Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What I’m Watching: Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Season 3, Episode 11 “The Dwarf Star Conspiracy” (B+)

This show continues to jump around, but at least now we’re coming back to something that we looked at before, involving the aliens coming through the anomaly and inhabiting human hosts. After Three’s nightmare made him take a stand against the rest of the crew about their mission since he had a very bad feeling about it, they went anyway and he did not end up in good shape. Fortunately, both Two and Six think on their feet very well, and they were able to talk to Commander Tarkanian and Dr. Aaron and tell them the truth about what was going on. Unfortunately, Lieutenant Sajen wasn’t quite on the good side of things, and she managed to escape with a few other hosts who are sure to cause problems in the future for the crew. Dr. Aaron calling in a nuclear strike and then shooting himself in the head was not good news for Two, but she did get knocked out and dragged out just before the explosion. The fact that it was Boone who saved her and is now taking her to wherever he plans to is disconcerting, and I’m sure that a face-to-face with the other crew is going to account for a good portion of the content of the final two episodes. I like that the Android got a new suit and talked to Two about boobs, inserting big-word terms that go together like humanity and instrumentality, sexuality and functionality in the conversation to celebrate that the very fact that she can choose a new look should make her happy. Six is always ready to give people the benefit of the doubt, even if they’re not exactly people.

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