.
1st Assistant Art…
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Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening.
They show itself is wrapped in a mystery, with only the barest of plot details being revealed. And the show reflects that as well, shrouding its story and characters with layers of enigmas. Six people awake on a seemingly derelict ship with absolutely no memory of who they are, or what they are doing on the ship. They have a cargo full of weapons, and seem to be on course for a mining colony.
Naming themselves for the order they are woken, we are introduced to One (Marc Bendavid), Two (Melissa O’Neil), Three (Mind Reel’s pal Anthony Lemke), Four (Alex Mallari Jr.), Five (Jodelle Ferland), Six (Roger Cross) and the ship’s android (Zoie Palmer).
There were two things I loved…
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