asjfans: A yahoo groups list for anything and everything pertaining to the discussion of the 1970s Western TV series, Alias Smith & Jones, including updates on production crew and actors from the original series. To join, just visit the group home page and follow the simple instructions
Listserv: There is now (and for the foreseeable future) an electronic mailing list dedicated to all things Alias Smith and Jones. If you are interested, you can send a note to Cinda Gillilan at CindaJody1@aol.com or write to Neon RainBow Press / c/o Cinda Gillilan & Jody Norman / 1705 14th Street, Box #412 / Boulder, CO 80302.
In addition to your local stations, cable stations are prime targets for this sort of write-in campaign. Some of the ones running programs where Alias Smith and Jones might fit in include TNT, TBS, the Nostalgia Channel, TVLand, The Family Channel. Here are some useful web page addresses. Most have email addresses or email links for comments. Send them one. Ask about ASJ. Tell them how well the show would fit in their line up etc...And remember, be nice, be polite and try not to sound too giddy. Giddy isn't the demographic they are looking for. They are looking for adults with disposable incomes. You don't really have to be an adult with a disposable income but you should try and sound like one in your letter.
Letter writing campaigns are most effective when actual snail mail letters are used. Yes, email is faster and it doesn't hurt. It may even make them think but please make sure that you follow up any email with an actual letter. Snail mail addresses can usually be found on the web page (which is really why I am supplying these links).
As for videos, my guess is that we are all watching copies of copies of copies that are good enough for us to make out who is who. Sufficient for now, but why settle? We'd all love to have clear, (dare we hope) professionally released complete episodes. How can we get those? We can beg, plead, blackmail, bribe and write...but who can subject to our desperate pleas. Well, The Columbia Video Tape club offers collections of Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Have Gun Will Travel, Dukes of Hazzard, Battlestar Galactica, Hogan Heroes, The Monkees and all sorts of other stuff. Why not ASJ? Write them. Check out their web page, fill out their survey, send the snail mail, send email. MAKE NOISE! In the meantime, we shall have to count of our fellow fans to help us out and give us copies of copies of copies...In the meantime, we could write to MCA Home Video. They put out Rockford Files which is also a Roy Huggins show so it's worth a shot. You can write them at -- MCA Home Video / 70 Universal City Plaza / Universal City, CA 91608
THOSE WANTED POSTERS
Offered by Midwest Railroad for the capture
DEAD OR ALIVE
Heyes' poster reads identically except for: Age 29, 160 lbs., Dark brown hair, brown eyes. I mean, I don't know about you, but it sounds like just about half the people I see everyday.
Well, let's see. I admit that some of these aren't strictly relevant to the show but I find them interesting and came across them as I pursued ASJ information or I thought it tied in somehow.
First, there is the episode guide written by Alan Morton (1994). It is available in a couple of places: The Episode Guide on the Tardis FTP site. Another place to find The Episode Guide is on the Episode Guide Page.
Another good place to find information of the TV Western is Shadows of the Past. A very comprehensive listing of the 125 TV Westerns that have been produced with links to information for many of them. Let's see...what else.
Moving further away from the strictly or officially related, to the "amazing coincidence" level, we find a couple of books by Carole Howey -- Sweet Chance and Steal Me, Sweet Thief. These can be found in the Romance section of your local bookstore and feature male leads that any ASJ fan will recognize instantly. I mean, come on Carole? Which ASJ picture do you have hanging over your computer? And finally there are tons of books on TV shows generally and some that concentrate on Westerns. Most of these will have some sort of mention of the show. Sometimes there is even a picture or two.
PICTURES, WHERE TO GET THEM
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