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The Sarah Connor Chronicles wasn't perfect by any means, but at least it was step in the right direction. Overall I found it quite engaging. It smartly ignored all the events of T3 and added some great new ideas to Cameron's story. Plus it had Lena Headey and Summer Glau anchoring everything with their inspired performances. If T3 had been more like that, I'd be as invested in the Terminator mythology as I am with Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. As is, though, I could really care less about any new Terminator films - sequels or reboots.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Originally Posted by joliom
[I]As is, though, I could really care less about any new Terminator films - sequels or reboots.
Sooo...you might see it.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Originally Posted by joliom
The Sarah Connor Chronicles wasn't perfect by any means, but at least it was step in the right direction. Overall I found it quite engaging. It smartly ignored all the events of T3 and added some great new ideas to Cameron's story. Plus it had Lena Headey and Summer Glau anchoring everything with their inspired performances. If T3 had been more like that, I'd be as invested in the Terminator mythology as I am with Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. As is, though, I could really care less about any new Terminator films - sequels or reboots.
Surprisingly Brian Austin Green was also pretty cool in the Chronicles.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

/\ Yup, he was a total badass on that show.
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Shockingly, yes he was. I also thought Shirley Manson was really good in it too.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Originally Posted by joliom
The Sarah Connor Chronicles wasn't perfect by any means, but at least it was step in the right direction. Overall I found it quite engaging. It smartly ignored all the events of T3 and added some great new ideas to Cameron's story. Plus it had Lena Headey and Summer Glau anchoring everything with their inspired performances. If T3 had been more like that, I'd be as invested in the Terminator mythology as I am with Star Trek or Lord of the Rings. As is, though, I could really care less about any new Terminator films - sequels or reboots.
Loved that show. The shootout at the motel in is one of my all-time favorite TV moments.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Sarah Conner Chronicles was horrendous. Another nail in the coffin, IMO.
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Originally Posted by joliom
Shockingly, yes he was. I also thought Shirley Manson was really good in it too.
Yes, I totally forgot about Shirley Manson.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Originally Posted by Supermallet
Sarah Conner Chronicles was horrendous. Another nail in the coffin, IMO.
I thought the second half of the first season was really good. Then it went off the rails in Season 2 (primarily by giving up on everything it had built up at the end of Season 1).
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

I've actually never watched the series yet. I've heard mixed things about it but have meant to get to it. It's on Amazon Prime Instant Video, might have to burn through it sometime.
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I never watched it either, but I've mostly heard positive things too.
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I loved the series but there was a huge misstep in season two regarding a silly storyline of Sarah investigating UFO obsessed nutjobs. After that storyline was dropped, the show was back on track and kept getting better and better until it ended on a huge cliffhanger (which could have easily been resolved in a DTV movie).
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Didn't the stupid writer's strike fuck everything up?
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

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I loved the series but there was a huge misstep in season two regarding a silly storyline of Sarah investigating UFO obsessed nutjobs. After that storyline was dropped, the show was back on track and kept getting better and better until it ended on a huge cliffhanger (which could have easily been resolved in a DTV movie).
Knowing that it ends on a cliffhanger kills any enthusiasm I had for watching it
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Knowing that it ends on a cliffhanger kills any enthusiasm I had for watching it
You'd probably still enjoy it since the ending makes for a pretty cool mindfuck.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

That's actually partly why I haven't watched it is because I had heard that it ends on a pretty big cliffhanger. I'm probably going to start it soon though just to see what it was like.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Originally Posted by Supermallet
Sarah Conner Chronicles was horrendous. Another nail in the coffin, IMO.
Commercially another nail in the coffin, but it was a great show and did many things right with the Terminator story.

Instead of going with the typical "good guy" terminator that has feelings, Cameron doesn't ever develop feelings in the show. Audiences have already seen robots who act human in Sci-Fi shows. When we see Cameron doing caring things for John or other people, it's always revealed later as a manipulation. As the show progresses there's always a question of her motives and loyalty which made it all the more interesting.

They follow up on characters and ideas from the first two films and flesh them out more, exploring what would happen from there. For example the idea of John Connor using reprogrammed terminators for the resistance, which lead to distrust amongst his men and situations like what happened on the USS Jimmy Carter. Would Dr. Silberman still have been comically in denial about what he witnessed or would it change his perceptions of the world around him?


They also continued the Biblical parallels that James Cameron introduced. These things are what made the show great and far superior to the 3rd and 4th films.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

The ending of the show isn't necessarily a cliffhanger......

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Since we know John Connor becomes the leader of the human resistance in the future, you can view the ending as him arriving in that future to start that journey. The last episode was designed to kind of work as a cliffhanger to show the network where a continued story could go but to also put the characters in a place where it could act as an ending. Since it didn't get renewed, we know the rest of the story from the first 2 movies. The ending of T2 is essentially the ending of the show even though it takes place before the show. You must think 4th dimensionally.....
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I've never bothered with The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but now I'm curious. When I saw that new copies of both seasons on Blu-ray were on eBay for just over $15 each, I made an impulse purchase and grabbed them.

My wallet thanks ye, fuckers.
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Re: Terminator: Genesis (2015, D: Taylor) S: Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtne

Skynet now making grandpa Terminators to be able to infiltrate nursing homes?

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I've never bothered with The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but now I'm curious. When I saw that new copies of both seasons on Blu-ray were on eBay for just over $15 each, I made an impulse purchase and grabbed them.

My wallet thanks ye, fuckers.
You're welcome.
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Skynet now making grandpa Terminators to be able to infiltrate nursing homes?

He's in pretty good shape. With this and that Conan sequel in the works, how long 'til we get a Predator 3?

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He's in pretty good shape. With this and that Conan sequel in the works, how le get a Predator 3?
Kindergarten Cop 2!!
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Kindergarten Cop 2!!
Or Commando 2.
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Originally Posted by Mike86
Honestly I try to ignore stuff like the actor or actress' real age when it comes to movies. A lot of films cast people who are too old to be playing a younger part so I just accept that it happens.
Yup. Like how Connor MacLeod is supposed to be 18 when he first becomes an immortal in Highlander.


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