Blog Profile / Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog

Filed Under:Genres / Sci Fi
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Archived Since:March 21, 2008

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March 29, 2016: My darkest Dark Matter post yet!

Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make! Something wicked this way comes. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing – There are mysteries which men […]

March 28, 2016: In the mood for season 2?

Hey, check out this awesome Dark Matter video from the gang at So, are you in the mood for season 2? How about now? Now? Stop me when you’re getting close! (Station schematics by 1st Assistant Art Director Kelly Diamond) (Dwarf Star Technologies space station design by artist Jon Hrubesch) Tagged: #DarkMatter, Dark Matter

March 27, 2015: My Top 13 Genre Short Stories of 2016!

With the deadline for the 2016 Hugo Awards nominations fast approaching (Thursday, March 31st), I thought I’d help out prospective voters by generating a list of recommended reads to guide them through the myriad titles released in 2015. In the past, I could have put together a rundown of potential Best Novels but, alas, the past year kept me […]

March 26, 2016: The crew of The Raza and their anime counterparts!

ONE (Dark Matter) = Rokuro “Rock” Okajima (Black Lagoon) Like ONE, Rock comes from a well-to-do upbringing, having lived a sheltered, moneyed existence prior to the events that landed him among decidedly colorful company.  From white...Show More Summary

March 25, 2016: DVD’s! Space stations! Peter DeLuise!

Mark the date – June 4th – because that’s when Funimation releases the first season of Dark Matter on dvd and Blu-ray. (tweaked image c/o Alex Mallari Jr.) Just in time for your review in advance of this summer’s season 2 premiere. Show More Summary

March 24, 2016: Dark Matter production day 69 of 101!

Character moments.  Character arcs.  Set ups and payoffs.  They’re the heart of Dark Matter.  Each and every one is carefully planned, scripted, and filmed.  And, at the end of the day, non-negotiable.  I’m not precious about “my words”, always open to input that will improve the series, but I will not sacrifice those all-important character […]

March 23, 2016: YOUR reading recommendations!

Well, with the script for Episode 212 complete, a little free time has opened up (outside of the rewrites, prep, production, on-set duties, editing, VFX approvals, upcoming mixes and occasional sleeps), allowing me to get in some major reading in advance of this year’s Hugo nominations deadline (March 31st).  2015 wasn’t a strong reading year for […]

March 22, 2016: This season puts the dark in Dark Matter!

The stuff of nightmares – from the Dark Matter costume department. Peter DeLuise directs. Devious goings-on. Infiltration and Corruption – by artist Victor Mare. Tagged: #DarkMatter, Dark Matter

March 21, 2016: Kaboom! 2/3 of the way through production on Dark Matter season 2!

Kaboom! We have now completed two-thirds of the shooting schedule for season 2 of Dark Matter.  Granted, in comparison, we’ve finished only a little over half the edits, less than 15% of the visual effects, hardly any of the mixes – but still, the heavy lifting has been done.  And, late last week, I completed a […]

March 20, 2016: More Akemi-isms!

Akemi’s English has vastly improved over the 6+ years (!) we’ve been together. Nevertheless, she’s still prone to the occasional Akemi-isms, those odd turns of phrase uniquely hers.  I’ve covered them in past blog entries, everything from terms like “punching sweet” (super sweet) to descriptives like “tastes like old man’s pillow” (her take on the […]

March 19, 2016: Comic Con!

Akemi and I had walked two block past the convention center and one block down when I realized that the cosplayer we were following was actually a garishly dressed homeless man.  We doubled back, found the correct entrance and we were at Comic Con! A quick visual rundown of the 37 minutes I spent there… […]

March 18, 2016: Brand new season 2 episode title!

It’s been a lot of fun working with director Peter DeLuise again.  The last time we were together on set was, oh, five years ago on a little Stargate: Universe episode called “Deliverance”.  Remember… THIS?! Ah, good times.  Good times. And some pretty damn good times on the set of Dark Matter. Today, we were at the headquarters […]

March 18, 2016: Vote on a new episode title!

Why should primary voters have all the fun? Cast your ballot for your favorite Episode 207 title.  But be quick!  Polls close in 24 hours!  Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular PBMom!

March 16, 2016: Dark Matter day 63 of 101!

As much as I agonize over these scripts, I have a feeling that, once I’ve completed the last one for this season, I’ll feel as wistful as my frenchie, Lulu, on a rainy Wednesday morning. THREE’s new “shades”.   Eyewear of another kind, compliments of props. Director Andy Mikita plots his next move. Space food!  I […]

March 15, 2016: Dark Matter day 62 of 101!

It’s hard to believe that we just started production three months ago.  Even harder to believe that we’ve only shot 60% of Dark Matter’s second season.  Only 60%! I mean, honestly, it feels like the finish line is within sight based solely on my anxiety levels.  I delivered the script for 211 yesterday which now means the […]

March 14, 2016: Dark Matter Day 61 of 101!

And, specifically, Day #5 of Episode 208.  Andy Mikita directing.  I have a feeling that Dark Matter fans are going to love this one as much as the cast! What awaits our crew down this long, dark corridor?  Oh, you don’t want to know.    A homecoming of sorts for our stupendous swordsman. Corporate Interests #1: […]

March 13, 2016: Things that have landed on my patio but, thankfully, not my head. Yet.

Last year, when we lived in this apartment, Akemi would joke that the construction on neighboring building was so close that she could play catch with the construction workers.  Well, we returned to the same apartment this year to find the construction had inched just a tad closer.  How close?  Well, THIS close – I […]

March 12, 2016: Yet another Saturday blog entry!

First off, thanks to everyone who expressed outrage, disappointment, and general apathy toward the revelation that I have been shadowbanned on reddit.  I had hoped that cross-posting my blog entries on other sites would offer up access to behind the scenes pics, vids, and insights to those who may not be aware of the blog, opening […]

March 11, 2016: Shadowbanned! Overdressed kale salad! And I have the best smelling eyeball on set!

I had a bad feeling about today early on.  Call it sixth sense.  Or a premonition.  Or the fiery sting of my Jack Black cologne that I inadvertently sprayed directly into my right eye this morning after getting dressed.  I just knew.  And, sure enough, today, a few on-set snafus were followed by a rare […]

March 10, 2016: Dark Matter news! Pics! Designs! And graphics!

Breaking News!  Ish. The cast of Dark Matter will be appearing at next weekend’s Toronto Comic Con. Catch their panel at 3 p.m., Saturday March 19th!  Room 801! I’ll also be there to support the show – in spirit, by walking the floor and checking out the comic book-related merchandise.  Come find me!  I’ll be the guy […]

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