In Review: Dark Matter – Being Better Is So Much Harder & It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Syfy Channel decided to show the first two episodes back to back, which was a great idea given how well the first two episodes link up with each other. 

Synopsis: In the wake of the break up of corporate talks and the destruction of the ESOS 7 Station. The crew of the Raza must regroup and fight back against Ryo Ishida.

Review: Dark Matter has returned and as always the plot twists come thick and fast as the new series gets underway.

Syfy Channel decided to show the first two episodes back to back, which was a great idea given how well the first two episodes link up with each other.

We get some great scenes with Two and Six and some wonderful acting from Melissa O’Neil. Especially in the scene where she has a hallucination of a conversation between her and Nyx who was killed by Ryo Ishida’ childhood friend Misaki in the season two finale.

The Android has a great scene in the opening episode where she takes on 5 soldiers from the Ferious Corporation who board the Raza. The moment where she puts the guns to her mouth and blows the imaginary smoke away was a nice touch.

Alex Mallari Jr is also fantastic as Ryo Ishida who we got to know as number four during the first two seasons of the series.

To this day. We still do not know whether this version of Ishida is the same version we knew in the shows first season or the darker version that we met midway through season two, which was when the crew of the Raza wound up in a parallel version of their universe. This will be a question that will likely keep fans chatting for awhile.

We also get a great performance in first two episodes from Jodelle Ferland who has some flash backs thanks to the Mind Probe.

With everything that has been set up over the last two seasons and in these first two episodes. I’m looking forward to seeing how things pan out. Especially given that the Raza crew have somewhat of a unique position in the political landscape of the show.

Overall. This was a fabulous opening two hours, which has whetted my appetite for the remainder of the third season. So mission accomplished.

You can check out my recap of the first two episodes of Dark Matter here at monstersandcritics.com

9.5
Dark Matter - Being Better Is So Much Harder & It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
  • Stories
    9.5
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.1

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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