Should we be reading into Nicks' response about "Timeslip" in the letters section of the latest Vortex? I know it's 100% on my massive backlog list of purchases to get. Every purchase helps.
Well, it's a shame it's reaching less people than Nick wants but people can't just be expected to buy things to satisfy his nostalgia. The market ultimately dictates these things. People should buy if they fancy it, or liked the show and want more. Other ranges with much bigger name value have sold less than expected too. Take another Nick passion project in The Prisoner - sales weren't great on Vol 1 (for various reasons including pricing) and that's considered one of the greatest shows of all time, so it's not a major surprise that Timeslip isn't selling well when that's nowhere near as well remembered. Timeslip seemed a bit of an odd duck from the day it was announced. It's certainly got fans but enough to sustain a range? I doubted that from the outset. There are many 60s-70s properties with more cult appeal, quite a few of which BF have already tried.
This just seems a niche leap too far to be ongoing unless, like the Gerry Anderson audios, it's embraced by a fandom outside of regular BF listeners. The Terrahawks audios, for example, got a LOT of sales at Fanderson conventions and quite a lot of chat in GA forums and pages wheras on here there were only a couple of us posting about it.
It probably deserves discussion elsewhere but with the economy around the world the way it is, and the way it will be, people just don't have the cash to take chances when just keeping up with BF's Doctor Who and spinoff ranges is so expensive already. There comes a point you can't shake people down for any more and the first things they're gonna say "no thanks" to are things they've never heard of, and I daresay that's a lot of non UK posters here, especially if they feel as it's a continuation they'd need to see the TV show too.
Bit of a ramble, sorry, but yeah - niche property, over-saturation of BF releases and a bad time to ask anyone for more cash on what would be a blind buy for most people not up on their British cult TV.
That's too bad that it didn't reach the audience they were hoping for, but as I'd mentioned at the beginning of this thread, I'd never even heard of it. It was fun to read about their enthusiasm for the project, but the premise didn't really catch my personal interest and then this cover:
Two random older people looking concerned and then some younger people and Sarah Sutton doing a zombie dance...perhaps it's in the spirit of the original series but again, didn't really engage me. I appreciated the free sample episode and listened for a little bit but unfortunately it just didn't hold my attention and didn't convince me to spend money on it. I appreciate their wanting to branch out and try to make other licenses work. I know these things are business ventures but also genuine labors of love by all involved. Sadly this one didn't work for me as a potential customer but hopefully it clicks better for other listeners.
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