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  • #37795
    SadGeezerSadGeezer
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    Atlanta Rally Update:

    45 Frscape fans ralleyed outside the CNN offices in Atlanda on Saturday. Fans considered this a success on such short notice, however their reception by CNN staffers was luke-warm at best. Security wouldn’t let them leave a thank you card for Mr. San Miguel (Reporter for CNN
    Headline News).

    For a save Farscape ralley in your enighbourhood, visit:
    http://katyaz.home.attbi.com/farscaperally.html
    Note: There will be a second NY rally on Monday, September 15th.

    Rumour Mill:

    I have heard very unsubstatiated rumours from a number of sources that some descision about the fate of Farscape is to be made by Sci Fi today.

    Town Meeting in #Farscape:

    The highlights of the town meeting in #Farscape on Saturday, 14 September are as follows:

    Keep up the letter and E-mail campaign, to any and all addresses you have

    Focus on letting Sci Fi know that you watch Sci Fi mainly for Farscape, and that your patronage of that show leads you to watch other Sci Fi programming.

    Point this out to other networks who may be willing to pick up Farscape.

    To sum it up: Write, write, write. Our voices are being heard.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59087
    Anonymous
    Guest

    (Edited to include some late-breaking info)

    Sci Fi Decision:

    Despite an erroneous news article to the contrary, there has as yet been no news about a final cancellation of Farscape from Sci Fi or Vivendi.

    Ben Browder on CNN

    Ben Browder is going to interviewed via satelllite by Headline News reporter Alisha Davis. Interview is scheduled to air on Headline News at 8:18pm (Eastern time) Tuesday September 17th

    Stream: http://stacman.dyndns.org:88/files/farscape.wmv

    Transcript: http://www.savefarscape.com/news/article.php?newsid=66

    FAQ:

    Farscape cancellation FAQ, for those of you just finding out, or those too busy to follow the saga too closely, but still interested:
    http://www.farscapeweekly.com/ezines/eZine_15Sep02.htm#F AQ

    The Save Farscape Media Information Centre
    http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/fars capepress/war_room/default.asp

    From Tracey:
    “A lot of the presses efforts have been on the use of the internet to manage
    a grassroots campaign to save Farscape. To assist them I am in the process
    of creating a timeline of events and activities.”
    http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/farscape press/news/default.asp

    Global Farscape Rally

    “From the Save Farscape announcement board:
    On Sept 12, we rallied in front of the SciFi offices to bring back FARSCAPE.
    On Sept 14, a group of Farscape fans in Atlanta rallied in front of CNN to bring attention to the cause.
    It is time to unite, and have a GLOBAL rally to include ALL farscape fans worldwide. Join scapers EVERYWHERE on Oct 5, no matter where you are, no matter what time it is, to show your support for the best Scifi show on TV!!!”

    More Details to Come!

    Shifting Gears:

    “From the folks at Save Farscape:
    In light of the recent CNN-HN broadcast, we’ve pushed our original Wednesday homework back to Friday. What we need now is an instantaneous response, directed at UPN and Showtime.

    Maayan has adapted the posters to say Wanted: A Home For Farscape Season 5. Go to:
    http://http://divinecollective.bitchenvy.com/IWantFarscape.html

    Print, send. Overnight if you can. And please, pass the message everywhere you hang out.”

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    [ 18-09-2002: Message edited by: Camelyn ]

    [ 18-09-2002: Message edited by: Camelyn ]

    #59088
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Thanks Camelyn!

    This is Great!!

    #59089
    Anonymous
    Guest

    You are most welcome! Just doing my part… and hogging up all the bandwidth in the Farscape forum, apparently!

    Thanks for letting me!
    Camelyn

    #59090
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I heard something about sending boxes of crackers ala Roswell and their tabsco. Did that actually happen?

    #59091
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Some people had sent in boxes of crackers. However, said crackers arrived at the Sci Fi buildings on or around Sept 11, crushed to a powder. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir, and the campaign requests that people send *empty* cracker boxes, if they really want to make that statement. A well expressed, hand-writtenletter would probably have more impact though.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59092
    Anonymous
    Guest

    CHAT in # Farscape tonight!

    From Ricky Manning:

    “DK, me, and POSSIBLY Ben want to address the troops in #Farscape —
    10 am Thu 19 Sept Sydney time, which is
    5p Wed 18 Sept Pacific time, 8p Eastern time.”

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59093
    Anonymous
    Guest

    CHAT in # Farscape Rescheduled!

    Due to server problems (thanks whole heaps Sci Fi) the chat has bee re-scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, same Bat time, same Bat channel.

    “10 am Thu 19 Sept Sydney time, which is
    5p Wed 18 Sept Pacific time, 8p Eastern time.”

    Note: Barb spoke to Ricky and David Kemper, and both seemed very optimistic. So, maybe we will have some good news for a change tomorrow.

    irc.scifi.com
    #farscape

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59094
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by Camelyn:
    Some people had sent in boxes of crackers. However, said crackers arrived at the Sci Fi buildings on or around Sept 11, crushed to a powder. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir, and the campaign requests that people send *empty* cracker boxes, if they really want to make that statement. A well expressed, hand-writtenletter would probably have more impact though.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D


    Sounds like I-Mans cancellation. Fans sent in glitter and packets of crystals ala Dried Quicksilver. This TOTALLY freaked out Sci-Fi network which had to release a statement and immediatly dispose of any such packaging turning it into a negative campaign =/

    Great work Camelyn, I hope your dedication pays off. Farscape deserves a home.

    #59095
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by Camelyn:
    Some people had sent in boxes of crackers. However, said crackers arrived at the Sci Fi buildings on or around Sept 11, crushed to a powder. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir,


    Well, the people at Sci Fi seem to prefer it when their powders come in crystallized, smokeable form.

    #59096
    Anonymous
    Guest

    David Kemper, Rick Manning Chat Transcript:

    19 Sept, 2002
    David Kemper and Richard Manning on irc.scifi.com – chat log 9/19/02 8:52 PM EDT http://www.freepilot.org/%5B/url%5D

    In Summary, to paraphrase David Kemper:

    1. At the moment, negotiations with Sci Fi are closed, and there are no new episodes planned.
    2. The remaining 11 eps to air in January are going to Kick A**.
    3. On the Sci Fi cancellation FAQ ( http://www.scifi.com/farscape/faq/%5B/url%5D ) Ratings points are valid, however Farscape was given a bad timeslot and incompatible lead-in shows (Camelyn’s note: S’cuse me? Remember Lexx?)
    4. Cut back on the campaign action until the new episodes air in January, then make a big push for renewal.
    5. Get more people to watch the show (D’uh!)to get a 2.0 rating.
    6. The cast and crew are moving on for now, to other projects, but season 5 is layed out and ready to go if ever the opportunity to make it should arise.

    Camelyn’s Note: There was absolutely no mention of continuing the push to have Farscape picked up by UPN or Showtime. This leaves me a mite discouraged, and I am not sure where we are headed from here. I’ll keep you posted.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59097
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by Camelyn:
    3. On the Sci Fi cancellation FAQ ( http://www.scifi.com/farscape/faq/%5B/url%5D ) Ratings points are valid, however Farscape was given a bad timeslot and incompatible lead-in shows (Camelyn’s note: S’cuse me? Remember Lexx?)


    But the timeslots were reversed then. Farscape was on at 9pm and Lexx at 10pm. Not it’s SG-1 at 9pm and Farscape at 10pm.

    Considering the new sci fi show on Showtime (Odyssey 5) is on in the 10pm timeslot (which SG-1 had when on Showtime), it wouldn’t surprise me if Sci Fi had to agreee to show SG-1 in a different slot when they bought the show.

    Besides Odyssey 5, there’s also Law & Order, Alias, Monk, and usually a new-release movie on HBO. All of which are highly rated (and watched) shows that offer stiff competition to Farscape.

    Of course, why Sci Fi is *not* showing reruns of Farscape during the hiatus but are showing the entire run of SG1 twice over is beyond me. Well, not really, it’s all about the money. They paid too much for SG-1.

    #59098
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Today at noon, the sets were brought down and moved out. Thats all folks unless a network would be willing to start nearly from scratch.

    Apparantly the sets were supposed to be brought down earlier, but there was a delay. I wonder if Sci-Fi and the show tried to work things out?

    #59099
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by :
    Apparently the sets were supposed to be brought down earlier, but there was a delay. I wonder if Sci-Fi and the show tried to work things out?


    Yep, they did. After the initial outcry, They ordered that a stop be put to the dismantling of the sets. They went into negotiations with Henson and the Farscape people, but the (apparently) final word on that is they went nowhere. It has been suggested that a big push be made to increase viewership for the January re-start of season 4, in hopes that this will encourage Sci Fi to renew at that time. But at the moment, no new talks are anticipated. We ain’t quite ready to give up yet though See below:

    A 5th of Farscape Global Rally

    From Barbarella:
    “This is the Global Rally Tag Name for Press Please add it to your pages and link it to http://www.savefarscapecentral.com/cgi-bin/rall y.cgi?action=display (The rally info page).
    Also Please remember that the cut off date for local rally and co-ordinator submission is SUNDAY September 22. If you want to co-ordinate your area please sign up. Contact dan @ savefarscapecentral.com subject RALLY TEAM body of USERID and Password you want to use.”

    In the mean time, the push is going to be for publicity for Farscape, through the local, national and international media. We have to keep the momentum going until January. That won’t be in any way, shape or form an easy task.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    [ 21-09-2002: Message edited by: Camelyn ]

    #59100
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I think a capital idea here is to get new people watching the show. I’m going to see about getting a marathon setup with the Sci Fi clubs at Columbia and/or NYU.

    #59101
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by stormsweeper:
    I think a capital idea here is to get new people watching the show. I’m going to see about getting a marathon setup with the Sci Fi clubs at Columbia and/or NYU.


    That’s a great idea. Push for new viewers until January, then brign in some really high numbers to use as ammunition to bring back the show to Sci Fi, or sell it to another network.

    News:

    David Kemper Speaks:
    Interview on “Interstellar Transmisions”
    http://farscape.wdsection.com/news/article.php?newsid=73

    Farscape in TV Guide

    From Alikhat:
    The ever wonderful Matt Roush of TV Guide has devoted his latest ROUSHRANT in the print version (Sep 28-Oct 4) to our own beloved Farscape.

    “Does cable’s Sci-Fi Channel not understand its core audience-a group known for putting the *fan* in fanatic? Some of these people still haven’t forgiven NBC for canceling the first Star Trek, in 1969. How does Sci-Fi expect such ardent souls to react after it gave the fantastically entertaining FARSCAPE the boot before it could film the promised fifth season? (The remainder of the fourth season resumes in January.) Yes, the show is expensive-it certainly looks it-but even if the ratings were flat, Farscape gave the network credibility, acclaim and prestige. Without it, Sci-Fi is just another green-cheese merchant.”

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59102
    Anonymous
    Guest

    As I have said before, the focus until January when the season resumes will be to keep Farscape in the media. For ideas on just how you can haelp to aacomplish this, check out the suggestions detailed in the

    Strategy Center for Media Outreach:
    http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/farscapepress/war_room/default.asp

    David Kemper Speaks Again:

    From http://farscape.wdsection.com

    “Thirty minutes wasn’t enough! This week, David Kemper will take your calls for a full hour on a broadcast of “Interstellar Transmissions”, this Friday night (9/27)at 7pm (US Eastern Time). Phone number to call is 561-998-5470. Email your questions until Thursday night at 11.59 pm (US Eastern Time) at [email protected]

    WWNN-AM 1470 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach and live on the web at http://www.interstellar-transmissions.com

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape: http://farscape.wdsection.com/%5B/url%5D

    #59103
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Chat with Gigi Edgley

    There will be a moderated chat with Gigi Edgely on Tuesday October 1st 5pm Pacific Time. See Gigi’s Site[/url] for more details.

    David Kemper Interviews

    The September 20th David Kemper interview is now available for download or streaming media. at Interstallar Transmissions

    The Transcript of the Interstellar Transmissions Interview with David Kemper on 29-Sep-02 is now available.

    So What’s the Strategy?

    The Save Farscape team has come up with a comprehensive list of objectives and strategies for the campaign to save Farscape. As I stated before, based on imput from the Farscape creators, the Henson Company, and the cast, the strategy has shifted forcus from a renewal of Farscape on Sci Fi, to the push to have Farscape picked up by another network. For the detailed list, click
    Here

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape

    [ 01-10-2002: Message edited by: Camelyn ]

    #59104
    Anonymous
    Guest

    UPN

    To help you in the effort to have UPN pick up Farscape, here is the UPN Affiliate List

    Save Farscape goes Canadian

    A new site is up, focusing on the Canadian effort to keep this show on the air:

    Save Farscape Canada

    Save Farscape on Fox?

    WDsection received the following from a producer at Fox News Channel:

    I work at Fox News Channel. Is there any video available of the various rallies, protests, posters, websites, supporters, scifi employees looking uncomfortable, clips of the show, and so forth???

    I haven’t heard anything since the Rally’s, but I will report it when I do.

    Speaking of the Rally’s…

    A Fifth of Farscape Rally Reports

    Here is another interesting report, but with absolutely no details, I can’t confirm anything, like time and location, or even if it is a sure thing.

    From savefarscapecentral.com

    St Louis Webcast:

    Its is my pleasure to announce another live webcast. This time its from St Louis on Friday 1st November. Members of the Cast have already told us they’ll be attending and they’re looking forward to it.

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape

    #59105
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Atlanta Rally Article and Streaming Audio Interviews

    Well, here it is, finally! The article and streaming audio of the cast at the 5th of Farscape Atlanta Rally: Scifidimensions

    Trekkie/Scaper Alliance?? (I had to post it, you understand, don’t you? )

    From Aeryn221:
    Here’s some scoop from Trekweb. “ST: Nemesis” is due out in theatres this December, and it’s said to be the last ST movie. Anyway, the cast and crew want to continue the series of movies. The suits, on the other hand, want to see better numbers. If there isn’t an excellent turnout within the first week of release, “Nemesis” will definitely be the last ST movie. Sound a little familiar!
    So, here’s the proposal; Scapers help buy up all the tickets for “Nemesis” in Dec. Then, Trekkies turn their TVs on to Farscape all throughout Jan. You can go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Frelling_Scapers/%5B/url%5D and JOIN THE ALLIANCE! Over the next couple of months we should start organizing groups to go to various movie theaters in Dec. to simultaneously show support for Star Trek and Farscape. Let’s keep the buzz going! WE CAN DO IT!

    Read more about the Save Farscape Marketing Plan

    Camelyn
    Save Farscape

    [ 10-10-2002: Message edited by: Camelyn ]

    #59106
    Anonymous
    Guest

    hi Camelyn
    have just read your post about the Trekkie/Scaper alliance. clicked on the link to have a look. what about those of us in the UK? could we help with such a thing? have mailed the topic to a friend. will hopefully convert him to the cause!!! he’s primarily a Trek fan, so i’m sure he’ll be disappointed about there potentially being no more Trek films-as would i be. losing Farscape would be bad enough….

    #59107
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by snooklepie:
    what about those of us in the UK? could we help with such a thing? have mailed the topic to a friend. will hopefully convert him to the cause!!! he’s primarily a Trek fan, so i’m sure he’ll be disappointed about there potentially being no more Trek films-as would i be. losing Farscape would be bad enough….


    Hi Snooklepie

    I apologize for the late response . I honestly don’t have very many details about his particular campaign, save for what I posted in my original message. I would suggest that the best thing to do would be to join the Yahoo group that was formed and direct your questions to the organizers. I am sure that they would be glad to have you on board, wherever you are in the world!

    Camelyn

    #59108
    Anonymous
    Guest

    thanks, Camelyn! i’ll have a look at the w/end. tend not to get as much time on line as i would like otherwise i’d be going through every link, filling people’s Inboxs, etc,etc. The Evil Empire should not be allowed to succeed. Farscape must live!!

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