Welcome! I'm Acer4666, an admin on wiki 24. if you're just browsing the site, I'd encourage you to make an account and stick around. We're a friendly community and we all bloody love 24! If you have any questions or just wanna say hello, leave a message on my talk page or on another admin's page. Or, feel free to e-mail me - my address is my username, at gmail.com. Thanks!
I am a massive 24 fan and also love this wiki for reference and to learn about 24 stuff I didn't know. I've watched all the series a few times but my hands down favourite by a long way is series 1. Most of my edits and things are about that one, as although I enjoy the others I never think it gets close to the brilliance of those first 13 episodes. I agree it lags for about 6 eps in the middle but the end is cool too and better than all the rest! Ira Gaines is my favourite baddy followed by Christopher Henderson.
Back in 2002 when 24 first aired in England, I saw the cast on the cover of Radio Times and it said "24 hours to stop an assassin". I saw it and thought "god, that looks like it's a load of boring samey action stuff, I'll give that a miss". Someone explained about the real-time aspect of it, but I had previously had an idea to do a TV show like that so thought they would obviously do it far worse than I would have done it. So, the first few episodes aired and I didn't watch it.
During those weeks there were quite a few trailers for it, and I was a little interested what with liking espionage action type stuff anyway. So when episode 4 was on one night, I gave it a quick look. I liked the way it was obviously part a larger storyline, but the episode itself managed to be self-contained enough to sustain my interest. The next night, the first four episodes were shown together as a "catch-up", and despite missing the first half of episode 1 I stayed up late to watch the others. As soon as I saw Mandy get the bomb out of the fire extinguisher, I was hooked. I really liked the atmosphere of it, especially the grittiness of the Kim kidnap scenes. I watched the whole of the first series, and loved it.
The second series was also on BBC, but after that they switched to Sky, so I couldn't watch on TV anymore. I managed to see the next few by waiting until the DVD came out, but after the 6th series I felt the producers had pushed their luck too far, so I watched the last two illegally on the internet to teach them a lesson. I may buy the other DVDs in the future, but for now I'm not very equipped for editing on 7 & 8 as I don't have them to watch.
22nd July, 2009 - I signed up to wikia, in order to change the name of Greg Penticoff to Stephen, which I was sure was his name. That was hastily reverted by Blue Rook, but I was given a friendly welcome message and stuck around for a few more minor edits. It later transpired that I misheard Jack Bauer saying "his name was Theodor Cofell", thought he said "Stephen" not "Theodore", and transferred that name onto Penticoff for some reason.
10th January, 2011 - I started trying to identify all the filming locations on 24. I came to the site as I knew there would be lots of fellow 24 fans to share it with!
28th January, 2011 - I became a pagemove user, with the ability to rename pages (that user right was separated after I performed my erroneous greg/stephen move).
10th April, 2011 - I became a rollback user, to help revert vandalism.
13th June, 2011 - I made my 4,666th edit. It's not any special number for me, just a random one I bashed onto my keyboard when I had to make a username for the site. Also, "Acer" refers to the type of tree, as opposed to the computer manufacturers, I just happened to be thinking of an acer tree when I made the username. I realise now that my username makes me look like a) A computer hardware nut or b) a satanist (I just recently noticed the "666" in my name) but I assure you I'm neither of those things!
2nd July, 2011 - Became an administrator after a flattering nomination from proudhug.
My main project is trying to work out where everything is in the 24verse: my efforts so far can be found here. This includes real-life shooting locations, distances between places in universe, and matching up names with places! As a brit I struggle, and if anyone with a better knowledge of LA can help recognise anywhere it would be brilliant! Thanks to Carlos Barbosa for answering my e-mail query to him.