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Summer Glau - "Terminator : Sarah Connor Chronicles" Tv Series - 1x01 "Pilot" - Description

Wednesday 2 January 2008, by Webmaster

Episode 1 - ’Pilot’

Written By: Josh Friedman

Directed By: David Nutter

Starring: Lena Headey (Sarah Connor), Thomas Dekker (John Connor), Summer Glau (Cameron), Richard T. Jones (James Ellison) Guest Stars: Owain Yeoman (Cromartie)

- Official FOX Description:

Again facing relentless Terminators that will stop at nothing until John Connor, the future leader of the resistance, is eliminated, Sarah Connor stops running and starts fighting back against fate and the machines that are out for her son in the highly anticipated new series TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES premiering in January 2008 on FOX.

Unfolding where the film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” leaves off, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES finds SARAH (Lena Headey) and her 15-year-old son JOHN CONNOR (Thomas Dekker) alone in a dangerous world. As fugitives from the law, they are confronted by the ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying their lives, and perhaps the world. Balancing his inevitable fate as the possible savior of mankind and his current life as an ordinary high school student, John must learn what it takes to become the future leader of the people’s resistance. His only friend is CAMERON (Summer Glau), an enigmatic and otherworldly student at his high school who soon proves to be much more than his confidante – she assumes the role of Sarah and John’s fearless protector. Together, Sarah, John and Cameron, all extraordinary in their own right, attempt to become a “normal” family. On their trail are not only threats from the future, but an intelligent and tough FBI agent, JAMES ELLISON (Richard T. Jones), who just may become a powerful ally.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES represents an exciting reinvention of the “Terminator” film franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined.

Produced by C2 Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES is executive-produced by Josh Friedman and John Wirth. James Middleton serves as consulting producer, while Toni Graphia serves as co-executive producer and Natalie Chaidez serves as a consulting producer for the series. The pilot was directed by David Nutter.

Other Spoilers:

- But wait... doesn’t Sarah’s very presence in this story negate some of the things that were said in Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines? "Terminator fans have very ambivalent feelings toward Terminator 3," Sarah Connor Chronicles executive producer Josh Friedman admitted to iFMagazine.com in a Summer 2007 interview. "To me, it’s about Sarah, and the big thing about Terminator 3 is Sarah is not in it. Given the opportunity to do what I consider a third movie, with an iconic character, I’m really excited about it as a Terminator fan and I hope Terminator fans are. I think it’s almost better to make a big decision, Terminator 3 for our timeline doesn’t exist, now let’s go forward. It’s a much cleaner and easier thing to do than say, ‘we’re shooting here and we’re going to make six or seven back flips to do that.’ [The] Terminator [franchise] is the ultimate timeline. One is a TV timeline, one’s a movie time line. Track them both and see where we end up."

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  • I got to see an advance preview of the Pilot episode and can I just say it ROCKS!!! It is easily the best pilot for any show EVER! It is incredibly well made, well acted, well directed - well ! Seriously folks, this is quality television and picks up perfectly where Terminator 2 leaves off - even the "road to an uncertain future" motif puts in an appearance. I can’t remember ever watching a show this well made, much less a pilot. If the series can maintain this level of quality, not only will I be one faithful, devoted viewer but my love of Buffy and Who may just have some competition (finally!). Give this one a chance - I can’t imagine any Terminator Fans not being ecstatic, but even the general populace I think will get into this one. Great stuff - all the leads are exceptional (and yes, I love Summer Glau!). Who named her Cameron? Was someone doing an in-joke or just paying lip service to the Master Director? LOL! :-) I can’t wait to see more - I’m even hoping for ation figures! LOL! :-)