Sunday, June 01, 2008

Save Dollhouse!

I'll be posting a longer Lost piece tomorrow, with my thoughts on the finale (and later in the week, my thoughts on the season) but in the meantime, here's a public service announcement urging fans to help save Dollhouse from cancellation. Hey, it's never too early to start the fan campaigns. :) This is so brilliant.


Not That JJ said...


These guys seem to be endorsing the idea that the show is doomed and are already blaming Fox for it. So far, Fox has done no wrong in regards to this show; they gave Whedon a seven-ep committment based on his reputation and his idea, without a pilot. They're getting together a major promotional campaign. Whedon is of the opinion that (Firefly) was then and this is now.

I believe in using the carrot-and-stick approach to getting what I want. As of now, Fox has not asked for the stick (ie snarky stuff like this) so I'll give them a carrot (optimism regarding their handling of the show) instead.

Nikki Stafford said...

Not that JJ: That's so interesting that you watched it that way, because I saw it as poking gentle fun at the fan campaigns. I've been noticing fan campaigns springing up to save certain shows after the pilot episode, before the ratings have even come in and before there's even been a whisper of cancellation. So I took this as making fun of exactly what you're talking about -- those who believe it's doomed from the outset.

I mean, they clearly know their stuff re: Whedon, yet they say that Buffy was cancelled, which it wasn't, so that to me was the tip-off that it's meant to be a joke. But I could see how you could take it a different way.

KeepingAwake said...

I'm off-topic here, but Nikki, because you know about these things:

While I understand that NBC didn't want to continue with Journeyman, I am really surprised that none of the cable channels picked it up! Are you aware of what sort of campaigns tend to result in a separate entity picking up a series?

Adriwankenobi said...

The music is Donnie Darko soundtrack!

By the way, I also think is too early for saving campaigns. I don´t know if this is good or bad for the show. It's creating doubt reputation. Maybe people asociates that with bad quality. Of course, I'm talking about no-fans.