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Topics: Strike, WGA, Lost

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

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"Lost" writers hoping the extra time the strike will give them will be enough to tie-up loose ends

Burbank, California - The WGA stepped up the strike this week by ordering all its members to turn over their scripts by last Friday. The measure was taken to ensure writers compliance with the WGA strike by reducing the temptation of any writer to cross the picket line by secretly ghost writing behind the scenes. However, the writers of the popular ABC reality spin-off show "Lost" were exempted.

"We're just hoping the strike will last long enough for us to tie-up all the loose ends," said a "Lost" writer on the reality like TV show.

However, strike bosses at the WGA and producers of the "Lost" both doubt the strike will last that long.

"We don't know how long the strike will last," said a spokesperson for the WGA. "But judging from all the plot twists and turns 'Lost' has, it's clear they clearly do not have enough time to finish the finale, even if the strike lasted for several years."

Rumor has it the "Lost" writers are frantically pouring over old storyboards attempting to retrace the initial storyline.

"At this point, our only hope to make sense of it all for us, much less our viewers," said the head writer of the "Lost" show.

Reportedly, the situation has become so dyer, the writers have turned to other professions for help.

"We're taking a two pronged approach to find any plausible ending of the show at this point," said an assistant writer on the show. "So we have hired a psychic to reach out to sprits from the world beyond."

However, only half the writing staff agreed with the decision to go with a psychic and as a result, they have splintered off from the other writers to form their own group and hire an engineer to help them.

"We figure that if the government was able to reverse engineer that flying saucer they got at Area 51," said the new head writer of the splinter group. "One good MIT engineer could help us reverse engineer our show by the time strike is over -- Hey, wait a minute that just gave me another idea."

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