In Review: Dark Matter – Stuff To Steal, People To Kill

Synopsis: A test of the Blink Drive goes awry, propelling the Raza to a parallel reality where the familiar becomes strangely unfamiliar. Which leaves our crew with little choice...

Synopsis: A test of the Blink Drive goes awry, propelling the Raza to a parallel reality where the familiar becomes strangely unfamiliar. Which leaves our crew with little choice but to steal a second Blink Drive in order to get home.

Review: ‘Stuff To Steal, People To Kill’ at its very centre is a crime caper. When Two and the rest of the crew figure out that they are in an alternative universe. They have to think fast and make an alliance, which would not even be an issue in their own universe.

The crew finds themselves in a darker world than their own. Where the Raza of this new universe attacking outpost after outpost and is an enemy to pretty much most that are unfortunate enough to cross it.

Torri Higginson makes a return to the show as Commander Truffault who is hostile toward the Raza crew of our universe to the end. Despite an alliance that they had formed when Two handed her the damaged blink drive.

The writers of the show have much fun with this alternate universe and some of changes they make are more subtle than others. Four for example is now the emperor of his home planet, which is something that our Raza crew uses in order to draw their alternative selves out into the open.

Of course once Two and Three managed to board the alternate Raza they wind up having to trick that crew into believing them to be their alternate versions. For some reason Three has a hard time of doing this than Two does. Especially given that he is getting his butt kicked in pretty much most scenes. I’m beginning to think the writers love having Anthony Lemke take a few beat downs every episode or so because he does seem to bare the brunt of it.

Of course by the close of the episode. Our crew members manage to steal the second Blink Drive and use it to get home. But it would seem that they have inadvertently brought someone with them.

Two is still having a few problems with her hand, which has been an ongoing thing for the last couple of weeks. So be interesting to see where that is going. I suspect it could be nanite related.

All in all this was ‘Dark Matters’ take on the classic ‘Star Trek’ mirror universe trope, but with much darker hues.

9.6
Dark Matter - Stuff To Steal, People To Kill
  • Story
    9.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    9.8
  • 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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