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post #31 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

No there will only be 22 episodes. The "movie" is really hours 1 and 2.

Then, considering those first two hours take place in Africa and the rest in DC, that will be the first break with the "real-time" format they've had during a season.
post #32 of 2020
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

So, does that mean that we should consider hours 23 & 24 a "sequel"? :rolleyes"

This show had me riveted for 5 seasons. Last season, it became a parody of itself and was, IMO, horrendous, with or without Kiefer Sutherland thanking me for tuning in. I don't expect much of an improvement for this upcoming delayed season.

Unless I see a thread here entitled "Guess what? 24 Season 7 is not a total POS after all", I'll be steering clear and hoping for some good counter-programming. If i'm lucky, maybe they will have actually fixed Heroes during the interim.

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post #33 of 2020
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Still, hope springs eternal.

Yeah, well I hope that works out better for Bauer than it did for Bush.

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post #34 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Palladin View Post

This show had me riveted for 5 seasons. Last season, it became a parody of itself and was, IMO, horrendous, with or without Kiefer Sutherland thanking me for tuning in. I don't expect much of an improvement for this upcoming delayed season.

Unless I see a thread here entitled "Guess what? 24 Season 7 is not a total POS after all", I'll be steering clear and hoping for some good counter-programming. If i'm lucky, maybe they will have actually fixed Heroes during the interim.

I agree that '24' is no longer "must-see-TV", at least in this household. The format had grown stale and when they start repeating themselves over and over, which happened long before last season, it's time to champion other, more ambitious fare. Nevertheless, I'll be there watching out of habit if nothing else. I still have friends that love it.

And I wouldn't hold out hope that the writing for 'Heroes' will suddenly take a great leap forward. Tim Kring is no Ron Moore or Damon Lindelof. They have a successful franchise, and plot holes like swiss cheese and characters with ever-changing personalities and motivations are part of the formula. But it's still preferable to 'Deal or No Deal' or yet another crime procedural, I suppose.
post #35 of 2020
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I agree that '24' is no longer "must-see-TV", at least in this household. The format had grown stale and when they start repeating themselves over and over, which happened long before last season, it's time to champion other, more ambitious fare.

You're right. I was being unnecessarily kind by only referring to the last season.

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And I wouldn't hold out hope that the writing for 'Heroes' will suddenly take a great leap forward. Tim Kring is no Ron Moore or Damon Lindelof. They have a successful franchise, and plot holes like swiss cheese and characters with ever-changing personalities and motivations are part of the formula. But it's still preferable to 'Deal or No Deal' or yet another crime procedural, I suppose.

Yes, Kring is no Moore, Lindelof, or even Sidney Sheldon for that matter.
I think one of his biggest problems is his refusal to just embrace the traditional 'super-hero team' genre, instead of farting around with these pretensions of it being an adult drama, but without maintaining the original trappings of a dark side. Powered beings are traditionally one-note characters anyway, so let them have a little fun in the process. Iron Man with Robert Downey was able to step up to that plate. No one is expecting Dostoyevsky here.

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post #36 of 2020
By the time last season rolled around, I laughed out loud every time Jack said, Damn!, We don't have much time!, or when things were really going sour, Son of a bitch! Maybe the writers will realize that they don't have much time this season and reduce the instances of that sort of thing. I'm not holding my breath, though.
post #37 of 2020
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

By the time last season rolled around, I laughed out loud every time Jack said, Damn!, We don't have much time!, or when things were really going sour, Son of a bitch! Maybe the writers will realize that they don't have much time this season and reduce the instances of that sort of thing. I'm not holding my breath, though.

One of the current 24 writers is David Fury (whose work on Buffy I found to be a level above the aforementioned reference points of Ron Moore or Damon Lindelof - not that I dislike their work).

Fury mentioned that the problems with the writing of the previous season of 24 were acknowledged and understood by the writers, and that Season 7 was being crafted to avoid the same sort of problems in the future.

(I'll also point out that Kring has mentioned the same thing regarding the problems with Season 2 of Heroes.)
post #38 of 2020
Of course given the already known plot for at least the early episodes of S7, that's not going to happen unless they throw away the episodes of S7 that were already written and shot prior to last year's strike.
post #39 of 2020
haha, that background in the original post looks so fake...somebody went to work over-time on that in Photoshop...

I do not have a high expectations for Season 7
post #40 of 2020
FOX will air a two-hour "prequel" TV movie on November 23, 2008 that bridges the gap between seasons.

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According to a TV Guide interview with co-executive producer Manny Coto, "In a sense, it's a reboot in location and personnel. We're going to be introducing a new stable of characters, along with a couple of old ones. Jack starts next season in a very different place than any season so far. [He's] not living under an alias. He's found a place he thinks he belongs and a job he enjoys doing that doesn't involve the government... We're hewing much closer to real life: tighter, more personal, more difficult for Jack. There will not be a ticking clock on a nuclear device [and] the villain is not a terrorist [but] someone with a supremely dark past who's done something horrific and whose ambition is to regain his stature in the world. There may even be a plot thread that doesn't take place on U.S. soil."

Writer and Executive Producer Michael Loceff has confirmed, "what we are going for, is really taking this to the personal level," unlike this season six's focus on nuclear threats, the President getting hurt and possible war. Loceff says "you just can't go much bigger than that, unless you put a spacesuit on Jack Bauer and shoot him into orbit. Which you know, we may get there, but we're not going to be there yet." Next season expect smaller story lines for the characters, including Jack. Loceff adds, "and how he tries to resolve a particularly thorny conflict in the final episode." Loceff tells us Season 7 will focus on smaller and more intense story lines. But the specifics are still a mystery even for Loceff and the writers.

Carlos Bernard will return as Tony Almeida in the premiere of season 7 as one of the main antagonists. Show-runner Howard Gordon explained that Tony's "uncertain fate" left the door open for his return and cited the lack of a "silent clock" as a deliberate move to keep his death ambiguous. "We didn't give him the silent clock because we always wanted to keep alive the possibility for some kind of (admittedly) miraculous resurrection... which we will explain," and followed up with "He's definitely NOT the Almeida we once knew."

Prequel

FOX will air a two-hour "prequel" TV movie on November 23, 2008 that bridges the gap between seasons.

The storyline of the prequel takes place during Inauguration Day for the next U.S. President, Allison Taylor, and is shot partially in South Africa. "[Jack] is a soul in turmoil and has been moving from place to place trying to find somewhere he can be at peace," says co-executive producer, Manny Coto. "But he winds up in Africa in the middle of a military coup." Meanwhile, Bauer is subpoenaed to appear before the Senate hearing while in Africa, but doesn't want to go. Howard Gordon revealed the prequel takes place approximately a year after day six.

On April 30, producers began scouting locations in Africa in order to film the prequel in the following weeks. Robert Carlyle was cast as Carl Benton, Jack's mentor in Africa. Gil Bellows plays a State Department officer ordered to serve Bauer with a subpoena. Eric Lively plays Roger, the President's son, and Tony Todd will portray African dictator General Benjamin Juma. On June 13 it was announced that Jon Voight had been cast as a villain, and would be appearing in the prequel and the second half of the regular season.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_(season_7)
post #41 of 2020
As I had already pretty much determined that I would not give Jack and 24 another chance, particularly after last season, I figured I had nothing to lose by reading the spoiler article above. it sounds like it may have some potential, that has been absent in recent years. But, if you plan on watching the series, I would advise against reading it, although the details are somewhat vague and generally sketchy at best. However, there's enough in there that might lead you to guessing a few things if you've been a regular fan. YMMV, but I'm a firm believer in Thomas Wolfe's credo, That 'you can't go home again'.

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post #42 of 2020
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Well if you thought 24 couldn't get any worse, you'd be wrong.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/07/17/...movie-trailer/

I don't think this is even real but....
post #43 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

Well if you thought 24 couldn't get any worse, you'd be wrong.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/07/17/...movie-trailer/

I don't think this is even real but....

I will give it a chance I don't think a 2 minute trailer is a good repersentation of the whole show.
post #44 of 2020
If any of the plotlines from the alleged trailer (obviously leaked from inside Fox given the temp voiceover track) the shark was definitely jumped mid-season last year.

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Jack Bauer saves the children. Groan.


The pictures of Bill as "kicks *ss Bill" were promising (as was the last episode of last season right up until we got to the "Chloe's pregnant" bits), but wow - not since the Speed Racer film trailer has one done such an effective job of convincing me not to watch something…
post #45 of 2020
Thread Starter 
Things are getting worse.

"24 Shuts Down Production"
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/05/...wn-production/
post #46 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

Things are getting worse.

"24 Shuts Down Production"
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/05/...wn-production/

How many here are actually shocked by this announncement?

It was a good show while it blasted. Let it rest in peace and leave us with the fond memories of the first four - five seasons.

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post #47 of 2020
But his daughter is coming back!
post #48 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

Things are getting worse.

"24 Shuts Down Production"
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/05/...wn-production/

Actually, isn't this the second time (at least) they've shut this coming season down and regrouped? Seems I remember "creative issues" leading up to last fall's start of filming and a re-boot when they couldn't get things to mesh. Then came the writer's strike which, considering their difficulties, should have been a welcome chance to re-think things and get the season back on track. Instead, they've run aground again.

I'm sure they'll have a product ready to air in January; but all this turmoil certainly doesn't bode well for this make-or-break season for the show. Jack Bauer fears nothing but cancellation due to another season of stupid scripts.

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But his daughter is coming back!

As long as they dress her in something tight, form-fitting, and bouncy, I'm all for it! In fact, that could single-handedly save the season. They've "udderly" wasted Elisha Cuthbert's most impressive assets as an actress in her last two appearances on the show.
post #49 of 2020
ouch...thats no good...
post #50 of 2020
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post #51 of 2020
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

Two minute preview is up:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/10/29/...-season-of-24/


Holy Crap! That's Red from 'That Seventies Show'. So unless I'm off on the count, all we need is an appearance by Nancy Allen and every cast member from 'Robocop' will have transitioned into '24' during at least one season.

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post #52 of 2020
Great preview! This season should break out of the the rut they fell into recently. Or, it could be hilariously bad...("Tell me, or I'll kill you; and you'll stay dead this time!")

I like the cast additions, esp. Cherry Jones and John Voight. Bringing back the person they show in the preview (spoiler potential...you may want to avoid watching it) is a head-scratcher, though.

If they were going to bring someone back in a seemingly impossible way, my vote would have been for the uber-cutie, Reiko Aylesworth.
post #53 of 2020
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Can someone remind me how Tony died? The last I remember about him is him walking away after helping Jack and his wife was confirmed dead.
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post #55 of 2020
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Originally Posted by CANNON-FODDER View Post

http://24.wikia.com/wiki/Day_5_7:00pm-8:00pm

v/r,
C-F

Thanks
post #56 of 2020
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It was silly to bring Tony back, he left his character in a great way.
post #57 of 2020
The trailers are up on the Fox site for the prequil and season 7.
http://www.fox.com/fod/play.php?sh=r...=1225198601683
post #58 of 2020
Anyone catch 24's "Making of Redemption" after the football game on FOX a few hours ago? It wasn't in HD (here), but it was interesting, nonetheless. Just one thing: they worked the extras (kids) for ten hours? That's illegal in the states! They weren't filming in the states, but I'm just sayin'.....
post #59 of 2020
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Anyone catch 24's "Making of Redemption" after the football game on FOX a few hours ago? It wasn't in HD (here), but it was interesting, nonetheless.

The "Making of" special is something that FOX fed to affiliates at the beginning of the month, for them to air (or not) at their discretion. It was sent in SD only. Most stations will likely run it some time this weekend.
post #60 of 2020
Seems like it's the Hotel Rwanda movie on 24.

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