Archive for January, 2008

Palmer Paved Way For Barack Obama?

January 30th, 2008

A quote from Dennis Haysbert cropped up today in the daily mirror, saying his portrayal of David Palmer on 24 helped to pave the way for Barack Obama.

Dennis Haysbert said millions of fans of the show have got used to the idea of having an African American as president.

And if Obama does win the race for the White House, the actor reckons 24 will deserve some of the credit.

Haysbert, 53, said: “It opened up the public to the notion that if the right man came along – I believe Obama is the right man – that a black man could be president.” …

Haysbert reckons the Illinois senator has similar qualities to his TV president. He added: “A man with control over his emotions and intelligence.”

source : mirror.co.uk

In Which Format Would You Prefer S7 To Be Aired In?

January 30th, 2008

A quick, impromptu poll I put up, responding to the news that series 7 could be split in two parts. Apparently your a bit undecided on the idea, as at first the two halfs idea had a sizeable lead in the poll, before the other possibility of starting in January next year took a very narrow lead.

The final results:-

24 Episodes Non-Stop From January 09 : 39%
In Two Halfs, One Starting Fall 08, The Other Starting January 09 : 36%
Neither, Come Up With Something Else : 25%

We’re now back the character poll I cut short a few weeks ago.

Poll Change

January 17th, 2008

Following news yesterday of the several scheduling options facing Fox when the writers strike ends, I’ve changed the poll to ask which of them you’d prefer. The Character banner poll will return in a weeks time.

S7 To Be Split In Two?!?

January 16th, 2008

TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello has just posted in is usual wednesday online “Ask Ausiello” column of the several possible options facing Fox and the shows producers when the writer’s strike does end. The first big thing is that the apparent consensus is there is no way a full 24 episode run could air this season.

… although Fox hasn’t confirmed it, I’ll go out on a limb and say Jack Bauer isn’t returning this season. Even if the strike ends tomorrow, the earliest the show could get back on the air is this summer — and there’s no way in hell Fox is dumping 24 onto the summer season.

That leaves Fox and everyone else with a bit of thinking to do.

One solution is to just kick off Season 7 next January, but by then Jack will have been in hiding for nearly two years.

I’d say that’s a real stinker of an idea, since while the core audience is waiting around for now to atleast give season 7 a chance, I’m not sure they will wait forever. But Ausiello does offer up an alternative.

Another, and much more controversial, scenario being bandied about involves taking the eight episodes currently in the can and creating a 10- to 14-episode mini-season to air in the fall. That would be followed by another 10- to 14-episode mini-season — featuring a completely different plot — during the second half of the season.

Now, I know that possibility isn’t going to be all that popular with fans although I think that the “season of two half’s” as it where need not necessarily be two separate storylines. Those of us who have been watching 24 for any length of time know many previous seasons can be broken into two quite distinct halfs. They could simply formalise that a bit more and do what many shows now do and have a “mid-season cliffhanger”, which could even fit in with suggestions heard from some of the 24’s writing staff during S7’s preproduction that they may break the real time format for the first time ever and have a time jump mid season to get Jack from one location to another.

It’s a hard choice, but i’d rather split the season, than have to wait another 12 months! for new 24. Let us know what you think in the comments and on the forums. Click the link below to read the entire article.

source : tv-guide.com

Are You More Or Less Likely To Watch S7 Due To The Strike?

January 14th, 2008

61% : No difference
31% : More likely
7% : Less likely
1% : Wasn’t going to watch anyway

New poll is asks you to pick another character to be given a banner.

Day 7 Still Stalled

January 6th, 2008

So the WGA strike continues and with no sign from Fox that there willing to air anything but a non-stop season, Day 7 remains a mirage on the horizon.

It raises the question, what can you do to keep getting your ’24 fix’ until Day 7 does eventually arrive? Well since you asked, there are a couple of things.

The 24fans forum always remains a friendly place to talk about 24 and related subjects, where you can take part in activities such as The Day 7 Fanfic Challenge aimed at exploring the possibilities for the show in it’s seven year.

– If your desperate to know when a resolution to the strike could be nearing, Deadline Hollywood Daily is the place to be. While Youtube delivers less complete coverage but with sound, video and humour. But for those not wanting to chase info about the strike and it’s effect on the show around the internet, rest assure I’ve post anything and everything of note on when the show will be back.