June 17, 2015: Concluding our discussion of Dark Matter episode #101!

19 06 2015

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With episode #102 on deck (This Friday at 10 p.m. on SyFy and Space Channel), let’s finish up our overview of the Dark Matter pilot, episode #101… 1) That pendant you’re wearing…

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So, the miners have a pendant exactly like the one ONE found in his room.  They’re waiting for a shipment of arms – just like the one’s our crew is carrying after discovering a bunch of weapons in their cargo hold.  Coincidence?  To quote my girlfriend, Akemi: “Myyybe!”  Or mybe not.  Guess time will tell…

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Above: the actual view out the entranceway.  We smoked the hell out of it, had VFX paint out the utility pole, and generally blew out the shot so that we could tie it into the look out the back of the marauder – which was actually sitting on one of our standing sets.

Blow out! Blow out!

On the day - pumping the atmosphere. The boys hang out with their big guns. On the day – pumping the atmosphere. The…

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June 16, 2015: Behind the scenes on Dark Matter episode #101!

19 06 2015

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One more contingent of fans joins our extended family with the premiere of Dark Matter in France.  Brazil and Latin America are next: June 24th! So, my mother watched the premiere – which is a huge deal as she prefers to limit herself to, as she puts it: “Shows that finish nice.”  Murder She Wrote and the occasional Columbo is more her speed.  Still, according to sis, she did seem to genuinely enjoy Dark Matter – although she was on the edge of her seat throughout.  When I asked mom about the show, she told me that FIVE was her favorite character – although she is saddened by her working theory that she is a kidnapping victim whose family was murdered by the rest of the crew.  She likes the “nice guy” who, she predicts, is going to “fall in love with the girl”.  She didn’t like “the guy, he…

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June 15, 2015: Behind the scenes on Dark Matter episode #101!

19 06 2015

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Fans in the U.K., Germany, Spain and Portugal just joined the Dark Matter family and fans in the Netherlands and France are about to follow suit.  So welcome, wilkommen, bienvenida, bem-vindo, welkom, and soyez les bienvenus!  The best is yet to come!

And welcome to my little blog which, over the course of the Dark Matter’s first season, will be offering up plenty of behind the scenes photos, videos, and insights – as well as a surprise or two.

Speaking of two – in case you hadn’t seen them, a few sneak peek pics of our second episode (#102) have popped up online…

DARK MATTER -- "Episode Two" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa O'Neil as Two, Mark Bendavid as One -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy) DARK MATTER — “Episode Two” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Melissa O’Neil as Two, Mark Bendavid as One — (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/06/dark-matter-episode-102-sneak-peek.html

And there’s also this Season 1 preview from the gang at SyFy:

Now, let’s talk about Episode #101.  Those of you who…

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June 11, 2015: 1 Day to the Dark Matter series premiere! Interviews! Articles! Global Premiere Dates! Win a model of our hero ship!

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It starts tonight June 12 on the Syfy Channel 10 p.m. eastern

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SyFy’s Dark Matter Brings The Badass Ladies In Force:

http://www.themarysue.com/dark-matter-interview/

Space Opera is Set for a New Dawn with Dark Matter:

http://www.themortonreport.com/entertainment/television/space-opera-is-set-for-a-new-dawn-with-dark-matter/

“Dark Matter’s 13-episode first season is destined to be an action-packed mix of drama, humour and adventure in the mould of Stargate and Firefly. Any similarity to the former is not coincidental given that Mallozzi and Mullie have a long history with that franchise.”

How SyFy’s Dark Matter Created the Ultimate Police Ship:

http://io9.com/how-syfys-dark-matter-created-the-ultimate-police-ship-1710547670

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Zoie Palmer Brings Dark Matter’s Android to Life:

http://www.thetvjunkies.com/zoie-palmer-dark-matter-android-to-life/

“I’m always drawn to the underdog a little bit, I’m drawn to those characters that are a little bit outside, a little bit quirky, a little bit disconnected. I think there’s a ton of places you can go. Even on Lost Girl I think every character felt a little bit like an outsider. It was a group of outsiders. They all sort of found…

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June 8, 2015: 4 Days to the Dark Matter Premiere! Tons of Dark Matter goodies: cast featurettes, videos, and behind the scene pics!

8 06 2015

4 days! Are you going to be watching?

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4 days to the Dark Matter series premiere!  Some of the cast and I will be live tweeting the premiere (both east and west coast airings!) on Friday, June 12th at 10 p.m., so get ready!

Let’s start by meeting the crew courtesy of these individual behind-the-scenes featurettes…

http://io9.com/meet-the-memory-wiped-astronauts-of-syfys-new-show-dark-1709920345

DARK MATTER -- "Episode Two" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa O'Neil as Two, Mark Bendavid as One -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy) DARK MATTER — “Episode Two” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Melissa O’Neil as Two, Mark Bendavid as One — (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

A shot from one of my favorite scenes from episode #102.  Watch for it!

New sneak peek videos from the gang at Space Channel:

“We can do more.  Commit to something.”

“Do you think you can do a better job?  Didn’t think so.”

“You’re saying it was me who screwed with everyone’s memories?”

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Executive Producer Jay Firestone oversees the action, with 1st A.D. Brandon Tataryn and Executive Producer Paul Mullie.

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A friendly reminder from the gang at…

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June 7, 2015: 5 Days to the Dark Matter world premiere! Checking out the ship’s underbelly! And a couple of Stargate tidbits to boot!

8 06 2015

5 FRAKKING DAYS!!!

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Comin’ at ya in five (WITH FIVE!)!

Space Channel here in Canada is counting down toward the Friday premiere in delightful fashion.  Each day ticks off with a different Dark Matter, appropriately enough…

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Who’s next?  Can’t wait to find out tomorrow!

SyFy UK and SyFy Australia, meanwhile, have launched this terrific campaign that asks…

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Zoie Palmer (Dark Matter’s Android) talks about Lost Girl, her new movie Patch Town, and Dark Matter with ET Canada:

http://www.etcanada.com/video/zoie+palmer+talks+patch+town/video.html?v=458310211866#video

Another Dark Matter preview article.  Brush up before the premiere!

http://www.threeifbyspace.net/2015/06/preview-dark-matter-premieres-on-syfy-june-12/

Lari Burkhart offers up her list of What To Watch In June:  Among her picks…

“What do you get when you have 6 amnesiacs and a spaceship? A SyFy original series, obviously. Throw in an android and the writers from Stargate and you’ve also got me sitting on the couch anxiously awaiting this premiere!”

http://www.geeksundergrace.com/tv/what-to-watch-in-june/

Dark Matter makes Rick’s Picks at…

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June 6, 2015: 6 Days to the Dark Matter Premiere! Sneak peek and behind the scene goodies!

7 06 2015

6 DAYS to Dark Matter!!! Watch it!