Dark Matter (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Whoever wiped our memories probably did it to make it harder for us to work together. Guess what? It worked.”

Dark Matter season 1, aired in 2015

Six passengers awake out of stasis on a ship that’s dead in space — four men, one woman, and a girl. They have no memories, so they give themselves numerical designations. They find an android, who’s able to connect with the ship — and discover that the ship is sending out a distress signal. When the five adults find out who they are and what their current mission is, they’re all shocked.

This show asks the intriguing question: Can you change who you are, and decide to be a different person?

It’s a bit like Firefly in tone. The ending of the first episode is stunning. My favourite character is the android, the source of much of the humour. Although it’s not quite a 5/5 show the interesting storyline will make you keep coming back for more.

I like the episode in which they open the door to the mystery room and they find a woman in stasis and an entertainment android. This episode brought depth to the character of Three.

Stars Jodelle Ferland and Zoie Palmer.

David Hewlett and Torri Higginson both guest star as someone who hires them for a job. Wil Wheaton also guest stars in the second last episode.

The season ends on an astonishing cliffhanger — it is currently unknown whether there will be a second season.

Created by Joseph Mallozzi (writer on Stargate SG-1) and Paul Mullie (writer on Stargate Atlantis).

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3 Responses to “Dark Matter (season 1)”

  1. James Says:

    I watched the pilot episode and I couldn’t get into it. I guess the show gets better?

  2. Dave Switzer Says:

    I’m not sure that it gets better, but if you liked the premise you would have been interested in seeing the characters learn about themselves and have adventures.

  3. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this entire series again — it’s thrillingly delightful.

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