Regarding the vault, three of the characters have tried to access the vault since the show started. And I don't think that there is a week between all the episodes, unless it has been specified in Episode 6 that 6 weeks have passed.
Also, I think there has been a big continuity error. In Episode 5, Five brings the crew to the hold to show them the vault and they all act as though they haven't seen it before but weren't they all in the hold in Episode 1? Isn't that where they found the weapons crates?
IIRC they showed the crew stumbling across the vault in episode 1 when the crew is spending their time exploring the ship.
I'm watching the show and liking it so far. I love Stargate SG-1 and the work Mallozzi and Mullie did on the show. I enjoy seeing the influences from their past in this show.
I wouldn't put my interest in the category of just love to death, but it intrigues me. I find myself rewatching the episodes during the week and looking forward to the next one. That is a good sign.
I know the nature of the show encourages audiences to speculate, but I don't feel compelled to come up with any grand theories. I prefer to watch closely and gather all the facts. There is still much more to learn at this point and I'm on board for the ride.
When I found out who was involved in running the show I amost didn't watch it. The only reason I gave it a chance was because Zoie Palmer was in it. It's average but I'll keep watching for the time being. I can't stand one though. God he is annoying the way he tries to run after Two. Really hope the keep romance to a bare minimum in the show. What I mean by bare minimum is virtually undetectable.
I really like the show though (more and more as the season goes on).
A few thoughts:
I like the show. I'm intrigued by the concept, and am really glad to see a ship-based drama on the air. I think that remaining identified as numbers rather than the names they've discovered solidifies the notion that a person can always choose who they are ultimately going to be. It's the beautiful theory of self-destiny. I don't think that we will get the full story of who each of these people really are for a while, and in the meantime, their characters are going to change so much that who they were might be virtually unrecognizable from who they are becoming (if that makes any sense).
As for cheesy special effects, it all boils down to money, doesn't it? They do the best they can until the show starts being profitable, and then things will start to improve. I cringe when I watch the first two or three seasons of SG-1, but then things started to improve as they got into a groove and found their stride. The custom these days of dismissing shows out of hand because they don't look like big budget films is a little sad. That's how we lose a LOT of shows that could have become great.
I'm liking Dark Matter a lot. I'm intrigued to find out where it goes, and am hoping that the network is patient enough to let that happen.
Looking forward to tonight's episode.
But yeah, the One/Two/Three love triangle needs to go. I'm a little concerned, based on how pairings were handled and presented in SG-1 and SGA, about having One/Two shoved in my face when I just don't see any reason for them to get together. I mean, Two/Three having a fling off-screen was fine because that was in the background, and Two and Three didn't go around moping after that, but this relationship drama already happening when the crew members barely know one another just feels cliché. Why is One pining after Two when neither of them know who they really are themselves, let alone each other?
TV Sci-Fi doesnt HAVE to look cheesy because of the budget. The FTL effects from stargate to andromeda to BSG were low budget and they looked great.
I didn't really like the first few eps, but its getting better....And lets face it, ANY SciFi is better then no SciFi or worse Syfy!
Just wanna say, I'm a stargate fan, really liked SG-U, am only on episode 6 of Dark Matter, and this is a great show, but please don't screw it up.
Was surprised about the love triangle, they are generally bad, shippers are too enthusiastic, and I wouldn't go there, but am interested to see how it might play out.
The biggest issue is if they use the audience not knowing this/these world(s) for plot movement, because that's lame and so 10 years ago.
Some shows that started off good but are terrible as a whole: Battlestar Galactica, LOST, The 4400, Roswell, Heroes, Dark Angel
Be ambitious, but don't get caught up in time-travel, nanites, or monster/mutant/job of the week.
Write your chapters, books, bibles now and go for shorter seasons and try to get a 2 season deal renewal to bring in the viewers.
I'm enjoying the show, but I do agree that One is the weakest on the show. Very uninteresting character and I simply don't care what his backstory is going to be. The real Corso is too much of a pantomime character too.
As far as I can see his only real purpose is to be a target for Three's wit.
As I said earlier Android does too much on the ship and the rest are simply passengers. At the very least, Six should start flying the ship and Five should be the mechanic. I'm hoping that as the memories start coming back, so will their shipboard duties.
There would still be plenty for Android to do, and the writer's would be free to explore other aspect of her character.
At the very beginning, they stumbled in a cargo hold with crates of weapons, clothes, etc. They thought they had enough to make money.
Now they've unlocked the 'mystery' cargo hold. They found weapons, money, other goodies and think they have enough to be fine.
I bloody hope we're not gonna see that pattern repeat anymore. And I still don't get why this cargo hold was locked while the crates with weapons they found in the pilot weren't.