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BUFFY-ANGEL Uberscribe Fury Leaves LOST To Join Minear & Espenson on THE INSIDE! Then He Ruins Jack Bauer's Fifth Day!

I am – Hercules!!

David Fury, the guy who’s been churning out all the best “Lost” scripts, just closed a lucrative deal to join Tim Minear on "The Inside" for six episodes.

He's also signed on as the new co-executive producer on "24," helping to ruin Jack Bauer's fifth day.

You all know what “24” is. You can learn more about Fox’s brilliant “The Inside,” which I think is now going to debut in this autumn, here.

In addition to his "Lost" legacy, Fury has authored more teleplays set in the Buffiverse than any human alive. He also played the guy who got the mustard out on the best episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ever.

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  • April 5, 2005, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for Day 5!!

    by Z0D

    The Jack Bauer Power Hour returns! ___KNEEL___

  • April 5, 2005, 2:28 p.m. CST

    So is this confirmation...

    by chrth

    That Jack doesn't die this season?

  • April 5, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by Purgatori

    that rather sucks. Why no kind of spoiler warnings on that one?? Isn't that the big deal on these shows, that maybe Jack is going to make it? Everyone is Expendable!! Isn't that their tag line this season.

  • April 5, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Jack should have been expendable last night

    by TraitorZaarin

    I was half hoping that while Jack was searching through the harddrive in closeup, all of a sudden that faux FBI agent would get up and plug him in the back of the head. How shocking would that have been? All our eyes were on AF1 exploding, and to pull out THIS as the twist would have shocked the hell out of me. But instead they went with the predictable plane explosion, which as we learned in the teaser, probably won't result in any real casualties like the Prez and/or his son. Le sign.

  • April 5, 2005, 2:57 p.m. CST

    so now commander fury can tell us all what lost is really about.

    by dr.bulber

    as if we would believe him.

  • April 5, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    Good for the Insider and 24, not so good for Lost

    by Big Bad Clone

    But they all seem to be in good hands. I hope that the nets make sure not to have any of these on at the same time.

  • April 5, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The Inside = Cop show

    by JackDonkey

    screw you Tim Minear for making a cop show, Bryan Fuller 4tw

  • April 5, 2005, 3:27 p.m. CST

    But will he still do more Hours of LOST?

    by Drath

    I thought he was a regular writer for LOST too. Was I wrong or did he leave? Why?

  • April 5, 2005, 3:44 p.m. CST

    he wrote easily the best episodes of Lost

    by Demosthenes2

    Sad to see him go, not just from Lost but from SF&F, he definitely had some smart ideas and played a major role in the reinvigoration of this genre on television. Still, I look forward to his work on The Inside and 24.

  • April 5, 2005, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Fury and no Lost = very, very, bad. Fury & Inside = Don't care.

    by Tall_Boy

    That is all.

  • April 5, 2005, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Puppet Jack would be awesome!

    by zer0cool2k2

    And wasn't Fury the puppeteer/show creator in "Smile Time"? BTW, my Angel puppet is supposed to arrive tomorrow,anybody know where to get a scale replica sword?

  • April 5, 2005, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Anyone Listen to Bob & Tom in the Morning?

    by Squashua

    Jack Bauer is a regular caller. He uses the new cellphone that the FBI gave him, except it has a really shitty gay ringtone that he can't stop from ringing. Lost is going to suck next season. Very disappointing.

  • April 5, 2005, 4:56 p.m. CST

    He was in Hush?

    by Grando

    That being the best Buffy episode ever.....

  • April 5, 2005, 5:01 p.m. CST

    What's the best episode of Buffy?

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Though I'm a bit weary of Herc's praises, as anytime someone from Buffy gets news, that person is somehow involved with something that was the very best of Buffy, but what episode are we referring to here, the mustard line isn't sparking my memory.

  • April 5, 2005, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Hush is not the best episode

    by JackDonkey

    the best episode is the one where giles turns into a demon and he runs across spike out measuring crypts cause he's looking for a new place.

  • April 5, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Bob and Tom

    by Purgatori

    are freaking awesome. Those Bauer phone calls are classic. Especially when he's having Edgar help him..Dammit!! hehe

  • April 5, 2005, 5:42 p.m. CST

    "Hey I'm not wearing underwear."

    by ian216a

    Fury's Mustard Shennanigans were from the Musical episode. He dramaticly sings the praises of his local dry-cleaners. Top stuff. But, really, I don't wanna get bogged down in this argument, but "The Body" people. There is no argument. Best written, directed and acted hour of drama on TV I have ever seen. By far.

  • April 5, 2005, 6:19 p.m. CST

    ian216a beat me to it.

    by zer0cool2k2

    I was about to point out that "The Body" is probably the best episode of any television show, ever. The musical was great, but so was "Becoming, part II".

  • April 5, 2005, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Best Buffy Episode

    by Itchy

    It's that only aired in my mind, where Buffy teaches Dawn about love by having me come over and pleasure them both. Anywhere I wanted to.

  • April 5, 2005, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    The MVP of the "Lost" writing crew

  • April 5, 2005, 11:15 p.m. CST


    by jmc8y

    now that this has become what is the best buffy ep, i'll throw in for the body. although the first buffybot ep was hilarious.

  • April 5, 2005, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Looking good for Minnears new show...

    by Whedon

    Fury is one talented guy, I actually hope its him that Joss puts in charge of this proposed Spike tv movie. As far as the best Buffy episode, the Gift and the Body stand out for me. As far as the Funniest episode it goes to season five's "intervention" with the Buffybot and Spike. Just the way Gellar says "I'm helpless against you, you fiend" had me rolling.

  • April 6, 2005, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Wolf... "Out Of Gas" was the shit.


    It certainly beat the hell out of "Puppet Angel." (Although that was reasonably fun as well.) I tell you what; I tried and tried to get my girlfriend to watch all the Fireflys with me. She wasn't all that into it and barely stayed seated throughout the episodes until I played OOG. After that, she was a rock-solid fan just like me. Shiny, eh?

  • April 6, 2005, 12:17 a.m. CST

    I've always been partial to "The Zeppo," myself.


    And you know what never gets enough adulation? "Pangs," the Thanksgiving episode in S4 where a starving Spike is welcomed in to Giles' place, Buffy wants to make a good dinner, Angel makes his first visit back to Sunnydale, and a Shumash indian comes back from the dead and gives Xander syphillis. Fucking CLASSIC.

  • April 6, 2005, 12:33 a.m. CST

    OMG Pangs was a great one too...

    by Whedon

    Spike:"You made a bear!! Buffy: "I didn't mean to. Spike: "Undo it!! Undo it!! frigging classic. God do I miss Buffy.

  • April 6, 2005, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Lost is the best show on TV

    by AlwaysThere

    My God.

  • April 6, 2005, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Bow to the Fury! BOW TO THE FURY!!!


    This rocks so fucking hard. The Jack Bauer Power Hour just keeps getting better and better!

  • April 6, 2005, 9:18 a.m. CST

    lost vs. 24

    by jonahmavesin

    LOST is approximately 24,000X better than 24 at this point. Keep in mind that's an approximate number. 24 is at this point chewing on its own regurgitated material. Of course, a new uberwriterproducer gives me hope. But I've stopped watching this season in real time. Boring stuff.

  • April 6, 2005, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Shiny Indeed

    by JackDonkey

    Not the best "hour" of television, but the pilot episode of Dead Like Me is the greatest television ever. It's not an hour though it's like 73 minutes without commercials. Out of Gas was really good, and did you notice how in the Ateam centric episode on that planet with the hospital when wash and kaylee are in the junkyard wash tosses about one of those converter deals or whatever around like it's worthless junk. Greatest 4 hours of television ever was Angel in the pylea story episodes. it's no Dead like me pilot though, PS Dead like me pilot is way better than the following episodes, and I haven't seen season 2 yet and I'm scared too cause I fear it may be all lame Farscape season 4 style.

  • April 6, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Best episodes of tv

    by coop

    I happen to thing "Objects in Space" was the best Firefly episode. It was written and directed by Joss and had Jubal Early, the Boba Fett of Firefly saying some great dialogue. "Am I a lion?" As far as Buffy episodes, "The Body" wins. I can't even compare all the shows I've loved over the years, Twin Peaks, American Gothic, 24, Sopranos, Carnivale, Angel, Lost, Farscape, Simpsons, Futurama, Battlestar Galactica, Dead Like Me... There are just too many great episodes on too many great shows to choose a best. I just recently rewatched the series finale of Angel and that was just so damn good, the final scene with Wes and Ineria, the final scene with Lorn and Lindsey, the ending, just an amazing episode. Right now though I'll just go with my favorite episode of my favorite show, "Objects in Space" on Firefly.

  • April 6, 2005, 10:36 p.m. CST

    There are a lot of great "Firefly" episodes

    by Ribbons

    I'm partial to the pilot myself, which I guess is just called "Serenity," no? But "Objects in Space" was pretty good too. I DO have to give it up for "Out of Gas" for having the best line in the series (it's not as funny out of context, but fans of the show know why it works): "What's the matter with you two, arguing at a time like this? You'll waste all the air."