So, what do you NOT want to see in Dark Matter’s third season?
I always get requests for the things fans WANT to see in the show but rarely do I ever hear about what fans DON’T want to see…until after the fact. So, weigh in. I’m asking. I’m curious because at the beginning of every season, there will often be some…creative disagreement. I like to think that, having spent 15+ years of my television career writing and producing SF television, I have a fair notion of what scifi fans do NOT want to see. BUT – I could be wrong. So here’s your chance to confirm my suspicions…or set me straight. Please leave your rejections and repudiations in the comments section.
The long overdue doggy update…
We first noticed that something was up with Lulu when we used to go to the dog park. Whenever she would hit a gravely pitch, she’d drag her hind quarters as if paralyzed. It would only happen on gravel so I didn’t give it much thought. But gradually, we noticed she had started to slow down and didn’t seem as enthusiastic about her walks as she used to. We brought her to the vet and then a neurologist in Toronto, and neither could pinpoint a problem. Maybe it was old age. But then, a couple of months ago, at a french bulldog meet-up, someone informed me that these movements could be an indication of some neural abnormality and I should really get a second opinion. So, we did, visiting another neurologist whose initial tests suggested, yes, it could be a neural issue. We’re set up for another round of tests. Tomorrow, Lulu will go under a mild anesthetic so the clinic can do some x-rays, an ultrasound, and run some bloodwork. If the initial findings warrant, she’ll undergo an MRI soon after. And, if the MRI confirms the initial suspicions, she’ll have to undergo surgery – which can hopefully be scheduled before our return to Toronto, next Tuesday. While under general anesthetic, she may also have corrective surgery on her soft palate because we’ve noticed she’s been having trouble breathing lately, occasionally having to sit up a few times a night to catch her breath.
Last year, Bubba had a lump removed from his head. The initial biopsy suggested it was malignant but a post-surgical analysis revealed it was benign. Then, a couple of months ago, we noticed a couple of new lumps on his head. The vet, again, suggested we have them removed so we scheduled surgery at a local clinic. Days later, we noticed a lump on his leg. We had that tested as well and the results of that proved inconclusive – but it was strongly recommended that we have that lump removed as well while he was in for the surgery. So, we requested the vet forward the information and request to the clinic. They said they would. But it was only after Bubba’s surgery that we discovered the information was sent after the fact. The lump was not removed. We were referred to an oncologist who suggested Bubba be given an anti-cancer vaccine – but only after he goes in for an ultrasound (Tuesday) to make the situation isn’t any worse.
To those wondering about my Snow Monkeys, they are headed to a blistering 0-3 record in fantasy football league play. A combination of bad drafting, poor management decisions, and plain bad play have all contributed to our anemic start. It’s been truly a team effort.