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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.


Josh Friedman




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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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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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Guest star Craig Fairbrass had starred in a sci-fi film called Galaxis (1995) which had been described as a critic as "Star Wars meets The Terminator". In the film Brigitte Nielsen starred as an intergalactic warrior princess who teleports to Earth as she sets out to stop an evil warrior from possessing a magic crystal which will make him all powerful. Brigitte Nielsen had starred opposite Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger in Red Sonja (1985). See more »


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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22 February 2008 | by mandiscSee all my reviews

I watched the 1st episode of Sarah Connor Chronicles last night and I have to say that I was a little more than sceptical.

However I really enjoyed what they have managed to do with the franchise. It took a little time to adjust to the new actors playing these characters that i grew up with, just as it did for Terminator 3's John Connor. But at least that movie had Arnold in it right?? So what about the Terminators in this series? I found the bad Terminator quite menacing, it had the unstoppable feeling that the original movie gave. My only gripe with this guy is that the Terminator seemed to have an attitude. Like a kid who thinks he's hard....perhaps just my opinion.

And as for John's new protector, I was a little shocked by her appearance. However I am not slagging her performance, in fact the opposite. She remained so emotionless throughout the episode, she's very attractive (no doubt that will help John trust her) but there is also something quite menacing about her....

I guess we will have to wait and see....If you haven't seen the Sarah Connor Chronicles yet because you were sceptical as I was, give it a try. Just remember it's not a $200 million movie and it's more than likely you'll enjoy it.

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13 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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