August 2, 2017: Stargate and Dark Matter (and, apparently, Farscape) Fandoms Converge!

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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 Tapping, Michael Shanks) to the pleasantly surprising (Dan Shea, Teryl Rothery) to the impossible-but-nice-try (a puddle jumper, the stargate itself!).  I was so blown away by the reaction from fandom that I’ve decided to give all those gaters a little present in the form of their requested guest star.  Here’s how it’ll work…

Tomorrow night, I’ll tally up all of your asks and put together a short list of 10-12 names made up of your most requested (and a few of my faves) and put it to a vote.  I will do…

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

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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, and Peter DeLuise have helmed episodes, and, of course, former Stargate actors Torri Higginson, David Hewlett, and Mike Dopud have put in appearances aboard The Raza as well.

So, as we head toward the possibility of a fourth season, I’d like to know what former Stargate alum would YOU like to see make a guest appearance on Dark Matter?  Post your requests!

Two more days to an all-new episode of Dark Matter.  This Friday at 9/8C on SYFY, Episode 310 (“Built, Not Born”) will offer some…

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

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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 air even longer than the X-Files or any of the Star Trek series.”

Reading the article took me back to those glory days – and, strangely, made me realize that, after all these years, my situation hasn’t really changed.  Specifically, I refer to the parallels between my old show, Stargate: SG-1, and my new one, Dark Matter.  Sure there are the obvious similarities – the fact that Paul Mullie and I played a significant role in the creative of both, the underlying humor and sense of fun shared by SG-1 and

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

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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 and please like us on Facebook at Unspeakabletv!”

Ah, this takes me back to Rob’s directorial debut, back on a little show called Stargate: SG-1

So what inspired Rob to become a director? His love for the art?  Creative ambition?  Would you believe…fear.

Parents be warned…

And what did I expect from Rob’s debut?  Well, I never had a doubt…

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July 30, 2017: Rob’s new series! Dark Matter = SciFi Fun! The Dark Matter Season 3 Blooper Reel!

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Sundance TV Picks Up Unspeakable Miniseries

From creator/showrunner Robert C. Cooper of Stargate, Dirk Gently, and backyard woodfire pizza fame!

This has been a passion project of his for quite some time and it’s nice to see him finally get that green light.  Congrats, my friend!

Speaking of green lights…still waiting for word on that fourth season renewal for Dark Matter.  I expect word sometime between this week…and the end of September.  So let’s finish strong and help swing the tide.  Watch, tweet, tell your friends!  Dark Matter returns this Friday (9/8C on SYFY and Space Channel) with our feeliest episode yet!

At the end of the day, this article is what it’s all about – or, at the very least, what I wanted the show to be all about from its early beginnings:

Dark Matter: Making SciFi Fun Again

“The shows are very different…

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July 29, 2017: Dark Matter Episode 309, “Isn’t That A Paradox?” – Reactions, Responses, Reviews!

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Well, Episode 309, “Isn’t That A Paradox?” went over well.  Not bad for an 11th hour script that was written to replace a story that scrapped at the last minute.  I feel we need to do more of these seat-of-my-pants Anxiety-Level-11 type of episodes…

Tricia Ennis at SYFY Wire:

“I’m never certain whether Android’s deep desire to be human and to have friends and connections is sweet or sad. Maybe it’s a bit of both. Whichever it is, it is turned up to 11 this week, as Android is really the only one excited about the prospect of being stuck on Earth during the early 21st century.”

Michael Ahr at Den of Geek:

“Time travel can either be a real crowd pleaser or a confusing dud, but Dark Matter created a wonderful diversion in this week’s episode, “Isn’t That a Paradox?”

Aimee Hicks at SpoilerTV:

“This episode…

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July 28, 2017: Tonight at 9 /8c on SYFY and SpaceChannel – An All New Episode of Dark Matter!

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Tune in tonight at 9/8C for what promises to be our wildest episode yet.

And prepare for a tweetstorm with the cast!

One more sneak peek clip to whet your appetite, this one by way of BlackGirlNerds

The Android crashes the party…

SpaceChannel’s Innerspace breaks down TWO vs Ryo Ishida from last episode:

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July 27, 2017: Happy Stargate 20th Anniversary! And more Dark Matter sneak peeks!

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20 years ago today, Stargate: SG-1 premiered on Showtime.  I celebrated by going out for spicy chili chicken and dan dan noodles with actor Michael Shanks.

Five years from now, I hope to celebrate the 25th anniversary with Amanda Tapping over tonkotsu ramen and chicken karaage.

Hey!  Who’s ready for our craziest episode yet?  Tomorrow, Friday  July 27th at 9/8C!


Another sneak peek scene from tomorrow night’s episode, “Isn’t That A Paradox?”…Welcome to the Neighborhood!

via Exclusive Clip: “Isn’t That A Paradox?”


Dark Matter Season 3 Is A Love Letter To SciFi TV by Kelly Townsend at TheTVJunkies

“But what really sets this season apart is the way it has paid tribute to some of the more beloved and iconic sci-fi tropes in film and television. You name it — clones, time loops, alternate universes, time travel — Dark Matter has taken the most well known tropes…

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