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'''''Save Our Sailors''''' (commonly referred to as '''SOS''') was an online campaign centered around the [[Sailor Moon in North America|English dub]] of the [[Sailor Moon (anime)|anime]]. The members of the campaign were devoted to keeping the show on the air, with the ultimate intention of getting the entire series aired on television in North America. Though the organizers obviously intended well and wanted to see their beloved show succeed, the campaign itself was probably more infamous among [[Sailor Moon Fandom|fans]] for its problems and misinformation than for its cause.
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'''''Save Our Sailors''''' (commonly referred to as '''SOS''') was an online campaign centered around the [[Sailor Moon in North America|English dub]] of the [[Sailor Moon (anime)|anime]]. The members of the campaign were devoted to keeping the show on the air, with the ultimate intention of getting the entire series aired on television in North America. Though the organizers intended well and wanted to see the series, the campaign has garnered criticism by [[Sailor Moon Fandom|fans]].
  
 
==Controversies Associated with SOS==
 
==Controversies Associated with SOS==
 
===Pop-Tarts===
 
===Pop-Tarts===
SOS decided that the best way to show [[DiC]] the strength of the ''Sailor Moon'' fans was to stage a "procott," in which all of the fans would go buy a particular sponsor's product on a pre-arranged day. This surge in sales would then supposedly send a message to the sponsor and thus encourage the completion of the [[Sailor Moon R]] season, which had been left unfinished by DiC at the time. The product chosen, through a poll administered by SOS, was Kellogg's unfrosted strawberry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-Tarts Pop-Tarts]. On Saturday, December 14, 1996, fans were supposed to go out and buy as many Pop-Tarts as they could, and according to online accounts, many of them did.
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SOS decided that the best way to show [[DiC]] the strength of the ''Sailor Moon'' fans was to stage a "procott," in which all of the fans would go buy a particular sponsor's product on a pre-arranged day. According to organizers, this surge in sales would send a message to the sponsor and encourage the completion of dubbing the [[Sailor Moon R]] season, which had been left unfinished by DiC at the time. The product chosen, through a poll administered by SOS, was Kellogg's unfrosted strawberry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-Tarts Pop-Tarts]. On Saturday, December 14, 1996, fans were asked to go out and buy as many Pop-Tarts as they could, and according to online accounts, many of them did.
  
Before the procott ever took place, however, [[Irwin]] had already arranged to sponsor the rest of the season. Despite the fact that they could never produce any proof, SOS took the credit for this, claiming that their procott was the deciding factor.
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Before the procott ever took place, however, [[Irwin]] had already arranged to sponsor the rest of the season.
  
 
===Prince Uranus===
 
===Prince Uranus===
SOS posted a claim on their website that [[Sailor Uranus]] was actually "[[Prince Uranus]]" during the time of the [[Silver Millennium]], and was reincarnated as female in the present day, and this was the reason for [[Haruka Tenou|Haruka]] and [[Michiru Kaiou|Michiru]]'s relationship. When pressed for a source for this information, they eventually admitted they did not have one, and had "remembered" an interview that they could no longer locate.
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See the [[Prince Uranus]] article.
 
 
The "Prince Uranus" article was accompanied on their website with a statement that in [[Japan]], girls can be close to each other without necessarily being [[Homosexuality in Sailor Moon|homosexual]], which upset a number of fans.
 
 
 
===Live Action Movie===
 
SOS claimed that a producer in the United States was planning to make a live-action ''Sailor Moon'' movie. Part of the rumor said that [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000133/ Geena Davis] had been cast to play the part of [[Queen Beryl]], and despite the fact that no proof was ever given, the rumor persists on the internet to this day.
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 23:27, 20 April 2007

Save Our Sailors (commonly referred to as SOS) was an online campaign centered around the English dub of the anime. The members of the campaign were devoted to keeping the show on the air, with the ultimate intention of getting the entire series aired on television in North America. Though the organizers intended well and wanted to see the series, the campaign has garnered criticism by fans.

Controversies Associated with SOS

Pop-Tarts

SOS decided that the best way to show DiC the strength of the Sailor Moon fans was to stage a "procott," in which all of the fans would go buy a particular sponsor's product on a pre-arranged day. According to organizers, this surge in sales would send a message to the sponsor and encourage the completion of dubbing the Sailor Moon R season, which had been left unfinished by DiC at the time. The product chosen, through a poll administered by SOS, was Kellogg's unfrosted strawberry Pop-Tarts. On Saturday, December 14, 1996, fans were asked to go out and buy as many Pop-Tarts as they could, and according to online accounts, many of them did.

Before the procott ever took place, however, Irwin had already arranged to sponsor the rest of the season.

Prince Uranus

See the Prince Uranus article.

External Links