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    Water78

    [141]Nov 3, 2007
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    whoaitsconner wrote:
    So this whole writers strike thing? Do you think it will make a big impact?

    Yes and no. The fans lose because we're all but guaranteed a shorter season (if, as some people project, only by two episodes or so), but it's not like the WGA isn't striking for a reason. In the long run, the strike will make a small dent but it won't be earth-shattering.

    OOOOO i hope it will be short Amy stated when this season ends she's gone.
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    HelloStuart

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    whoaitsconner wrote:

    HelloStuart wrote:
    whoaitsconner wrote:
    So this whole writers strike thing? Do you think it will make a big impact?
    Yes and no. The fans lose because we're all but guaranteed a shorter season (if, as some people project, only by two episodes or so), but it's not like the WGA isn't striking for a reason. In the long run, the strike will make a small dent but it won't be earth-shattering.

    Yeah your right. But by the end of the season, we won't even notice the shortage of episodes.. unless we actually count them. They're just doing this at this time because the November sweeps.


    Odd timing, given that the last three strikes started in March/April.
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    thecomedianky

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    Nickycd wrote:
    I know the strike will probably-affect the Rock show but let's just say it does go on. I know that Amy Winehouse has Canceled do you have any info on who would be the musical guest in the chance the strikes not-in affect by the airing of the show? i'm also assuming it is confirmed that since the strike starts Monday at the earliest the show is confirmed to be airing live with Brian Williams/Feist tomorrow night Because i'm really looking forward to seeing Feist. Her latest CD is great!
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon. All the writing for this weekend ended in time but with no backlog on scripts, SNL is forced to shut down.
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    thecomedianky

    [144]Nov 3, 2007
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    Woodstein wrote:
    And the strike isn't starting until Monday anyway, so they can get any last-minute rewrites needed. My concerns are how long it will last, and how having an impending strike will affect the writing for tomorrow night's show.
    last minute changes are affected.
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    mp34mp

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    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.


    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.


    That's what I thought.
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    whoaitsconner

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    mp34mp wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.
    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.
    That's what I thought.

    Well, that started closer to the end of the season then now. The fall line up has just started for some shows, so they're not going to let this go on throughout may.

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    HelloStuart

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    whoaitsconner wrote:

    mp34mp wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.
    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.
    That's what I thought.

    Well, that started closer to the end of the season then now. The fall line up has just started for some shows, so they're not going to let this go on throughout may.


    Yes, but the prime time shows are produced several weeks in advance. Enough episodes of said shows have been made to last through mid-December. As for January '08... well, I hope you'll like "Are You Smarter Than Isiah Thomas?" and "America's Next Top Plumber."
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    thecomedianky

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    whoaitsconner wrote:

    mp34mp wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.
    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.
    That's what I thought.

    Well, that started closer to the end of the season then now. The fall line up has just started for some shows, so they're not going to let this go on throughout may.

    the dvd royalties are a major issue as are royalties from new media.

    the writers will let it go on. most shows are good until january but if it means shorter seasons, so be it.

    as a future WGA member, I want a good contract in place when I join.
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    HelloStuart

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    thecomedianky wrote:
    whoaitsconner wrote:

    mp34mp wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.
    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.
    That's what I thought.

    Well, that started closer to the end of the season then now. The fall line up has just started for some shows, so they're not going to let this go on throughout may.

    the dvd royalties are a major issue as are royalties from new media.

    the writers will let it go on. most shows are good until january but if it means shorter seasons, so be it.

    as a future WGA member, I want a good contract in place when I join.

    Same here. Plus, I want a quality dental plan for the children I'll probably never have.
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    TheDiamondDog

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    HelloStuart wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    whoaitsconner wrote:

    mp34mp wrote:
    thecomedianky wrote:
    I don't see the strike ending any time soon.
    Me either. I think Stu's prediction of by Thanksgiving is a tad optimistic. This DVD royalties issue is a really big deal. And the networks have a lot more back up options than there were in '88, so it could mean the strike last's even longer.
    thecomedianky wrote:
    last minute changes are affected.
    That's what I thought.

    Well, that started closer to the end of the season then now. The fall line up has just started for some shows, so they're not going to let this go on throughout may.

    the dvd royalties are a major issue as are royalties from new media. the writers will let it go on. most shows are good until january but if it means shorter seasons, so be it. as a future WGA member, I want a good contract in place when I join.
    Same here. Plus, I want a quality dental plan for the children I'll probably never have.

    Stu will die alone.

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    whoaitsconner

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    So, the bozos (I'm just kidding, SNL) didn't change next weeks episode. Will we not find out what the repeat is until 11:29 of Saturday?!? TV Listings still say The Rock/Winehouse, but we all know thats down the drain. Also, someone said that this could last until Memorial day, but I strongly disagree. That would just hurt TV and Movies horribly. I know its hard to tell, but how long do you think this will last? I'm thinking its possible we'll have a Christmas episode
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    HelloStuart

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    whoaitsconner wrote:
    So, the bozos (I'm just kidding, SNL) didn't change next weeks episode. Will we not find out what the repeat is until 11:29 of Saturday?!? TV Listings still say The Rock/Winehouse, but we all know thats down the drain. Also, someone said that this could last until Memorial day, but I strongly disagree. That would just hurt TV and Movies horribly. I know its hard to tell, but how long do you think this will last? I'm thinking its possible we'll have a Christmas episode.

    Christmas so soon? LOL!

    We'll know by tomorrow if production has started for Rock/Winehouse. If not, see you in December, kiddies!
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    evildevil97

    [153]Nov 4, 2007
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    I'm amazed you know so much about the strike.
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    HelloStuart

    [154]Nov 5, 2007
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    evildevil97 wrote:
    I'm amazed you know so much about the strike.

    I've been following the WGA ramblings for a while now. The first threats of a strike were made in late July/early August.
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    whoaitsconner

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    I just noticed that on LeBron James/Kanye West, during the smigeltoon, Maya Rudolph's head was still in the credits. But she wasn't in the short. Do you think they forgot to take it out from the season finale or something?
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    HelloStuart

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    whoaitsconner wrote:
    I just noticed that on LeBron James/Kanye West, during the Smigeltoon, Maya Rudolph's head was still in the credits. But she wasn't in the short. Do you think they forgot to take it out from the season finale or something?

    Either that, or it was errenously inserted.
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    dude6363

    [157]Nov 9, 2007
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    Do you think the anger between Laura Kightlinger and Lorne Michaels will ever be solved? Do you know the last time they spoke?

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    whoaitsconner

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    dude6363 wrote:

    Do you think the anger between Laura Kightlinger and Lorne Michaels will ever be solved? Do you know the last time they spoke?

    what happened between them?

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    HelloStuart

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    whoaitsconner wrote:
    dude6363 wrote:

    Do you think the anger between Laura Kightlinger and Lorne Michaels will ever be solved? Do you know the last time they spoke?

    what happened between them?


    I'm not clear as to what you're talking about, either.
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    avmon

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    HelloStuart wrote:
    whoaitsconner wrote:
    dude6363 wrote:

    Do you think the anger between Laura Kightlinger and Lorne Michaels will ever be solved? Do you know the last time they spoke?

    what happened between them?


    I'm not clear as to what you're talking about, either.
    Is that why she left?
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