Well, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves last night – The Raza crew, the critics, and, most importantly, you the viewers. Take the time to drop me a comment here and let me know your thoughts on our big double-episode premiere. What were your favorite character moments? The biggest surprise? And your burning questions?
From what I hear, the Dark Matter after show, After Dark, is available on the Syfy.com site for U.S. viewers – and will be airing directly following the episodes internationally. As for Canada…hmmm, not sure. Once it airs internationally, I’ll see what I can do about uploading them to this blog.
ALSO – last night, Syfy aired a promo for next week’s episode…but it was actually a promo for Episode 304 (“All The Time In The World”) rather than Episode 303 (“Welcome To The Revolution”). So, sorry. You’ll have to wait an extra week for that THREE/Android duet.
No, I’m serious.
Finally, take a moment to subscribe to the Dark Matter subreddit over on reddit. There are some great episodic discussion threads and I’m always around to field fan questions: https://www.reddit.com/r/DarkMatter/
Finally, the critics weigh in with their thoughts on our double episode opener:
SyfyWire’s Tricia Ennis: Season 3 Open With a Bang and a Blink
Everyone is exactly where we left them last year, only somehow worse. Ryo succeeded in blowing up EOS7 and getting the hell out of dodge, but the rest of his former crewmates haven’t been so lucky. Two, Three, Five, and Six are all still stuck on the station, and it is going down in flames.
ThreeIfBySpace’s Katie: The Costs Are Always Personal Review
“The costs are always personal” is a line from Trufault, and it really rings true for this episode. Two’s grief over losing yet another person in her crew, one she counted as a friend, is a palpable and burden she carries. Six realizes that Two’s need to carry that burden is part of what makes her Two, and not Portia.
ThreeIfBySpace’s Michelle Harvey: It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This Review
Syfy’s lovable crew of misfits is back with the double feature premiere of Dark Matter tonight and these first two episodes are better than ever. The Raza crew are fighting to survive after the explosion of EOS-7 and basically are all found in precarious life threatening positions. There are no guarantees that everyone is going to survive this and it’s that rush of adrenaline that makes this double feature opener so epic.
SpoilerTV’s Aimee Hicks’: Double Review – It’s Personal
What made these episodes even more impactful was the deep emotional tones running through them. Two was a strong driving force throughout the whole two hours as she had to reconcile how her leadership decisions led to everything that happened.
TheNerdRecites’ Christopher Hart: Season 3 Episode 1 & 2 Review
Few things are better than having Dark Matter back on the air. There are other adept SF shows out there, sure, but few hold as much heart and as many endearing bad guys as Mallozzi’s underrated gem.
DenOfGeek’s Michael Air: Season 3 Two-Hour Premiere Review
The return of Dark Matter for season 3 could have easily been the 14th episode of season 2, so seamless was the transition. However, although the action surrounding the sabotage at the multi-corporate summit will certainly have its consequences in the long term, the series seems to have pivoted into new territory, especially when the two episodes of this double premiere are taken together. Whatever shape the coming season takes, though, Dark Matter is right in its stride from the very start.
CinemaBlend’s Adrienne Jones: How Dark Matter Answered That Intense Season 2 Cliffhanger
The show keeps us on our toes by moving the main players around and making us wonder if they can really be better people, and it looks like a large part of this new season will come down to that exact question.
PureFandom’s Cort Robinson: Raza’s Crew Has Returned and They’re As Badass As Ever
Syfy’s hit series, Dark Matter returned tonight for a two-hour premiere of the all new season. Things looked pretty murky for every member of the crew when season two ended last year. Four took a walk on the dark side and went full on Darth Vader as he became Emperor Ryo and embraced the memories that turned him into exactly what Five feared all along. Thanks to Ryo’s actions, his former crewmates lives hung in the balance at the end of season two.
TellTaleTV’s Hillary Esquina: Dark Matter Review
These first two episodes had a well-balanced arc of action, drama, and even some comedy, which is what we have to come expect of the cast and crew. Looks like this season is going to be one hell of a ride for our favorite crew, so buckle up!
TVFanatic’s Kathleen Wiedel: Dark Matter Episode 1 and 2 Review
These two episodes, aired back to back, proved a welcome addition to what has become a summer delight for me. (Seriously, I love watching them do their thing.)
MustGeekTV’s Hank Otera: The Raza Crew’s Smash and Grab
As I mentioned earlier the pacing was spot on, with tons of action and the characters are finally more likable than ever. Though I’ve had my gripes with the series, I think the writers have settled into a groove that works.
BladeOfTheSashurai: We’re Back, In Outer Space!
Four is a little tricky because he’s showing patience and trust while trying not to lose sight of his position and what it means to be Emperor. We know he’s not a “villain” but right now it’s important we see him continue to be benevolent to an extent so we don’t immediately side with the Raza crew when they inevitably clash.
BladeOfTheSashurai: That’s One Way To Take Out A Clone
Tonight’s episode stuck to the basics of Dark Matter’s mercenary-style storytelling and super-charged it with a collapsing singularity, very synonymous with the big crunch theory. The more the crew have to deal with the random chaos of the universe and its volatile laws of physics the better these stories will get.
TheYoungFolks’ Leaf Miranda: Dark Matter 3×01 and 3×02 Review
Ryo is coldblooded and he may not be redeemable, which doesn’t help him since Two is out for blood.
CarterMatt: Season 3 Premiere Review
The reality is that Dark Matter is not a show for the faint of heart. It’s probably the most hardcore science fiction on the air in that it requires a great deal of concentration and attention to detail. For those who do muster that, the merits are very rewarding.
CarterMatt: Season 3 Episode 2 Review
Having two very different episodes start off the season was probably a smart move, just because it enabled the show to flex the different things in which it is good at.
Today’s blog entry is dedicated to my one and only true Batman, Adam West.