Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Save Firefly...and Iraq!

While watching David Patraeus testifying before Congress today, I was reminded of the efforts to save the show Firefly from cancellation.

Dear Sir,

This petition is directed to the management of the Fox television broadcasting company regarding their new show “Firefly” currently shown at 7.00 pm on Fridays (http://www.fox.com/firefly).

Due to apparently low Nielsen ratings for the first three shows broadcast a number of rumours are circulating on the internet and conventional media that the show might be cancelled before the end of the first season.

We, the undersigned, wish to show our eagerness for the show to be given a chance to prove itself. The creative force behind the show, Joss Whedon, has already proved his talent for sophisticated genre shows with “Angel” and the phenomenally successful “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” now in its seventh season. Yet both of these shows took time to settle into their formats before fans were attracted to them in significant numbers...

Talented leader with past successes, plot that needs more time to unfold, etc.

Firefly fans couldn't save the show from cancellation, but they did help its producers raise enough money for a feature move.

I think Patraeus will get similar results.


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