SciFi Friday: Lost Secrets, Reinventing 24, and Debra Messing’s Breasts

Many of the network shows are winding down towards season finales. This week’s episode of Lost had Sawyer talking about Locke’s propensity to blow up everything, as I’ve commented on in recent weeks. We also found that Sawyer and Locke had something unexpected in common, and that those who supply The Others with information have a remarkable ability to get information on the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 (even as we find that, to the outside world, there were no survivors if we can trust Naomi.) I find it doubtful than hanging out with The Others will turn out well for Locke, but at least he told Sawyer about how Juliette was working with The Others. Far too often characters get caught up in their own little stories and ignore the big picture, and ignore information which might be useful to other characters. ABC will be showing a special on May 17 looking at the mysteries on Lost in preparation for the season finale:

Hosted by “Lost” executive producers Damon Lindelof (also a co-creator of the show) and Carlton Cuse, the special will revisit mysteries that have been solved, including why a polar bear is on an island in the South Pacific, who the real father of Sun’s baby is, what caused the crash of Oceanic flight 815, who was in the hatch, what happened to the Dharma group, how Locke ended up in a wheelchair, what Kate did to become one of America’s most wanted, and the identity of the real Sawyer — who conned James Ford’s parents – leading to their deaths. In addition, mysteries that remain unsolved will also be explored.

The producers of 24 realize they have tried to do the same story too many times, and is talking about reinventing the show:

“I don’t dispute it’s been a challenging season to write for us. But it’s reinvigorated our determination to reinvent the show. This year could be seen to be the last iteration of it in its current state.”

I’ve previously commented that the structure of the show is too limiting, and perhaps they should tell the next story over 24 days or weeks to allow for more complex development than is possible in a single day.

Jehrico is ending the season with some excitement as they are under attack from a neighboring city. There might not be any practical use for that nuke that Hawkins has hidden away, but what about that tank? I hope they conclude tihs story line and don’t leave it as a cliff hanger. And was that preview for next week really showing that Heather is still alive?

Don’t bother searching for torrents for this week’s episode of Doctor Who. The BBC has postponed this week’s episode until next week, and the remainder of the shedule will also be moved back one week. Last week’s episode, Evolution of the Daleks, was a disappointing conclusion to the two part Daleks episode.

Tony and Ridley Scott are producing a miniseries based upon The Andromedia Strain by Michael Crichton for A&E.


Getting to our usual drift away from science fiction, If you’ve had more than enough over the controversy over a female blogger’s breasts, how about changing the topic to Debra Messing’s breasts:

Yesterday during “Look Who’s Laughing,” Tribeca Film Festival’s panel on women and comedy, Debra Messing claimed that NBC execs tried to increase her cup size on the set of Will & Grace. “When we shot the pilot, I was handed chicken cutlets in the wardrobe,” she said. “They’re like silicone boobs for women who have mastectomies. And I wore them. After the show was picked up, I said, ‘I don’t want to wear these. I actually like the idea that she’s completely flat-chested. I think there’s comedy in that.’ We shot three episodes, and then I was called to my executive producer’s office, who sat me down and said, ‘We got a call from the president of NBC, and he said, “What happened to her boobs?”‘ They were not happy. The show [was about] gay men, and I had to be the woman. They said, ‘You have to wear them.’ And I said, ‘I won’t.’ I left it in their hands.” The network eventually dropped the issue.

As mentioned yesterday, Gilmore Girls is coming to an end. At least this might open up a spot for Veronica Mars, especially if the new format without extended mysteries, which started this week, works out.

The non-surprising but still interesting revelation of the week came on Brothers and Sisters. Just because someone has a line like, “Just because you’re a whore, doesn’t make me one” doesn’t mean she isn’t one. Did anyone really believe Rebecca was the innocent girl who was attacked by her half-sister’s husband?

Correction: It is the May 12 episode of Doctor Who which is being delayed one week. The Lazarus Experiment will air tonight as scheduled.

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5 Comments

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    janet says:

    OK, I guess I put Apolo Ohno’s thighs on my blog and comment about them, so I guess I can forgive you, Ron, over Debra Messings breasts—LOL!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Janet,

    Besides, if the goal was a more salacious look at breasts, as opposed to a look at a comedy show, Debra Messing’s breasts are not the ones I would have chosen.

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    b-psycho says:

    Megan Mullaly had enough for both of ’em, no big deal…

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    Daisy says:

    Apolo is certainly a good dancer, but he is also a professional athlete (like Laila) so I would expect them to excel in a physical competition. Also, Joey Fatone is a professional dancer so he has an advantage as well. My personal favorite dance team is Ian and Cheryl. They have so much personality and give each dance 100% effort. Ian is not a professional dancer or athlete, but yet he has all the talent of the rest of them — last week he received six straight “9s” from the judges. I hope he surprises everyone by giving his best performances in the next two weeks and capturing the trophy. If you like Ian and Cheryl, please do your part to vote for them on Monday — vote 4 times for each phone number and 4 times online. If you like Ian and Cheryl, please do your part to vote for them on Monday — vote 4 times for each phone number and 4 times online. Also, Ian has really cool videos on his websites at http://www.IanZiering.com and http://www.MySpace.com/OfficialIZ and there you can sign up to receive his fun email blasts.

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    jackinjohnny says:

    she might be small in chest size but the rest of her is fine as hell …. and for her age shes sexy and id love to give her a tounge bath anytime…. shed give paris brit and linsay lohan a run for their money.. in fact i think deb could pull more dudes than those three any day

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