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Steve K
Fri, Mar. 7th, 2008 11:24 pm
Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

I actually like the new Terminator series that just wrapped up its first (and last?) season, but the thing has plotholes large enough to drive Skynet insane.  My biggest problem is the whole time-traveling device, it's becoming way overused.  If you go by the movies, you might think the power requirements for time traveling are so immense that they only do it by necessity.  Hence the reason Skynet only sends back two cyborgs (not counting T3 here since the TV series doesn't take it into account) to get rid of John Connor, and mankind manages to scrape enough power and tech together to counter it.  In the TV series, though, the pilot show has a time device stored in a bank in the present day!!!  WTF?  It seems time travel devices are as common as, say, Blu-Ray disc players: not everyone has one, but they're scattered around.  This means they could send back legions of Terminators, it's not an issue at all.  What's to stop Skynet from sending back a battalion of Arnold-style Terminators with a special squad of T-1000s thrown in for good measure?  If they just made it seem like time travel was a bit more of an effort, that it took a lot to send Cameron back to protect John, it wouldn't come across as so mundane.  Not only is she around, but now his uncle Derek is in the picture as well.  I wouldn't be entirely surprised if John Connor goes back in time himself at some point.  I don't know, that just gets my goat for some reason.

That said, seeing Cameron try to adjust to life here in the non-apocalyptic USA is rather amusing, kind of like Data on ST:TNG.  My favorite part of the series, hands down, is the killer robot being asked to the prom by a geeky friend of John's.  Ha, ha, ha, ha!  That's just good stuff.  Anyway, I don't know if they are going to try to meld it with T3's storyline or not, it seems like it would already be impossible.  The funny thing is that this show is going to be faithful to the movies and end really grimly, with Sarah dying and Judgment Day arriving, or totally blow the whole sense of "canon" and go off in a whole other direction, probably pissing off quite a few fans in the process.  Oh, well.  It's still better than Moment of Truth. *shudder*

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