Are you ready, Dark Matter and Stargate fans?  Later today, Orville Nation’s live weekly Dark Matter rewatch discussion continues with TWO special guest stars: actress Torri Higginson (Commander Truffault) and John Stead (episode director, series stunt coordinator).  We’ll be chatting about Episode 10 – but the conversation may stray to other topics: dogs, birthdays, and, of course, Stargate.  Join us!

Also, equally excited about this KFC production…



Intriguing, no?

A little Yes/No –

Definite YES here.

So, what are your sure-fire non-pharmaceutical sleep-time remedies?  Carb-heavy dinner?  Reading in bed?  Chamomile tea?

6 thoughts on “December 2, 2020: Chatting with actress Torri Higginson and director/stunt coordinator John Stead!

  1. Listening to the Dark Matter discussion right now but I have to go to work. 🙁

    Of all the KFC fanfic they could have chosen they picked this one?

    Glazed cinnamon roll pancakes? Hell yes! I might try making them this weekend.

  2. I don’t know, that Lifetime movie seems like kind of a chick flick.

    Glazed cinnamon roll pancakes? I will take them all, please.

    As far as getting to sleep goes, a couple of things I do find helpful is to have some kind of white/pink noise or something like that to focus on. You know I get the “busy head syndrome” which often keeps me awake. That and I’ve also read that if you have any muscle under tension, for whatever reason (mine’s usually anxiety), you can’t fall asleep. So some kind of muscle relaxation exercise might help.

    Anyway, I’ve been following the developments over the last while with SpaceX’s new Starship reusable spacecraft, which if it works out will offer relatively inexpensive access to missions to the Moon and Mars. Tomorrow (hopefully, after lots of delays) will be the first test hop (up to 12.5 kms) and then landing of the SN8 test version. This is the first time anything like that has been attempted and most people don’t expect it to stick the landing but it will be so cool if it does. Heck, even if it doesn’t it will still be cool.

    If it works, it will be like this animation.
    The backflip landing is bananas!

    The actual live feed for tomorrow, assuming it doesn’t get delayed:

  3. Non-pharmaceutical sleep time remedies:

    Reading in bed
    Focus on a black void of nothingness and relaxing into it
    Music at very low volume, barely audible. Can be any kind from mellow instrumental to head banger.


  4. That roll video forgot to mention cinnamon but I’m sure that’s an oversight. You could add other things, also. Cranberry sauce or chocolate would make a good addition to the roll filling. That’s too much icing for me but that’s an easy remedy. Looks just lovely and I do like a bit of sweet in the morning.

    If it’s a small cause of insomnia, then you can try teas, melatonin, reading, sex, exercise, music or mediation. True insomnia is much more difficult. I’ve had bouts of true insomnia and that just has to run it’s course. 🙁

  5. Tori rocks! Time mag has a good piece on the additional benefits of Melatonin, how it’s like a defrag program to clear out free radicals in addition to helping with sleep. My thing is I won’t remember I have Melatonin and will instead just stretch and make myself yawn to go to sleep. And now I’m yawning, just writing about yawns puts me to sleep.

    Lunch was godawful canned chili with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar and honey drizzled corn bread. I’ve got the antacids on standby.


  6. Best sleep aid I just found – the Bob Ross Joy of Painting series on several streaming channels, including Pluto and Tubi. His voice is so restful – I’m getting the best sleep, ever!


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