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Old May 17th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #31
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What I heard is that Kiefer signed on as producer, but maybe not as Jack. that could be interesting 3 more seasons but maybe not with Jack. This is the first seasom that I have watched on T.V. and waiting a week is killing me, that and the fact that they killed T-dogg.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #32
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I wish somehow in the 24verse Martha could kill the President, making her the Queen of America and then once she marries Aaron, that would make Aaron the King.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #33
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It only took Martha 10 seconds to beat her drug habit. What was she taking anyway? I can't recall. Okay, another Holsten down the hatch. :-)
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Old May 18th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #34
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Frank, Martha has obviously had experience getting on and off the wagon. So she probably has a built-in mutant ability to go blotto or not.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #35
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It was great the way Martha rose to the occasion and took out that humanoid rottweiler. I wonder what her public-approval rating would be, compared to that of her husband, if their characters were the ones in the real-life positions?
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:35 PM   #36
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Anyone catch that finale wow-man!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 12:40 AM   #37
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I wish somehow in the 24verse Martha could kill the President, making her the Queen of America and then once she marries Aaron, that would make Aaron the King.
I was thinking only about the idea of Martha and Aaron getting together... seems I'm not the only one... but I wasn't thinking about the queen of America...

The idea of Keifer only being a producer... it could be... but I think that if they do kill Jack off... it won't be in the first show... maybe in the movie... that's being talked about... the creators are working on that... plus they have a stroy line...

The thing I find funny... is that I've always liked Keifer Sutherland as an actor... thought he was perfect for a film I wrote years... a friend told me... no way... he makes a better bad guy... well maybe we're both right... Jack is a hero... but he has sort of that bad streak in him... but the good always wins out...
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 12:50 AM   #38
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That was quite the denoument and guarantees everyone comes back for next season. I can't wait. Jack takes on an entire country!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:15 AM   #39
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Yeah..., a country with 1.2 billion kung fu masters. ;-)
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:25 AM   #40
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I know for economic reasons it's not possible for the whole of S6 to be set in China but I hope we get at least one or two episodes where it's just Jack breaking out, taking on wave after wave of martial artists. It would be such a lame incredible tease if he gets busted out or exchanged at the beginning of the season.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 04:21 PM   #41
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Each season seems to be improved. I bet the next season will be no exception. So I'm sure they'll keep in plausible. Besides, Jack is America's 007 but without the cheeks. Hmmm, maybe that will change. :-)
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:44 PM   #42
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I found the final scenes of the President's downfall to be thinly-plotted and not very credible. Who'd believe that brief and uncertified recording would move the Attorney General and others to immediately order the President to be arrested and that the Secret Service agents would carry that out on the basis of a cell-phone call? The whole thing was too weak and anticlimactic, after all the buildup it had gotten.

I wonder why the producers have such a penchant for killing off so many of the featured characters, both heroes and villains? There's such a list of casualties, they could hold a convention. Maybe they could invite them to appear on talk shows, the way they do with the latest "Survivor" rejects.

How many fans will die of old age during the 8 months before the next season starts?
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Old May 24th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #43
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I too think the ending felt a bit "rushed". I can believe they would arrest the
president after a call (certain procedures must surely exist), but the recording
and everything is a bit flaky. It didn't feel that spectacular after all that's
happened.

I doubt the next season will see something like Jack being exchanged. He is
"dead", after all.

Is there any news of a new season? They do have a pretty good start if they
decide to do a movie first.

Yes, they did kill off a lot of characters. That definitely added to the suspense
in the first half of the season I thought. It could be that those people them-
selves wanted out (that does happen) or they it could've been done for suspense.

The series Lost has killed off a pretty large group of people by now as well...
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Old May 24th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #44
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Dennis Haysbert had to go work on "The Unit" as the central character so good for him, bad for "24".

The biggest shock after that was Edgar being killed off since he was so harmless and likeable. Poor Chloe.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #45
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Dennis Haysbert had to go work on "The Unit" as the central character so good for him, bad for "24".

The biggest shock after that was Edgar being killed off since he was so harmless and likeable. Poor Chloe.
I believe they continually alter at least the minor parts of the plot and cast lineup, as they procede through the season's production. Several actors from the series have said they usually don't know from one episode to the next, what their character will be doing or even if they will survive. In pro football training camps, they notify players that they have been cut, by emptying out their lockers after their last practice. When they come in the next day, all their equipment is gone. I wonder if they do something similar on this type of series, when a character is scheduled to be killed in the next week's show?

Has anyone else noticed how many actors are being quickly recycled after being killed or otherwise dumped off other series? One of the women on "CSI-NY" assassinated a President of an African country on the street in NYC last June, on another show. Come September, she was a sweet and righteous CSI on the new show. The actor who plays the disabled sergeant on "The Unit", appeared in 4 different primetime shows in the last 2 weeks. There's about a dozen character actors who get passed around on half a dozen different shows each, every year. Remember how Jack Webb had his own stable of bit actors who appeared many times in different parts on "Dragnet"? There certainly isn't any shortage of other willing and underemployed actors they could use, instead. Maybe this could be a new thread, about how many shows there are, in which certain actors can be spotted. Perhaps the rule is, that if a bit actor has no name recognition, then they can be used repeatedly.

A few actors have become so entrenched and identified in longterm roles, they have a great difficulty moving into a new one. I haven't seen Dennis Franz in anything after "NYPD". Jimmy Smits and what's-his-name, now on "CSI-Miami", had long, mostly-dry spells after leaving that show. It took Alan Alda a decade and a half after "M.A.S.H.", to fit into another continuing dramatic TV role.

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