Going to San Diego Comic Con? So is Dark Matter! In addition to our Thursday night (7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) panel in which Melissa O’Neil (TWO), Anthony Lemke (THREE), Jodelle Ferland (FIVE), Roger Cross (SIX), and Exec Producers Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza and I spill on the show’s first season, we’ll also be doing an autograph signing at the Dark Horse Comics booth (2615) on Thursday at 5 p.m. and again on Friday at 3 p.m. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by and say hi.
I look forward to catching up with all our new friends:
Some great Dark Matter-related links for you to check out…
“Bravo! The fourth episode of Dark Matter was the total package. It had humor, drama, action, and suspense. The Raza crew finally made it to the space station for much needed refueling and repairs, but their efforts to remain under the radar were an epic fail on “Episode 4” of Dark Matter. Spoiler alert!”
“Dark Matter continues to move smoothly forward working as a mystery/thriller/science fiction series with an infinite path of possibilities. All the actors are hitting their stride and Zoie Palmer is a joy to watch as The Android. Her almost childlike approach to the crew and their issues is a delight. ”
“After a somewhat claustrophobic episode that focused on the Android and the Raza ship, ‘Episode Four’ takes us to a place that had been mentioned for a while now: the Space Station. In this episode, our characters learn that they might not be as free to walk around as normal citizens as they thought.”
“We’re back at Square One.” Indeed you are, Two, but viewers—and every member of the Raza—have some important pieces to the puzzle. If only they’d trust each other enough to share what they’ve learned.”
“Episode 4 breaks with the first three episodes by introducing the larger world I which the show is set. All six human characters as well as The Android (Zoie Palmer) developed a lot more colour this week by having fun and acting mischievous as the ship they travel docks at a space station.”
“All in all another successful episode, the character interaction was superb, particularly between One and Three, the writing was sharp and the mysteries continue to deepen and intrigue. I normally give a show four episodes to convince me to stick around, well we’re that far in now and I’m going nowhere.”
Loving these viewer video reviews:
GeekonReview review last Friday’s Defiance, Killjoys, and Dark Matter:
QuickTV’s Best & Worst TV Shows of 2015 (so far!):
daithi82 writes: “Since the show started off as a graphic novel are there any plans for any tie ins through other media such as webcomics, mini episodes or anything like that? Assuming the show gets picked up for a second series obviously.”
Answer: I’d love to see alt .media tie-ins although, if the show does get picked up for a second season, I’dbe too busy writing/producing to be involved. :(
Sylvia writes: “My memory is fading…but – did not 5 have a brother? And they lived in a palace… Perhaps the kid on the table is her brother?”
Answer: In episode #101, FIVE recalled a brother – but told TWO the recollection wasn’t hers. In episode #103, TWO posits the theory that FIVE has all of their memories downloaded into her subconscious. A recent episode strongly hints at the owner of said memory. As for the dead kid…we’ll find out his connection to FIVE sooner than later.
no1zoiepalmerfan writes: ” In the credits it has the actors who play ONE thru FIVE listed first then it says “with Roger Cross and Zoie Palmer”. Does that mean Roger and Zoie are considered recurring?”
Answer: Despite the credit placements, it’s a true ensemble show.
Ponytail writes: “I can’t remember what they did with his body. Is he still on board?”
Answer: TWO said they needed to jettison the body before they got to the next space station. Since last episode (#104) took place on a space station, it’s safe to assume the body was long gone by the time they docked.
Belouchi writes: “Aussi qu est ce qu’il se passe avec la serie transporteur, c etait pas mal???”
Answer: Je ne said rien au sujet de transporteur. :(
antisocialbutterflie: “My understanding of the underlying science behind mag boots is that the magnets need to be able to disengage and reengage, i.e., electromagnets. If this were the case, shouldn’t the pulse that knocked out the Android have also disengaged the mag boots and sent her floating into space?”
Answer: Yes, if they’re electromagnets that would be correct.
Furioso writes: “I ask because I’ve noticed a big push for Killjoys on both networks and on social media (even billboards) but practically nothing for Dark Matter. […] What I want to know is why no love for Dark Matter? Is this something that bugs you? Or are you used to it from all those years on Stargate?”
Answer: I’ve already talked about the great job the gang at SyFy PR and Marketing have done supporting the show, from their first kick-ass trailer to a continued online push. At the end of the day, you can’t worry about what’s going on with other shows, you just need to focus on making the best show possible and doing your best to get the word out. So help us get the word out!
Scott writes: “Also, random off-topic question, but does Space have access to the previews of the next episode of DM, or is that Syfy-exclusive? Because Space keeps showing previews of the next episode of Killjoys, but there’s never any previews for the next episode of DM.”
Answer: No, they should be able to air previews. Not sure why they aren’t.
Tam Dixon writes: “What kind of place would you look for in Toronto?”
Answer: Ideally, somewhere downtown within walking distance of a grocery store (for Akemi) and park (for the dogs).
JeffW writes: “And how are Bubba and Lulu doing? Have they re-adjusted to life in Vancouver?”
Answer: They’re doing well. Lulu is enjoying the sun – but has seemed down. Bubba, meanwhile, is plain slowing down. Old age. :(
Ponytail writes: “How come ONE and THREE don’t just tell what really happened?”
Answer: THREE doesn’t tell because he sees an opportunity in keeping ONE’s secret and ONE isn’t telling perhaps because he fears the reaction he’d get from the rest of the crew. As THREE points out, it does make him the lead suspect in their communal memory wipe.
2cats writes: “1) Why did Six go to the clinic when the Raza has a med-bay? Couldn’t the Android run the table diagnostic and treat him?”
Answer: The ship’s med-bay isn’t equipped with what is needed to generate a skin graft.
“2) How did One and Three escape the chairs if only the chest wires were loosened? Their hands and feet were tied separately.”
Answer: Presumably, with a little more maneuvering room, the same way they loosened the chest constraints.
“3) Was it difficult filming the face-to-face between One and Jace?”
Answer: Difficult, no. A little complicated and time consuming? Yes.
“4) Was that a mini-electric car motoring by in the background?”
Answer: Why, yes, it was. Station security.
“5 Was that Akemi playing the coughing lady in the clinic, wearing the brown boots?”
Answer: Nope. She’s holding out for a larger role. Season 2 maybe?
Mike A. writes: “In the tease at the end of episode three, Jayce was on Cygni-4, and in this episode, they were all on Shaofu-2, correct? ”
2cats writes: “I assume, now that the crew is broke, the David Hewlett character will soon make an appearance. He’s their agent – right?”
Answer: It seems like a good bet we will be seeing Tabor Calchek very soon…
DP writes: “Would someone who was a sociopath because of childhood experiences still be so if he/she had amnesia? Would a born psychopath still have the skills to manipulate people and pretend to be normal if he/she had amnesia?”
Answer: Very interesting that you would ask those particular questions. Maybe we’ll find out.