Anyone else watching 24 – Day Zero, the highly amusing Flash prequel to everyone’s favourite preposterous Fox thriller? It’s worth tuning into an episode just to see the slightly rubbish looking animation. But it also does a relatively good job of recreating the feel of 24 in a short amount of time; they even got Kiefer Sutherland to voice Jack. It’s also filling in various gaps about how Nina and Jack got together before Day One.
I feel a little shortchanged they couldn’t get Sarah Clarke and Xander Berkeley to voice Nina Myers and George Mason, but I imagine that all that deodorant advertising sponsorship money can only stretch to one of the original actors.
Give it a whirl if you need to divert your attention for a while.
I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.