-----Original Message-----
From: Barbarella [mailto:lythion@pointecom.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:33 AM
Subject: SAVE FARSCAPE "OPERATION BIG PUSH"


Hello my Scaper Lovelies

As most of you know on Friday David Kemper, Ben Browder, and Richard
Manning announced there would be no 5th season of Farscape.

Well I believe we can make a difference....

But we must remain intelligent, insightful, make good points, and 
always remain scapers.

We should do as David, Ben, Richard, and Anthony asked and always 
remain polite, do not threaten, do not insult. When writing its ok to show 
your sadness and to even show your anger to a degree but always remain
scapers and don't take the low road when addressing the issues. Make
good points.

For instance:

Farscape is Sci-Fi's highest rated series to date with the exception of
John Edwards and he's not even sci-fi.

according to David Kemper, "Unrealized Reality" received a Nielsen
Rating of 1.5. That equates to 1.5 million viewers tuning in to watch
that particular episode.

Farscape has a vast and varied intelligent viewing audience

Farscape has won numerous awards for the show and its actors

TV GUIDE calls it "The best science fiction series on TV".... USA Today
touts it as "TV's best space series".. and Farscape was named in 
Newsday "The Year's Best in TV"....

The press has hailed Farscape as "The Best Sci-Fi on TV" by TV Guide,
"TV's Best Space Series" by USA Today, and "The Year's Best in TV" by
Newsday. A TV Guide cover proclaimed Farscape's Claudia Black and Gigi
Edgley as two of the "Sexiest Stars in the Universe," and TV Guide
Ultimate Cable called Ben Browder one of the "Sexiest Men in the
Universe."

Farscape is one of the ONLY original series that sci-fi runs...that's
not been run on other channels previously (ex dead zone and sg1 and the
outer limits all were run on other networks)

In other words keep your mails and faxes and telegrams and phone
messages professional and intelligent and they will listen..

DO NOT send crackers, packages, doodads, toys or anything else

David Kemper: Remember that furious people are "nuts." Angry, but civil
and controlled people are "fans." Networks listen to "fans."

Remember we're dealing with a corporation and they'll blow you off if
you send something they consider silly

I have dealt with both USA and Sci-Fi before personally and have found
them to be very hard to communicate with..so make your points clear to
them without being insulting

Its VERY important that we inundate Sci-Fi and EMTV This coming Monday
thru Friday. however we should not stop until we hear something 
positive from them. The "Big Push" is the most important Remember 09-09-2002 
thru 09-13-2002 are THE MOST IMPORTANT dates to flood SCI-FI and EMTV with
our support and show them a united front. Keep bodies in the chat room
at irc.scifi.com port 6667 #farscape The official Save Farscape Central
Room (or the war room as I've been calling it) because sci-fi will be
visiting and we need to show we're a force to be reckoned with.

Before I move onto the ideas, I'd like to thank all the scapers who are
too numerous to name that helped put all the contact info together and
also helped me with the server business and keeping the moral high in
the room. Many thanks from the bottom of my heart guys and the cast and
crew feel the same way. Every time they come into the chat room to say
hi or just look in they are ALWAYS amazed at how we've pulled together
and shown our support. Keep up the good work and NEVER SAY DIE!

Now onto the ideas:

1. Hand Written Mail, Faxes, Telegrams, Phone Calls, and Priority Mail
(like FedEx and UPS) to SCI-FI and EMTV. The reason I suggest the FedEx
and the ups is because it looks like something important and will go to
the desk of Michael Jackson and Bonnie Hammer. DO NOT PUT SAVE FARSCAPE
ON THE FRONT it will go right into the trash. Put a company name or
something very professional looking.

2. Rally your local area to do the same campaign with letters and hand
written petitions from your area

3. Print up Save Farscape flyers with the EMTV info and the SCI-FI info
listing Michael Jackson and Bonnie Hammers names. Place them in your
local bookstores, comic shops, coffee shops, game shops (especially if
they have the Farscape game in stock) and place petitions in those 
shops as well if they'll allow it. Most will not have a problem with you
putting a flyer in their windows and getting a petition in their shops.
There's also usually a place to place multiple flyers for people to 
take home (in other words print up reams of paper its cheap and leave em
there)

4. Contact your local entertainment media. Newspapers and local
broadcast can be helpful

5. If you can travel to NYC or live in NYC picket sci-fi studios for 
the next week. (Monday thru Friday) Make Save Farscape Banners and try to
get the word out about sci-fi canceling the show. Because sci-fi 
doesn't want it leaked yet. They never intended to tell us until end of the 4th
season. So its important to inform the public. The more people that
know, the more likely they are to lose viewer ship and have the public
come at them full force.

6. Gather together, take contributions do whatever it takes to take out
adds in magazines like Variety, E Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, local
papers, online publications, sci-fi magazines everywhere you can get it
in print.

7. Target Sci-fi sponsors as well. Dell Computers is one of the more
prominent sponsors for the show but sci-fi has many sponsors so target
them all and email and bombard them as well

8. Hit up the other networks that might be willing to buy Farscape and
run it such as UPN TNT Showtime and other stations...use the same
methods mail them and phone them and fax them and telegrams them with
your interest in the show. Many of these networks have shown and
interest in the show and the names and addresses of the proper people 
to contact are in the contacts.txt file attached to this email.

All the contact info we've been able to gather is included as an
attachment in this email so it didn't get longer than it was.

Post this email along with all the contact info on your web pages,
bboards, groups and everywhere else you can to get the word out on what
to do and how best to be heard.

In closing I'd like to say

For those of you who have expressed their thanks, none is necessary I 
do this and will continue to do this because I love you guys and the 
scaper community and all the friends I've made among the cast and crew of
Farscape.

All of you hold special places in the cast and crews hearts. Every time
I talk to them they are constantly amazed by the amount of support that
we show for them everyday. They do this show for you guys and your
enjoyment and they've enjoyed doing it as much as we enjoy watching it.
To all those that volunteered time and effort into finding out contact
info and phone numbers I am eternally grateful without you we would not
be able to get the ball rolling as fast as we're doing. For those that
have persevered thru flooding in the room and listening to me babble on
and be a cheerleader for the movement I love ya guys! A special shout
out to JustRed-dammit who helped a great deal with proofing reading and
helping me to put everyones contact info together for this email. And
special thanks to the cast and crew for popping in the room to keep our
spirits high and keep the momentum going. And lastly Keep your butts in
the #farscape room this next week. We need as many bodies as we can get
cause sci-fi WILL take notice of their switchboards and faxes being 
tied up all the time as well as the bboard crashing from the posts we've 
been putting up and come looking. And remember post this email and the
contact list to every bboard, group, website and anything else you can
think of and forward it to your friends. NEVER SAY DIE GUYS FARSCAPE
LIVES!!!!!

Sincerely
Your Fearless Leader
Barbarella
Plain Text Attachment
USA NETWORKS 
SCIFI CHANNEL 
AUDIENCE SERVICES 
1230 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS F115 
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1513

phone #s:
212-413-5000 
OR 
212-413-5821 
OR 
212-413-5577

email:
programming@scifi.com

online petition:
http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/SAVE_FARSCAPE/ 

Hallmark makes $3.8 billion per year. they help pay for FS. 
Hallmark Entertainment
P.O. Box 2116
Radio City Station
New York, NY 10101-2116 


Creation Entertainment
1010 N. Central Ave. 4th Floor
Glendale, CA 91202

Phone: (818) 409-0960
Fax: (818) 409-0827


email Entertainment Tonight and beg them to do a story on this and 
how many of us are working HARD to fight it!!! 
email address for Entertainment Tonight:
et@pde.paramount.com 

EM is part of what cancelled FS, alongside scifi. 
EM.TV & Merchandising AG Betastr. 11 D-85774 Unterföhring (Germany)
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 995 00-0 Fax: +49 (0) 89 995 00-111 

more addresses:

The Scifi Channel
Rockefeller Center
PO BOX 331
NY, NY 10185 

Angela Mancuso
President of Cable Programming
USA Networks, Inc.
8800 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Mr. Barry Diller
President/CEO
USA Networks, Inc
8800 Sunset Blvd, Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Mr. Charles Engel
Executive Vice President, Programming
Studios USA
8800 Sunset Blvd. Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069


1-212-413-6531 -- SciFi Channel FAX 

Bonnie Hammer
Senior Vice President of Programming 
c/o The Sci-Fi Channel 
USA Networks 
1230 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10020 


Michael Jackson
President of Programming 
c/o The Sci-Fi Channel 
USA Networks 
1230 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10020


These guys own Henson
EM.TV & Merchandising AG
Betastr. 11
D-85774 Unterföhring
Telefon: +49 (0) 89 995 00-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 995 00-111


BBC
PO Box 1922
Glasgow, G2 3WT 


BBC phone #:
08700 100 222


Scfi Programming comments and suggestions:
program@www.scifi.com 


British Science Fiction Association:
bsfa@enterprise.net 


BBC Points Of View
pov@bbc.co.uk 


British Scifi channel 
http://www.uk.scifi.com/htmlsite/contactus.asp 


Vivendi Universal Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza 
Universal City, CA 91608
USA 

Telephone #s:
+1 818 777 1000 
212-314-7300 

Dell advertises for scifi a LOT. contact them about this!
Dell Computer Corporation
One Dell Way
Round Rock, Texas 78682
USA 

TV Guide:
http://www.tvguide.com/about/contact.asp 
Multichannel News 
245 West 17th Street 3rd floor 
New York, NY, 10011 
tel- 212-645-0067 

The Associated Press:
David Bauer or Bruce DeSilva
The Associated Press National Desk
50 Rockerfeller Plaza
New York, New York 10020

email address for either person:
Info@AP.org 


Letters Department
TV Guide 
Radnor, PA 19088 


Parade Magazine
Walter Scott 
Box 5001 
Grand Central Station 
New York, NY 10164-5001

Us Weekly Letters
1290 Avenuue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10104-0291 
fax: 212-767-8214 

Entertainment Weekly 
1675 Broadway New York
NY 10019
email: letters@ew.com 

People Time & Life Building 
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020 
fax: 212-522-0794 
email: editor@people.com 


New York Times: 
letters@nytimes.com

Maureen Dowd
(LA Times journalist & Farscape fan)
LA Times:
letters@latimes.com 

Chicago Sun Times:
Robert Feder, Reporter of the entertainment section:)
feder@suntimes.com 

Chicago Tribune:
Tim Bannon is the editor of the Tempo/Entertainment section. His 
email addy:
TBannon@tribune.com 

A Johnson of the Chicago Tribune
AXJohnson@tribune.com 

Chicago Tribune: 
435 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il 60611 


fax#: 312-222-2598

Boston Globe:
b_mccabe@globe.com

USA Today:
editor@usatoday.com 

Letters to the Editor
The Washington Post 1150 15th St, NW 
Washington, DC 20071 

Networks to Mail with your interest in them carrying Farscape

UPN

Dean Valentine (CEO)
Adam Ware (COO)
Todd Lituchy (Sr VP, Sched & Aquisitions)
Danielle Greene (Alternative Development, Current programming)

United Paramount Network
11800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310-575-7000
fax: 310 575 7210
E-mail: feedback@upn.com

SHOWTIME

http://www.sho.com/util/custhelp.cfm
Jerry Offsay (Pres., programming)
Mathew Duda (VP, aquisitions and planning)
Gary Levine (VP., Original programming)

Showtime Networks
10880 Wilshire Blvd. Stes. 1500 & 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024

phone 310-234-5200
fax: 310-234-5393

and on the East Coast

Mathew C Blank (Chairman, CEO)
Frank Pintauro (Sr VP, Creative Director, Original Programming)

Showtime Networks
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
phone: 212-708-1600
Fax: 212-708-1217

TNT

Robert DeBitetto (pres, original programming)
Julie Wietz (exec vp. original programming)

Turner Network Television
1888 Century Park East, 14th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
phone: 310-551-6300

or

Turner Network Television
1050 Techwood Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
phone - 404/827-2599
phone - 404-827-1647
fax - 404/827-1700
fax - 404 - 885 - 4318

Scifi Mags to mail to about the cancelation

Cinefantastique-Anna Kaplan is a big supporter
Cinefantastique 
7240 W. Roosevelt Rd., 
Forest Park, IL 60130 
(708) 366 5566

Cult Times, TV Zone, and Starburst- Ian Spelling is our guy here
Cult Times Visual Imagination Limited. PMB #469
PO Box 6061 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
Phone 1 818 980 1727
Fax 1 818 980 6061

Dreamwatch-Joe Nazzaro is our article writer
Dreamwatch Magazine
Titan Magazines
144 Southark ST
London SE1 oUP
LA Office-
Alberto Ortega
PO Box 48438
Los Angeles, CA 90048

SFX 
Future Publishing
30 Monmouth Street
Bath
BA1 2BW
Tel : (01225) 442244
Fax: (01225) 732248
Jayne Dearsley ­ Ben Browder interview
Jayne.dearsley@futurenet.co.uk

Official Farscape Magazine-these people will all be out of jobs if this 
happens!
Farscape Magazine
Titan Magazines
144 Southwark Street
London, SE OUP, UK
farscape@titanemail.com-this is the editorial contact and letters can 
get published

Sci-Fi The Official Magazine of the Sci-Fi channel
1230 Avenue of the Americas, 
New York, NY 10020 
(212)413-5000
Starlog Group, Inc., 
475 Park Avenue South, 
New York, NY 10016

E-mails:
scifiweekly@scifi.com
program@www.scifi.com 
feedback@www.scifi.com 
Tom Vitale (head of programming at Scifi): tvontv@scifi.com 
Fax Number: 1-212-413-6531
SciFi Channel viewer comment line: (212) 413-5000. (Ask to leave a 
message for Farscape on the Viewer Comment Line. May not be available after 
business hours)
SciFi Channel programming line: (212) 413-5821.
SciFi Channel comments line: (212) 413-5577.
(These two mailboxes fill up very fast, so if they are full please wait 
24 hours and call back again!)

Western Union (for online telegrams): <http://www.westernunion.com>
Another telegram service: <http://www.sendatelegram.com>
Two Web based fax services to fax for free: 
<http://www.tpc.int/sendfax.html>
<http://www.interpage.net/sub-wwwfax.html>

Matt Roush (at TV Guide) 
Box 500 
Radnom, PA 19088 - 0500 

TV Guide at http://TVGuide.com and
<http://cheersandjeers@tvguide.com/about/contact.asp> and 
<http://www.tvguide.com/about/contact.asp>
Letters Department TV Guide
Radnor, PA 19088

People Magazine http://www.People.com

Entertainment Weekly http://www.ew.com/ew/staff/ 

The Celebrity Cafe http://www.thecelebritycafe.com/ 

7 Magazine (Australian Magazine) http://www.sevenmag.com.au/themag/index.html

@NZone Magazine http://www.atnzone.com/ 

Allstylz.com - Urban life in the city (Toronto) http://www.allstylz.com/page/main.htm

Entertainment Today http://www.ent-today.com/

In Style Network - http://www.instylenetwork.com/index40.shtml 

Midwest Today Online http://www.midtod.com/ 

New Weekly Magazine - Australian Entertainmment Magazine) http://www.community.ninemsn.com.au/newwekkly/ 

Radio Free Entertainment http://www.radiofree.com/manifest/credits1.shtml 

TV Scene Magazine Online http://www.b-movie.com/tvhome.html

Hollywood Reporter..... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ 

Entertainment Tonight....... http://etonline.com/ 

Robert Bianco, USA Today's TV Critic  <http://cgi1.usatoday.com/mchat/20020909005/tscript.htm> 
SciFi Talk and Tony Telado: scifitalk@aol.com 
IGN at <http://filmforce.ign.com/> 
Cinescape at <http://www.Cinescape.com>
SFCrowsNest at <http://www.computercrowsnest.com/index.html>
EOnline e-mail: wanda@eonline.com <mailto:wanda@eonline.com> 
Hollywood Reporter at <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/> 
Dark Horizons at www.darkhorizons.com <http://www.darkhorizons.com> 
Science Fiction Weekly at: <http://www.scifi.com/sfw/current/letters.html> E-mail: scifiweekly@scifi.com 
For UK Folk: 
www.bbc.co.uk/messageboards/ <http://www.bbc.co.uk/messageboards/>
www.bbc.co.uk/radio/feedback/index.shtml 
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/feedback/index.shtml>
www.bbc.co.uk/pov/ <http://www.bbc.co.uk/pov/> (this is for comments on 
programming, schedules and more)
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/feedback> 
08700 100 222 (24 hours a day)
British Science Fiction Association: bsfa@enterprise.net
British Sci-Fi Channel: http://www.uk.scifi.com/htmlsite/contactus.asp

On-line Petitions: 
Save My Show: <http://www.savemyshow.com/shows/farscape.htm> 
<http://www.ipetitions.com/campaigns/SAVE_FARSCAPE> 
<http://www.PetitionOnline.com/frellno/petition.html> 
<http://www.petitiononline.com/scaper1/petition.html> 
Other Save Farscape Pages:
<http://www.karlsweb.com/> (some great pictures to use in your letters and postcards!) 
<http://homepage.mac.com/chryse/Guiding%20Star/Cancelled.html> 
<http://www.farscapeweekly.com/cancelled.htm> 
<http://mysite.freeserve.com/TheFarscapeLoungeRPG/index.jhtml> 
<http://farscape.wdsection.com/> 
<http://scorpius-farscape.tv/master/savefarscape.html> 
<http://www.underhive.com/Bamphalas/savefs.htm> 
<http://66.168.92.67:8080/wormholepostcard02.jpg> (a wormhole postcard by Vesh)