Dark Matter

Dark Matter

Season One

DVD - 2016
Average Rating:
12
Rate this:
Buried in the black murk of space, a stowed-away crew suddenly awakens from stasis aboard the castaway space ship known as the "Raza". With no memory of their pasts or why they are onboard in the first place, this rag-tag crew has no choice but to roam the frontiers of the galaxy searching for answers. On their voyage they encounter rebel space armies, a zombiefied ship crew, derelict androids, and intergalactic bounty hunters, all attempting to pull the team further from the truth.
Publisher: Flower Mound, TX : Funimation, [2016]
Branch Call Number: TV DAR
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,1080p High Definition,480,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby TrueHD 5.1,Dolby TrueHD 2.0,rda
5 videodiscs (560 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
BPDaegan
Oct 07, 2017

If you like hard sci-fi you will probably like Dark Matter. Season 1 has twists & turns, unexpected reveals, and it showed that it could come up with new sci-fi ideas & take risks. The production may look a little budgeted (and some of the fight scenes a little stilted), but for me it was easy to look past this when I got into what DMS1 does with its story & ideas.

s
sabrchip
Sep 08, 2017

Well...it started slowly for me. It was difficult to feel any empathy for the plight of the "crew" but I kept at it and watched the character development evolve. Now I'm gonna catch season two.

r
Ron@Ottawa
Aug 22, 2017

I gave a stab at this Sci-Fi series but decided it didn't warrant my attention. I heard the subsequent seasons are better. But Season One didn't get my attention.

s
ScorchingSun
Aug 21, 2017

Good ensemble cast, each member with his and her own strong, dramatic backstory.
Plenty of action, special effects and humour, but even better, each episode has an exciting and suspenseful story. Thoroughly entertaining.

b
BritCrimeDramaFan
Jul 18, 2017

Some plot inconsistencies, but I'm splitting hairs. And speaking of which, Dark Matter is a hair-raising sci-fi series, more of a space opera, with an interesting cast of broadly drawn characters, lots of surprises, and it kept my interest. Not deep, but fun. I especially enjoyed the addition of a 15 year-old computer expert on board, oh and (completing my "hair theme"), she sports blue hair!!

s
section31
Jul 09, 2017

A surprisingly good series with many twists and turns in the plot that will make you wonder what's next. There are some similarities to other sci fi series but that does not detract from the plotline.

i
IntheLordsjoy
Jul 03, 2017

Well its fun and fast and shiny.And I do see a lot of try in every aspect of the show,and I do expect better things from everyone involved in the future, It's not very deep, its more like a roller-coaster ride that you want to go on, but if you look very close your afraid it will fall apart, but if you just enjoy it for what it is it is a great binge watch for a weekend and a lot of fun.

r
RedLeaf
May 29, 2017

With the strong positive comments about the series I was particularly disappointed by the writing. For example, a person with a memory lose including name and past history remembering perfectly the instructions about how to run a large spaceship's internal environment in time to save the group is to suspend belief too far. Early in the first disc I decided that there were more worthwhile series to watch .

i
isaachar
May 03, 2017

This show is a sleeper that I recommend to every science fiction fan I know. A lot of people are aware of Syfy networks' current flagship show, 'The Expanse', but I would put this show right next to it in terms of writing quality and story. Dark Matter also manages to be gritty yet fun at the same time. The dialogue often skews into 'camp' territory, but overall story and plots remain dark and serious.

The story begins with an amnesiac crew awakening from stasis on-board a mysterious sabotaged ship. As the show progresses, the crew finds out who they are, what their backstories are, and who the traitor (or traitors) is among them. Semi Spoiler: These are not the good guys. Giving away anymore would spoil the story, but it is definitely worth the watch.

The show was created by Stargate SG1/Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe writers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and it shows. The set designs and costumes look like they were held over from SGU, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. ​ Its too bad season 2 goes a little off kilter with casting changes and more episodic writing, obviously chasing the "edginess" of The Expanse. Even still, season 1 is a diamond in the rough.

d
danulb
Mar 15, 2017

Great premise, but not well executed. Everything, too, is dark. I like lived in spaceships and a lived in future -- with worn, not always shiny plasticy clean Star Trek look. But it's often like this is shot with too low light levels -- even in places I'd expected to well lit -- like a ship's bridge.

Also, there's always the issue of plausibility. If, e.g., you have competent androids or robots that can fight, fix things, and fly the ship, why aren't they do 99% of the work, including the fighting? Why would anyone risk humans who can be seriously injured or killed? For me this is a problem with much science fiction -- especially where it's trying to depict a plausible future.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top