not a rumor any more - a look at IPTV's
official program schedule shows that our lives will change beginning
November 9th (the night SFFN WON'T be on) followed by the First airing
of SFSN on November 10th @ 11PM \
Better He're a letter received by Leela with words from the Director
>From Daniel Miller, programming director, Iowa Public
> We're making a number of program changes in November. Among the most
> significant: the BBC World News nightly at 10:30, the Nightly Business
> Report at 11 and a new program we're calling Insight Iowa Thursdays
> We're making these changes because many viewers told us how much they
> IPTV as a source for information and perspective about the world's
> times, and we think the BBC News and Insight Iowa can help provide
> also know that many wanted a consistent reliable broadcast time for
> Nightly Business Report. We've provided that too at 11:00 p.m.
> That said, we also wanted to maintain our commitment to a complete
> Sci Fi programs, and Saturday night was the only place we could do
> we would have kept them on Friday night, they would have aired an
> than usual and would have been fewer in depth.
> Please share these thoughts as you wish - and thank you for asking.
> Best regards,
> > dkm
a new era folks, lets try to make it a good one by continuing to support
our shows and by making any newcomers welcome!
else find it ironic that the last show on Sci-Fi FRIDAY Night is a Space
Island One episode titled "Money Makes the World Go Around "???
weHeard in the beginning:
Dan Miller has said that Sci-Fi Friday Night programming may be moved
to saturday nights.
Email from al achtner to UNIT mailing list: "had
a communication with Dan Miller from IPTV this week, in which he told
me they may be moving "Sci-Fi Friday" to Saturday nights. I replied
in the negative. al achtner"
(SFFN Director) has confirmed this and placed it firmly in the fact
category! Email from Leela concerning Anne's response:
"Yeah, it's gonna happen .... He [Dan Miller, programming director
- Helpful Leela] feels this is the only/best way to keep the "block"
(i.e. SCI-FI _____ NIGHT) together. This will allow us to have the BBC
NEWS on every weekend (10/10:30 I guess), which would set back SFFN
a half hour, which we'd then have to loose the 3rd show since we're
off the air .... 12:30/1:00. "
Anne means that BBC news will be on WEEKnights which would cut half
an hour out of the SFFN timeslot on Firday nights so that in order to
keep the current 2.5 hours of programming, the whole block would be
moved to Saturday Night.
Is this a
good thing or a bad thing?
Can Sci-fi make it on Saturday night?
Can or should any effort be made to keeping the shows on Friday?
What does this mean to Red Green Fans who'se timeslot would be invaded?
What we need
are solid opinions and suggestions from loyal Sci Fi Friday Night fans
and we need to present them to IPTV as soon as possible.
OCT 19th Chat, some of us discussed how the best way to approach the
situation - and agreed that the one thing that we CAN'T do is be rude
I would love
to have the sffn.com
Forum used to debate this issue, but it would have to be discussed
rationally without the recent spate of "that show sucks/you're
I suggest each of you who are concerned about this matter
contact IPTV directly via phone (515) 242-3100 or e-mail.
Jeremy Bement said it quite eloquently in his recent e-mail to the UNIT
& sffn.com mailing lists:
As fans, we can be
a voice that can be heard. If people would write a kind (not, I repeat
NOT, offensive, derogatory, "How can you be so stupid as to even consider
moving SFFN!?") letter to IPTV studios, we can at least make our opinion
known. Iowa Public Television does its best to make their viewers happy
and show the best programs possible, and listen. If you want to voice
your concern and state your opinion, write a letter. And please be sure
that you send them a real letter, and not just type up a note and email
it to them. Give them something real, something tangible, something
that they can see before their eyes and hold in their hand. Give them
something that shows that you took the time and care enough about what
*you* want to see on IPTV to send them a real letter. Here is their
Iowa Public Television
6450 Corporate Drive
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Attention: Dan Miller
The main point I want to get across though is that no matter what they
decide to do, move Sci-Fi Friday Night or not, to SUPPORT their decision!
They must do what they think best for IPTV, even if it means changing
schedules and air times. What we will need to do is to continue watching
Doctor Who and Red Dwarf, and show them that we're still loyal viewers.
What we DON'T need to do is to spout off on mailing lists (which IPTV
personnel read, trust me), send condemning thoughtless letters, and
turn off our TV sets. If that happens, I can guarantee you that it won't
be long before Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, and Sci-Fi Friday Night are a
thing of the past.