For those of you who weren’t able to attend, here’s the SDCC Dark Matter panel c/o the fine folks at Syfy:

Also at Comic Con:

July 23, 2016: Dark Matter “episode 17: We Were Family” Recaps, Reviews, And Reactions!

Crave Online’s Blair Marnell talks to The Women of Dark Matter

Dark Matter “Episode 17: We Were Family” recaps, reviews and reactions:

Welcome Back, Son by Tom Gardiner at Three If By Space


We Were Family – With Six You Get Replicants by Michael Knox-Smith at Mike’s Film Talk


Robot Romance and What’s a Titch? by Cort Robinson at Pure Fandom


Good stuff from Canada that is as good as any recent series that comes to mind, or maybe even better… By Craig Suide at SciFi Movie Page


Dark Matter has a lot of balls in the air right now, and so far they are being successfully juggled. More episodes like this one would make an impressive storytelling display and an overall successful season to come… by Michael Ahr at Den of Geek


This season continues to deliver to an exceptional standard every single week and our faith in the writers only grows with each passing episode… by Christopher Hart at The Nerd Recites


For whatever number of episodes are in this season, they have a handle on the pacing that has given us a lot for only being on the fourth… by Jideobi Odunze at Geeked Out Nation


Dark Matter, you keep building these relationships like this and I will be a fangirl for life… by Jen Stayrook at The Workprint


This was a strong and powerful episode with an incredible amount of character growth. I think this is my favorite episode yet this season and that’s taking into account that I adored the first two episodes… by Aimee Hicks at Spoiler TV


I mentioned in the comments of a previous review that Three was becoming my favorite character on this show, and Dark Matter Season 2 Episode 4 only reinforces this sentiment… by Kathleen Wiedel at TV Fanatic


This episode revealed that everyone is going to be faced with new choices as the series progresses. Whether they are for the better or for the worst is the real question… by Leaf Miranda at The Young Folks


Josh and Anna of Geeksiders weigh in:

14 thoughts on “July 23, 2016: Dark Matter “Episode 17: We Were Family” Recaps, Reviews, and Reactions!

  1. How can it be possible that each episode of this just gets better and better? I’m wondering at what point can it possibly be outdone! I got home today and obviously have had a chance to watch the episode. I KNEW that was who “Titch” had to be!

    Here’s a couple of pics from my day hike that I did this past week in the White Mountains, NH. I’ll post my pics from my hike up Mt. Washington for my volunteering stint perhaps tomorrow.

    Hiking up to Carter Dome mountain, finally reached the Appalachian Trail:

    This looks like pretty easy going!


    Though the clouds would soon descend and leave me in the fog, I did get some nice views for a bit:

  2. Just re-watched “We are Family” for a 3rd time! You have to know, I do not do this for ANY other show. It’s sort of a requirement for Dark Matter, so to get every nuance and subtle stroke as it were.

    Man, I don’t know what’s coming around that corner next, but I surely cannot wait to find out. But in the meanwhile, I shall be pondering upon all that has gone before.

    Thank you Joe & Paul, Jay and Vanessa, Lawren and Ivon and Noreen and John Stead and all others invested in this FABULOUS series. THE BEST SCI-FI series on TV!!

    Update: Now taking a steroid z-pack for concentrated treatment of the poison ivy. Not as itchy as it was and seeing some slowing of the rash spread — which is some improvement. Geez, I feel like I could be cast as “rash girl alien” – no makeup required!

    Thanks to Drea, KathyC,Tam Dixon for the best wishes!
    =^-^= =^-^=

  3. Hey Gang. Just a quick reminder: 🙂

    We are going to kick off the first of the brain storming sessions
    Friday August 5th, (via group email discussions),
    for Joe’s blog anniversary tribute and celebration.
    Anyone who wants to get in on the fun
    be sure to send whatever email box you’d like to use for it this week
    so I can finalize the planning committee list
    and focus on other prep needs for our fun little project.

    I’ll try to remember to post
    one final reminder on Wednesday or Thursday for all.

    Thanks 🙂

    Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday XO

    @Gforce Loving the pics as usual thus so far. Cant wait to see more! <3

  4. I’m really interested in the Android story. Her story reminds me of Star Trek’s Data, Seven of Nine and tonight, with the Android group she met up with; Blade Runner. So I wonder where you’re going to go with that. I’m looking forward to her learning and observations of what it means to be human – that’s always good, means maybe lots of humour and maybe pathos in upcoming shows. Maybe the dangers of being too human in the future? Issues of making people capable of free will but programming them to be entirely at your bidding. Issues of slavery!

    It’s something worth thinking about with quantum computers – and the way our technology is going according Hawkings, artificial intelligence will out evolve humans. And to be honest I would think of us humans simply being biological machines in a way, anyway. We seem to use ourselves as the templates for technology. Technology a reflection of the organic not opposite of.
    So I wonder if you’ll explore some of that.

    She’s my favorite character btw. Android is kind of her own unique though – she’s part wide-eyed innocent, with almost a doll-like expression. When she fights though she’s all steely cold lethal machine. I like that she reminds me of our Australian Wombats. They look all cute, harmless and cuddly till they snap out there 3 inch claws and gut you.

    (The red android though scares the heck out of me though, she’s nearly psychopathic-ally cold.)

    I loved this show, I think it’s one of my favorites. I used to think Three was an arsehole, but he grows on you. I wonder if he’ll rethink his influence on Five. Given a sense of who is parents were and what that Murderer made of him.

    Nix, is she plant to get Two back to the fold maybe? That girls unreal.

    I’m really hanging out for the next show. Make sure you don’t eat any weird food and get too sick to write or anything. (A couple of foods you snap shot looked a little bit alien.)

  5. Health issues, a bad fall, a special needs Samoyed puppy’s care while daughter in Costa Rica… has kept me missing posts. I just saw the notice of Nolamom’s passing. How heartbreaking, but I hope her family takes comfort in the person she was and all the people she touched. This has been a terribly hard year.

  6. Definitely loved this weeks episode of Dark Matter. Probably one of the best of the series so far. Part of me wishes some of these moments happened earlier in the season. The dynamic between the crew being rebuilt has really started moving this season forward in all the right ways.

  7. 2Cats: Steroids are awesome! Glad you’re feeling better.

    Debra: Hope you feel better soon!

    Drea: Feeling much better and Thanks!

    We binged watched “Stranger Things”. Reminded me of “Super 8”.

  8. As I’m on holiday at the moment, I’ll miss the live tweeting of Episode 17 tomorrow night! I’ll not get to watch it until the weekend….and there’s so many reviews to read/watch…..and I’ve still got loads of SDCC things to catch up on! lol
    Next week is going to be a busy week 😉

  9. I just saw the trailer for Star Trek Discovery, the new CBS series premiering in January 2017. The ship looks terrible (old, bulky, rectangular/triangular), but I’m more than happy that the story is set in the Prime universe and not the Abrams-verse timeline of the movies. Also, the timeline of this new series seems to be set after Enterprise, but before The Original Series.

    By the way Joe, I really hope you kept your word on the space battles this season. We’ve gone 17 episodes so far without a single space battle (occasional episodes have had 1 single shot or missile being fired, but not really a “space battle” in the sense of the phrase). Remember the massive space battles in SG1, SGA and SGU with the Goa’uld, the Wraith and the drones? Everyone I talk with seems to agree on this point. For a TV show that’s inherently set in space to not have any ship-VS-ship battles in space, would be a MASSIVE downer. I’m not talking about having constant explosions/weapons fire every minute or two like in a Star Wars movie, but there has to be an equal balance between having a space show that’s focused mainly on drama/character-building (Dark Matter), and having a movie where there’s way too many action/fight scenes going on (Star Wars/ the newer Trek reboot movies). Dark Matter is perfect is every way… EXCEPT that it has no space combat in it… at least not yet, anyway…

    The balance was perfect in the Stargate franchise. There were occasional episodes focused on character building, and occasional episodes with enormous fleets of ships firing on each other… in space. I know you know what I’m talking about. That’s what I’ve been missing in Dark Matter. That’s what a lot of other people have been missing as well. And I really hope that one or more of the remaining 9 episodes in this season has a great space battle scene in it… because I’m losing hope here… 🙁

    I just find it very hard to believe there’s so much talent and detail put forth by the VFX department in creating ships and space stations, yet we can’t have a single space battle… in space… between ships… in space… sigh…

  10. Thanks for posting the SDCC panel! Still trying to work through all the links.

  11. It will take some time to work my way through all those links!

    @Debra Sorry to hear about your fall. Are you doing better?

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