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8026  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 13, 2008, 11:28:45 AM
It's official: the writer's strike is over. Now, as on Jericho, it's time to get on with the business of rebuilding.
8027  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: February 13, 2008, 11:11:04 AM
Okay, a small niggle in the overall scheme of things, but why didn't they dye Hedley's hair, at least for the Pescadero mugshot? I mean, given the unrest over her casting, you'd think it'd be a clever, tiny little thing they could have done.

I'm guessing because she looks better as a brunette (just guessing here - haven't seen her as a blond). If that's the case, then retroactively making Sarah a brunette is the best call.
8028  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Return of Jericho (Possible spoilers) on: February 13, 2008, 11:09:25 AM
Yeah, the new season is awesome. I'm really groovin' on the Jericho/New Bern vendetta stuff and Esai Morales' character is powerful. It's too bad that they dropped the Heather/Jake relationship (which comprised some of my favorite character moments in the first season), but it's understandable given that they're not gonna drop Ashley Scott and they only have seven eps to play with.

Being about the biggest Jericho fan in the world, I am pleased. Smiley
8029  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Bond 22: Quantum of Solace on: February 13, 2008, 11:06:21 AM
Thanks, TM, for putting that behind a spoiler shield, 'cause I so don't want to know.  Smiley
8030  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: AEG/The Franchise on: February 12, 2008, 06:56:45 PM
I am a little confused. So like morgenstern said, later suplements presenting a master class that belongs to one of those organizations within the Alliance will have a requesite of "Franchise" and leaving any allegiance specificaly to the organization useless? Because from my point of view it's better to do it that way than create more unique organizations in a setting that already has so many.

There are two ways to use the AEG product. The more complex and setting-faithful option is to go with one Allegiance per Alliance organization, replacing any instances of "Franchise" in the rules with an Allegiance to the relevant org. This is the best way to emulate the setting as written, as the Alliance groups don't really work together all that often, and don't do it all that well regardless (they are, after all, super-villains with little reason to cooperate now that Yerik's gone).

The simpler option is to default all of them down to parts of the Franchise, dumping all the subsidiary orgs and Allegiances. Then you have to decide which of the org benefits from the PDF you want to keep, which might prove an interesting exercise in defining the setting for your personal needs. The result will be more of a S.P.E.C.T.R.E. or Cobra super-group, which IMO isn't as representative of what's happening in the default setting, but it's certainly easier to introduce and use in play.

Both options will be supported, but the first will be the default, as it uses everything as presented. In this way your choice to modify things simply requires you to decide what you don't want rather than what you'll add.
8031  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: February 12, 2008, 02:35:32 PM
A little more form a new Variety article on show fates: "As for its large crop of midseason shows, Fox's needs are already filled, which means no additional episodes of shows like "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" or "Canterbury's Law" will be shot."

Bummer.
8032  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 12, 2008, 02:15:58 PM
Looks like they might be producing five more episodes of Lost for a total of 13 episodes this season. About the right length, IMO, though they're condensing the plot for eight eps into the last five, so we'll see.
8033  Legacy Games / Spycraft 2.0 / Re: WoF factions on: February 12, 2008, 01:45:25 PM
The Nazi gold did in fact taint the Syndicate in many ways, and still does. Hatred and violence have palpable legacies in the World on Fire, in this case giving new and menacing meaning to the term "blood money."
8034  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Good God, Hollywood's a Frakking Sepulchre! John Alvin R.I.P. on: February 12, 2008, 01:19:03 PM
At the risk of hijacking the thread... I think Carrey is under-rated as a dramatic actor. Sure, he's done some really, really goofy films, but the timing in comedy is much, much harder than most dramatic roles. Look at the number of actors that have comedy backgrounds and have won Oscars for best actor. Even Jamie Foxx got his start on "In Living Color" (one of the best skit comedy shows since the early days of SNL). Besides, his girlfriend is Jenny McCarthy, he must be doing something right.

Except for the Mask and perhaps Liar, Liar I'm not a huge fan of Carrey's comedies - they're just too slapstick, and often too gross, for me. His sense of drama, though, is uncanny. He brings weight to a role. It's awesome to watch.
8035  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 12, 2008, 01:11:29 PM
Another internet search and it looks like they're gearing up for a Law & Order: London.

Why?
The British do very good police series like Silent Witness or Midsomer Murders (body count is rather high for a small country village; gotta eliminate all the witnesses  Tongue )

L&O is about the format, which is so mainline-genius it kinda had to happen.
8036  Community / Off-Topic / Re: GI Joe movie news (spoilers!) on: February 12, 2008, 01:10:33 PM
STOP THE PRESSES....

There's a new Destro: Christopher Eccleston. The other guy could get his paperwork together in time to leave the country.

Rock on! Now that works!
8037  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 12, 2008, 12:46:49 PM
Another internet search and it looks like they're gearing up for a Law & Order: London.

Yeah. That's the one I was chatting about earlier - from the folks who made Life on Mars. I'm intrigued. Those folks seem to have their heads screwed on straight. Smiley
8038  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 12, 2008, 12:45:43 PM
The show's not the stunning, ground breaking innovator it was twenty years ago, but it still manages to ring the bell from time to time and it's probably the only show outside of daytime television to survive a complete cast turnover or three.

No argument. Except for CI, which I never got into (a respectable chunk of America appears to disagree), the L&O franchise has always been strong. However, I tend to think that British television aspires to higher standards and hits them more frequently than we do. I think it mostly has to do with ambition - when you're producing seasons of 6 to 13 episodes at a time, often less than once a year, you have more time to make the product work.
8039  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Writer's Strike Update (and ramifications) on: February 12, 2008, 12:05:29 PM
They already have French and Russian versions of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and France did (or still does) have their version of the original "Law & Order". I would love to see those, especially the Russian SVU. (I'm a L&O junkie, and this new season of the original series is probably one of the best I've ever seen.)

Are those fully licensed (with the trade dress and everything)?
8040  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Sara Conner's Stories on: February 12, 2008, 12:02:52 PM
Well done and still very much interested. Solid episode. Anyone know how many episodes they have in the can?

Per TV Guide Online, " Four pre-strike episodes remain. Future beyond that TBD."
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