TV and Movies
Petition to Netflix, WGN, Amazon, ion, CW, HuluPlus, NBC, FOX Broadcasting Company
Save Person of Interest!!!
Person of Interest is one of the most unique shows on TV today. It has built a large fan base that reaches from America to China to Turkey to France and everywhere in between. We've built great friendships around this show. It entertains us, thrill's us, makes us cry and makes us laugh. It gives us LGBT representation and gives us some of the truest representations of a mental disorder. We've been fighting to keep this show alive and would love to see another network pick it up, even if it's just for one more season. Don't let a show we love so much disappear. And that includes all characters, Reese, Finch, Fusco, Root, Shaw, and Bear! We want either a redo of season 5, an alternate universe, a spin off, anything where we can have the whole cast return.
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 TNT
Renew The Librarians for a 5th (and longer) season
If you're like me, you love TNT's smash hit The Librarians but you probably also noticed that they've aired a couple of doubled-up episodes this season and I heard a rumor that that might mean they might be thinking about canceling the show. Well, regardless of whether that rumor is true, I figured better to be safe than sorry so here's 5 reasons why it should have a fifth season 1. It's optimistic: Due in part probably to the massive success of stuff like Game Of Thrones, it seems like everybody and their brother (even in previously optimistic franchises like the DCU and Star Trek) is deciding to go dark and edgy and, well, this Tumblr post says it best writers: how are we gonna top ourselves! we got tons of exciting stuff in store!! at least eleven big bads this season!!!! whos gonna survive who won’t????!! 3 love triangles and 2 quadrangles!!!! me: I’ll Pay You 5$ To Let The Characters Just Simply Talk To Each Other For Once While I admit The Librarians might somewhat be guilty of as much of that as can fit in a ten-episode season (and I respect what of that wasn't just done for shock value because it all had its narrative purpose), I still want the kind of show where Big Bads can be defeated by singing or the literal power of friendship and it still be a show meant for adults or that can have lines like "Please don't fangirl over the archvillain". It's a welcome breath of fresh air and deserves to stay that way 2. It's diverse: Some people might see this as a bit of a millennial snowflake reason but I think representation really matters and this show has that in spades. Sure, it only has one series regular of color but representation is about more than race for it also has a canonically neurodivergent queer woman (and if TNT cancels this show because of Cassandra's queerness like I heard rumored, it'd brand them homophobes and completely hurt their brand given the state of internet politics and this show's steadfast fandom) and the first "vaguely-autistic-coded-loner-genius-who-fights-crime-with-a-found-family" I've seen who's a humanities genius instead of yet another genius scientist or cold reader/observer, which, as an autistic art history major (who can therefore relate to two of the main characters on the show if not three), makes me very very happy 3. It's geeky and nerdy: It's often the case that when making a show that's intended to appeal to the intellectually-inclined, the writers kinda bullshit the science and make it quasi-not-accurate-but-sounding-science-y-enough-to-seem-accurate and throw in a bunch of geeky references to stuff like Star Trek to appease the kind of people who'd get offended at the scientific inaccuracy (yes, I am vagueing about what you think I am). However, though we can give it a bit of leeway due to the fantasy nature of the show, The Librarians generally gets the actual science it uses pretty darned accurate. It isn't just nerdy that way though, featuring a lot of neat facts and references (and some things that for all I know are facts and are just being covered up if you know what I mean) relating to everything from history to art to literature to mythology (subjects that shows don't often show as "nerdy"). It does include its fair share of geeky pop culture references (to such things as Star Trek, Doctor Who and Back To The Future) but it does it in a tasteful way 4. It's rather unexpectedly inspirational/powerful: This doesn't just include the various episodes' positive morals (ranging from "true love can transcend time" to "life with no consequences would be absolute crap" to "true friends put each other before their own success" and that's just in season 2) but also it's powerful in how it values intelligence. A lot of kids who'd perhaps otherwise grow up thinking their lack of a magical childhood or ancient prophecy concerning them or whatever means they can't be a hero like they read about would be inspired to perhaps pursue careers in fields similar to the many expertises of the Librarians because theirs is a kind of chosen-one-ness where you don't have to have non-human parents or whatever to potentially be a hero like them, just be super hecka smart 5. It means a lot to me as an Oregonian: Anyone else getting sick of crime shows all seemingly set in either LA or New York City and sitcoms that aren't set there set in some podunk middle America town that might not even exist in the real world? Well, for those that want a breath of fresh air, The Librarians not only offers fantastical flights of fancy but is set all over the world though the team is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Despite the globe-trotting settings, a lot of the show is actually also filmed in Oregon which gives a significant boost (both in tourism/economy stuff and the recognition factor/the feeling that for all we know the show's just plausible deniability for an actual squad of weirdness-hunters on Portlanders' proverbial doorstep) to an area that might not otherwise get it for it's the only Oregon-filmed show I know of that's still on the air since the recent cancellation of Grimm
Petition to cartoon network, Adult Swim, Christina Miller, Warner Brothers, Glen Murakami, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, DC Entertainment
TEEN TITANS SEASON 6 ON [ADULT SWIM]
Ever since it came out in 2003, TEEN TITANS has been a noticeable cornerstone in how cartoons are to be done. Because of how it was able to balance ACTION, COMEDY, AND DRAMA, this show was a success, earning audience and critical acclaim, earning Annie Award Nominations (I don't know how it didn't win) and still maintaining a broad fan base even to this day. So it is confusing to know that with all of this going for this show, that there was not a Season 6 produced. Where the show left off, there were a lot of unanswered questions that we all sadly didn't get resolutions to. It also sounds weird knowing that there was actual fan outcry begging for the show to be renewed.... only to still be cancelled. Now you may be thinking "It was a long run and it was time to focus on other things". Yes it was a long, going for 65 episodes and a TV movie, which in all honesty is impressive for a show like this. For years we got new shows on the network, some were good, some were meh, but it can be safe to say that they were mostly watchable, which is something good for the network. And then I remember seeing a promo for a new show called TEEN TITANS GO! I admitted I was curious at first, knowing I was a fan of the original show it was kinda odd seeing something that I knew was very different from the original material. But I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited in this show. I even looked it up, and I saw that the original voice actors were back, so that's when I knew for sure that I was going to watch it. Deep down I thought it was going to be like those shows with very cartoony art styles but deep down have a very serious tone like other shows from that time (I'll leave it open so people who see this can make their own examples). When the show finally came out in April of 2013, I had a mixed reaction to what I've watched, but It didn't matter, because I knew that my favorite team of heroes were back on the screen. As I continued to tune in, I began to slowly feel more negative to the show. Watching it was a relieve for my young nostalgia needing mind, but I soon found myself turning back to the original TV Series. And then later, I soon found myself distancing myself from the GO! series all together. As of writing this, I have not seen a new episode for over a year (maybe longer), only catching accidental airings when the DVR gets other shows mixed up. But enough about my experience. I feel that I'm not the only one who has felt the way that they've had because of this show. Some may have taken time while other knew immediately that this show wasn't for them, and that drew attention to the original series as well. I think it is also safe to assume that thanks to GO!, more people know about the original series than before, and I feel this could also be due to the younger audience that got interested in knowing what the original series was given the curiosity and viewership surrounding GO! And that is why I feel it is important to bring it back now, while the fandom of both shows are still showing interest. And how I propose this could be done is by having it run new episodes on [Adult Swim]... more specifically during its TOONAMI Block. Now it may sound strange having a kids show running on a block that mostly has a mature audience, but let us not forget we recently had a show on TOONAMI that A) Got cancelled too soon leaving everything unresolved. B) Has a dedicated fan-base that grew only larger and demanding closure. and C) was able to come back while also making more mature themes while at the same time being open for both young and old fans alike and gather much more acclaim for exploring these themes, and still maintain the level of Comedy, Action, Character Development, and Drama that made us feel close to the main character... And that show was SAMURAI JACK!!!! Samurai Jack when it came back early 2017, was a very different show from it first aired from 2001-2004. We can tell it was more action packed, there were bigger stakes, and more violence that was grounded in reality (MAJOR EXAMPLE BEING HUMAN KILLS AND BLOOD BEING SHOWN). So Samurai Jack is pretty much the best case scenario of a show coming back thanks to fan involvement, and also the creator getting involved saying that he wanted to come back and finish it the way he wanted to. And in a year where it was announced or planned that old NickToons would come back as TV MOVIES (Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim), and also another Superhero TV show that aired on the Network coming back in the near future(Young Justice) on what I hope is either the network or on a Digital Platform, It should be considered that the network should bring back its popular shows to feel the true nostalgia for the fans and give fans the closure that they need from the original story the original series told. Now I have to say the decision is not just up to you, but it is also up to the original cast, crew, and creator to see if they have it in them to continue it. But what this petition does is show them all that we're all not done yet. And hopefully after they see this neither are they. Sign this petition to say you want to see a 6th Season of Teen Titans, and share it to everyone you know to help get the word across!!! Hopefully this is enough for Cartoon Network to listen to us!!!
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, 20th Century Fox Television, David E. Kelley, David E. Kelley Productions, Jonnie Davis, Howard Kurtzman
Disney and 20th Century Fox TV, Please Revive The Crazy Ones
In 2013, CBS launched The Crazy Ones, a comedy about a father/daughter duo (Simon and Sydney Roberts, played by Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, respectively) running an advertising agency alongside copywriter Zach Cropper (James Wolk), art director Andrew Keanelly (Hamish Linklater), and assistant Lauren Slotsky (Amanda Setton). Along with an amazing ensemble cast that share great chemistry with one another, this charming, one-of-a-kind show also features hilarious ways and mishaps as to how the team wins over (or keeps) clients, as well as heartwarming moments and valuable life lessons. However, while gaining a loyal fanbase (myself included) thanks to these qualities, the series was sadly cancelled in 2014 after one season, without gaining a mainstream audience it richly deserved. I'm starting this petition in order to ask Disney and 20th Century Fox TV this request: Please consider and make a revival of The Crazy Ones, and continue the story of the Lewis, Roberts+Roberts team. I know it might be difficult, with Williams' passing in particular; however, I believe with great stories to tell, it can happen. I hope fans feel the same way and I encourage them to join me in helping this show get a second chance.
Petition to FOX Broadcasting Company, Netflix
I ask Fox or Netflix to bring back the TV Show "Bordertown"
Hello everybody, my name is Miguel Villacorta and I am trying to get the TV Show "Bordertown" back. Why? Because in my opinion, this TV Show was something different that any channel or studio had ever produced, it was funny but in a different way as other shows like "The Simpsons", "Rick and Morty" or "Family Guy". "Bordertown" showed us the point of view from a racist man with a mexican neighbor, them and their families live the craziest adventures possible; the jokes from this show were different because they talked about situations in real life but seen in a funny way, situations like the "coyotes", illegal immigration, deportation or cartels. That is why, I ask Fox to bring back the show, or in case they do not want to, I would like Netflix to produced more seasons because they have showed us that they can make a lot of good TV Shows like "Big Mouth" or "Bojack Horseman". I would be so graceful if any of this companies could give us back a greatful TV Shows as Bordertown is.
Petition to NITENDO , Pokémon International, NBC, Robert Greenblatt, The Pokemon Company, Kenji Okubo, Norman J. Grossfeld, Stephen B. Burke
Make Pokemon Live! NBC's next televised musical event
For years, Pokemon International and it's former dubbed supervisors 4Kids has not released Pokemon Live! on home video or DVD. But lately, the cast recordings of Pokemon Live! has been found. On Youtube, Chris Mitchell, a former professional stage manger, has posted the Pokemon Live! show online. And seeing how Pokemon has changed over the years with new characters, it would be nice to show Ash and his previous companions, Misty and Brock and some of the songs that were from the two Pokemon soundtracks: 2.B.A. Master and Totally Pokemon to a new generation of children. After the success of the recent Broadway musicals telecasted live on NBC (The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz and Hairspray), it would be very interesting to see how Pokemon Live! would go if NBC developed the show and made some changes in the show to make it suitable for today's audience. The show would open a whole new world to Pokemon fans. Since the Wiz Live! had Stephanie Mills (the original Dorothy of the Wiz) returned as Aunt Em, it would also be interesting to have Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart and Rachael Lillis (the original voice actors to Ash, Brock, Misty, Jessie and James) in the show as Delica Ketchum, Giovanni and Professor Oak. As for the way Pokemon would be portrayed, they can be acrobats and dancers dressed as Pokemon during flying and swimming stunts. Also, puppets would be used for the main/supporting Pokemon characters like Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Meowth similar to the Avenue Q and The Lion King puppets on Broadway.
Petition to Netflix, NBC, FOX Broadcasting Company, Hulu
Bring Back Sliders
It's been years since the finale of the scifi series Sliders. But a new beginning could close the book to a job unfinished. Those first two seasons had the perfect blend of adventure, fiction and comedy. It was the 90s, it was a time where things were indeed more simple and less complicated. There’s no question that it was the golden era for science fiction on television. Any and every 90s show seems to be getting the nod for a reboot. Whether it be Full House, or the X-Files there’s something missing and it’s Sliders. There’s one supreme advantage that Sliders has over these other shows. It’s the literal unlimited possibilities writers could create for parallel worlds. And I’m afraid that your studio, Universal Studios, fails to see this as an advantage. Jerry O’Connell once said that’s why he loves Sliders so much because “its not like other televisions shows where you’re stuck in a emergency room every episode or you’re stuck in police precinct. It’s a different show every week.” The possibilities are indeed endless with different dimensions. The man to get the job done for a miniseries would be Sliders co-creator Tracy Tormé who has won the hearts and minds of a cult scifi generation. When Slidecage interviewed Jerry O’Connell and talked about a possible reprise he mentioned that Tormé is the boss. And rightly so. He would be the one who has seen what has worked and what hasn’t in his time working on Sliders. His experience with writing and negotiating in a day and age where the parallel universe concept is becoming more widely known is key to success. If you’re truly connected to a story and characters of a science fiction medium you want to know the whole story, not a new one. What would “Back to the Future” be without Michael J. Fox? Or “Indiana Jones” without Harrison Ford? There are many fans here and abroad waiting, hoping, believing that a return will happen. That’s not to say a series reinvention is out of the question, but capping off a cliffhanger story is more important. Obviously it wouldn’t be an easy feat to explain a resolution to the chaos that ensued over two and a half seasons. Trying to tell a new story to new viewers and old diehard fans would require a delicate and precise balancing act. A theatrical movie would be out of the question. The average movie length is two hours which would likely not give enough time to wrap up the past and give us more action beyond that. A continuation with a new season six could end up in disaster with cast changes or even cancellation without a resolution yet again. It would seem the only viable option is a miniseries that could not only give enough screen time but allow a set finale that would leave everyone happy. Finally at that point, a reinvention or next generation would seem appropriate. Sliders went through a lot in five seasons. Actors left the show, plots drastically changed at times, and the series ended on a cliffhanger. Nevertheless Sliders still had very high ratings and kept continuity in it’s fifth and final season. Many would call the Sliders story a train wreck that could never be put back together. If Universal Studios leaves it a mess, its essentially a cheap shot to it’s fans. Let me explain. Co-Creator Tracy Tormé saw the need for viewers to be “in the know” about cliffhangers from one season to the next. The season one finale told the story about Quinn getting shot and the FOX Network felt no explantation was needed to show Quinn on his feet in the season two premiere episode. Essentially as Tormé puts it FOX wanted to “alienate the audience” and tell them you don’t matter, nor does the story. We do matter and we’re here to tell you that. Most of us would be delighted to see the original fantastic four return. Jerry O’Connell would definitely be interested with Tormé at the helm and I can’t help but feel Cleavant Derricks would be on board, especially after outlasting every other original cast member through its five year run. Obviously John Rhys-Davies and Sabrina Lloyd may be in question. Rhys-Davies had a difficult departure from the series to say the least, and Lloyd is overseas. Deep down Quinn, Rembrandt, Wade and the Professor are the bread and butter. And everyone knows it. Sliders doesn’t need to grow mature. Growing up in the 90s, Sliders was a relatively moral television series. Whether it be the violence of “The Walking Dead” or the sexual obsession in “Game of Thrones”, television shows today are pushing violent and sexual boundaries to the extreme. Sliders is something that was fun, comedic and adventurous in a wholesome way. If you have a good story there’s really no need for sexualizing and creating graphic violent scenes. Networks have really taken what was sparsely seen in the 90s and used it exponentially today for ratings. It’d be great to see the kids growing up today to experience such a show as we did in the 90s. Adventurous. Fun. Clean. Yet smart. Time is of essence. The prolific actor John Rhys-Davies is getting up in age along with the Tony Award winner Cleavant Derricks. Why wouldn’t you take the opportunity to bring back a show with John Rhys-Davies? The man has been a staple in blockbuster movie franchises such as “Indiana Jones”, “Lord of the Rings” and even “007”. It would only take time to tie up a loose end that co-creator Tracy Tormé was never able to finish and thats the wrong Arturo who slid with the Sliders after the episode “Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome”. The existence of countless Sliders fan websites, fan fiction, it’s success on Netflix and presence in pop culture is still strong. Reviving the show to it’s roots with the original actors would be a television success with Tracy Tormé. It only takes a bit of research to discover how embedded Sliders is in the hearts and minds of TV fanatics. We haven’t forgotten. Take a look. ‘Haven’t you seen? Heard? Haven’t you looked around? Hasn’t any of this affected you at all? The universe has no conscience. So we have to.’ Don’t blow it. Thomas Birchfield www.slidecage.com, email@example.com