DARK MATTER – Season 2 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
The gradual failure of Two‘s nanites causes The Raza to head for Earth and the headquarters of Dwarf Star Technologies, the corporation that created her. DST has a space elevator. Their tall, skinny headquarters on Earth is built around the bottom section of the elevator’s cable. At the upper end is a geosynchronous space station which The Android states has no access points other than the elevator, and that seems to remove any possibility of a practical reason for the existence of the elevator. There is a hangar area, probably only used during the station’s construction, but it has been sealed off.
The Android is cataloging the many “illegal criminal devices” in The Raza‘s storeroom. Some of those, along with the infirmary’s repair and reconstruction technology, enable her to invent a way around Dwarf Star‘s retinal scans, which Six and Three use to get into the elevator. Three has a bit of a problem with the retinal scanner, and that might be because he has a partially bionic eye (see previous post).
While Two is disabled, she is uncomfortable allowing the crew to risk their lives for her. Maybe she feels it might weaken her authority. Whatever the reason, with the help of The Android, she takes drastic action.
TWO: “My situation has changed temporarily. The Android’s figured out a way to boost the power to my nanites. For the next 24 hours, I”m at maximum charge. I’m stronger than ever.”
FOUR: “And what happens after that 24 hours is up?”
THE ANDROID: “Her nanites will shut down completely. Her death will be immediate.”
Once Three and Six are captured by Rook, The Raza blinks into that closed off hangar area on the space station (apparently the blink drive can pinpoint a destination very accurately). Two (after a bit of a fight) gets a nanite transfusion and she and the rest of the crew escape.
Alexander Rook (Will Wheaton) likely still has (as yet unspecified) designs on Rebecca/Portia/Two. He must have allowed her to escape, because could have killed or captured her easily (he mentions this) by using the dampening field to disable her nanites like he did in episode 1.12. He planted the space squid (?) inside Three, but the Raza crew discovered that and spaced it. Either he knows that curiosity about the squid (and other things) will make her return, or he has something else up his sleeve. Two still does not know why she was built, or whose brain pattern was used for her basic programming.
Because Eric Waver (Jonas Chernick), the fellow who was in charge of Two’s education, is into computer dating, we learn some other interesting stuff. The metric system does not seem to have survived into The Raza‘s time, since people are still measuring their height in inches and feet. Astrology is still in vogue. Most interestingly, both the women whose profiles he views are designated as “human”. As opposed to what? Do androids date? Are there other intelligent species about whom we have not been told?
Four and Nyx have sex, but Four can’t commit to a relationship because he might need to go home and rescue his planet from defeat in an interplanetary war. Strangely, he explains the reasons for his inability to commit to Six rather than to Nyx.
BEST SCENE – When Five is worried about Two, she has some hot chocolate to calm down. The Android has a sip of Five’s chocolate, reassures her that Two will be all right, then, needing consolation herself, walks away with the rest of the cup.
— Fiona Vroom (@fionavroom) September 1, 2016
BIG FAT LIAR 2 is being filmed in British Columbia, and Jodelle Ferland (if the tweet on the left is any indication) seems to be a part of it. BIG FAT LIAR is a 2002 film that tells the story of a 14-year-old pathological liar named Jason Shepherd. whose creative writing assignment is stolen by a Hollywood producer who then turns it into a hit film. The sequel follows Kevin Sheppard (Ricky Garcia), a tech-savvy young fellow who is probably either the son or the younger brother of Jason. The film is expected to be released direct to video sometime next year.
Anjelica Alejandro (Dwarf Star receptionist) will be Sky in TRIGGER, the tale of a team of professional hitmen who are paid a large amount of money to travel five years back in time and kill a select group of apparently innocent people, because it is foretold that one of them will someday join with an army of inter-dimensional beings and help them wipe out the human race. A trailer is available on Vimeo.
This week’s GNN news anchor is Global News weatherman Ross Hull. His most recent acting appearance was as Dr. Corrigan in STARGATE: ATLANTIS episode 1.4, which first aired on 6 August 2004.
Lorne Hunter (security guard) and Dale Samms (armed guard) each played a similar character on LOST GIRL. Hunter was a security guard in episode 5.10, Like Father, Like Daughter. Samms was a “Blackwater type” in episode 3.13, Those Who Wander.