So When Does The Writers Strike Stop Ruining Movies?

Hollywood writers went on strike in 2007-2008, but we're only seeing the results now, in a crop of summer movies with half-baked scripts and abnormally dunderheaded writing. So when do we start seeing some movies that the strike didn't wreck? » 6/15/09 2:45pm 6/15/09 2:45pm

Which Summer Movies Did The Writers' Strike Hit Hardest?

Click to viewLast year, Hollywood's writers went on strike for 14 weeks, and genre television took tremendous damage as a result. But movies didn't emerge unscathed, either - we just won't see the fallout until this year. » 1/05/09 1:35pm 1/05/09 1:35pm

Battlestar Comes Back From The Picket Lines

Now that the strike is almost certainly over, Battlestar Galactica could be back in production as soon as March, according to a handy checklist posted by TV Guide's Michael Ausiello. Lost may be able to shoot as many as six extra episodes this season, and Smallville could have five more. But (brace yourself) Chuck » 2/12/08 7:20am 2/12/08 7:20am

Justice League Movie Gets Bitchslapped

The writers strike is forcing executives to actually consider some of the rash decisions they've made. Case in point, the Justice League movie. Before the holidays there were announcements of cast members, chatter about the shooting location, a script that needed some work, and even rumblings from the Christian Bale/… » 1/08/08 2:50pm 1/08/08 2:50pm

Which Dead Sci Fi Show Should Breathe Again?

The writers strike will really start to take its toll on television this winter. Many fall shows won't ever wake up from the winter hibernation, and everyone will get sick of game shows and reality TV offerings. So, we've begun working on the io9 time circuits and blowing the dust out of our flux transistors… » 1/08/08 11:05am 1/08/08 11:05am

Eliza Dushku Will Channel Summer Glau For Joss

Eliza Dushku may spend a lot of time channeling Summer Glau in Joss Whedon's new show, Dollhouse. Joss tells SFX magazine that Eliza will be "playing a whole host of different personalities, including a total, childlike naif." In other words, expect to see her doing an impression of River from Firefly. Joss corrected… » 12/27/07 8:30am 12/27/07 8:30am

Joss Whedon and Ron Moore Pencilbath

Here's a video showing Buffy / Firefly creator Joss Whedon and Battlestar Galactica remaker Ronald D. Moore dumping half a million pencils into a box that's being sent to Hollywood fatcats to help illustrate the writer's strike. Here's an idea: let's cut down the entire forest and ship reams of blank white paper to… » 12/12/07 1:00pm 12/12/07 1:00pm

Aliens From Close Encounters Plot Come-Back

Bye-bye, Bionic Woman?

The Bionic Woman is the latest victim of the Hollywood writer's strike—and not a minute too soon. This week's dating-and-dictators episode landed the ailing series almost at the bottom of the Nielsen ratings, a fall cushioned only by a worse performance by The CW's Gossip Girl. Will Bionic Woman return post strike? » 11/16/07 7:48am 11/16/07 7:48am

Kansas Towns Slaughter Each Other In Nuclear Fallout This Spring

The apocalypse came to a small town, and nobody noticed. But that could change this spring. CBS' nuclear apocalypse drama Jericho barely escaped out-and-out cancellation thanks to a mail-in campaign involving bags of nuts. And this spring, it may be the only game in town, thanks to the writers' strike.

Jericho season… » 11/13/07 7:39pm 11/13/07 7:39pm

TV Guide's Brian Ausiello has an awesome chart of how long your favorite TV shows can stay on the air during the writer's strike. Bottom line: Heroes has four eps left, Chuck has six remaining and Smallville has a whopping eight. But poor Bionic Woman only has three more episodes in the can. » 11/12/07 7:19am 11/12/07 7:19am

Time for a Bionic Upgrade?

I'm not the only person calling for a rewrite of The Bionic Woman. Over at Ti-Faux, Dan calls for more Katee Sackhoff/Bionic Woman #1 (yes!) and less little sister (double yes!!), among other sensible suggestions. » 10/16/07 1:35pm 10/16/07 1:35pm