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Roswell      Sat May 20, 2006 11:25 am Reply with quote

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Roswell. What went wrong?      Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:56 am Reply with quote

I can't undrstand why roswell got canceled! Smallville has one guy with powers and its a hit. Roswell had three and on top of it all, they're aliens!

Any ideas?
 
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Downfall of Roswell      Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:25 am Reply with quote

I've only seen the first few episodes myself but there's general agreement from many fans I've spoken to that on April 10, 2000 when Tess made her first appearance, many viewers were turned off by her character and the plotlines involving her.

Anyone else who knows more about the show?
 
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Cancelled, Roswell      Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:55 pm Reply with quote

Does anyone understand why this show got cancelled? Who do we contact to bring it back?
 
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Roswell      Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:03 am Reply with quote

In most cases, series get cancelled for strictly business reasons.

With commercial television, advertisers only pay what they have to pay in order to get their ad on the air. If many advertisers want to sponsor a series, it gets more money for its advertisements. The number of people watching the series and the spending habits of the typical viewer usually determine how much advertisers will pay for ad time.

Also, different series have different costs of production. A series could be generating more ad dollars than the typical series and still not cover its production costs PLUS a reasonable profit for the network.

That is why write-in campaigns almost never save a series. No matter how many dissapointed fans write-in, nothing has changed about the likely profitability of the show.

Very occasionally, a network will decide to try the series one more season, possibly in a different time slot or by scheduling it after a series drawing a big audience, or by cutting production costs to the bone (usually ruining the show).

The success rate of those efforts have also rarely been successful and the series is usually cancelled after a few episodes.

So joining in or starting a write-in campaign may temporarily give you a feeling of hope and empowerment but, in the vast majority of cases, it won't get a cancelled show back on the air.

Of course, you never know, this could be the one!
 
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RE: cancelled show      Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:42 pm Reply with quote

It's too bad this got cancelled.

Aside from the profanity and immoral dress styles, the story is amusing and rather excellent. It would be great to see this in movie format!

Has the government, in the past, ever stepped in to cancell TV/movie shows, for whatever reason?
 
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Roswell TV Show      Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:37 am Reply with quote

The government has very little control in the U.S. over any form of media. Even when there are cases where a news program is planning to air a show about a secret military operation, the government usually just encourages the network to wait until the operation begins.

They sometimes may have the right to ban something if it is against the security of the nation, but our "seperation of powers" would make that extremely difficult. Let's say that there really is an Area 51 in Roswell and a network news program gets proof and decides to broadcast. The President might try to temporarily block it but it would then go to the courts and/or Congress and the White House would have to PROVE that the disclosure is dangerous to the public safety. If they just didn't want the people to learn that Aliens exist, they'd certainly lose! The people's right to know and freedom of speech would most definitely prevail.

As far as controls over pure entertainment series, there are a few words considered so vulgar that they're banned, but even that only comes into effect if the program is broadcast over the air (doesn't apply to cable channels) and if it airs before 10 pm (to protect children from exposure to vulgarity). Even then, if the words would normally be used in the context of the script, they may be allowed.

Other than those considerations, the government has very little power to limit or influence anything broadcast in the U.S. He who controls the media controls the people. Luckily in the U.S., our rights guaranteed in our Constitution allow the media to do and say just about whatever they please. On top of that, capitalism usually requires the media to give the people what they want (or we won't watch their show).

It's a pretty good system! Hopefully, it will stay that way forever.
 
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u.s. government stinks!      Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:28 pm Reply with quote

as leader of north korea, i tell americans you government lies!

Surface cancelled cause u.s. politicians make evil sea creatures to attack koreans! they not want you know!

this why i make nukes! must kill evil sea creatures from u.s.!

please america! stop make sea creatures!
 
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Now That's Funny!      Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:46 pm Reply with quote

Somehow I doubt that really came from Kim Jong-il but it made me laugh so, who cares? Question Question Question

By the way Kim, next time try posting in the right thread! The Surface thread is here:

http://www.crazyabouttv.com/TVshowtalk/viewtopic.php?t=88
 
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Correct Threads      Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Ahhhhh! If only our guests would always post in the correct thread!

Wouldn't it be loverly!

To be fair, we were talking about the government's ability to censor television, so Kim's post about the evil feds was somewhat related. And I agree, it was funny.

Don't forget though folks. This is the Roswell thread. And we do have a "News and Commentary" thread plus a "Totally Off Topic" section available on our Main Page!
 
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Reality check      Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:22 pm Reply with quote

I think that we all know that there is no such thing as Area 51, Aliens, a secret base in NM (among other places Cool ) and the infamous Project Blue Book/ The X-Files. After all, the govmt. is trustworthy/loyal to its' people Cool ; most certainly they would acknowledge finding "something out there/or better yet amongst us" that they are in retrospect funding billions of taxpayers' $ into space research and in locating alien life forms (of some sort; In my humble opinion, this is a big waste of tax dollars).

There is no such thing as a govmt. hoax. Yeah, ok right! Cool

More to reality, "Roswell" is a litmus test for Americans and possibly others....
 
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roswell not real!      Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:47 am Reply with quote

af course there's an area 51 and theyre doing research their with aliens Exclamation

didnt you see the alien autopsy video Question

why dont you believe even after theirs evidence you can see with your own eyes Exclamation

GEEZ Exclamation
 
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Re: roswell not real!      Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:51 am Reply with quote

martianMadness wrote:
af course there's an area 51 and theyre doing research their with aliens Exclamation

didnt you see the alien autopsy video Question

why dont you believe even after theirs evidence you can see with your own eyes Exclamation

GEEZ Exclamation



You must read more carefully!!!! Take a look at the last sentance....
 
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Alien Autopsy was a fake!      Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:29 pm Reply with quote

Alien Autopsy was marketed by Merlin Productions a small video distribution company owned by Ray Santilli. Santilli claimed he got the Alien Autopsy footage from an elderly cameraman (whose name he mysteriously refused to disclose) who he claimed worked freelance for Universal News in the 1950's. That (real?) guy told him that the footage was shot by Jack Barnett, a highly-respected, civilian newsreel cameraman who shot film on the Italian front during World War II. When Alien Autopsy aired, it was stated as fact that Barnett was the cameraman for the film and then, later, admitted that was not true.

More Discrepancies:

Santilli first claimed he had fiteen - 10 minute reels of film, then later said he had 22 - 3 minute reels.

Santilli said that the original negative was on Kodak 16mm nitrate film. Kodak has never produced such film.

Santilli when asked to provide a tiny, verifiable sample of the film for objective scientific testing, kept publicly announcing that he would, but never did. After some time had passed, he said he couldn't do it now because people might think the film was a hoax because he waited so long to release a sample. All that was needed to test the film was a portion of one frame with a recognizeable image from the film. At first, Santilli was more than willing to provide a sample that would prove the film was the right age, but when testers asked that it contain enough of an image to be sure it was his film, he began stalling.

Three highly qualified former military cameramen (ICCA) have pointed out major flaws in both the film itself and the story surrounding it.

Special effects artist Trey Stokes, (The Abyss, The Blob, Batman Returns, Robocop II, Starship Troopers) and Cliff Wallace of Creature Effects, Pinewood Studios, London stated that the posture and orientation of the corpse on the table indicated that it was made from a body cast taken in the upright position.

I could go on and on and on with the numerous things that shed doubt on the film.

The main "evidence" that Alien Autopsy is real is usually stated as "All of the items in the film are of that period" (1947)! As if the hoaxers couldn't do a little research and then contact an antique collector. Great evidence!
 
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fiction vs. fact      Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:13 pm Reply with quote

There is no fine line between ficiton and fact. It either is or isn't. Just because somebody has extra time to spare, has an affinity for jokes, mocking proof/ or whitnesses (albeit poor) by producing quality films and lies to go along with it doesn't make the subject at hand entirely without credibility.
Ok, so the film itself was hoaxed. So what! This doesn't mean that the alien autopsy never took place. Area 51, as well as other sites, contain things that would disturb people greatly, if the gov. divulged info. I'm not condoning a covert op arrangement by the gov., by any means, but people aren't ready to be told anything yet! The human race has a rather difficult time believing in the evasive or elusive Sasquatch/Bigfoot/Yeti, etc., even though they DO exist. How do you suppose people would cope with the gov. coming clean with the idea that "Aliens are amongst us"?

We will always have mockers around the world to discredit anything and everything that can't be proven by science (as if science holds the key to every answer -- this is to be highly closed minded). There are quite a lot of things that science can't answer!! There are a lot of things that exist in our world that don't fit in with our standards (ways of thinking). We have to learn to be more open minded and open to the Truth (Jesus) first! Let's not forget what God has told us..., God made EVERYTHING!!!
 
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