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Sarah Connor: Complications

“You’re in a desert, walking along in the sand, when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise. It’s crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?”

Do you remember where you heard that?

RECAP DETAILS AHEAD (don’t read if you haven’t watched it yet) …

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Sarah Connor: Mousetrap

Okay, so the title of this week’s episode of The Sarah Connor Chronicles is “Mousetrap”. And about 15 minutes into the episode, you already understand why. And then a few minutes after that, Cromartie point blank gives you the history of the mousetrap, and how it can’t really be improved upon. Which is probably true. It’s not really possible to build a mousetrap that’s much better than the original. But, as Wile E. Coyote has proven time and time again, it is possible to build a more COMPLICATED mousetrap … which may or may not work.

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Computers Are Assholes

I’m running behind on my W.Y.O.S.T profile this week, but ran across a hilarious”Internet List” this morning, and decided to share it.

Topless Robot has compiled a list of “The 7 Biggest Asshole Computers in Science Fiction“. Conspicuously absent from the list are Autopilot from the recent WALL-E movie and “The Architect” from the last two Matrix movies. Can you think of any others they missed?


They'll Be Back!

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.”

Vick's Chip & What He Beheld

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 Demon Hand

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

Dungeons & Dragons

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