*hugs you all*
So what now? I know Josh Friedman said to move on. I know he said it was going to be Fox renewal or nothing and that leaves us in the "nothing" category. But writer Zack Stenz also threw this at us:
"Warner Brothers still owns the rights to the show and the characters, and the actors, especially Thomas, Brian, and Summer, are passionately in love with their characters and eager to revisit them. So there's every possibility that given the right combination of circumstances, something could happen in the future. A slender reed? Sure. But don't give up hope completely."
I don't know how these things work. I don't know if WB can call the producers back or call the actors back. I don't know if they even would. But I do believe most of the people involved in TSCC weren't just doing a job, they were also fans of the show themselves. I'm not sure what to make of the fact that Lena wasn't mentioned in that quote. Without Sarah, I'm not interested in the show going on. But I'm thinking if everyone else was on board, she would be too. So, we fight on...
You changed the future before, you just didn't change it enough. So you can do it again.
There are a couple avenues. I've heard talk of trying to get WB to produce some DVDs. I've heard talk of trying to get CW to pick up the show. And I've heard talk of Sci-Fi (Syfy). I personally think Syfy is the best fit and our best bet. It's a long shot to be sure, but I think it's a legitimate long shot and so, one worth pursuing. What the hell have we got to lose anyway? The show is already cancelled. If we fail, it's not like it's going to be more cancelled.
A couple things to keeping mind. A pick-up by Syfy would likely mean a smaller budget and shorter seasons. I don't know about you guys, but I'm totally fine with that. I think the cast was too big in season 2 anyway. As long as we've at least got our 4 main characters: Sarah, John, Cameron, Derek, I'm good. Maybe the production values wouldn't be quite as awesome. I'm fine with that too. I watch TSCC because I love the characters and I love the drama. Action and explosions are the icing on the cake and I can certainly live with less if that's what it takes.
Campaigns are being organized, so keep an eye on savethescc.com and The Sarah Connor Society for more info in the coming week. In the meantime, you can contact the SciFi network here:
Let them know that we are a ready-made and LOYAL audience that will support their network and buy from their sponsors. This is a business and we need them to know we'll make it profitable for them.