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!

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, Alex Mallari Jr. (and his buddy, Bo), make HuffPost’s list of –

23 Crazy-Fine Asian Dudes Who Don’t Conform To Western Standards Of Hotness

Hey!  Got a question for Dark Matter’s Anthony Lemke and/or Melissa O’Neil? Head on over to the SpaceChannel twitter feed and post them.

“She’s more popular than you!”said Akemi.  The “she” being Suji and the “you”, of course, being me.

We were taking the dogs for a walk down west fourth avenue when we happened by a yoga shop.  When Lulu tried to casually stroll into the place, Suji, of course, attempted to follow.  “Suji!”called Akemi.  Suji stopped and glanced back.  At which point, one of the salesgirls hurried over and asked: “Is that Suji?”  Er…yes.  “I follow her on instagram!”  Seriously.  This was the third time she’s been recognized by a complete stranger.  Of course, like any professional celebrity, Suji played it cool, posing for pics, even allowing the salesgirl to pick her up and get a photo with her.

I tell ya, I should follow up on Jodelle and Melissa’s suggestion and include a shipboard mascot next season.

So, we checked out a few condos yesterday (pictured above: me in my condo-checking look) and, so far, not even close.  They’re either too small, too dark, to noisy, or too damn weird.  We’ll continue our search, but I’m not getting my hopes up.  In the meantime, I’d still like to see what I could get for the house.  I’ve run the numbers and I think that if I liquidated my assets and we moved to Tokyo, I could live comfortably until about age 92 – at which point I would probably need to get a job.

Today’s BTS pic –

Ruling an empire and being a Big Bad really works up an appetite.  Ask Alex Mallari Jr.

Today’s sneaky screen grab –

What, pray tell, is going on here?

Check out the cool poster compliments of the gang at Syfy.  Mighty awesome, no?

Copy and disseminate!  The Dark Matter double episode premiere is two weeks away!

And when the show returns, we’ll be joined by a few new faces…

Hard Put-Upon Assistant and Wannabe Player Adrian Maro (Mishka Thebaud)

Pictured above – being handed his breakfast tray in our most jammy-filled episode yet (Episode 30: All The Time In the World).

Behind the scenes – yukking it up with notorious jabberer Anthony Lemke…while poor Jodelle struggles to get any reading done.


Former SDC Officer and Choke-Out Bodyguard Solara Shockley (Ayisha Issa)…

P.S. She’s a purple belt in Brazilian jiujitsu – the actress, not the character!  Please keep this in mind so you don’t get on her bad side at the next con.

Fortunately, she’s on our side.

I think.


I’ve settled into a nice little routine since returning to Vancouver.  I wake up early, hit the treadmill for a run (while watching  a couple of episodes of Seinfeld), head over to Granville Island for some fresh fish and produce, have a protein shake for lunch, take the dogs for an outing, spend the afternoon reading outside on the back patio, have dinner, watch an episode of…something, shower, read for a couple of hours, watch a Japanese t.v. show with Akemi, and then lights out.

I really could get used to this.

I do, occasionally, shake things up.  Like, yesterday, when I sent out a brief overview of the major arcs for Dark Matter’s fourth season.  Or tomorrow when Akemi and I meet up with a real estate agent to check out condos in Yaletown.


The Handmaid’s Tale

Presents a chilling alt future with Orwellian echoes.  I was hooked after the first episode.


Irresistible by Adam Alter

A thoroughly engrossing overview of our growing addiction to technology.  At turns fascinating and utterly terrifying.

Aota Productions Presents…

Suji in…

“I’ll Just Crawl in Here…Oh, Never Mind”:

My happy gals – Suji and Lulu:

Want a chance to win a cast-signed Dark Matter script annotated by yours truly? Well, all you have to do is match the upcoming season 3 episode titles to the dog pictures posted below.  Each dog pic is somehow linked to a particular episode, so put your thinking caps on (as my second grade teacher, Mrs. Vowels used to say) and start linking!


Episode 27: Being Better Is So Much Harder

Episode 28: It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This

Episode 29: Welcome To The Revolution

Episode 30: All The Time In the World

Episode 31: Give It Up, Princess

Episode 32: One Last Card To Play

Episode 33: Wish I Could Believe You

Episode 34: Hot Chocolate

Episode 35: Isn’t That A Paradox?

Episode 36: Built, Not Born

Episode 37: The Dwarf Star Conspiracy

Episode 38: My Final Gift To You

Episode 39: Nowhere To Go















Limit one entry per customer.

Contest open to all Dark Matter fans galaxy-wide.

Contest ends midnight, Sunday May 28th.

A huge thanks to Assistant Costume Designer Anna Dal Farra for assembling the Dark Matter dog gallery.

Good luck!

Here it is, as promised.  The Dark Matter season 3 trailer for all to see:

I think the gang at Syfy did a fantastic job on this one.  Thoughts?  Anything jump out at you?

Hey, while we’re on the topic of Dark Matter’s third season, how about a few screen caps for discussion…

Okay.  Discuss!

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