“Captain. We’re entering a debris field composed of random materials common to early 21st century Earth” That sounds like something you’d hear on a science fiction show, but it wouldn’t be out of place on Joseph Mallozzi’s balcony, either. The unwelcome items come courtesy of the construction going on at the building right next door. And you thought you had it bad when it rained.
Read on to find out what the hell I’m talking about …
Sundays are great days to take a step back from the often frantic pace of the week and just relax. No matter what you choose to do for relaxation, it usually doesn’t involve finding, and maybe even actively evading, random detritus raining down upon your personal space. Unless you’re Joe and you’re living next to a building undergoing renovation, that is. Click on over to see a few of the interesting objects that gravity combined with careless workers has rained upon his balcony.
I don’t have a lot of advice for a situation like this. All I can say is, “Shields up!” … and maybe wear a hard hat while enjoying the fresh, construction dust-filled air.
At least Monday brought back the normalcy of Dark Matter production. Today’s post offers several images from the set along with a cool video of a targeting-and-lock sequence. I always love seeing those instrument displays. It’s easy to forget how much work has to go into smaller details like what’s showing on all the video displays. These snippets give us the opportunity to remember, enjoy, and appreciate.
I had to share the picture above of Alex Mallari, Jr. sitting on the throne. He looks ready to rule, and fight. Don’t miss the rest of the pictures and that great video snippet at the link.
Have you been wondering just how far along production is at this point? Here’s your answer: On Tuesday, Joe said that only 60% of season 2 has been shot thus far. That’s a lot of work, but there’s still a ton left to do. It was another good day for on-set pictures, with some props and cast being featured. Most notably, Nefarious Vents. Want to know what I’m talking about? Click the link.
Wednesday was still another good day for props pictures. Three is sporting some new shades of a style that makes them look vaguely like Five’s favorite pair of goggles. Well, they at least look like they could’ve been made by the same space company specializing in space eyewear for use in space. That’s a lot of space. You really need to click over to see the SPAAAACE FOOOOOD!! Jodelle is posing with a tray of cosmic cuisine that actually looks pretty good.
Ooh, and there’s also another video snippet!! This time it’s from Alex Rook’s Dwarf Star Technologies. It’s an interactive building directory and I swear if you look really close Wil Wheaton’s Evil Beard of Evil has its own office. I swear! I also lie a lot.
Thursday and Friday hit us with the kind one-two punch that has us asking for more. Readers got to vote on episode 207’s title on Thursday and we got the results the very next day! Man, I wish all election cycles came and went this quickly.
On Friday, there was yet another batch of cool pictures, beginning with a throwback to one of my favorite shows ever – Stargate: Universe. The connection to Dark Matter came in the form of director Peter DeLuise, who worked tirelessly on the Stargate franchise and is in to direct an episode for season 2! But I still can’t get past the desire for a conclusion to that SGU season 2 cliffhanger. Somebody create a Kickstarter so we can get a quick hour just to wrap things up. Heck, I’ll take a hastily-scribbled outline on the back of a cocktail napkin at this point.
This weekend was a special one because the cast and crew headed to Toronto Comic Con on Saturday. Judging by the chatter on social media, Dark Matter’s presence was a big reason many fans flocked to the con. Were I not several thousand miles away I would’ve been there, too. I’d have even worn pants for the event! Yes, I’m that serious.
Here’s a picture from a half hour before the Dark Matter panel began. The place was packed with fans from all over the galaxy, mostly human. Joe also shared a bunch of cool cosplay photos from the event. Click over to see them all and then cry a little over the fact that you didn’t go. I know I did.
Until next week, Dark Matter fans! Remember, keep your head down and don’t eat any of the blue protein bars. They taste fishy.
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Dark Matter will return Summer 2016 on Syfy and Space