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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 

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Set after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lena Headey ...  Sarah Connor 31 episodes, 2008-2009
Thomas Dekker ...  John Connor 31 episodes, 2008-2009
Summer Glau ...  Cameron Phillips / ... 31 episodes, 2008-2009
Richard T. Jones ...  James Ellison 31 episodes, 2008-2009
Brian Austin Green ...  Derek Reese 23 episodes, 2008-2009
Garret Dillahunt ...  Cromartie / ... 18 episodes, 2008-2009
Shirley Manson ...  Catherine Weaver 17 episodes, 2008-2009
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This series is set after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (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 ahmetkozan

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English

Release Date:

13 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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14 years before the series first aired on American television, Thomas Dekker had a small role as one of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's children in Star Trek Generations (1994). In the sequel Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew travel back in time to Post World War III April 4th 2063 as they set out to stop the evil cyborg creatures The Borg from preventing alcoholic rocket scientist Zefram Cochrane from piloting his warp ship and making first contact with extra terrestrials which will alter the timeline and prevent the formation of the United Federation of Planets. See more »

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Male Voiceover: [Season 2 Opening Intro] In the future a computer program called Skynet will declare war on the human race. Machines have travelled back in time taking human form to terminate John Connor, the future leader of the resistance. Sarah Connor, John Connor's mother, teacher, and protector. Cameron, a terminator reprogrammed to defend them at all costs. Derek Reese, John's uncle and a commanding officer with the resistance. Together they fight to stop Skynet from ever being created. The battle for our...
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A fantastic start to a show with great potential
12 August 2007 | by antony-1See all my reviews

You know when you sit down and watch something new, and it grabs you, surprises you and entertains you? Well it doesn't happen all the time, but this show did that with me.

With a big franchise, and some very big shoes to fill (i.e. Linda Hamilton's) the show and its cast have quite a big battle on their hands. But for the most part the show's pilot does justice to the franchise, and forges ahead with a new direction, extremely well.

The pilot wears its Terminator heart on its sleeve, with lots of Terminator action, but it sufficiently sets up stories so that the show can run for many seasons exploring the Terminator universe while not having to resort to robot-of-the-week.

Lena Headey has a tough job taking on such an iconic role, and I couldn't help but compare her to Linda Hamilton (and to miss Hamilton at times). But she showed some great potential, and in some moments I thought "this actress is going to be cool". I have faith she will do well and turn the role into something that is her own.

Give the show a chance, this one can really go somewhere. If FOX doesn't cancel it that is.


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