Supernatural’s Wayward Sisters pilot proves that nice fans can make a difference
Jayne Nelson writes: fans can be entitled. I found this out first-hand when Farscape was cancelled in 2002 and i received dozens of emails from viewers begging me to change my mind, mistakenly thinking that I was a bigwig at the (then) Sci-fi channel (SFX = Sci-fi channel? er, okay…).
Unfortunately, for every email that was polite, there was one that threatened me or called me names – some of them very bad.
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