Looking Back at the 2023 Writers' Strike
Hollywood's pivot to AI writers has ushered-in the most golden era of entertainment
During my primeline, I had the pleasure of witnessing a few writers' strikes. The 2007-2008 strike was particularly memorable because it cut short some of the shows I truly adored.
However, one silver lining from that strike was the birth of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Talk about persevering with your passion, regardless of the paycheck (or lack thereof). It was a labor of love for everyone involved, and boy, did it show!
So, when the strike of 2023 rolled around, I eagerly grabbed my popcorn, anticipating the artistic rebellion that might ensue. And, given that we were in the early days of the "Year of AI," I wasn't the least bit shocked when algorithmic writing truly hit its stride. I never thought I'd be eager to watch a show crafted by a machine, but boy was I wrong! Now, one of my all-time favorite shows, New Frontiers, is predominantly penned by AI, with a small team of human writers supervising and curating the content.
But enough about me, let me share with you an article I saved from a copy of Variety in a timeline where I use the janky time machine to journey to catch New Frontiers on Must-See TV Thursdays on OpenMSNBC-Prime (Channel 47,690) or through the magic of Interdimensional Streaming.