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Old 15-06-2015, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default Dark Matter: yes, it's suspiciouly like B7.

Let's see...

A TV serious about a heavily armed space ship with 6 people and a supercomputer....and they are all criminals but apparently have their memories erased...like, Oh I dunno, that guy Roj Blake.

Apparently, each one is also a specialist with technical knowledge in a particular area.

And they are 'notorious' according to what they have heard.

Blakes.. I mean, DARK MATTER'S 7.



Oh, apparently some else noticed this: > DARK MATTER’s crew does remind of another show about space renegades and that show is called BLAKE’S 7. Some great stars are on the way including a couple of famillair faces who were on STRAGATE ATLANTIS. I wonder if this is a BLAKE’S 7 for the 21st century and what kind of mythology will Joseph Mallozzi will build for this TV show. <

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Old 15-06-2015, 09:34 AM   #2
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Looking forward to Blakes "dark matter" 7. They have big honkin' space guns
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Old 16-06-2015, 02:22 AM   #3
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Looking forward to Blakes "dark matter" 7. They have big honkin' space guns
They do: and no stupid unrealistic anachonistic modern bullet throwers either. They got the good stuff.
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Old 16-06-2015, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hmmmm i shall reserve judgement and watch further.
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Old 16-06-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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Just an observation, but why does all 'modern sci-fi' have the same look, you know 'dark' is there no daylight in the future? But seriously, I mean any modern ' future' film I pick up has a similar colour tint to it-it's weird! I saw Pacific Rim-Dark, Total Recall (2012)- Dark, TRON legacy-Dark (Oh, I'll let you off that one ) But it does seem their ain't much colour in the future!

There again, most things Sci-fi in the Seventies were Silver!

Or Beige or Orange (1999)
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Old 17-06-2015, 12:34 AM   #6
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Just an observation, but why does all 'modern sci-fi' have the same look, you know 'dark' is there no daylight in the future? But seriously, I mean any modern ' future' film I pick up has a similar colour tint to it-it's weird! I saw Pacific Rim-Dark, Total Recall (2012)- Dark, TRON legacy-Dark (Oh, I'll let you off that one ) But it does seem their ain't much colour in the future!

There again, most things Sci-fi in the Seventies were Silver!

Or Beige or Orange (1999)
Yes, I am truly, truly sick of seeing people wearing black uniforms inside a black ship with back controls that light up black.

" Go ahead and throw up, we could do with some color around the place" - Ford Prefect.

Also, cheap shows using obviously rented sets left over from (if shot in the UK) the Nostromo 'C' deck or (if shot in the US) the replica of same built originally by Roger Corman.
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Old 17-06-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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Watched it on Sci-Fi last night. Can't say I was all that impressed, really- fairly run-of-the-mill American sci-fi fayre, with all the usual tropes- and I couldn't get past the fact that it was so obviously ripped off from B7. Yes, I know our VFX back then weren't all that great, but the show was so much more watchable than this. Even this show has abandoned quarries and industrial complexes for alien planets! If you've seen Andromeda and the endless permutations of Stargate, you'll know pretty much what to expect. I won't be watching any further episodes.
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Actually not American Sci-fi fare - it's Canadian Sci-fi fare!
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Old 23-06-2015, 05:26 PM   #9
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Default Not just science fiction either....

....unlike other family members, I am no fan of CSI, CSI:wherever, etc etc and I'm always amazed that they do all of their forensic work in labs lit by the smallest bulbs possible - how do they ever spot anything working in shadow like that? Blake's 7, whilst it never boasted any set or effects budget of note, gave us wonderful characters who didn't get along, bore grudges and regularly thought about, or spoke about, doing away with their shipmates.

There wasn't much backstory either - the episodes kept the pace going and there was never too much introspection. I've watched bits and pieces of The Hundred (I'm assuming it's one of the better shows on offer at the moment) but would agree with other contributors that there's not much to grab the attention with a lot of these series. Anyway, know nothing of Dark Matter I'm afraid, but thanks for letting us know it's out there Mr Salad.

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Old 24-06-2015, 01:32 AM   #10
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Actually not American Sci-fi fare - it's Canadian Sci-fi fare!
Yes, why don't they have proper canadian accents? And one crew member who refuses to speak anything but french?

" There's like, weapons launch or something eh?"

" Those hosers! Shake your lebatts and point it at 'em when you pull the tab, eh?"

" Mind you, I can't get this headset here on over my toque. , eh? Try to watch some hockey, and it's 'good day', eh? "

" Renault! Coque au van, du fromage! Pepe le Pew! Ho Ho Ho!"

" I think he says your parka needs washing, eh?"
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Old 24-06-2015, 09:43 AM   #11
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Yes, why don't they have proper canadian accents? And one crew member who refuses to speak anything but french?

" There's like, weapons launch or something eh?"

" Those hosers! Shake your lebatts and point it at 'em when you pull the tab, eh?"

" Mind you, I can't get this headset here on over my toque. , eh? Try to watch some hockey, and it's 'good day', eh? "

" Renault! Coque au van, du fromage! Pepe le Pew! Ho Ho Ho!"

" I think he says your parka needs washing, eh?"


I have to say I don't actually mind Dark Matter as anything that's even tenuously based on Blakes 7 has to have it's good points.

I think Farscape stands as the Biggest B7 rip of all - liked that too though.
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