24 Season 7 - Plot Tossed, Production Delayed

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  1. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    No. Each season is a continuous 24-hour period, but anywhere between 6 months to 2 years passes by in between seasons.
     
  2. NinerK

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  3. jlb

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    I think the delay/scraping is good....It gives them time to figure out how to get the Lesbian Assassin back into the mix. :)
     
  4. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    Does she have a pink pistol?

    -smak-
     
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    It's not pink, but it is shaped funny.
     
  6. marksman

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    Kim Kim Kim
     
  7. Paperboy2003

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    It probably wasn't implausible enough...
     
  8. Church AV Guy

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    The assassin's name was Mandy. Kim was Jack's daughter, who everyone wanted Mandy, or Nina, or anyone else for that matter, to kill. Hey, they could still bring her back to kill her off, like Logan and Tony.

    If they were thinking of filming some of it in Africa, did they plan on Jack getting from LA to Nigeria and back in an hour? It's not much more far fetched than him getting across LA in a car, at 5:00 PM, in less than a half hour. :D
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    The assassin's name wasn't just Mandy, it was Naked Mandy!!

    ;)
     
  10. steve614

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    A true test to how good the writers are.

    I hope they aren't worried about trying to be PC, that just makes for boring stuff.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    It sounds like the only issue was the cost of filming in Africa.

    Which, again, should have been considered long, long ago...
     
  12. Church AV Guy

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    During the Babylon 5 years, the producer, JMS, was fond of repeating that B5 was only about 2/3 the cost of a DS-9 episode to make, principally because he had everything laid out more than a month in advance. He said that he KNEW the DS-9 production teams sometimes were hit with huge stuff with only a few days notice, like having to construct full sized sets, or to arrange complex photography rigs. DS-9 teams, allegedly, needed to work weekend and third shift regularly to make deadlines because planning was so short.

    Maybe things like planning the cost of shooting in Africa are not regularly considered long, long in advance. I agree, they should, but maybe that just isn't the way things are done. Like accounting, things in the entertainment industry are not always normal or logical.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, but there's a difference between knowing that you're going to need a certain set on a certain day and knowing that you're going to spend a portion of the coming season filming ON ANOTHER CONTINENT. They pulled the plug apparently less than a month before filming was supposed to start. Either the producers dropped the ball by not running it past the suits, or the suits dropped the ball by not making a decision until what is, for all intents and purposes, well after the last minute (since now they have to delay production in order to rewrite the season).

    I should hope this is the kind of ball-dropping that will get people fired, even in Hollywood.
     
  14. FilmCritic3000

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    It's not the only thing. The writers had to scrap the entire Season 7 plotline and now they'll have to come up with a brand new one in two weeks.
     
  15. Tivo_60

    Tivo_60 NY State of Mind

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    And of course : Previously on 24....
     
  16. pkscout

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    If last season is any indication, they failed. And they had a regular writing cycle to fail at season 6. Trying to cram an entire storyline development cycle into about three weeks is not really conducive to having a fragging clue what the story arch will be.

    Unlike other shows where you can afford a bad episode and some weak plot points, a show that happens "real time" like this really can't afford a meandering plot.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yes, but the reason they had to scrap the plotline was because part of it took place in Africa, and Fox decided they didn't want to pay for filming there.
     
  18. steve614

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    I wonder, though, how much stuff they write gets scrapped because the suits are afraid of it not being PC enough.
    They don't want to offend the muslims, so there goes 90% of the plots they could write about... :rolleyes:
     
  19. Kevdog

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    Maybe that explains why so much of last season's plot lines were recycled from previous seasons: they were the only ones the suits would approve...
     
  20. MickeS

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    Yes, when I think "PC", I think "24".
     

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