Dark Matter is a Canadian science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on the comic book of the same name and developed by Prodigy Pictures in association with Space channel. It was acquired by Syfy for U.S. and Syfy Universal distribution. An order for 13 episodes was placed for the first season of the series, which premiered on June 12, 2015, and concluded on August 28, 2015. The series was renewed for a 13-episode second season on September 1, 2015.
TV-episodes, No., Directed by, Written by
1, TJ Scott?, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
Six people all awaken from stasis on an unknown ship, not knowing who each other are, or even themselves. After awakening, and naming each other by the order in which they awoke, they are attacked by the ship's android, who they managed to deactivate and wipe clean, then by another ship. Their pre-planned destination is a colony on a planet who are awaiting weapons to defend themselves from savage raiders. After delivering the weapons, they find the ship's decrypted files that all of them, bar the youngest, are wanted murderers and thieves, and that they weren't there to help the colonists, but to kill them.
2, TJ Scott, Joseph Mallozzi
After the disturbing revelation of at least part of their identities, the crew of the Raza, the name of the ship on which the six awake, deal with a claim by the mysterious Ferrous Corp over the colonized mining planet. The crew argues on whether to give the rest of the weapons to the town, and the resultant vote is in favour to, before a fight breaks out between the corporation and the planet's colonists. Two decides to seek the assistance of the Mikkei Combine and negotiates a 99 year lease to protect the miners, while Five begins to dream memories that belong to other people, and Three mulls over the large, unbreachable doors he found.
3, Paolo Barzman?, Martin Gero?
Five finds herself curious about the ship, and begins to crawl through the piping and venting system, stumbling upon the dead body of a boy about her age in the cargo hold. The crew finds the ships systems have been tampered with, and the android finds a deleted subroutine that cleared the crew's memories. The ship finds itself deserted in mid-space outside of a supernova, with a damaged coupling that could vapourize the entire ship. The android puts everyone through a truth test to determine the member who tampered with the ship, and they all pass. The android volunteers to go on a spacewalk to fix the ship.
4, Amanda Tapping?, Joseph Mallozzi
The crew determine that after repairs, fees and refueling, they have no spare funds, and determine to find a buyer for the weapons that they have. Landing at the space station, Two and Five go to the casino to raise funds, One and Three find a weapons buyer, and Six finds himself a clinic to heal the electrical burn on his arm. One and Three get captured by a doppelganger of One, also named Jase Corso, but managed to escape, though the doppelganger manages to take their weapons for himself. Four, still on the ship, finds out his true identity, that he was the son of an Emperor, and that he is wanted for the Emperor's murder.
5, Lee Rose?, Paul Mullie
The crew meet their handler, Tabor Calchek (David Hewlett) who assigns them to salvage a seemingly deserted space freighter but when the truth of the cargo is finally discovered, the crew find themselves fighting for their lives as they attempt to salvage the ship and stop the zombie-like beings from killing them in the process.
6, Ron Murphy?, Paul Mullie
Five proposes using equipment in the medical bay to attempt to retrieve the crew's memories stored in her brain. Although she learns more about Four's past, as well as her own before she boarded the ship, she becomes stuck in her dream-like state. Six decides to enter her visions in order to rescue her, but he too discovers more about his past.
7, Bruce McDonald?, Robert C. Cooper
The crew manages to gain access to the ship's secret room. Inside, they find a stasis pod carrying Sarah, a woman from Three's past with a deteriorating disease, and an android named Wendy, who is programmed to perform a wide range of activities, including cooking, games, and sex. As Sarah fills Three in on their history together, Wendy's programming is replaced with orders to destroy the Raza by Cyrus King, a man who wants revenge on the crew and knew the android would be activated.
8, TW Peacocke?, Trevor Finn?
While docked for repairs and supplies, Six uses clone transport technology to try locating a man from his past. When Five tells the others, One and Four go after him, only for One to discover that his clone has his real face. Digging deeper into his genetic profile, One discovers his true identity, and a possible prior connection to Three.
9, Ron Murphy, Joseph Mallozzi
Four leaves the ship to meet his step-brother, who is now the emperor in his place, and to prove his innocence in the murder of his father. However, when he arrives at the meeting place, he is instead greeted by his former instructor, Akita, who takes him to be arrested. As Four attempts to convince Akita of his innocence, the crew contemplates whether they should let Four go or rescue him, considering that his royalty might make him a useful ally. They eventually decide to save him, and before escaping, Four murders Akita as a message for his brother. Once back in space, the Raza is approached by three Ferrous Corp destroyers that take out the ship's FTL drives.
10, John Stead?, Paul Mullie
Three Mikkei Combine ships drop out of FTL in the middle of an encounter between the Raza and a group of Ferrous Corp destroyers, forcing the latter to flee. Commander Truffault (Torri Higginson) , whom Two negotiated with on behalf of the miners, boards the Raza with a mission for the crew to steal a mysterious device from a research station. Desperate to keep the Mikkei Combine as an ally, the crew accepts the mission and teams up with another group of mercenaries to pull off the heist. Once they steal the device and return to the Raza, however, the mercenaries turn on the crew and Two is blown into the vacuum of space.
11, Martin Wood?, Paul Mullie
The mercenaries set out to deliver the remaining Raza crew to collect the bounties set on their heads. While they try to extract additional info from One, the FTL drive malfunctions again. Two is responsible: She turns out to be a very advanced synthetic and has the ability to survive the vacuum of space, which was previously unknown to her. But not before she manages to retake the ship almost single-handedly with a little help from Five, while the male crew members are fighting oxygen deprivation in the airtight vault.
12, Andy Mikita?, Joseph Mallozzi
Tabor Calchek (David Hewlett) tasks the team with rescuing a scientist but the team soon discover that it's a trap and find themselves fighting for their lives against a scientist, Alex Rook (Wil Wheaton). The episode ends with the Android being knocked unconscious.
13, Andy Mikita, Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie
In the aftermath of the Android being knocked out, the search for the traitor threatens to jeopardize friendships and relationships among the team. The episode ends with Galactic Authority soldiers storming the ship, capturing and carrying out members of the team, except Six/Griffin Jones, who apparently walks free alongside the GA team leader.