Dark Matter Reminds Us of the Importance of Baking When Stranded in the Past

Still: Syfy
Still: Syfy

This Friday’s episode of Dark Matter sees our numerically-named crew flung through time and space and ending up in Wisconsin in 2017. You know, like you do.


I’m actually a sucker for this plot, as cliché as it is. I mean, yes, the “travel back in time to what is—coincidentally—the actual present” plot has backfired before. But people trying and failing to fit in is still a humor well that has not totally run dry for me.

So, the Android sending the crew out to scan and also pick up baking supplies hits just the right notes for me. The rest of “Isn’t That a Paradox” airs tomorrow night on Syfy.


Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

Dark Matter is actually really good at doing cliched plots really well. The “Groundhog Day” episode was pretty good.