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Old October 31 2013, 10:24 AM   #121
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Re: #FreeBabylon5 Campaign

Voted again.

That's great news about The Watch. Go, B5.
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Old November 4 2013, 01:43 PM   #122
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Re: #FreeBabylon5 Campaign

Quite a few people on various sites have asked for more t-shirts. This new design will be available only through November and are being sold at no mark-up through CafePress (which has excellent international shipping rates).

http://www.cafepress.com/freebabylon5

I like them a lot!

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Old November 4 2013, 01:53 PM   #123
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Re: #FreeBabylon5 Campaign

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Well that's just damn strange, the trailer they've made actually uses the hashtag. Hell, the whole thing is about the campaign! I think we have a fan working at Watch.
The trailer certainly does use the campaign hashtag- I've seen it myself.

Not that I'll be watching, since I have the whole thing on DVD, so why would I watch it on a channel with ad breaks...?
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Old November 4 2013, 02:35 PM   #124
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Just because?

I very often catch myself watching stuff on telly that I have on DVD. I think it's laziness. I watch stuff on Netflix too that I already own.
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Old November 4 2013, 03:01 PM   #125
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^Pretty much this. When I'm surfing through and there's nothing good on, I usually settle on something familiar, even if I own it on DVD. Same for films too. I have such a large library that I'm spoilt for choice and often have trouble deciding what I want to watch. There's still something to be said for programmed entertainment as opposed to on-demand.

Anyway, the point of all this isn't to get old fans to watch the show again, it's to give people who've never seen it to check it out and the best way to do that is for it to be on the telly. Getting it on Watch is just the start, now that it's been proven it can be done I anticipate even more assistance and support for the campaign than before. It's easier to get people to jump on a bandwagon after you get the thing rolling.
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Old November 4 2013, 04:56 PM   #126
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Accessibility is good, with more and more people watching streaming services, it's exactly where a series that should get more eyeballs on it should be.
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Old November 4 2013, 05:45 PM   #127
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Maybe, maybe not. Not everyone has decent broadband, nor do they have a subscription to Netflix, LoveFilm and the like. Even in this day and age you'll get a lot more NEW viewers on television than you will with an on-demand service. Generally, if it's on-demand it's only going to be watched by and large by people who are already fans or have had it recommended to them by a friend.

Having it on TV in a daily timeslot means that a *lot* more people are just going to happen across it.
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Old November 4 2013, 05:49 PM   #128
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True, but streaming and other internet related services are growing. Classic TV isn't.
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Old November 4 2013, 07:36 PM   #129
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We're still a number of years away from the tipping point and this isn't about getting B5 back in 5-10 years when even more people have forgotten it. It's about getting it back on the air asap so that in 5-10 years there will still be an audience and a demand to see it on those future streaming services as something other than an obscure old show that only a relative few dedicated fans even know to look for it.
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Old November 4 2013, 07:41 PM   #130
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I suppose that technically it is available on streaming sites. You can buy episodes for 1.99 each via Amazon, YouTube or iTunes. That's no way to grow the viewership, though. Does anybody have any thoughts as to how we fans can persuade WB away from that model?
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Old November 4 2013, 09:59 PM   #131
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To WB execs, I suspect B5 is an irrelevant, near-death cash cow.
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Old November 4 2013, 10:10 PM   #132
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Just because?

I very often catch myself watching stuff on telly that I have on DVD. I think it's laziness. I watch stuff on Netflix too that I already own.
That does actually happen, but if I happen to just catch it, rather than by specifically tuning in for it.
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Old November 4 2013, 11:23 PM   #133
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I suppose that technically it is available on streaming sites. You can buy episodes for 1.99 each via Amazon, YouTube or iTunes. That's no way to grow the viewership, though. Does anybody have any thoughts as to how we fans can persuade WB away from that model?
I'm not sure we'd want to actively discourage any venue, but rather encourage a much more diverse range of them. To do otherwise would I think give off some very mixed signals.

Besides I think it's clear a direct appeal to WB would be fruitless. JMS certainly seems to think that the best way to get WB's attention is to convince enough stations to approach them for the broadcast rights.

Unless of course anyone can think of a brilliant way to make WB's bonkers internal competitiveness work in our favour for a change?
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Old November 5 2013, 12:06 AM   #134
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Quite a few people on various sites have asked for more t-shirts. This new design will be available only through November and are being sold at no mark-up through CafePress (which has excellent international shipping rates).

http://www.cafepress.com/freebabylon5

I like them a lot!
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Old November 5 2013, 09:32 AM   #135
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hello from the UK....... B5 has been repeat at bout 3 time in the past 10 years hear........they just started last nite(04/11/13).. oh what a joy to see again
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