As promised, the twists, turns, surprises, and revelations are coming fast and furious as we barrel toward our BIG season 1 finale. And, in addition, there are those wonderful character moments that serve to shed light on our crew and their respective relationships: the unlikely pep talk, the drunken dinner sequence, the hug! Numerous individual fan contingents seemed particularly thrilled with this episode. I’m talking about #FOURCLAN, #FIVEHIVE, #SIXPACK, and #FANDROIDS!
And they weren’t the only ones. Check out some of the online review…
“Overall, I get the sense that the writers of Dark Matter know exactly where their characters and storylines are headed. They continue to dole out puzzle pieces in a deliberate and methodical manner.”
Oh, we know exactly where we’re going. And, when this first season comes to its dramatic conclusion, prepare to have your mind blown.
“Slowly the first season of Syfy’s Dark Matter is developing to be the space opera that can actually replace Firefly and Stargate.”
I don’t think want to replace them, only stand side by side with them in the annals of SF television!
“However, while the mystery and intrigue will always be a major factor in why Dark Matter is so compelling to watch, it’s the small, happier moments that have maintained my interest. The cast has solid chemistry together and it makes scenes like their drunken bonding on the space station add a lot more vibrance to an already entertaining show. The darker moments may be imminent, but if we keep those lighter times along the way, it may be that much easier to endure.”
This. One of the things I’ve mentioned time and again in interviews is that humor and character moments are so important to the show because they go such a long way toward humanizing our crew. And the these lighter moments make the darker moments sooo much darker in contrast. See next episode.
“Why am I asking so many questions?! Because Joseph Mallozzi likes it that way, that’s why! He writes it like this on purpose … and I not-so-secretly love it.”
True. I love the theorizing, debating, and, especially, the “this doesn’t make sense” critical assumptions that inevitably get upended. Early on, people were wondering how the show’s premise could be sustained for any extended period. Well, whaddya think now?
“Hands down the best episode thus far. The very breadth of Science-Fiction really saturates this episode and it’s mystery sub-genre attacks and reveals new elements to our amnesiacs that really sell the need to keep watching and find out the truth.”
Yes, layers upon layers. Think you’ve got our “misunderstood”/”inherently good” characters figured out. Let’s resume this discussion next week…
Finally – hey, check out Akemi’s FIVE-inspired hair!
Today’s entry is dedicated to my sis! Happy Birthday!