After you mentioned it, I took a look at a synopsis of Dark Matter and yeah, i don’t know how well it will work.
The continuity factor is missing.
I think part of the great success of Star Trek through the years is the Universe that was created and then filled with a succession of different characters.
Stargate, as a fascinating hybrid between the world we know and a secret government program that travels to new places has gained its own history. the Universe they created took a long time to build to where it is, and it seems to me, if they want to be a success, they should continue to fill that Universe up with more shows/movies/etc. It could easily last a very long time.
But as a “similar but not the same” as Dark Matter appears to be.. it will have a much harder time getting out of the starting gate.
…starting gate.. STARting-GATE – oh I really just said that didn’t I? ugh. lol