Now in the middle of its second season, the SciFi Channel series “Dark Matter” has proven to be a remarkably good piece of TV science fiction. Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise. With an award winning comic book series as its basis and being written and produced by the team that brought us the Stargate shows (SG1, Atlantis and Universe) it’s got a very fine pedigree.
It’s the story of a crew of unsavory mercenaries who awake on their star ship with their memories wiped, and get started on a new, more moral path as they attempt to figure out their pasts and set up their future.
It features a number of well-know faces from TV science fiction, such as Stargate Atlantis’ David Hewlett and Star Trek’s Will Wheaton. And with a plot that provides the basis for a wealth of great science-fiction tropes, as well as some good character development, the show has proven itself to be a delightful and fun addition to to the TV SciFi pantheon. It’s also earned itself a large and more loyal fanbase than the shows that premiered in the same year it did.
If you like Science Fiction, give the show a try, on Friday nights. I’ll be watching it myself!
Enjoy the Evening’s Open Thread!