Discussion– Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Dungeons and Dragons

This week’s episode flashes forward to the world of the Terminators. The premise has potential. Was it any good?

Did it answer any of those ongoing questions? Is anyone here still watching?

17 replies on “Discussion– Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Dungeons and Dragons”

  1. TheDawg says:

    Didn’t air.
    I don’t know. It didn’t air in my market. At least not in its normal timeslot. I can remember what was showing, and I can’t find last night’s tv listings anywhere.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Didn’t air.

      I don’t know. It didn’t air in my market. At least not in its normal timeslot. I can remember what was showing, and I can’t find last night’s tv listings anywhere.

      I saw bits of it, it was the guy they caught a while back remembering his past in the post-apocalyptic future, mixed with Sarah Connor and her ex being all "ooh, aren’t we tragic lovers".
      There was hinting that reprogrammed terminators don’t always stay reprogrammed (dun dun duuuuuh!).

      • rickyjames says:

        Re: Didn’t air.

        There was hinting that reprogrammed terminators don’t always stay reprogrammed (dun dun duuuuuh!).

        Or follow orders to destroy all future technology that could ultimately lead to Judgement Day…

        An earlier comment talked about how this show is nothing but setup. That trend now continues on a completely new temporal front. Just what happened in the Musical Basement of the Future? Why would Terminators abandon their prisoners? Have Terminators seen Saw, or are they just too stupid to realize that axes can cut thru chains as well as flesh?

        Since the most famous Terminator scene of all is the assult on a police station, and since the missing robot hand is by now in a police station, I predict that next week the FBI guy is about to meet River, er, Summer, er, Scary Robot Girl…

        • Cerberus7 says:

          Re: Didn’t air.

          An earlier comment talked about how this show is nothing but setup.

          To be fair, this is only the 6th episode of the 9 produced. If next week doesn’t start the payoff process, then I’ll worry about the show being nothing but setup.

        • Fozzy_Bear says:

          Re: Didn’t air.


          I predict that next week the FBI guy is about to meet River, er, Summer, er, Scary Robot Girl…

          That’s VERY Scary Robot Girl, to You…

          Or, of course, Cameron.

        • TwistyHat says:

          Re: Didn’t air.

          Why would Terminators abandon their prisoners?

          Because that is how they were programmed. (By John?)

  2. quantaman says:

    Future Connor
    I noticed in the future they used the same actor to play John Connor, and he appeared to be the same age as the current Connor. I’m assuming I just didn’t notice whatever age makeup they used but they do have time travel so…

    • Cerberus7 says:

      Re: Future Connor
      I saw that as Reese hallucinating, mixing current and future, but I guess we’ll see.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Future Connor

        I saw that as Reese hallucinating, mixing current and future, but I guess we’ll see.

        Yeah, that was his poor brain putting two and two together.

      • TwistyHat says:

        Re: Future Connor

        I saw that as Reese hallucinating, mixing current and future, but I guess we’ll see.

        I agree, just a funky transition.

  3. hossman says:

    Where is The Turk?
    the episode wasn’t all setup … we now know for example who killed Andy, and why. We know that "The Stranger" (aka: Uncle Reese) lied about killing andy and we have some strong implications that it wasn’t really part of his mission, it was something he did on his own.

    The biggest question I’m wondering (specificly becuase it wasn’t one of those "Duh-Duh-Duhhhhhh! Here’s a big Question ith a capital Q" setups) is: "Where is the Turk?" We see Andy get killed, his killer doesn’t take the Turk, the turk is gone when Sarah finds Andy.

    So what happened to it?

    Perhaps killing Andy is the worst thing Uncle Reese could have done, and actually caused the Turk to fall into hte wrong hands.

    • rickyjames says:

      Re: Where is The Turk?

      the episode wasn’t all setup … we now know for example who killed Andy, and why. We know that "The Stranger" (aka: Uncle Reese) lied about killing andy and we have some strong implications that it wasn’t really part of his mission, it was something he did on his own.

      You know, I thought there was some lying involved there too. Then I read an excellent ep review at EW ( http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20178692,00.html ) that opened my eyes up to several things. We are STILL in setup mode; The Stranger who said he didn’t pull the trigger apparently didn’t lie. It was instead a LATER VERSION OF HIM FARTHER ALONG THE TIMELINE who pulled the trigger after meeting a still living version of Andy in the future chained to the floor. Which puts this show right in the middle of a kill-your-own-grandfather paradox with such a continuity-shattered timeline that you shouldn’t even confuse yourself further trying to figure it out; just go pop some more popcorn.

      THe OTHER revalation to me from that review above is the revelation that Cam is in the process of creating herself even tho, um, she remembers the factory area where she was created after a memory wipe. The glithches continue to abound in this show, like excluding Sarah as being a blood donor for having type O blood. The only real exclusion her blood type makes is that she can’t possibly be the mother of a type AB John !!!

      • TwistyHat says:

        Re: Where is The Turk?

        You know, I thought there was some lying involved there too. Then I read an excellent ep review at EW ( http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20178692,00.html ) that opened my eyes up to several things. We are STILL in setup mode; The Stranger who said he didn’t pull the trigger apparently didn’t lie. It was instead a LATER VERSION OF HIM FARTHER ALONG THE TIMELINE who pulled the trigger after meeting a still living version of Andy in the future chained to the floor. Which puts this show right in the middle of a kill-your-own-grandfather paradox with such a continuity-shattered timeline that you shouldn’t even confuse yourself further trying to figure it out; just go pop some more popcorn.

        Except they didn’t say that. "The Stranger" said he didn’t kill the programmer – he could easily have been lying. Because a little later he his shot, the drag him home to patch him up and while under, he remembers his past (our future) where the programmer confesses – so he killed him. And there can be no paradox when you spawn a new timeline.

        THe OTHER revalation to me from that review above is the revelation that Cam is in the process of creating herself

        Again, the review doesn’t say that – its just users spinning their wheels in the comment section. And regardless there is no proof of this supposition so far, that MAY be what she is doing – she may be doing something else (like building a pet!)

        even tho, um, she remembers the factory area where she was created after a memory wipe.

        She doesn’t remember – she was given that information after the scrub. There is a difference between data dumps and aquired neuralnet bondings (as in personal experience).

        The glithches continue to abound in this show, like excluding Sarah as being a blood donor for having type O blood. The only real exclusion her blood type makes is that she can’t possibly be the mother of a type AB John !!!

        That’s just you not knowing science – sure she can. If Kyle Reese was AB then so would the child.

        • rickyjames says:

          Re: Where is The Turk?

          That’s just you not knowing science – sure she can. If Kyle Reese was AB then so would the child.

          Hmmm. After some more research, it turns out we are both wrong but I believe you are far more wrong than I am. Kyle could pass on either A or B to John but not both. Sarah could in extremely rare cases test as O but still be AO or BO genotype and pass the complementary A or B on to John that Kyle did not, which is news to me. The traditional wisdom is indeed that O parents cannot have AB offspring. See http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=115 .

          • hossman says:

            Re: Where is The Turk?

            That’s just you not knowing science – sure she can. If Kyle Reese was AB then so would the child.

            Hmmm. After some more research, it turns out we are both wrong but I believe you are far more wrong than I am.

            I believe you are both overcomplicating — i’m fairly certain that the dude said she couldn’t even though she was O- (a "universal donor") not because they stranger was AB (or AB- not sure which but it doesn’t much matter), but because he had a rare blood trait (type is not the whole story, there are lots of rare traits out there in small segments of the population). And they never said John had the same type as the stranger, just that john "was a match" … meaning he had the rare trait. John could be B- or A-, have the trait, and be sarah’s kid.

            everybody wins.

  4. joe__gee says:

    My observation …
    Any TV show that spawns this many comments in this forum either makes it at least two seasons, or ends up spawning a movie or comic book series. A large number of comments in here come from people who are taking this show seriously.

    Cool. :)

    In the show itself, other than the still-developing character of RivCamNastyRobotGirl, we’ve moved past the awkward stage of actors feeling out their characters, and we’re now into the meat of the series.

    I’m enjoying it.

    I also note that with "Sarah Connor Chronicles" Fox is pulling a "Munsters" to Sci Fi’s BSG "Addams Family". The flash-forwards reminded me strongly of "The Farm." From a distance the battle chassis even look a bit like Toasters.

    Next thing you know Cameron will be wearing a little red dress. That’s when we’ll REALLY know she is not to be trusted.

    -Joe

    • rickyjames says:

      Re: My observation …

      Any TV show that spawns this many comments in this forum either makes it at least two seasons,

      The real key is the ratings and actually T:SCC is doing fairly well in that department – audience is still above 8 million per ep and doing better than the new season of Prison Break with which it is paired. Also in the top 20 shows in the 18-30 age group…

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