The New SyFy Channel Space Opera Has the Right Stuff
This new Sci-fi series was adapted from a Dark Horse Comics title that ran back in 2012 and was created by Stargate writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and it has all the right mix of good guys, bad guys and outer space to make it must-dvr-TV.
Dark Matter is the story of seven individuals (six humans and an android) who wake up on a spaceship with their memories wiped. They gradually discover their purpose, but do they have a choice in the matter? Can they defy orders? What happens if they do?
What I like about this premise is that we don’t have a preconceived notion of who’s “good” or who’s “bad”. There’s going to be a lot of grey area, which makes for a compelling, realistic drama. It’s one of the things I loved about Continuum, because while the audience may sympathize with one side or the other, neither side is truly good or bad.
ALEX MALLARI JR
Dark Matter premiered on SyFy June 12. I haven’t seen it yet; but I’m going to look for it on-demand and give the pilot episode a viewing based on this article.
How about you – have you been watching? What are your thoughts on the show so far?