Fans of Science Fiction Television, the time to make your voice heard has come once again, Dark Matter needs your help. In the wake of being canceled by SyFy, the show needs a new home. If you’re not familiar with the show, you should be. Based off a 4 issue Dark Horse comic by former Stargate Executive Producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, the series follows the crew of the Raza after having awoken on the ship with no memory of who they are or why they are there. Unlike the majority of comic book adaptations currently on TV, this is not a Superhero show. it’s straight sci-fi which is something that is sorely lacking on TV right now.
The show is a great example of what good Sci-Fi should be, at its heart, the show is about the characters, sure, there are spaceships, time travel, and an intergalactic war, but all of that complements watching the characters and their journey, instead of the other way around. This has created a devoted fan base that is mobilizing to save their show and you can help. A campaign is underway to prove that an audience for the show is there and that it would be beneficial to be picked up by another outlet, be it Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or elsewhere.
So, how can you help? There are several online events that will be going on over the course of the next week or so that you can join in on to show that the series has an audience and deserves to be picked up for additional seasons. Fans have helped bring shows back before, we can do it again.
First, you should follow the cast, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Roger Cross, Alex Mallari Jr, Jodelle Ferland, Zoie Palmer, the show creator, Joseph Mallozzi, the official Dark Matter twitter, and Dark Matter FTL on Social Media.
Also, you should participate in all of the online activities that you can. Friday, at 7pm EDT/4pm PST there will be a Reddit AMA (will update with link), after the AMA, on Twitter at 9pm EDT/6pm PST, you can join in the tweet storm, check in with Dark Matter FTL to find out what this week’s Hashtag will be and join in to help make it trend. You should also follow That Hashtag Show on both Facebook and Twitter as we’ve partnered up with them to run additional events as well.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated on events and how you can be involved in helping to save Dark Matter. Check back in on this article for updates over the next few days.
The Reddit AMA will be taking place at 7 PM EDT/4 PM PST on the Dark Matter Reddit tonight (9/15/17)
The Tweet Storm will follow not long after, at 9 PM EDT/6 PM PST, the Hashtag will be announced shortly beforehand. Check in with DarkMatterFTL for the Hashtag and the rules.