Pursuant to yesterday’s post pursuant to the previous day’s post pursuant to my post of two day’s earlier, I’d like to say “Brian, relax. You’re still loved.” Everybody makes mistakes (Except me, of course. My record is spotless.). I simply took issue with the assertion that Rob Cooper had no interest in seeing Atlantis go another season – specifically because he DID go to bat for us at crunch time. Also, and this is something many fans may not be aware of, while both Brad and Robert very much looked forward to launching the third Stargate series, they were fully prepared and more than happy to wait a year for Atlantis to run its course with a sixth and final season. Back in early January of 2009, Brad participated in a fan Q&A in which he said as much: “My preference would have been another season of Atlantis, alongside two new movies, then Universe.” Unfortunately for Atlantis fans, it didn’t work out that way but, in retrospect, Stargate fans in general have greatly benefited from a great show, Stargate: Universe, that has kept the franchise alive and well and forward looking.
Hey, look’t what I got in the mail today from blog regular Maryanne…
Thanks, Maryanne. Much appreciated. Carl is envious.
Speaking pugs, I took my pug, Jelly, in for a consultation the other day.
Apparently, she’s a good candidate for this stem cell transplant I mentioned in a previous post. The poor old gal suffers from hip dysplasia and arthritis of her elbows, but the vet believes she could be helped by a procedure that involves harvesting tissue from the fat deposits in her belly (she’s got more than enough to spare), sending it to a lab in San Diego that uses a centrifuge to separate the stem cells therein, then having the lab send the concentrated stem cells back to the hospital where they’ll be injected into the problem areas. Judging from the online research I’ve done, early returns are positive and the vet I spoke to says he has performed nine such procedures, with eight of the nine showing promising returns. It’s a hefty price tag – about the price of a business class ticket to Tokyo – but I’m willing to sacrifice now so that, years from now in my old age, she’ll no doubt do the same for me. Anyway, she’s scheduled to undergo the treatment in mid-July. I’ll keep you posted.
Oh, by the way, Maryanne – sorry about your Aussie soccer team not making the cut at the World Cup. Also, my condolences to fellow Italian soccer fans who witnessed their team…well, they didn’t witness much as Italy was barely able to muster a couple of ties before bowing out to Slovakia today. I’m not making excuses for them, but I suspect they were sitting back hoping to win the game in the penalty shoot-out – not realizing there are no penalty shoot-outs in the first round. Also, condolences to French fans who saw their team melt down, mutiny, and refuse to practice. The cherry on the crepe suzette was French coach Raymond Domenec refusing to shake the hand of South African coach Carlos Alberto Parreira after the conclusion of France’s final match, a 2-1 loss to South Africa.
In keeping with the soccer theme, I received a red card from one of the on-set officials today.