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Terminator DVD details, commentary clips

Save The Sarah Connor posted a review of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray]terminator bluray last week, along with a list of the special features (scroll all the way down).

The region 1 DVD comes out next week (Sept. 22). No details on the bonus material for region 2 yet. (The DVD doesn’t come out until November.)

Television Without Pity has revealed the winners of the Tubey Awards. The show won in 16 categories, including Best Drama, Best Returning Show, Most Painful Cancellation, Best Single Episode (Allison from Palmdale), Best Season Finale, Best Smackdown (Cameron vs. police station), Best Onscreen Death (Derek) and Favourite Actress (Summer Glau).

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In the meantime, some preview clips from the DVD showed up on YouTube yesterday. Embedded below are the ones from Adam Raised a Cain, with commentary from Josh Friedman, Summer Glau, Thomas Dekker, John Wirth and James Middleton. Big thanks to for posting them. (Make sure you visit for more clips.)

Finally, the Blu-ray extras:

Disc One

Disc one features a pair of commentary tracks, the first for the episode Samson and Delilah and featuring Executive Producer Josh Friedman and Actors Lena Heady, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, and Shirley Manson. Commentary track two, available on Allison from Palmdale, features Executive Producers Josh Friedman, James Middleton, and John Wirth, and Actors Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau. Also included is The Storyboard Process: Cameron Goes Bad (1080i, 2:55), a brief piece that looks at the importance of storyboards to the filmmaking process, including a side-by-side storyboard vs. final product comparison.

Disc Two

While none of the five episodes found on disc two sport a commentary track, the disc does offer two “Terminated Scenes,” one each for the episodes The Tower is Tall but the Fall is Short (1080p, 1:04) and Complications (1080p, 0:26). Also included here under the “Behind the Story” heading is Cameron vs. Rosie: Fight Rehearsal (1080i, 5:27), an informative piece that looks at the process of bringing this fight sequence to life, featuring raw behind-the-scenes footage, interview clips with the crew, and storyboard analysis.

Disc Three

Only a pair of “Terminated Scenes” for Strange Things Happen at the One-Two Point (1080p, 0:50) and Earthlings Welcome Here (1080p, 1:04) are included on disc three.

Disc Four

Like disc three, disc four features only a collection of “Terminated Scenes,” this time one from Today is the Day — Part 1 (1080p, 1:19) and four from Today is the Day — Part 2 (1080p, 2:50 combined).

Disc Five

Disc five contains the bulk of the supplementary material, headlined by another pair of commentary tracks. Track one, accompanying Adam Raised a Cain, features Executive Producers Josh Friedman, James Middleton, and John Wirth, and Actors Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau. The second track with the same participants is available for the series finale episode Born to Run. Collision With the Future: Deconstructing the Hunter Killer Attack (1080i) is an interactive piece that takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the many layers of work that came together to create the season’s climactic sequence. Viewers may choose from one of four boxes — one each for “Production,” “Direction,” “Special FX,” and “Visual FX” — from a main menu that features all four pieces playing simultaneously with an overlaying commentary with Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Josh Friedman. The Continuing Chronicles: Terminator is a collection of eight featurettes presented in 1080i high definition: Write the Future (12:39), Conceptualization (8:18), Blood and Metal (7:39), Designing Deconstruction (7:32), Choreographing Chaos (7:21), War Stories (9:15), Setting the Tempo (13:15), and Motivations (9:51). Rounding out disc five are three “Terminated Scenes” — two for To the Lighthouse (1080p, 0:43 & 1:32) and one for Born to Run (1080p, 0:27) — and a gag reel (1080p, 6:04). []

The Sarah Connor Chronicles nominated for four Saturns

The Saturn nominations were announced earlier today and The Sarah Connor Chronicles is up for Best Network Television Series. Big congratulations to Josh Friedman and his entire team!

The leads – Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau – all scored nods the acting categories.

Here is the list of TV nominees:

“Life On Mars”
“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”

“Battlestar Galactica”
“The Closer”
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
“True Blood”

“24: Redemption”
“The Andromeda Strain”
“Breaking Bad”
“The Last Templar”
“The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Matthew Fox, “Lost”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Timothy Hutton, “Leverage”
Edward James Olmos, “Battlestar Galactica”
Noah Wiley, “The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice”

Lena Headey, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
Jennifer Love Hewitt, “The Ghost Whisperer”
Evangeline Lilly, “Lost”
Mary McDonnell, “Battlestar Galactica”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Anna Torv, “Fringe”

Henry Ian Cusick, “Lost”
Thomas Dekker, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Josh Holloway, “Lost”
Adrian Pasdar, “Heroes”
Milo Ventimiglia, “Heroes”

Jennifer Carpenter, “Dexter”
Summer Glau, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”
Yunjin Kim, “Lost”
Elizabeth Mitchell, “Lost”
Hayden Panettiere, “Heroes”
Katee Sackhoff, “Battlestar Galactica”

Kristen Bell, “Heroes”
Alan Dale, “Lost”
Kevin Durand, “Lost”
Robert Forster, “Heroes”
Jimmy Smits, “Dexter”
Sonya Walger, “Lost”

Terminator – from the Wondercon panel

Josh Friedman, Summer Glau and Shirley Manson were at Wondercon over the weekend to talk about The Sarah Connor Chronicles and io9’s Charlie Jane Anders (best T:SCC reviewer ever) has a report on what was shown in the clip reel from the last six episodes as well as some general stuff about the show, e.g. the reason why “Desert Cantos” sucked and something about the last three episodes being among the top four this season.

For the full report and all the spoilers, head over to

Here is the part that involves John Henry (highlight to read):

We saw Savannah, Catherine Weaver’s daughter skipping and playing hopscotch in ominous gray tunnels, until she comes upon the mysterious room where the artificial intelligence John Henry is. “Would you like to play hide and seek?” John Henry says. Later on, Ellison is demanding to know where Savannah is, and John Henry won’t answer. John Henry asks Catherine Weaver what would happen if people knew she wasn’t Savannah’s real mother, and Catherine asks if she’s being threatened.

Ellison is telling Catherine he’s sorry, and she says he should be. And then John Connor is decking Ellison and yelling that he’ll kill him. And Sarah meets Jesse, but doesn’t seem to know who she is. And Sarah meets Catherine Weaver(!).

Sarah Connor episodes in March/April – from Fox & the Terminator blog

Fox has issued a release with all the March highlights, including info about episodes 2×17 – 2×20 of The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Here is the combined info about all the remaining episodes from The Futon Critic and the Terminator blog:


Friday, March 6
Written by Toni Graphia and Daniel T. Thomsen
Directed by Jeff Woolnough

The return of Cameron’s (Summer Glau) glitch results in regrettable consequences for everyone, and Riley (Leven Rambin) fears Cameron has discovered her secret.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Today is the Day, Part 1 of 2

Friday, March 13
Written by Ashley E. Miller & Zack Stentz
Directed by Guy Bee

In the first part of a game-changing two-part installment, Jesse (guest star Stephanie Jacobsen) flashes back to a life-altering mission aboard her submarine, the Jimmy Carter. Meanwhile, Sarah (Lena Headey) and John (Thomas Dekker) decide they can’t continue living in their house and make plans to leave.

TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) – “Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter/Today Is the Day Part 2 of 2

Friday, March 20
Written by Ashley E. Miller & Zack Stentz
Directed by Guy Bee

The exciting two-parter continues as Jesse’s submarine mission in the future takes a fatal turn that has unforeseen consequences for John, Sarah and Derek (Brian Austin Green) in the present. Also, Sarah deals with Cameron, who has become a liability, and John steps up and makes a life-or-death choice.


Friday, March 27
Written by Natalie Chaidez
Directed by Guy Ferland

Fearing for her life, Sarah stashes John in a safe house with the only person she believes she can rely on, Charley Dixon (guest star Dean Winters). Cameron and Derek struggle to work together after she reveals a big secret, and Weaver’s (Shirley Manson) entire effort is at risk when John Henry (Garret Dillahunt) is compromised – but by whom?


Friday, April 3
Written by Toni Graphia
Directed by Charles Beeson


Friday, April 10
Written by Josh Friedman
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt