Guess who’s going in for surgery tomorrow morning to get a couple of lumps removed from his noggin’? Today, we treated him – and Lulu – to a stroll through Granville Island and a visit to a local pet boutique. We picked up treats, a patriotically handsome bow tie/collar but, sadly, not that awesome Hawaiian shirt we had our hearts set on because it didn’t come in his size.
Meanwhile, a post-Lasik Akemi (“I got my eyeballs fixed!”) is enjoying her improved vision – to a certain point. She spent most of yesterday madly sweeping, vacuuming, and generally cleaning the place. When I asked what had gotten into her, she informed me that now that her sight is improved, she can actually see how messy everything is. I feel her situation is reminiscent of some tragic character from Greek lore, but I’m not sure which one.
Hey! May I direct your attention to some pretty damn fantastic Dark Matter articles…
First off, a great, GREAT article by The Nerd Recites’ Christopher Hart titled How Dark Matter Utilizes Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai Within Its Narrative
“We matched up Dark Matter‘s characters against each of the personality types and all of the characters fell into the set types with such astounding ease that this only lends further credence to the writers’ utilisation of this trope.”
In interviews, whenever asked about my inspirations for Dark Matter, I always cite: Cowboy Bebop, The Thunderbolts, The Dirty Dozen, Stargate, The Shield, Stargate, and, yes, The Seven Samurai! Good catch, Christopher.
Meanwhile, over at The Workprint, Jen Stayrook wonders Who Will Betray the Crew of The Raza? Building off Milo’s prophetic warning in “We Should Have Seen This Coming”, she breaks down the list of suspects and posits an intriguing theory or two. What do you think?
Continuing a weekly tradition, I sit down with Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies and discuss the most recent episode of Dark Matter. I drop a lot of interesting little tidbits in this one…
“One of the big picture things is this looming corporate war, and as Milo says, there are certain moments of history where individuals can step in and make a difference, and that’s something that will resonate as we head towards the back half of Season 2.”
And a nice little write-up on the show at Mikhail’s Film and TV Blog: Why Sci-Fi Fans Should Watch Dark Matter
“This year, while browsing Netflix, I chanced upon a new, engrossing space opera that Sy-Fy aired earlier as part of its agenda to revive its status as the premiere channel for science fiction television. […] After seeing the 13-episode first season, I’m ready to declare it one of the best new sci-fi shows on television. Here are a few key reasons why it’s absolutely worth seeing.”
Thanks for the support, Mikhail!