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Come with me if you want to live. AKA Have you seen this boy? AKA The Rivernator

The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, OmeganautRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited September 2008 in Social Entropy++
So, The Sarach Connor Chronicles premiered tonight. It's got Summer Glau (from Firefly) as a petite badass killing machine from the future.

What did you guys think of it? I think it's got some good potential and I'm glad that it's completely ignoring the third movie.

From the previews, I wasn't sure if Summer was gonna be a good or bad.
But I'm glad she's good because then we'll get to see her more often. Also, what's up with her not being all roboty? Seems like she's got an actual personality

Also, regarding the setting:
WELCOME TO THE WOOOOORLD OF TOMORRROOWWWWW! Yeah, so they jumped from 1999 right into 2007 because the events in T2 did stop Skynet, but only temporarily so the robot apocalypse happens later. I liked how they said they sent a guy back to 1963 to build a time machine into the vault of a bank. Very creative and believable enough to work for the show

I am looking forward to tomorrow's episode.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    it's probably stupid/boring

    I don't know because I don't watch things that look stupid and boring

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I have not seen it yet but I have recorded it. It has potential to be a pretty decent show.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    it's probably stupid/boring

    I don't know because I don't watch things that look stupid and boring

    So I'm guessing there are no mirrors in your home?

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    DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kS4mRgd2NA

    I have not heard of this show

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I saw the last couple minutes after The Amazing Race was over. It was very convenient that
    The first car that pulled over when River stepped out in the open had exactly three people in it who also were scumbags so you wouldn't have to feel bad when they took all their clothes. Which is doubly important because each person was wearing layers and they couldn't just take enough to cover them up for public settings.

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also how are the special effects in this show?

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also how are the special effects in this show?

    the lasers are just mirrors reflecting the sun

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Also how are the special effects in this show?

    Fairly minimal, so far. And there really isn't much need to take it beyond that, I would think. They had a couple good 'splodeys and some decent make-up work where it was "hey, that person has robot parts inside".

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fiz wrote: »
    I saw the last couple minutes after The Amazing Race was over. It was very convenient that
    The first car that pulled over when River stepped out in the open had exactly three people in it who also were scumbags so you wouldn't have to feel bad when they took all their clothes. Which is doubly important because each person was wearing layers and they couldn't just take enough to cover them up for public settings.

    it works in the cartoons!

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    Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Geek wrote: »
    Also how are the special effects in this show?

    Fairly minimal, so far. And there really isn't much need to take it beyond that, I would think. They had a couple good 'splodeys and some decent make-up work where it was "hey, that person has robot parts inside".

    Well I say this because in the previews when they showed the robots without the skin they didn't look that good. I wasn't expecting anything amazing from a TV show but I thought it could have been better.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    The Geek wrote: »
    Also how are the special effects in this show?

    Fairly minimal, so far. And there really isn't much need to take it beyond that, I would think. They had a couple good 'splodeys and some decent make-up work where it was "hey, that person has robot parts inside".

    Well I say this because in the previews when they showed the robots without the skin they didn't look that good. I wasn't expecting anything amazing from a TV show but I thought it could have been better.

    They didn't do that in the premier...

    No wait..they showed one for a quick second when Sarah was having a nightmare about the robot apocalypse where the skin was burned off one of the terminators. I thought it was pretty good, but it was only a quick shot.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I went and watched this, based exclusively on the Geek's recommendation

    I did not regret it and I will continue to watch it

    :^:, the Geek.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited January 2008
    I was going to watch it but I was at a hockey game and then played Rock Band. Also I forgot to tape it.

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I really hate the ad campaign for this show.

    A nude dismembered woman on a poster. Sweet, guys.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

    yeah it completely ignores T3 in every way shape and form

    which is fine because T3 sucks.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited January 2008
    I thought the last part of T3 was really, really good. The last scene at least. The rest I can take or leave, but I don't think I hated it.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    show opens in 1999

    ends up in 2007

    show takes place in 2007, but John and Sarah aren't really any older due to time travel

    man they went to great lengths it seems in the 1999 scenes to make sure all the cars and computers and cellphones were accurate

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    Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I liked the part where
    The teacher fucking cut his leg open and pulled out a gun

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    mullymully Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i cant read the thread title without thinking of "hop into my mouth if you want to live" from finding nemo

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I liked the part where
    The teacher fucking cut his leg open and pulled out a gun

    also

    this part is not absurd or gratuitous at all

    april of 1999 is when columbine happened

    schools later that year started busting out metal detectors like crazy

    terminator skin fools metal detectors

    sneaky sneaky

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

    yeah it completely ignores T3 in every way shape and form

    which is fine because T3 sucks.

    No, that's just fucking sloppy on the part of the show. Besides, John Connor being killed in the future, the realization that Skynet cannot be defeated because it does not have a core not to mention that Judgement Day was in fact inevitable. Oh and Sarah Connor died. Yeah these things aren't important lets just ignore them.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

    yeah it completely ignores T3 in every way shape and form

    which is fine because T3 sucks.

    No, that's just fucking sloppy on the part of the show. Besides, John Connor being killed in the future, the realization that Skynet cannot be defeated because it does not have a core not to mention that Judgement Day was in fact inevitable. Oh and Sarah Connor died. Yeah these things aren't important lets just ignore them.

    no, it's not sloppy on the part of the show

    it's an active decision on the part of the writers and producers to be selective about what is the "canon" of their show.

    it's like writing a new star trek series in which voyager is totally ignored as if it didn't happen.

    it's not "sloppy writing", it's just selective.

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

    yeah it completely ignores T3 in every way shape and form

    which is fine because T3 sucks.

    No, that's just fucking sloppy on the part of the show. Besides, John Connor being killed in the future, the realization that Skynet cannot be defeated because it does not have a core not to mention that Judgement Day was in fact inevitable. Oh and Sarah Connor died. Yeah these things aren't important lets just ignore them.

    no, it's not sloppy on the part of the show

    it's an active decision on the part of the writers and producers to be selective about what is the "canon" of their show.

    it's like writing a new star trek series in which voyager is totally ignored as if it didn't happen.

    it's not "sloppy writing", it's just selective.

    I guess, it just kinda rubs me the wrong way. Especially when apparently this show is supposed to tie in with Terminator 4 which comes out in 2009/2010. So in effect they are just cutting out T3 altogether.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    i look at it this way:

    would i be okay with an aliens television series that pretty much ignored Aliens 3 and Aliens: Resurrection?

    yes, yes i would

    erego i am okay with this

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Does it have the Terminator 2 Theme music?

    One of the most recognizable rhythm patterns in cinema.

    Man, this music give me goosebumps.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    yes

    at the very end

    there's no opening credits as it is a pilot, so maybe it'll be the opening music for the show

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Was I the only one who actually kinda liked Terminator 3?

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Was I the only one who actually kinda liked Terminator 3?

    no

    but i didn't like it

    so the fact that this show ignores it

    okay by me

    it is still a good show

    if you can overlook the fact that it ignores T3 and enjoy it as a good show, then you'll like it

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I was looking for that Xkcd comic with the "River Tam beats up everyone!" movie post, but couldn't find it.

    I'll just say that I didn't watch the show.

    However, I'll be back when I find that comic.

    Then I'll post it and it will be so appropos.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    I was looking for that Xkcd comic with the "River Tam beats up everyone!" movie post, but couldn't find it.

    I'll just say that I didn't watch the show.

    However, I'll be back when I find that comic.

    Then I'll post it and it will be so appropos.
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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    cock-blocked

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I would watch that movie.

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    cock-blocked

    His Wang-fu is stronger than mine this day.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man this show has River Tam.



    Therefore I must watch it. I don't even care about quality. I was all like "Man the show's going to OH MY GOD SUMMER GLAU I NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW"

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I thought it was good, and T3 was the worst kind of terrible.

    If Highlander can pretend that movies don't exist, then so can Terminator.

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    DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Pony wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    So uh...they just skip over T3...cause according to the movie plot line Judgement Day occured July 24, 2004. So uh....retcon?

    yeah it completely ignores T3 in every way shape and form

    which is fine because T3 sucks.

    No, that's just fucking sloppy on the part of the show. Besides, John Connor being killed in the future, the realization that Skynet cannot be defeated because it does not have a core not to mention that Judgement Day was in fact inevitable. Oh and Sarah Connor died. Yeah these things aren't important lets just ignore them.

    no, it's not sloppy on the part of the show

    it's an active decision on the part of the writers and producers to be selective about what is the "canon" of their show.

    it's like writing a new star trek series in which voyager is totally ignored as if it didn't happen.

    it's not "sloppy writing", it's just selective.

    I guess, it just kinda rubs me the wrong way. Especially when apparently this show is supposed to tie in with Terminator 4 which comes out in 2009/2010. So in effect they are just cutting out T3 altogether.

    Listen, would you really want to watch a show that was tied in with Mortal Kombat: 2? Everyone dies in that movie. A show tied in with that would be really lame. This show works the same way. They're skipping T3 because it was a shitty movie that should have never been made and they're retconning the story to fix it.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Show was alright, decent action sequences, cast did an alright job.I still don't understand why they travelled from 1998 to 2007, but whatever. Will be tivoing it from now on. Hopefully, it doesn't turn into a show with a monster of the week format.

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    Octopus MelodyOctopus Melody Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I watched this and thought it was alright. I'll give it a few more episodes before deciding to keep watching or not.

    I read somewhere that the guys making this show said they aren't exactly skipping T3. T3 happened, so the dudes in the future sent this new Terminator to before it happened to try to stop Skynet again, since they had failed in T3. With time travel stories, retcons can be totally explained.

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    bongibongi regular
    edited January 2008
    buh buh river was a terrible character

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