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24 gets commercial free premeire

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John Berggren, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    Courtesy of Fox and Ford, 24 will premeire on Tuesday, October 29 with no commercial interruption. I imagine the episoded will be wedged between 2 Ford ads, but there is no indication of running time. Up to 1 hour, I imagine.
    What a great way to start off a new season!
    Now I must make sure to have watched the whole first season on DVD before 10/29.
    Wouldn't it be nice if they could get a sponsor for all 24 episodes? That would guarantee my viewership [​IMG].
     
  2. Jesse Skeen

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    Will it be logo-free?
     
  3. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    If they did a logo and commercial free premier, that would be so cool. It would be even better if they did it in High Def...

    Maybe they'll shoot every episode to be an hour and then cut stuff out for commercials so we get a full 24 hours when we get the second boxset.
     
  4. Graeme Clark

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    So the question is, how many different Fords will Jack hop into and run around in?

    I remember the Alias premiere brought to us by Nokia. You'd think the only form of communication was by cell phone.

    Although some product placement is much easier to handle then logos and commercial breaks.
     
  5. MichaelAW

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    Actually, I disagree (about commercial breaks). Here in Sweden, some shows are shown without commercials, such as The Simpsons. It's weird to see the transitions, or fade-to-blacks, immediately go to the next scene. I think it actually hurts the pacing sometimes.
     
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    There will never be a logo free TV show due to the studios wanting their copyright in place. Plus the fact they don't want someone to have a recorded copy that's perfect with no logo. If they did, most would probably not buy DVD box sets unless they offered a lot of extras with it.
     
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    I think all shows should have a banner running at the bottom instead of commercials. I would rather have a scrolling banner every 10mins then to be interupted with commercials.
     
  8. Jesse Skeen

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    "There will never be a logo free TV show"

    There were plenty of them just a few years ago!
     
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    "New players for the second season include Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) as a CTU agent"

    Yes!!!! She is awesome. Kind of tomboy looking but solid actress and sexy in a butch way. Saw her playing a junkie on one of those CSI shows recently. Good casting.
     
  11. John Berggren

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    I'm glad to hear 05 looks really good. I intend to switch to HD tapes when I start getting the new feed.

    Why won't Fox do "real" HD?
     
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    No reason to put "real" in quotes. It ain't HD. What does Fox call it? Extended Definition?

    //Ken
     
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    From the SciFi Guys website:

    (This is just cast info, but I'll hide it in case).

    New players for the second season include Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) as a CTU agent, Laura Harris (The Faculty), and Sarah Wynter (The Sixth Day).
     

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