Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another Scifiverse Ruined

I was excited this year about one of the mid-season offerings on Fox, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I have always enjoyed the universe created by James Cameron, it is a fascinating world of man vs machine. But now I watch what they have done to his vision with the whinny emo kid (I want to have a normal life" at all costs) and the soft idiotic mother ("If I push these buttons 1-9, what happens?") and it is enough to make me want to puke. All I can think of when I see the show now is how much I want to smack that O.C. emo wuss around. I can't believe they took Terminator and turned it into Dawson's Creek. The only redeeming value of the show is the Terminator herself (Summer Glau who played the enigmatic River in the Scifi cult classic Firefly) who is very creepy. However, it is not enough for me to consider watching any more. This is not the Sarah Connor who took her 10 year old kid to blow up a research lab and traveled the world seeking men to train her son. Long story, short, I have seen better Papal Bulls.

1 comment:

ghp said...

Well, it's better than Bionic Woman. Or, is that damning it with faint praise? ;^)

I'm slowly getting used to it. I think that the biggest problem I'm having with it is that it's now introduced at least one or two more timelines into the mix (that would be 3 or 4 total, now, taking the movies into account...). For some reason, that bothers the geek in me more than John being Emo and Lena Headey being, well, not Linda Hamilton.

On the plus side, as you noted, the Glaubot is way cool. Although it is a bit odd that she was so "normal" in the pilot, only to become so oddly "learning to be normal" in the following eps.

I'm still going to give it a few more chances, if only because there's not much else on...