Archive for November, 2007

How Do You Feel About The WGA Strike?

November 26th, 2007

…which has postponed series 7? Some mixed feelings here, which is probably to be expected for such a complex issue.

45% – Neither, Just Want It Sorted Out Soon
32% – Support The WGA
19% – Angry At Both Sides
5% – Support The Studios & The Networks

The new poll asks, Which Forgotten Favourite Would You Most Like To See Return To The Show? You’ve got 12 options which i’ll run through quickly.

Richard Walsh (Series 1) – Jack’s closest friend at the agency and mentor. Last Seen: Being shot by a unknown sniper.

Mandy – (Series 1, 2 & 4) – Hired gun with a multitude of skills. Last Seen: Being pardoned for her crimes in exchange for giving up Marwan.

Alberta Green – (Series 1) – Career minded CTU employee who was brought in to replace Jack when it was believe he’d “gone rogue”. Last Seen: Being overruled by Ryan Chappelle regarding Jack’s reinstatement.

Robert Ellis – (Series 1) – Behind the scenes go-to guy who helped set up Operation Nightfall. Last Seen: Being strangled in a men’s room of a bar in New Orlean’s whilst on the phone to Jack.

Paula Schaeffer – (Series 2) – CTU Tech Analyst, was being socially ackward before anyone had ever heard of Chloe O’Brian. Last Seen: Going into cardiac arrest on a gurney after the bombing of CTU.

Bob Warner – (Series 2) – Business Man whose family being inexplicably tie up in a terrorist plot on his daughter’s wedding day. Last Seen: Visiting his daughter Marie in prison trying to understand her actions.

Yusuf Auda – (Series 2) – Middle east intelligence agent who helped Jack and Kate secure “the chip”. Last Seen: Huddled in a phonebooth after being shot several times.

Jonathan Wallace – (Series 2) – Soldier turned hired gun, killed his entire military squad before blackmailing Jack when his employers double crossed him. Last Seen: Bleeding out in an urgent care centre.

Walt Cummings – (Series 4 & 5) – Charles Logan’s Chief Of Staff, responsible for ordering a hit on Jack at the end of series 4, and then a key conspirator in series 5. Last Seen: Hanging from his neck-tie in a presumed suicide that was later revealed to have been staged.

Diane Huxley – (Series 5) – Jack’s “land lady” at the start of Series 5, got dragged into things when her son followed Jack and eventually was taken hostage in the airport siege. Last Seen: Leaving CTU with her son.

Theo Stoller – (Series 5) – Deep cover German intelligence agent, who got in the way between Jack and a suspect. Last Seen: Being double crossed by Jack after giving up the suspect.

Shari Rothenberg – (Series 5) – CTU low level analyst given a provisional promotion to help out after the gas attack on CTU left them severally undermanned. Also more than a little odd, so much so she freaked Chloe out at times. Last Seen: Telling her superiors she let a locked up Chloe escape.

Poll will run for two weeks, good luck choosing.

24 Without The Writers

November 23rd, 2007

So the writers strike is still going on, and I know many are frustrated with it, but one of the good things to come out of the strike I think is the amount of funny, insightful and relevant videos that keep springing up on Youtube. Nothing proves the WGA’s central point that everything is moving towards the internet more than how effective a tool youtube and weblogs have been for them.

The latest 24/Strike related video shows what the show might be like if the network tried producing episodes without the writers input.

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more : unitedhollywood.com

more : fans4writers.com

24: The Day Off

November 15th, 2007

Someone just posted this in a comment on another post, and I thought everyone missing 24 would enjoy it. Contains spoilers for S7 – albeit ones revealed in the trailer.

The following takes place the day after twentieth century fox pulled the seventh season of “24” due to the writers strike

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Fans4Writers.com

November 14th, 2007

Melia over at 24addict.com just posted about this and I thought I would flag it up for others. I know this is quite a complex issue and that there is many sides to this, but for those who are behind the WGA and want a way to show your support then fans4writers.com is the place to be.

For me, I’m split between wanting to see the scripted dramas on my TV and wanting the writers (and other members of production crews) to get what they deserve.

What Did You Think Of The S7 Trailer?

November 12th, 2007

Apparently, you quite liked it …

It Rocked : 82%
Good, Doesn’t Mean The Show Will Be : 13%
Slightly Underwhelmed : 4%
Completely Awful, Won’t Bother Watching : 2%

… which is a shame, since we might not see S7 for a fair while yet. New poll asks you what you think about the Writer’s Guild strike which has forced the postponement of S7.

Official! Season 7 Postponed Indefintely

November 8th, 2007

So, yesterday I told you about the possibility, and today, it’s official, Fox have postponed 24’s Seventh Season until it can be aired non-stop. Press release from Fox below.

“24” PREMIERE POSTPONED TO ENSURE “DAY 7” PROVIDES NON-STOP ACTION

In light of the recently announced strike by The Writers Guild of America, FOX has revised its lineup for January and the remainder of the 2007-2008 season. (The new schedule is subject to change, pending resolution of the strike.)

The highly anticipated drama TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES will have a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the show’s regular time period. PRISON BREAK, which has its last November airing on Monday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), returns to Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. 14.

The seventh season premiere of 24 is being postponed to ensure that “Day 7” can air uninterrupted, in its entirety.

It would be really easy to start blaming the writers now, and for us the fans to act as victims of some unspeakable horror, but I for one am with the writers on this one. Just look how crucial there contribution is, they deserve a fair share of the pie.

Writer’s Guild Strike Cancels Season 7?!?

November 7th, 2007

As many of you will know the WGA (writer’s guild of america) is on strike, meaning no new scripts for any shows including 24 are being written, or any current scripts being polished or touched up, and in many cases whole productions have been shut down until further notice, although there has been no specific word on this about 24’s current state of production, but at the very best they’ll simply be in production of already finished scripts, but the best estimates have 9 episodes of Season 7 in the can. Leaving Fox with a number of hard choices if the strike isn’t resolved soon. Option number 1 is to go on in January with what episodes they do have, stopping when they’ve run out, but given the ratings success they’ve had with airing all episodes back to back with no breaks or repeats, I’m guessing they wouldn’t really want to do that. The other option is to postpone the show indefintely until the strike is over and production has gotten back up to speed.

I’ll post more news on this when I have it.