As I was walking home, I was thinking about the '88 strike. Ugh! But what we have now, that we didn't have in '88 was hundreds of boutique channels. We didn't have a channel like BBC America. Now, should the strike be a prolonged one, they might be one of the few sources of new scripted TV there is. SciFi will probably have new stuff as well, at least in the B movie department. Which led me to wondering: will we see the big networks buying rights to air shows from the UK or Canada? And what about US shows that are made in Canada? I wonder what the small print on different contracts is as far as those productions being able to hire Canadian writers? And last, but not least, if this is a long strike, and goes as long as the '88 one, we could conceivably see the writers come back only to have the actors walk out in June. Dang!