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What’s the premise of the series?

JM: A derelict ship floating in space. Its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board  Their search for answers triggering the ship’s deadly security system and awakening an unfeeling android bent on their destruction. If there ignorance or the ship doesn’t destroy them first, they will have to work together to survive a dangerous voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and, ultimately, hidden secrets best left unknown.

Who are you working with on Dark Matter?

JM: In addition to my writing partner, Paul Mullie, I’m working with uber-talented artist Garry Brown and the infinitely patient Gary Thorpe, Dark Horse editor.

For people who don't know, who is Dark Matter published by?

JM: Dark Horse Comics.

When will it first be released?

JM: January of 2012.

Is it an ongoing or mini/maxi series?

JM: Ideally, a maxi series.  We’re kicking things off with a four-issue arc.  Hopefully interest and sales will be strong enough to warrant a continuation of the story.

How did you originally get the idea for the series?

JM: It’s an idea I’d been kicking around for quite a while.  The plan was to pitch it as a t.v. series once Stargate was done.  As it so happened, however, Stargate kept getting picked up and, as a result, I had to keep pushing Dark Matter to the back burner.  One of the nice things about the delays was it gave me plenty of time to really thinks things through and establish the overall arc.  I know exactly who these characters are, where they’re going, and how their stories will end.

Where do you think it could lead? e.g. Movie/ Tv Series?

JM: Although there has been some talk of doing a movie, my experience is in television and, from its inception, Dark Matter was envisioned as a potential t.v. series – but a series with a definite beginning, middle, and end.

Do you think that writing for Stargate has helped you prepare for writing Dark Matter?

JM: Absolutely.  My many years on Stargate not only made me a better writer, but a better producer as well.  It also gave me the opportunity to work with some enormously talented people – all of whom I’d love to work with again provided things go according to plan.

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