I’m a fan of the SPACE Channel.
I enjoy watching many of the entertaining sci-fi and genre programs SPACE Channel has to offer, including Supernatural, Merlin, and Doctor Who, to name a few. I also enjoy watching INNERSpace, hosted by Teddy Wilson, Cynthia Loyst and Ajay Fry to catch up on the latest news about ‘film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre.’
I even don’t mind that @SPACEChannel blocked me on Twitter for my
spamtastic vigorous support of the #Borealis Twitter campaign led by @TyOlsson, the star of Borealis (link to the spacecast.com webcast) and his co-star, Patrick Gallagher (@PatrickGman) among others of the talented Borealis cast and crew, and the legion of their online fans. I remain undaunted by the lack of response from Bell Media, the parent company of SPACE Channel, or its President, Mr. Kevin Crull to whom I wrote an open letter: UPDATED: Open Letter to Bell Media’s President, Kevin Crull: #Borealis: A Missed Opportunity to Promote Great Canadian Content.
However, many of us are confused and upset by a tragicomedy of errors —including website and webcast technical glitches, lack of availability to non-Canadian viewers and programming delays -all of which have the telltale marks of a haunting or demonic possession that has plagued an otherwise successful launch of the Borealis 2-hour pilot two weeks ago.
Aside from the Twitter campaign, many of Ty Olsson’s fans have posted comments on Facebook and the SPACE Channel blog (in fact there were about 267 comments the last time I checked). Dave Maltman (Twitter: @dmalted), whom I describe as a fellow #Borealis mercenary (or. Taqtician), first noticed that the Borealis blog post containing hundreds of favourable comments recently disappeared; well, deleted is probably more accurate.
There is a possibility that the removal of the Borealis blog comments is a technical problem; however, it is curious that among all of the hundreds of INNERSpace blog posts, only the Borealis post returns the following error message:
I remain confident that there is a simple explanation as to why the Borealis blog post link with comments is borked and no longer available on the SPACE Channel website. Of course, if SPACE Channel wishes to offer up the explanation, we’re all ears.
I’m sure SPACE Channel and Bell Media don’t want to get on this guy’s bad side:
Well, folks, here’s SPACE Channel’s response to @leessaa1 on Twitter this morning on why they took down the blog post (and, effective today, also the video link):
- One Of The Best Sci-Fi Television Shows We Won’t Be Seeing – Thanks Bell (winextra.com)
- “Borealis” // A Canadian Show that Must Be Seen (impmag.org)
- The Future; Borealis 2045 (immrfabulous.com)
- Borealis – All New Must-see TV! (dnmmagazine.com)
- Borealis – A Chat with TY Olsson (dnmmagazine.com)
- Borealis: The Best Political Science Fiction Movie You’ve Never Heard Of (io9.com)
- #Borealis: Science Fiction Show Puts Arctic Sovereignty In A Submission Hold (thetrialwarrior.com)
- Borealis – Season 1, Pilot Episode (dnmmagazine.com)
- Spoiler TV Interview with Supernatural actor Ty Olsson (houseofvampires.wordpress.com)