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#41 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:28 AM

The petition now has 39,428 signatures!!!  :insanosmile:

Hey FarscapeOne!  Look:

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Some info for today (Friday:)

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On Friday until event time, tweet with whatever hashtag you want, but please go back to ONLY pointing the @ to Netflix instead of Syfy TY
12:33 AM - 15 Sep 2017

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And stay tuned to find out the event hashtag just before 9pm!  :D

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 15 September 2017 - 12:31 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:52 AM

Two more things:

First, for anyone participating in the tweet storms, the only way you will show up on the global trending map is if your location is turned on.  Even if you just turn it on for the event and turn it off again after!  Here is how:

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Live tweeting #DarkMatter w/ us Friday? Turn on Twitter's Location feature so tweets trend/count! Here's how to do it in a browser. #Easy
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Also, the other day I added this to the netflix post on the first page, but I wanted to mention it in a current post too:

I am told that the Netflix request form is an important tool!  Every Dark Matter fan should fill it out!

And when you fill it out, it should look like this:

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:26 AM

Here are excerpts from Joe Mallozzi’s blog, on the evolution so far.  In chronological order.  :)

Per board rules, I will not be quoting any post in it’s entirety.  Click the title to read in full.  :cool:


September 1, 2017: Dark Matter Cancelled

Where this part of the journey started.  We all know what this said.  Moving on…


September 2, 2017: Informing and Updating Dark Matter Fans!

This post has some really interesting insight into the business of renewals and cancellations in the TV world, as well as the probable factors in the SyFy boardroom.  

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As we rolled through Dark Matter’s third season, I was feeling cautiously optimistic about a renewal.  Although the ratings had dipped, it wasn’t a huge fall, ultimately less than 10% off last season’s numbers when all was said and done. Compared to the industry average (the last stats I saw pegged the average drop-off at 25%!) I thought we were looking pretty good – especially when you factor in time-delayed viewers (the DVR crowd).  Dark Matter was consistently ranked at the top of cable percentage gainers in overall viewers and the key demos.  And, perhaps most heartening at the time was the fact that we were nevertheless one of SYFY’s most-watched shows in 2017.

Working against us was the fact that we weren’t a SYFY original.  We were an acquisition.  For those not in the know, an original is a series that is developed by the network and, more importantly, owned by the network, allowing them to monetize the show through things like international sales, streaming, etc.  The network pays a lot more but presumably reaps the benefits down the line. Ideally. An acquisition, on the other hand, is a show that will cost a network considerably less, but doesn’t offer those alternate revenue streams because there is no ownership stake.  Due to the costs of originals, networks may go the acquisition route to round out a programming schedule.  Also, at the end of the day, audiences generally don’t base their viewing habits on whether or not a show is an original series or an acquisition.  They watch what they like.  And the more who watch, the higher the ratings.  And the higher the ratings, the more broadcasters can charge advertisers.  So, at the end of the day, there are pros and cons, risks and rewards to both approaches.

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When we found out we were on the bubble, I offered to fly down to SYFY’s L.A. offices and take them through what we had planned for season 4: “Androids! Aliens! Dr. Shaw! Sarah! Kyrden! Wexler! TWO’s daughter! FIVE’s sister!”  They thanked me but informed me that the decision would not be based on the show’s creative, so there was no point in going down to pitch.

If it wasn’t creative then, by process of elimination, one would assume it was financial.  I’d heard that SYFY had invested in a lot of original programming for 2017-2018, and the recent announcement of their supernatural slate would seem to confirm as much.  The production reached out to see if there was anything we could do to help on that front but, again, it was a no-go.

What do?  Well, I knew that Earpers had been instrumental in getting a pick up for their show, so I rallied Dark Matter fans to make some noise.  And they did in a big way.  But still, we remained on the bubble.

The nature of the show I created and developed over many years wouldn’t allow for a nice, neat wrap up at season’s end.  Dark Matter’s narrative was designed as a series of set-ups, developments, and payoffs, with multiple parallel storylines that would eventually cross and converge.  Season 1 begins with our crew discovering they are criminals and ends with them being hauled off to prison.  Season 2 begins with them inside the Hyperion-8 galactic prison and ends with their failing to head off a corporate war and deny a former ally.  Season 3 begins with the crew facing off against that former ally amidst the backdrop of corporate war and ends with the alien invasion. Season 4 will begin with our crew, and humanity’s, response to the alien threat… The fact that I have a five year plan (rather than just making it up as I go along) means I know exactly where the various stories are headed.  I know all the answers to all of the questions.  And having that foreknowledge allows for a much more satisfying narrative when all of the pieces of the puzzle finally fall into place. It also means that no matter how much I could try to wrap things up in a season finale, many questions would remain unanswered.  Still, I figured as a final alternative, I could try my damnedest and offer fans some degree of closure by pitching SYFY a 6-episode miniseries to wrap it up.  This, unfortunately, was not an option either.

I did NOT quote this entire entry, thought it is as fascinating as it is long.  I do recommend reading the full post!


September 3, 2017: Dark Matter fandom unleashed!

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Update!  Since putting it all in perspective for you yesterday, we’ve reached out to several possible new homes for our little series and are presently awaiting word. As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, the odds are long – but the initial conversations have sounded very promising.  I also mentioned that these things take time, so I don’t expect definite word for another week, maybe two.  But again, as soon as I know something, YOU’LL all know something.  I promise.

Finally – as we all try to do our part to ensure Dark Matter gets to finish its story, I just wanted to ask some of you not to waste precious time and energy mistakenly targeting those deserving of our appreciation and support.

Killjoys, Wynonna Earp, and The Expanse are terrific productions that earned their success and pickups.  They’re three very different shows but they all share a few things in common: a fantastic cast and crew, a terrific fanbase, and some very talented individuals at their respective helms.  Michelle Loretta (Killjoys), Emily Andras (Wynonna Earp), and Ty Franck (The Expanse) do really great work, and they’re really great people too.  When news of the cancellation broke, all three immediately reached out.  They didn’t have to but they did.  It was very classy of them and it’s something I won’t forget.  Just wanted you all to know.

A few broadcasters are also being caught in the crossfire as well.  Please know that Canada’s Space Channel and Netflix have been nothing but wholly supportive of the show and are no doubt as disappointed as any of us by these recent developments. In fact, while I was visiting FanExpo this afternoon, Morgan Hoffman and Ajay Fry, who have long reviewed Dark Matter for Space Channel’s Innerspace, briefly interrupted their signings to come over, offer a consolatory hug, and let me know how much they truly loved the show.

You know who also loved Dark Matter?  SyfyInternational.  I’m talking SyfyDE, Syfyla, Syfybr, SyfyAU, Syfy_Spain, SyfyFr, SyfyPT, SyfyME and especially SyfyUK.  In fact, they loved it so much that they gave fans their very own after show, After Dark.


September 4, 2017: The Dark Matter latest!

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A glimmer of hope!  I’ve heard that executives at a few of the other broadcast options we are reaching out to have taken note of the huge fan response.  The tweets, the comments, even the petitions (https://t.co/5bqcMXdpSI – which, frankly,  won’t convince Syfy to change their minds but still serves a great purpose) have caught the attention of the decision makers.  However, grabbing their attention is one thing; convincing them is something else.  That’s going to take a lot more fan noise – so keep it up, especially during this most crucial week.  Let them know how much Dark Matter means to you!  See if we can net us another season or two.

At this point, the biggest thing we’ve got working against us is time.  The longer this goes, the more likely we are to lose some of our greatest assets –

CREW: I’ve often said that Dark Matter owes an enormous debt to the people behind the scenes.  Everyone from painters to PA’s, designers to department heads – these incredibly talented individuals are the heart of our show.  These are people with families to support who can’t afford to wait and see how things play out.  They are, like every one of you, a part of our extended Dark Matter family and I hate the thought of losing any of them.

CAST: They’re in much the same boat.  It’s unfair of us to ask them to wait indefinitely, let other opportunities pass them by, as things drag out.

SETS: We rent the stages which hold our various sets.  The longer they sit idle, the more money is lost and, sooner or later, a decision must be made. The costs of rebuilding would be prohibitive, so once those sets come down, that will in effect be it.


September 5, 2017: Dark Matter fans get ready to storm the castle!

This one was all about prep for the first Friday Tweet Storm.  Though he did post some awesome fan art!  Click to check it out!  :D


September 6, 2017: Dark Matter fandom, at your battle stations!

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The odds may be long and time may be short, but people are taking notice.  I received a call yesterday from an old friend who has put me in touch with some interested parties.  Although a positive development, one of the biggest hurdles we now face is the various pre-existing deals that complicate matters.  For example, after ABC cancelled Agent Carter, there was a push for Netflix to pick it up, but one of the reasons they ultimately didn’t was because of the pre-existing deals:

“Netflix also tries to own and distribute its titles worldwide, releasing seasons globally and simultaneously, and the structure of Marvel’s existing international deals for Agent Carter made that tricky. “They also have some output deal complexities,” he adds. “So when you pick it up, being able to pick it up globally is difficult even after it’s canceled. Some of those output partners still had it on the air, so they would argue its covered by their output [deals]. Unfortunately, it was a business decision more than a creative one.”

Agent Carter: Netflix explains why they didn’t save it

Dark Matter’s is as a somewhat different scenario, yet no less tricky.  But it’s still not going to stop us from trying to make this work!  So at your battle stations!

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Hey, here’s an interesting article:

Millennials watch more time-shifted content than live TV

But we already knew that as Dark Matter was making anywhere from 200 – 300% gains in the key demo over its last few weeks, leading the cable pack!

Factor in these time-shifted viewers and Dark Matter was actually the #1 SCIFI show on the “syfy channel” in the KEY DEMO AND OVERALL VIEWERS!

I repeat, Dark Matter was  THE #1 SCIFI SHOW ON “THE SYFY CHANNEL” IN THE KEY DEMO AND OVERALL VIEWERS!


September 7, 2017: Family, Friendship, and Fandom!

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So I’ve been taking meetings with various production companies, looking ahead to my next project (hopefully not for another two years) and when the conversation turns to Dark Matter, the response from those I’ve met has been bewilderment and sympathy.  Solid ratings, a strong creative and modest licensing fee should have translated to a pickup and yet…

It’s strangely comforting to know that news of Dark Matter’s cancellation has left even industry insiders perplexed.

Upon further reflection, I think one of the issues may have been the rebranding. As I’ve already mentioned, the new slate of shows the network announced run to darker, more paranormal fare which is the opposite of our fun-focused SF series. Also, at the end of the day, beyond the action, adventure, shootouts and dazzling visual effects, Dark Matter is, at its heart, really about one thing: family.  It was the theme at the core of every Stargate series I worked on and something I strove to recapture on Dark Matter, this notion of “us against the universe”, the bonds of friendship. It’s no accident that so many of the show’s key discussions take place in the mess hall, with the crew gathered, talking over food and drink like a family at a dinner table.  And no accident either that, as the Android eventually gained acceptance as an equal, she came to take a seat at that table and join them.

I’ve always felt that when Stargate fans tuned in, it was, in some ways for them, like connecting with a second family, whether it was SG-1, the Atlantis Expedition, or the Destiny crew. And I feel just as strongly that it’s the same way with Dark Matter.  The crew became as much a part of your family as you, our fans, became a part of ours.  I don’t know.  I suppose that, to certain decision makers, these notions of camaraderie and kinhip might seem old-fashioned or off-brand, but I firmly believe friendship and family are two things that will never go out of style.

I couldn’t agree more!!!!  :clap:

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How many of these 30k+ signatories would get a Netflix subscription if it was the exclusive U.S. home of Dark Matter’s fourth season?  I wonder…

An update!  Discussions continue on finding our little show a new home.  Still a long shot but I’m heartened by the interest from a few industry heavyweights who recognize the show’s worth, its potential, and its passionate fanbase.

More to follow.  :)

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

Joe's blog, Week 2:

September 8, 2017: Dark Matter fans having an impact and making a difference!

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Here’s the update: We’re talking to some very interested parties.  They really like the show, but really LOVE its passionate, pre-established fanbase.  It’s a double bonus for them: getting an awesome series that comes with its own fervent following.

Yes, Dark Matter’s fate may rest on financial numbers and contractual clauses, but fan metrics will play an even more crucial motivational role.  As internal discussions ramp up, I’ve been asked to forward social media links (articles, petitions, fan reaction and responses) and statistics on the show’s online presence. So I cannot stress enough the importance of tonight’s planned tweet fest.  Yes, Dark Matter fans can directly influence the decision makers by participating.

YOU can make an impact!

YOU can make a difference!



September 9, 2017: Dark Matter fans Rock the Raza…and twitter!

The results of the first Friday tweet storm were even more epic than I realized at first!  :D

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In a word: Wow!  Going into last night’s scheduled tweetfest, I was hoping we could double the numbers of the preceding dry-runs that tallied somewhere in the area of 29k-30k tweets.  Well, Dark Matter fans stepped up enmasse and did better.  MUCH better.  We didn’t just double those numbers.  Hell, we didn’t even triple those numbers.  Here were the results when I checked this morning –

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Over 124k tweets!  And that number has climbed to over 140k in the last six hours.

We trended for over four hours in the U.S., held at #2 in Canada and L.A., and hit #1 New York!

Joining Dark Matter fans in our #RockTheRaza campaign were influencers from television, music, media, comics, and books.  It was amazing to see so many friends, new and old, throwing their support behind our little show.  So thanks to them, thanks to our incredible cast, and an extra big thanks to all of you. Especially those of you spent time in twitter jail.  Fear not.  Anthony Lemke has offered to bail you all out!


I gathered the aforementioned data and sent it along.  Confident it will go a long way toward impressing interested parties of the strength and scope of the Dark Matter fanbase (and hopefully showing “no longer interested parties” exactly what they’re missing).  We have a follow-up call on Tuesday and this enormous fan showing will no doubt be a hot topic of conversation.

And some more art, by Jonathan McFerran:

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September 10, 2017: Dark Matter Fandom Full Steam Ahead!

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People constantly ask me “What are the chances?” and I demur, not wishing to set expectations, but I can tell you this…things are looking quite a bit better following Friday’s staggering fan-driven tweet storm, and a hell of a lot better than two weeks ago when news of the cancellation first broke.

While we work the inside, you keep working the outside.  The louder you are online, the more ammunition you give us to get this one.  Join the Fan Initiative by following @DarkMatterFTL and keeping updated on their campaigns.  Rest up and prepare for another rally, because this week will be BIG!!!


And more fan art!  Here are two, click for more!

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@Ashen_pain gives us a glimpse of that unglimpsed scene from the end of Episod 205, “We Were Family”…

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@tarrahlayne composes a heartfelt rumination on a beloved crew member…

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September 11, 2017: Top 10 Most Devastating Cancellations!

A depressing stroll down memory lane.  FarscapeOne, you will like to see that he lists Farscape as number 5!

Moving on...


September 12, 2017: The Dark Matter latest!

Check the article in this link.  It explains all the details about why the twitter campaign has all those rules, and how it works!

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Hey, looking to join the Dark Matter Fan Initiative?  Wondering what those Friday tweet storms are all about?  Read here for all the details:

Dark Matter FTL Drives – Those Rules Explained


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Alas, that conference call scheduled for today was pushed to tomorrow.  But some parallel discussions planned for tomorrow were pulled up to today.  Some very positive rumblings but, again, I caution all to temper their expectations.  I will say this however – my outlook has improved to “not so negative”.

BTW – We have a bunch of fun events planned for this Friday.  Can’t say too much at the moment, but prepare for a major good time.


And click for more fan art!

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@bannister01 with some killer designs.  Wouldn’t they look great on a t-shirt? Hey, teefury, just saying…

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@tarrahlayne graces us with more words and wonder…

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September 13, 2017: Reddit AMA! Tweet storm! Facebook live! And more!

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Yes.  This Friday night at 7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT, I will be joining Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, and Zoie Palmer for a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).  Roger Cross, the hardest working man in showbusiness, is busy…working!…but promised to do his damnedest to stop by.  So head on over to the Dark Matter subreddit, register, and get ready to let the questions fly!

What exactly is a reddit AMA?

Then, at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT, prepare to tweet and retweet your hearts out as we prepare to deluge twitter with a second Dark Matter tweet storm.  Last week saw us trending in the U.S. for about four hours, hit #2 in Canada and L.A., #1 in New York, with over 210 ooo tweets.  This week, I’m thinking we’re going to do even better.


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A couple of articles on the campaign –

Hell Hath No Fury…Like Dark Matter Fans

Can Fan Influence Get Dark Matter Back On The Air?

The TV, Eh? podcast discusses the campaign (29 minute mark)

Well, we that conference call went swimmingly today.  Love this group and really hope it works out but there are so many pieces in play that the timeline becomes our biggest foe here.  We talked through a number of different scenarios, all of which will require different approaches and sign-offs – which mean a definitive answer on this one isn’t in the cards this week.  HOWEVER, there have been a flurry of discussions – and an end of week target – for an answer on the other two fronts.

The odds are still, as one of our prospective partners put it, “medium to long”, but we’re not giving up!  And need you fans more than ever.  Rest up because we are going to SLAM TWITTER this Friday night!

And more fan art!

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Today's update soon!

SFG
"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

#45 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:18 PM

Special treats for tonight's big event!!!!  :D  :woohoo:

September 14, 2017: We can do this!

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In fact, we ARE doing it.  All that online passion – the tweets, retweets, tagging and hash tagging – is having an effect. It’s impressing some, concerning others, but surprising all.  It’s thanks to you that we are where we are, with three potential new partners in deep discussion.  As I’ve been saying all along, pulling this off is still a longshot, but you’ve gone above and beyond the call in raising awareness and letting everyone out there know exactly how much Dark Matter means to you.  And now we need you to pour it on for the big finish.

TOMORROW – at 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT Dark Matter is taking twitter by storm.  Follow @DarkMatterFTL for the secret hashtag of the night, and the SLAM twitter at the appointed time.  

Last week saw us hit 210 000 tweets for the event, trending #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada and Los Angeles, #1 in New York.  Tomorrow, we’re going to shatter that record.  Like last week, we’ve got some surprise guests joining the tweet storm.  And, to make things even more interesting, I’ve got something for you all…

Bloopers!  And lots of them.

I’ve been sitting on about 30 minutes of outtakes from Dark Matter’s second and third season.  Akemi has spent the whole day editing them down to 1:30 – 2:00 segments (sitting on the couch, doing a lot of laughing).  The second we start trending tomorrow night, I will release the first blooper segment on twitter.  And then, one every fifteen minutes for as long as we trend.

Here’s a taste –



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I left the following message on the Dark Matter subreddit and wanted to give it a wider audience:

Like I said, this is harder than it appears at first. On top of finding a home, there are a bunch of contractual issues to contend with, AND we have to make sure we can get enough money to make the show. All of this before we lose our set, our cast, and our crew.

The odds are against us, but we’re all in. I’ve been at 11 since hitting Toronto and finding out about the show’s official cancellation – online, on the phone, messaging, emailing – doing absolutely everything I can to get this done. If we succeed, then it will have all been worth it. If I fail, I’ll have known I did right by my cast, crew, and fandom.

And more fan art!

Next up, a few last minute details and reminders for tonight's event!

SFG
"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:25 PM

A reminder for tonight, all Dark Matter posts should now be directed @Netflix!  Don't forget!


Here are the international times for the twitterfest:

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And, for those interested in the reddit AMA (ask me anything), here are the times for that:

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Have fun!  :D

SFG
"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

#47 RJDiogenes

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

Wow, Sci-Fi Girl, you're putting an incredible amount of effort into this.  You are the Bjo Trimble of Dark Matter.  :thumbs-up:

View PostSci-Fi Girl, on 15 September 2017 - 12:28 AM, said:

The petition now has 39,428 signatures!!!  :insanosmile:  
Now 39,766.

View PostSci-Fi Girl, on 15 September 2017 - 12:52 AM, said:

First, for anyone participating in the tweet storms, the only way you will show up on the global trending map is if your location is turned on.  Even if you just turn it on for the event and turn it off again after!  Here is how:  
Okay, I am turned on.

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I am told that the Netflix request form is an important tool!  Every Dark Matter fan should fill it out!  
I also added Enterprise Season 5, since we're on a roll.
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Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:33 PM

Here's a list of more sources for pics & GIFs, with permission to use them in tonight's event!

http://www.twitlonge.../show/n_1sq6glp


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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 15 September 2017 - 05:46 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

Here it is:

https://mobile.twitt...9387777/photo/1

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Tonight's tag, inspired by Joe's blog! 45 minutes until tweet time, don't start early and don't forget to tag @netflix ! pic.twitter.com/wznt09ch54


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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:35 PM

Wahahoo!  I'm in twitter jail!!!  :lol:  :timewarp:

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 16 September 2017 - 10:49 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

100,000 tweets in an hour!

Trending #1 in Canada for a while, #2 as of 11:30!

Trended as high as #5 in USA, @ still at #7 right now!

Also is (or was?) trending in LA and NY!

Here is the map for 9pm-10pm:

https://twitter.com/...883219507970048

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:39 AM

There's another event today, at an earlier time to make it easier for European fans to participate!  And apparently if we can trend for 2 days in a row that would make an even bigger impact!


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Happy Saturday! We have another trend event just like Fri night but with different times. We'll have prizes (TBD & TBA) for top tweeters.
1:18 AM - 16 Sep 2017

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And here it is in different time zones!

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TeamRazaEurope

Here you go: the international times for today! (Sorry to our Asian friends for not adding your times; maybe you can do in the comments.)
6:21 AM - 16 Sep 2017

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 16 September 2017 - 10:40 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:13 PM

Next hastag announced in about 2 minutes!! :D

But first, some stats for last night:

100,000 tweets in just one hour!!! :eek:

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Are you all ready to shatter this record in an hour from last night? Hashtag release at 2:15 central time. Can't wait. #TeamRaza
1:58 PM - 16 Sep 2017

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And 198,000 by 2pm today!

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By 2pm #LightTheRaza had 198K mentions. 100K from 9-10pm last night. Let's make it to 200K b4 next tweetstorm @DarkMatterFTL @HeyThisIsScott
2:11 PM - 16 Sep 2017

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And check this awesome 12 hour time lapse illustration!  Seriously click here to see it! :clap:

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12 hour time lapse. Thanks to all who kept the lights on overnight. #LightTheRaza @netflix @DarkMatterFTL @BaronDestructo @Stanatic1986
9:16 AM - 16 Sep 2017

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 16 September 2017 - 02:15 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

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Please wait until the top of the hour to use this. We want to convey more "why we love Dark Matter" vs why someone should pick up the show
3:15 PM - 16 Sep 2017

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As far as pointing at Netflix or not today, if you are used to doing it, go ahead; if you want to drop it, that's okay too.
3:04 PM - 16 Sep 2017


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Remember just ONE hashtag -- the 1 being sent in 10 mins. PLEASE do NOT use this until the top of the hr. It gives us a premature spike
3:06 PM - 16 Sep 2017


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Need a place to get pics and GIFs? Here are some links. Also, it's okay if you just want to tweet w/o them. Pics & Gifs helps trend better

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LInks for GIFs & PICs for Dark Matter Tweetstorm 9/15 Read: http://tl.gd/n_1sq6glp
3:14 PM - 16 Sep 2017

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:28 PM

Also, Joe posted a bunch of of blooper clips last night!  Each time one got enough retweets, he would post the next!

He will be doing that again this afternoon so:

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Check my feed for #DarkMatter bloopers, then retweet the hell out of them.
2:15 PM - 16 Sep 2017

:hehe:

After the frenzy is over, I will check to see if he also posted all the clips to youtube.  Videos on twitter don't carry over well here. ;)

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 16 September 2017 - 02:29 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

Oops. Looks like I might have missed today's event. I'll pop over and see if I can still sneak something in.

Looks like my B5 comparison got some good mileage last night, at least compared to my other stuff.  :lol:

View PostSci-Fi Girl, on 15 September 2017 - 10:35 PM, said:

Wahahoo!  I'm in twitter jail!!!  :lol:  :timewarp:
Good for you.  Now you're a known criminal to the GA.  :lol:
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

I think I'm getting a bit burnt out.  ;)  But the rest is casual fun. :)

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Optional fun casual Sun hashtag: #DarkMatterBooks Example: "A Tale of Two Cities" could be "A Tale of Two Razas" Get creative & have fun.
12:38 AM - 17 Sep 2017

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If this sort of thing is not for you, please continue to support #DarkMatter with whatever hashtag you would like.
12:39 AM - 17 Sep 2017

If you click on the first one, you will see a bunch of cool ones in the replies below.  :cool:

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:39 PM

Cool, I can probably come up with a few book titles.

View PostSci-Fi Girl, on 17 September 2017 - 09:56 AM, said:

I think I'm getting a bit burnt out.  ;)  
I don't doubt it.  But it will be worth it when Dark Matter is saved and they build a statue of you.  :lol:
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:05 PM

According to Joe's blog, today is decision day!  It basically has to be, before they run out of money to keep the sets up.  :oh:

So many anxious people on twitter today!  :freakoutnonny:

Here's what I said about awaiting the decision:
"When #DarkMatter gets picked up today, I will consider it an early birthday present! It's literally all I want! :D"

SFG ;)

Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 18 September 2017 - 03:11 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:08 PM

Also, there is a fun tag for today:

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Time for a new fun hashtag for Monday. #DarkMatterSnacks Example: Ishida Ice Cream, Truffault Truffles, etc.
11:07 PM - 17 Sep 2017

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Again, if U don't like 2 use these kinds of hashtags, please continue to use whatever hashtags U wish to express yourself (nice ones--LOL)
11:09 PM - 17 Sep 2017

I posted a few, the most popular of which seems to be "Shawberry Delight"!  :lol:

SFG
"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

Posted Image   Posted Image


Check out my music threads:

Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing



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