An all-new episode of Dark Matter is only two days away. This one was directed by Jason Priestley and features guest star David Hewlett as the crew’s colorful handler, Tabor Calchek. This episode features some fun Tabor/Android interactions, a transfer transit-themed op, a big reveal about that mysterious key card, and a shocking ending.
Theres’ a sneak peek scene featuring Tabor and the gang at Syfy.com but, unfortunately, it may be geo-blocked for those outside the U.S.
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I’m often asked if I still keep in touch with the old Stargate gang. Truthfully, some more than others. My former writing-producing partner, Paul Mullie, former special features producer Ivon Bartok, and former production assistant Lawren Bancroft-Wilson are presently working on my new show, Dark Matter (Paul – writer/EP, Ivon writer/Supervising Producer, Lawren – VFX Supervisor/Supervising Producer). Having a new scifi show in production has also allowed me to touch base with some of the old Stargate guard: Amanda Tapping, Andy Mikita, Will Waring, Peter DeLuise, Martin Wood, all of who directed episodes of DM. I’m still good friends with former Stargate Executive Producers Martin Gero (Blindspot, Dark Matter) and Carl Binder (Houdini & Doyle).
And then, there’s former Stargate creator and showrunner, Robert C. Cooper, who wrote scripts for both seasons of Dark Matter, served as a consulting producer on the show’s second season, and can currently be found serving as an Executive Producer on the upcoming Dirk Gently series…when he’s not cooking up varied pizzas in his backyard pizza oven.
I keep in touch with Rob on a regular basis (or as regular as possible considering our respective production schedules). And, whenever possible, we like to get together for a meal. While I appreciate a fine meal, he does me one better: appreciating AND preparing!
The other night, he and his wife Hilary invited Akemi and I over to their place for a little backyard pizza party. Not only does Rob have a special, built-in pizza oven for the occasion but, in addition to the legit equipment, he also special orders the pizza flour to ensure the crust has the right taste, texture and consistency.
Check out the offerings…
Pear, fig, spicy salami and goat cheese.
Crispy potatoes, bacon, and green onions.
Burnt tomato, spicy sausage, and mozzarella.
Finally! Great pizza in Vancouver! I’d almost given up hope!
Our affable host and hostess.
ROB & HILARY’S
Final verdict: Highly recommended!