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u have mentioned that Gargoyles Season1 will be out in 2004. Will this be as individual DVD's, or will a box set be released? and will it be all at once, or a series of DVD's brought out over time?
Thanks for your time.
The first season (13 episodes) of Gargoyles was released on December 7th, 2004 and is still available. It's a two disk set.
The first half of the second season (26 episodes) of Gargoyles will be released on December 6th, 2005. It's a three disk set.
Whether the rest of the series will be released, will unsurprisingly be determined by the sales of these first two sets.
And although you didn't ask, I'm going to take this opportunity to clarify what I view as the fandom's role in making these sets a success.
Obviously, I'd like to think everyone'll want a copy.
But I've never wanted or expected individual fans to spend money they don't have or that they need for life's essentials. (Food, shelter, education, etc.)
If you can afford to buy only one copy, then that's all you should buy.
If you can't afford one copy, then don't buy one copy. Maybe over time, you could save up. Maybe not. But I'm not asking you to spend money you don't have.
If you happen to have more disposable income and can afford multiple copies -- well, frankly, I still don't know why you'd buy more than one for yourself.
But perhaps you have friends you could turn on to the series. Instead of buying them that fruitcake for the holidays, you might send them a DVD. Etc.
But spending money isn't really what I'm asking the fans to do here. As I've said before... if ALL the truly hardcore fans went out and bought ten DVDs a piece... and if that's all that we sold... we'd fail. FLAT OUT.
We need sales to pass beyond the hard core fan. And that's what I see the hard core fans doing for the property: SPREADING THE WORD.
TALK IT UP!
WRITE REVIEWS ON AMAZON!
LOG ONTO THE FAN BULLETIN BOARDS OF OTHER FANDOMS AND TELL THEM ABOUT THE SERIES IN GENERAL AND THE DVDS SPECIFICALLY.
GO INTO STORES AND ASK THEM TO STOCK THE DVDS. (You don't have to buy one.)
I don't view the hardcore fans as a wallet to tap. I view them as missionairies. That's what I need you guys for. Not for stuff that costs you money. But for reaching out and preaching the good word. Not to the already converted. Not just to each other. But to people who may not know us.
Remember, not a single penny from the DVDs goes into my pocket. This isn't about money to me. This is about the long term health of the property. Money talks to Disney, and that's about numbers... about increasing the overall size of the fandom. Some of those new fans won't be able to afford DVDs either. But some will. And if we grow enough, we've got nothing to worry about.
Anyway, that's it.