Why does Suji look so worried? Well, the results of her latest urinalysis reveal an antibiotic-resistant bug. Antibiotic-resistant but for a single one we can use to treat her. The news has Akemi and I very concerned because this is the same road Jelly went down in her final years. Over time, her frequent UTI’s became increasingly harder to treat to the point that, in the end, we were out of options. In her final days, I was looking into phage therapy as a potential last resort but, unfortunately, ran out of time. Hopefully, it’s a treatment that will be readily available to us with Suji if the need arises. In the meantime, Akemi and I are being extra careful with her – and supplementing her diet with cranberry concentrate.
Independent, occasionally aloof Lulu has turned out to be surprisingly sensitive. First after Maximus’s passing, then after Jelly’s, and now following Bubba’s, she has been quiet and increasingly despondent, taken to sitting quietly by herself over interaction. Akemi and I are giving her a lot of extra attention. Also, coconut oil for the painfully dry-looking top of her nose.
Akemi, of course, is still missing her special boy. There are moments when she thinks of him and feels down. In the past, whenever she experienced moments like these, she could always count on Bubba to cheer her up but, of course, that isn’t possible anymore and the very thought makes her even sadder. Fortunately, Suji is such a little goofball that she always manages to find a way to brighten her day. She may be a a little more work than your average dog, but she’s well worth the effort.
With less than a month to go before production wraps on Dark Matter’s third season, I really should start making plans for our return to Vancouver. I’m thinking of finishing up my final cut at the end of April and getting a few mixes under my belt before leaving Toronto in mid-May. That will give me about a month to relax and plan the show’s fourth season (Yeah, I’m feeling confident) before convening the writers’ room in mid June for three weeks.
Hey, check it out. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD: Dark Matter Season 2. Pre-order it now. In the meantime, head on over to Netflix to re-binge because the season 3 premiere will be here sooner than you think!
Hey! I need a title of Dark Matter Episode 308. Click on the link below and vote for one. It only takes a few seconds and would really help me out. Thanks!
P.S. I just got a sneak peek at the director’s cut of Episode 309. Disguises! Bikes! Fresh-baked cookies! It’s gonna be crazy!
Anya on Janah-12 (photo by Renee Chan).
Anthony Lemke on set. No, this isn’t from a scene in the episode. Mine was the only camera on him. The Dark Matter Whisky Club continues to expand its empty bottle collection.
Finally, I post a lot about dogs on this blog because, well, I have dogs. Today, I’d like to mention a cat who is in need of our help. She’s sick and her owner can’t afford the tests. Read the story and help out if you can by clicking on the following link: Help Gatico
Adorning the triptych on this day: Classic Battlestar!
Director Melanie Orr calls the shots on Janah-12. Hmmm. Jana-12. That rings a bell…
Relaxing between set-ups.
Executive Producer Jay Firestone, keeping things light. And kinda kooky.
Handicap International Charity winner (and blog regular!) Alisa Scott visits the set. She got to hang with Anthony Lemke, took the full tour, AND, no doubt the highlight of her trip, had to field 101 questions from yours truly over lunch. Welcome to Dark Matter, Alisa!
Well, I have John Stead’s director’s cut of Episode 308 downloaded and ready to watch. I’m really looking forward to this one!
Today, I ate lunch at 6:30 p.m., but that’s what happens when crew call is at 12:30 p.m. And it looks like we’re only halfway there. Rumour has it we’ll be wrapping at 2:30 a.m. tonight which means we’ll probably be kicking things off at about 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. With a few more production days under our belts, I feel we can push all the way back to our original starting time of 7:30 a.m. and come full circle!
On set shooting Episode 310 with director Melanie Orr.
While taking a break to head back to the production offices and complete prep on Episode 311 with director Steve DiMarco…
Finalizing the pods.
On the home front, my poor boy’s condition appears to be worsening. He coughed through most of the night, barely sleeping at all, and this morning didn’t have an appetite for his breakfast.
According to Akemi he slept most of the day and has yet to regain his appetite.
Akemi did manage to feed him a little but said he was very weak. Sadly, I think we’re going to have to make the decision soon.
The people have spoken and we have a brand new episode title. Aint democracy wonderful? Your winner…
“Episode 33: Wish I Could Believe You”
Thanks to everyone who made Operation Name-Another-Episode a great success. But special thanks goes to YOU. Yes, YOU!
Today was Bring Your Daughter To Work (And Leave Her With Key Hair Expert Renee Chan While You Go Watch Blocking) Day! Suji was a hit on set. Thanks to Renee for dog-sitting her while I was taking in the action in the core room.
Speaking of which – here is director Melanie Orr’s – uh – blueprint for today’s first blocking. Note the details including camera placement and pod.
Director Melanie Orr all smiles with Director of Photography Craig Wright and 1st Assistant Director Josh Gray. The calm before the storm.
One big-ass charger.
Just sitting in the underbelly gathering dust.
Or are they…?
Bubba appreciates the well-wishes and wants you to know he’s hanging in there.
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