Heroes Strike Thread (Post all strike related news in here)

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Gold Samurai, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. neemer5

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    That's too bad, as they may breathe some new life into Hollywood. Writing has really taken a generic nosedive lately.
     
  2. 04nbod

    04nbod I need to debrief you

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    Why is this necessary? Why wasn't this prepared for like the other shows?
     
  3. Dr Lee

    Dr Lee Insert interesting quote here

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    maybe this was part of the plan 'B'

    I mean why have the next 'chapter' of Heroes only lasting 11 episodes where the first lasted a whole season?
     
  4. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    SECOND COMING OFREALITY TV ?
    i should hope not, television needs LESS reality tv NOT MORE
     
  5. GL1

    GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    Well I think a little peek-behind-the-curtain that shows us how horrible some of our favorite yakkers are without a team of writers behind them... I kinda want to see some shows that actually have to follow through with the improv they like to simulate...

    A little dissillusionment would be good...

    and while this strike is "bad news" for the selfish, I can't help but feel good knowing we'll get a complete story, and not be stopped "mid-season" in the traditional sense...

    Oh... and the studio reasosn for not giving in are rubbish.
     
  6. Casius--J

    Casius--J Web Master

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    well this sucks, hopefully the strike will be way over before they run out of scripts(hopefully)
     
  7. squeekness

    squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    I agree. :down
     
  8. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    They have another meeting that is going to happen today...

    We'll see what happens...
     
  9. SouLeSS

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    Theres only literally a handful of shows that have their whole season written already, and it's pretty common in the tv industry to write the show as the show progresses, not all in one huge chunk.

    Now, that doesn't mean they don't have all the key points done, but the stuff like dialogue and 'filler' stuff isn't usually written till 4-5weeks before it's done.
     
  10. Matt

    Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    And yet most shows have enough scripts to last them well into January. It seems as if Heroes is the only one being pulled this early. Plus with the cancelation of the spin-off 6 months before shooting would even begin...it seems to me as if the ratings decline has taken away NBC's faith in this show and they want to try something else in the monday night time slot.
     
  11. Gold Samurai

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    Kring signed a letter along with many show runners stating they would not write if there was a strike


    http://www.wga.org/subpage_member.aspx?id=2529

    most recognizable names include

    Robert Carlock
    Tina Fey
    (30 Rock)

    Tim Kring
    (Heroes)

    James L. Brooks
    Matt Groening
    Al Jean
    (The Simpsons)

    Ronald D. Moore
    (Battlestar Galactica)

    Al Gough
    Miles Millar
    (Smallville)



    We not even feel the strike's effects. If the strike ends in a few weeks episode 11's original ending will go ahead. They would be back in January like planned

    If in 5 weeks the strike is still going on, we get the alternate ending and a really long hiatus.
     
  12. Eddie Brock

    Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    Yes, I'm sure they've lost faith because their most popular show has taken a small hit. :whatever:

    Besides, the way it's worded on the SHH front page makes it sound like this is a precaution and not anything definite.
     
  13. SuperT

    SuperT Boom Shaka Laka

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    You don't seem to understand.

    They don't WANT to just air 3 or 4 episodes in January. They want to air the entire 7 episode pod w/ no breaks, like they originally planned. Like I said, because they don't want to have to stop in the middle of an arc because of the writers strike, so they are just not gonna start Volume Three until the writers strike has been resolved.

    Makes a lot of sense actually. Better to end the eleven episode arc and not air anymore, then to just stop in the middle and leave your viewers hanging.
     
  14. OobeDoobBenubi

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    Why are you watching a show that all you do is whine about it & put it down every chance you get ? You should go back to waiting for the DVD
     
  15. imdaly

    imdaly - Part 12

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    The second season of "Heroes" has always had a logical break at the mid-point of the season, "Chapter 2" and "Chapter 3". It makes more sense to start a potentially long break at the midpoint than it would be to go 3 or 4 episodes into the next half before breaking off. Also, it was originally planned as a way to get around the whole "how do we deal with weeks with no new episodes" by splitting up the season in half and putting the "Heroes: Origins" mini in the middle. So we weren't going to see any new episodes of "Heroes" until after January anyway.

    Come on, Matt. I think you're realllllly reaching here.
     
  16. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    Damn Matt, I think you hit a never.....lol
     
  17. imdaly

    imdaly - Part 12

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    A nerve, too! ;)
     
  18. Superpowers

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    Really? When does the meeting take place?
     
  19. Eddie Brock

    Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    So thaaaaaaaaaaaat's what that meant. :yay:
     
  20. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    I'm not sure of the specific time, I just know that the news is reporting they have a last emergency meeting today.
     
  21. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    Whoa didn't catch that....lmao.:woot:
     
  22. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    Yeah, sometimes my brain works faster than my fingers.....*sighs*....:word:
     
  23. Superpowers

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    What do you think the odds are of anything coming from this? It seems like no one is willing to budge, but I can't see how a strike will benefit either parties. You'd think they'd be willing to at least compromise.
     
  24. Kelly

    Kelly #RESIST

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    I don't see the producers budging on ANY of their profits. It is hard enough for the actors to get portions of the DVD rental and sales....I don't see them allowing another group to come in and take more of their profit.
     
  25. Matt

    Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Heroes fans are a very fickle bunch. Say even the slightest bit of constructive criticism and they take it as a sleight against their mother. Look at the EW thread for an example. They are worse than SMallville fans :wow:
     

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