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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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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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Everything he is, everything he will be, depends on her. See more »


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USA

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English

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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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1.78 : 1
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Michelle Ryan was considered for Cameron Phillips. 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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Does what T3 failed to do.
17 August 2007 | by Alex AndersonSee all my reviews

First of all I would like to begin by stating that I actually enjoyed Terminator 3. I know that there are a lot of haters out there but I do not count myself as one of them. I enjoyed the movie for what it was. However, as a die-hard Terminator fan I believe "enjoyable" is an underachievement for a franchise as great as the Terminator series. Terminators 1 and 2 were classics, and the third instalment fell a little short.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles however evokes a feeling which was strangely lacking in T3. Excitement. The idea of ignoring the events of the third movie, which this series seems to be running with, seems a wise move. I enjoyed every moment of the pilot immensely.

Although a little sceptical before I watched the pilot, Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker are cast well as Sarah and John Connor. Initially I didn't believe either had the right look or attitude to play characters portrayed so well by Linda Hamilton and a young Edward Furlong. However I was gladly mistaken. Headly does Sarah Conner almost as well as Hamilton, a high praise if there ever was one, and Dekker plays the reluctant leader with credibility. I see both actors growing into their roles more with each new episode. The main highlight in my opinion was Summer Glau in her role as Cameron. She portrays her character with a grace and beautifully understated performance which is refreshing, and more believable and engaging than Kristanna Loken's performance in T3.

All and all, the pilot was a great beginning to the series with some nice surprises and a lot of action. It may have a few teething problems as all new shows do, but with a little bit of polish before it airs it will be a very strong beginning of a new journey for this classic franchise. Lets hope Fox shows some common sense for once and holds onto this one.


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