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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 11-10-2005 23:34 »
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News will released that FOX will be producing a Terminator television show to take place between T2 and T3.  There's also plans for a fourth film.

 http://www.cinematical.com/2005/11/10/terminator-tv-series/


 
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Terminator TV series?
Posted Nov 10th 2005 10:32AM by Martha Fischer
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According to an article in this morning's Guardian, a Terminator TV series - currently called The Sarah Connor Chronicles - is in the works. The series will be set between movies two and three, and will "focus on the relationship between the ultimate protective mum...and her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the world-dominating robots." You know, just your typical mother-son-world-domination story.

It's hard to imagine, but this really is happening - no Linda Hamilton, but the show's got a writer (Josh Friedman, who just adapted War of the Worlds) and a producer and everything. According to Friedman, The Sarah Connor Chronicles (I will never, ever be able to read that name without hearing Arnold Schwarzenegger in my head) will be on a much smaller scale that the movies, focusing more on family than giant car chases and shootouts. Additionally, it's thought that the show will in some way be tied into the upcoming fourth Terminator film.
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« Reply #1 on: 11-10-2005 23:58 »

What? That's fucking stupid. I loved the first 2 films (T3 wasn't bad, but lacked the brilliance of the originals), but god, just let the series die. I really can't see how a TV series of it would work.
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« Reply #2 on: 11-11-2005 01:22 »

If it's as bad as the third film, uh, it'll be... uh, really bad.
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« Reply #3 on: 11-11-2005 01:48 »

I maintain that the third was okay. It wasn't as ultimately awesome as the first two, but had it's moments, even if it was a little too light hearted when compared to it's predecessors.

Maybe I'm just biased because the world got nuked at the end. Weee!

I don't think a TV series is necessary, at least not in that time period. The only way a series could work would be if it was set in the post-robocalypsian future. Which would be neat.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-11-2005 03:19 »

 
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The only way a series could work would be if it was set in the post-robocalypsian future. Which would be neat.

Damn straight!

It would be great to see whats happaning on the front line with the human resistance and their battles with skynet
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« Reply #5 on: 11-11-2005 12:58 »

I don't like the Terminator or Star Wars. *gets kicked in the boob*
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« Reply #6 on: 11-11-2005 13:11 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
I don't like the Terminator or Star Wars. *gets kicked in the boob*

I wouldn't do that. I'd just tell someone else to do that.

I liked the Terminator movies, in the order of 2-1-3, but a TV series doesn't sound so good. I liked the idea of a Star Wars TV series, but a Terminator one doesn't appeal to me.
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« Reply #7 on: 11-11-2005 15:01 »

Was anyone demanding this? I mean, I know it hurts to admit, but the world is not suffering from Terminator-mania. The last movie came out 2, 3 years ago and didn't really set the world on fire. The Terminator characters are old, at least 20 years old. They just aren't part of the mainstream anymore, and so the show will have no audience.

I can't imagine this show doing any sort of business in the long run. It's too expensive (I imagine), and if Arnie isn't involved, that will make even less people interested in it. And, once again, there is the fact that no tv series based on a film has ever succeeded. Ever.
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« Reply #8 on: 11-11-2005 19:57 »

 
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And, once again, there is the fact that no tv series based on a film has ever succeeded. Ever.



Though you're right that a Terminator series is pretty much destined to fail.

evan

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« Reply #9 on: 11-11-2005 20:05 »

It's the exception that proves the rule. I was refering to great spin-offs like the Ferris Bueller tv series or the My Big Fat Greek Wedding series.
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« Reply #10 on: 11-11-2005 20:20 »

 
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And, once again, there is the fact that no tv series based on a film has ever succeeded. Ever.
Yay! Let's all prove evan wrong!  tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 11-12-2005 00:01 »

I must also lament the loss of a perfectly good naming oppurtunity: the Connicles.
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« Reply #12 on: 11-12-2005 00:58 »

I'm going to say this but once.  Unless otherwise noted.

For my money, "The Terminator" is the only real terminator movie.  Everything else is just spin-off.

I really feel bad what the series did to Linda Hamilton.  She did an oustanding job performing as the unwilling kickass mother of hope, and thusly pigeon-holed her career into being Sarah Conner.  Then as time went by and Arnie's fame grew to steroid-pumped size, her performance was then so overshadowed that even the movies fans (Like lunatic fans) forgot she was in the movie.

My brother told me about it.  She was on a british TV show, and the interviewer called up a fan who ran a terminator website.  He let the guy talk to Linda Hamilton, and this guy who ran the fan sight didn't have a CLUE who he was talking to until the interviewer told him at the end of the interview.

So sad.

Ms. Hamilton, I remember you.  Great job in the T movies, and not just for you, but your sister too!  Much love and fandom.
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« Reply #13 on: 11-12-2005 06:50 »

Terminator movies are big budget (well the last two were anyway...), TV shows aren't, they're just two different shows!...
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« Reply #14 on: 11-13-2005 09:12 »

maybe every episode of the show can end with us learning, like, an important moral or something.
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« Reply #15 on: 11-13-2005 11:04 »

 
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And, once again, there is the fact that no tv series based on a film has ever succeeded. Ever.

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« Reply #16 on: 11-13-2005 18:23 »

Now lets see if we can prove evan wrong for a fourth time
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« Reply #17 on: 11-16-2005 16:32 »
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day is my favorite movie of all time, so i'm interested in anything to do with Terminator, but i'm skeptical. Especially a show chronicaling Sarah Conner. I think her performance in T2 was great, and anyone who doesn't know who she is is an idiot.

If there is a movie, when will it come out, and will Arnold be in it?

They're making a lot of movies into video games these days (James Bond: From Russia with Love, The Warriors, and others i'm sure), I hope they do that with Terminator 1 and 2.
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« Reply #18 on: 11-16-2005 20:02 »
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i regress
DotheBartman

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« Reply #19 on: 11-16-2005 21:26 »
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Nobody said anything about series turned into movies.

And even if we were, this would be the correct response:
 http://imdb.com/title/tt0158983/
Zogonif

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« Reply #20 on: 11-17-2005 01:55 »

and also X-files that got itself a movie
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #21 on: 11-05-2007 13:07 »
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I just saw the teaser for the new Terminator series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  From what it looks right now, it's a hit or mess.  It'll be debuting in Jan.
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« Reply #22 on: 11-05-2007 20:06 »

A midseason replacement? I'm going to go with mess ...or miss, if that's what you meant to say.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #23 on: 11-10-2007 01:43 »

I'll give it a watch, but I'm predisposed to love the film, not the series that follows.  I just think there's something big missing when you don't get to hear AH-NULD saying "Sarah Connnuh"...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #24 on: 01-16-2008 00:09 »
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I saw the pilot and second episode of The Sarah Conner Chronicles.  It's actually better than I expected, and I didn't expect much.  I'm going to continue tuning in until it becomes uninteresting.

I also found out that Christain Bale is in talks to play John Conner in a new Trilogy to the terminator series.

I don't know what to think.  All I know it's going to be hard seeing a terminator movie without Arnold.

 
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John Connor won't just be back. He'll also be bat.

The Dark Knight himself, Christian Bale, has signed on to star as the heir to the cyborg-battling rebellion in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the long-awaited fourth installment in the Terminator franchise.

While details on the film's plot have been kept under tight wraps, per the Hollywood Reporter, the action this time around will follow Connor, now in his thirties, leading the remainder of the human race in its ever-worsening battle against the machines.

However, reports have also been circulating that Bale's role, despite the party tag line, will not be as leading as it seems and that while Connor will indeed lead the rebellion, the next batch of films will actually feature a different character at the center of the action.

Taking on a smaller part in the series would seemingly make sense for Bale, who will no doubt need to devote increasing amounts of time to the revamped Batman franchise in future years.

Size of the part aside, Bale will join the ranks of previous Connor channelers Edward Furlong and Nick Stahl, both of whom played the character in T2 and T3, respectively.

Earlier this year the Halcyon Company, which produces the Terminator flicks, announced it would be reviving the blockbuster series with at least three new installments. Rather than picking up where Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines left off, however, the fourth installment will instead mark the beginning of a new trilogy.

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins has already been fast-tracked for production, with producers looking to get the film in theaters by summer 2009, when its premiere will coincide with the release of a new Terminator video game.

Their haste in pushing the film into theaters is understandable as the franchise has so far grossed just over $1 billion since the first Terminator was released in 1984.

This time around, McG will direct the flick, which will be released by Warner Bros.

For those Terminator fans who can't wait 18 months for their cyborg-battling fix, Fox is offering a timely reprieve.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles, an hourlong action drama based around the Terminator character—the would-be mother of John—as well as the mythology surrounding the movies, is set to make its two-night premiere on the network Jan. 13 and 14.

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« Reply #25 on: 01-16-2008 15:04 »

Watched a bit of the first show. Incredibly lame, and lol@ replacing the terminator with a girl terminator...terminatrix?
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« Reply #26 on: 01-16-2008 16:36 »
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The only two words that come to mind after watching are: Incest Undertones.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-16-2008 16:55 »

Needed more naked Summer Glau
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« Reply #28 on: 01-16-2008 20:35 »

I just caught the 2nd episode of the new terminator series, and I'm not buying into it.  Big mistake to out swap the terminator character AHHNULD played for a 18 year old hottie girl terminatrix; it eliminates any kind of menacing edge to the show, and makes it kinda white bread. 

Will John Connor survive to lead the resistence?  Who knows, who cares; yawn... 
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« Reply #29 on: 01-17-2008 18:59 »

 
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Needed more naked Summer Glau

You mean there was some naked Summer Glau?
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« Reply #30 on: 01-18-2008 09:55 »

 
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Needed more naked Summer Glau

That girl freaks me out. So did the T-X.  Actually, any naked white girl killing machine scares the hell out of me.  eek

So far the tv show isn't bad.  smile
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #31 on: 01-22-2008 00:47 »

Another decent episode of Terminator. I liked the whole metal plate in head joke for Summer.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #32 on: 02-06-2008 15:58 »

I saw this past episode was it was another good episode.  I saw the promo for next week's episode and it looks good as well.
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« Reply #33 on: 02-07-2008 03:48 »

I never thought I'd miss the acting talent of Arnold Schwarzeneggar.  Killing machines are just so hard to play.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #34 on: 02-12-2008 15:01 »

At first, I was hestiant at this series since Arnold wasn't involved, but this series has earn my interest.  This past episode was another good episode.  Loved the shocking revelation at the end.  Can't wait for next week.
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« Reply #35 on: 02-12-2008 18:55 »

Just saw an episode last night. Seems okay.
Though as much as I love Summer, she makes a very unconvincing terminator. Aside from the fact that she's too little and delicate looking, her lines are delivered with a bit too much emotion for a Terminator in my opinion.
Anyway, who wants to bet that John Connor will end up trying to shag her?
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« Reply #36 on: 02-12-2008 19:48 »

No bet here.  My nephew's been making the same comments himself...
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« Reply #37 on: 02-12-2008 21:23 »

Metal vaginas are the best.

I... er... imagine.
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« Reply #38 on: 02-12-2008 22:01 »

*Melted vaginas
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« Reply #39 on: 02-12-2008 22:06 »

I'd imagin it would look like one of those vagina sex toys, you know the ones...... ...that ah.. gyrate.

Not that I'd now about gyrating.
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