Author Topic: Dark Matter  (Read 931 times)

chuckv3

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Dark Matter
« on: October 30, 2015, 10:24:49 PM »
This is a pretty good show from the Canadians (some of the actors, directors and writers that previously worked on Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and/or Continuum). I found it on Netflix and decided to try it out because of the 4.5 stars and since it was science fiction. I needed something to watch after The Flash exceeded my sappy-scene tolerance around the 4th or 5th episode. And since I understand physics, it kind of bugs me that he can grab someone, drag them sideways faster than the approaching bullets and yet somehow not kill them in the process. Anyway... Dark Matter is better suited to grown-up viewers with the predominant form of humour leaning toward sarcasm.

So far I am liking Dark Matter. I don't think there's any surprising new angle or idea in there, and in fact there are lots of borrowed ideas. But it's well-acted, has decent special effects, and SyFy ordered a 2nd season, so there will be at least 26 episodes. It started in 2015, so who knows? Hopefully it won't take a bizarro left-turn like Continuum did for season 3, or be killed off purely due to ratings (despite being a good show) like The Sarah Connor chronicles. If you liked either of those shows you'll probably like this one.

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Re: Dark Matter
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 11:12:26 PM »
Watched it when they aired it on SciFi.  I liked it.  Looking forward to season 2.
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Re: Dark Matter
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2015, 01:38:50 AM »
I liked it, picked up steam toward the end of the season. Should check out Killjoys too, it's also fun.

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Re: Dark Matter
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 07:08:49 AM »
Yup.  I'm inhaling it.  It's Firefly-esque with a slightly harder edge.  Definitely a worthy and well-thought out successor.

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Re: Dark Matter
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 07:32:24 PM »
I hadn't watched the entire first season when I posted this, but I have to say the ending to the first season was a major shocker. No spoilers, but it definitely gives one that "how the heck are they going to get out of this one?" feeling. We know there WILL BE a season two, so there's gotta be something...

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Re: Dark Matter
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 04:09:25 PM »
I watched the first two episodes and liked them.  Looking forward to the rest!