Syfy's Dark Matter(Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie)

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  1. heisenberg

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    http://assets2.ignimgs.com/2015/05/06/airlock-2a-b-cdark-matterbr15oct2014-copy-2jpg-72e2c2_400w.jpg
    http://au.ign.com/articles/2015/05/06/syfys-dark-matter-ship-designs-and-sketches
    I am sorry but this is LAME!...
     
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  2. Overmind One

    Overmind One GateFans Gatemaster Staff Member

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    "Dark Matter follows the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets."

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    Or, should I say "picking up on where SGU left off"? I will watch a few episodes. :) It looks really lame to me. The casting is bubblegum and the ship is...familiar.
     
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  3. shavedape

    shavedape Well Known GateFan Staff Member

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    OMG, what a blatant rip off of Pandorum. Could Mallozzi and Mullie be more obvious hacks? :icon_lol:

    For those who haven't seen the film here's the info on it, the plot of which resembles Mallozzi and Mullie's "original" idea a bit too closely:

    1. Pandorum
      2009 film
    2. 6.8/10·IMDb
      28%·Rotten Tomatoes
      28%·Metacritic
    3. Astronauts Payton (Dennis Quaid) and Bower (Ben Foster) awake in a hypersleep chamber with no memory of who they are or what their mission might be. While Payton stays behind to monitor the radio transmitter, Bower ventures out of the chamber into the seemingly abandoned spaceship. The men quickly realize that they are not alone and that the fate of mankind hinges on what they do next.
    4. Initial release: September 25, 2009 (USA)
     
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  4. Joelist

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    Except Pandorum turned out not to be bad (especially once the reveal occurs - and be sure not to watch some of the cut down versions). I don't have the same confidence in this.
     
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  5. Overmind One

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    Pandorum wasnt exactly horrible. :) Watchable, perhaps not re-watchable...but then again neither is Interstellar.
     
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  6. Jim of WVa

    Jim of WVa Well Known GateFan

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    When I first started reading Mallozzi's blog, he mentioned that Paul Mullie was his partner. I then thought that they were gay lovers.
     
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  7. Jim of WVa

    Jim of WVa Well Known GateFan

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    Is this show designed to be a one season show?
     
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  8. shavedape

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    I don't think there truly is a "one season" show. The two-season guarantee seems to be the order of the day.
     
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  9. Jim of WVa

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    I quickly discovered that he was into Japanese women and food, as well as pugs.

    My problem was caused by the fact that some people refer to their better half that they have not married as their partner.
     
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  10. Jim of WVa

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    The USA show Dig appears to have been designed as a one season show or a miniseries. Major characters were either killed or arrested in the final two episodes, and the show's romantic lead tells Anne Heche's character that he is going to request a transfer.
     
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    Yes but from what I understand Dig wasn't doing that great in the ratings. If it had been a hit it would no doubt have been renewed for another season.

    When a show is promoted as a "limited series" and/or single season I take that to mean that the producers are hedging their bets in case the show tanks.

    Don't get me wrong, I actually like the concept of having a story told in one season. The problem with most people is that they always want more and more and more and that usually leads to the original story becoming attenuated and lame. Learning to be satisfied with what one has isn't the worst thing in the world. ;)
     
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  13. yongjin02

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    the bbc does it fairly often,don't they?

    and usually good outcomes
     
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  14. Gatefan1976

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    yes they do, but the BBC does not function under advertising, it is funded by a TV tax.
     
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  15. Joelist

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    Actually I'd rank Pandorum better than Interstellar. Interstellar was outright boring. Pandorum was cool the first time watched, but without the "reveal" factor wouldn't be the same - it really relied on the reveals to drive its story.
     
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  16. Bluce Ree

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    Hence the amazing quality of what you get on BBC vs anything you get in the US.
     
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  17. yongjin02

    yongjin02 Well Known GateFan

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    i was talking mostly about (naively, yes I know) the quality of the program vs the financials...
     
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    and it is a movie that can legitimately support a sequel-

    the survivors on the new planet and you just know those pesky mutants found a way off the ship too...

    not saying it would be great or a "have to" but it would be far more 'legit' a sequel then say "predators" or any other in the long line of the "aliens" family
     
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    or instead of .."where sgu left off" since this was a mallozi comic book, when did that comic come out? if in the right time, did they rip off their lame ending for SGU from their own comic? being DARK MATTER

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    But I want to like it! Its a new space based (hopefully its in space) ship borne sci fi show. More of want we have been wanting. Bet it totally screws that over and its just another teen angst fest with dirty, "DNA filled" (:hump:) broom closets...
     
  20. shavedape

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    Anyone else bother to watch the premiere? Personally I found the story derivative and quite attenuated. I had the "secret" figured out right away. (And it's pretty easy to figure out the future twists that they are going to do with the characters.)

    I'm sure there's a ton of stuff I could criticize this thing for but the truth is it didn't inspire enough interest on my part to even bother. Quite frankly I'm indifferent to whether or not I catch more of this show.
     
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