At long last Dark Matter is returning to our screens. Co-creatorJoseph Mallozzi has kept his promise from last year’s interview with Mike’s Film Talk and kept the mystery burning bright. The show’s season two premiere airs tomorrow; 1 July on SyFy and while it may be a tad slow, compared to last year.s finale it does manage to be pretty shocking.
Looking at the first two episodes, but not reviewing them yet (That would be spoiler city and very unpopular with everyone.) fans are in for a treat with season two. The gang are all back and we learn more about their past lives.
Six is revealed to be a law enforcement official and the rest of the Raza crew are split into criminal and “not-criminal” quarters. Two, Three and Four are all placed in with the general populace while One and Five are in protected custody.
The Android is in a tech lab and proving to be a handful.
The first episode is slow, it is, after all, setting up this new predicament for the crew and it is a bit stationary compared to the fluidity of space. This is prison and it entails rules, gangs and “fitting in.”
All the characters, with the exception of Six, are exactly as we remember them. Three is irascible and quite comfortable in the stir. Four and Two are equally at home in this prison environment.
More is learned about the bombing, which so disturbed Six when he suffered from double memory loss. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and it looks like a few more people may be joining the Raza crew.
Brit actress Melanie Liburd is Nyx; an inmate who appears to be a match for Two, seems to be on board. Although things get off to a rocky start initially. Gang leader Arax Nero, played by Mike Dopud, is also supportive after starting out on the wrong fool Nero and Nyx may be “on-side” but their motives are a tad unclear at this point.
There are a number of well known performers turning up in this season of Dark Matter. Keep your eyes peeled for Franka Potente to make an appearance. The Run Lola Run and Creep actress (who was spectacular as the hit-woman in The Bridge) shows up and knocks it out of the park.
The actors all continue to deliver in spades. Even in this new setting they all maintain their characters and the paths they walk. One crew member, however, shows a new side. This surprising turn also shocks a little.
One slight word of complaint would be that there was not enough Zoie Palmer in the opening episode but that is rectified by episode two. Before then the crew learn that there is much more going on their arrests and imprisonment. A device must be found in order to stop a corporate war.
Dark Matter airs Fridays on SyFy. Tune in and be ready for a slow open but pay attention! If you have forgotten last season a lot of hints are hidden in plain sight in this show. Do not miss this season two open. In the mean time let your excitement build and watch this trailer. One more night…