December 10, 2007

Gratuitous Tee Vee Observation

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The past couple days, I've seen an awful lot of ads flogging the premier of the "Sarah Connor Chronicles" next January.

I have to say that I'm moderately intrigued. But I also have to ask what you guys think: Will River Tam make a plausible new-model Terminator? (I already know what the LMC will say to this. He's been wandering the desert ever since "Dark Angel" was cancelled.)

And speaking of such things, watching the Llama-ettes and their friends recently, it occurred to me that the insanely popular Webkinz are probably a Skynet plot, and that when Judgement Day comes it won't be at the hands of sooper-tricked out automated weaponry. Instead, Mankind will be annihilated by legions of small, loveable virtual pets, with big, sad eyes, and names like Fluffy and Jingles. ("Ooooh. I'm sooooo sad that you won't be able to play with me anymore! Goodbye! Blam! Blam! Blam!")

Be afraid.

UPDATE: More gratuitous tee vee stuff: who else out there gets a kick out of those new Burger King ads where the moms are trying to off the King? I especially like the "Khaaaaaaan!!" riff in the one where they sabotage his car.

Yips! from Gary:
Which name actually sounds more strange to the ear: Summer Glau or River Tam?


Posted by Robert at December 10, 2007 04:05 PM | TrackBack

It's hard for an old letch (But a nice-guy letch) like me not to get excited about a sci-fi series with Summer Glau in it, and the promo scenes - especially the one where Summer slams the T-unit with the pickup truck (Dang, I love women who drive pickups) - seem pretty cool. Consider me reservedly jazzed about it.

It's interesting that this basically throws T-3 into the ash heap too.

And, seriously, when are we going to get a Terminator versus Predator movie?

Yes, the BK ads are tres cool.

Posted by: Hucbald at December 10, 2007 07:01 PM

I kinda like T3, but I had low expectations for it. I loved the ending though. You can't change the future. I for one, look forward to my Skynet overlords.

I've loved Summer Glau since Firefly (damn, I miss that show). I find her extremely attractive, but can't figure out why. When is this new show suppose to start?

Posted by: stillers at December 11, 2007 03:42 AM

"The Sarah Connor Chronicles"? Didn't we get about all that we can take of this in T2?

Is this stuff supposed to take place between T2 and T3? And if so, doesn't this require a huge RetCon for T3 and the upcoming T4? I mean, no previous mention of hot little number "good" terminator" helping our heroes try to destroy SkyNet?

Obviously no matter where the show goes we know they fail (see T3).

The whole idea smacks of opportunism to milk as much as possible from the franchise.

I predict that it's doomed from the start. Even a strike-hit wasteland of repeats and reality shows can't possibly make this watchable.

Posted by: Gary at December 11, 2007 11:55 AM

Will River Tam make a plausible new-model Terminator?

Yes. That is my answer to any and all questions concerning Summer Glau. Aside from her preposterous hotness factor, Summer can do some phenomenal physical stunts. Let's not forget that in Serenity, she was able to swing her leg backwards and kick a man who was standing behind her in the back of the head.

Posted by: utron at December 11, 2007 12:04 PM