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    Has coddling tendencies. KiddSisko's Avatar
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    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Lame?

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    Oh geez, a Terminator TV show!? I think I'll continue to pretend that T2 was the end of the series.

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    I've been tempted to watch it, but I liked the T1-T2 chronology, and I sort of feel that T3 is sort of an add-on and doesn't really fit.

    T3 really broke that, from the concept of "NO FATE" in T2 to "well, no matter what you do, the machines are going to take over and nuke everything... BUT even though that can't be stopped, the one guy who will be leader can be killed." Sort of unfair that the machines can keep plopping things down a time machine to change fate, but people can't stop the incoming nuke barrage. :/

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    It was ok (I did skip through a lot of the show) and it has Summer Glau (River Tam--Firefly, Serenity) as the terminator sent back in time to protect the kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    it has Summer Glau (River Tam--Firefly, Serenity) as the terminator sent back in time to protect the kid.
    Hah, it's almost worth seeking this show out for that part alone. Though I think her being the evil Terminator would be so much cooler.

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    lamest show i've seen in a while. yuck.
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    Im a huge Terminator fan and the show was/is a huge let down. First off Sarah Conner is nothing like the woman in T1/T2. She is all girly. In T2 she stabbed people in the kneecaps with pens, was good with weapons, worked out like a maniac, was in a mental institution and broke out, ect.... In the show she is way to close in age to her son and the terminator is way to young.

    I fast forwarded through most of the show.

    It was a bit rediculous when the terminator sent to protect him uses the obvious "come with me if you want to live" line. It was pathetic as that line is so famous from Arnold noone else can pull it off. They are really milking everything they can get out of the name "Terminator".

    If you can get past the fact that it is a totally different cast you may enjoy it slightly. I felt like I was watching a knockoff Terminator 2 movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    lamest show i've seen in a while. yuck.
    I wasnt it gonna be that harsh. It's no Joss Wheddon vehicle (unfortunatley), but Summer Glau is really hot, so i stuck it out. It was sandwiched between a really great football game and a killer episode of Family Guy.
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    Thought about watching. But (a) there was a thing on Discovery about two amateur guys riding Stage 16 of the Tour. It was basically a one hour Trek advert, but quite good. And (b) it looked like it would be pile of poop.

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    I watched it, and I'll continue to, but I'm pretty sure I can see it coming as far as the plot from here on out. Sarah Connor is gonna get shot and stabbed, a lot. The girl-bot is going to have sinister ulterior motives and will eventually receive a shot to the head with that plasma gargleblaster ***. The boy will live. Interesting idea to have JC travel in time, that was good sci-fi. I'm still wondering what the role of Sarah's BF will be. And the big q on everyone's mind, whether you want to admit it or not, is- (drumroll please)

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    I haven't watched yet. (Got it in HD on the DVR.) I'm hoping it's not as bad as The Bionic Woman. Once Katee "Starbuck" Sackhoff's episodes were done, it was unwatchable.

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    I LOVED the original Terminator.
    T2 was good, but not as good as the original.
    T3 - WTF was that all about?

    Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles - I had low expectations considering it was a TV show to carry on a big budget movie series, and was a mid-season replacement show (while writers were on strike) at that. Considering my low expectations it was better than I expected. She's not the ass kicking Sarah Connor of the movies....but that may change as they evolve into their characters. It wasn't bad enough to leave just yet. I'll watch the 2nd one tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    And the big q on everyone's mind, whether you want to admit it or not, is- (drumroll please)

    Will John do the girl-bot? Is she programmed to hook him up with the benefits?
    I agree. I watched it at the bar after the football game. Summer Glau is a good fit as the female protector terminator. And the one exchange at the gas stations where she eats real food and says "I AM different." I think that scene alludes to her at the least having the ability to have some type of relationship with a young John Connor.

    In fact that aspect alone creates an interesting dilema for John in later years. If he had real feelings for his female terminator....how does he feel later when he has to destroy the machines as an adult. I think the show has some potential. Where they go with it....time will tell I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17 View Post
    I agree. I watched it at the bar after the football game. Summer Glau is a good fit as the female protector terminator. And the one exchange at the gas stations where she eats real food and says "I AM different." I think that scene alludes to her at the least having the ability to have some type of relationship with a young John Connor.

    In fact that aspect alone creates an interesting dilema for John in later years. If he had real feelings for his female terminator....how does he feel later when he has to destroy the machines as an adult. I think the show has some potential. Where they go with it....time will tell I guess.
    I agree completely

    That said, possibly the biggest thing my fiance and i were disappointed in was sarah connor herself. It really annoys me that they feminized her so much. The original worked hard to dismiss that idea of a tiny female in distress. I preferred the bulked up Linda Hamilton (not that she was huge) over the tiny armed current one. (the one scene where she was getting out of bed and her arm looked like a small stick almost made me gag)

    Otherwise I was interested enough to give it a couple of more shots. Like Bionic Woman, I will see how it plays out, but more than likely (like bionic woman) I will end up ditching it for some other series.

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    I thought the time travel jump was a unique ploy. But I can see the plot lines thinning fairly rapidly. I'll watch a few more times.

    It was kind of to imagine the Linda Hamiltion Sarah Conner repainting her house, but the conceled weapons stash was cool.

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    I thought it was... ok.

    Summer Glau is definitely the best part of the show.
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    Oh, it's on Fox?

    Don't get too attached to it, folks.

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    I've never gotten around to seeing the Terminator movies in full, so I have no expectations for the tv show. I liked it and will watch it again tonight.

    I like to have one series that I follow, other then that I don't watch tv. Maybe this will be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Oh, it's on Fox?

    Don't get too attached to it, folks.
    heh, true.

    I am sure there is a 'reality' show all keyed up if there is any hint of lower ratings.
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    "lame"

    Yeah...that was my initial reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I'm just anxiously awaiting the March release of BSG's next season
    Doctor Who baby....that will probably be Marchish too.
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    Meh. It was ok. I missed the first half of the show, but got to see the female terminator kickin' some drunken frat boy ass.

    I can't quite decide where in time the first half of the show took place. I know, yeah, 1999, but the casting is so different from that of the films, it's hard to really feel any sense of connection to the timeline of the films. Sarah is no longer a warrior, and she no longer has the "choke down your fear and get your ass in gear" bravado which made Linda Hamilton so much more believable as a mother out to protect her son, and consequently, the world, at any cost. This Sarah seems way too uncertain of herself, as compared to the Sarah of the films. I just can't get around that.... I'll watch the second half of the pilot tonight. Beyond that, no promises.

    As happens more often than not, I suspect this will be another series that doesn't translate well from film.... And that the only people who can truly become fans will be those who either 1) never saw the Terminator film series, or 2) are capable of enjoying the show SOLELY on its own merit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanp View Post
    I thought the time travel jump was a unique ploy. But I can see the plot lines thinning fairly rapidly. I'll watch a few more times.

    It was kind of to imagine the Linda Hamiltion Sarah Conner repainting her house, but the conceled weapons stash was cool.
    I think the Sarah Connor character will change/evolve if the show continues. Remember what the Sarah Connor character was like in the beginning of T1? She was young, and still had "girly" elements to her. I think the harder edge will come if the series get a chance to continue. Lena Headey was very good as the tough as nails queen in 300, so I think she can pull off the transformation into the harder, more complicated SC that we are used to seeing from the first two movies. Remember...even tough people have a soft side sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17 View Post
    I think the Sarah Connor character will change/evolve if the show continues. Remember what the Sarah Connor character was like in the beginning of T1? She was young, and still had "girly" elements to her. I think the harder edge will come if the series get a chance to continue. Lena Headey was very good as the tough as nails queen in 300, so I think she can pull off the transformation into the harder, more complicated SC that we are used to seeing from the first two movies. Remember...even tough people have a soft side sometimes.
    I agree.

    Although this character is supposed to be (2 years) after T2 and before T3, she should be the hard nails person of T2. But I think its more of a matter of the actress evolving her character. They probably start her out softer so they can toughen her up with character development over the series.
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