We received an e-mail from our friend Liz Gannes at NewTeeVee and it made me smile so much I had to run home and blog about it. Liz forwarded a link from Wired's "Underwire" blog with the following headline:
Yep, some Josh Whedon faithful are staging a preemptive strike, fearing the worst and that the show will be cancelled like Firefly. An enterprising Canadian, Nathan, the administrator of dollhouseforums.com is launching the campaign. From a post on his site:
"After seeing some of my favorite television shows get cancelled in the past -- as well as the "save this show" campaigns that followed -- I had the idea that a fan campaign BEFORE the show begins may be the best thing to do. Maybe not such a negative campaign directed towards saving it from getting cancelled, but something that will get fans motivated to promote Dollhouse to friends/family/coworkers before it airs is smarter than doing it once it's in danger! If we plan now, we may be able to have several ideas planned by the premiere to make people watch and make advertisers actually want the show on the air."
While I do applaud the initiative, I'm inclined to agree with a few of the comments left on Nathan's site that it may be a double-edged sword. One thing doing TVbytheNumbers has taught me is that fans are indeed leery of investing time in shows they fear will be cancelled, Highlighting the risk could potentially work against the show.
But it still brought a smile to my face.