Archive for April, 2005

Fifth series update

April 30th, 2005

Further to other recent reports and news stories I’ve posted here, It appears that a cast member has now signed on for a fifth series, in the name of spoilers I will not name that actor here, if you want to know follow the link below to the original article. Please note that the article also contains some other series four spoilers for episodes not yet shown on U.S. TV. source : www.digitalspy.co.uk

Fifth series all but confirmed

April 17th, 2005

A little while ago a article at Aint It Cool News suggested that ‘Lost‘ writer David Fury had been hired as a Co-Executive Producer, now it seems another writer, Manny Coto from now cancelled ‘Star Trek: Enterprise‘ has been hired in a similar role. As far as I’m aware their hasn’t been official confirmation of a fifth series, but it’s looking good, an article at the BBC Cult Website that lists ’24’ as renewed also gives us hope.

source : www.thenewstribune.com
more : www.aintitcoolnews.com
more :
www.bbc.co.uk

’24’ to get fifth series?

April 6th, 2005

The 24 Fanatic is currently linking to an article on Aint It Cool News which says that David Fury a writer on TV show ‘Lost‘ has “signed on as the new co-executive producer on ‘24,’ helping to ruin Jack Bauer’s fifth day.” This is a long way off being official confirmation of a fifth series, but fourth series ratings in the states are looking very good and with a ps2 game out later this year, ’24’ looks like slowly becoming the sort of cash cow FOX have a hard time resisting.

source : www.aintitcoolnews.com

24: The Music Video

April 5th, 2005

For thoose of you who don’t know, a dj by the name of armen van burren recently released a remixed version of the ’24’ soundtrack. FOX currently has up a music video for this remixed version of the theme. Don’t how long it will stay up, so catch it while you can. Real Media : High \ Low
Windows Media : High \ Low

24: thinly disguised propaganda?

April 5th, 2005

“… Its propaganda value is revealed in story lines that promote racist stereotypes of Arab Americans and other ethnic groups. Even more politically insidious, this year’s season is replete with scenes of torture administered to various suspected terrorists or their associates by US government operatives. 24 offers such stomach-turning scenes every week … Moreover, this systematic presentation of torture is intended to inure the population and convey the message that this barbaric treatment is somehow acceptable in the ‘global war on terror.’ The torture scenes in 24 are obviously based on real incidents such as those inflicted by prison guards and interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, or carried out by foreign government operatives against prisoners “rendered” by the US to other countries. Incidents and allegations of such torture are now found regularly in the pages of US newspapers.

This season, two major themes have emerged in the story lines that serve a definite right-wing agenda. Blatant anti-Arab sentiments that parallel the calls for racial profiling of people of Arab descent or Islamic religious convictions flow from the way the principal characters are presented in this year’s season.”

That is just a short clipit from an article discussing the view that the current series of 24 is being used as Neo Conversative propaganda. It makes some valid points even if it’s blighted by some hatred of those it is discussing.

source : www.wsws.org