TSCC Behind the Scenes Video: When Cameron Reenacts a Scene From Terminator 2
The Santa Monica pier has been used many times as a backdrop for movies and TV shows. The 100-year-old amusement park includes the beach, of course, a Ferris wheel, a carousel hippodrome - which was made famous by the 1973 movie "The Sting" starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford -, streets performers and is a popular destination for families and tourists.
A scene of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 episode 3 'The Mousetrap', featuring John Connor tracked down by Cromartie and Cameron, was filmed at Santa Monica Pier and is an obvious nod to Terminator 2.
Check out this Behind the Scenes video shot on Tuesday July 29, 2008, showing Summer Glau as Cameron Phillips as she is looking for John - who ditched her earlier in the episode - in Santa Monica Pier.
As mentioned in the title of this blog post, it seems Terminators love to chase John Connor in Santa Monica. Because this scene in TSCC recalls in an unmistakable way a scene at the beginning of Terminator 2, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 and the T-1000 were both looking for young John Connor, filmed at Santa Monica Place (they called it "The Galleria" in the movie), a shopping mall located two blocks from the beach and Santa Monica Pier (see map below).
And if you're not convinced of the similarities, the scene at 1:02 of the video in which Cameron looks with curiosity and interest at a street performer disguised as a shiny silver robot is directly inspired by the scene in T2 in which the T-1000 looks at a shop-window dummy (see screenshots from TSCC and Terminator 2 below).
TV Shows > Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008 - 2009) > Production stills/Behind-the-scene pictures > On set filming episode 2x03 'The Mousetrap' on July 29, 2008
TSCC Panel at 2007 Summer TCA Tour - Gallery Update
Cast members Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Richard T. Jones, director David Nutter, and executive producers James Middleton and Josh Friedman took the stage for the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles panel during the FOX portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. We have added to the gallery photos of Summer at the event, thanks to Lena Headey Online.
- Public Events > Events in 2007 > Fox TCA Summer Press Tour, Los Angeles - July 23, 2007
Here are a few impressions from the TSCC panel, thanks to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello.
THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES PANEL
10 am: The million-dollar question: Will anyone ask star Thomas Dekker about his controversial exit from Heroes? I've got 15 bucks riding on no.
10:10 am: Lena Headey is making herself very comfortable. In a TCA first, she's sitting with her legs crossed.
10:12 am: Summer Glau simply "adores" Arnold Schwarzenegger, but her Terminator will be different than his.
10:15 am: A reporter comments that Headey and Dekker are very close in age for a mother and son, to which Headey says, "If only that were true." For the record, Headey is 34 and Dekker is 19.
10:23 am: Scoop! The show's title may be changed to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
10:26 am: Schwarzenegger is too "expensive" and "busy" to make a cameo on SCC.
10:28 am: Scoop! SCC costar Richard T. Jones will be back for the first couple of episodes of Girlfriends. Says he's unsure what will happen beyond that.
10:31 am: I just sneezed. It was loud and it was messy.
10:36 am: I'm down 15 bucks. Someone just asked Dekker about Gaygate. "It was something that was blown out of proportion," he says of the hubbub. "The character was [supposed to be] ambiguous. Me not appearing on the show anymore has nothing to do with the character [being gay].... I was never under contract." He claims he left Heroes to do SCC.
10:40 am: Gaggle stampede!
Side note: While Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone did not appear in TSCC as flesh and blood, they did make a cameo. Watch the video and screenshots of Arnold and Sly's appearance in the forum.
Record audience for Help for the Holidays on French TV
Summer's Christmas movie 'Help for the Holidays', called 'La Baby-Sitter de Noël' in French, was French channel M6's most watched movie of the week.
All through December, M6 broadcasts in the early afternoon two Christmas-themed TV movies, unseen or not, and this programming is proving to be a success
From Monday, December 15 to Friday, December 19, an average of 1.44 million viewers watched these TV movies, i.e. 17% of the public in front of their TV sets. M6 is thus the second most watched channel in this time slot and reaches its highest audience since October 2006. It is even leading at 15.30 with 18% market share on average.
Summer's romantic comedy, also starring Eva LaRue, who played the role of Natalia Boa Vista on CSI: Miami, aired on Wednesday, December 17 and attracted a record of 1.81 million viewers. This is not surprising if you remember that Help for the Holidays was Hallmark's most watched original movie of 2012.
Check out the number of viewers of M6's televisions movies for the week below:
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Stunning Portrait of Summer at New York Comic 2011
Summer Glau posed for photographer Colin Douglas Gray at New York Comic Con 2011, where she announced her involvement in the 5 Gum's alternative reality game (ARG) "The Human Preservation Project". Find below a never-seen-before HQ photo of Summer looking gorgeous in a white skirt and a see-through black top.
- Public Events > Events in 2011 > New York Comic-Con - October 14, 2011
5 Gum, the brand behind ARG, introduced the Human Preservation Project through a series of events, including television commercials and a teaser video featuring Summer Glau. In the fictional, futuristic world of The Human Preservation Project, Summer plays Natalia Suttinger, a neuro-analytics protocol specialist.
Learn more about The Human Preservation Project.
String of Awards for Inside the Box and Premiere on Spanish TV
Summer’s short film Inside the Box has won more awards in film festivals across Spain on November 2014. More, it will air on Spanish TV Canal + for the first time (see schedule below).
First, David Martin Porras's drama has won the National Award for Best Short Film at the International Short Film Festival held in Torre Pacheco (Murcia, Spain).
Then, Inside the Box got a special mention at the Festival of Gay and Lesbian Madrid, LesGaiCineMad.
Then Inside the Box won the First Prize of the Festival of Puente Genil CortogeniAL (Cordoba, Spain), where 897 short films were in competition.
Finally, the short has won not only the Best Short Film at the Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival (Castile and León, Spain) but have won four more awards, including Best Actor (Wilson Bethel), Best Screenplay (David Martin-Porras and Julia Fontana), Best Editing (Frank Gutiérrez) and the Special Prize Best Short of Castile and Leon (David Martin-Porras).
We congratulate the whole cast and crew. :)
Inside the Box was created as a trailer for the feature film project of its director, A Texas Story, and is in advanced pre-production in LA Panda at this time.
Moreover, as good news for residents in Spain, this month, during the Christmas holidays, Inside the Box will premiere on Canal + in the Extra channel at the following times:
Inside the Box has participated in over 50 festivals and won more than 15 awards including best short section Spanish Short Night of Seminci 2013, allowing him to qualify for Goya 2015.
You can see the trailer for Inside the Box here.
Larger versions of previously released episodes stills from Syfy's superhero drama Alphas have been added to the photo gallery.
Alphas 1.07 'Catch and Release' - Episode stills
Alphas 2.12 'Need to Know' - Episode stills
- TV Shows (incl. Web series) > Alphas (2011 - 2012) > Season 1 > 1.07 'Catch and Release' - Production Stills
- TV Shows (incl. Web series) > Alphas (2011 - 2012) > Season 2 > Production Stills
Thanks to John from Laura Mennell Fans for the pictures.
The Cape 1x08 The Lich, Part 2 - 1080p HD Screencaps
We have added into the photo gallery 1080p high definition, logoless screen captures of Summer Glau as Orwell in episode eight of NBC's superhero drama The Cape, titled 'The Lich, Part 2'. These HD screencaps are provided here for your browsing pleasure and for use in layouts, fan art, and icons.
In a sedated, weak state, Summer Glau's Orwell drifts between reality and fantasy sequences, which slowly reveal her history and past.
Here's a sample of the HD screencaps and visit the gallery for more.
- TV Shows (incl. Web series) > The Cape (2011) > HD 1080p Screen Captures > 1x08 The Lich, Part 2
HD screen captures of Summer Glau in the next episodes of The Cape will be uploaded in the following days.
Huuzzaahh! Christmas comes early for LARPers and Netflix Instant subscribers. Joe Lynch's horror comedy Knights of Badassdom is going to be available to stream on Netflix on December 1, 2014.
That means you'll be able to watch Summer Glau's Gwen and her LARPing friends kick some ass and fight the demon Abominog whenever you want, assuming you have a Netflix account.