The Sarah Connor Chronicles

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  1. OobeDoobBenubi

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    Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar's C2 Pictures, which produced Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, has pacted with Warner Bros. TV and writer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) for Fox's tentatively titled The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The Fox series will focus on robo-warrior Sarah Connor and her savior son John Connor.

    Variety reports that Friedman will write the pilot and serve as executive producer-showrunner of the series, which will take place in the fictional time frame between the second and third "Terminator" features. Vajna and Kassar will serve as executive producers, with C2 senior vice president of development James Middleton also producing.

    In addition, Vajna confirmed that C2 is in "the final phases of development" of a fourth "Terminator" film and that the series will have a link to what's being envisioned as a new feature trilogy.

    "There will be a connection," Middleton said. Linda Hamilton is not expected to be involved in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And because the series will be focused on the Connor family, it's not anticipated that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a regular part of the series either.

    Middleton said the series will explore what happened to Sarah Connor after the end of "T2," when the character went on the run. "She has the weight of the world on her shoulder and she also has to raise a 14-year-old son who may be the salvation of the world," he said.

    Friedman said his "challenge is trying to figure out how to reinterpret (Connor) for television."

    Because the "Terminator" franchise involves time travel and alternate futures, Friedman believe he'll be able to take a few plot liberties in the series -- emphasis on "few."

    "The last thing I want to do is take a title and exploit it," Friedman said. "The show needs to stand on its own while still being respectful of the franchise."


    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=11940
     
  2. Sava

    Sava Dont cry, my dear

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    thats what Terminator needs... more crapy stories :up:
     
  3. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Shasta McNasty

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    I don't know, doesn't seem to interesting. I mean, what's a Terminator without a Terminator?
     
  4. Kable24

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    Exactly. :up:
     
  5. TheVileOne

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    Ugh. This does NOT sound like a rise.
     
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    More like the exact opposite if you ask me.
     
  7. black_dust

    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    shot them slefs in the foot when they made t3 now they are trying to saw the leg off ;)
     
  8. UltimateJustin

    UltimateJustin The Hype's Black Purist

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    It sounds intelligent.
     
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    "The last thing I want to do is take a title and exploit it,"

    Uh, that's what you're doing though!

    I think it'd be much better if the timeframe of this took place between T1 and T2, when she was still freaked about Judgement Day and training John. How exciting can a show about a Sarah Conner who thinks Judgement Day won't happen anymore? What show her waiting for John to come home for school with a pot roast in the oven?
     
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    black_dust FrEaK-A-ZoId!!!

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    You see thats much better, they could show the men she shacked up with and how she ended up in the nut house :)
     
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    This is not a good idea. If anything... a series base on the Future war is a better story. And even that shouldn't be a live action...cause it'll cost too much. They should do a CGI animated series set in the Future. Cause The guy playing Kyle reese is too old.
     
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    Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar's C2 Pictures, which produced Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, has pacted with Warner Bros. TV and writer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) for Fox's tentatively titled The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The Fox series will focus on robo-warrior Sarah Connor and her savior son John Connor.

    Variety reports that Friedman will write the pilot and serve as executive producer-showrunner of the series, which will take place in the fictional time frame between the second and third "Terminator" features. Vajna and Kassar will serve as executive producers, with C2 senior vice president of development James Middleton also producing.

    "There will be a connection," Middleton said. Linda Hamilton is not expected to be involved in The Sarah Connor Chronicles. And because the series will be focused on the Connor family, it's not anticipated that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a regular part of the series either.

    Middleton said the series will explore what happened to Sarah Connor after the end of "T2," when the character went on the run. "She has the weight of the world on her shoulder and she also has to raise a 14-year-old son who may be the salvation of the world," he said.

    Friedman said his "challenge is trying to figure out how to reinterpret (Connor) for television."

    Because the "Terminator" franchise involves time travel and alternate futures, Friedman believe he'll be able to take a few plot liberties in the series -- emphasis on "few."

    "The last thing I want to do is take a title and exploit it," Friedman said. "The show needs to stand on its own while still being respectful of the franchise."

    This sounds interesting and very possible to be a success. Love the idea. Terminator: The Series. Even if it's not Arnold exactly, as we all know- there's tons of machines out there just waiting for their time to strike. Should be fun.
     
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    Theres potential here, but I don't think it'll be realized.
    I don't see it working.

    And if it does make it's way on tv by some miracle, I think it'll be under-appreciated and be canceled within 2 seasons.
     
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    oh God...no more pain
     
  16. Triligors

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    well, it said no more Arnold Terminator. Which there are evidently many more models, such as the villain of T2 and villainess of T3. Meaning many different types of Terminator, just not those that look exactly like the governator.
     
  17. Ronny Shade

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    I've always had thoughts of a Terminator TV show.

    Of course I always thought itd be a sitcom with Arnold as the dad, Sarah/Linda as mom as they live with their son John Connor and all fight a new robot each week that is sent to kill young John.

    That's quality televison
     
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    It could be good if its given a chance.
     
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    The only actress I can see playing Sarah Conner in a television series is Michelle Rodriguez.
     
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    She's really hispanic though. She's tough and hot to boot, but I dont really see any Sarah Connor in her
     
  21. Speedball

    Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    Summer Glau as a Terminator...didn't see that one coming!
    Now I can't wait to see this :woot:
     
  22. Prognosticator

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    I could see this being the type of suckfest crapola that no matter what I think, I can't stop myself from watching.

    *Cough* Smallville *Cough*
     
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    So the first episode was pretty good. And dare I say it, better than T3.

    I mean, in the first episode they take advantage of the continuity of the first two movies way better than T3 did. In fact, T3 barely remarked on the first two movies at all. In the tv show, they went as far as having Sarah and John visit Miles Dyson's house again! Excellent nod to continuity. The action is decent. The actors are decent. In fact, they're probably better actors than the ones chosen for T3.

    I'd give it about 8 out of 10.
     
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    Throw in the fact she can not act as well.
     
  25. DocHoliday

    DocHoliday The King of Cool

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    Yeah I can't wait for this show. Good or bad it'll be good to have The Terminator back.
     
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