Monday, November 30, 2009

Binder Project results

Hi y'all!

We had 59 responses to the Binder Survey! Thanks to everyone who responded!

We are still searching for binders. We should have some choices to show you in the next few days and you can give us your opinion. Finding a zippered leather 3-ring binder with greater than 1" rings is the current challenge. You'd be surprised, when you read the fine print, how much variety there is in these binders/planners.
Stay tuned!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Binder Project!

We have had a really nice response to our plans for assembling binders for the three stars who are leaving Criminal Intent! Thank you for your interest!

We are now working on plans to acquire the binders - let us know if you see binders online which you think would be appropriate to send. We're leaning towards a zippered leather binder for Mr. D'Onofrio (gee, I wonder why?).

It's a busy time of year for everyone, but we will let you know soon about mailing address.

Start planning your page now! (it must fit in a standard 3 ring binder page protector, so ideally it should be on a page which is 8-1/2" x 11". European contributions should just leave a border for trimming the top or bottom to fit) Use only one side OR both sides of the page.

Have fun with your contribution! We want to honor their work and the pleasure they've given us.

  • Go serious - with a simple heartfelt thank you letter.
  • Go funky - create a page of post-it notes that the character might have stuck in their binder
  • Go creative - make a scrapbook page (8-1/2" x 11"!)

Go watch your favourite episode!

Please note this is separate from the NYTimes Ad Campaign.

Law and Order CI fans want to say Thanks to D'onofrio, Erbe and Bogosian

Article by Terra King

USA network has chosen to do away with three of the major characters on L/O C/I. Fans did their best to keep the cast as is, or even allow the cast to exit with some dignity. However, USA is killing off one of the detectives we've all come to love.

No word so far as to which star is leaving the show in a body bag, but apparently one is.

If you want to say farewell to Vincent, Kathryn and Eric, check the links below. See what is being planned to let these wonderful actors how much they are loved and will be missed.

Read the whole article here and leave a comment!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Personal Touch continued

The deadline for the survey has been extended to December 1. Make sure you fill it out - it will take, oh, maybe 2 minutes of your time!!

People send in one page of letter/thoughts/artwork (saying a simple thank you or wax poetic) which be assembled in binders (VDO's would be a Goren-type binder!) and will be sent to the actors. If there is enough interest we will go ahead with it (choosing binders, setting up a mailing address, donations if needed), if not...

We will probably do email submissions as well, but if you want to send in originals, well, hey, I'd be the first to applaud you!

The survey is here! It's just a quick simple one. It will only be there for a couple of days. You can answer yes or no to any part of it. You are not committed to anything by answering!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Personal Touch

Well, we may not be able to save Goren and Eames, but we can show the actors who made these fabulous characters our appreciation.

Ever since a binder was suggested, it's been an idea that wouldn't rest. So we're putting this idea out into the world. This is only a survey to see if there is any interest.

People send in one page of letter/thoughts/artwork (saying a simple thank you or wax poetic) which be assembled in binders (VDO's would be a Goren-type binder!) and will be sent to the actors. If there is enough interest we will go ahead with it (choosing binders, setting up a mailing address, donations if needed), if not...

The survey is here! It's just a quick simple one. It will only be there for a couple of days. You can answer yes or no to any part of it. You are not committed to anything by answering!

Monday, November 16, 2009

NY Times Ad for Criminal Intent

Now personally, I'm not ready to say goodbye to Goren and Eames. It's not over till the ..... oh, never mind..... (how many times did they reshoot those initial JG episodes?) See, told you I'm not ready! Maybe I can think of it as a thank you ad? *sigh*

Plans are underway to take out an ad in the New York Times to say goodbye to the heart of the Law and Order Criminal Intent.

For more details visit the website:
Saving Goren and Eames.

Make a donation to the
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Farewell Campaign.

Let's make it an

Saturday, November 7, 2009

People's Choice Awards Nominations Completed

We hope you got your vote in!

The voting for nominations appears to be over.
They didn't give us much notice!

Friday, November 6, 2009

People's Choice Awards - Something Positive

Let's make sure that Criminal Intent receives the recognition it deserves!

Click Other and type into the box for:
Favorite TV Drama: Law and Order Criminal Intent
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Vincent D'Onofrio
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Kathryn Erbe
Favorite TV Obsession: Law and Order Criminal Intent

and you may want to add:

Favorite Country Artist: George Geronimo Gerkie

Make sure your categories have been ticked off. You will receive a message when you're done.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Examiner Article by Terra King about LOCI

Law and Order: CI Information revealed New cast member announced
November 1, 11:27 PMLas Vegas Movie/TV/DVD Examiner Terra King

Below is the main body of an email I received from a good friend of this column and of CI fans everywhere.

It is based on the words of someone who has proven that they know what they are talking about. I wouldn't print it if I didn't believe it to be true, to the best of both of the people involved's knowledge.

A little background. There were power changes at NBC a few years ago. These powers wanted NBC to reflect THEIR views so like a lot of people who move into a power position they want things their way. First they wanted all long running shows gone-This meant basically ER and all of the Law and Orders. Right off they set out to cancel the mothership and CI. But here comes DICK WOLF and his contract which states they HAVE to keep the shows for X amount of years or pay him multi-millions. Needles to say the POB (Powers that be) were pissed. There was also a clause the shows had to maintain a certain rating. Which all did. So the POB did what we all know--changed the cast of the mothership and moved CI to USA but USA embraced them and it became the number one drama in their cable category.

NBC wanted them canceled last year but USA fought to keep them. They couldn't give them raises so they gave at least Vincent a percent of the show. Noth got pissed at the offer and left. NBC POB arranged to have Goldblum come in. Bobby & Alex were given writers who half of them, this was their first show. The Nichols side had seasoned writers. Even with some of the crappy writing Vincent & Kate's shows still were in the top.

NBC POB pushed offering things they knew the actors would not accept. Eric went on and took a role on Broadway. He was done. Vincent being the gallant man he is bowed out agreeing to do cameo appearances--maybe. Kate it is my understanding thought they were doing like usual hold them up to the last minute and then settling. She was devastated when she finally realized they meant to fire them all but made it look like it was the actors making unreasonable demands or in Vince's case wanting to do other things.

Vincent would have done another season--but again this thing with WOLF so they wanted him gone.

(Note here they have started the same thing with the cast of SVU almost forcing the actors there out over raises. If they have to keep Wolf's shows they are going to have their choice of actors. Wolf protected himself and the show but not his actors.)

They did not want the chance that if the show fails with Goldblum and that Bobby & Alex would be brought back to save them so it was decided one of the characters had to die.

She doesn't know which, but last she heard they were leaning toward Alex with Bobby & Ross quitting because of guilty feeling from why she's murdered.

This is not in stone, she said they are still writing and she hasn't heard. Kate is crushed. Vincent is sick of them and well we know how he loves to die in his movies. SO....

I asked her why she did not tell me this to begin with and she said this crap happened before the last season and USA had the balls to stand up an fight back keeping them.

She thought they would this year too, but NBC suddenly came up with money for new shows they'd previously rejected.

CI has a new captain.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has joined L/O C/I as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. She will take over from Eric Bogosian who held the position as Captain for the last three years.

USA network also reminded us via The Hollywood Reporter that this is a kinder, gentler L/O C/I.

We now have a TV show with the same name as an old favorite, but none of the same characters.

Out of all of this drama about who would leave who would stay, we know have who will live and who will die. Either way the fans lose.

Check it out here:

Please read it and leave a comment on that site.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Poking fun at ourselves....

“Eames…can you believe this…they’re writing our names in
for President and Vice President. Wow!”

Thanks to OBC for this lighthearted moment!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

'Law & Order: CI' scoop: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio named new captain

'Law & Order: CI' scoop: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio named new captain
by Michael Ausiello
Categories: Law & Order: CI, News
Law & Order: CI is undergoing yet another staffing change.

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has been cast as the show’s new captain, sources confirm to me semi-exclusively. She replaces Eric Bogosian, who is the latest CI vet to depart as the show shifts its focus to Jeff Goldblum and new partner Saffron Burrows.

As I previously reported, Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Bogosian will exit after appearing in the show’s two-part season 9 premiere. Rumor has it one of the three will be carted off in a body bag.

The whole thing is here.

'Criminal Intent' has a new captain

I am so mad, I shouldn't be allowed near a computer right now.... Good thing I'm no where near USA offices... You sure can't trust that network to do the right thing....

'Criminal Intent' has a new captain
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio joining USA's drama series
By Nellie Andreeva

Nov 1, 2009, 11:00 PM ET

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has joined USA Network's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," completing the casting transformation on the police procedural for its upcoming ninth season.

She will play the new captain taking over the Major Case Squad on the Wolf Films/Universal Cable Prods. series.

Mastrantonio's character, who comes from a working-class background, succeeds Capt. Danny Ross (Eric Bogosian), who headed the division for the past three years, following the departure of Capt. James Deakins (original cast member Jamey Sheridan).

Mastrantonio is one of two new faces on "L&O: CI" for next season, joining Saffron Burrows. The hires follow the exit of four regulars on the show: original stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe as well as Bogosian and new mom Julianne Nicholson, who is being replaced by Burrows.

With the departure of D'Onofrio, the cop drama is taking on a lighter tone. It centers on Jeff Goldblum, whose character Zach Nichols becomes the squad's top detective.

Mastrantonio is not a stranger to police procedurals; she has recurred on CBS' "Without a Trace."

See the whole thing here.