24: Live Another Day. Discussion Thread. (Spoilers)

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  1. DarthPipes

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    Katee Sackhoff and the Saga of Redneck DiCaprio?
     
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    Yep.
     
  3. DarthPipes

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    Ignoring the obvious, another 24 trait.

    "Kim had another baby. A son. He was eaten by a cougar."
     
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    I like how the President is riding in a Mercedes limo. Uber American!
     
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    In 2018 the American Auto Industry didn't make it though the fiscal cliff very well.
     
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    Huh, the Gotham/Jim Gordon series looks really good.
     
  7. Agent Richard07

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    A slow start but I like the idea of having 24 back.

    I'm one of the few who actually liked the Katee Sackhoff subplot and couldn't see why others hated it so much. Nothing but frenetic non-stop Jack Bauer action is boring and for me that's what dragged a lot of the show down. It was nice to have a side story that you at least hoped would intersect with the main plot at some point.
     
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    The thing was it literally came out of no where, it was a complete 180 from what the character had done/said at the point and the show runners themselves admit they didn't know what to do with her but then thought it was "perfect" to make her a mole. A trope the series had well overused.
     
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    What year is this supposed to take place in? With all the craziness of the first 8 seasons, that I rarely watched but get the point, they never took place one day / year after another. So is this like 2032 now or something? :lol:
     
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    Roughly 2019 if we assume the first season took place in 2000, an election year.
     
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    The point where they turned her into a mole wasn't handled well but I thought everything up to that was okay.

    It takes place in the perpetual now.
     
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    Which is ridiculous and makes events in the series make less and less sense than if we just assume it takes place in the future.
     
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    That' what I was afraid of It's like the Odyssey series of books. Each one is a semi squeal and for some reason 3001 changed all the dates from the previous books, it's just stupid!
     
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    Which is why I ignore it because it doesn't make sense. All of the events of the series obviously have happened and has impacted the characters for the "perpetual now" to make sense it would mean shifting earlier seasons more and more into the past which, before too long, they take too far back in the past for the series to have been viable as certain technological, political and sociological advancements become less and less likely to have existed back then.

    Some 18 years or so have passed since the first season is we go with the "perpetual now" idea then the first season took place in 1994. Which makes some of the stuff in it slightly less likely. (Not impossible, necessarily just less likely.)

    Figuring it out just now it should be sometime in 2019 in the 24 universe assuming the first season took place in 2000, an election year in the past when the show premiered. If it took place in then then future of 2004 then it's 2023 in the 24-universe. Just over 18 years have passed over the course of the series.
     
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    Kim Raver was rockin' it tonight.

    And it looks like we don't need separate episode threads after all.
     
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    Yeah, I think we'll be okay with a single thread.

    When the chick walked into the Bloke's Room I knew she was going to kill him and be a bad guy.
     
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    While it was nice to see Jack again, I wasn't wowed by it.

    It's sort've obvious Jack is going to try and get back with Audrey, turning pompous asshole husband into some kind of villain in the mean time. Benjamin Bratt will be relegated to the sidelines, while his two bickering subordinates fumble after Jack and Chloe.

    But what 24 has done so well and done so well again here is the WTF moment of the British terrorists hacking in the US drones and what is going on there.
     
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    I like the 2019 idea. It fits into the timeline and it's not too far into the future. I haven't seen the Veronica Mars movie, but if she graduated in 2006 and i's 10 years later it must be 2016. Things should just go with it, we understand the time differences.

    It's like changing the timeline of Star Trek because we now have tech more advance than they did 2290 or whenever TOS takes place in. Yeah I'm on a Star Trek forum and don't remember. :lol:
     
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    TOS virtually took place exactly 300 years from when the show/movies were made, the 2260s for the series and the 2270s-2290s for the movies.
     
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    Actually, it's an alternate universe. Elections take place 1998, 2002 (The Democratic Primary), etc.

    The real question is -- how old is Jack? He's been a grandpa for like 6 or 7 years...how old was he & Kim when they started?

    Also -- where's Chloe's child? Or will we find out later?

    And Also -- where's Aaron Pierce??? He's retired, so we can't he be in London for vacation?
     

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