Holy doodle! Fans certainly did their part on International Women’s Day!
An incredible 1,200 #SaveBombGirls tweets and retweets were posted, including over 1,000 that were directed at @netflix according to all the analytics we ran. What an amazing response! Hopefully Netflix got the message! So what’s next? Read the full post!
Save Bomb Girls makes the Canadian news!
The Save Bomb Girls website was featured last night in a segment of CBC’s news program “The National.”
It’s finally been officially confirmed: The Bomb Girls movie, called Bomb Girls – Facing The Enemy, will be coming to Global TV in Canada on March 27, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT. Peter Outerbridge will be reprising the role of Bob Corbett. Air dates for countries other than Canada have not been announced yet, but Reelz channel in the US is said to air it in late spring.
Moreover, if you’re interested in helping to save the show, check out the latest Twitter campaign on the Save Bomb Girls website where fans are encouraged to tweet #SaveBombGirls to @netflix on International Women’s Day, March 8th.
A new credit for Peter Outerbridge just appeared on IMDb. It appears to be a guest role in episode 6 of a new show called Darknet. It’s a horror anthology series, and the pilot was directed by Vincenzo Natali (director of Haunter).
The series will air on Canada’s Super Channel and on the website darknetfiles.com. Described as being made up of “snippets of people’s lives being interrupted by vivid instances of unexpected violence or shocking strangeness”, Darknet recalls browsing on a web site full of strange, sinister material, the pilot episode consisting of interwoven short horror stories. (source: indiewire.com)
The interview snippet with Peter Outerbridge from the Behind The Scenes featurette of the Haunter Blu-ray.
Apologies Bombshells! The information listed on the Shaw Media press release was incorrect, the movie will NOT be airing on Feb 19th. Stay tuned. We’ll let you know when we have the correct info!
In the meantime, I’m going to have a little cry.
Why can i not find a tumblr for the Canadian TV show ReGenesis! I do not understand it is amazing. It ran for 4 seasons and and the character of Bob Melnikov is truly inspirational. People need to watch this show, it is so unique and well written i will be re-watching episodes for year to come. Here’s for Bob Melnikov and David Sanstrom!!!! I love you guys. Reblog if you have watched the show!!! Spread the word!!!!!!
Well, the show’s been off the air for about five years now. I don’t think Tumblr even existed when it was airing. I lament the fact as much as you that there’s basically no fandom left, because the show was fantastic, and very underrated too. And I don’t have anyone to talk to about it…
I always thought I must be the biggest ReGenesis fan on the planet, and I keep hoping there are more out there, hiding in the corners of the internet. I went to Toronto on vacation this year, and I staked out a few locations. Then I met Peter Outerbridge, and, rather unexpectedly, the show’s creator Christina Jennings. It was a TV geek’s dream come true. And I can proudly say, I’ve seen NorBAC (or as close as you can get). :-)
faves of 2013 - bob/lorna (bomb girls)
Congratulations to Michaela, who has won the Christmas V-Mail Competition! A Season One DVD set (region free) will be on its way shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered! The winning V-Mail was picked at random from 31 entries and here it is below:
Hi fellow fans,
I stumbled across Bomb Girls by accident. I have been sent by my employee to work in the UK temporarily and of course, I had to discover wonders of mythic Neflix - fruits forbidden to me in my homeland. And after relatively short period of time the service recommended me this unknown show. Oh goodness, I knew this will be right my alley the moment I read the description.
And it was. I have been longing for well-written female characters and while last years were very fertile, there is never enough of these. Bomb Girls are full of them. At first I took a liking to tomboyish Betty and eventually fell for all girls. They all behave like adults, act different and all of them try their best to be good at their jobs. They are not perfect but they are able to elbow their way through life and bond with their female co-workers instead of be all catfighty. Many of them are actually like my friends or colleagues. You could almost hear me purring.
My favorite still remains Betty. I am a gay woman in my late twenties and the pre-modern era always scared me for its strong restrictions towards women and especially queer people. I always viewed a war as a mixed blessing due to social and technological advances it made possible yet it was still hard to live as a person surpassing social expectations. A lot of works, be it literature or cinematography, telling stories from that era about such persons focus on tragic nature. That’s the reason I try to stay away from them. I had my fair share of them in my adolescence and after certain amount, they began to be just downers. I don’t seek WW2 shows or movies because they are almost always about front lines or Hitler’s suite and never about other aspects of that period of our history. Bomb Girls reminded me of books written by Austrian writer Johannes Mario Simmel. He wrote about human fates during WW2 that were played out in cities or small villages and were all about non-soldiers. They were dramas and you could always expect something bad to happen (not necessary related to war-ignited incidents), though.
I like that Adrienne Mitchell and Michael MacLennan created the show that tried to be unique. It’s about WW2, about civilians, about women and it can be lighthearted and funny. And one of main characters is lesbian that is brave, tender-hearted and doesn’t want to end her life with a man or kill herself. Just wow.
I find even more fascinating that other characters are forward-thinking and when a word gets out, they are supportive. In my life, I had met or been a part of groups of women that showed that cohesion and I missed it so much in TV. For example, Lorna acts in kind of old-fashion way yet as episodes go, she displays very clearly where she stands and I as a viewer couldn’t keep my admiration for her away.
Gladys is another fascinating character. I like how she cut into the middle-class sphere and while she offers audience a peek, she manages to balance between being refined and raw need to work manually to change the situation. When I was watching these carefree parties, I couldn’t help thinking how bizzare it is. Cities were burning in Europe and on American continent the biggest wound was one attack at Pearl Harbor.
Vera was seriously surprising. I expected her to be a sad reminder of how hard a life of mutilated woman can be. Her arc is almost a love letter to someone who is able to pull together and value what they have.
And Kate. My another mistake in judgement. I thought she will cause these tense situations and make Betty suffer either by condemning her or playing a naive object of live forever. Her transition from a pack of full of shame and uncertainty into an individial who can stand on her own and keep questioning a realities of life for right reasons was beautiful.
The settings, storylines and most importantly characters are fabulous and I would love to see more of these. When I discovered that the show was cancelled because I even started watching it, it broke my heart. Luckily, creators are working on movie and I can’t wait to see it. At the time of its release date, I will be back in my country and my access will be limited again. Never mind, clicking on movie pre-order button on Amazon or wheresoever is sure thing. If this is going to be read by anyone having any decision powers, please consider adding subtitles. I would say my English is solid. I listen to podcast and watch some shows without subtitles however sometimes it can be a challenge to understand and it’s frustrating to miss something, especially if it’s a line in the show that matters.
I am really grateful this series exist and I would like to thank everyone who made it happen. It is one of my favorites now and I look forward to discover how Betty, Lorna, Gladys, Kate, Vera and others are doing.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year… or whatever feast days you are about to experience .
A fan from Czech Republic
Send us your V-Mail between Monday and Saturday for a chance to win a Bomb Girls season 1 DVD set!
All you have to do is leave your V-MAIL comment (i.e. why you like the show and why you think it should be saved) between this Monday (Dec 16) and Saturday (Dec 21). Only entries that are sent to us in one of the following ways will enter the prize draw:
- Send your V-MAIL in a Tumblr message to us
- Tweet your V-MAIL directly to @SaveBombGirls
- Leave your V-MAIL as a comment to our Christmas Contest Facebook entry
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post on our message board
Multiple V-Mails are encouraged as they get added to our huge repository but your name will only be entered once into the prize draw. We will randomly pick a winner on Sunday who will be informed by us and also announced on the savebombgirls.com website and social media. The winner will receive a copy of the Canadian Bomb Girls Season 1 DVD set (which is region-free and has a few nice extras).
Please note that you must be 18 or older in order to be eligible for winning the DVD set.