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In case you missed it, here are Jodelle Ferland (FIVE), Alex Mallari Jr. (FOUR), and Anthony Lemke (THREE) and yesterday’s FanExpo Dark Matter panel in Toronto. Video via AdamMethos (Thanks!)

Some of the highlights:

http://en.whaatsnew.com/2015/09/tv/102099

A recent interview I did with SFFWorld.com:

http://www.sffworld.com/2015/09/interview-with-dark-matter-creator-joseph-mallozzi/

And here are some more behind-the-scene photos from Dark Matter Episode 1.10…

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Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) armed and ready to do some ‘sploring!

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Running through a bridge scene with director Andy Mikita.

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Checking out SIX’s ouchy in the infirmary.

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Dark Matter’s dynamic duo: Roger Cross (SIX) and Jodelle Ferland (FIVE).

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Sleep it off, buddy.

We have our Fantasy Football draft tonight!  The Snow Monkeys are gearing up for another run at the championship!

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The team’s General Manager completes his research!

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“I think he is crazy, Joey. He makes people anxious!”

My mother halfway through watching the Dark Matter season finale.

Sorry, mom.

My sis followed up with this text: “And I have no nails left.”

Would love to open this blog up to discussion about the finale, but I’m going to hold off until next week, after our viewers across the pond have caught up.  All I’ll say now is that, contrary to io9’s assumption that we just pulled the “big reveal” out of our collective asses at the last minute, it was actually something we worked towards – and oh-so-subtley set up – in the episodes leading up to the big finish. In fact, a number of fans have put together the pieces and posited some dead-on theories of the how’s and why’s.  Well done!

And another ?Well done!” to our recent contest winner who correctly guessed all four questions I posited in the lead-up to the finale.  I’ll be revealing the winner next week!

Also next week, I’m going to do a rewind and take you through the show’s first season run, behind-the-scenes style, offering insights, pics, and vids to accompany every episode.

Speaking of which, here are a few behind-the-scenes non-spoiler pics from that finale…

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Anthony Lemke (THREE) and Melissa O’Neil (TWO) kicking back between set-ups.

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Director Andy Mikita, Director of Photography Craig Wright, and actor Alex Mallari Jr. (FOUR) take in “the infirmary scene” run-thru.

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Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) checks her light before heading into the dark.

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Who is this masked man?

If you have any questions for me, post ’em in the comments section!  I’m going to try to do a mailbag in the coming days!

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Our season 1 finale ran overlong and, as a result, we had to make some trims. One scene – a late addition dream sequence – didn’t make the final cut.  While not crucial to Episode 13, it does explore two of our pre-amnesiac crew members, and sheds light on the fate of Hrothgar and co. while letting us now how that mysterious pendant came into ONE’s possession (Episode 1)…

Deleted scene Episode 13 (dream sequence):

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It’s awesome news and I greatly appreciate the support shown by Syfy, Space Channel, and SyfyInternational for our little series.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/01/dark-matter-killjoys-renewed-syfy-season-2

I appreciate our unbelievably talented cast and crew and post department – and am pleased they’re getting the second season they richly deserve.

http://deadline.com/2015/09/killjoys-dark-matter-renewed-season-2-syfy-1201511362/

And last but not least, I appreciate the support of all of you, the fans and viewers, whose dedication to Dark Matter was, without a doubt, the single most important contribution to our getting another year.  Thank you!

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/syfy-dark-matter-killjoys-season-2-1201582673/

If you thought season 1 was a fun-filled, humor-laced, action-adventure packed 13 episode run packed with twists, turns, shocking revelations and unexpected surprises…you aint seen nothing yet!

And congrats go out to Killjoys, our SyfyFridays partner that also got picked up for an equally well-deserved second season!

A BIG happy birthday shout-out to my good friend Katherine Nelson, SVP Communications at Syfy and Chiller who got to release the big renewal announcements on her birthday!

J

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What awaits our intrepid crew?

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Our official final main unit day was an event that involved the entire cast – in addition to some thirty extras.  After the final scene had been shot (appropriately enough, the final scene of the show’s first season), we wrapped – and celebrated the end of a challenging but very satisfying year.

And then we came back after the weekend – well, many of us did – to shoot the final day of second unit.  Directed by Dark Matter stunt coordinator John Stead (who directed Episode 1.10), it involved a single cast member – Jodelle Ferland – crawling through the ship’s vent system…

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The labyrinth was constructed in the breezeway between our standing sets (bridge/corridor/underbelly/quarters on one side and infirmary/mess hall on the other).

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 We wanted it roomy enough to move through but cramped enough to suggest a tight fit, with plenty of branches.

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The “landing strip” that runs down the center allowed Jodelle to drawl along as painlessly as possible.  All the same, she was outfitted with elbow and knee pads and a stunt double was also used because it was, nevertheless, uncomfy going.

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Sections were designed to allow a bird’s-eye view of FIVE’s progress through the maze-like system.

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Raised sections allowed director John Stead to capture FIVE’s up and down progress as well.

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Jodelle was alternately boosted up (to appear on the rise) or lowered down (to drop down onto lower levels).

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Director John Stead, always prepared, had a concise shot list he worked off of…

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I collected the shot list for FIVE’s final vent venture and had him sign some of the pages…

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I’m thinking of offering up the package as part of a Dark Matter fan giveaway.

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John directs Jodelle on our final shooting day.

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Checking out the tight quarters.

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Lighting the vents.

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Jodelle prepares to head in.

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Armed and ready.

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And that’s a wrap on Jodelle Ferland!

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Jodelle has a hard time letting go.  She misses the ship already!

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Every wonder how the Android whiles away those late night hours on the bridge?  Well, here’s your answer:

 Monitor magic compliments of Dark Matter playback operator Greg Whiteside!

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