I'd say order by date if you got 'em, if only because I'm curious to see how this phenomenon evolved. I know there was at least one successful campaign to save the original Star Trek, between the second and third seasons. 1968?--Æthel 17:09, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
I think this should probably be expanded into a proper article instead of a list, but I can't say I really want to do it myself. There is so much more than I thought!! I wanted to stick more of this in somewhere, but all the others are so short:
- (TrekMovie.com: When your character was written off of Stargate Atantis during the 3rd season, it sparked a fan campaign, something well-known to Trekkies. What was that like for you?
- Paul McGillion: Overwhelming! It was crazy. When I initially started doing Stargate I was cast as a recurring character and I think the fan base were so behind Carson that the producers saw that in the first season so they made him a regular part of the show in the second season. I think a lot of that had to do with the fan response and so I am very grateful for that. I never fully grasped the magnitude of sci-fi fans until Stargate Atlantis. There was a rally for me at the studio in Los Angeles with hundreds of people in the pouring rain with a pipe band playing and a bunch of girls flashing Carson Beckett on their butts. It was flattering and overwhelming.)
Also, according to this: http://www.watchfarscape.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-16308.html, which I guess needs more backup: "Cagney and Lacey" came back 9 months after being canceled, and it ran for about another 4 years. AND it came back on its original network: CBS. It was saved by a group of vocal fans who then went on to form Viewers For Quality Television (VQT). VQT lasted from 1987 to about 2001, and at its height claimed 5000 members." & "Cagney and Lacey" is the ONLY show to have been canceled and then renewed on the SAME network, AND to then have a successful run for many years."
(also just making note for later: Forever Knight, Nikita, Earth 2 - it's starting to look like *every show that ever got cancelled*, god.)
--MegR 20:09, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
- Yeah pretty much. I remeber campaigns for Firefly and Everwood. Actually I can't think of any show I liked that also had a fandom and then was cancelled that didn't have at least a letter writing campaign in response. And in plenty of fandoms letter writing already starts before any cancellation decision comes, if it only looks maybe uncertain or there are rumors. Like with Supernatural there wasn't there one before season 3?--Ratcreature 20:30, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
- In which case, maybe the list of examples needs to be a subpage (eventually), and this page a definition and overview of the more exciting/influential ones? --MegR 20:37, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Star Trek on its own page?
Star Trek is overwhelming this page. I'm thinking it should be its own page. --Mrs. Potato Head 18:47, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
- I agree, and don't mind writing an introduction to such a page :). I'll do it ASAP. --Awils1 09:40, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
- It looks super. Thanks for doing that. --Mrs. Potato Head 12:32, 7 September 2011 (UTC)