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In 2012, online petitions were set up for the series to be brought back and a 3rd season to be commissioned. The campaign to bring back the series continued even throughout 2015.
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The Character "Cameron" is a tribute to James Cameron, who wrote and directed the first two Terminator movies.
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Summer Glau got the role of Cameron based partly on the strength of her fight scenes in Serenity (2005). Josh Friedman wrote the character with Glau in mind.
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This series effectively 'retcons' Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), continuing the Terminator universe from the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
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Lena Headey stated in an interview she wanted that Arnold Schwarzenegger to make a cameo in the series. This never came to pass.
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Over 300 actresses auditioned for Sarah Connor.
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Summer Glau initially did not want to audition for the role of Cameron, believing she did not look right for the role. However, her mother convinced her to go to the audition.
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Acting debut of Shirley Manson.
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FBI agent Ellison is named after Harlan Ellison, the science fiction author whose work on an idea similar to the Terminator story was credited in the first Terminator movie.
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Lena Headey is the 2nd actress to play Sarah Connor, succeeding Linda Hamilton in the role. Lena Headey's Game of Thrones (2011) co-star Emilia Clarke succeed Hamilton and Headey in the role for Terminator Genisys (2015).
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Lena Headey plays Thomas Dekker's mother despite being only 14 years his elder.
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In the intro sequence Cameron's eyes turns blue. Cameron is a female T-101 and the terminators are known for having red eyes. However, in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), the T-X terminator (Kristanna Loken) had blue eyes.
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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: Judgment Day (1991).
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Dean Norris also stared in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as the SWAT commander at Cyberdine.
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Thomas Dekker portrayed a character on Heroes (2006) who was originally scripted to come out as gay. Dekker's agent demanded the script be changed so as to not jeopardise Dekker's chances of landing the role of John Connor.
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Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau were naked for real when they filmed the sequence which their characters arrive in 2007 in the pilot.
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Josh Friedman wanted to cast Summer Glau as Cameron Phillips in an pilot he wrote four years prior to "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", but she was already committed to Serenity (2005).
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Summer Glau had not seen "The Terminator" films prior to being cast as Cameron.
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In July, 2015. It was announced that a new television series of "Terminator" is in development and that it will intersect more directly with the developments in "Terminator Genisys".
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The character of Charlie Dixon was played by Tim Guinee in the original pilot. His scenes were re-shot with Dean Winters before the show aired in early in 2008 and Dean Winters played the character throughout the series.
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The source code that is visible on-screen in some episodes is written in Visual Basic.
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German broadcaster Pro7 renamed the show to "Terminator: S.C.C." because the name was deemed too long and to avoid confusion with German celebrity/singer Sarah Connor.
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Sarah and John are both blamed for the death of Doctor Miles Bennett Dyson, the inventor of the neural-net processor that led to the development of Skynet. In "Terminator 2: Judgement Day", Miles Dyson was fatally shot by multiple SWAT team officers and succumbed to his bullet wounds and detonated a bomb that destroyed Cyberdyne headquarters, when he remained behind to allow Sarah, John and the T101 to escape.
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Michelle Ryan was considered for Cameron Phillips.
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Michael Shanks auditioned for the role of Derek Reese.
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Sarah Connor suffers from PTSD and psychological trauma.
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The house rented by the Connors in season 2 is the same house used in Cellular (2004) where Jessica Martin was held captive..
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Despite playing such a stoic character, Lena Headey was known for constantly cracking up on set along with her co-star Thomas Dekker.
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Dina Meyer was considered for Sarah Connor.
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Jaimie Alexander was considered for Cameron Phillips.
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Thomas Dekker related to John Connor because of his nomadic lifestyle and that himself and his parents moved around a lot.
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2 years after the series ended, Lena Headey was cast as antagonist Cersei Lannister in the groundbreaking HBO series Game of Thrones (2011) (TV series). Emilia Clarke whom plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series went on to play Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015).
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Thomas Dekker is the 4th actor to play John Connor, succeeding Edward Furlong, Michael Edwards and Nick Stahl. Christian Bale assumed the role in Terminator Salvation (2009) and Jason Clarke assumed the role for Terminator Genisys (2015).
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When Shirley Manson was cast as Catherine Weaver, it was written into the script that Catherine Weaver is from Scotland. Shirley Manson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 26th August 1966.
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In a scene that was cut from the pilot (#1.1) Sarah tells Cameron about a recurring dream she had about protecting John, but dies every time and cries talking about, when Cameron removes a bullets from Sarah's torso.
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Jesse Flores is voted the most hated characters of the series.
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As of 2019, this is the only entry in Terminator franchise with a human's (Sarah Connor in this case) name in the title.
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Josh Friedman would later work on Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) as the co-Screen Story with James Cameron, he revealed in a interview that Cameron never watched the show not because he has any animus against it. It's just not his.
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James Cameron has never watched the series.
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Summer Glau auditioned and got the role of Cameron Phillips after being convinced by her mother Mari to audition for the role.
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Summer Glau's voice was dubbed over by an unknown voice actress when she played in Allison Young in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Allison from Palmdale (2008).
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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 whom 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).
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The 2nd and final season aired a decade before the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones (2011) which Lena Headey starred as Cersei Lannister.
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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.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The word "Terminator" was not spoken by any character until the finale of Season 2, "Born to Run," where Sarah Connor referred to Catherine Weaver as such.
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Not the first time Shirley Manson has played a robot. In the music video of "The World is Not Enough" by Garbage, she played a robot replica of herself whom the real Shirley Manson killed and took her place. In the series, Catherine Weaver (Manson), a T-1001 liquid metal Terminator, replaced the real Catherine Weaver, the CEO of Zeira Corporation.
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In the pilot, Cameron meets John on August 24th and that she had been searching for them for 73 days. This means that Cameron arrived from the future on June 12th.
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In the narrative behind why Jesse killed Riley in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today is the Day - Part 1 (2009), which is revealed that she had planned right from the start and frame Cameron for Riley's murder, so she could destroy John's trust with Cameron. Jesse had a deep hatred of Cameron and had lost all respect for John because he recruited machines and she had it her personal mission to destroy the trust and relationship between John and Cameron and she brought Riley Dawson with her from the future and used her as the tool to achieve her scheme.
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In the pilot, Cameron states that she comes from the year 2027. Both Kyle Reese, the T800, The T1000 and the T101 came from the year 2029, which was established in The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). It is obvious that Cameron was sent back through time to 1999 by John Connor and the Human Resistance 2 years before Kyle Reese, the T800, the T1000 and the T101 were sent back through time.
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In the pilot. Sarah, John and Cameron arrive in 2007, bare naked in the middle of a freeway. The same thing happens to Sarah and Kyle when they arrive in alternate 2017 in Terminator Genisys (2015).
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At the end of the series, John Henry removes Cameron's CPU and travels to the future. If the series hadn't been canceled and if there had been a 3rd and 4th season. It's likely in the alternate future war, John finds John Henry and gets back Cameron's CPU. However another version of Cameron from that timeline is programmed to kill John, but fails. Instead of destroying Cameron, John removes that version of Cameron's CPU and replaces it with the one that John Henry removed from the original Cameron which Cameron reactivates and now that she has a new Terminator Endoskeleton, Cameron continues to act as John's bodyguard and willingly aids the Human Resistance against Skynet.
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