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March 5, 2007

The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Will This Be Good?

Lena Headey Screencap


Sci Fi Wire relays an interview with Lena Headey (in the shot above, from the Brother’s Grimm movie), star of the upcoming Sarah Conner Chronicles, where she mentions that they have just finished shooting its pilot episode. Apparently, the Sarah Connor Chronicles takes place right after T2, and will have male and female terminator characters.


Lena Headey, who stars in the the Fox SF drama pilot The Sarah Connor Chronicles, told SCI FI Wire that the show will begin with a confrontation between Headey’s title character; her son, John Connor (Heroes’ Thomas Dekker); and two new Terminators: a female model, played by Serenity’s Summer Glau, and a male one, which she called Cromartie, played by Owain Yeoman. One is good and one is bad; she didn’t say which is which. (Glau’s character is named Cameron, an apparent nod to Terminator franchise creator James Cameron.)

The pilot, which picks up the story from the end of the feature film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, begins in the desert, and “it ends with them landing in L.A., having run and escaped. Or maybe not,” Headey said in an interview at WonderCon in San Francisco on March 3.

“We just finished [shooting],” Headey (300) said. “We were in Albuquerque [N.M.] for a month. And it was very intense, because TV is crazy. I mean, it’s long days. It’s like boom, boom, boom. You don’t get any respite. But … I think it’s going to be great. I don’t know if its going to be picked up, because it’s only in pilot stage right now. But I learned to shoot many weapons and how to recognize a Terminator. So it was a good experience.”


Even if you didn’t know anything about this, chances are you could guess the plot. Sure enough, its just what you thought it would be:


The pilot “begins, and it’s them basically running, hiding, trying to live,” Headey said. “Trying to carve out a normal life for themselves, but always being watched and trying to locate Skynet, trying to stop [it]. But there are many, many issues in their way.”


Summer Glau Screencap


Considering the mess of a story in T3, I’m not too worried about continuity issues. And all things considered, I’d probably spot this as a clunker from the start, but, um, it co-stars Summer Glau as the Terminatrix! Any of you brown coats out there will know her River from the most awesome SciFi show Firefly and its companion movie, Serenity (and no, I don’t consider these to be cyberpunk). This alone will have me tuning in to the pilot.

This post has been filed under Upcoming Movies by SFAM.


March 7, 2007

Illusive Mind said:

Oh no.. Why must they destroy a film I loved so much!?

Oh right, MONEY! I forgot.

SFAM said:

Illusive Mind, I had no idea you were such a T3 fan. :)

March 13, 2007

Illusive Mind said:


I should’ve said “why must they ‘continue’ to destroy a film I loved so much”.

May 23, 2007

Darren J Seeley said:

I have high hopes for the series, even if Fox shoved it wayyyyyy into mid season.
I think there is a way to get around T3, and that’s a simple matter of paradox. Think about it: what if Skynet all of a sudden chose NOT to send back any Terminators back in time, since they all failed?

Then the machines win.
Okay…don’t think about it.

pizo said:

No I really think they could have stopped at T2. Talk about flogging a dead horse, good lord no!

Hammerjack said:

For anyone who cares, here’s the trailer for this TV show:

October 12, 2007

Terminator experiences Salvation: T4 is comming. said (pingback):

[…] Phantom Menace” part deux? After the debacle that was T3, and the upcoming “Sarah Conner Chronicles” series, one has to wonder if the Terminator franchise as any high-powered ammo left. Also, seeking […]

December 2, 2007

Matt said:

1st off, the people who made T3 are doing the TV series. So that scares me. However. I feel like they might be trying to fix there mistakes from making T3. Because, What I’ve read about the series already. It negates some of the stuff in T3. So that’s actually funny.
Also, If Skynet never sent a terminator back in time. John Connor wouldn’t be born to begin with. Because Old John Connor had to send his own Dad (kyle) back in time to protect his mom. In order for him to be born anyways. So talk about a paradox. If Skynet hadn’t bothered sending the first Terminator back to begin with. None of this ever would have happened.

January 19, 2009

maynard said:

Cyborg needs both organic and mechanical parts to function. Remove one or the other and the Cyborg fails. Terminators are Robots with living flesh grafted to the Endo-Skeleton

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