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May 21 2007

Sarah Connor Chronicles Trailer. Summer Glau is prominently featured in the trailer.

This looks pretty good. But it's on Fox. Never a good sign.
I got to see Summer say "Come with me if you want to live."

Squee.

Re-engaging Dignity Mode.
That looks so much better than I hoped: I am looking forward to it now.
Joss, you should ask Summer to record it (and possible variations) for your cell phone ringtone. (Like when Steven Tyler asked Liv to record a message for his aswering machine in elvish)
Okay, that's just disturbing. Back to work now.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2007-05-21 16:47 ]
OMG - Summer as a good terminator, that made me giddy!
Ok, that actually looks pretty good. And it's also got the cheerleader's friend from Heroes in it. Am I insane to give Fox one more chance to disappoint me?

[ edited by fey_girl on 2007-05-21 17:00 ]
Wow, that was amazing, very much looking forward to the show!
That kinda leaks the "oh, hey, she's a Terminator" twist, doesn't it?

Still... squee.
Very, very cool. What the hell- hearts were made to be broken. I'll give Fox another chance to do me in.
"Come with me if you want to live."

I didn't think I could get excited about hearing those words again, but watching Summer kick that truck door open changed my mind.
I said it on the other thread where this was linked, but I'll say it again: It's so hard to keep hating Fox when they have stuff like this. Summer is the rockingest.
Summer looks incredible, but the show itself seems rather underwhelming if she weren't present. You know I'll be watching it though.
"I got to see Summer say "Come with me if you want to live."

Squee."


I had this crazy mental picture of Summer throwing open the door to Joss' office , holding out her hand and saying "Come with me if you want to live."


And Joss becoming a puddle on the floor.

[ edited by SenseiJJ on 2007-05-21 18:08 ]
ooooo. I am so excited to see Summer again..and as a Terminator, thats just dang cool.
I'm with you Toast. I'll bandage up my heart and get all into this one too.
Every time I look forward to a new show, it gets cancelled, doesn't matter what it is, but it's cancelled. The only exception in the past few years is BSG. I think the cancellation thing is somehow directly related to how much I look forward to a show.

So I'll make a supreme sacrifice here - - I WON'T watch the Sarah Connor Chronicles even though I'm dying too. Then it'll run for at least a season, probably more. Everybody can thank me later if this plan works :-)

re-lurking now...
Wow. I actually came here to say 'squee' in response to that, but somebody beat me to it.

I'm so on board with that. Assuming it doesn't suck.
Well now...I think the greatest gift Summer could be given has been bestowed: Joss squee'd at a line she uttered THAT HE DIDN'T WRITE!

;D

And just so I can brag: SQUEEE! OH HELLS YEAH! NEWEST ACTION HERO IS HERE!
I'm so looking forward to watching the first 3 episodes of this before it is canceled.
I honestly didn't like the third Terminator movie but wow. That actually looks like it's going to be good. Shame it's on FOX though.

It was awesome hearing Summer say that line.
I'm sure I'll be dazzled by the eloquence and enjoy the finely crafted set pieces before its canceled after the first add break.

Meanwhile ... god i hate the lowres junk that is Youtube.
Eh... it looks like crap to my eyes. Having an actor who seems more at home in a DTV Seagal flick trying to imitate Arnold is a bad idea. Dude looked awful.

John and Sarah look pretty bad, too.

Maybe I'm just rating it against the films too much.
People seem to like having Summer be naked in their pilots, don't they?
Am I the only one who thought the humor in the line was the sexual connotation? I'd call that living.
Got a buzz out of seeing Owain Yeoman (the funny UK chef/petty crim in Kitchen Confidential) in the part of the bad Terminator!
That looks amazing!

I sooooo want to see this show!

I love how it seems that people look at Summer and say
"Hmmmmm... Let's give her a super-power" :)
Owain Yeoman was also Lucas in the sadly short-lived The Nine.
My guess is it won't be cancelled early. It's a popular franchise and looks like appealing to a mainstream audience, so should get decent viewing figures if it's even half good. Plus, Fox probably paid a lot for the franchise rights, so they have an incentive to give it a fair chance.
"Come with me if you want to live."

Ha! Summer is awsome.

As if we needed reminding.
I said it on the other thread where this was linked, but I'll say it again: It's so hard to keep hating Fox when they have stuff like this.


Plus, they also gave DB a great steady job, "Bones", must be the only procedural drama that I really, really enjoy.
But it's also so easy to start hating them again, when they cancel a beloved show two seconds after it debuted. Now they need to find a steady job for Nathan.

My guess is it won't be cancelled early. It's a popular franchise and looks like appealing to a mainstream audience, so should get decent viewing figures if it's even half good. Plus, Fox probably paid a lot for the franchise rights, so they have an incentive to give it a fair chance.


And they got that pretty lady from "300" as the lead, and that kid from "Heroes", plus Summer. Hopefully it will run the whole season, cause it's looking quite neat.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2007-05-22 11:03 ]
...

Joss stole my comment.

*shakes fist in rage and swears vengeance*
I just read the Wikipedia article on this series:

"Cameron Phillips (Summer Glau) is a girl who attends school with John. She is also a Terminator, but an unknown model from the year 2027. She is programmed to protect John Connor. Her abilities have not yet been revealed but, apparently she can eat food."

...SHE CAN...WHAT?!
Does anyone know a mirror site for this? Youtube is blocked by my firewall.
"Cameron Phillips"

Nice homage on the first name, but I wonder what the last name might refer to? The closest I get with Google is a Nick Phillips who was a camera tech on T3, according to IMDB.

Otherwise -- lovely, and intriguing, trailer. It was painful to read all the haters on the video comments; I want to send everyone who thinks Summer can't sell this a copy of SERENITY, and tell 'em to watch her fight scenes.

I'm not worried about "changes"; that's what happens with every genre flick, and shouldn't affect the success (recall the uproar over the "organic web-shooters" from the early rumors on the first Spiderman flick? Yea, that choice hit the bottom line bad, it did...)
The core issue is, will crap blow up cool? Well, that and will the core man vs. machine issues, parallel to the extremely dysfunctional Connor family and their issues, be the driver(s) behind the series? If it's really about that, in a non-melodramatic way, I think this series could soar. If not, that'll be why it sucks...
Oh crap, now I'm excited. Please don't let me down again, Fox.
Someday, if there is a God, Joss will give a character the line: "Squee." :)
The trailor imported itself into my dreams last night. Since my subconscious is now hooked, the rest of me must follow. This will be the first of the new fall shows I actually look forward to.

I learned years ago not to wait to get into a series. My curse: If I jump on board too late they will be canceled within a year of my finding them. Now that I don't work nights anymore I give most all of the freshmans at least a looksee.
Looks spiffy!
Dang it. No longer on you tube....copyright infringement or something. Guess I'll have to wait to see it.
Yup, it's been yanked.

[ edited by Love's Bitch on 2007-05-24 21:26 ]
It's still up on Google video:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6541627421702700184&q=sarah+connor+chronicles

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