Dark Matter: We voted not to space you
August 1, 2016 9:21 PM - Season 2, Episode 5 - Subscribe

The crew of the Raza goes after the person who killed One, while the Android tries out a new look.
posted by sardonyx (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a bit fed up with Nyx being too extremely competent at everything. Yes, I'm sure they're leading up to her being another bio-engineered being, or android, or something, but it's getting to be a bit much.

I like the Android's human look. It's always fun to see what a bit of hair and make-ups styling can do for a person.

What I really don't get, though, is why the crew has gone back to using their numeric designations. They didn't want their post-resuscitation memories restored, so why are they using those names? Yes, I get that they're changing and softening, as Corso pointedly told Two, but I really feel like something is missing in the writing when it comes to the crew and their shifting identities.
posted by sardonyx at 9:30 PM on August 1, 2016

Love Andria.

i miss space ross.
I mean, he was terrible, but it was setting us up for a "no, it's me, I am still alive", cliché and then it did not, and it feel robbed.
posted by thegirlwiththehat at 5:07 AM on August 2, 2016

Andria? Do you mean the Android's new human-like persona? Sorry, I'm terrible with names on this show for some reason.

I'm missing Space Ross too at this point, as terrible as he was. I mean I can see why he would be an impediment to the plot--we're bad guys, and we want to be bad guys and not go back to what we had become even though we're totally not the same crew that we were before we were put under--but I'm pretty sure we haven't seen the last of him.
posted by sardonyx at 7:49 AM on August 2, 2016

The android is probably my favourite character at this point. I hope she sticks around for the entirety of the show.
posted by some loser at 12:57 PM on August 2, 2016

If they were smart the showrunners would pivot into something like "The Fugitive" but with the android wandering around the galaxy with the crew, space police, various viscous gangs, galactic cabals and others chasing it(her) for obscure reasons.

This episode was much better than the last couple but still suffered from too much nebulous undefined threat almost at the airlock syndrome.
posted by sammyo at 2:20 PM on August 2, 2016

Do not care one bit for the new crew though. The drug addicted doctor is much better on Killjoys. As for Nyx, we already have nanite enhanced Two.

Android continues to be fun. And I appreciated Two shooting Fake One and not dragging that out over the rest of the season.
posted by zinon at 4:44 PM on August 4, 2016

I'm a big fan of Zoie Palmer (Android) and it's really nice that there was some mostly-competent (and fun) writing for her! Especially after being stuck playing "snarky female Data."

some loser (wow, that was awkward for me to type) - if you like the actress who does Android, it might be worth your while to check out the first couple of seasons of Lost Girl. A touch twee, but the first few seasons were really (progressive) good, but the plot/relationships gets a little too goofy for me later on. The fashion - sweet jebus - outfits/costumes have a lot of "street" ... from 2010's Canada ... but I wanted to wear so muches of everything

Her athleticism is natural and convincing and Zoie has good range. I think she might do (more overt, rather than the more meta this ep) straight up comedy well.

Poor woman's Amy Acker? Or a bitter rival?
posted by porpoise at 9:00 PM on August 4, 2016

Seconding Lost Girl. A certain actor from this episode plays a main part in Lost Girl. The last two seasons of Lost Girl were a bit shit though.
posted by Pendragon at 1:02 PM on August 5, 2016

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