Wanda: “Roswell Fans Speak”
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Check out Wanda’s column this week! It has a lot of information about us, and our efforts!!! Thanks Wanda!
This Week: Roswell fans speak loudly–but do they wield a big stick?
Here’s what she had to say about us, and the Roswell efforts:
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for grassroots politics. I hounded Fox in the early days of Party of Five, begging them not to cancel the depressing bunch. I pleaded with ABC to save My So-Called Life. I even joined the campaign to keep Relativity, though I didn’t love the show. The thing is, I know a good fight when I see one. And I’ve got to hand it to Roswell fans–you guys are putting up a helluva tough one.
First of all, for those of you just tuning in, the show has not been canceled. But the WB has been less than impressed with the sci-fi drama’s so-so ratings. Nor have they been choked up by the starcrossed teens anchoring the show. Word from the Frog Network is they want the show to be more about teen aliens than teen alienation–as in, more spaceships, less spaced-out moping.
Hoping to shake things up a bit, the programmers-that-be are moving Roswell to 9 p.m. on Mondays, behind the beloved 7th Heaven, a supposedly cozy time slot that has signaled failure for just about every show put there.
But the fan(atic)s are not taking any chances. The troops are mobilized and have set up campaign headquarters at Save Roswell, a site so thorough and detailed, I had trouble following it. Here’s the gist: They’re calling it Operation Tabasco, a reference to the TV aliens’ favorite condiment, and they’re urging viewers to send letters, emails, petitions and, oh yeah, some Tabasco sauce to the WB higher-ups.
I, for one, will do my part not only because I think the show is great (and have a minor crush on Brendan Fehr) but because, if I’m ever in a bind, I want the Roswell fans on my side. You guys rock.
The rest of the article talks about Jack and Jill, Felicty, and other stuff.