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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 21st 2009 2:36AM
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John Connor finally earned my respect. Did he earn yours?

This episode might have started out telling Jesse's story, but it was really about John and why he's destined to become the savior of humanity. Jesse has been scheming all season to turn John against Cameron and trusting reprogrammed "metal." Mistakenly, she assumed that John's decision to employ Terminators in the resistance was influenced by an emotional attachment he had to the machines.

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What to Watch Friday, March 20

by Kim Potts, posted Mar 20th 2009 5:00AM
Battlestar Galactica'Battlestar Galactica'
(9PM, Sci Fi) series finale
Is the end of the series the end for the humans and Cylons? Mmmm, could be, as 'BSG' creator Ron Moore has promised that the finale of his instant classic sci-fi remake will leave fans reeling.

We know from last week's part one of the finale that Adama (Edward James Olmos) had rounded up volunteers for what he warned was likely a one-way mission: Taking the failing Galactica to Cavil's hangout to try and bring back young Hera.

Moore and several series stars have also said the finale focuses on the beloved 'BSG' characters, and that the episode won't end with all their stories tied up neatly. As if we'd expect anything less from the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning drama.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Today is the Day

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 14th 2009 2:40AM
terminator the sarah connor chronicles today is the day
(S02E18) Viewers, come back! The water is safe. The "Sad Sarah" storyline is officially over, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles has found its groove once again. Last week, we said goodbye to Sarah's depressing head-trip with an engaging episode that ended with a shocker (well, I was shocked anyway). This week, John, Sarah, Derek and Ellison struggled to answer that eternal Terminator question: Can metal be trusted?

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The Big Bang Theory: The Terminator Decoupling

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 10th 2009 3:02AM
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This was a crazy episode. Basically, it seemed like a half-hour long ad for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Summer Glau guest-starring and the guys not being able to keep their fanboy-ness at bay makes total sense, except for the fact that Big Bang Theory is on CBS, and Terminator is on FOX. It's rare that you see that much cross-network love going around, so that was strange, but interesting.

Now, I don't watch The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but I did see the pilot, so Summer Glau's robot affectation on that series made some sense to me. She's playing herself on this show, though, so what's her excuse? She wasn't given very many lines, but everything she said was so flat and emotionless that it would have made more sense for the plot if they had just explained that she's really Method and never breaks character. But they didn't, so it was just... bad.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Ourselves Alone

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 7th 2009 2:01PM
summer glau sarah connor ourselves alone
(S02E17) It feels good to have our show back, doesn't it? After taking a mostly tedious three-episode trip inside of Sarah Connor's head, TSCC returned with a solid ep that addressed Riley's suicide attempt and featured Cameron getting a little twitchy. "Ourselves Alone" was light on Skynet conspiracy theories, but it delivered some definite payoff for one of the season's most talked about plot lines. Click through for the spoils.

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TV Squad Ten: TV's hottest female non-humans

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 5th 2009 10:35AM
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Would I date a homicidal robot? Do I find a one-eyed cartoon mutant attractive? Is kissing a sexy demon worth losing years of my life?

Those were some of the questions I had to ask myself while writing this list.

There are many non-human women on TV – demons, vampires, machines and Real Housewives – but not all of them are hot. And what makes someone hot? I side with Stanley from The Office who once said that a "hot" woman is healthy, sexy, pretty and strong. I'd also say that brains, maturity and passion should be in the mix -- even if that passion is for killing monsters or blowing up evil cyborgs. Click through for a list of the hottest robots, aliens and "abnormals" currently on TV.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 28th 2009 6:01PM
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(S02E16) This was, according to show creator Josh Friedman, the last of a trilogy of episodes devoted to examining Sarah Connor herself. If you're like me, the show has been trying your patience since it's return two weeks ago. I'm not against introspection or character examination, but so far these "back nine" eps haven't been too thrilling. "Some Must Sleep" was a lot more compelling than last week's ep, "Desert Cantos," but that's not saying much.

John and Cameron remained in the background, Derek, Ellison, John Henry and the Weaverbot took the week off, and most of the ep featured Lena Headey walking around in pajamas. Like I said – not too thrilling. Things picked up in the end, but I found the unreliable narrative a little distracting. It was confusing trying to figure out what was real and what was a dream. I'm sure that's what Friedman was going for here – he wanted to truly put us inside Sarah Connor's scrambled head. Well, it worked in that sense, but it didn't really translate to great TV.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Desert Cantos

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 21st 2009 12:10PM
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(S02E15) Have you ever been to a funeral? They're not usually very thrilling. All that awkward silence, standing around, and the hard-to-watch mourning will deflate anyone's day. So why set an episode of Sarah Connor at a funeral?

I guess the writers wanted to remind us about the Skynet war death toll. It's high. We get it. Can we move on now?

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 20th 2009 10:03AM
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This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: 24, Big Love, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, Lost, Nip/Tuck, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and United States of Tara. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Terminator's Summer Glau to guest on Big Bang Theory

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 17th 2009 3:02PM
summer glau terminator sarah connor chroniclesI have mixed feelings about CBS' The Big Bang Theory. Being a geek, it feels a little strange watching a sitcom that wants to cater to you and make fun of you at the same time. I find myself wincing at the lazy geek caricatures on display every time I watch, but for every wince, there's always a laugh. The show is funny, and I like that none of the plots ever really seem to add up to much. It's all about the jokes, and it reminds me of Seinfeld in that way.

Now I have another reason to watch. Summer Glau, Cameron from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, will guest star in an upcoming episode of TBBT. Glau won't be playing a robot – that would be too cool – she'll be playing herself. From what I can decipher from other Interweb rumblings, the episode will feature Sheldon, Leonard and crew somehow rerouting Glau's train trip to San Francisco in order to meet her. (Reminds me of Raj and Wolowitz's plan to find the Next Top Model house from last night's ep.) The episode airs March 9.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Good Wound

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 14th 2009 4:41PM
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(S02E14) After a two-month break, The Sarah Connor Chronicles returned to kick off the final nine episodes of the season (series?). Last December's mid-season ender, "Earthlings Welcome Here," was high on mystery and good character moments, but it felt a little drab, especially after all of the exciting developments of the previous five episodes. "The Good Wound" was more absorbing, and it reminded me a lot of the original Terminator movie. The stakes were high, but almost every scene felt quiet and intimate. The return – if you can call it that – of one of the first film's classic characters had a lot to do with that intimate feeling. Click through for the spoilery details.

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Get a sneak peek at the Sarah Connor Chronicles mid-season premiere - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 12th 2009 4:28PM
terminator sarah connor chroniclesFor those who didn't catch it when it went live on Friday, we've got the first Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles video podcast right here.

The podcast features producer Josh Friedman giving a tour of his office that, for some reason, looks pretty drab except for a giant plastic cow in a corner. After revealing that the cow might appear on the show, Friedman introduces a clip from the mid-season premiere that features Sarah talking to Kyle Reese, played by Jonathan Jackson. Check it out after the jump.

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Dekker dishes on Sarah Connor Chronicles mid-season premiere - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 7th 2009 3:01PM
thomas dekker sarah connor chroniclesThomas Dekker has confirmed that his character, John Connor, will meet a very important family member in the mid-season premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

I'm sure most of you die-hard Terminator fans have already guessed who this family member is. Click through for the answer and a few more minor T:TSCC spoilers that came straight from the savior of humanity himself.

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What Mike is thankful for

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 24th 2008 12:22PM
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No one's watching Terminator, the Dollhouse problems persist, and too many of my favorite shows are on hiatus until next year. Grrr! Argh! Still, I love TV, and now's the time to look on the bright side and give thanks for all the good stuff I've watched this season.

This year, I'm thankful for:

Battlestar GalacticaThis last season has been challenging but thrilling to watch. Actually, that about sums up the entire run of the series. I'm confident that the final eps will be as good as what came before.

Netfilx Watch Instantly for Mac – I'm catching up with Doctor Who, Dead Like Me, and revisiting old eps of Joy Mohr's Action. I've never been so happy to be a beta tester.

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Derek gets paranoid in new Sarah Connor Chronicles clip - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Nov 21st 2008 8:15PM
Srah Connor Chronicles Derek ReeseTwo things are clear to me after watching a new clip from next week's ep of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. First, the show isn't shying away from its recent dive into nerds-only territory. Second, Derek Reese is about to snap.

The clip builds on the bizarre conversation Derek (Brian Austin Green) had with Jesse (Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen) last week about time travel. He suggested that they might have each come from two different cyborg-infested future realities. (Yeah, like I said, it's nerdy). Now, Derek seems more paranoid than ever while talking to John (Thomas Dekker) about the mysterious three dots. We already know that Derek tried to kill himself once before. Is he headed for another breakdown? Monday can't come soon enough.

The last few episodes of Sarah Connor have been some of the best genre TV I've seen all year. It's a shame that the show probably won't be renewed for a third season. I know I'm being pessimistic here, but the writing seems to be on the wall.

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