In Review: Dark Matter – Isn’t That a Paradox

When the blink drive malfunctions. The crew of the Raze find themselves 600 years in the past. 

Synopsis: When the blink drive malfunctions. The crew of the Raze find themselves 600 years in the past.

Review: The crew of the Raza wind up six hundred years in the past when the Blink drive self activates and triggers some kind of EMP.

When they awaken the Android soon figures out that their only recourse is to find a nearby planet and settled until such times as the right technology can be sourced to get them back home.  This changes however when the ships computer detects another Blink Drive.

So armed with this new information the team travel back to Earth of 2017 and try their hardest to fit in with the native population. A task, which they all find extremely difficult.

While they are mingling. They immediately get the attention of some local kids who are naturally curious.

As they spend more time on Earth the team find the source of the extra Blink Drives and find that they are not the only time travellers on this earth.

After the high drama of last week. This episode comes as a bit of welcome comic relief.

It is pretty much Dark Matter’s version of Star Trek: The Voyage Home meets The Goonies and a few other 80’s tropes thrown in for good measure.

The friendship that Five forms with one of the kids over video games is cute and fun to watch.

Fish out of water stories are always funny, but this episode was funny without the actors having to try to hard due to it being so well written.

I loved how Six and Five seemed to be the best at fitting in while Two, Three and the Android struggled.

Of course by the episodes conclusion the team find a way to get back to their own time without causing a paradox,.

But we soon get a cold reality check at the close of the episode where we see Commander Nemon of Ferrous Corp make contact with Ryo Ishida while being flanked by Two and Three from the alternate time line.

With only a few episodes to go. I can’t wait to see how all of this winds up and where we’ll be at by the close of the season.

Overall this was a really fun watch.

Dark Matter - Isn't That A Paradox
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
3 Comments on this post.
  • Ed Hampton
    31 July 2017 at 10:31 pm -

    This was my all time favorite episode. Everything about it was a 10 in my book. I had the honor of meeting the cast last year and they love doing this show as much as we love watching it. This makes me kind of imagine what would have happened if Firefly had continued on. I cherish every episode of Dark Matter. I just hope it continues for at least 10 seasons. Ratings are not that great right now. We need to spread the word.

    • Ian Cullen
      31 July 2017 at 11:08 pm -

      Thanks for the comment.

      This for me is definitely one of the stand out episodes of the season.

      Hopefully it does get picked up for a 4th series. Maybe the international sales might have some bearing on that.

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