Saturday, November 20, 2010
I thought we were on track with the massive apple shipment to NBC/Universal headquarters at 30 Rock in NYC. The company we purchased the apples from (Big Apple Grocer) had made plenty of deliveries there before. We had plenty of press that had to have let them know it was coming. Through Facebook, Twitter, blogs and news articles the word was spread. Unfortunately our delivery was still denied. The Caprica Times took care of the situation and was there for Plan B, having the apples donated. Please see his website for his account of the story.
Now we are facing the same situation for Syfy headquarters in Universal City, CA. Security is tight, especially with recent death threats made to several casting directors at different studios. They are also still somewhat ignoring us, although we did gain a bit of momentum when they announced the air dates for the remaining 5 episodes here in the US. An extra $105 were donated for our CA shipment which is going to be made this upcoming week. I have a Plan B for that as well.
Syfy made a huge mistake in delaying the episodes here in the US. Pirating and online streaming from uploaders in Canada is rampant. What did they expect? For those of us who have seen these past few episodes we have seen the action getting really heavy. I can totally tell it is going to end in a cliffhanger that I am looking forward to seeing but dreading the end of this amazing season as well. We deserve a proper run not this mess that Syfy has created.
To keep our movement going please visit Lil Cylons and create a video or take a picture for their campaign! Alessandra Torresani put one up on her blog!
Keep visiting all these sites for news and updates and to stay involved in the campaign The DVD comes out next month and the Cylon Army is fighting every day until then and after!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
$1,100 worth of apples were just sent to Steve Burke at 30 Rock New York City courtesy of us Capricans. That's over 650 pounds of apples which translates into roughly 3,250 individual apples!
Now on to Syfy headquarters in California. Then I have to work out all the delivery kinks. We have mobilized and we will be heard!
So Say We All
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I'm in the process of ordering that apples and just working out some kinks with payment since all the money is on Paypal. Speaking of which, our total has jumped to $2,349 overnight! My other issue has been ordering a massive quantity which the systems aren't really happy with. Hopefully I can get a real person on the phone and not some automated system. The donation account will stay open through our #SaveCaprica tweet-a-thon tonight. Let's get the hastag trending!
Unfortunately we couldn't get Caprica nominated to get a People's Choice Award. Syfy got completely shut out.
Did you guys check out Alessandra Torresani on Attack of the Show? The video should be up online.
Keep an eye out for an update soon and remember to tweet tonight!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tomorrow is the day we place the order to send our apples to Syfy and NBC. We took a blow today with word that the props and costume pieces from Caprica are slated for auction soon but the original plan is still taking place. I was just made aware that Sanctuary, another Syfy show, is filmed almost entirely on green screen so the same thing could be done with Caprica! Much thanks to the Caprica Times for all the great information and news. As we approach our deadline those who still have hope have been donating and sending some positive vibes our way. We have raised $1,950 to date. That's thousands of apples! On Twitter on awesome Cylon (@RyanCarlMercer) suggested we send them with the message "How you like them apples? So Say We All!" I thought it was a hilarious and fantastic idea.
I hope you all keep faith that Syfy will hear out it's audience and change their minds.
For those of you that want to be there for the deliveries I will have an itinerary for you in the near future. After that I'll let you know about Plan B.
So Say We All
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Many of you saw the post on the official Facebook fan page answering FAQ's about Caprica and it's cancellation. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those the exact same questions and answers that Craig Engler, SVP and GM of Digital, had on his twitter page at the @Syfy handle? Those were the most generic answers they could have possibly written. We are smarter than that and deserve better.
Today Mr. Engler was on Twitter again talking about profitability of shows. We need to show how successful and profitable Caprica can be. I am an example of that. I dabbled in science fiction before watching Caprica, mostly Star Wars. Now I am inspired and I can't get enough. I am starting to watch the Battlestar Galactica episodes after seeing every episode and interview of
Caprica. I buy the DVD's and talk about Syfy to everyone. This can happen on a massive scale with Caprica. It has so many relevant themes to talk about and amazing actors. If anything else, the show has introduced us to each member of this remarkable cast that we can all follow and support.
As for our apples, we are still going strong. Today's total is $1,353. Impressive.
Also, make sure to pick up your copy of SciFiNow in stores now. Let's make it the best selling issue ever!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Just wanted to quickly update you on the total amount of donations we have. Thanks to all of you supporters we have jumped to $1,167. This is a pretty impressive feat for a week. Our tentative deadline is Tuesday to order a shipment. After that if anybody wants to donate it will be added but to secure a massive order we need to let the companies know ASAP.
Don't forget about the upcoming #SaveCaprica hashtag event on Tuesday again. And to stay up to the minute on all coverage check out The Caprica Times for all the news and Lil Cylons for all the campaigns going on.
Stay positive and adamant that we can give our show the chance and attention it deserves.
And to all you Canadians- I'm still jealous you got to watch the last episode. Apparently nobody has been able to find it online. This is fueling some Twitter rage.
I'll get back to you this weekend with an uplifting and moving blog. I know the last few have been sub-par. Until then, keep writing your emails, letters, tweets and Facebook posts. I've noticed that the comment boards for Caprica and Syfy's official pages are still in an uproar. Well done.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Caprica is clearly a show that has attracted an audience from all over the world. That is the great thing about science fiction and a show with just pertinent themes. Fans from so many countries are donating to our campaign. Today we're at $1,062 and still going strong. Our goal is $3,500 to make a huge statement.
We do have press releases out thanks to the Caprica Times. I'll get back to you guys that want to be there for the deliveries. That should be pretty fun to watch. We have another few ideas that I'll keep you all updated on. There has been some exciting press coverage about all of us. The next post will be all about that.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Through the collective awesomeness of our Caprica fandom we managed to get the #SaveCaprica hashtag trending in Canada. Those lucky frakkers got to watch the new episode Blowback and I have read some positive reviews and amazing tidbits. For us in the States, our election coverage and all the talk about it in social media hampered our ability to get the topic trending. We always have next week. A proactive Cylon has already made a Facebook event.
Another awesome Cylon tweeted me a video trailer he made. You can find it on Youtube or
watch it here:
This movement is blowing up- and unlike the LEV it is all positive! If all goes to plan we get our show back and see this phenomenal show back on the air getting the credit it deserves. We're also part of a huge movement to change the television industry. Yes, the networks need to make money but at what cost? Does the fact that reality shows get more viewers mean that they are what we will be forced to watch in the future? What does that say about the direction our society is going? To be honest, this whole protest is a bit selfish on my part. I am a theater/film student and actress. When and if I make it into television/film, I want the industry to be one that holds shows like Caprica on a pedestal. That is what all shows should aspire to be. The themes that go on in each episode are ones that should be seen and talked about. Watching the networks cancel shows that ought to be lauded is truly devastating. Our combined efforts should change that.
So, saving the best for last, here is what you have been waiting for. Our total amount of
contributions is at an astounding $813. One Cylon reader suggested we set a goal to try and reach. I've also gotten help with a vendor in California. You all are such a great help. Thanks to everyone all around the world that is taking part in saving this show, television and science fiction.
So Say We All
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Our Cylon Army has mobilized and we are going to be heard. Since yesterday you all have donated $420 to the Paypal account. Donations are literally coming in from all over the world. We have a vendor that is going to deliver apples to the NBC office in New York City: Big Apple Grocer and I'm still looking for one in California to deliver to Mark Stern. Thanks to the partnership with Lil Cylons and The Caprica Times, more and more people are hearing about our campaign and joining us. Alessandra Torresani and Sasha Roiz have been tweeting the links too.
Tonight the next episode (Blowback) will be airing tonight in Canada. At 10 p.m. (9 central) Twitter is going to be lit up with the #SaveCaprica hashtag. Join the Facebook event and set Twitter ablaze!
I would like to thank everyone that has donated and offered to help with everything. Your suggestions have been a great help. The people that have written about all of us on their blogs or websites have been great motivators. Airlock Alpha just put an article up on their website that should get us more attention. Caprica Times is up to date on all the news and events coming up.
Today in the U.S. is Election Day and hopefully all of us that can are going to go out and vote. Let your voices be heard in the polls just like we are telling the television industry what we want to be watching. Strength in numbers for everything.
So Say We All
Monday, November 1, 2010
The plan is still on to send a mass shipment of apples to Mark Stern and Steve Burke. Donations are being accepted through Paypal while a vendor is still being procured. I have been talking to the webmaster of the Caprica Times and we are joining forces with the Lil Cylons as well.
I just want to ask all of you to not send hate mail. We're all upset and want to voice our opinions but I believe the best way to do it is to clearly state our arguments and facts. Our loyalty and devotion should speak for itself. Take the emotions you feel and write it out!