Save Farscape

Save Farscape

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 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 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.

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 everyone‚s 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


For those interested in saving the show here is all the contact information:





NEW YORK, NY 10020-1513

phone #s:







online petition:

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:

EM is part of what cancelled FS, alongside scifi.

EM.TV & Merchandising AG Betastr. 11 D-85774 Unterföhring

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


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



PO Box 1922

Glasgow, G2 3WT


BBC phone #:

08700 100 222


Scfi Programming comments and suggestions:


British Science Fiction Association:


BBC Points Of View


British Scifi channel


Vivendi Universal Entertainment

100 Universal City Plaza

Universal City, CA 91608


Telephone #s:

+1 818 777 1000


Dell advertises for scifi a LOT. contact them about this!

Dell Computer Corporation

One Dell Way

Round Rock, Texas 78682


TV Guide:

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:


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



People Time & Life Building

Rockefeller Center

New York, NY 10020

fax: 212-522-0794



New York Times:

Maureen Dowd

(LA Times journalist & Farscape fan)

LA Times:

Chicago Sun Times:

Robert Feder, Reporter of the entertainment section:)

Chicago Tribune:

Tim Bannon is the editor of the Tempo/Entertainment section. His

email addy:

A Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune:

435 N. Michigan Ave

Chicago, Il 60611


fax#: 312-222-2598

Boston Globe:

USA Today:

Letters to the Editor

The Washington Post 1150 15th St, NW

Washington, DC 20071

Networks to Mail with your interest in them carrying Farscape


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



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


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


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


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


Future Publishing

30 Monmouth Street



Tel : (01225) 442244

Fax: (01225) 732248

Jayne Dearsley – Ben Browder interview

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 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


Starlog Group, Inc.,

475 Park Avenue South,

New York, NY 10016


Tom Vitale (head of programming at Scifi):

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):

Another telegram service:

Two Web based fax services to fax for free:

Matt Roush (at TV Guide)

Box 500

Radnom, PA 19088 - 0500

TV Guide at and and

Letters Department TV Guide

Radnor, PA 19088

People Magazine

Entertainment Weekly

The Celebrity Cafe

7 Magazine (Australian Magazine)

@NZone Magazine - Urban life in the city (Toronto)

Entertainment Today

In Style Network -

Midwest Today Online

New Weekly Magazine - Australian Entertainmment Magazine)

Radio Free Entertainment

TV Scene Magazine Online

Hollywood Reporter.....

Entertainment Tonight.......

Robert Bianco, USA Today's TV Critic

SciFi Talk and Tony Telado:

IGN at

Cinescape at

SFCrowsNest at

EOnline e-mail:

Hollywood Reporter at

Dark Horizons at

Science Fiction Weekly at: E-mail:

For UK Folk: (this is for comments on programming, schedules and more)

08700 100 222 (24 hours a day)

British Science Fiction Association:

British Sci-Fi Channel:

On-line Petitions:

Save My Show:

Other Save Farscape Pages: (some great pictures to use in your letters and postcards!) (a wormhole postcard by Vesh)