Shocking comments made by Dave Howe

This is an article on the SyFy ‘branding’. Relative excerpt quoted:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art…d_Strategy.php

Syfy’s Two-Pronged Rebrand Strategy
Plans big marketing push; buys up negative domain names

By Marisa Guthrie — Broadcasting & Cable, 6/22/2009 12:00:00 AM MT

NBC Universal’s Sci Fi is giving away the Internet to promote its July 7 rebrand to Syfy, but is also taking away a few choice domain names in the process. The cable outfit will promote its rebrand with a flurry of marketing initiatives, including giveaways of free wireless access at various locales in New York City (dubbed WyFy From Syfy, of course).

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Sci Fi executives, however, know there are still detractors in the network’s legendarily passionate demo. So they took pre-emptive measures, snapping up several negative domain names including SyfySucks.com. Some still got through the cracks, such as NoSyfy.com. That site inveighs against the network’s “wrestling and ghost hunting” programs and conveniently supplies Howe’s office phone and e-mail address.

Nevertheless, Howe says, “I haven’t had an e-mail for two months despite the fact that my name is very prominent in chat rooms and on message boards. When we cancelled Stargate Atlantis, I had upward of 150 e-mails a day for six months. So the fact that I’ve had fewer than 20 e-mails in four months says to me that people really do understand why we’re doing this.”

That’s bullshit and they know it. They’ve been blocking all emails SGA related, and changing their emails consistently since the cancellation.

WE MUST EMAIL HOWE!

SHOW HIM WE STAND BY OUR VIEWS

AND WE STILL WANT ATLANTIS BACK!

Dave Howe, President
NBC Universal | Sci-Fi Channel
30 Rockefeller Plaza 21st Plaza
New York, NY 10112
Email: dave.howe@nbcuni.com
Email: dave.howe@unistudios.com

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Atlantis in Despair/New banners

I know that the fight is drawing to end. It is unwise to think this battle will last forever. But still, let us hope, let us prolong, in this war. MGM, Scifi, and the producers have made a grave mistake. Let us hope they see the errors in their ways. We shall not give up merely because we are tired, nor shall we draw near to failure. It will be us that have the last laugh.

 

NEW BANNERS!

Here’s just a few, go to here to see more and get their BBcode!

Over 25000 on Petition + More Banners + SOSGA Releases Vlog Compilation!

We’ve reached over 25000 on the petition! Congrats! Let’s keep this up!

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More Banners! Here’s just a sample of some of the many new banners (check out the rest and get their BBcode here):

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Vlog Compilation from Sosga:

The Vlog is going to be shown at Armageddon con, has been sent to MGM and Sci-Fi and will be sent to many other places in due course. 
SoSGA would like to thank all those who have contributed their time and creative energies to make this part of the campaign a success.

SGA 2nd in Hey!Nielsen’s TV Ratings!

Keep up the good work, Stargate Atlantis is second in Hey!Nielsen’s TV Ratings! Remember to post an opinion a day (with videos if you want), comment, react, and make recommenders with other SGA fans. Having more recommenders makes your opinions worth more!

1. Moonlight                 80%

2. Stargate Atlantis       36.71%

3. Swingtown               35.55%

We want SGA, not some bratty teens stuck in space!

I saw this the other day on Joe Mallozzi’s blog. This person’s comment has boosted my spirits. They’re words match my anger and fury against the cancellation so perfectly. AS I read this, I was encouraged to continue to fight, never to stop, never to slow down, but to continue as fast as I can, before it’s too late.

Mr Wright (are you? hehehe) 

I’m sure many Stargate fans are hoping to get some kind of reassurance that Universe will NOT be “90210 in Space”…can you tell us why you think that the audience demographic needs to be ‘lowered’, when the majority of sci-fi fans are in fact in the upper percentile of intelligence, including the younger ones who are already fans? By limiting the cast to under-25s (and believe me, reading those quicky synopses of their characters, they sound like a right bunch of snotnosed twats) do you really think that they will have the depth and experience, let alone the security clearances, to participate in the Stargate program?

If you can please give us a plausible reason why some stupid senator’s bimbo daughter would be a member of a top-secret military operation, I’m all ears.

thanks.
Dana

So, I’d like to encourage everyone to continue to comment on Joe’s blog. Gaining his attention is useful. We need to use all options available to us. And this is a fairly good one. As he does take questions too!

THE FIRST WAVE~Lemons Galore!

SUCCESS! The StLC has just sent the first batch of lemons to targets at MGM, for more information check it out!

YOU Won’t Believe This! *GASP!*

Stargate Universe is copying so many characters from Atlantis, that they might as well rename it “Stargate Atlantis Redux”! SEE FOR YOUR SELF:

The casting audition sides for Stargate Universe characters are starting to emerge. These audition sides are not in context of the pilot of the new television series, which won’t start production until February 2009, but are apparently meant to determine character types and the actors’ ranges.

The three sides available thus far are for Tamara Johanson, Eli Hitchcock, and Jared Nash. Each actor will be reading from previous Stargate scripts, which have been somewhat modified for the auditions.

In the case of Tamara, the actor will be reading the part of Jennifer Keller from the Atlantis episodes “First Strike” and “Missing”. Like Keller, Tamara will be thrown into a medical leadership position before she is ready, but will also be required to show compassion and understanding. She will show the insecurity that Keller did in her conversation with Elizabeth Weir about taking over for the late Dr. Carson Beckett from “First Strike” and her distaste for local cuisine like Keller did in “Missing”. That time was also when Keller learned of Teyla’s romantic involvement with Kanaan.

Eli’s audition sides are Rodney McKay’s part from the SG-1 episode “Redemption” concerning Anubis’s attack on Earth through the Stargate. He converses with Carter about how to knock out the technology Anubis was using to bombard the Stargate. The actor will most likely face the same level of technobabble that David Hewlett faced in portraying a math and science genius, as well as demonstrate a rather acerbic, sarcastic attitude. The audition also includes McKay’s conversation with Carter in the infirmary about wanting to be a pianist to show a more affable side to the character.

The actor reading for Jared Nash’s role will audition from John Sheppard’s rescue-our-people balcony conversation with Elizabeth Weir from the Atlantis pilot “Rising”. Like Sheppard, Nash will be thrown into a military position of leadership. It isn’t clear, though, that Nash’s commander, Col. Everett Young, will face the same fate as Sheppard’s commanding officer, Col. Marshall Sumner. Additionally, Nash’s actor will have to read from Daniel’s part in the SG-1 series finale “Unending” where Daniel confronts Vala about her constant sexual solicitations and breaks down his wall of emotional self-protection.

All three characters are in the age range 20 to 25.

From here.