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Alexandria

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PostSubject: Press Release?   Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:18 pm

Loyal Fans Cry Foul; Protest September 12th

Action, adventure, comedy, and a hint of romance together create the perfect recipe for outstanding science fiction. Stargate Atlantis has beautifully incorporated each ingredient successfully capturing audiences around the world. Season five started out strong by winning the best sci-fi show at the 2008 People’s Choice Awards. Despite the amazing fan support and awards, MGM and Sci Fi made the ultimate decision to cancel Stargate Atlantis at the height of its popularity.


This appalling action has surprised fans, stars, and the producers alike. It comes as no shock that the thousands of dedicated fans have gathered on various sites like http://www.sosga.net, http://save-thelostcity.com, and https://www.youtube.com in an attempt to change the minds of the studio giants. A petition to save the lost city has collected nearly 15,000 signatures as of September 9th. The campaign is fully underway, with hundreds, possibly thousands of fans shipping McKay’s least favourite fruit (lemons) to MGM, the Sci Fi channel, and even Fox.


The cancellation has rocked the fan world hard, but little did they know the cancellation was just the beginning of their woes. Sci Fi recently announced that the new series, Stargate Universe, has been given the green light and will premiere in 2009. The fans of Atlantis have adamantly protested SGU, insisting that they will not watch it or any Sci Fi shows in the upcoming year.


How could such an awesome show even been considered for the chopping block? It really comes down to the simple fact that studio executives are using an antiquated system to track ratings. The Nielson boxes worked well when television was the only way to view the episodes. Technologically savvy fans now use DVR’s, TIVO’s, and even the internet to watch the latest episodes. Unfortunately, MGM and Sci Fi have not taken these viewers into account or even considered utilizing this media to their benefit. Many shows may be put on the chopping block until Hollywood catches up with the rest of the world where technology is concerned.


To combat this, fans from all over the world, are gathering in Vancouver, Canada at the Bridge Studios, where Atlantis is filmed, on September 12th at 9am, to plead for a show that they love with all of their hearts as well as show the executives that they are not faceless viewers.


Other Sources not mentioned in the release include: http://www.spacecast.com/videoplayer_5547.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:18 pm

I wrote this up and may send it out tomorrow. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:46 pm

Who are you gonna send it to?
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:48 pm

Every media thing I can get an email for. Smile Newspapers, magazines, tv entertainment shows, you name it.
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:32 am

Great!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:06 am

This has been sent out to a bunch of media places. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:32 am

I think I just saw it on Joseph Mallozzi's blog!!you sent it to him,right?
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:00 pm

Yep Very Happy Well, before it was revised. But, I did post it there.
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:51 pm

Fabulous work!!
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:20 am

It would appear that TV Guide has taken the bait and has contacted Joe Mallozzi asking him about the cancellation today. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:13 am

Who exactly have you sent it to so far? and have you had any responces?

Im concerned about Media turning up - and hardly anybody being there. This rally has been very quickly put together, and the site leaderships were not made aware of it early enough in order to co-ordinate it effectively.

I see this as one of the major issues with this campaign to be honest...
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:56 pm

I did not contact any Vancouver media. I contacted the media that is listed on the site from TV Guide to the newspapers like LA, Arizona, NY, etc.

I held off on contacting the Canadian/Washington media as I am personally not going to be at the rally. Most of the media outlets insist on the contact information of the person organizing the event (who will be there to be interviewed). I do not have this information, so any media interaction there will likely have to be done by whoever is there.
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PostSubject: Re: Press Release?   Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:43 pm

Hey James,you're not really 96!are you?!
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