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Get Up and Do Something STAGE 2

POSTED BY: MAXRIMSTAIN
UPDATED: Saturday, April 15, 2006 01:26
SHORT URL: http://goo.gl/8eyEn
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Friday, April 14, 2006 3:14 AM

MAXRIMSTAIN


Due to the enormous responce of my last post, i've again taken it one step furthur

http://www.straightfromthehorsesmouth.co.uk/firefly/

goto this link, its a quick vote on our next steps as a community to get Firefly back on the air!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!

WE ARE MORE THAN MIGHTY


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Friday, April 14, 2006 3:58 AM

AUSSAY


Cool

Ive posted it on the aussie browncoat group

"Shake your head boy, your eyes are stuck"

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Friday, April 14, 2006 4:38 AM

DEWRASTLER


I love this idea. The attention needs to go towards Universal, because they are the ones who control the rights to our 'verse at the moment. We can forget about Fox for now, or even Sci-fi for that matter, because no TV show can be made until Universal gives up the rights. That means we need to fight for a sequel to the BDM. We need to purchase the Serenity DVDs, considering they are ranked 32 on Amazon while the box set is 14. The BDM needs more support. That is why I think a world wide date when BDM sales spike tremendously would gain a lot of attention towards the making of a sequel.

And if we are also going to continue the letter warfare, it all needs to be directed toward Universal. We need non-stop bombardments of letters there until it reaches the point where they need to hire someone to specifically read mail about Serenity and have his own room to store it all in. That's how much attention we need to get at Universal. They are the ones who must know that we want more and are willing to fight for it.

The problem is, I for one don't know who to write to at Universal and I assume others don't also. If anyone knows this would be a great thing to spread about. We need to create a presence at Universal, and buying the BDM and letter warfare are the best ways to do it.

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Friday, April 14, 2006 5:06 AM

MEIMEIMEG


This joining together of the fans is such a great - and much-needed - idea. After seeing the movie in the theater, converting all my friends and some family, and buying as many copies of the BDM I could afford on release date, I was starting to feel that lately, I haven't been doing much of...well, anything. Mainly because I didn't know what to do anymore.

A concentrated effort will get attention, and, of course, the more copies of the DVD that sell, the better.

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Friday, April 14, 2006 5:46 AM

MILFORD


I'm in! WHOOOOOO!

I think we should also stage a letter-writing campaign that day. Imagine what Universal would do if they go 20,000 letters on the same subjet on the same day. I know we're talking about focusing on them, but what if the new CW network, Fox (:expactorate on the ground at the thought:), and Sci Fi all got 20,000 letters? Wouldn't that be something? We should definitely coordinate this with the fans on the other boards. I only visit this one (I used to got to the Universal board, but this one feels more like home. I love you guys.) I know there have to be a few thousand fans there that aren't here. And we all know people that are fans that don't do the board thing, like my wife for example. Imagine if we could get 30 or even 40,000 people to participate? That's probably the most letters they've ever gotten in one day.

One thing we'd need ot do is check the postal routes to make sure that our letters all get there on the same day.

What do you guys think?

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Friday, April 14, 2006 6:14 AM

RACH



Just give me an address to vent to, baby...

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Friday, April 14, 2006 6:19 AM

MILFORD


Right on. I'll get to work on that when it gets closer. Probably around the first of June. If you know people on the other boards then talk it up.

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Friday, April 14, 2006 6:23 AM

FUWERGH


Imagine what Universal would do if they go 20,000 letters on the same subjet on the same day.

I think that's a great idea! That would signal the fans' numbers, dedication, and ability to mobilize, which equals sales to folks like Universal. Maybe also with a note on our dedication to and success at making more fans, which would equal greater revenues for a sequel.

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Friday, April 14, 2006 6:34 AM

MERCURY002


There was talk of this event lasting two day's earlier, this would suit me as i'm in the UK and the post is a bit shoddy. I cannot be sure as to the arival time (to the day) for any letters.
write on

Simon:"If the battle was so horrible, why did he name the ship after it?"
Zoe:"Once you've been in serenity you never leave"

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Friday, April 14, 2006 7:54 AM

SHINYMOM


I'm in! I voted. This ties in so perfectly with the Serenity screenings and Joss Whedon's birthday. What a day he's going to have!

Love the letter writing campaign. It might be good if we came up with an official letter that we coud just print and send. This is the time for one clear message, not personal venting. What do you think?

I'd love to work on this with anyone who's interested.

Let me know.

Vicki/Shinymom

"Look at the pretties!"

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Friday, April 14, 2006 8:52 AM

NUCLEARDAY


"You have my axe!"

Also like the letter-writing idea. I definately think that a deluge of letters to Universal on that day would at the very least make someone take notice. And heck, while we're at it, I don't have any qualms about sending letters off to all the other networks at the same time.

Also like the idea of a standard letter that could be printed out and sent. Likely to get a couple more letters that way if it's easier to do.

Also recall in another thread a mention of sending something like a plastic dinosaur with the letter. As in: a letter can just get thrown away. But a couple hundred thousand plastic dinosaurs... that's something that needs to be "dealt" with. Honestly, there could be phone calls. ("That's right, sir... dinosaurs. Thousands of them.") On the other hand, could also come off as... annoying, etc. Send the wrong message. Which we don't want. (Want Universal to think we're insane in a good way. More soup in the hair, less killing everyone sort of crazy :)

Also, if we're going all out: would some letters to our BDH's be a good idea too?

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Friday, April 14, 2006 11:00 AM

MILFORD


Nice thought NeuclearDay! Letters to Universal showing our support for the sequel, letters to the BDH's showing our support for them, and letters to Joss telling him how much we love him! As for those out of the US who want to participate, what if we made it that week, as opposed to that day? June 19-23, 2006, the Big Damn Campaign. Now, what we need are the addresses to the proper people, Joss, Nathan, Morena, Adam, Summer, Alan, Ron, Sean, Gina, and Jewel, and Universal's address, maybe Mary Parent's also, since she was the one that got this to work in the first place.

As for the form letter idea, there are advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is that they show a unity of mind and purpose, which prevents the aforementioned rambling and ranting. The disadvantage is that once they realize that we're all saying exactly the same thing, they might toss them.

How about if we make a universal outline to follow, wich the basic two or three ideas we want to cover. That way we can demonstrate our unity of purpose and thought, while preventing the repetition form letters run up against.

We also need to get as many Browncoats in on this as possible. I mentioned it to the people at The Signal and Firefly Talk podcasts, so once we decide which direction we're going, we can hopfully use them to get our message out, a la Mr. Universe.

Maybe our own Saint Haken could put something on the front page about it. What do you guys think? A few dozen letters is one thing, but a week of tens of thousands of letters is another. At the very least would you give thirty-nine cents to the effort?

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Friday, April 14, 2006 11:16 AM

MILFORD


Hey! If any of you guys go to conventions or anything like that, you should whip up some flyer to take with you to promote it. There are tons of fans who don't frequent FFF.net, for what I am sure are good reasons in thier minds. Loons.

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JUNE 23RD: Take part in our assault on Universal. Commit to buy a copy of Serenity or Firefly, or both, and write a letter to Universal, Joss, and the rest of the BDH's and let them know what we want!

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Friday, April 14, 2006 11:49 AM

GLUEMAN


Count me in! Keep the tasks simple, such as buying the DVD from Amazon and a letter to Universal.

Spread the word to all the forum sites and podcast too!

Simon: "It's been a big day, with the abduction and all."

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Friday, April 14, 2006 12:30 PM

11THHOUR


It's good to start getting efforts centralized, but...

FYI: There already is a "Browncoat Day", the name is taken.

Perhaps newer fans aren't aware, but December 9th has been dedicated as "Browncoat Day" because it's the day the "Firefly" DVD box set was released in 2003.

11th Hour

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Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:26 AM

MERCURY002


I've got some friends birthdays coming up in summer so they will be getting a copy of serenity as their present.

Simon:"If the battle was so horrible, why did he name the ship after it?"
Zoe:"Once you've been in serenity you never leave"

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