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Re: Sci-Fi Channel

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 03:30:08 -0500
Archived: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:24:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Sci-Fi Channel


>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 23:13:40 +0000
>Subject: Sci-Fi Channel

Hi Dick, Don Ledger, & All,

Dick wrote:

>Since Errol lives on Galactic Savings Time and I on Maryland
>Local Time, I was not able to hear the Saturday night program
>re: the Sci-Fi Channel initiatives.

You can check it out by going to the Strange Days... Indeed
program webpage and clicking on the tiny banner marked,
'Audio' next to the program description. (It's the first program
on the list.)

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/

>Despite my previous, knee-jerk skepticism (cynicism?) I am
>beginning to think that something at least potentially important
>is going on here (despite having been badly burned a number of
>times in the past for being overly optimistic).

Me too. I expressed my concern (privately) to Ed Rothschild
that I was afraid all the public effort and backing from the
Sci-Fi channel would dry up after the series 'Taken' airs.
That maybe all of this was just so much hype for the upcoming
programs. He assured me that that wasn't the case and that
everyone involved was in it for the long-haul.

We can only hope. The reason why I drove 500 miles round-trip
was because I felt it was important to lend support for this
effort by being there. To stand up to be counted and to show
(by my presence) my support of the courageous scientists and
others who were out there putting it all on the line.

I recorded most of the event. EBK will be playing audio clips
from the Symposium from time to time on SDI. Those who
are interested in hearing more of what was said at the GWU
event should try listen in to SDI as often as you are able to.

>Steve Kaeser pointed out something that had not registered with
>me:

>There was no attempt at the GWU conference to promote the
>"Taken" series, no mention of it at all.

True!

>Furthermore, the FOIA efforts imply an ongoing commitment, and
>we can only wait and see what the Nov. 22 broadcasts produce in
>the way of significant information vs. self-promotion.

I agree.

>On balance, I am inclined to think that the Sci-Fi Channel (or
>someone therein) is seriously interested in supporting some
>thorough and objective investigations. If that incidentally
>boosts their audience and their profits, I have no problem with
>that.

Neither should any one else.

It was a _pleasure_ to spend a few hours with you Mr. Hall. I
hope we get to do it again soon. And yes, the list of 'sames'
between us was as surprising to me as it was to you.

Painting, chess, cats, horses, UFOs, civil war buffs, the list
is long. Hey, what can I tell you, great minds think alike!  :)

*Don... EBK posted the segment online at the SDI archive. Get ye
over there and check it out. Let me know what you think of it
all.

Regards,

John Velez, SDI 'roving reporter'  ;)



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