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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 

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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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Josh Friedman
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2   1  
2009   2008  
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 (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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This season a mother will become a warrior, a son will become a hero, and their only ally will be a friend from the future. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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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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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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.2 (2008) See more »

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Best Terminator advancement since Terminator 2!
5 August 2012 | by frobin-jojoSee 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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