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1999-02-07 00:00:00 - Another email to SciFi - (Jean-Pierre <NOSPAMjpjelsma@worldonline.nl>)


SciFi Channel Ms Bonnie Hammer Senior Vice President of Programming Sci-Fi Channel 1230 Avenue of the Americas, F115 New York, NY 10020-1513 7th of February 1999. Dear Bonnie, Rumour has it that Warner Bros may soon offer to you the Babylon 5 spin-off series "Crusade". It is good to see that you are building up quite a name for fast becoming 'the' defacto channel for SF fanatics and fans of the genre. While that however is excellent news for both you and your viewers, that isn't the crusade that I would like to discuss here. It is the crusade of a block of dedicated fans of the eerie, suspense-filled masterpiece that is "NOWHERE MAN". Loyal fans scoure around for a place to buy tapes in the absence of Nowhere Man showing on US cable. But even that eludes them, as the hero of the show Thomas Veil succesfully eluded 'Them", the unnamed conspirators that had erased his identity... Inspired by the Hero's relentless efforts to find the truth about what had happened to him, despite the personal cost involved, fans campaign to get their show back! Many feel the show has been given a raw deal, some even claim its all a big conspiracy. While that goes too far - a link can certainly be made to the solution for the fans' problems: another kind of conspiracy - The Sunday Conspiracy. While you currently have a pretty good line-up for your Sunday evening, you can't afford to miss the jewel in the crown that we know as 'The X-Files, but more paranoid': Nowhere Man - The Fugitive on Acid.... Below you'll find a review in .html form that should help you form an opinion of the show. Thanks for your time, and I sincerely hope to be able to see Nowhere Man join your Sunday Conspiracy real soon- your viewing audience can't be denied to see this one! Yours sincerely, JP. <h2><b><a name="storm">LITTLE UPN TO PREMIERE 'NOWHERE MAN,' 2 MORE</a><br> Monday, August 28, 1995 Section: FEATURES ENTERTAINMENT<br> By<i> Jonathan Storm</I>, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC<br> <br><h3><align=right> One of the best new concepts of the TV season will premiere tonight at 9.<br> It's called Nowhere Man. Unfortunately, its television address is also<br> nowhere, man. Nowhere Man, about a guy who goes to the bathroom and comes<br> out to a world in which nobody - not even his dog - knows who he is, <br> deserves a bigger audience than it will find on the United Paramount <br> Network (Channel 57), even if it does come right after little UPN's big hit,<br> Star Trek: Voyager. UPN has done a magnificent job of finding entertaining <br> television for its embryonic, four-hour-a-week schedule. Live Shot, the second<br> of the network's three new dramas, will premiere tomorrow at 8, and it's more fun<br> than ER, if not quite as deep.<br> <br> But it will take more than rave reviews and UPN's tiny promotion budget, for<br> goodness' sakes, to lure great groups of viewers away from the blockbuster <br> competition of Frasier and Home Improvement, when Live Shot moves to its regular<br> 9 p.m. Tuesday time slot next week. Thomas Veil trusts his perceptions. He knows<br> somebody has worked quickly and thoroughly to extinguish all outside traces of his<br> identity. "I'm not deluded. I have no paranoid obsessions," he declares. <br> "I know it sounds completely insane."<br> <br> Well, at least he has that part right, which is why he's sitting in a straightjacket <br> in a dark, little room next to the psycho ward, trying to explain himself to - Stuart<br> Markowitz. OK, it's just Michael Tucker, who played Markowitz on L.A. Law, but who<br> is he playing here? An oily little psychiatrist? A spy? Some post-yuppie headhunter <br> with a fondness for fine cigars and a predilection for poking them at one end with a<br> pencil? Who knows? Not you, blissfully mystified - and more than a little spooked -<br> viewer. Certainly not Veil, the ironically named, take-charge battlefield photographer<br> who is the <i>Nowhere Man</i>.<br> <br> But there's one thing you do know: Even after Michael Tucker is long gone, everyone<br> should be on the lookout for fellows who poke their cigars with pencils. Nowhere Man<br> is an ascent into the surreal, The Fugitive on acid. Everything is so delectably cool,<br> yet so intense. Whoever-it-is wants whatever-it-is the Nowhere Man has. The whatever<br> seems to be the negative of one of his pictures, an impromptu jungle execution. The<br> whoever are the people in charge:FBI, CIA, KGB, IBM, GE - all of the above. If only<br> Veil could locate Fox Mulder, then maybe we'd all find out what's going on.<br> <br> Nowhere Man has no spacemen or vampires, but it shares the contemporary paranoia<br> of Mulder's show, The X-Files, and, in the 90-minute pilot tonight, at least, some of the<br> flashy effects. Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper helmed the pilot. Can the replacement<br> directors manipulate color and shadow to the same uneasy effect? <br> <br> Even if they can't, the show's premise seems exciting and self-sustaining.<br> Bruce Greenwood (St. Elsewhere, last season's Naomi and Wynonna mini- series) <br> effectively nurtures the combination look of shock and anger on his chiseled face.<br> And Veil, though nobody knows him, seems to have sufficient resources for a <br> protracted battle. "They can't take everything!" he cries.<br> "They might get to everyone I ever met, but they won't get to me!" <br> Rave on, Nowhere Man, and pray that the loyalists hooked on<br> Star Trek won't switch to football when you come on. <center> <h2><a href="#top">Top</a>