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Old 06-04-2005, 14:48   #1
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David Fury quits Lost

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http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=30738
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Old 06-04-2005, 16:07   #2
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Is this really a big deal? He only wrote 4 scripts according to the story.

When I first saw this headline (on another site) I thought it was one of the actors.
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Old 06-04-2005, 16:50   #3
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He might only have written four, but one of them was what, IMHO, has been one of the two best episodes though - "Walkabout" (the first Locke-centric episode, you know the one). No idea if its a big deal.
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Old 06-04-2005, 16:59   #4
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I think time will tell, they've still got some of the more creative and interesting writers on Lost, I wouldn't think it'd be anything to worry about. Quality control seems pretty high on the show, so anything that was rubbish wouldn't get through, and they've got the next couple of seasons (or more) planned out. Right now, I'd say not worry... if it goes the way of Alias, then maybe there is a problem.
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Lest we forget that Fury wrote the episodes that seemed to advance the plot somewhat. It's through his scripts that the stories take a step forward (Not that anyone else couldn't have written the same thing).

However, lets hope he didn't leave because of the direction the show is taking.

And as for it going the way of Alias, people seem to work on the presumption that JJ Abrahms actually has something to do with the show - in reality it's due to name only. He heard and liked the idea, worked on it with Damon Lindelhoff and directed the Pilot, but that's as far as his involvement went. Lindelhoff spoke about this when the show started (As well as saying that it's very unlikely that JJ will return to write/direct any episodes.

He just got his name attatched to help get it made really.
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Old 06-04-2005, 17:32   #6
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Well this isn't great news but it mightn't be a major blow
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Old 06-04-2005, 17:39   #7
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sorry but I watched the first 6/7 episodes of this show and found it increasingly frustrating in format, have now given up on it.....I really didn't like the constant tease of what 'might' be going on, I don't see this one having 'legs' unless they plan to get lost every year....yes I know it has been renewed for next year.....
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sorry but I watched the first 6/7 episodes of this show and found it increasingly frustrating in format, have now given up on it.....I really didn't like the constant tease of what 'might' be going on, I don't see this one having 'legs' unless they plan to get lost every year....yes I know it has been renewed for next year.....
I'm with you. Watched five eps and have now officially given up.
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While I agree that the show is taking it's time, and can see how some people would find that boring. The numbers it's doing in the states is fantastic. It's nice to see a show that isn't all flash-bang! Character driven stuff, for once.

I have to be honest, you guys gave up too quickly.
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Yeah, way too quickly. To give up after 5 or so episodes is insane. To unravel the mystery all in 22 episodes is even more insane. I doubt very much that anything will be solved by the end of the first Season, but in true Lost style it'll probably give us something big to chew over.
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Well if you didn't like the first 5 eps then fair enough but if you gave up because you expect them to do the whole story in less than a year then you're crazy.

Why would they need to get lost every year? Solving the mysteries of the island and/or getting off could take forever. They might get off the island, come back with others to solve the mysteries.
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Guess that means Day 5 of 24 is confirmed
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Yeah, way too quickly. To give up after 5 or so episodes is insane. To unravel the mystery all in 22 episodes is even more insane. I doubt very much that anything will be solved by the end of the first Season, but in true Lost style it'll probably give us something big to chew over.
After how many episodes am I supposed to give up? If I gave every new show, say, eight episodes, I'd do nothing but watch TV and, frankly if I'm not enjoying it after five, why stick with it? IMHO, there would be one interesting character development an episode, but padded out by about 40 minutes of tedium... Obviously I just don't "get" it.

Let's see: US shows I've given up on recently - The O.C. one episode, Point Pleasant one episode, The Wire one episode, Deadwood two episodes. As far as I'm concerned, I gave Lost every chance.
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The Wire one episode, Deadwood two episodes.
You must be so hard to please then because you really have no idea what your missing. Although it is interesting that the shows you mentioned take character development over plot foremost, so maybe you like faster moving shows?
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Deadwood after two eps? Damn, you're missing out on one of the best tv series aired in recent memory
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You must be so hard to please then because you really have no idea what your missing. Although it is interesting that the shows you mentioned take character development over plot foremost, so maybe you like faster moving shows?
Indeed, goodness, no disrespect, Huy, but by giving up on the wire you've given up on an incredibly good show.

Some people might describe it as 'slow', but IMHO its gripping and completely absorbing - it's incredibly intelligent TV, very very well scripted and fantastically acted....but as GrossePointeJack says, perhaps the more fast moving, wham-bam action shows are more your cup of tea.
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Deadwood after two eps? Damn, you're missing out on one of the best tv series aired in recent memory
You may be right. What drama series am I watching right now? 24, Nip/Tuck and repeats of Cracker. That's pretty much it. Was watching Shameless and Battlestar Galactica, but they've finished. Given up on The West Wing and Alias because they've gone to the dogs. Intermitently watching (but most likely will give up entirely) Hustle (the new series isn't very good) and Desperate Housewives (because it's, y'know, crap).
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You must be so hard to please then because you really have no idea what your missing. Although it is interesting that the shows you mentioned take character development over plot foremost, so maybe you like faster moving shows?
Character and plot aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. The one deepens the other. My favourite drama in recent memory, State of Play, blended the two effortlessly.
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I think a persons attention span has a lot to do with it aswell. I am absolutley Loving Lost, purely for the fact it isnt giving you everything you need right away, and what is giving you is allowing you to know slightly more about the people on the island than they do themselves. We are being made to wait for the conclusion, whether it is this season or five down the line, and if it doesnt die its death and lose itself up its own arse its going to be well worth waiting for.
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