January 18, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 34 of 91!

Fandom has spoken!  Here are the results of our Name Dark Matter Episode 301 poll. Over 600 votes were cast and the winner is... "Being Better Is So Much Harder" Now the next thing I'm going to need you to do is identify which character said each of the aforementioned lines.  First one to guess…

January 11, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 29 of 91!

What's this?  Could I have finally given in and granted Jodelle Ferland's request for a shipboard mascot. Director of Photography test tastes the commissary offerings.  Space beer! Laying some track for the commissary walk 'n talk. The masterful work of Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock and his teams - art and construction departments. The early…

December 18, 2016: Suji and Secrets!

In a matter of days, we'll be in Montreal and my mother's house will come alive with the pitter patter of little paws - roughly thirty-two in all not counting the feline variety.  In preparation, we're shopping, gift-wrapping, packing, and bathing... Suji deserved the spa treatment after a thoroughly exhausting afternoon at Trinity Bellwoods Park…

December 17, 2016: Suji enters rehab!

Yes, years of hard living have taken their toll.    So, today, Suji entered rehab... First, a little test of those gimpy hindquarters.  Yes, they're weak and she suffers from hip dysplasia, but she can really motor when she gets up a full head of steam. Into the tank for her hydrotherapy session.  The handle…

December 12, 2016: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 17 of 91!

Boy, I'm not one to get all emotional, but Facebook 2016's Year in Review video really took me back - To last month when I uploaded most of those photos. Ah, I remember that cast dinner like it was November.  And that random photo of Roger Cross I uploaded to accompany his Q&A less than a…

December 4, 2016: Snow Monkeys on the brink! Suji settles in!

It's all over but the crying (as my dad used to say).  Despite a valiant effort, and an impressive win in their last week of regular season play, it looks like my Snow Monkeys will come up one game short in their bid to grab that last playoff spot. There were a lot of missed…

December 3, 2016: Introducing…Suji!

Yesterday was the day!  Akemi and I went down to Toronto's Union Station to meet the newest member of the family - Suji (aka Sujiko), who comes to us all the way from Portland, Oregon via The Pacific Pug Rescue.  Akemi saw little Suji (formerly Suzie) on their website a few weeks back and instantly…

September 10, 2016: Tokyo Travel Day! Enjoy the Dogs!

So, what did you all think of last night's Dark Matter double-header? Thrilling? Touching? Shocking? All of the above? Do tell!  Leave your feedback in the comments section.  I'll peruse your thoughts once I land in Japan! In the meantime, enjoy some dog pics.  Bubba, Lulu, and special guest star Petunia!

April 2, 2016: Dog Day Afternoon!

Oh, damn.  Today, was our first early pre-flight weigh-in.  Bubba tipped the scales at a negotiable 20.4 lbs.  Lulu, however, was a robust 22.4 lbs!  They both have to trim down to an even 20 lbs before they can fly.  Fortunately for us, they have roughly two and a half months to get into shape!…

June 2, 1015: Jelly’s Last Run

I first set eyes on her in her little enclosure, backing up and charging, stopping just short of the window, then backing up and charging again. She was admittedly adorable. And tiny! So small I could have held her in my hand. But I didn't want a dog. Dogs were, after all, a huge responsibility…

May 29, 2015: Two weeks to the Dark Matter world premiere! A Jelly update!

"If this series not popular, I really can't believe." - Akemi last night after watching the producer's cut of episode #113, our season finale. Her words echo the sentiments of my writing partner who said pretty much the same thing, in less economical fashion, after viewing prod cuts of our first two episodes: "So, having seen…

April 22, 2014: Zombies in cars getting brains! Bubba! Continuing our Stargate Atlantis re-watch with…Identity!

Today's inane conversation with my Japanese girlfriend: As we pulled into the underground parkade... Akemi: That looks like zombie car (indicating an old, tarp-covered sedan). Joe: What's a zombie car? Akemi: A car that zombie hide in so it can eat people. (Obviously). Joe: What do you mean?  They drive around offering lifts to people and…

April 16, 2014: Dog fight! Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Outsiders!

Dog fight! Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with...Outsiders! Hunh.  I assumed Akemi would enjoy The Lost Tribe, but she found it slow-paced and confusing.  I figured she wouldn't like Outsiders, but she was entertained throughout.  While I wouldn't rank it among her favorites, she did prefer it over the previous episode: "I felt quicker than…