I experienced a range of emotions upon hearing of Dark Matter’s surprising cancellation: disbelief, anger, sadness, and a lot of frustration at the thought of leaving this story incomplete. As most of you know, I went in with a game plan from Day 1, a thorough narrative blueprint encompassing every story and character arc over the show’s outlined five season run. Of course, I know fans were equally frustrated given the fact that the show ended on the promise of aliens and androids and their disappointment compounded my own. Over the course of the eight or so months since syfy dropped the ball (and us), I’ve been keeping busy with various development projects. I’ve written scripts and overview and takes and, while enjoyable and creatively fulfilling to a certain extent, the process made me miss my show and my characters all the more. And then, yesterday, while perusing the Dark Matter subreddit, I happen across a thread titled Season 4 Premises. On a whim, I clicked replied with an overview of what I had planned for the first act of the first episode of season 4. It was incredibly cathartic. So, I headed over to twitter, and announced that I would do the same there, in more detailed fashion, offering up a breakdown of Dark Matter Season 4 Episode 401, Act 1.
In truth, it was really just a therapeutic exercise, but the fan response was overwhelming. And so, I’ve decided to follow up with Act 2 tonight – and Acts 3, 4, and 5 over the next few nights – to give fans a glimpse at what might have been. And, also, to finally get this story off my chest.
Depending on how things go, who knows? Maybe I’ll do the same for Episode 4.02. And beyond. It won’t be season 4 and 5 on the small screen but, hopefully, at the very least, it will offer fans some satisfaction and, most importantly, a degree of closure.
So, what did you miss last night? Here’s the rundown of Dark Matter Season 4 Episode 4.01, Act 1…
What do you think? Leave me a comment in the comments section.