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Dark Matter 

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In the dystopian 27th century, six people wake up on a deserted spaceship with no memory of who they are or what they're doing there. They reluctantly team up and set off to find answers with the help of a female android.
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The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The only clue to their identities is a cargo bay full of weaponry and a destination: a remote mining colony that is about to become a war zone. With no idea whose side they are on, they face a deadly decision. Will these amnesiacs turn their backs on history, or will their pasts catch up with them?

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As of September 3, 2017, SyFy confirmed the show's cancellation after just 3 seasons. See more »

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In scenes wherein the sky is visible, often constellations appear as they would from Earth. The most obvious example is an episode wherein the constellation 'Orion' is visible. See more »

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In most of the later episodes Melissa O'Neil's name appears onscreen with her character depicted onscreen behind it. See more »

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Not a bad start
13 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Not a bad start. I honestly don't understand all the harsh criticism: I know, it wasn't a perfect pilot episode, but all in all it was quite good. It has a great potential to grow and I was engaged from the get go because I wanted to know more about the characters and their back-story. Memory loss is a cliché, yes, but it can be handled appropriately to create a sense of mystery.

At first I was a little afraid all the action would take place on the ship they wake up, but in the end they visit a planet, which I why I love scifi in the first place: discovery. In some ways it reminded me of Firefly (it remains to be seen, of course, if it can reach such a level of greatness - probably not, but never say never). Even some characters, like the young girl with green hair (Jodelle Ferland) has a River Tam kinda vibe. And, you gotta admit, the android lady was a bit creepy, and transmitted the artificial intelligence uncanny valley quite well.

I would say give this TV show a chance before writing it off, maybe wait for a couple of episodes and see how it develops. The screenwriters are allegedly talented people with plenty of experience and if they manage to keep audiences interested, we might be looking at something great here. If not, well, thanks for trying.


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