Archive for June, 2008

Odd News Regarding S7 Prequel – Updated

June 25th, 2008

Just when the excitement should be building for the S7 Prequel TV Movie, some comments from actor Robert Carlyle have cast doubt on just how special an event it will be …

Is the movie sticking to the TV show’s real-time format?
It is. This two hours is two hours in real time and there’ll then be 22 episodes. I don’t know how they connect it to the first of those 22 episodes but it’s literally the third hour…

So it will lead straight into the new series?

Okay, so some odd wording in those quotes, so lets see if I can pick out the key points without assuming too much. Firstly, the prequel isn’t as we once thought two extra episodes of the season, it’s actually two episodes from the series proper. The prequel, will still be in real time, which i’d always assumed but there was some thought they might drop it for the prequel.

Possibly the most confusing and the most unclear part is Carlyle’s answer to the second question, his positive response would seem to indicate that there will be no time jump between the prequel and the series proper, atleast thats what many would assume. However his earlier comment saying “I don’t know how they (will) connect it to the first of those 22” suggests he’s not sure about that last part, and logically a time jump is the only way to get Jack back from Africa to start Day 7 in Washington.

Hope thats clear.

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Update: As ever, it seems the internet news media are rushing to publish ’24’ stories before everything is known about the story. And today after the above story broke, TV Guide where apparently the only ones to do some double checking.

I caught wind of that Q&A via and Carlyle’s take didn’t seem kosher, so I checked with Fox and confirmed that Day 7 indeed will be the usual 24 episodes/hours, wholly supplementary to the TV-movie …

The prequel itself picks up four years after the events of Day 6 — effectively planting Jack Bauer in the year 2017, if you have been keeping tabs — and then another few on-screen months will pass between the movie’s sure-to-be-thrilling climax and Jack’s appearance before Congress.

So ignore everything Carlyle said, except probably that the prequel will be in real time, I don’t think anyone has debunked that yet.

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24 Leaps Ahead – Updated

June 20th, 2008

According to a New York Post online story, the new season of 24 will take place roughly four years after the events of season six. The story notes …

For those keeping score at home, that means that 17 TV years have passed since Season 1, when Bauer first took on the Eastern European bad guys bent on revenge and destruction – and he was said to be 35 years old.

Meaning Jack will be 52! give or take, although he’ll look extremely good for his age, since Kiefer is only 41. Fox it would seem are simply try to laugh it off with quotes like this …

“Luckily, like all great iconic characters, Jack Bauer is ageless.”

Sound off in the comments about what you think.

Update: As a commentor pointed out, the articles maths are out, having double checked the maths, 13 years will have actually passed since the events of Series One, making Jack a more reasonable 48 in Day Seven.

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24’s A-list Casting Continues

June 13th, 2008

Spoilers your unlikely be able to avoid follow… Yes, following the casting of Robert Carlyle the shows producers have now lined up Jon Voight to be this years “uber-nemesis” (whatever that means), Voight will debut in the 2-hour prequel due in November, and then play a major role in the second half of the seventh season proper.

What do people think is this casting good news, or is it a sign that the seventh season will be all flash and no substance?

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What Did You Think Of CTU: Provo?

June 2nd, 2008

Quite mixed results here.

Awesome : 21%
Okay : 13%
Terrible : 8%
I’ve Not Seen It Yet, But I Will : 17%
Not Seen It, Don’t Plan To : 6%
What’s CTU : Provo? : 35%

For the 35% of you who didn’t know what the poll was talking about head over to and find out.

New poll asks you once again to tell me who should be in the next character banner.