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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 

Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

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This series is set after the events of Terminator 2 (1991). After the sacrifices of Dr. Miles Dyson and T-800 Model 101 Terminator, the Connors find themselves once again being stalked by Skynet's agents from the future. Realizing their nightmare isn't over, they decide to stop running and focus on preventing the birth of Skynet. With the aid of Cameron Phillips, a beautiful girl who has a mysterious past also linked to the future; Derek Reese, a Tech-Com soldier from the future whose past is linked with the Connors; Riley, a beautiful schoolfriend of John; and FBI Agent James Ellison, who was assigned to capture the Connors but joins them after his own encounter with one of the machines. They begin a quest to stop the United States military and a shadowy conspiracy from the future from creating the program that will stop at nothing to bring humanity to an end. Written by Ron

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During Derek Reese's flashback scene in the future, we learn that Andy Goode was so ashamed of his involvement in creating Skynet that he began using the alias William "Billy" Wisher. William Wisher is a long-time collaborator of James Cameron, the creator/director of the Terminator films. Wisher also co-wrote the screenplay for Terminator 2 (1991). See more »

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Terminator Cameron Phillips holds a gun with her index finger extended beside the trigger. This is a safety provision used by humans to prevent unintentional discharge of the weapon. However, being a machine, she is not susceptible to surprise or emotion that would result in an accidental shooting or "trigger finger" response. See more »

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Jesse Flores: [Derek angrily confronts Jesse about Riley] Derek?
Derek Reese: Do you know who Billy Wisher is?
Jesse Flores: Who?
Derek Reese: No. No, you don't. Where you come from he doesn't exist, he never did. Billy Wisher was my best friend. He was in my squad, we fought together. We saw things you can't imagine. He was like my brother and I loved him. But, it turns out I never really - knew him. His real name was Andy Goode and back here in this world he created a computer program. The program that becomes Skynet. So, Andy Goode is dead. ...
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Best Terminator advancement since Terminator 2!
5 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This show is the best story advancement of the Terminator franchise since Cameron's Terminator 2 in terms of quality and plot development.

The plot of this series is set after the events of Terminator 2.

Most of all Summer Glau is the sexiest and most mysterious Terminator ever and Lena Headey really cool as Sarah Connor. Also Shirley Manson as Terminator with very mysterious mission and loyalties are so thrilling interesting ... but we will never know ... too bad!

I love the plot and the development of the Terminator story in this show.

And it's really a shame that the show got canceled (and Fox preferred the lame Joss Wheadon show Dollplay instead).


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