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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!

THE EPISODE TITLES

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

THE DOG PICTURES

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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!

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Yes, the Dark Matter season 3 trailer is finally here in all of its kickass 60 second glory!  You can watch it here…

http://www.blastr.com/2017-5-20/watch-dark-matter-season-3-trailer

Well, those of you living in the U.S. can watch it.  Unfortunately, those of you – actually, I should say US – living outside the U.S. can’t because the video is geoblocked. 😦

But fear not.  I’m getting a copy of the trailer and will upload it in tomorrow’s blog entry for your repeat viewing pleasure.  Until then, a few screen caps to tide you over…

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Yes, looks like it’s going to be a pretty awesome season.

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Well, it’s not quite the trailer but, today, Syfy International released a teaser for Dark Matter’s third season.  Check it out…

Okay, let’s break it down…

The destruction of space station EOS-7.

An explosion hot on TWO’s heels…literally.

The best laid plans blow up in Android’s face…again, literally.

Undercover FIVE.

Ryo Ishida looking downright villainous.

Some sort of shuttle avoiding weapons fire from a Ferrous Corp destroyer.

Some sort of guards (?), maybe soldiers (?) making their way into a dark facility.

FIVE pops out of hiding, and lets Bubba fly.

Intriguing, no? Discuss!

Speaking of videos, Suji did her very first Insta-live today.  She’s a natural…

A, uh natural apple slice eater that is.

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I’m looking to do a little late spring cleaning and one of the things I’d like to clear off my office shelf are a couple of cast-signed, annotated Dark Matter scripts. Would you happen to know anyone who might be interested in acquiring one?

Well, all you have to do for a chance to win one is to enter one of the following two contests I’ll be hosting over the next couple of weeks.

Contest #1: Match the dog teaser pictures to the upcoming season 3 episodes!

Oh, you remember how this one works.  If not, here’s a refresher…

https://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2016/06/11/june-11-2016-win-a-cast-signed-annotated-dark-matter-script/

In a nutshell – every year, Assistant Costume Designer Anna Dal Farr adorns the wardrobe department with dog pictures – one for each episode of the season. Upon closer scrutiny, one will notice that each pic is carefully selected to thematically reflected its paired episode.  So, for instance, last year…

This pic neatly summed up “Episode 16: I’ve Seen The Other Side Of You”, the one in which TWO, THREE, and FOUR revert back to their mercenary former selves and hunt poor FIVE through the ship.

And this one pairs with “Episode 12: Stuff To Steal, People To Kill”, the one in which our crew travels to alternate reality.

Of course, they’re not all that easy – especially since you’ll be asked to link doggy pictures to mere episode titles.  Last year’s winner managed an impressive 9 of 13 correct pairings (amid an overall average of 3 correct pairings!).  Let’s see if you can beat Mike From Blaine’s score.  I’ll kick off this contest in the coming days.  In the meantime, here are a couple of Anna’s Dark Matter season 3 doggy pictures to get you thinking…

Contest #2: Dark Matter Twitter Trivia Time!

I’m aiming for not this weekend but the next.  At an pre-established time, I will answer five Dark Matter-related questions.  First five correct respondents move on to round 2 where the questions will get far more difficult.  First three correct respondents (from our pool of five) move on two the third and final round where they will have to answer the toughest question of all!  Follow me on twitter (@BaronDestructo) and make sure you don’t miss out.

Tomorrow is the deadline to post your questions for Dark Matter composer Ben Pinkerton’s Q&A.  After that, if you have a question, you’ll have to ask him in person!

Finally, I leave you with yet another season 3 sneak peek screen cap:

 

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We’re about three weeks away from the Dark Matter season 3 double episode premiere…

In the U.S. – Friday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m. on Syfy

In Australia – Saturday, June 10th on SyfyAU

In the U.K. – Monday, June 12th at 8 p.m. on SyfyUK

For some reason, Canada’s SpaceChannel has been doing a terrific job keeping news about our show under wraps (nary a mention on either their official twitter feed or Facebook page) but I’ll just go ahead and spoil the surprise…

In Canada – Friday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m. on Space Channel.

Zoie Palmer’s Android had a number of different looks over the course of the show’s first two seasons – from blue uni to Android to the cream and white ensemble pictured above (and a couple of different undercover looks to boot).  And you can expect at least a half dozen new looks for her in season 3.

In comparison to the rest of the crew, we know surprisingly little about Jodelle Ferland’s FIVE character in the time before she snuck aboard The Raza.  Well, we’ll rectify that in an early season 3 episode that will offer insight into FIVE’s backstory – and a big surprise for our green haired girl.

In seasons 1 and 2, we learned that Melissa O’Neil’s TWO was created by Dwarf Star Technologies – but exactly why has never been revealed.  Well, we’ll be shedding light on that particular mystery in season 3 as well.

The first two seasons saw the crew battle a number of varied enemies but, come season 3, they’ll come up against their first Big Bad in the form of Alex Mallari Jr’s Ryo Ishida.  How will their past relationship with their former friend complicate matters?

As The Raza’s moral center, Roger Cross’s SIX drove the crew in a bid for redemption – one that literally blew up in their faces with the destruction of EOS-7. So how will a failed attempt to head off a corporate war influence his altruistic long game?

In season 1, it was the revelation about a long lost love.  In season 2, it was the discovery of a forgotten surrogate family.  In season 3, Anthony Lemke’s THREE will be blindsided by a surprise that will upend his devil-may-care persona.

Season 3 highlights include: a reveal of the Android’s origins, a time loop predicament, the return of some all-too-familiar faces, surprising shifts in allegiance, and an episode I describe as “Back to the Future meets Stranger Things“.

Ladies…

And gentlemen…

Dark Matter’s third season is near!

P.S. Hey, Dark Matter fans!  Do you enjoy the show’s music?  Well, composer Ben Pinkerton has agreed to do a Q&A with us, so if you have some questions for him, post them in the comments section!

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Before there was Dark Matter, before there was Stargate, there was a little show called Student Bodies, my very first live-action production.  We shot the series in an abandoned high school in Montreal.  Our office was an enormous carpeted former classroom where my writing partner, Paul, and I would spend the greater part of our days pacing, writing and, in his case, practicing golf swings.  Halfway through the show’s run, the series creators – Michael Klinghoffer, Judy Spencer, and Alan Silberberg – asked us if we needed anything.  When I jokingly answered: “An air hockey table.”, they wrote one into an episode and it eventually found its way into our office.  In the end, Paul and I ended up writing 24 of the show’s 65 episodes.

I have nothing but great memories about the people I worked with on that show.  I bring this up today because, last night, I was out with some of my former Student Bodies colleagues –

Mik Perlus, Lienne Sawatsky, and Dan Williams who are now all successful writer-producers.  Lienne and Dan worked with me behind the scenes of the show while Mik worked his magic in front of the camera in his role as the dastardly Victor Kane.  How good was Mik as Victor?  Well, one of my favorite stories from back in the day involved him being accosted by a drunken club patron who berated him for being so mean.  It took Mik a few minutes to realize this complete stranger was referring to his onscreen character.

Anyway, Mik tells me they’re in the early planning stages of a 20th anniversary reunion special.  Details here –

If you were a fan of the old show and would like to see this happen, head on over to the Student Bodies 20th Anniversary Facebook page and let them know.

Ah, good times.  Good times!  Pictured above: nerdy Paul, the uber-awesome Jessica Goldapple (Flash), and yours truly.

Tomorrow morning, I’m off to Montreal for two days (returning Thursday night). Keep an eye on the gals for me while I’m away.  Thanks!

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The Dark Matter double episode season 3 premiere is only one month away!  If you’re in the U.S. or Canada, circle June 9th on your calendars.  The festivities kick off at 8:00 p.m. with “Episode 27: Being Better Is So Much Harder”.  Then, at 9:00 p.m. it’s “Episode 28: It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This”.  Syfy UK follows with its own double premiere on Monday, July 12th at 8:00 p.m.

So, what can fans look forward to?  Well, this –

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Oh, and this –

And, yeah, this –

It’s going to be crazy.   Tell your friends!

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