strike on Heroes

United States
November 21, 2007 3:08pm CST
i was wondering why the teasers for heroes say that they only have 3 episodes left? Is it probably affected by strike?It just started and thinking there will only be 3 more episodes left for this season, makes me real sad...
12 responses
• China
23 Nov 07
I hear that there would only be 11 episodes in this season due to the writer's strike. It make me sad, too. Heroes is what I enjoy most right now...
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• United States
23 Nov 07
I hear ya. Heroes is my addiction. I miss it and I start going through withdrawals until I get my fix. What really gets me though is that even if the strike ended now we wouldn't be seeing new episodes until possibly a few months past the original scheduled air date for volume three, and forget about origins, unless they already filmed those. Anybody heard anything about Heroes: Origins since they originally announced it?
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
23 Nov 07
So far all that has been told about Heroes: Origins is that it has been postponed. From my assumptions, it might mean that the scripts were already written and only the airing has to be decided.
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@mabelk (209)
• Germany
22 Nov 07
It's not just most shows but almost all are affected. But is it just the 2% increase? Isn't it about the percentage from profits in subsequent airings or purchase of programs which these writers are asking?
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• United States
22 Nov 07
From what I heard it's all about DVD royalties, which make up like 2% of the entirety of all industry revenue, so it may not even be the full 2% maybe less. Although if it really isn't that much money, why not just give it to them and resolve all this quickly?
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
23 Nov 07
What is 2% compared to the loss of production? These writers deserve to be compensated fair enough. Without them there won't be any TV series, movies, etc. to be filmed. It's their creativity which makes the industry and production companies earn millions or perhaps billions of dollars. I'm not saying they should get paid with the same amount like the actors and actresses but at least they should get fair compensation.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
It is because of the strike that there are less than 3 episodes left. If they haven't rip off the writers of the dvd sales then there would of been more episodes for season 2. I hope season 3 has more episodes than season 2 and at least as much as season 1.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
Yeah, especially since, (I felt) the first few eps of this season didn't move the story along very well. I heard talk about Heroes fans abandoning the series if it doesn't come back soon and I think they should be ashamed. Have a lil patience people, it's one of the best shows ever created, it's definitely worth waiting a few months for. They'll be agonizing, but the payoff will definitely be worth it. I dunno about you guys, but the second I saw Claire jump off the silo or whatever it was and then put her arm back into place, I was addicted. Making an immortal character can be a very bad thing if you don't do it right, but I think they really pulled it off.
• India
22 Nov 07
real bad, damn most of my fav shows are getting affected. pay them
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@jimbomuso (950)
22 Nov 07
I think with season 2 they've split it into chapters. I dont know about the strike but doesn't Hollywood/Most production companies have an extra long christmas break? Even without a strike the series is pitched to leave us a huge cliffhanger.I just hope they dont follow the format of say 'Lost'(Lost interest more like) or prisonbreak(el prisona break!).Please please please someone start making the feature film.
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@elairz (260)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 07
just give them the 2 percent increase if that what they want. i hate it if heroes got suspended because of this problem.
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@RaMan19 (95)
• United States
22 Nov 07
I found the following while doing some research on the strike: Why is the WGA on strike? The short answer - money. The longer answer involves spelling out over two dozen contentious issues, the most important of which includes: 1. The Home Video Market: Members want a larger share of the profits from the booming DVD market. 2.The New Media Market: Currently writers are not paid for their work in the digital world. The WGA would like a larger share of the developing digital downloads, online streaming , and cell phone video markets. (digital world, sounds like when I used to watch digimon, lol.)
• United States
23 Nov 07
yep thats what heard too. The major stumbling block is the internet. Part of the problem I heard is the networks aren't sure about new digital markets and how it will all pan out but yet writers want their guaranteed royalties despite fact no one is sure how new market will develop and how much profit if any will make from it.
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• United States
23 Nov 07
Thanks for the comment. Yeah, it's so hard to regulate the internet that nobody is really 100% sure how any internet business will pan out. Not to mention how hard it is to make money from digital media simply because it's so easy for it to be downloaded and shared for free.
@RaMan19 (95)
• United States
23 Nov 07
It's gonna be hard on actors too. Being an actor myself I know how hard it is to find a job in the business and no new scripts means no new jobs (other than reality tv and gameshows). This strike isn't just affecting the writers and the fans, it's affecting all of the industry to some extent.
@tails5 (115)
• Australia
22 Nov 07
Both sides are insane, sure, the writers should get their damn 2% increase, but how do they expect to be paid at all when they won't do any work until their wages raise by 2%, it's just insane!
@ymesako (21)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
what! only three episodes to go! They should be giving fare wages so that we could watch more of our favorite shows!
@RaMan19 (95)
• United States
22 Nov 07
As much as I think that people should be given fair wages for what they do I heard that this strike is all about the ~2.5% of industry income that comes from dvd royalties. The writers aren't getting a piece of it, and they want it. It's just ridiculous, all this for a 2% pay increase. Also I love Heroes and it makes me mad to think that I won't be able to see any new episodes from 12/4/07 until possibly 2009. grrrrrrrrr.
@mabelk (209)
• Germany
21 Nov 07
I read in Wiki that they're only broadcasting until the 3rd of Dec. and "may" be the season finale that's because, you thought that right, of the strike.