TSCC: CNN good for something after all! Picks up SAVE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES movement….

 By Kiska-chan

By Kiska-chan

CNN:

(CNN) — …..It was a daring, surprising, brilliant cliffhanger for a show that’s gained a loyal following, particularly among people like me who are in awe of it. It also opens the door to anyone who hasn’t discovered this show yet, allowing for a fresh start…

..Ending on this Season 2 cliffhanger would be a shame….When Fox picked up this “Terminator,” it took on one of the most successful sci-fi franchises in modern entertainment history. It courted “Terminator” fans, as well as people like me who never gave much thought to the movies but appreciate deep, high-quality TV storytelling. Ending on this “what happens now” cliffhanger would leave a gaping hole in the franchise’s history.

..But of bigger concern, of course, is that “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” is just really good TV — the kind that you want to believe can last. And that’s thanks to Josh Friedman, the inspired executive producer. For him, “Terminator” isn’t about special effects and metal monsters. It’s a family drama; a mother and son entrusted with a huge secret and the responsibility to change the future, no matter what the cost.

Without clobbering you with messages, Friedman gets you thinking — about people whose secret struggles you can’t know, about living with trauma and moving forward, about the strength and fragility of teenagers, and about the otherwise impossible things parents manage to do to protect their children. Sarah is parental adrenaline personified. It’s also a show about cancer. We know Sarah can successfully battle robots, evil people and well-meaning authorities who want her locked up. But will cancer ultimately do her in? Friedman has talked about the show serving as a catharsis for his own real-life battle against cancer….

Fans can’t wait to find out what happens with Sarah (Lena Headey) in the new reality. Did she follow her son into the future? If not, what happened to her?

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May 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

TSCC: Sarah Connor Chronicles wins E! Save One Show Poll, Josh Friedman thanks the fans! and i09 has a way to help bring back TSCC for Season 3!!!

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles won the E!  Save Our Show poll!!

Congratulations to our 2009 Save One Show winner, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles!

In case you don’t know, Save One Show is E!’s annual opportunity for fans to determine which TV series in danger of cancellation most needs to be saved…

..This year, in true killer-cyborg fashion, Terminator kicked ass, with 53 percent of the final-round vote. Chuck was the runner-up with 25 percent, followed by Dollhouse with 10 percent, Life with 8 percent and Privileged with 4 percent.

..When the results of your 300,000 votes came in, we called up Terminator show runner and executive producer Josh Friedman with the good news, and he told us exclusively, “I think I speak for everybody who works on the show when I say thank you to the fans for their tireless work to save our show. I think it really goes to show that there’s a really hard-core, emotional, passionate fan base for Terminator that is larger and more widespread than people give us credit for.”

E! Exclusive interview with Josh Freidman, go read the whole thing!:

Josh Friedman, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles show runner and executive producer, tell us that the latest news from the network is this: “They have given me no signs in either direction. I actually haven’t spoken with Fox in weeks. They said they’re going to make all their decisions when they get the pilots in, and I don’t think they have any of their pilots in yet. Things are just starting to come in from the other shows.”

Never Give Up, Never Give In: Definitely hang in there, fans, because Josh believes there is every hope that the show will get picked up. As he tells us about Fox’s executives and programming bosses (aka the powers that be), “They’re all people, too, and they hear what goes on [with stuff like Save One Show]. I don’t think it’s a futile effort at all for people to continue to fight for the show.”

when will we know for sure? Says Josh, “My experience with them in the past is they make their decision on the day that they have to make their decision and not a day before that.” And that day? That’s May 18, the day of the Fox upfront, so mark your calendars, Terminator fans! We’ll be in New York that day to get the word live, so check back early and often for the latest updates on Terminator‘s fate!

i09.com:

..We’ve started a Flickr group called “Sarah Connor Made Me Do It.” Post pictures of yourself with products that sponsored Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles there, and we’ll make sure the folks at Fox and Warner Bros. see it. (A semi-complete list of products that sponsored the show is here.) Update: Sources tell io9 the show’s biggest sponsors were Chrysler Dodge Ram and Verizon Wireless.

Bonus points if you manage to look like a Terminator or a future Resistance fighter holding a Mountain Dew bottle or Dove Bar.

You can also buy some of these products and send them to Fox or Warners at the addresses here, with a note saying “Sarah Connor made me do it.” And as always, if you do write to either studio, please make sure your post is respectful and non-psychotic. Do it for Sarah Connor!…

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Music vid dedicated to cast and crew of Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles, featuring a track from the late great George Harrison. Hoping we see a third season with this wonderful cast.

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List of TSCC Product Sponsors for Flickr Campaign after the jump:

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May 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Music, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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