It’s official …
The Sarah Connor Chronicles will return in the fall.
“Not only has Fox has picked up Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for a second round, the show is returning in the fall.”
“[The show] premiered in January as a midseason drama, but Fox is shifting the show to its fall lineup for next season. The network on Monday handed a 13-episode order to the sci-fi drama [which] will likely get a new time period next fall rather than stay at Mondays at 9 p.m. NBC puts the similarly sci-fi tinged Heroes in that slot, which was on hiatus due to the writers strike when [the show] aired this season.”
“The series could also get an early back-nine order… Next May, Warner Bros. will release the fourth ‘Terminator’ film, which could make for some ideal corporate synergy should the TV series survive the fall.”
“[The show], which launched in January, is the highest-rated new scripted series this season among adults 18-49 with an average of a 4.4 rating/10 share. The Warner Bros. TV-produced series drew an average of 10.5 million total viewers.”
Okay, so just for the record? What we saw last night was not really a “two-hour finale” for The Sarah Connor Chronicles. It was the next-to-last episode and the season finale, played back to back. I’m just saying. I enjoyed both episodes very much — more on that in a moment — but I wish networks would stop playing this particular marketing trick. Because some shows actually do go out of their way to create finale episodes that sustain and cohere over two hours, and that’s not what this was. There’s a way to advertise things like this without being deceptive.
Rant over. On with the nice words now …
In “Vick’s Chip”, we do NOT find out that Skynet’s grandfather is the Commodore VIC-20, if that’s what you were thinking. Because we all know that Turk is the illegitimate love child of an Apple IIe and a TRS-80 (Model III). No matter what that tramp Amiga 500 says. Continue reading
The Connor Crew cleaned up some loose ends this week on The Sarah Connor Chronicles. First, there was the “Case of the Missing Hand” — tracking down that pesky cyborg appendage that got left behind a couple of episodes ago. Exercising her usual restraint in dealing with issues like this, Cameron blacks out the entire city in an attempt to retrieve said hand from the police evidence locker, but comes up short. Disappointed, Sarah assigns her to the “Case of the Missing Turk” — tracking down Andy’s computer, which is now in the hands of The Russian. Continue reading
This week’s episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles picks up where the last left off. Charlie manages to save Derek Reese’s life, with the help of a blood transfusion from nephew John, while Sarah finally breaks down and gives Charlie the whole story, cyborgs and time machines and all. He takes it remarkably well, warns Sarah about the FBI agent (who we know is Cromartie) that’s on her trail, then exits gracefully. I’m sure it’s not the last we’ll see of him, though. Continue reading
Well, it happened. I knew it would. After the first 4 or 5 episodes of a sci-fi series, either I decide it’s simply not worth my time — as most recently happened with Flash Gordon and Bionic Woman — or the other thing happens … I get hooked. The latter happened for me with this week’s episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The premise has been firmly established, a few ongoing plot lines have been set in motion, the characters have become familiar, and now it’s as if the writers have just pulled up in a truck and said to me, “Come with us if you want to live.”
Anyway, here’s the breakdown … Continue reading
No painted doors this week on The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Cromartie is looking for Coltan, the stuff Terminators are made of. The Connor Crew are looking for Cromartie (who is now the guy from The 4400). The Connor Crew instead find another cyborg, Freakgirl’s boyfriend Brian Bloom, who is stockpiling Coltan for use after Judgment Day. They stop him, destroy the Coltan, and Cameron saves a little bit for herself.
That’s all for now. Discuss!
Reprinted from Too Much Free Time
Okay, so if you watched this week’s episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, odds are you want to talk about those painted doors. Because seriously, what the hell was up with that? And I have some ideas. But first, let’s run through the rest of the episode …
Using photos left behind by the Future Freedom Fighters, Sarah gets a lead on somebody who may be responsible for the creation of Skynet — a former Cyberdyne intern (Andy) who now sells cellphones. She dates him for a few days, and learns that he’s created “The Turk” — a primitive AI that mostly just plays chess. When she learns from Andy that The Turk has moods — that its choices vary from day to day for no logical reason, she realizes this is perhaps the first sign of Skynet-like self-awareness, and decides to act. In the end, instead of killing Andy, she burns down his house, thereby destroying The Turk. Continue reading
Previously on Terminator … an artificially intelligent computer from 2029 named Skynet wants to eradicate mankind. So it sends a cyborg assassin back in time to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, the not-yet mother of the human resistance leader. Her future son, John Connor, sends back a man named Kyle Reese to protect her, and he does, and then gets her pregnant with John. Ten years later, two more terminators from 2029 arrive, one programmed to protect John Connor and the other sent by Skynet to kill John Connor. The good one tells them that a Cyberdyne employee named Miles Dyson will create the first self-aware computer in August 1997, which will evolve into Skynet. So Sarah tries to kill Dyson, and can’t do it, but he dies anyway and blows up all of his AI research. Sarah and John and his pet terminator kill the bad morph-y terminator, the good terminator kills itself, and the future is safe.
The Sarah Connor Chronicles picks up the story in 1999 … Continue reading