We’ve been hooked on “Dark Matter,” one of SyFy’s new shows (Fridays, 10 p.m.) in which the crew of a derelict spaceship is awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board.

And we’ve been especially captivated by the character of Two, the ship’s tough, determined de facto leader, played by Melissa O’Neil, a stage star who had never acted on television before. The Canadian, who won “Canadian Idol” at age 17 in 2005, was plucked off the Broadway stage where she was appearing on “Les Miserables.” She beat out over 250 actresses for the part. Pretty remarkable.

Interview with SciFiAndTVTalk