June 3, 2017: Dark Matter news and a short trailer from Syfy Latin America!

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Over at The Nerd Recites, Christopher Hart breaks it down: What To Expect From Dark Matter Season 3

“Not only does Two state outright in the trailer that they should aim to kill four, but we see her fighting with Four briefly. Given Four’s new villainous status, this was predicable, but the voracity with which Two seems to be gunning for Four is surprising and exciting.”

And at SciFiAndTVTalk, my old friend Steve Eramo sets the stage for our double-episode premiere:

Next Week on Dark Matter – Double Episode Season Premiere

Check out this short trailer from Syfy Latin America –

A number of shots that don’t appear in the U.S. trailer…

Ryo Ishida looking large and in charge.

A mystery drone hovering over a, uh, mystery man.

TWO, THREE, and SIX seemingly gunning for someone.

What has brought TWO to tears?

THREE in the arms off… Is that Lieutenant…

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June 2, 2017: Dark Matter season 3 sneak peek pictures and clip!

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THREE is clearly ready for action.  How about you?  Well, you’re in luck because in a week from now, Dark Matter returns with an action-packed double episode premiere: Friday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m. on Syfy and Space Channel.

As for the rest of the world…

Be sure to tell your friends.

Above – an episodic still from that double episode premiere.  The Android’s version of pop-pop-pop goes the weasel.

Hmmm.  Sometime ally Commander Truffault has apparently dropped in for a visit, but something is obviously up.  What’s got her so concerned?

Hmmmm.  That’s one possibility.

Hey, check out an exclusive clip from our double episode premiere…

And check out this exclusive clip to my cantankerous Suji, spoiling for a fight:

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June 1, 2017: Presenting the 2016 Rogue Star Award Winners!

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2016 was a solid reading year for yours truly (100+ titles read), and 2017 is shaping up to be even better (at close to 100 titles already and counting).

I consider myself well-read.  I know what I like.  And I love to offer an opinion.  So, last year, I thought why not create and bestow my own literary awards, especially if it helps shine a light on some authors or titles that may not get the love and attention they richly deserved?

Today, I present to you my Rogue Star Awards picks in x categories.  They’re all fantastic reads, nominees and winners alike, so check them out – and prepare to be amazed, informed, and entertained.

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BEST COMIC BOOK SERIES

NOMINEES

Black Hammer – Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston, Dark Horse
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack, Archie
The Omega Men – Tom King and…

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May 31, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 Global Premiere Dates! Teasers! And Episodic Stills!

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Hey international fans, here are you Dark Matter season 3 premiere dates!

The Melissa O’Neil/Anthony Lemke t.v. tour continues…

Let’s check out more of the recently released Episode 301 (“Being Better Is So Much Harder”) stills:

Look at this rugged dreamboat, all casual and such despite the ever-present danger.

Wait!  Hang on!   Is it…?  Could it be…?  It looks like Lieutenant Anders (Jeff Teravainen).  But that’s impossible.  Didn’t he take a couple of slugs to the chest back in Episode 202 (“Kill Them All”)?  And wasn’t that his ghost we glimpsed back in the season 2 finale (“But First We Save The Galaxy”)?

Funny little story about Torri Higginson (The Mikkei Combine’s Commander Delaney Truffault).  When I created the character, I immediately thought of Torri (who I worked with back on Stargate: Atlantis).  She nailed the audition, imbuing the character with a touch of Mae West sass, and…

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May 30, 2017: Dark Matter interviews, articles, episodic stills!

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The episodic stills for Episode 301 (“Being Better Is So Much Harder”) are out and – hey, is that FIVE (Jodelle Ferland) lugging Bubba?  And is that Commander Truffault (Torri Higginson) on The Raza?

Melissa O’Neill (TWO) talks Dark Matter on The Social:

http://www.thesocial.ca/video?vid=1135572

Then, she is joined by Anthony Lemke (THREE) on CP24’s breakfast show:

http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1135234

Speaking of Anthony, check him out doing his best Jack Bauer –

Well, this is interesting:

Returning Canadian Hits DARK MATTER, WYNONNA EARP And Original Series KILLJOYS Ignite Fridays On Space…

Specifically, this little tidbit on the show’s performance: “With an average of 390,000 viewers each week, Season 2 of DARK MATTER was the second-most watched series on Space behind DOCTOR WHO. In its timeslot at 10 p.m. ET, DARK MATTER made Space the most-watched specialty network.”  Canadians, apparently, seem to love their Dark Matter.

Hey, it’s FOUR Ryo Ishida!…

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May 29, 2017: Dark Matter season 3 teasers and BTS pics!

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Evidently, matching dog pics to unseen episodes is a lot harder than it looks.  The majority of those who tried their luck at this latest contest averaged between 2-3 correct answers…out of 13!  Some managed a very impressive 6, even 7 correct matches.  But our winner smoked them all with an astounding 10 correct matches!

Congratulations to Chad B.!  While others may have doubted you, I never lost faith in your guessing abilities!

A little screen grab from Dark Matter’s upcoming third season…

What’s going on here?  Theories?  Wild guesses?

Yep, it’s a grueling schedule and our casts works very hard.  Pictured above, Anthony Lemke after a particularly exhausting day on set.  And this was just our first episode of the season!

Zoie Palmer and Jodelle Ferland run through a scene with director Bruce McDonald at the helm.  Wait.  Is that an Adventure Time t-shirt?

Roger Cross and Co-Executive Producer…

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May 28, 2017: Vancouver dogs!

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Suji has really settled into the Vancouver groove, making a daily habit of exploring the backyard, staking out her favorite dog beds, and being generally cantankerous around any visitors to her new home.  If you ever met her, she’d either ignore you or direct a incessant barrage of barks your way.  Like most celebrities, she’s a lot different in person – not quite the sweetheart you see on screen.  But adorable nevertheless.

The bitter taste of Woodstock’s insolence!

Lulu on the other hand, may look like a little terror, but is the sweetest, gentlest dog you could ever hope to meet.

As happy as she was to pack up her gear and relocate back to the west coast, she is clearly a Toronto gal at heart – partly for its dog parks, partly for the greater likelihood that people will stop and pay attention to her on its downtown streets…

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May 27, 2017: Dark Matter goodies!

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Hey, help me out here.  What the heck is going on in the above screen grab?  Fan theories are go!

Dark Matter behind the scenes – Actor Anthony Lemke (THREE) and Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok in animated debate.

Dark Matter behind the scenes – Production Day 1 of 91!

Director Paul Day field actor Roger Cross’s “You really want me to deliver the line THAT way?” look.

Director John Stead runs through the scene.

Well, I’ve almost completed my reviews of the relevant materials and am a couple of days away from announcing the Rogue Star nominees in the categories of Best Genre Short Story, Best Genre Novelette, Best Genre Novel, and Best Comic Book Series – of 2016.  No selection committee.  No panel of esteemed judges.  Just me…and my opinion.  So, like every other award out there, it’s completely subjective!

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May 26, 2017: 2 weeks to the Dark Matter double-episode season 3 premiere!

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I can hardly believe that we’re only two weeks away from Dark Matter’s double episode premiere.  It doesn’t feel that long ago that we were in the writers’ room, fruitlessly spinning our wheels in an attempt to gain creative traction on stories for the show’s third season.  Not that long ago that I sat down to write episode 304 (“All The Time In the World”) armed with nothing but a vague notion of a story – and a very definite deadline.  No, not that long ago at all that I received news that forced me scuttle a planned story and come up with a totally crazy script for episode 309 (“Isn’t That A Paradox?”).  And yet, here we are!

So, what lies ahead for our crew of badass mercenaries?  Well, this –

And that –

Oh.  And that –

But you’ll all know soon enough.

Dark Matter’s baddest bad boy…

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