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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 4, 2017

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    A glimmer of hope! I’ve heard that executives at a few of the other broadcast options we are reaching out to have taken note of the huge fan response. The tweets, the comments, even the petitions (https://t.co/5bqcMXdpSI – which, frankly, won’t convince Syfy to change their minds but still serves a great purpose) have caught the attention of the decision makers. However, grabbing their attention is one thing; convincing them is something else. That’s going to take a lot more fan noise – so keep it up, especially during this most crucial week. Let them know how much Dark Matter means to you! See if we can net us another season or two.

    At this point, the biggest thing we’ve got working against us is time. The longer this goes, the more likely we are to lose some of our greatest assets –

    CREW: I’ve often said that Dark Matter owes an enormous debt to the people behind the scenes. Everyone from painters to PA’s, designers to department heads – these incredibly talented individuals are the heart of our show. These are people with families to support who can’t afford to wait and see how things play out. They are, like every one of you, a part of our extended Dark Matter family and I hate the thought of losing any of them.

    CAST: They’re in much the same boat. It’s unfair of us to ask them to wait indefinitely, let other opportunities pass them by, as things drag out.

    SETS: We rent the stages which hold our various sets. The longer they sit idle, the more money is lost and, sooner or later, a decision must be made. The costs of rebuilding would be prohibitive, so once those sets come down, that will in effect be it.

    But, as I said, all is not lost. Moving forward, I’m going to use this blog to keep you apprised of the fan campaigns to save the show and, specifically, the plans of what I will hitherto refer to as The Dark Committee, made up of fans like you who are spearheading these campaigns. For instance…

    I already mentioned this one in yesterday’s blog entry, but here’s reminder that fandom will be gathering for a tweetstorm under the #TeamRaza hashtag this Friday. Someone has suggested having a Dark Matter re-watch party where fans worldwide will rescreen Episode 1. I’ll be there and I’m sure many of the cast will be there as well so, if you can make it, please join us. If you can watch on Netflix, all the better!

    And, finally, a daily update from the Dark Committee –

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 5, 2017

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    Last night – Jeff Teravainen (Lieutenant Anders), me, Tamsen McDonough (Lucy), Thom Allison (Preemptively), and Sean Baek (Fancy Lee). Sadly, this the closest we’ll ever come to that proposed Dark Matter/Killjoys crossover.

    Okay, here’s the latest on this Friday night’s tweet storm. Apparently, the plan is to rewatch Dark Matter’s first episode at the appointed time. I’ll be joining in – as members of the cast, so if you have questions for them, hit ’em up!

    The Dark Council has forwarded me the following heads up in advance of Friday night’s event –

    Get updates on the Dark Matter fan campaign by following: @DarkMatterFTL

    Alright, #TeamRaza, it’s crunch time. We have less than two weeks to get this done!

    Hey, the question of the day: How many of you who don’t presently have a Netflix subscription would get one if they picked up Dark Matter for a fourth season?

    Asking for a friend.

    Ah, hell, why don’t you let my friend know directly at @netflix

    Much respect and appreciation to all the fans who are making their voices heard. The Dark Matter cast and crew continue to be amazed by your passion, your perseverance, and your sometimes…pointed and creative commentary! Oh, also the artwork. Loving the artwork…

    by Jonathan McFerran

    by @TerriHayes8

    @DarkMatterRenew

    @MistbornHero

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 6, 2017

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    The odds may be long and time may be short, but people are taking notice. I received a call yesterday from an old friend who has put me in touch with some interested parties. Although a positive development, one of the biggest hurdles we now face is the various pre-existing deals that complicate matters. For example, after ABC cancelled Agent Carter, there was a push for Netflix to pick it up, but one of the reasons they ultimately didn’t was because of the pre-existing deals:

    “Netflix also tries to own and distribute its titles worldwide, releasing seasons globally and simultaneously, and the structure of Marvel’s existing international deals for Agent Carter made that tricky. “They also have some output deal complexities,” he adds. “So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.”

    Agent Carter: Netflix explains why they didn’t save it

    Dark Matter’s is as a somewhat different scenario, yet no less tricky. But it’s still not going to stop us from trying to make this work! So at your battle stations!

    The Dark Council wanted me to inform you that everyone is invited tonight’s dry run of this Friday’s tweet storm.

    Join us on twitter at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST when the secret hashtag will be revealed. Make sure you’re following @DarkMatterFTL for the latest updates!

    Don’t use any other hashtag in your tweet.

    If we trend tonight, in tomorrow’s blog I’ll reveal a few more teasers as to what we have planned for the first few episodes of Dark Matter’s fourth season!

    Hey, here’s an interesting article:

    Millennials watch more time-shifted content than live TV

    But we already knew that as Dark Matter was making anywhere from 200 – 300% gains in the key demo over its last few weeks, leading the cable pack!

    Factor in these time-shifted viewers and Dark Matter was actually the #1 SCIFI show on the “syfy channel” in the KEY DEMO AND OVERALL VIEWERS!

    I repeat, Dark Matter was THE #1 SCIFI SHOW ON “THE SYFY CHANNEL” IN THE KEY DEMO AND OVERALL VIEWERS!

    This amazing accomplishment and $8.50 will apparently get you a cheese sandwich at the commissary.

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    September 7, 2017

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    So I’ve been taking meetings with various production companies, looking ahead to my next project (hopefully not for another two years) and when the conversation turns to Dark Matter, the response from those I’ve met has been bewilderment and sympathy. Solid ratings, a strong creative and modest licensing fee should have translated to a pickup and yet…

    It’s strangely comforting to know that news of Dark Matter’s cancellation has left even industry insiders perplexed.

    Upon further reflection, I think one of the issues may have been the rebranding. As I’ve already mentioned, the new slate of shows the network announced run to darker, more paranormal fare which is the opposite of our fun-focused SF series. Also, at the end of the day, beyond the action, adventure, shootouts and dazzling visual effects, Dark Matter is, at its heart, really about one thing: family. It was the theme at the core of every Stargate series I worked on and something I strove to recapture on Dark Matter, this notion of “us against the universe”, the bonds of friendship. It’s no accident that so many of the show’s key discussions take place in the mess hall, with the crew gathered, talking over food and drink like a family at a dinner table. And no accident either that, as the Android eventually gained acceptance as an equal, she came to take a seat at that table and join them.

    I’ve always felt that when Stargate fans tuned in, it was, in some ways for them, like connecting with a second family, whether it was SG-1, the Atlantis Expedition, or the Destiny crew. And I feel just as strongly that it’s the same way with Dark Matter. The crew became as much a part of your family as you, our fans, became a part of ours. I don’t know. I suppose that, to certain decision makers, these notions of camaraderie and kinhip might seem old-fashioned or off-brand, but I firmly believe friendship and family are two things that will never go out of style.

    And, hey, speaking of friendship and family – thank you, fans, for making our second tweet storm dry run an even bigger success than the first! Monday’s test tweet storm saw #DunkinTheCosmicDonut actually out-tweeting and out-retweeting many of the trending topics. A few adjustments to the fan initiative’s approach resulted in #ItsBubbaTime hitting the top spot in Canada –

    Ready to give it one more go before Friday night’s official tweet storm? Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the latest updates on the campaign – and for tonight’s secret Dark Matter hashtag which will be released at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST. Then – storm the castle!

    Oh, hey. What’s popular on Netflix?

    Might be nice to @Netflix them tonight, let them know they’re loved – and would be loved even more if they picked up Dark Matter for a fourth season.

    Meanwhile, THIS, is coming along nicely –

    Dark Matter petition

    How many of these 30k+ signatories would get a Netflix subscription if it was the exclusive U.S. home of Dark Matter’s fourth season? I wonder…

    An update! Discussions continue on finding our little show a new home. Still a long shot but I’m heartened by the interest from a few industry heavyweights who recognize the show’s worth, its potential, and its passionate fanbase.

    Finally, I leave you with a little something from the Dark Matter costume department’s Anna Dal Farra who, in addition to her duties as assistant costume designer, pulled double duty as our Dark Matter dog graphic specialist. Here’s her latest…

    As always, your continued commitment to Dark Matter is immensely appreciated by everyone involved in the production. Stay loud online. If we manage to pull off this miracle, it will have been thanks to you and your unwavering support!

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    September 8, 2017

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    Here’s the update: We’re talking to some very interested parties. They really like the show, but really LOVE its passionate, pre-established fanbase. It’s a double bonus for them: getting an awesome series that comes with its own fervent following.

    Yes, Dark Matter’s fate may rest on financial numbers and contractual clauses, but fan metrics will play an even more crucial motivational role. As internal discussions ramp up, I’ve been asked to forward social media links (articles, petitions, fan reaction and responses) and statistics on the show’s online presence. So I cannot stress enough the importance of tonight’s planned tweet fest. Yes, Dark Matter fans can directly influence the decision makers by participating.

    YOU can make an impact!

    YOU can make a difference!

    Tonight at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST we STORM THE CASTLE!

    Here what you need to know!

    Follow @DarkMatterFTL . They’ll reveal the secret hashtag just prior to start.

    Only use that one hashtag, but make sure to reference the show, “Dark Matter”, in your tweet!

    Enlisting the help of some heavy hitters for tonight’s event, so be sure to be there. No telling who you’ll see!

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 9, 2017

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    In a word: Wow! Going into last night’s scheduled tweetfest, I was hoping we could double the numbers of the preceding dry-runs that tallied somewhere in the area of 29k-30k tweets. Well, Dark Matter fans stepped up enmasse and did better. MUCH better. We didn’t just double those numbers. Hell, we didn’t even triple those numbers. Here were the results when I checked this morning –

    Over 124k tweets! And that number has climbed to over 140k in the last six hours.

    We trended for over four hours in the U.S., held at #2 in Canada and L.A., and hit #1 New York!

    Joining Dark Matter fans in our #RockTheRaza campaign were influencers from television, music, media, comics, and books. It was amazing to see so many friends, new and old, throwing their support behind our little show. So thanks to them, thanks to our incredible cast, and an extra big thanks to all of you. Especially those of you spent time in twitter jail. Fear not. Anthony Lemke has offered to bail you all out!

    I gathered the aforementioned data and sent it along. Confident it will go a long way toward impressing interested parties of the strength and scope of the Dark Matter fanbase (and hopefully showing “no longer interested parties” exactly what they’re missing). We have a follow-up call on Tuesday and this enormous fan showing will no doubt be a hot topic of conversation.

    As promised, I’ll keep you updated on this blog (Hell, it’s the least I could do for your incredible support!).

    To get the latest on the campaign, follow @DarkMatterFTL on twitter and also check out TeamRazaTV

    Finally, let me leave you with just one of the amazing Dark Matter-related art works that made their debut during last night’s tweet storm, this one c/o Jonathan McFerran –

    I’ll be featuring more in the days to come.

    You did great. Now rest up until the next battle, but please continue keep #DarkMatter alive on social media!

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 10, 2017

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    Alright, Team Raza, we are heading into perhaps the most important week in Dark Matter history. On the docket are not one, not TWO, but THREE Dark Matter-related “events” that could turn things around for our little show.

    People constantly ask me “What are the chances?” and I demur, not wishing to set expectations, but I can tell you this…things are looking quite a bit better following Friday’s staggering fan-driven tweet storm, and a hell of a lot better than two weeks ago when news of the cancellation first broke.

    While we work the inside, you keep working the outside. The louder you are online, the more ammunition you give us to get this one. Join the Fan Initiative by following @DarkMatterFTL and keeping updated on their campaigns. Rest up and prepare for another rally, because this week will be BIG!!!

    There’s still an enormous challenge ahead of us, but face it with confidence knowing you have our back!

    I leave you today with more of your amazing art… Click to see them in their full-size glory!

    @Ashen_pain gives us a glimpse of that unglimpsed scene from the end of Episod 205, “We Were Family”…

    @bannister01 nicely sums up what Dark Matter is all about…

    @ceresis64 has provided us with a promotional poster for season 4…

    @jsheaisaninja spotlights the ladies…

    @tarrahlayne composes a heartfelt rumination on a beloved crew member…

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 11, 2017

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    Since we’re on the subject, I thought I’d list my personal Top 10 Most Devastating Cancellations…

    10. Deadwood

    To many, it was an acquired taste, but David Milch’s anti-western was unlike another. Although I wasn’t totally won over at first, the show gradually became tops of my viewing list. There was talk of some follow-up movies…that never came to be.

    9. Quantum Leap

    This one was particularly cruel because the series finale was actually scripted as a season finale given the fact the show’s producers were told they’d be coming back for another season. They didn’t. And that downbeat final reveal of Sam Beckett’s fate was tagged on by the network.

    8. Firefly

    Of course, this one will make most every scifi fan’s list. It’s amazing how much love and support this series has generated given it aired only a single season.

    7. SOAP

    Series creator Susan Harris apparently had a five year plan for the show. Sound familiar? This one stands out for me because it was my first experience of a show going out on a cliffhanger. Was Jessica actually executed by firing squad??? Sixteen year old me was livid!

    6. Twin Peaks

    Pete and Audrey caught in the bank explosion! Ben Horne bloodied and left for dead! Agent Cooper possessed by evil Bob! Well, finally, after 25 years, we have answers.

    5. Farscape

    Much love for this show. So much love that, after its premature cancellation, I lobbied to get series leads Ben Browder and Claudia Black on Stargate.

    4. Stargate: SG-1

    Yes, ten seasons is a magnificent ride, but there were still stories to tell.

    3. Stargate: Atlantis

    This cancellation came so out of left field and seemed so illogical. What a great opportunity to have a fan favorite series pass the torch to a new spinoff with an amazing Friday Stargate double-bill! Nope, it was not to be.

    2. Stargate Universe

    This one hurt as the series was really gathering steam in its second season – only to hit the cancellation wall. Somewhere, out there, Destiny’s crew is still in stasis, crossing the vast void between galaxies.

    1. Dark Matter

    Did you have any doubt what would take the #1 spot? This one is especially frustrating for the fact that I had a five year plan going in. I have all the answers! Now, it would seem, the rest of the story will go untold.

    Update on the DM front: It’s crunch time. Conference call tomorrow!

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 12, 2017

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    Quick! Go take this multiple choice quiz to find out if saving the galaxy Dark Matter is right for you!

    Several Good Reasons to Save the Galaxy – or At Least Dark Matter

    Hey, looking to join the Dark Matter Fan Initiative? Wondering what those Friday tweet storms are all about? Read here for all the details:

    Dark Matter FTL Drives – Those Rules Explained

    Damn, that petition is really growing. It’s now aiming for 50k signatures. Take a moment to let ’em know you’re one of the many fans who want to see a season 4:

    We Want Dark Matter Season 4

    I dropped by the Production offices today and decided to do a little impromptu stage walk-thru. Yes, it’s plenty dark – so prepare to tweet your hearts out this Friday night and help turn the lights back on The Raza!

    https://www.pscp.tv/BaronDestructo/1...oDgNxX?t=1m29s

    https://www.pscp.tv/BaronDestructo/1nAKEezQbqVKL?t=1s

    Alas, that conference call scheduled for today was pushed to tomorrow. But some parallel discussions planned for tomorrow were pulled up to today. Some very positive rumblings but, again, I caution all to temper their expectations. I will say this however – my outlook has improved to “not so negative”.

    BTW – We have a bunch of fun events planned for this Friday. Can’t say too much at the moment, but prepare for a major good time.

    I leave you with some Dark Matter fan love…

    @bannister01 with some killer designs. Wouldn’t they look great on a t-shirt? Hey, teefury, just saying…

    @tarrahlayne graces us with more words and wonder…

    @ItsLovelyLeigh with a gorgeous piece…

    @Ashen_pain with much love for Melissa O’Neil’s TWO…

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    Default Re: Joseph Mallozzi's Blog! (SPOILERS For All SG Shows and Dark Matter)

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    September 13, 2017

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    Alright, let’s lead with this announcement…

    PSA: Joseph Mallozzi and several cast members will do an AMA in /r/DarkMatter this Friday! Get your questions ready! from DarkMatter

    Yes. This Friday night at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT, I will be joining Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, and Zoie Palmer for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Roger Cross, the hardest working man in showbusiness, is busy…working!…but promised to do his damnedest to stop by. So head on over to the Dark Matter subreddit, register, and get ready to let the questions fly!

    What exactly is a reddit AMA?

    Then, at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT, prepare to tweet and retweet your hearts out as we prepare to deluge twitter with a second Dark Matter tweet storm. Last week saw us trending in the U.S. for about four hours, hit #2 in Canada and L.A., #1 in New York, with over 210 ooo tweets. This week, I’m thinking we’re going to do even better.

    And admit the AMA and the tweet storm, we’ll see what we can do about getting a little Facebook live action going with the cast.

    So, who’s in? Mark your calendars and follows @DarkMatterFTL for all the latest on the Dark Matter Fan Initiative.

    A couple of articles on the campaign –

    Hell Hath No Fury…Like Dark Matter Fans

    Can Fan Influence Get Dark Matter Back On The Air?

    The TV, Eh? podcast discusses the campaign (29 minute mark)

    Well, we that conference call went swimmingly today. Love this group and really hope it works out but there are so many pieces in play that the timeline becomes our biggest foe here. We talked through a number of different scenarios, all of which will require different approaches and sign-offs – which mean a definitive answer on this one isn’t in the cards this week. HOWEVER, there have been a flurry of discussions – and an end of week target – for an answer on the other two fronts.

    The odds are still, as one of our prospective partners put it, “medium to long”, but we’re not giving up! And need you fans more than ever. Rest up because we are going to SLAM TWITTER this Friday night!

    P.S. Check out the #DarkMatterMoments hashtag on twitter and post your favorite #DarkMatterMoments

    Some fan art…

    @tingyi_yang with some love for our resident gak geek, FIVE –

    @Michele6784 dabbles in oils…and mercenaries –

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    September 14, 2017

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    In fact, we ARE doing it. All that online passion – the tweets, retweets, tagging and hash tagging – is having an effect. It’s impressing some, concerning others, but surprising all. It’s thanks to you that we are where we are, with three potential new partners in deep discussion. As I’ve been saying all along, pulling this off is still a longshot, but you’ve gone above and beyond the call in raising awareness and letting everyone out there know exactly how much Dark Matter means to you. And now we need you to pour it on for the big finish.

    TOMORROW – at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT Dark Matter is taking twitter by storm. Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the secret hashtag of the night, and the SLAM twitter at the appointed time.

    Last week saw us hit 210 000 tweets for the event, trending #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and Los Angeles, #1 in New York. Tomorrow, we’re going to shatter that record. Like last week, we’ve got some surprise guests joining the tweet storm. And, to make things even more interesting, I’ve got something for you all…

    Bloopers! And lots of them.

    I’ve been sitting on about 30 minutes of outtakes from Dark Matter’s second and third season. Akemi has spent the whole day editing them down to 1:30 – 2:00 segments (sitting on the couch, doing a lot of laughing). The second we start trending tomorrow night, I will release the first blooper segment on twitter. And then, one every fifteen minutes for as long as we trend.

    Here’s a taste –

    Before the tweet storm, at 7 pm EDT, 4 pm PDT, join me and the rest of the Dark Matter cast for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Just register here and show up at the appointed time with your questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkMatter/

    I’m also trying to organize some Facebook living with a couple of cast members. Stay tuned for news on that!

    I left the following message on the Dark Matter subreddit and wanted to give it a wider audience:

    Like I said, this is harder than it appears at first. On top of finding a home, there are a bunch of contractual issues to contend with, AND we have to make sure we can get enough money to make the show. All of this before we lose our set, our cast, and our crew.

    The odds are against us, but we’re all in. I’ve been at 11 since hitting Toronto and finding out about the show’s official cancellation – online, on the phone, messaging, emailing – doing absolutely everything I can to get this done. If we succeed, then it will have all been worth it. If I fail, I’ll have known I did right by my cast, crew, and fandom.

    Some fandom art…

    @mhysatweets with the DM movie posters!

    @Nick23371162 with this beautiful painting of The Raza in orbit.

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    September 15, 2017

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    Dark Matter fans unite! And prepare to shake the internet!

    First, join us on reddit at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the cast and yours truly!

    PSA: Joseph Mallozzi and several cast members will do an AMA in /r/DarkMatter this Friday! Get your questions ready! from DarkMatter

    Then prepare to tweet the lights out at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT with the Dark Matter cast, crew, and fellow fans. And – who knows? – maybe even a surprise tweeter or two! Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the latest…and the secret #hashtag!

    As I said in yesterday’s blog, the moment we start trending, I’ll start posting bloopers. And, for every 15 minutes we continue to trend, I’ll post another. And another. And another! How’s that for incentive? Here’s a taste of what’s to come…

    A few campaign links from our many supporters:

    https://www.monstersandcritics.com/s...nd-tweetstorm/

    http://www.scifipulse.net/a-call-to-...e-dark-matter/

    http://screenrant.com/dark-matter-se...-fan-campaign/

    https://www.threeifbyspace.net/2017/...it-warp-speed/

    https://www.purefandom.com/2017/09/0...r-full-effect/

    https://www.tvovermind.com/dark-matt...atter-back-air

    http://thathashtagshow.com/2017/09/save-dark-matter/

    https://thenerdrecites.com/saving-da...hashtags-7652/

    https://thenerdrecites.com/how-you-c...k-matter-7564/

    http://scifivision.com/286-tv-news/4...-save-the-show

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    Great to see the SG cast all tweeting and retweeting their support for Dark Matter...Amanda, Michael, Lexa et al doing great stuff

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    I left Twitter a few days ago and wasn't on Reddit. Oh well, but Joe knows I'm a huge supporter of Dark Matter.


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    September 16, 2017

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    Well, that was fun. And hugely successful. Again and as always, thanks to YOU ALL. We trended and held in the U.S., hit #1 in Canada, and once again lit up twitter with our #LightTheRaza hashtag. Joining our ranks and making their voices heard were, once again, friends and supporters from the realms of television, music, books, and comic books. Thanks as always to our Dark Matter allies like Ming-Na Wen, Lexa Doig, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Martin Gero, Phil Plait, Cherie Priest, Sass Jordan, Jann Arden, Gail Simone, John Scalzi, Nick Cutter, Robert Picardo, Mark Dacascos, Ed the Sock, Scott Lynch, Jonathon Hickman, Kris Holden-Reid, Paul Amos, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Adam Korson, Ellen Wong, Kate Drummond, Corin Nemec, Jason M. Hough, Melanie Liburd, Mike Dopud, Torri Higginson, Mishka Thebaud, Ayisha Issa, Ennis Esmer, Matthew Rosenberg, Cas Anvar, Tamsen McDonough, Ryan Robbins, Natalie Brown, Kaare Andrews, Jessica Sipos and many more!

    In order to maximize our reach in the U.S., we had to schedule our FTL Friday tweet storms at times that proved…inconvenient for many of our international fans. We apologize for that but, again, this was really a result of a need to LOUDLY target a potential new U.S. home for the show (since we already have nice comfy homes overseas and in Canada). Still, many international fans stayed up into the wee hours to tweet along with us.

    Today, in appreciation for THEIR commitment to the campaign, we’ll be doing another FTL Drive more accommodating to them. We kick off at 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT which is 9 pm UK/10 pm France.

    Please follow @DarkMatterFTL for all the latest, including the reveal of the secret hashtag just before the tweet storm launch!

    I’m holding onto about a dozen blooper segments. Once we start trending, I’ll post the first. And then, depending on the number of retweets I get for the first set of bloopers, I’ll retreat the next batch, and so on.

    The reddit AMA was a rousing success. A little over 1350 comments in the thread…and counting. Check out the Q&A here:

    Dark Matter AMA from DarkMatter

    In the coming days, I’m going to wade through the unanswered questions and attempt to field as many as I can!

    Hey, tonight I’m a guest on AfroNerd Radio’s The Grindhouse at 6 pm EDT/ 3 pm PDT. If you’re free, call in and let’s chat.

    Yesterday, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, and I were guest on Ed the Sock’s new podcast.

    And before that, I visited The Barbershop podcast.

    The Dark Matter fan campaign has been getting a lot of fantastic coverage, including this great article:

    Art Imitates Life: Dark Matter Fans, Cast & Crew Battle the Corporations

    I offered the following when asked about my unusually passionate focus on finding a new home for the show:

    “Dark Matter is my baby and it’s frustrating to think I won’t be able to finish telling my story. The cast and crew have become like family to me and, as I wrote in my blog, I have to do right by them.”

    And I have to do right by all of you, from the members of the Dark Matter Council to everyone who has taken to the internet to do battle for Dark Matter. Thank you.

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    September 17, 2017

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    The Dark Matter movement is growing stronger!

    First, here’s the data from our first tweet storm back on Friday, September 8th – #RockTheRaza

    Now here’s the data from our last big tweet storm on Friday, September 15th – #LightTheRaza

    The fact that we continue to build momentum is nothing short of amazing. I have forwarded these fan metrics to the, uh, relevant parties. Speaking of which…

    Well, it all comes down to this week. Specifically, in all likelihood, it will all come down to tomorrow.

    Late Friday, we heard back from one of the three potential new partners we’ve been in discussions with regarding a fourth season pick-up for Dark Matter. Even though it was a no, we took it in stride because this one was the longest of the long shots. The show, admittedly, wasn’t the best fit for them, but the executive who championed us was a Dark Matter fan and gave it a go nonetheless – and for that, I am extremely grateful.

    And, I am grateful to every one of you – from the members of Dark Matter Council who organized and ran this amazing campaign to all of you who took the time to tweet your hearts out. It’s all come down to this…

    So, it looks like tomorrow is THE day.

    Or it really needs to be with time about to run out on our second stage holding the Marauder, the Ishida cruiser, and our swing sets. Tick, tick, tick…

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    September 18, 2017

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    "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams

    Me =

    Reality =

    For those of you wondering, our deadline to hear back was Friday. Then, the weekend at the latest. Then, today at the absolute latest because, tomorrow, we have to start wrapping out our second stage.

    Look, I’ve been saying all along – it’s a longshot. And sure, no news is…well, no news. Or, at the very least, not bad news.

    Yes, I’m that guy now. Still, it would be great to finally have an answer because if this wait extends much longer, the only way this show comes back is as a radio play.

    Anyway, I have the following two gifs on the deck and waiting. One for YES! and the other for NOOOOOO!

    OR

    Thank you for your patience and continuing support.

    Hey, since you stopped by, enjoy a look at the alien ship design by the good folks at Darkhorse10:

    Hoping to see more of their stuff (like that alien fighter swarm!) sooner than never!

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    I mean, seriously. I respect the need for due diligence, a desire to do a thorough analysis before making a decision. But could we pick up the pace here?

    As another day comes and goes without word, my writerly mind goes places. Have they forgetten about us? Did the individual we were talking to go on vacation and forget to tell anyone? Is he or she trapped under a fallen refrigerator, hoping against hope that someone will send help, blindly assuming: “I was supposed to get back to them on Friday! I didn’t, so they’re going to assume something is wrong and send help!”. How long can someone go without water? We’re going on five days now!

    As we wait, let’s discuss the various options that have been bandied about…

    A 26 Episode 2 Season Order

    Kind of scary insofar as it would require us to shoot straight through – and, oh yeah, come up with twenty-six scripts in a compressed time frame. Yes, we used to do a full 22 back on Stargate and, for a few years, actually produced 40 episodes a season between SG-1 and Atlantis, but back then we had a full writers’ room stacked with defacto showrunners (Brad Wright, Robert Cooper, Paul Mullie, Martin Gero, Carl Binder, Alan McCullough, and myself). In this case, I’ll be doing the lion share of the writing and rewriting – and prepping and producing and post. Yes, I would probably suffer a nervous breakdown shortly after wrap but this scenario offers the best creative option, allowing me to unfurl my 5-season narrative as planned.

    A Single Season 13 Episode Order

    Sure, this is the scenario I’ve been operating under since we got the green light to do the show in the first place and, while the temptation would be there to proceed business as usual and script another season ending cliffhanger setting up the show’s fifth and final installment as per my original vision, this recent unpleasant experience would give me pause. Would I be better off not risking it and, instead, taking the 13 episode order to tie up all the loose ends – in which case I would be done after four seasons. Not the show, mind you, but I would be done. This one would present a real creative dilemma.

    A Miniseries Order

    Now while I know everyone (fans, cast, crew, and production) would prefer the two season order, I’m drawn to the prospect of being given anywhere from 6-8 episodes to wrap things up. While it would definitely be a challenge to tie up all those loose ends in such a small order, it would ensure that those 6-8 episodes would be packed with huge twists, turns, shocks, surprises, revelations and reveals.

    A Two Hour Movie Order

    Many would see this as a small “better than nothing” victory, but this option would be…well, creatively restrictive. It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which I’d be able to wrap up anything in satisfactory fashion within a two hour time frame.

    To everyone asking – the sets remain standing. For now. We in a hold-your-breath holding pattern until another production comes along and asks for the stages, at which point we have to clear out.

    So – more waiting. And, tomorrow, a follow-up phone call with Suitor #2 who has always had my heart. If it’s not Dark Matter, I hope we partner up on something real soon.

    I thank you, Dark Matter fandom, for you patience – and, in some cases, impatience. Please accept this as a small token of my appreciation:

    DM EP101 14_11_27 Script PRODUCTION WHITE

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    September 20, 2017

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    And then there was one.

    Another potential partner dropped out of the running today in our mad dash to save Dark Matter. In the end it came down to money. As much as both sides wanted to make it work, it was clear the gap separating us was too wide. A valiant effort but to no avail.

    And so, we switch focus to our final suitor – a delightful wildcard with a creative proposition. Unfortunately, said proposition comes with its own set of complications, chiefest of which is a timeline that may stretch far past our drop dead date. And yet, if the pieces come together and all the parties sign off (and that’s a pretty big

    I mean, look the size of it!), then we’d be looking at mini-series that would run, depending on budget, between 4-8 episodes – offering Dark Matter fans some form of closure.

    In the meantime, time has officially run out on our second stage. I heard the strike team is in place and ready to move. I’m hoping we can move the Marauder to the breezeway in our remaining stage and buy our shuttle some more time while the Ishida cruiser, labs, and the Ferrous Corp shipyard come down.

    It’s crazy to think that, not that long ago, we were actually thinking of expanding our stage space to make room for an alien ship interior, Galactic Authority facility, and underground bunker. What a difference a month – and an altogether baffling network decision – make.

    Regardless of how things go down between now and week’s end, the Dark Matter Council is planning on another enormous fan tweet storm this Friday night. And, as a little thank you to you all for your continued support, I’m going to talk to Playback Operator Greg Whiteside about showcasing some of the amazing graphics our playback team has created over the show’s three seasons.

    Whelp, still not dead yet! But we’re in an 11th hour life or death scramble. This gif, by Robert Ek, about sums it up –

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    Apologies for not checking in sooner. I’ve been out of commission today, sick and sleeping off what I assume to be a touch of food poisoning. Was it the curry ramen? A fried oyster? The lychee sake that tasted like dish washing soap? I’ll avoid a Murder on the Orient Express gag here out of respect for spoilerphobes, but let me be clear – it WAS one of them.

    Anyway, following my four hour mid-afternoon nap, I jumped online and discovered the Dark Matter Council was in the midst of another fabulous twitter campaign, perhaps my favorite yet –

    I’m amazed by all of you who were inspired by many of the same mainstays of sci-fi that led me down this road. Asimov, Clarke, Ellison, Alien, The Thing, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: The Original Series…to name but a few.

    I’m also touched and grateful to those of you who mentioned my name and my work, alongside those of my incredible cast and crew, as one of the things you love about Dark Matter.

    Tomorrow night, we launch another tweet storm (9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT) to batter twitter…and whoever you care to tag with our deluge of ten of thousands of tweets! Who, hunh? Who, HUNH?! WHO?!! Follow @DarkMatterFTL for all the latest and tomorrow’s secret hashtag!

    But before we storm the castle yet again, I’m going to dedicate this blog to you, the fans, and your healthy curiosity. Got some burning questions about the campaign, yours truly, or anything Dark Matter-related? Well post them in the comments section because I’ll be wading in with answer, ANSWERS, ANSWERS!!!

    Dark Matter Playback Operator Greg Whiteside meanwhile (follow him here: @Videogreg1) has sent me a slew of Dark Matter-related graphics! I’ll be tweeting them out throughout the event!

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