Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm Ltd
Bring the Old Republic era of Star Wars to Netflix
It's no surprise to anyone that the Star Wars franchise has experienced a massive resurgence lately, with The Force Awakens released last year and this year with the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, it's about time that the stories from over 3,000 years before the Battle of Yavin be told to both new and old fans of the franchise. The Knights of the Republic series of games as well as the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic serve as the main vehicles to tell stories of characters such as Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastila Shan, Darth Traya, Meetra Surik, Darth Malgus, Satele Shan, and the list goes on. The popularity of this era in Star Wars history is felt throughout the fanbase, and I feel it would do a massive disservice to us if these stories weren't told. Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on. Not only that, but Netflix can serve as a platform to tell these stories as they were meant to be portrayed: dark, foreboding, and a touch on the mature side. This can also give us fans our healthy dose of Star Wars while we're waiting on the new movies or the new season of Star Wars Rebels. The Old Republic era is a pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline because that's where everything changed, from the Jedi Civil War and the fall of Revan, the First Jedi Purge, and an omnipresent darkness that not only watched the chaos from afar but also kick-started the downfall. Our fanbase would love to see this on Netflix, and I feel that you would enjoy creating and adapting these stories as much as we would enjoy watching them.
Petition to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Stop Cruel 'Cowboy Monkey Rodeos'
So-called 'cowboy monkey rodeos' are not just degrading and humiliating to the animals forced to perform, but are also cruel and dangerous. In this abusive form of "entertainment," a Capuchin monkey is dressed in cowboy clothing and strapped to the back of a border collie while the dog herds sheep around an arena. The dogs run at high speeds, making sharp turns and stopping quickly. At these appalling events, which often take place at sports matches, the monkeys are at risk of whiplash, head injuries and spine damage -- not to mention the trauma of being forced to perform in front of thousands of screaming spectators. “[T]his is a thoroughly disreputable practice, animal abuse for cash, cheap thrills for a few bucks and all at the monkeys’ expense” said Gary Kuehn, DVM, retired zoo veterinarian. As you can imagine, animal welfare violations are rampant. These traveling shows have been cited by the USDA for keeping animals in unsanitary conditions, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, improper crowd control, and failure to make animal welfare inspections. Several years back, all of the monkeys, dogs and sheep in Team Ghost Riders were killed in their trailer from carbon monoxide poisoning. Please sign the petition urging the USDA to shut down these cruel operations and finally end the cowboy monkey rodeo travesty.
Petition to Netflix, Reed Hastings and Netflix
Bring The Secret Circle Season 2 to Netflix
The Secret Circle was unfortunately cancelled by TheCW Network due to their ratings and the inability to fuel the production costs of the show. Many fans out there would like to see this show continue on with it's 2nd season despite having been cancelled over 3 years ago. While this seems like a long shot, it's certainly NOT impossible. The show, The X-Files ended over 10 years ago and is now seeing a revival with all original cast. Let us be hopeful for something incredible. I have a belief that Netflix will be able to carry this show under its wing and be able to capture the hearts of fans who have avidly followed Charmed, The Witches of East End and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They have successfully been able to remaster Daredevil in a way that was cinematically stunning and appropriate. If anyone can bring out this show's true potential, Netflix certainly can. The first season was dramatically left with such an incredible cliffhanger - something that Netflix can surely successfully play with. I am in hopes that this will raise awareness and gain some sort of backing as I am sick and tired of seeing shows that have immense legitimacy be cancelled before their potentials are even seen. If you watch The Secret Circle on Netflix, you will see that every episode donnes a 5-star rating. I hope that this doesn't get ignored! A twitition has been started asking for netflix to take on The Secret Circle's 2nd season here: Bring Season 2 of TSC to Netflix Twitition The petition to renew the show for a second season can be found here: Do not cancel TSC
Petition to Nathan Deal, Georgia Governor, Georgia State Senate, Georgia State House
Ban shark fins in Georgia!
Shark finning is the abhorrent practice of cutting only the fins of a shark off, all while the shark is still very much alive, and then dumping it back into the water. Because most sharks need to keep moving to breathe, they sink down to the bottom and die a slow and agonizing death. Studies have long confirmed that fish feel pain. This is done because generally, the only good part of the shark is the fins. They are used in a Chinese delicacy called shark fin soup and fetch a high price globally. Since the popularization of shark fin soup, shark populations have been absolutely decimated by this truly sinister practice. Most people think of sharks as powerful and frightening predators, not vulnerable or in trouble, but the truth is that the ocean's sharks are being driven to the brink of extinction due to the global demand for their fins. Unlike other fish that have hundreds of babies at a time, sharks only give birth to a few babies each year. They are very slow-growing and do not reach reproductive age until they are as old as 10. Because of this, they are extremely vulnerable to overexploitation, and in many places, shark populations have decreased by 90% in the last 20 years. Although many people view sharks as a danger, only 12 people per year are fatally wounded by sharks, where as humans kill over 100 million sharks a year for their fins. The truth is that we need sharks. Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans. As top predators, they play the important role of keeping the populations of everything else below them balanced. When sharks start to disappear, we see entire ecosystem collapse. This leads to a trickle-down effect that studies have proved negatively impacts human lives and local/regional economies. We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event that our Earth has seen and in the next 100 years, 50% of the planet's biodiversity could be gone. Species are going extinct at a rate 1000 times faster than that of the natural extinction rate, and this is due to humans. We have a responsibility to protect what is left and to be stewards to the ocean that we rely on for everything from the oxygen that we breathe to the weather that impacts our lives. Our oceans need sharks to be healthy, and so that means that all of us need sharks. In the United States, only 10 of the 50 states prohibit the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins within state borders: Texas, Hawaii, California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois and Massachusetts. I recently moved from MA to Georgia, and after walking into a Chinese Restaurant in Atlanta and seeing shark fins displayed right at the door I knew I needed to take action to press for my state to follow in the footsteps of the other 10 ocean steward states that have banned the trade of fins thus far, bringing our country 1 step closer to a fin-free society!
Petition to Robert Redford, Reed Hastings, AMC Entertainment
RENEW THE RED ROAD
All of the actors and crew in The Red Road are simply amazing. From Jason Momoa to Kiowa Gordon to Martin Henderson to Tamara Tunie to Allie Gonino to Annalise Basso to Tom Sizemore to Wes Studi. It ended too suddenly. A week after the last show you pull the plug. You reel the fans in by giving us two free episodes on Sundance (for those of us who don't subscribe to the Sundance channel) and then four episodes later you end it all. I paid to watch those last four episodes because I am a devoted fan of the show. If renewed for Season 3, I would do it again. I am sure there are many fans who would do the same. We all understand this is business. But that doesn't affect the fans. None of that is our concern. That is for you and whomever to work out. The end result should be satisfaction of your customers which happens to be us. I'm going to imagine that this will have a negative affect on Sundance TV. It will for me. If you want to keep your good reputation by giving your customers what they want, then I am suggesting you come up with a plan to renew Season 3. I am a huge fan of Jason Momoa. He has many many fans worldwide. We all love to fantasize and imagine what it would be like to be a part of his world. But his fans embraced him as Phillip Kopus. We were there on his journey. We all were hoping he would find happiness and peace in whatever he wanted to do. When he hurt, we hurt. When he cried, we cried. When he laughed, oh my gosh did we ever light up. But Kopus was a complicated fella. Now that has all ended. You, Sundance TV, have taken this away from us. Kopus is no more. Jason Momoa is no more. Please bring back The Red Road for his fans. For me. PLEASE.
Petition to Genndy Tartakovsky, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Time Warner, Brian A. Miller
Create an Alternate Ending for Samurai Jack
After almost 16 years, Samurai Jack has finally come to an end. And while this new season was great, and the finale was satisfying in so many ways, the ending has left many fans divided. The decision to have Ashi die was very emotionally powerful, and the final shot signifying hope was beautiful, but there are several fans who feel dissatisfied over this decision. Some would like to at least see the possibility of Jack and Ashi being together after investing so much time in these characters. That is why we ask for an alternate ending, one where Ashi lives in some way, to be made for the DVD release of season 5. This would mean the world to so many fans who would like to see this happen, even if it wouldn't be the official ending. Samurai Jack is an amazing show, and there are those of us who can't be fully satisfied until something like this happens. We hope to be heard, and for the possibility of an alternate ending to be considered by the series creator, Genndy Tartakovsky, and by Cartoon Network. When I started watching Samurai Jack to get caught up for season 5, I never could have imagined how much I would love it by the time it came to a close. And the fact that I'm now going out of the way to get this ending speaks volume to what a truly special show this is. I personally would love to see a happy alternate ending. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Petition to The Walt Disney Company
Add Pocahontas and Mulan to the 17" Limited Edition Disney doll line
In 2009 disney started a line of 17” limited edition dolls that began with the release of Snow White. These dolls are unique due to their size and detail, reimagining the characters we love from our favorite Disney movies. Since then Disney has continued to release these collectable dolls featuring the princesses, heros and villains from some of their most popular films. It is no surprise that these dolls have become extremely popular among Disney fans and doll collectors. Each year the excitement grew as a princess from the princess line was reimagined into a 17” collector doll often being celebrated with a line of merchandise featuring said princess. With Jasmine being featured as the doll in 2015 two princesses were noticeably left to be made in order to complete the line, Pocahontas and Mulan. Now, in 2016, they have again been neglected and Disney has seemingly decided to start from the beginning releasing characters that have already been done simply in a new outfit. Collectors have found themselves disappointed that Pocahontas and Mulan, both being a part of the official Disney princess line, have been overlooked and remain unmade in favor for characters who have multiple 17” doll renditions. For those of us who put a lot of time and money into collecting we’d like to be able to complete the princess line and add two unique and important characters to our collections.