Edit The first group viewing event will be Sunday Jan 8th at 7pm PST, 8pm MST, 9pm CST and 10 pm EST, and 3:00 UTC on Monday. I'll create a new chat room called ViewScreen. I plan to watch the shows on Netflix, but you can use any means you want to watch the shows with us.
Link to the special chatroom: On Viewscreen The event has been scheduled for every two weeks and if you register, you get reminders when the thing will start so you don't forget.
Ok, so sufficient interest in the idea of a group-watching chat event is present, so I'd like to open the floor for schedule ideas. I also think that we've agreed to watch a few episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series to kick this shebang off.
I was thinking to make the event regular, so it would be awesome if it was every week or once a month.
I was thinking of holding the first one this weekend on Friday the 6th, Saturday Jan 7th or Sunday Jan 8th sometime in the evening when everyone is available.
The event doesn't need more than a few participants to be hilarious. But the more the merrier.
Some rules I think we should abide by:
- Keep the chat on topic to the show we are watching. side talk should be done in another chat room or on another IM client if needed
- Try to keep the chat clean of any NSFW topics. Profanity can be allowed as I will be transcribing the event to a blog post afterwards and can bleep out any profane words if necessary
- We need to have some way of syncing the times with everyone, so I say if we're watching an episodic show like ST:TOS we have a sync-break after each episode
- This should be a funny event, so try not to get offended at the jokes people will be saying about your favorite characters
Any other rules and or times are welcome and I will edit the OP with a final time that is agreed upon.