For science fiction fans, there has never been a better time to say Oh, Canada!
Now just hitting stride in its second season, which premiered on June 12, 2015, the show does very well at character development, and the ability to focus on multiple storylines within the same space. What I would like to see is what the show would look like it if had more of a budget. The acting is very good, but the ship and facility settings, camera and graphics in space scenes where ships zoom in and out; well, it’s good for what they have to work with budget-wise, but would be truly spectacular with more resources.
The Bottom Line:
Overall, Dark Matter is one of the best sci-fi shows on TV right now, hands down. What’s more, they’re also doing this on a rather small budget. Thanks to excellent writing, a terrific cast, and fresh ideas, this series could very well be the one to put its network, SyFy back on the map. Seriously, if you like sci-fi, or even just a good show, go watch this!! Set your DVRs for season two – and if you’ve yet to see it, the entire first season is on Netflix right now. Make it a binge watch. This show is absolutely worth it. – 8.0/10
First Ambassador/Staff Writer: Nerd Nation Magazine
No No No don’t increase the budget. Excellent writing, a terrific cast, and fresh ideas are often a byproduct of smaller budgeted where they don’t expect the graphics to do it for them. Case in point best of Star Trek, Stargate Dr Who and Farscape was when produced on seriously limited budgets. Focus on what is important to viewers, once you are “sucked into it” you are not caring about graphics. No fan of Star Wars and recent Star Trek, seems they are too interested to great graphics and endless fight scenes. Star Trek seems too interested in producing blockbusters like Star Wars full of great look fight scenes and forgotten why we watched it and how it became popular in the first place. The Star Trek I lved is dead.
Love this show!