Closer to ending strike...maybe.

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  1. Godconvoy

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  2. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    This better end the damn strike. My mom LOVES 24, and she wants new episodes already.

    And I want new Family Guy, too.
     
  3. Mega-con

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    I hope the strike goes on FOREVER! :::Megatron tone:::
     
  4. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    I don't think the Directors interest are anywhere close to the writers interest so this probably won't have any impact on the writers strike.
     
  5. Phorpus

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    It's sort of close to what the Writers want but it's still pretty far off.

    I say they keep striking until they get a fair deal.
     
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    There have been new issues of Family Guy the last 3 weeks. An ending to this would be nice as I am tired of seeing more and more 'reality' TV shows premiering (though it does give plenty of cannon fodder for The Soup and Best Week Ever!).

    As for 24, I think this season is shot regardless the outcome because before the strike they only had 3 episodes done. So if resolved maybe for the fall schedule?
     
  8. SunDown

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    im probably going to be in the minority here but the tv studios havent put out a lot of good shows as of recently anyway....I say keep striking until they rend themselves obsolete. At some point the public will speak out loud enough and hopefully the studios will outsource the writting and pay whatever fines there are to get back on track. No one orginization of people out side of the goverment should be able to effect this many house holds.
     
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    Plus isn't Keifer Sutherland still in jail? :p 
     
  10. Psychrome86

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    geez, far be it from us to do anything besides watch tv.
     
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    I don't know if this will end the writers strike, but I do know that the studios have wanted a deal with the DGA to be concluded soon so they can hold it over the heads of the WGA and say, "See, the directors can reach a deal with us, why can't you?" Now, I'm not saying that the directors deal would also be good for the writers, but it will put more pressure on the WGA to accept similar terms. Of course, nothing can be resolved until they sit down and start talking again.
     
  12. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Actually, I think he was released recently.
     
  13. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    There's a few shows I miss, but to be honest, the strike hasn't really bothered me. Keep on striking for all I care.
     
  14. Boulder

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    I'm curious as to where you think the studios could outscource to? Do you really think a writer in say, Germany is going to be able to write a show about American life? (All Haselhoff, all the time!) The truth is, that outside of the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, the quality of television and movies takes a severe downturn. Just look at the number of people on this site alone who've posted things about how the G1 shows took a nosedive after foreign writers took over Headmasters. (And that wasn't even close to great writing.) I'm really hoping you expand on this idea as I don't see any way that it would realistically work.
    As far as oublic outcry, that seems to be the last thing the studios would want. If anything, public support will and seems to be generally on the side of writers.
     
  15. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Not to mention the fact that unions stick together. So if they had scab writers the actors wouldn't cross the picket line and act. So then you'd have scab actors. Same thing goes for directors. All unions.
     
  16. ArmadaSideswipe

    ArmadaSideswipe The underloved...

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    Boulder, do you mean the Japanese writers? Well...

    Sure, all of the Japanese Transformers shows suck, but as long as you're into cartoons, Japan has plenty of good shows to check out. You just have to know which ones to look for (try Monster, Eureka Seven, Death Note, or Gungrave, as four examples).

    Obviously anything animated besides stuff like Simpsons and Family Guy is going to be shunned by the major networks and their viewing audience, though, for whatever reason. The average television viewer only wants to see COMEDY cartoons, perhaps?

    Aside...

    I know it might seem selfish (to some) for a guy who doesn't watch American shows except for Avatar, Transformers Animated, and House to say this, but I hope the writers stay on strike for as long as it takes until they get what they want. The fact that the people who are writing what is bringing in the money, aren't getting enough money, is ludicrous.

    I have no problem with movies stopping production either. I enjoyed the first Transformers Movie, but if the second has to be delayed indefinitely for the good of the writers, then so be it!

    I guess what I'm really trying to say is that I don't want the strike to end until the writers are truly satisfied.
     
  17. Boulder

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    Granted that there is a lot of good and even great writing in certain genres in Japan. (They're horror films are among the best, if not the best, in the world.
    I was talking more about general interest stuff (dramas, comedy). I don't think the Japanese version of ER or the subdued nuances of a Law & Order would work that well over here.

    Exactly. If I have to watch a Vespa, Visa, or Viagra commercial everytime I click on a sixty second clip from "The Tonight Show," the guy who wrote the joke in the first place should get some of that money. (In the case of on-line content, it's not a case of getting more money, it's a case of getting any money.)
     

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