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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2007, 07:59:38 AM »
I'm all for writers getting more respect and merits for their work, with the exception of whatever neo-modern gritty smuck wrote that abominable script for "Seeker: The Dark is Rising".

Stay strong, my writing brethrin! We shall triumph! >_<

Until then, I can certainly sacrifice my income of nu daily shows.
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2008, 05:39:48 PM »
I'm guessing that all the hubbub about Daily Show, Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan, etc. going back without writers might just be a publicity stunt. I'd say that they have at least a couple of writers on there, but that's just my opinion. I don't know for sure, so I can't really say. But for every show that continued production throughout the strike, I'd like to give props to every writer who told the union to go fuck themselves. It's the only sensible and intelligent thing to do in a situation like this.
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2008, 06:06:36 PM »
Except Daily Show went WGA back in 2006, so I don't think they can legally employ other writers.

There's one of the things I hate about unions. If a production is union, you cannot work on it if you're not in the union. What kind of bullshit is that? Robert Rodriguez had to leave the director's guild because they wouldn't let him credit Frank Miller as co-director on Sin CIty. THEN, because of this, he wasn't allowed to take part in directing another project he wanted to do (John Carter of Mars), because it was a union production. (It's now being helmed by Pixar.) The union can fuck you over, badly if you don't do as they say and relinquish your freedom as an artist. Even though you are still limited by not being a part of a union, you would not be nearly as limited as you would in the union.
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2008, 08:55:44 PM »
John just said on the show tonight that they are doing it like MST3K, showing clips and saying what comes to mind...


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2008, 04:53:42 AM »
And of course Colbert ran a script from Oct. 29th the other night.


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2008, 12:37:26 PM »
Except Daily Show went WGA back in 2006, so I don't think they can legally employ other writers.

There's one of the things I hate about unions. If a production is union, you cannot work on it if you're not in the union. What kind of bullshit is that? Robert Rodriguez had to leave the director's guild because they wouldn't let him credit Frank Miller as co-director on Sin CIty. THEN, because of this, he wasn't allowed to take part in directing another project he wanted to do (John Carter of Mars), because it was a union production. (It's now being helmed by Pixar.) The union can fuck you over, badly if you don't do as they say and relinquish your freedom as an artist. Even though you are still limited by not being a part of a union, you would not be nearly as limited as you would in the union.

I think Lucas left the writers or directors guild after they started giving him shit for putting all of the credits at the end of Star Wars


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2008, 12:40:06 PM »
I was surprised to see it on, I didn't know they were coming back at all.  I feel bad for Stewart, I'm sure he's in an awful position.
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2008, 12:40:58 PM »
I think Lucas left the writers or directors guild after they started giving him shit for putting all of the credits at the end of Star Wars

Really? I always thought he left because a) they weren't kissing his ass NEARLY enough for his superego's taste, b) he's batshit insane and nobody would put up with him anymore, or c) both. :D
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2008, 12:45:51 PM »
I think Lucas left the writers or directors guild after they started giving him shit for putting all of the credits at the end of Star Wars

Really? I always thought he left because a) they weren't kissing his ass NEARLY enough for his superego's taste, b) he's batshit insane and nobody would put up with him anymore, or c) both. :D

Seems more likely....  I dunno, I can't find verification on wikipedia and that's the only amount of research I'm willing to do on him other than that TV doc I saw at 2am that night where I think I heard that other info


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2008, 01:23:03 PM »
I have heard this story many times(it's on the extras disc for the first DvD versions of the first three Star Wars movies,and you can find it in any book,or internet article about the making of Star Wars.),it goes something like this.

The actors union fined Lucas $1 million for not have credits at the star of Empire(It was hardly a new idea I think they just saw a way to get a hold of some of the Star wars pie).  After that the director's union tried to fine the Director of Empire for the same thing,Lucas paid that fine himself too,but still refused to put the credits at the start.  After that The actors,Writers,and Directors Union jointly tried to fine him and have Empire PULLED from release,so He paid the new fine but then dropped out so they couldn't fine him or tried to Pull Jedi. 

If you ask me he had a good reason to leave.


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2008, 09:48:31 PM »
John just said on the show tonight that they are doing it like MST3K, showing clips and saying what comes to mind...

Hmm. John is apparently unaware that MST3K had writers. Oh well, maybe people who aren't familiar with the show will look it up to figure out what he was talking about. Also, if they're truly doing it like MST3K does that mean he's going to be trapped by mad scientists on a spaceship with robots? Because I'd be interested in watching that.  :)


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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2008, 10:12:05 PM »
John just said on the show tonight that they are doing it like MST3K, showing clips and saying what comes to mind...

Hmm. John is apparently unaware that MST3K had writers. Oh well, maybe people who aren't familiar with the show will look it up to figure out what he was talking about. Also, if they're truly doing it like MST3K does that mean he's going to be trapped by mad scientists on a spaceship with robots? Because I'd be interested in watching that.  :)

Well, MST3K did START as improving anyway.  Then it got better.    :)
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2008, 11:21:00 PM »
That would be cool, just John's silhouette on the couch flipping back between CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc...
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2008, 01:35:47 AM »
I, for one, commend John Stewart for standing by working people looking for a fair break.
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Re: No More Daily Show until the writer's strike ends!!!!
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2008, 08:44:06 AM »
That would be cool, just John's silhouette on the couch flipping back between CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc...

That would be cool to see, not much different from what he's doing now with the clips in a little box next to his head....

Just because they can't used prepared scripts doesn't mean they can't get together during the day and rehearse, obviously they are putting the video clips together and coming up with jokes, John just has to remember them without using a prompter.

This does show that Stewart is funnier than Colbert, A daily show is still funny, Colbert's show was getting really funny during the month or 2 before the strike, now it's back to what it was like when he first started (only moderately funny).