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"Dark Matter" review by Suzanne 6/5/15
Premieres Friday, June 12 10/9c on Syfy

This is a good scifi show. I'd say it's as good as "Stargate SG-1", which makes sense since it  has some of the same writers! I was just thinking the other day that we could use a really good scifi show that grabs you the same way that show did, or "Farscape." Syfy has some okay shows, but none of them are as good as that. "Defiance" is not bad, but, I don't know, it's not quite as good. It's probably a personal preference.  I'm not too thrilled about dystopian futures. I grew up on "Star Trek," so I don't like seeing a future where government has collapsed and people are desperate and starving, and where there are lots of outlaws.

In this show, we don't know yet what the Earth or other planets are like yet. We may learn that in future episodes. It involves traveling on spaceships (which, again, is like Star Trek).

In the first episode, this crew of 6 people wake up from stasis on a spaceship, with no memory of who they are or how they got there. They meet one other "person" on the ship as well. There are many secrets and interesting things that happen. By the end of the episode, we learn who they really are, and it's quite shocking!  (Or do we?)  Each of the characters is very different, and fascinating. A few of the actors are familiar. Two are from "Lost Girls" and one was on "Continuum" and other science fiction shows.  The others I don't recognize, but one of them really reminds me of actor Dave Annable. They do a great job, and the look and feel of the show is very cool, too. Some of it reminds me of "Firefly."

Which is not to say that the show is derivative at all. It's very original. Apparently, it's also based on a comic book, but I haven't seen it.

Anyway, it's a very entertaining science fiction show, and I look forward to more! If you like scifi, you should check it out.


Fans of Stargate will love Dark Matter, which was created by franchise writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, who adapted the 13-episode series from their original graphic novel, published by Dark Horse Comics.

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Their memories are gone. But the truth survives. Dark Matter premieres Friday, June 12 at 10|9c.

The crew of a derelict spaceship is awaked from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.

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