As I was re-reading through the week’s posts on Joseph Mallozzi’s Weblog, I found myself getting really hungry. It was then that I realized nearly every post had either a picture of or a mention of food. It’s not at all unusual for Joe’s posts to feature food, but for some reason this week spoke to my inner appetite, which is always happy to come out and play.
With production on Dark Matter going full steam ahead, it was time for Joe to take a much needed Sunday break. The day consisted of shopping and dining, with an unusual dinner choice you probably won’t find at your local eatery. The evening consisted of watching The Walking Dead with Roger Cross (Six) and Jodelle Ferland (Five) and some éclairs. I’m sorry to report the éclairs didn’t survive the episode. We also got a run-down on what to expect in the week ahead. And, finally, some sad news about a tiny pug Akemi had planned to adopt.
In keeping with the tradition of spoiling the fans in the best possible way, Monday brought yet another opportunity to vote for an episode title. We were also regaled with stories about dogs at work. I don’t know if this is a regular thing or not, but it’s pretty darned cool. In addition, there were a few peeks at sets and a wicked coat I want to see in action when it’s worn by _____? We weren’t told who the owner of the coat will be, but I bet if you keep checking we’ll at least get more hints, if not an outright picture. Eventually.
Tuesday saw the appearance of Stargate veteran Peter DeLuise coming in to direct an episode and enroll in the Dark Matter Whisky Club. Artistic talents were showcased with the beautiful Ferrous Corporation logo above having been created by Roxanne Borris. At the link you’ll find a video created by Seth Molson that animates a mystery object from last week’s Dark Matter Digest and unravels some of the mystery of said object.
Okay, I tried to avoid mentioning that Joe’s blog entry for today opened with a video of some exquisitely decadent, physics-defying milkshakes, but I can’t stop drooling over them. If you, too, wish to produce copious amounts of saliva while sitting at your computer, click on the link and cover your keyboard. You’ll need a towel. A big one. Yeah, probably a couple of beach towels just to be safe.
We’ve got a winner, folks! By Wednesday, all the votes were tallied and the winning episode title is … I ain’t gonna tell. Just click the word “Wednesday” above (or the one I just typed if you’re feeling lazy) and get the news directly from Joe! But be warned – There are several pictures of food. Again! It’s pretty clear someone is watching what they eat, but still appreciating the view.
Thursday reminded us that the cast of Dark Matter will be appearing at Toronto Comic Con on Saturday, March 19. Interestingly, Joe mentioned he’ll be walking the floor. This gives me at least a faint glimmer of hope that he’ll consider heading back to the “big one” in San Diego.
Hey, remember all those battleship designs we got to weigh in on? Well, there were so many votes for different designs that the final one, which you can see a small image of above, is an amalgam of #4 and #6 and it looks fantastic. Click on the link to see a super high-res version where you can really appreciate the fine details. Finally, there’s a video graphic from artist Victor Mare that’s rather appropriately placed. Take a look and tell me if you agree.
So, Friday wasn’t all Happy Snoopy Dances and stuff, but it wasn’t all bad, either. Somehow, Joe got “shadowbanned” on Reddit (sounds ominous) AND he sprayed cologne in his eye! And that was just the icing on the Faltering Friday cake. There were snags on the set and a slimy salad in the mix. You know, just to add variety to the day’s missteps. Speaking of slimy … there’s photographic evidence of Tabor Calchek’s presence on set. Maybe he’s behind Joseph and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I’d put money on it.
The Reddit shadowban was still in place as of Saturday, but we can all pitch in and help promote the blog and the show through other avenues. Make sure you retweet Joe’s daily blog posts and share them on the social media platform(s) of your choosing. If we must, the art of the sandwich board can be revived. We’ll update them with fancy QR codes that passers-by can scan with their smartphones as we walk along hawking our favorite show. We’ll have low-tech meet high-tech! You can’t shadowban a sandwich board. At least I don’t think you can.
On the positive side, the first 6 episodes of season 2 are locked. That’s a good thing, right? Paul and Joe are seeing the light at the end of the writing tunnel and will soon be having serious conversations about the season 2 finale. It promises to be huge! Huge, I say!
Thank you for once again sampling our distillation of the week’s activities in Dark Matter land. Please check out Joes blog via any of the links throughout this post. For the rest of our extensive coverage of Dark Matter, CLICK HERE.
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