Adorning the triptych on this day: Classic Battlestar!
Director Melanie Orr calls the shots on Janah-12. Hmmm. Jana-12. That rings a bell…
Relaxing between set-ups.
Executive Producer Jay Firestone, keeping things light. And kinda kooky.
Handicap International Charity winner (and blog regular!) Alisa Scott visits the set. She got to hang with Anthony Lemke, took the full tour, AND, no doubt the highlight of her trip, had to field 101 questions from yours truly over lunch. Welcome to Dark Matter, Alisa!
Well, I have John Stead’s director’s cut of Episode 308 downloaded and ready to watch. I’m really looking forward to this one!
Today, I ate lunch at 6:30 p.m., but that’s what happens when crew call is at 12:30 p.m. And it looks like we’re only halfway there. Rumour has it we’ll be wrapping at 2:30 a.m. tonight which means we’ll probably be kicking things off at about 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. With a few more production days under our belts, I feel we can push all the way back to our original starting time of 7:30 a.m. and come full circle!
On set shooting Episode 310 with director Melanie Orr.
While taking a break to head back to the production offices and complete prep on Episode 311 with director Steve DiMarco…
Finalizing the pods.
On the home front, my poor boy’s condition appears to be worsening. He coughed through most of the night, barely sleeping at all, and this morning didn’t have an appetite for his breakfast.
According to Akemi he slept most of the day and has yet to regain his appetite.
Akemi did manage to feed him a little but said he was very weak. Sadly, I think we’re going to have to make the decision soon.
The people have spoken and we have a brand new episode title. Aint democracy wonderful? Your winner…
“Episode 33: Wish I Could Believe You”
Thanks to everyone who made Operation Name-Another-Episode a great success. But special thanks goes to YOU. Yes, YOU!
Today was Bring Your Daughter To Work (And Leave Her With Key Hair Expert Renee Chan While You Go Watch Blocking) Day! Suji was a hit on set. Thanks to Renee for dog-sitting her while I was taking in the action in the core room.
Speaking of which – here is director Melanie Orr’s – uh – blueprint for today’s first blocking. Note the details including camera placement and pod.
Director Melanie Orr all smiles with Director of Photography Craig Wright and 1st Assistant Director Josh Gray. The calm before the storm.
One big-ass charger.
Just sitting in the underbelly gathering dust.
Or are they…?
Bubba appreciates the well-wishes and wants you to know he’s hanging in there.
Another week means another opportunity to make a contribution to television history. I mean, what other show gives you the opportunity to help choose episode titles?
Today, it’s Episode 307 on deck. And your episode title choices are:
While Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok and the crew were burning the midnight (well, 9 p.m.) oil on set, I was back home watching director Paul Day’s cut of Episode 307 (script compliments of Ivon Bartok). This one is a real head spinner. Akemi actually jumped up off the couch in disbelief several times during the first screening. Then, I went through it for notes. Meticulous notes. Started at 6:00 and finished at 9:30.
Tomorrow, it’s the Episode 311 cast read-thru – which means we’re a day away from the Episode 311 production meeting – which means we’re only two days away from the start of production on Episode 311 AND the start of prep on Episode 312. 312! After reading the script, Paul said the same thing he said after reading last season’s penultimate episode (featuring that bloody family reunion at the Ishida Palace): “How are we going to top this one?”. Oh, don’t you worry. We will.
What’s this? What does it do? Who possesses one in the Dark Matter universe? What fictional universe also makes use of one (or variation thereof)? What fictional universe will be making use of one (or variation thereof)?
Hey, it’s been ages since I’ve done a mailbag. If you have any questions for me, Dark Matter-related or not, fire away. I’m feeling refreshingly honest this week!
Last night, before turning in for the night, approximately 300 votes had been cast and “I’ve Already Killed You Once” was running away with it. When I woke up this morning, the tables had turned. A new contender had taken the lead. With a little under 8oo total votes cast, your winner…
“Episode 32: One More Card To Play”
Director John Stead shoots one of Dark Matter’s most epic throwdowns, coming your way in season 3.
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