In Review: Dark Matter – Take The Shot

Synopsis: In ‘Take The Shot’ shipboard mayhem sheds light on some of the crew members dark pasts. Review: The premise of this episode takes a shot at doing something...

Synopsis: In ‘Take The Shot’ shipboard mayhem sheds light on some of the crew members dark pasts.

Review: The premise of this episode takes a shot at doing something a little different with the old computer virus takes over the ship chestnut.

As far as the story goes. This for me was the weakest of the season.

On the upside though. It did allow for the Android to have more of a central role via the fact that she was hallucinating while in her recharge cycle while her avatar was creating havoc on the Raza by causing Two, Four and Three to hallucinate.

As ever it is Five and her knowledge of computers that ultimate saves the day. But not before some major trauma for two.

The hallucinations that the crew have are lifted from their past. Four for example conjures up a vision of the woman that his government had sent to hunt him. She tells him that his people need him to come back and lead and stop running from his responsibility. While Two hallucinates about her time as being used as a lab experiment. While Three sees his dead girlfriend come to life.

All these hallucinations were happening because the androids avatar was exploiting the crew files that had been stored in the neuro link, which was an easy fix. Just delete them.

This for me was probably this seasons bottle show. All the action takes place on the ship. The one exception being some of the nice scenery and the apartment that the android lives in during her dreams, which as it turned out were a symptom of the problem.

This wasn’t particularly an exciting story, but it was fairly strong for the character development of the android and Zoie Palmer thankfully fully embraces the material she is given to work with.

Hopefully ‘Take The Shot’ is the only bottle show that we will see on this show for what is left of the series.

8.4
Dark Matter - Take The Shot
  • Story
    7.1
  • Acting
    9.0
  • CGI
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    8.5

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