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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4
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DARK MATTER pilot

TV show review by David Blackwell

 

Premieres 10/ 9 pm CT June 12th on SyFy
(also airing on Space in Canada)

Six people wake up on a starship with no memory of who they are.  They go searching for those answers which they may not like at all. They name each other by number (in the order of when they work up from suspended animation).  The show opens with a  great opening scene.  Also there are some great character moments for each character.   Lots of questions of who they are as the pilot lays a trail of bread crumbs.  It does make me wish MGM didn’t cancel STARGATE UNIVERSE, but Joseph Mallozzi may have a winner with DARK METTER as long as they don’t screw it up with the episodes after the pilot and a worry that it could get overshadowed by KILLJOYS which is another space opera on the same night as DARK MATTER and DEFIANCE on SyFy’s new Friday line-up. The characters of Two (boss lady pilot woman as played by Melissa O’Niel) and Three (Anthony Lemke have to be my favorite characters of the pilot while Four has a nice scene where he shows off that he knows how to use a sword. I am not clear on how Five fits into the show while Zoie Palmer is in a post-LOST GIRL role as the ship’s android and Roger Cross continues to get roles (proving he is one of the more hard working actors today).  The spaceship set remind me of the STARGATE UNIVERSE starship

 

DARK MATTER’s pilot is the set up for the show while I hope episode 2 is the start of paying off what they set up in the pilot.  The ending does lay some new info at the feet of the characters as I want to know what they will do in the next episode due to what they find out.   DARK MATTER’s crew does remind of another show about space renegades and that show is called BLAKE’S 7.   Some great stars are on the way including a couple of famillair faces who were on STRAGATE ATLANTIS.   I wonder if this is a BLAKE’S 7 for the 21st century and what kind of mythology will Joseph Mallozzi will build for this TV show.  If you like DARK MATTER, watch it and blog about it. 

 

This review is 6-6-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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