Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete First Season

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  • The mother of all destiny. Her son, the future leader of mankind. Their protector, a terminator from the future. Together they must take back the future as Sarah Connor (300?s Lena Headey) prepares her son to fight the war against machines determined to annihilate the human race. The clock is ticking. Can they stop Judgment Day?The man-vs.-machine tale that?s thrilled millions gets a reboot in thi

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The mother of all destiny. Her son, the future leader of mankind. Their protector, a terminator from the future. Together they must take back the future as Sarah Connor (300’s Lena Headey) prepares her son to fight the war against machines determined to annihilate the human race. The clock is ticking. Can they stop Judgment Day? The man-vs.-machine tale that’s thrilled millions gets a reboot in this series set after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Now the… More >>

Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete First Season

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  1. I watched about 20 minutes of the pilot before I had to turn it off. It’s horrible, it almost made me sick. Picture crossing a brutally awesome sci-fi/action story, with some wholesome afterschool special. They tried to make the show both violent and “awsesome”, while also making it cute and funny. It made me want to barf, what an awful idea. I can’t vouch for the rest of the season because I didn’t make it that far…. I am seriously shocked that nobody else voted this one down…

    I’d say if you are into the dumber US TV shows (you know who you are), you’d probably be into this, but if you have a brain and were even SOMEWHAT interested in the original Terminator story, watching this is a painful experience. I’m only talking about the storyline/acting, the 1080p transfer and the disc extras are probably great, but I wouldn’t know.

    I was a big fan of the first two Terminator movies, but this does not compare at all – stay away from this one.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. To me, this isn’t Terminator. Where is the tension? The fun? The spookiness? Anything that really made Terminator great. In some like T2, the camera slows down some, music begins, the Terminator comes out, and Sarah is terrified. To me, that’s well done. In the series, it’s just boring old fights, nothing too exciting to see. Not blaming the show, but it seems like a lot of newer shows and movies has this “fast pace” action or something that it looks sped up, and not at normal speed. I hate that. Plus, why SO close to the action? It’s too close to enjoy it. This is part of the reason there is “widescreen”, to ENJOY more of the film, the action, the drama, anything. and now you have too many CLOSE fast shots of action, it’s silly and dumb. I’m not really going to blame this show because of it, being I see it in other places too. Maybe it’s the new “action” view or something.

    If you want Terminator, get the classics. They may be corny in areas, but the suspense and fights, the plots were better!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I can’t believe this is still on TV. Reminds me of cheezy 70’s B-movie sci-fi. Where they try to get a pretty face to cover up the poor writing and plot. Doesn’t follow the movie plot and is only good for puting you to sleep from bordom.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. As much as fans eventually hated it, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] is lights years ahead of this tedious show. You might end up wondering how the timeline in this show can exist considering the story of T3, but if you consider that this was Skynet’s fourth attempt at killing John Connor AFTER the TX failed then it would create a tangent timeline in which the events of T3 would never happen.

    The show doesn’t even attempt to explain this to us, however. I hate exposition as much as the next viewer, but TSCC has no sense of time, character or importance of event. Nothing is clearly presented to the audience and it’s hard to keep with the barely interesting story. It’s bad writing, plain and simple. And the constant in-jokes (a robot called Cameron, a character called William Wisher) are another sign of lazy writing which leads me to believe that the show is written by fanboys instead of qualified writers. Even this I could turn a blind eye to if they stayed true to the original story, but they tamper with too much of James Cameron’s history. For example; Kyle Reese says he grew up after the nuclear war in The Terminator [Blu-ray], but here we see him and his previously unmentioned brother playing baseball on Judgment Day (now moved to 2011). And why didn’t Skynet send back another T1000 instead of the old T800? It’s not model 101 this time since Arnie wouldn’t embarrass himself with trash like this, but it would have made sense to send a mimetic poly-alloy instead of the metal endo-skeleton surrounded by living tissue.

    However, doing it that way might have ended the show on day one, and the folks at the WB need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h this junk out as far as possible.

    Lena Headey is visually similar to Linda Hamilton, but I never liked the direction they took the character in Terminator 2: Judgment Day [Blu-ray], where she becomes hardcore warrior (almost a human terminator herself) who narrates every scene with a pointless and pretentious voice-over. There’s very little to like about her in this show, mostly because she never displays any kind of affection for anyone around her, even her son.

    Summer Glau is the only reason for watching this. Any scene that does not feature her threatens to kill the series dead on the spot. Some of this stuff is really painful, especially the Dr. Silberman plot. Not only is it incredibly disrespectful to what James Cameron had created, but they didn’t even get Earl Boen back. Instead they got someone who looks and acts nothing like him. It feels like a totally different person and you can tell that he’s only in there to stretch the lumbering story out further. Even composer Bear McReary seems frightened of using Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator theme (and, let’s be honest, it was the only noteworthy theme in Feidel’s lackluster career). The score for the show is instead made up of noises and sound effects with the slightest of themes repeated in each episode with no variation. Plus, the existence of the Terminators after the destruction of Cyberdyne is still not clearly explained either.

    I know a lot of shows struggle during their first season, maybe this is why the network gave TSCC the benefit of the doubt and ordered a full second season. But this nine episode Blu Ray is only worth the money if your a serious fan, and even then you’re likely to be disappointed.

    The Blu Ray features a 1.78:1 1080p picture that doesn’t impress a helluva lot and an adequate sound design with lots of extras I couldn’t care less about.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  5. the idea is good, but 9 chapter with a plot doesn’t finish for 1st season, also the special effect isn’t match far from the movies.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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