A couple of months ago, I came across this interesting little piece which seeks to match the crew of The Raza to the passengers of The S.S. Minnow.

http://www.syfy.com/darkmatter/blog/dark-matter-gilligans-island

Never mind that actresses Melissa O’Neill and Jodelle Ferland didn’t know what the hell the interviewer was talking about (Thanks for making me feel old, ladies!). There’s no denying the similarities: seven disparate individuals thrown together by circumstance, isolated, facing insurmountable odds, they must band together, despite their differences, in a concerted effort to stay alive – and stage a musical version of Hamlet (Spoiler Alert!).

So, let’s match ’em up!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

ONE = GILLIGAN

Our idealistic, innocent, unlikely heroes.  They’re often in way over their heads but, despite all, succeed in their efforts to do the right thing.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

TWO = THE SKIPPER

The defacto leaders of their respective groups – strong, capable, but somewhat temperamental.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

THREE = MR. HOWELL

Mercenary, egotistical, always looking out for Number #1, yet their gruff exteriors belie a hidden warmth engendered by the love of a good woman.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

FIVE = MARY ANN

Sweet and sunny, sure, but also incredibly resourceful.  When push comes to shove, you can count on them to scrounge together the necessary components to fix up an FTL drive, or whip up a coconut cream pie.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

THE ANDROID = THE PROFESSOR

Our resident tech experts share a dry sense of humor and a conservative fashion sense.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

FOUR = MRS. HOWELL

Proud and dignified, they’re the quiet warriors of their respective crews.

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

SIX = GINGER

Both like to dress up in sexy outfits that show off their arms.  Both have the annoying habit of ALWAYS bringing up the past and allowing their colorful histories to inform their present decision-making.  Before becoming an actress, she assisted a magician who made things disappear.  Before joining The Raza, SIX assisted a rebel group that made an entire space station disappear.

Agree?  Disagree?  Next up, Dark Matter Community!

16 thoughts on “November 15, 2015: Dark Matter = Gilligan’s Island!

  1. I’m not buying those match ups. If anyone is going to build a coconut radio, it’s FIVE! 🙂

    In other news, the move went well, and even better it’s over. Now I just have to unpack!

  2. At first I was confused when you skipped over Four in numerical order, but now I see you were saving he and Six for the big reveal/grand finale. It’s both hilarious and more fitting than I would’ve imagined.

    Now I have a craving for coconut cream pie. Thanks, Joe.

  3. Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how THAT many People were ALLOWED onto the MINNOW to begin with!? – And don’t get me started on *WHERE* the LUGGAGE was stashed!?!

  4. Nah! Sorry Joe, I’m with Gary & PonyTail on this one. I’m not buying the Gilligans Island match ups that much either.
    I doubt SIX, even as attractive as he is, would look as good as Ginger in a form fitting dress.

    Besides, I always figured you probably derived the RAZA crew’s story from this Paul McCartney song

    Band On The Run
    Lyrics:

    Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever,
    Never seeing no one nice again like you,
    Mama you, mama you.

    (this is ONE Tich talking about his mom he grew up on the farm with)

    If I ever get out of here,
    Thought of giving it all away
    To a registered charity.
    All I need is a pint a day
    If I ever get out of here.
    If we ever get out of here.

    (Remember when the crew gave away their weapons to the miners and in exchange
    the miners treated the crew to pint of ale)

    Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun,
    And the first one said to the second one there I hope youre having fun.
    Band on the run, band on the run.
    And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one.

    (self explanatory)

    For the band on the run, band on the run, band on the run, band on the run

  5. Oh the crew of the Raza is way more hotter ever than G’s Island, but to compare, well, not so sure, but interesting,, haha. Raza has the whole of space and the other had an island, hmmm ,like a ship, always discovering places and things on their island, not as cool as the BIG door, I just don’t know, but food (notice how I got food in there) for thought. Have a great day!!
    **and my comments always disappear after I send, but I see eventually make to the blog, must be a word press black hole~~

  6. Six is such a Ginger, sexy and smart with a killer smile. And I wouldn’t put it past Ginger to hook up with pirates and commit banditry if it lined her pockets.

    Obsessed with the Breakthrough docs on Nat Geo. We are so living in the future; well we will be pretty darn soon, gives me hope for mankind to see the amazing cool things people are creating to benefit the world.

  7. Ponytail: 😆

    I can see what you’re saying about Gilligan’s Island. When you look at most successful shows, there is a formula. Thankfully, I don’t get paid to analyze, I just sit back and enjoy.

    I’m still thinking about your daddy daughter day. Those were some good photos. Is this going to become a routine?

  8. Bwahahaha! I would like to see the actors reactions to these comparisons! 😀 Particularly, Roger Cross being compared to Ginger Grant – LMAO! Joe, if you show this to them, make sure you are not within reach of Roger. Remember what happened when he *hugged* you! And Alex – make sure he is no where near his blades. I fear for your life, in spite of how funny this idea is.

  9. Oh, I’m sure Anthony and Alex would LOVE to know that they’re the old married couple in this comparison. Of course, they might actually get a kick out of it, now that I think about it…. 😉

    -Mike A.

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