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Digest - 2 Jan 1996 - Special issue

Tue, 2 Jan 1996

There are 27 messages totalling 1108 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. Black Buddha
  2. All you AOL'ers out there
  3. Two Lisas
  4. Advert. AOL
  5. Mea culpa and USA ad list
  6. Sherri's letter
  8. Morale-booster (straight from the source!)
  9. Vampire Movie Song
 10. ARISIA Update
 12. Catherine Disher siting (break from SOS)
 13. NonSOS stuff (Nig video alert)
 14. Burn Out
 15. Test/Info Post: DC Area SOS-FK Group (fwd)
 16. Telegrams - Interesting Note
 17. More sponsors-need addresses
 19. Here they come...
 20. Charity Press Release
 21. Someone's posting offer/AOL ?
 22. GWD on Matrix
 23. Internet Press Release
 24. General Press Release
 25. New England FK fans, RI Party, and other news...
 26. LOCATIONS List - Zillah Warns
 27. LOCATION List  (U-Z)
Archiver's note:
All addresses and phone numbers have been removed for reasons of privacy.


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:03:17 -0500
From:    Carmen Perry <ai638@d.......>
Subject: Black Buddha

I'm confused!  While watching last night's episode they did a big promo
for Black Buddha 1 & 2 starting at 9PM tonight (EST).  If they are
really cancelling the show why are they hyping it so much?  Maybe they
are trying new timeslots to see what type of audience they get, of course
they might be waiting for February Sweeps.  I sent my letter to USA anyway.
Maybe the deluge of mail has caused them to wake up.  Here's hoping!

Happy New Year



Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:19:47 -0500
From:    Lynn McAlpine <Chatelyne@a.......>
Subject: All you AOL'ers out there

A tenth folder for Forever Knight has been opened up, all shiny and new, in
the Television section at AOL. We really haven't been supporting this section
well recently (I'm guilty, too) but with talk of getting our own forum here,
it is IMPERATIVE we do so. Please take time to post in this section over the
next few days. There are a lot of people NOT ON FORKNI-L who can be reached
there. We say we need publicity. This is one EASY way to get it.

Lynn McAlpine


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:50:09 EST
From:    Lisa McDavid <D020214@u.......>
Subject: Two Lisas

Ahm, just a request so we can avoid confusion. I keep getting mail from
people who think I'm one of the coordinators in the Save FK movement.

This is flattering, but unfortunately I'm not in on it this time except
as a letter writer. (Sorry, personal reasons don't leave me the time
and energy.)

So, since there are several Lisas active on Forkni-l, please, could
all of you add the *last name* when you mention anyone named Lisa? It
will get your message to the right person sooner than my forwarding
or explaining.

Cousin Lisa -- "That will be trouble."
Lisa McDavid


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:08:20 -0500
From:    "Sharon A. Himmanen" <romana@p.......>
Subject: Re: Advert. AOL

On Jan 02, 1996 07:43:45, 'Donna <hozdmb@r.......>' wrote:

>Just an ideal.  Is it possible for those of you that contacted AOL before to
>get in touch again and thank them for 2 separate ads during Mon. nights USA
>showing of FK?  It would definately show them that we are watching and
>noting these things.  HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I'm going to go one better.  There's a planned boycott of AOL today.  I,
for one, plan on writing them to thank them for the two ads during FK and
to tell them I'm explicitely *not* boycotting them today because of that.


Sharon Himmanen * romana@p........  Forever Knight has been cancelled.
To help save it, check out
http://members.aol.com/CuznJamiMR/SaveForeverKnight.html or send me email


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:38:34 -0500
From:    Rae Montor <rmontor@v.......>
Subject: Re: Mea culpa and USA ad list

At 7:43 AM 1/2/96, Karen Tobin wrote:
>> Get a load of the ads they ran tonight, not exactly geared for that
>> younger demographic are they?
>No! The list of addresses for these compnies will be posted tonight,
>as soon as my Geritol kicks in!

Is *that* what happened to my bottle... (and you thought *Nick* had weird
things to drink... )  :)

     Rae M

     Doddering for the Knight


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:49:01 -0500
From:    Deanna Dudney <Cymraes@a.......>
Subject: Re: Sherri's letter

(Sorry this is posted so late after her letter post, but my CompuServe mail
is weird and I couldn't send it out that way, so I had to cut and paste it
into my AOL account)

Bravo, Sherri!

That was a fantastic letter that brought up many excellent points.  I also
feel the same way about using the Internet as a tool to measure potential
viewership.  I think the programming execs should hire someone to cruise the
net and survey the different tv lists (mailing lists, newsgroups, related
groups, etc.).  I think this would show them a much more accurate portrayal
of popularity than the obsolete Neilsen ratings.  In fact, if our letters
each count as 100 potential viewers, then each person that has subscribed to
a mailing list, newsgroup, etc. should count as 500 potential viewers (imo),
since most people (in the country/world) still don't have Internet access.

I would also like to applaud this list in another way (in addition to
everyone's wonderful dedication and creativity on the SOS efforts).  The
people on this list seem to be about the most intelligent, literate group
I've ever seen.  Everyone always uses excellent grammar and spelling (and
believe me, a lot of people don't!), and the ideas generated here have all
had merit and shown a lot of creativity (even the ones we decided we couldn't
do).  A virtual pat on the back to everyone!



Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:50:59 -0500
From:    "<Felicia Bollin>" <AriCon@a.......>

It has recently come to our attention that people out there may be wondering
whether or not to send their letters, now that the "Magic Day" of January
second has passed . . . the answer, of course, is YES.  The question,
however, is how we get this point across in "public", in case there are any
non-list-connected people who may also be getting that impression from what
I've written in the extended FAQ.

We need **Every Single Letter** and/or telegram a fan can generate. *EVERY
DAY*.  In a war, there are no deadlines <VBG>

Felicia Bollin
Forever Ravenette and Immortal Beloved, FAQ Goddess (new and improved is on
it's way by midnight tonight!)


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:51:06 -0500
From:    "<Felicia Bollin>" <AriCon@a.......>
Subject: Morale-booster (straight from the source!)

My source offers these inspirational words.  Read them, and take them to
heart. :-) (italics theirs)

>GO GET 'EM.....

Now go forth and do thou likewise. ("don't forget the sponsors", is also
tacked there on the end.  Oh, and happy new year to all!)

Felicia Bollin
Forever Ravenette, Immortal Beloved, Slave to the FAQ


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:55:34 -0500
From:    Apache <lf@c.......>
Subject: Vampire Movie Song

On Mon, 1 Jan 1996, (Ruth Dempsey) wrote:

> The highest chart topping record for a song from a vampire
> movie soundtrack was "Without You" by Harry Nilsson in 1974.

        What say we make this the National Anthem of SOS?  <vbg>



Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 12:16:37 -0500
From:    Apache <lf@c.......>
Subject: Re: ARISIA Update

On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Rae Montor wrote:

> Dear Lisa --
> >Just wondering, was anything about the charity drive going to be on
> >a flyer at one of the tables?  Someone suggested that someone might
> >want to take donations there.
> I brought it up, on the List -- with a question as to legal responsibility.
> I'm still concerned about that. Apache, what are the potential problems
> here?

        I don't know the legal picture with respect to collecting for
charities.  The easy thing would be just to get checks made out to PAF
and forward them to Lisa.  Since Lisa is already in touch with PAF, maybe
she could call her contact and ask if they have a readymade policy for
such collections -- it's not that peculiar a scenario; people take up
collections at offices, etc. all the time.  However, I reiterate, on the
legal question:  though my instinct is that it isn't a big deal, *I don't
know.*  Maybe Laurie CF does...?


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:38:26 -0500
From:    Rae Montor <rmontor@v.......>

At 6:50 AM 1/2/96, Bea Quindlen wrote:
>30% response (263 total responses).

Thank you, Bea, for a most amazing survey. (Now we get to talk demographs
 with some real backup! Loved the jump to 82.54% YES for NIQ!)

I do have some questions:

>22.   Who is your favorite character (from all three seasons)? Name one.
>        Nick             44.55%                      Schanke        1.42%
>        LaCroix        24.64%                      Reese           0.95%
>        Janette        13.27%                      Screed         0.95%
>        Natalie         11.37%                      Stonetree     0.95%
>        Vachon           1.90%

Do you know: did most of your respondents come on board for the first time
 during the third season? (This is the only explanation I can figure out for
 the low Schanke rating.) Please lemme know. <part-FoD looking sad>

>35.   Number of years of schooling completed?(give number)
>        12 or less   8.21%               19   4.35%
>        13              6.76%                20   0%
>        14            10.63%                21   1.93%
>        15              8.21%                22   3.38%
>        16            23.19%                23   0.97%
>        17            11.59%                24   0.48%
>        18            19.32%                25   0.97%

Am I right in reading this that a total of 66.19% of your respondents are
 college graduates, with 31.41% of the total having (probably) graduate
 degrees? Now *that's* a useful statistic.

>37.   Locality - give city, state/province, country.
>  0.49% (each)    Singapore, South Africa, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado,
>                 Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada,
>                 New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island,
>                 South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia,
>  0.98% (each)    Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina,
>  1.47% (each)    Aust./NSW, Ohio, Tennessee, Wash. DC
>  1.96% (each)    Arizona, Connecticut, South Carolina
>  2.45% (each)    Indiana, Michigan, Washington  (state),
>  2.94%    Virginia
>  3.43% (each)    Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey
>  4.41%    Illinois
>  4.9% (each)      Pennsylvania, Texas
>  5.39%    Florida
>  6.86%    New York
>  9.8%      Canada
>                  0.49%     Alberta, Brandon, Manitoba, Corner Brook New
>                  Kitchener, London, Montreal, New Bruns., Ontario, Richmond
>                  Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, 0.98% Ottawa
>                  1.47%      Fredericton, New Bruns.
>                  1.96%      Toronto
>13.24%    California

So the highest number people who responded were in California, with the
 runners-up (in terms of response) in Canada. Interesting (and a possible
 artifact of, among other factors, different school times in CA and Canada).
 Got a clue as to how come the third-runner-up in terms of response area was

>38.   Age at your last birthday. (178 gave age)
>              15-19       10.11%
>              20-24       26.97%
>              25-29       23.03%
>              30-34       23.03%
>              35-39       10.11%
>              40-44         1.12%
>              45-49         2.81%
>              50-54         1.69%
>              55...            1.12%

This I like: 37.08% in that highly-sought Under 25 demographic, and  97.18%
 in the overall 18-49 demographic! Way to go! (Hey -- I've seen studies with
 much smaller n's being used as gospel. Heck, the original cholesterol-is-bad-
 for-you study had an n of *25*!!!)

>40.    Would you purchase FK tapes/merchandise if it were made available?
> (Yes/No)
>         Yes    92.72%
>         No      7.28%

Should be music to *somebody's* ears.

This should be a seriously valuable survey. I wonder -- should we do an
 on-the-spot one at Arisia? (Fans do like telling people about themselves... )
I'd like input on that idea. (Bea, please send me a copy of the
 questionnaire form. Thanks.)

     Rae M


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:41:20 -0700
From:    Marg Rothschild <marg.r@a.......>
Subject: Catherine Disher siting (break from SOS)

I'm not sure if it'll be repeated but while I was sitting up writing my
letters and cards on Friday, I looked up and saw Catherine Disher in a
movie called  "The Vindicator." It was on at 11:30 pm on USA and is a
Sci-Fi (1986) movie about an experimental humanoid (David Mcllwraith) who
is the target of a deadly hunt. Only lists Teri Austin's name but  not
Catherine's :( - that's why I didn't know  to watch and missed a whole
hour. While I was writing, I looked up and Catherine was sitting in a
room with lots of candles and was meditating (?) and singing (?) I had
quite a laugh and thought maybe she had seen the future of FK and was
praying for a miracle too? What can I say? You get  kind of slap-happy at
12:30 at night while writing letters by candle light so you don't wake up
your parents.

Marg Rothschild
***** Help Save/Revive Forever Knight*****
more info: http://members.aol.com/CuznJamiMR/SaveForeverKnight.html
Or write to: margr@i.......


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:43:01 -0700
From:    [Name removed by request]
Subject: NonSOS stuff (Nig video alert)

More for our libraries:

Just checked the monthly guide that we pick up at our local store.
"Passion in Paradise" (a 1989 Armand Assante movie - another listmember and
her husband caught it on TV and described a bit of it to us a few months
ago. Cousin Priscilla? i don't remember, sorry!) is coming out on laserdisc.
No street date was printed so i assume that it will be out soon if it isn't

[Name removed by request],
battling with her MSWord software (Ya! Back! Back, i say!), trying to get
those flyers printed.

How can you trust someone who bleeds for seven days and doesn't die? - BGW


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 12:38:56 -0500
From:    "Susan M. Garrett" <susang@v.......>
Subject: Burn Out

It happens every war and this being Real World does not exempt it from the
natural flow of things.

We're burning out, getting cranky and touchy and irritable.

But we've done so much so fast we've got a right to be proud.  With Jamie
have logged 1000 hits on the website, Lisa reporting on us having raised
that much cash in so short a period of time, and nibbles coming in from
various news agencies--not to mention the first syndication replies being
very positive--I think we have a right to pat ourselves on the back and
attend to some real world concerns like sleeping, eating, and washing clothes.

Until USA or somebody announces something or we get some hot new lead, all
we can do is continue the work in progress, follow the leads and
oppotunities we have, and keep those cards and letters coming.  Our main
priority right now is to get the word out so we can increase the number of
letters and support.

I think everyone has done a tremendous job so far.

susang@v....... -- http://www.vitinc.com/~susang
Faithful Ravenette, because somebody STILL has to.
Save Forever Knight!  More info at the web page at


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 12:58:31 -0500
From:    Apache <lf@c.......>
Subject: Test/Info Post: DC Area SOS-FK Group (fwd)

        I am posting this to the lists in the hopes of flushing out any
more DC/Baltimore area fans who are not in touch with us.

        If listmembers know of anyone in this area who is offlist but
would wish to help -- offline included -- please e-me with this info.

        Everyone else, thank you for your indulgence.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 12:47:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Apache <lf@c.......>
To: LAURA B WASKEY <KHHK71A@p.......>
Subject: READ!: Test/Info Post: DC Area SOS-FK Group

*** I would be *very grateful* if everyone would e-me personally and confirm
receipt of this message.***   lf@c.......

Dear Folks,

        Hello to everyone!

        The above is the comprehensive e-mail address list that I have
been able to put together for the Save Our Show effort for Forever Knight
in the DC area.  Either Laura Waskey or I have been in touch with you
before, in most cases.  I have used two account addresses for a couple
people; please tell me if I should delete one.  I am concerned that the
address for Domi (dgrodz@e.......) is an old one; if anyone has a newer
address, please forward it.  I'd also like to compile a surface address
and phone list, if no one minds; so in your confirmation message, would
you please include those things?

        This group needs to get organized more than most, because we have
a Big Opportunity:  again, as some of you know, Cynthia Hoffman has a pal
who is an FK fan at CNN's Headline News.  He might be able to give us
coverage in the "entertainment" part of their coverage; the publicity
value of this is .. well, priceless.  (Whereas the publicity price of an
ad in USA Today is a minimum of $13,000, for example).

        DC is one of the four hub cities for this news service.  A blood
donor drive -- which Marcy (marcy@h.......) suggested and Michelle
Marks (Raindance2@a.......) actually has experience doing -- is a very
visual event.

        In addition, Laura Waskey (khhk71A@p.......) who is in this
area, has agreed to serve as a national spokesperson for the SOS effort;
Leslie Remencus has gen-u-ine oncamera experience with a successful SOS
effort for Due South.

        Michelle has, I believe, already begun tentative contact with the
Red Cross to discuss doing this.. time, place etc.  The New York people
are arranging to do theirs at some kind of vampire/goth bar; is there any
such place in this area? (I know the real vampires already work for the
govt...)  Would we want to try to coordinate with them, even if there is?

        As some of you already know, a January 13 meeting/party has been
set at Laura Waskey's house in Baltimore.  We need to coordinate travel if
necessary.  It's possible that CNN would ask us to act sooner than
that.  I guess that's a problem for another day.

        Anyway, this is just to say, to try to get us in touch as a
group, and to alert you about the possible blood drive.  My instinct
would be that it should *definitely* happen before NATPE, maybe ASAP.

Laura Fargas


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:21:24 EST
From:    Gail Zaccari <zac@h.......>
Subject: Telegrams - Interesting Note

When I called called Western Union to send
my telegram to Ms. Koplovitz, the operator and I
were having a bit of a communications problem due
to my sinus infection.  So I was going slowly
word by word, dictating the address and then the
messsage, sometimes spelling where necessary.

When I got to the word "Forever" she thought I
said river.  After I corrected her, she said
"Okay and then the next word is Knight, K-N-I-G-H-T."
I was so surprised that I didn't ask her how she knew
what the next word was...either she's a fan or she had
already taken the same message a number of times.

Keeping my fingers crossed, Gail


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:39:57 -0700
From:    Marg Rothschild <marg.r@a.......>
Subject: Re: More sponsors-need addresses

Ditto! I watched FK last nite and wrote down all the sponsors.
Specifically, we need to write to Midas because they said the show was
"sponsored by Midas" last nite.

So, here are some more sponsors

** Midas
Kellog's Poptarts

BTW, did you see the ad for Black Buddah? They printed on there
    Bring on the Night (I can't remember if they had  the "K" in front of
Great ad! And they ran it several times, too!

Marg Rothschild
***** Help Save/Revive Forever Knight*****
more info: http://members.aol.com/CuznJamiMR/SaveForeverKnight.html
Or write to: margr@i.......


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:53:48 -0500
From:    Lisa Anne Prince <Moonlight@g.......>
Subject: ACT NOW EVERYONE!!!!!

A reliable source sent me the following note:

>thanks Lisa (Prince).
>The time is now for a miracle...
>If the fans can't convince TriStar, USA and the local stations to
>save the show within the next week, the sets will be taken
>down,the staff and crew will be let go and the studio lease will
>be dropped.  After that happens it would be so costly to re-mount
>that I would hazard a guess that we would be completely sunk..
>It could be the final hour for the show that wouldn't die..

We need to make sure we make a big splash THIS WEEK.  So, if you
haven't sent your letters, send them NOW.  Make your mother write a
letter, your father, your Great-Aunt Judy as Screed would say, your
dog, cat, any breathing being within a 5 mile radius.

If you haven't done so, call or write your local station about
Forever Knight.  Maybe enough interest from them will help us along

Okay, panic button off :)  Now, back to your regularly scheduled
list mail :)

Lisa Prince (Moonlight)  Official Charity Drive Organizer (moonlight@g.......)
Please make checks payable to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Send to:  Lisa Prince, PAF "Forever Knight" Group Charity Organizer,
000 Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx, Xxxxx 000, Xxxxxxx, XX  00000-0000
Rage, my friends, rage against the dying of the Knight


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:59:37 CST
From:    "Cynthia J. Hoffman" <choff@v.......>
Subject: Here they come...

Okay.  After much work, I'm going to start posting the current press
releases.  They will come after this note (assuming my machine

The formatting for a press release is pretty standardized, so bear that in
mind when you're printing these out.  I've done my best to make sure they
look like they're supposed to look, but just in case, here's a skeleton

Address and name of campaign in upper left hand corner;
Under that goes NEW RELEASE in a large font
Under that go the words For Immediate Release

The right side of the page should have contact names and phones
Center title - First line in caps, second line upper and lower
End of release should have three ### centered

Please distribute these freely to anyone and everyone in the press world,

Any questions, email me privately.


Cynthia Hoffman
Forever Knight is in trouble; get more information at


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 10:59:50 CST
From:    "Cynthia J. Hoffman" <choff@v.......>
Subject: Charity Press Release

PAF "Forever Knight" Group Charity
Organizer:  Lisa Anne PRice
000 Xxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxx, Xxxxx 000
Xxxxxxx, XX 00000-0000

For Immediate Release
                                        AnnMarie McKee-Fitzgerald

                     THE PUBLIC HAS SPOKEN:
      Fans Of Embattled Show Launch Group Charity Campaign

(January 2, 1996 - NORWALK, CT) --   In an unprecedented move,
and in an overwhelming show of support for the cast and crew of
the syndicated television series, "Forever Knight," fans of the
show have tied their attempts to save the show from imminent
cancellation to a group charity campaign, with the proceeds going
to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, one of the favored charities of
the show's leading actor, Geraint Wyn Davies.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Group, the corporate giant behind the
series, started the charity ball rolling over the holiday season
when they invited different stars from Sony shows to select a
favorite charity.  They offered fans the opportunity to send
e-mail "postcards" to their on-line friends and earmarked $10,000
to be divided proportionately among the top recipients.

In response to the Sony campaign and the news of the possible
cancellation, fans of "Forever Knight" decided to start their own
group collection and make a donation to the Pediatric AIDS
Foundation in honor of the cast and crew of "Forever Knight."
When asked why they had made this move, Lisa Prince, the charity
organizer for this effort, said, "We have had several years of
wonderful, intelligent, thought-provoking viewing thanks to all
the people involved in the making of 'Forever Knight' -- cast and
crew alike.  This is our way of saying thank you to them for all
of their hard work and dedication to the show that we love.  Once
we saw Mr. Wyn Davies' charity postcard, our course was clear.

"Forever Knight" features Geraint Wyn-Davies as the embattled
800-year old vampire Nick Knight, who in his present existence,
fights crime in Toronto, Canada.  As the show's protagonist, he
seeks to atone for sins committed in his centuries as a vampire.
Along with co-star Catherine Disher, who plays Dr. Natalie
Lambert, he searches for a cure to bring him back from the land
of the undead. Adding to the conflict is Lucien LaCroix, Nick's
vampire master, played by Nigel Bennett, who seeks control over
Nick's eternal soul.


Cynthia Hoffman
Forever Knight is in trouble; get more information at


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:04:09 -0500
From:    Apache <lf@c.......>
Subject: Someone's posting offer/AOL ?

On Mon, 1 Jan 1996, Rae Montor wrote:

> Dear Lana --
> >
> >I would be willing to have as part of the activities posting/calendar of
> >events a section where people could post requests for help.  Such as
> >"So-and-so is looking for volunteers to help with a blood drive in DC/VA/MD
> >area.  For information or to volunteer, e-mail XXXX@XXXX.XXX"

        I can't tell in the quotes who offered, but I would be grateful if
*exactly* that message were posted to wherever. help and participate.
Contact me:  Laura Fargas,  lf@c........




Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:19:47 -0500
From:    Bea Quindlen <OCaoin@a.......>
Subject: GWD on Matrix

The Sci-Fi Channel is airing Matrix again this month. According to the
schedule, "Collateral Damage" with GWD will air on January 11th at noon.


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:19:49 CST
From:    "Cynthia J. Hoffman" <choff@v.......>
Subject: Internet Press Release

The Friends of Forever Knight
Cynthia Hoffman
email:  choff@v.......

For Immediate Release                   AnnMarie McKee-Fitzgerald

                          THE INTERNET:
             It's Not Just For Entertainment Anymore

(January 2, 1996 -- Berkeley, CA) -- The Internet, the often
maligned worldwide network of computer users, has now stepped
beyond its usual role as an entertainment provider and is being
used to coordinate a worldwide campaign to save the show "Forever

Within hours of hearing of the possible cancellation of the show,
members of newsgroups, discussion lists and fiction forums, were
mobilizing in an effort to bolster the chances of "Forever
Knight's" renewal.  Using many different access providers, this
diverse group of individuals decided to use their access to the
Internet as a positive way of saving their favorite television

The news of the cancellation of "Forever Knight" began
circulating on Friday, December 22, 1995, and by Friday evening,
ideas about how to save the show, addresses for whom to write,
and various ways to get publicity were being suggested.  By
Saturday morning, battle lines were drawn and the members of the
Internet community were ready for action.  Calls for help were
sent out to web sites and home pages.  People subscribing to
newsgroups and bulletin boards that would be sympathetic to the
save "Forever Knight" cause were enlisted.  By Sunday morning,
organizers of many facets of the campaign were in place, and by
Christmas Day -- barely four days following the first rumblings
of potential trouble -- plans were finalized, courses of action
set, letters written and ready to send and foundations laid for
involving people outside of the computer community.

"In the old days of campaigning of this sort," stated a
campaigner, "this type of mobilization would have been unheard
of.  Now, with instant access through the Internet, large groups
of people with a common goal can effect a change in a fraction of
the time it used to take."

For more information on the grassroots campaign to save Forever
Knight, please see the World Wide Web page located at:


Cynthia Hoffman
Forever Knight is in trouble; get more information at


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:20:02 CST
From:    "Cynthia J. Hoffman" <choff@v.......>
Subject: General Press Release

The Friends of Forever Knight
Post Office Box 00000
Alexandria, VA 00000-0000

For Immediate Release                   AnnMarie McKee Fitzgerald

                                                    June Williams

                         FOREVER KNIGHT
                   The Show That Wouldn't Die

Fans of the television show "Forever Knight," a late night
program with a devoted following, find themselves hard at work
for the third time in five years, trying to keep their favorite
show on the air.  As always, the odds are long, but "Forever
Knight" fans have faced long odds before.  And beaten them.  This
time, they are using the power of the Internet to assist them in
their efforts.

A grassroots group, The Friends of Forever Knight, has rapidly
organized to campaign for the continuation of the program.
Within a week of hearing that the program was in jeopardy, The
Friends of Forever Knight developed a number of campaign
strategies:  letters are being written to the program's
producers, broadcasters, and sponsors to encourage the
continuation of the program; donations are being made in honor of
the cast and crew of the show to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation,
one of the favorite charities of the show's star, Geraint Wyn
Davies; and lottery tickets are being purchased and sent to a
number of executives at USA Network along with the slogan "a one
in a million chance", with the only request being that either the
winning monies be used for continued production of the series, or
that the money be donated to charity.

Several other strategies are also in various stages of planning
and execution, including Blood Drives in both Washington, D.C and
New York City.  There is also a World Wide Web Page located at
http://members.aol.com/CuznJamieMR/SaveForeverKnight.html, which
is regularly updated to reflect new courses of action.

"Forever Knight," features Geraint Wyn-Davies as the embattled
800-year old vampire Nick Knight, who in his present existence,
fights crime in Toronto, Canada.  As the show's protagonist, he
seeks to atone for sins committed in his centuries as a vampire.
Along with co-star Catherine Disher, who plays Dr. Natalie
Lambert, he searches for a cure to bring him back from the land
of the undead. Adding to the conflict is Lucien LaCroix, Nick's
vampire master, played by Nigel Bennett, who seeks control over
Nick's eternal soul.  All members of the talented cast have
extensive theater backgrounds.


Cynthia Hoffman
Forever Knight is in trouble; get more information at


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:36:51 -0500
From:    "Meredith E. Pickering" <Plan2@a.......>
Subject: New England FK fans, RI Party, and other news...

Hello all.  I thought I'd take a break from writing letters to sponsors and
TPTB to ask for some info, volunteer myself, and remind everyone about the
upcoming RI FK party.

1)  Request for New England Forever Knight fans to kindly de-lurk briefly to
let me know who/where you are.  There are some pieces of info and campaigns
particularly relevant to those in our northeast corner, and I'd like to get a
list together: I copied 14 names/addresses from Zillah's Locations List
(Thanks, Cuz.), but I KNOW THERE ARE MORE OF YOU.  Let's get in touch.  Thank

2)  I have volunteered myself to help with *anything* if other FKers are
wearing out/stressing out.  Remember that. (Jamie, this means you, too: I'll
even drive to NYC this coming weekend to help, if need be...)

3) RI Forever Knight Party!  RI Forever Knight Party!  RI Forever Knight
Hear ye, Hear ye: I am re-announcing the RI/MA/CT (and anyone else who feels
like showing up) FK party.  It was scheduled for Jan. 13th, and moved to the
20th because of a supposed scheduling change.  Well, my local affiliate will
be showing a new ep. on the 13th, but in order to keep things *kinda* calm,
THE PARTY WILL BE ON SATURDAY the 20th of JANUARY from mid-afternoon till ???
 I have floor space.  I'm near Providence, RI (central to NY/Boston).  I have
the blloper reel.  I have most 1st & second season tapes.  I need someone to
bring 3rd season tapes if you want to watch 'em, because my VCR is a
&!@#?!*@%? piece of junk...  If you want to show up, or think you do, please
e-mail me (Plan2@a.......).  If you e-mailed me before, I will be getting
directions to you tonight or tomorrow...

Natpacker, Nick&Natpacker
Believer In Miracles: Save The Knight

P.S.  Will someone PLEASE e-mail me the recipes for blood/blood lite?


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:44:09 -0500
From:    zillah <zillah@i.......>
Subject: LOCATIONS List - Zillah Warns

There will be an danger in relying on any of the "specialized" lists. There
is a handful of people who will not appear on the "CANDIAN", "OVER SEAS",
and "U.S.A." lists because they gave me no geographical information... not
even a country or a state. Until I have that information, these individuals
will appear only on the main lists. The specialized lists were inspired by
a request made to me... I hope they satisfy.


All new entrants are welcome. I want this list to be as complete as it can
be, else it fails in function. However, I won't enter anyone who doesn't
ask... even if I know you well... and then I will only post that
information you send to me. I may scan your signature for information, but
if it isn't there somewhere then it isn't going to be on the list. So make
sure to BE COMPLETE. Remember, I want a NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, FACTION, and

NAME = Something you wish to be called regularly. An alias will suffice.
However, if you don't want your legal name on the list then don't send it
to me. If you send me your legal name and an alias then your legal name
will appear. The only time an alias will appear with a legal name is if I
recognize it as well known.

E-MAIL ADDRESS = Where you can be reached electronically. If you don't give
me one, then I'll rip it out of the internet header that comes with your
post. It's a strange but true fact that sometimes the apparant e-mail
address is a routing address assigned by a system's mail gateway. So,
remember to provide your e-mail address inside the body of your post.

FACTION = Your favorite character affiliation.

GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL = Your location. Be as specific or vague as you like, but
include it. A state will be sufficient, or a Canadian province.

WARNING!!! This is a LOCATIONS list. After a unspecified period ALL entries
without GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION included will be DELETED without further
notice. As I said, be as vague as you like but the point behind this list
is LOCATION and no location means no entry. There will be a brief grace


Many thanks to everyone who sent the kind words and virtual goodies. I
enjoyed them. You guys are the greatest.

A great deal of the work done on the list while I watched from my new
collection of Forever Knight tapes from the first and second seasons
provided to me by JANICE COX ! I have run them continuously since I got
them... I'm up to tape five and I can't wait to start over again. Thanks
Janice !

=== Take It Light ===


.Cousin Zillah.
"I was just thinking about the immortal words of Socrates when he said: 'I
just drank what?' "


Date:    Tue, 2 Jan 1996 14:45:19 -0500
From:    zillah <zillah@i.......>
Subject: LOCATION List  (U-Z)

Betsy Vera <betsy.vera@m.......> <bentley@c.......>
Natpack, CohenHead

Vickie <emeraldct@a.......>

Patricia Vinaixa <pvinaixa@o.......>
no faction listed

Terri Volpe <cu024@c.......>

Jackie Wagner <at034@y.......>

Charlyne Walker <Charlyne@s.......>
no faction listed

Sandra Wambold <wambold@a.......>
no faction listed

Kristine Ward <kward@n.......>
Die-Hard with Nick&Natpack tendancies

Karen Weston <westonk@u.......>

Nikki White <nwhite@n.......>
no faction listed

Pat White <pat@m.......>

June K. Williams <cousin@w.......>

Tamatha Williams <ccpl-trw@u.......> <twilliam@c.......>

Becky Wilson <rewil@k.......>
no faction listed

Shane Winfield <thierry@w.......>
no faction listed

Kayleen Woolf <woolf@b.......>
Nick&Natpack with Cousinly tendencies

Maureen Wynn <Maureen.Wynn@m.......>
Cousin, Mercenary

Marg Yamanaka <ZEZQ01A@p.......>
Die-Hard - (Vachon + Tracy)

Polly Zashin <mmz@w.......>

Zillah <zillah@i.......> <Z1LLAH@a.......>

LOCATION List compiler.


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