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Posted on 03/02/2009 5:17:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Jack Bauer Now Uses Recycled Weapons
Fox will announce today that thriller "24" is going green. Whether Kiefer Sutherland, who plays agent Jack Bauer, will start slamming terrorist suspects' heads into tables made from salvaged pine beams, or making close call getaways in helicopters fueled by leftover french fry oil, is unclear.
But according to a New York Times article yesterday, the network has stepped things up to become the first "carbon neutral show." Fox has "hired consultants to measure the carbon-dioxide output from the production, started using 20 percent biodiesel fuel in trucks and generators, installed motion monitors in bathrooms and kitchens to make the lights more efficient and paid the higher fees that help California utilities buy wind and solar power."
Executive producer Howard Gordon has been making eco-friendly changes to the show since 2007, but the cast and crew have also started emailing scripts, instead of distributing print-outs, and use hybrid vehicles to travel on the set, apparently saving 1,300 gallons of gas per season. (Though Fox undermines this achievement by pointing out to the Times that the show goes through 1,000 gallons a week.)
But, phew, car crashes are the exception! Producers are reluctant to stage them, and have instead, purchased enough clean energy from wind-power plants in India to counteract some of the carbon dioxide emitted when cars explode.
Gordon told the paper, "If we've needed a car chase, we've had a car chase, our obligation is first and foremost to the fans. If we have budget cuts and need to save money, then we'll have fewer car crashes."
"24" airs tonight as a two-hour episode. Look for announcements from the show's actors urging viewers to take green steps at home. It only takes a second to turn off the light in your interrogation rooms,
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Does anybody think that 24 has jumped the shark?
Jack is BACK!
I love the way he talks to the freckled one.
He's so focused.
Only if Bauer uses a Prius to chase down terrorists.
A bit more subdued this year but I don’t find myself looking at the show and saying, BS!!!
By 24 standards anyway....
The could recycle plot lines from other shows.
jeez... can these freaks just STFU and entertain us. I mean puhleeze, as if anybody gives a cr#p about what a bunch of high-school graduates "feel" about the environment....or war...or the economy or of anything substantial.
Now if I wanted to know where the best cocaine was, the most secure prostitution phone list, the most discreet hotels, who the best lighting crew was, who does the best f'ing makeup, opinions on divorce lawyers, crooked accountants and which casting directors will let me sample the next crop of actresses.... well then H#LL yeah, let me know what the Hollywood crowd thinks....
Otherwise , just STFU and pretend to be somebody and read your lines that somebody else wrote.
I want Jack Bauer’s cell phone. The one that never needs charging. I want his bladder, too. He can go twenty four hours without a pee break. He’s the man!!
Don’t suggest it!
Don’t forget to add who the best DUI criminal defense lawyers are.
One truly CAN’T make this stuff up!!
Why is he always whispering. It drives me NUTS!!!
I think they have jumped on the GREEN bandwagon.
Personally, I plan to GO GREEN tonight.
I am leaving the TV off and not watching 24 or anything else.
Wonder why HOLLYWOOD LIFE doesn't suggest that 'option'?
Why not just use recycled footage of action sequences from other shows and films? Saves alot of effort.
I don't care if Jack is 'carbon neutral', as long as his weapons work their deadly magic against the bad guys. ;o)
I'm so glad.
After all, it isn't like wood grows on trees.
24 jumped the shark years ago.
The *real* question is whether they'll keep me as a viewer when I suddenly start to feel preached to. That's what broke me from watching "Boston Legal".
The freckled one must of gone to the daytime drama school of acting. Every episode, she's having some overacted histrionic breakdown. She's like that woman on the movie "Airplane" everyone was lining up to smack.
They’re already recycling their own plot lines...and characters, too.
Now...about the show.....
Actually Top Gear showed that for that purpose a BMW M3 uses less fuel than a Prius
It also looks a lot cooler