Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Now Is The Time To Panic



Word is spreading like wildfire about the possible WGA (Writer’s Guild of America) strike, and YES it definitely affects LOST because Carlton Cuse is a negotiating member of WGA!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US??? In a nutshell, if they do in fact strike (which could occur as soon as Nov 1st – next week!), LOST production will shutdown immediately.

LOST Script Supervisor Gregg Nations: “"If there is a strike, we will shut down immediately. Carlton is on the negotiating committee for the WGA, and there is no way that any of the writers would cross a picket line. We will not bank episodes or scripts..."

Read the full article HERE

116 comments:

trevor mcfur said...

First? Really?

aimee in little rock said...

I believe right now they're filming episode 6. Which means they probably have at least scripts written for 7, and maybe 8. So that's half the season that they can have filmed. But how will they air it? They were all hell bent on NO HIATUSES anymore.

I'm scared. Somebody hold me.

trevor mcfur said...

I don't necessarily think that it's bad news. Well, ok, it is, but it could be worse. Look at it this way: the dtrike is coming, and there's 3 options:
1) halt production, then pick up where you left off when the strike ends
2) rush things to try and get it done before the strike and do a crappy job
3) continue the show with scab writers who have no clue what the hell they're doing.

None of these are all that great, but if the strike has to come, I'd prefer option 1. Hopefully, they have enough done that, when the stike is over, they don't have to rush through the remainder of the episodes just to get the full 16 in.

PalmerEldritch said...

Carlton is on the negotiating committee. he will find a way to save LOST. don't worry!



"I'm scared. Somebody hold me."

things not to post on the interweb. you'll have offers from every prison from here to Romania.

stephsmith said...

I'm not worried. I've been hearing about this impending strike for months which means producers have been aware for longer than that. I'm confident Lindeluse are prepared. I just wish Lost wasn't 106 days away. Maybe that's why I have no anxiety. Lost seems so far away.

aimee in little rock said...

I was being overdramatic. I really am not that worried. They'll figure things out. As if LOST fans didn't know how to wait, psshhaw.

Chuck Norris will find a way.

memphish said...

I've heard the writers say that the producers haven't moved at all, so it may take a strike to get some movement. Hopefully they won't dither until after Xmas. So long as they are back working in February LOST should be okay tho I bet everyone will be pissy.

Holli

Couldn't post from the iPhone b/c I had to fold and assemble papers. Putting that law degree to work.

PalmerEldritch said...

mayhaps our favorite LOST actors will get an unscheduled vacation in the middle of the schooting schedule. but they're so ahead of the game, that they might be able to catch up after the strike and have us never notice.


maybe.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh, and Chuck, if the writer's strike interferes with our LOST viewing, we may need to send you out West to roundhouse some bitches.

FutureAlly said...

I don't think you could've found a better picture to go with "panic".

I hope that they figure out a way to make it work. We've waited for Lost long enough! They better not postpone it even more.

Anonymous said...

Sticks RIP

trevor mcfur said...

Maybe she just found out that she's related to Donnie.

stephsmith said...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-superbowl-london&prov=ap&type=lgns
A travesty.

memphish said...

Has he ever been to England in February? It makes Minneapolis look warm and inviting. That's about the stupidest idea I've ever seen.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

It's a better choice that the Detroit Superbowl 2 years ago.

Never underestimate the power of capitalism. It's a shame, because the real fans of the team aren't going to be able to go if their favorite team makes it.

PalmerEldritch said...

they can take our superbowl, but they can never take... our freedom!!!

/dude's name was longshanks
//thats what she said

memphish said...

It'll never happen because of the time difference. The Super Bowl would have to air by noon on the West Coast ending the entire day of pre-game and its accompanying ad sales. And that is the capatilistic battle that will win out.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

London is 5 hours ahead of East Coast time? I can see them starting the game at 11pm locally so that they could still air it at it's usual time.

Jordan from the 206 said...

My two cents on the Red Sox debate from the other night. Go Rockies.

And pretty much everything stated in this article. lol.

Guide To Being An Insufferable AssHole Shithead Fuckface Fan Of Boston-Area Sports Teams

Jordan from the 206 said...

And Roger GREEDell can suck a fat one. Do you honestly think any European sport would ever play their championship game in the states? Give me a break. It's all about money. The NFL views itself as having captured the entire US market and is now looking elsewhere for money. The regular season games overseas really pisses me off. The Dolphins lose out on a home game this year because this stupid London game against the Giants is considered a home game for them. And the Giants have one less opposing stadium to visit. Totally screws up balance and fairness for them and the teams in their divisions. The NFL needs to be careful it doesn't get too greedy and shit on it's fans too much. Yeah, it's huge right now and everybody thinks it will dominate forever. But that's what they were saying about the NBA 12 years ago. And now look at it.

memphish said...

MB -- re-arrange your weekend for this.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

jordan, you own button fly jeans.

new england fans automatically win any debate against you. :)

Jordan from the 206 said...

I knew I should have never admitted to that. (sigh) lol.

Hey Palmer. You have Warhawk, right? I've been thinking about getting it. Is it worth it?

aimee in little rock said...

Wait, what did I miss about Jordan's button-fly jeans?

[Aimee frantically scrolls up]

PalmerEldritch said...

i don't play Warhawk too often. do they sell it for cheap now that they don't include the headset?

if you're big into multiplayer deathmatch stuff, it's pretty good. but if you're looking for single player gameplay, or AI enemies, or goals that take more than fifteen minutes to accomplish... well, you're not gunna find it.

its cool if you're just looking to waste some time playing deathmatch or capture the flag.

it's planes, jeeps, tanks, rocket launchers, anti-airplane artillery, and little dudes with guns.

stephsmith said...

Of course it should be in Portland and Flemington. Where else would it take place?

trevor mcfur said...

That article is great, and the video is hilarious. I kept hoping that someone would jump out and start pummeling that guy, but no luck. The whipping by the Yankees was a nice substitute.

elias said...

jordan - our footy teams ruin their seasons with tours to America, our over-the-hill, sarong-wearing superstars go to play in the MLS, hell - they even had the World Cup in America in 1994 for some reason (the one where England didn't bother going). But I agree having an NFL regular season game in England doesn't make sense - it'll be a Great British disaster one way or another.

Update: The cheerleaders have arrived in London.

Update: I'm still refusing to pay £100 per ticket but we'll see...

Jordan from the 206 said...

But would they play the FA cup or whatever in the states? I was always under the assumption that the matches they come over here to play are usually exhibitions. I have no problem with the NFL playing preseason games in other countries.

elias said...

no I don't think they'd play an FA Cup Final or a Champions League Final outside Europe (with good reason).

I would think the NFL's priorities for expansion would be either a Mexican or Canadian franchise or a Hawaiian (sp?) franchise. I had to watch CFL in a bar once and it was not so good.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah, I don't think the NFL is looking to expand to Europe. They just want your money for the occasional game and to get people interested enough to sell them crap and probably charge them to watch the games. And see. You say that they'd never play an FA cup here for good reason. I don't see why it should be any different about the Super Bowl. That would be just ridiculous.

elias said...

so we get to keep our footy and also get to see regular season NFL games and possibly a Superbowl. I don't see where I lose out in all of this...

I'll shut up now because I jinxed your game against the Saints and just shit on your sporting tradition. Gotta check the odds for a Dolphins win this weekend.

trevor mcfur said...

Idiots rejoyce!

Jordan from the 206 said...

So you were to blame for that damn New Orleans game! (shakes fist) Well, As long as you root against the Giants, I can't be too upset with ya.

stephsmith said...

Our second favorite show has been picked up for the rest of the season. Not that one we like to bitch about. That really cute one.

KWhit51 said...

Fuck strikes

stephsmith said...

Sandwich, Aimee?

stephsmith said...

OMG! This is the funnies tthing I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3H6szqauvg

Jordan from the 206 said...

Great news about Pushing Daisies Steph!

memphish said...

What was the video Steph? It's been removed.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Holli, I wish you could of seen it. BBC America my new favorite channel. Top Gear travels from Miami, across Alabama, and to New Orleans. Here is Jeremy Clarkson at a used car lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqSRYrF-mw

Here it is!!! Here it is!!
"They've shot their own sign."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHj25zd1K_A

I think it was the "Nascar Sucks" that got em going.

PalmerEldritch said...

having watched the video, i was almost rooting for the strange, misshapen hillbillies. those guys were just a little too smug and condescending.

i can't stand nascar or country music but i hope that those three guys go around the UK making fun of their weirdos too.

memphish said...

I'm glad to see it's not just my hometown pride that felt that way Palmer. So the premise of the show is that 3 British guys drive around the country writing stuff on their cars to provoke controversy?

Holli

stephsmith said...

I'm not sure what the usual premise is, Holli.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/episodes/series9episode3.shtml

memphish said...

Peter is a girl

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

but he just boned that Irish girl...

maybe his new power is a Multi-Plug Adaptor?

trevor mcfur said...

Great news about PD. I do wonder if they can keep up with the clever and the cute without it getting annoying for more than a few weeks, but I'm glad that we're getting a chance to find out.

And the more Olive singing, the better.

trevor mcfur said...

That's a pretty dopey production error. Unless, maybe one of his abilities is to walk like a woman and talk like a man. Wasn't aware that was a superpower, though.

PalmerEldritch said...

who do they think they are making an egregious production error like that? Lost?

memphish said...

Does this mean we can swap Peter for Juliet's sister who's a man, baby?

Holli

stephsmith said...

Palmer, you have gotten hootier as the years go by? Does that mean your hooters have grown? Laurie and I are friends in case she hasn't told you.:)

PalmerEldritch said...

hootier?

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Finally! Courtesy of Look Around You's Peter Serafinowicz:

Darth Vader in Love

WHAAT!?

It was originally in four parts so may feel a bit long, but still very funny, if you like that kind of thing.

And I do.

stephsmith said...

I do too.

Palmer, it seems you may be becoming more like Darius Rucker.:)

PalmerEldritch said...

johnny ghostwatch,

superb post. good video.




steph, i have no desire to be anything like Darius Rucker. except for his piles of money...

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

WHAAT!?

Speednik said...

"Why did I say I have to go to the toilet?"

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Top Gear started life simply as a car review show - you'd see people driving a car you couldn't afford and they'd tell you everything about it that was rubbish and then tell you how in the end it was still excellent.

In the last few years, though, while the review element remains to some extent, it's become a more mainstream entertainment show based on crazy car challenges (some eccentric, like bulding your own amphibious car, some simpler like betting a top female driver that she can't drive around the Nurnbergring in a Ford Transit van in less than ten minutes).

Recently it hit the news when one of the presenters nearly died after crashing a jet powered car at 314mph.

It seems that the US one was an exercise in being outrageously stereotypical - ie, we might joke that pulling up at a truck stop with a car painted with pro-gay slogans in pink might cause some over-reaction, but they do that and lo and behold immediately they get chased by a bunch of guys in a truck with no further provocation than that.

Anyway, what is Top Gear? It's a programme where British men act like complete gits and yet somehow manage to remain charming and entertaining.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Having watched those clips again, the one Steph loves seems to be the 'Bama equivalent of the scene in Die Hard With A Vengeance where Bruce Willis has to stand around in Harlem wearing a racially offensive sandwich board, only they've done it by choice.

aimee in little rock said...

I hate not being able to see youtube links at work. I suppose I could stop being lazy and blogspot from my iphone, but I'm already doing everything else (work-related) on my computer.

PalmerEldritch said...

so, chuckles, you couldn't watch a he-man commercial on youtube?

PalmerEldritch said...

my lady friend just sent me a link to this pic.

CHUCK NORRIS ACTION JEANS.

/best.girlfriend.evar!

FutureAlly said...

wow i seem to have missed a lot.

• palmer has gotten hootier
• peter is a chick
• the best place to be is at a hockey game in LA
• every man that likes to kick ass should own a pair of "chuck jeans"

did i miss anything else?

PalmerEldritch said...

Don't Do Crack

elias said...
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elias said...

Top Gear is all about crap banter and worse haircuts. Basically it's a platform for Clarkson's xenophobia, not least against the Germans, French and Americans.

I did enjoy a couple of things in that episode though - especially "They've shot their own sign".

stephsmith said...

It so funny because every sign around here is shot up. I love the racist remarks kids spraypaint on the road and then two days later the county comes and spraypaints over em. Elias, do you know a thing or two about spraypainting?
I have to add that hubby wants Santa to bring Baby Cakes a rifle.

PalmerEldritch said...

a rifle?! ack.

stephsmith said...
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stephsmith said...

And I messed up 69.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Surely after the rifle talk, it's Ka-BANG-Oh!

memphish said...

The crustaceans are rebelling.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

don't say we weren't warned.

PalmerEldritch said...

aimee, you can watch MySpace videos at work. right?

memphish said...

Those kooky Japanese!

Holli

FutureAlly said...

"And I messed up 69."

that's what she said.

memphish said...

Truthiness Marches On.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I didn't actually mean I like racist remarks.
I have not gotten one single, solitary thing accomplished today. Must be the rain since it's the first we've got in 6 months. I believe we'll have steaks tonight.

FutureAlly said...

Thanks for the Japanese link, Holli. I shared with everyone in the office, some people are crying from laughing so hard.

memphish said...

It's rained 3 straight days here. I'm sick of it, and sick of wet, under-exercised dogs and kid.

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Poxy Daily Mail.

In an article linked to from that page, they talk of scenes recorded by a noted British actress for a Beatles film having been rediscovered.

Her name is Wendy Richard
They call her "Wendy Richards"

The Beatles at this point were known as the Fab Four
they say "Fab Five"

The film is called "Help!"
they call is "Help?"

And it's such a short article too. 'tis a rubbish paper.

PalmerEldritch said...

dodgy reporting?! from a british paper?! no way!

luckily, in america, no one bothers to read newspapers anymore. so when they spew out inaccurate crap, no one's there to read it.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Steph - listening to 3 Heroes - good save when it sounded like you were about to say that there are two British accents :D

PalmerEldritch said...

wtf?!

that sounds like it would hurt.

elias said...

Yep Steph - I used to be a painter/decorator for London Underground...

this

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Back when I was a cleaner, I was posted for one night at one of the Heathrow tube stations. Absolute fucking misery.

FutureAlly said...

Can someone post a link to where I can get the 3 Heroes podcast? I can't seem to be able to get it :/

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

BOING!

http://www.3heroes.net/

trevor mcfur said...

That woman is my hero.

Trenton said...

Elias, What? Brits can be xenophobes? No way!

stephsmith said...

It's out already?
gw, my British accent ends up sounding like Forrest Gump.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

If I did a Southern Belle accent, I'm sure you'd get a big laugh out of it too.

It's none too "spayshull"

FutureAlly said...

thank you much, sir.

i shall listen to it immediately.

trevor mcfur said...

It used to be number 2, but then I moved out of the city.

elias said...
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elias said...

Trenton - the French are fair game, present company excluded.

KWhit51 said...

Fuck Strikes

MB said...

Hope everyone is well in spite of the possible strike.

Just checking in quickly to say thanks Holli for the heads up on the Wonder Woman thing (I had no idea), but I will be at the hospital this weekend helping my wonderful wife have a baby boy - so sadly I will miss celebrating Wonder Woman Day and supporting the shelters - I'll have to do it in some other way.

So, basically we'll be having a child and moving in the next 2 weeks - good luck to us - lol.
I'll check in when I can. You all are marvelous!

memphish said...

Super Congrats MB. Can't wait to see Deuce pictures.

I love, love, love Pushing Daisies. Such a great show! It makes me happy to watch. I sit there with a grin on my face.

"Just because I have vodka in the freezer doesn't mean I have to drink it. Oh wait. It does."

Holli

stephsmith said...

mb, you are marvelous. Best wishes.

PalmerEldritch said...

congrats, MB. terrific news on two fronts. too bad about missing out on wonder woman.

mmm... wonder woman...

do me one favor though, keep The Deuce away from your talking computer. that thing's bound to be a bad influence.

in other news, i just spent two hours in an auditorium listening to the Ghost Hunters. dudes are pretty darn cool. if you've ever wanted to know a guy who's been within five feet of Jason and Grant from TAPS, i'm your man. didn't ask a question though, too shy. or too lazy. or too unimaginative. too something anyhow. that's for sure!

memphish said...

I completely failed to follow the last paragraph of your post Palmer. Links please.

Holli

stephsmith said...

This,p?

http://www.scifi.com/ghosthunters/

FutureAlly said...

YAY!!! The Deuce is coming! The Deuce is coming!!! You'll have to let us know what his legal name is, although we'll all still call him The Deuce.

CONGRATS!!!

trevor mcfur said...

Congrats mb! Good luck to you, little Monty, and Mrs. Burns. Having a kid and moving all at the same time ... you should start a new job too to complete the trifecta.

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, steph. those guys. came into town for a "lecture" series. so, i swung by my parents and took my mom to see 'em speak. they were pretty darn entertaining. good stuff.

what's on mb's to do list?

Moving

Baby



was it fate?!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yet another Lost reference on tv. Over the past few weeks we've had Chuck, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and now The Sarah Silverman Program. Here's the quote. And yeah, I don't expect it to make sense out of context:

"No way. That's so crazy. I dig up some bones. They turn up to be your mother's. And now we're competing against each other on Cookie Party? It's just like an episode of Lost."

If anybody is interested. In this episode, Sarah and her sister's mother's grave was dug up and somebody had sex with the skeleton and stole some of the bones and the grave stone. To fund a new grave stone, Sarah and her sister go on this game show to win the prize money. And it just so happens that their competition on the show was the guys who defiled their mother's grave. The quote is after she figures it all out. See, it is just like Lost! Crazy coincidences. lol.

Jordan from the 206 said...

And Pushing Daisies was great as always. This show keeps getting better.

Oh, and congrats MB!

Oh, and KABLAMMO!!!!!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Also a couple Heroes sightings tonight. Charlie from last season was on Pushing Daisies, and Molly Walker was on Sarah Silverman.

stephsmith said...

The aunt, the one that's not Swoozie Kurtz, played Gabriel Grey's mom last season.
I don't mean to say anything about fans of Sarah Silverman, but I find her to be offensive just to be offensive. I know that's her gimmick but that's what I don't like about the show.
If Olive sang every week, I'd be happy.

trevor mcfur said...

Of course, Swoozie Kurtz is Locke's mom.

Ellen Greene (kooky aunt #2) can sing too ... she played Audrey in the Little Shop of Horrors Movie, the one with Rick Moranis.

PalmerEldritch said...

obligatory Little Shop clip...

trevor mcfur said...

OK, I need me some computer help. Whenever I try to play a Youtube clip, I get this message that says,
"Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player".

Here's the thing ... I've updated the Flash player a couple of times, and I've turned on all the scrips (I think). Can any computer gurus help?

p.s. This started acutely, and I didn't change any settings prior to it starting.

PalmerEldritch said...

what browser are you using?

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

MB? That's excellent, man.

Who needs sleep, anyway?

trevor mcfur said...

Internet Explorer, the latest version.

Now if only work would stop being busy so I could actually have time to slack off...