JasonOMara.net was totally worth it!

July 19th, 2011 | Jason Nation

First, let me say how cool, wonderful, and classy your new site is, Jason. Well done!

Second, doing my site allowed me to know – just a little – who this fantastic gentleman/actor Jason O’Mara is.

JasonOMara.net began some nine years ago, way back late in November, 2002. I was in my office, working (lol), trying to decide whether to watch Robbery Homicide Division or The Agency. I believe it was the episode “Heartless” running that night. The Agency won due to my affinity for spy stuff. Then there was Jason O’Mara bringing A. B. Stiles to life. Certainly not hard to look at! And I’ve been a Jason O’Mara fan ever since.

Fast forward a few months and I found myself with time to play. Somewhere along the line I connected with Janet. She started the JasonOMara.com site and I started JOMonline.com, much to my husband’s puzzlement. I later added the redirect JasonOMara.net – soon to become the primary domain. A website teacher/friend helped me set things up; my daughter and I took website design classes. Later on, there was the conversion to stylesheets. Ack! What a process. If not for my daughter, I’d have probably given up! Seriously.

From the beginning, never to do things halfway, I searched the internet regularly for Jason’s projects. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre gave permission to use their online photos. I rummaged around online and found copies of most of the plays. I ordered several Region 1 shows on DVD and VHS tape and had them converted to Region 2. I watched hours of footage looking for Jason’s appearances. And getting hooked on the shows in the process!

I screen-capped everything I could, transcribed many. My goal always was to promote Jason’s career, get him out there, add to the whole picture of Jason – this fantastic actor. It was easy to work on filling in the past projects until In Justice and lastly, Life On Mars aired. I was never able to complete them, or the site in general, to my satisfaction. Sigh.

About five years into the site, Jason contacted me. In one of his rare email exchanges, one thing mentioned was that eventually he would be wanting the website domains. Much later in another email exchange he offered to do a short Q&A. Yays to that!

Janet (of JasonOMara.com) and I conversed by email regularly. (And still do!) Janet came to a place where she turned her .com over to me and I incorporated it into my site. I then came to that same place. I could no longer devote resources to the site. I took a shot at contacting Jason and we arranged the transfer.

Jason, it’s been a pleasure to do what I could to let the folks know about the best kept secret in the business. You are a great guy and a fantastic, multi-faceted actor. This, all this, is long overdue. Can you say Steven Spielberg! Here’s to your future, in family and career!

Post by Shellen
[I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tara for creating my first ever fansite. I am also particularly grateful to Shellen for the amount of work that she put into the encyclopedic .net site and for facilitating the domain transfer. Thank you both - Jason]

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  • Anonymous

    Nice post Shellen!! I remember visiting the site when Sue told me about it–and suddenly it was gone. I am glad everybody resurfaced and we are all together having fun with all of this. I always felt this must be a cool guy to be able to attract so many nice people!!

  • Anonymous

    Shellen I really enjoyed your site for quite some time you did such a wonderful job with it.After seeing Jason on the agency I started searching the web for him and his projects you had all the info on him,thats when he became one of my favorite actors.So thank-you,you were also very kind to answer my questions.

  • Susan

    Shellen–Your site was my home away from home. I only discovered it about 21/2 years ago when I finally got my own computer and had the time to look around.
    I absolutely loved all the information you had on all the episodes and I loved the talk show appearances!
    Thank you for all your hard work and Jason is lucky to have such a wonderful fan in you!!

  • Susan

    Shellen–Your site was my home away from home. I only discovered it about 21/2 years ago when I finally got my own computer and had the time to look around.
    I absolutely loved all the information you had on all the episodes and I loved the talk show appearances!
    Thank you for all your hard work and Jason is lucky to have such a wonderful fan in you!!

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed your site, Shellen. Thanks for all of the hard work you put into it.

  • Aspiringwriter77

    I loved your site, Shellen. You had so many wonderful images and a ton of information. I was lost when it was gone. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mary51122 Mary Friend

    I enjoyed your site as well, Shellen. It was clearly a labor of love!

  • Darell

    Thanks for posting this Shellen. It’s great to know the legacy and dedication put forth to support Jason and his ever-growing list of television and film achievements.

  • Lisa

    Thank you for this fantastic website for the brilliant Jason O’Mara.He is such an extremely talented & likeable actor.He has been truly wonderful in everything I’ve seen him in so far & I look forward to seeing him in lots more.Talented,likeable,sweet,funny & handsome definitely = Jason O’Mara!  :)

  • Agonzalez2851

    Life on Mars was a great great series. I just finished watching the entire series on dvd and was blown away. You and the entire ensemble were incredible. My life is better for having watched thisshowMuch was said about the nature of our existence and the fragility of life as we know it. Few shows ever really touch upon the themes of time love and friendship the way l o m did. Thank you for your grace and good humor. And talent