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Summer Glau in promotional art for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the cover of the issue 363 of science-fiction film magazine Starlog, published on March 2008.
Inside the magazine, there's a eight-page article on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, including interviews with Summer Glau and Lena Headey.
 
Find below HQ scans of Starlog March 2008:
 

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Video Watchdog #165 Nov/Dec 2011 - HQ Scans

POSTED BY chrisdvanne ON Oct 05, 2013 / 0 COMMENTS



Summer Glau in famous promotional art for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the cover of the issue 165 of Horror, Sci-fi and Cult films on DVD magazine 'Video WatcHDog', published in Nov/Dec 2011.

Summer Glau in famous promotional art for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is on the cover of the issue 165 of Horror, Sci-fi and Cult films on DVD magazine 'Video WatcHDog' #165 - Nov/Dec 2011

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Inside the magazine, there's an article about one of TSCC's favorite topic, the Singularity.
 
Scouting the Singularity
Thomas A. Foster makes his VW debut with a strikingly original article charting our onscreen quest for artificial intelligence and its apocalyptic implications, from The Day The Earth Stood Still to the Matrix films and beyond! 
 
I have scanned this informative twenty-page article for you:

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Arrow 2×02 Identity: Synopsis

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The CW has released via press release the synopsis for Arrow episode 2x02 titled 'Identity'.

We don't know if Summer Glau's character Isabel Rochev will appear in this episode (her name doesn't appear in the synopsis).

DC COMICS’ BRONZE TIGER AND CHINA WHITE WREAK HAVOC ON THE GLADES — Oliver (Stephen Amell) finds out the medicine that is being sent to Glades Memorial is being hijacked by thieves. Without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close. Roy (Colton Haynes) attempts to stop the thieves, but he fails and is arrested by Officer Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (guest star Kelly Hu) and her new partner, Ben Turner, AKA the Bronze Tiger (guest star Michael Jai White), over the supplies. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) makes plans to catch the Arrow, and Thea (Willa Holland) gives Roy an ultimatum. Nick Copus directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Beth Schwartz (#202)

 

First look at Bronze Tiger, played by Michael Jai White, in Arrow season2.
First look at Bronze Tiger,
played by Michael Jai White,
in Arrow season2.

Don't miss Summer Glau in the second season of Arrow, premiering on Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.





Summer at the 2001 Ritmo Latino Music Awards

POSTED BY chrisdvanne ON Oct 01, 2013 / 1 COMMENTS



Early in her career in Hollywood, Summer Glau was one of the dancers, along with famous latin dancer and actor Jordi Caballero, of the musical play "Selena Forever", which was performed at the 2001 3rd Ritmo Latino Awards on October 18, 2001 in Los Angeles.
 
"Selena Forever" was done to honour Selena Quintanilla Perez, the Queen of TexMex, a Mexican American singer-songwriter who was tragically murdered at the young age of 23.
 
Find below photos of the participants, taken on the red carpet and backstage, including a photo of a young Summer posing with the dancers of the musical play "Selena Forever". I hope fans of Latino music will recognize some of their favorite artists:

Veronica Castro, a cast member from the musical play 'Selena Forever' poses at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 in Los AngelesActress Soledad De Santiago attends the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesActress Sandra Vidal poses at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Actress Gaby Equezat attends the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesTelemundo entertainment reporter Argelia Atilano poses backstage at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesSinger Lupillo Rivera holds the award he received at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 in Los Angeles

Flamingo dancer Yvette 'La Sole' Garcia performs at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesMusical group A. B. Quintanilla and Los Kumbia Kings pose backstage at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 in Los Angeles

Model Yadira Bataz attends the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesActress Leticia Flores poses backstage at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los AngelesSinger Rogelio Martinez poses backstage at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 in Los Angeles

Musical group Azul Azul poses for a photograph with their award at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awardsm, 'El Premio De La Gente' October 18, 2001 in Los AngelesCast members from the musical play 'Selena Forever' pose at the 3rd Annual Ritmo Latino Music Awards, 'El Premio De La Gente' on October 18, 2001 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

 
Here's the press relase for the event:
 
Seventy nominees of the biggest and brightest stars of the Latin music world were announced today for the upcoming third annual El Premio de la Gente, Ritmo Latino Music Awards 2001. The Latino Music Awards 2001 is the first awards show in Latin music history where the public selects winners in a nationwide popular voting process. Latin music fans will vote nationally for their favorite artists at 325 Vons and 41 Ritmo Latino Music Stores.
 
The prestigious music awards will take place at the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 8:00 p.m. in Los Angeles. A group of distinguished artists, including Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel, Celia Cruz and A.B Quintanilla y los Kumbia Kings, will be performing on a night dedicated to the life and music of the Queen of Tejano music, Selena.
 
El Tributo de la Gente, or Tribute of the People, will be an emotional celebration of Selena's life, legacy and her significant impact on millions of adoring fans.
 
 
 
On the same topic, watch a video clip of a magnificent dancing performance,  Jordi Caballero and Summer Glau performing Spanish Adagio "Recuerdos de la Alhambra":
 

 






Good news for all the participants to the first aluminium print giveaway. Our friend Fox012 managed to get a second aluminium print featuring Summer Glau at the beach. Once again, he offered us to hold a contest and give Summer Glau fans the chance to hang on their wall an exceptional piece.
 
While the photo is identical, the dimensions are this time 20 inches x 60 inches, i.e. 50 cm x 150 cm. Here are two photos of the life-sized aluminium plate to win:

Summer Beach Bikini Aluminium Print GiveawaySummer Beach Bikini Aluminium Print Giveaway

 
 
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is write a comment under this blog post or anywhere else this giveaway is posted online, and a winner will be chosen randomly among the participants.
Please note that Fox012 is located in Germany, which means sending this large print overseas could be expensive. That also means the final attribution relies on the condition that the winner and Fox012 can sort out the delivery conditions.
 
So good luck everyone and a huge thank you to Fox012 for his generous offer!
 
Check out the lovely photos that Necrowizard, the winner of the previous giveaway, send us:

Summer Glau aluminium poster printSummer Glau aluminium poster print

 
Summer's beautiful shot is taken from a photoshoot by Brian Bowen Smith for Esquire magazine.
 
On a related topic, here's the awesome  44 x 48 inch (110 x 120 cm) aluminium print that Fox012 send me; a promo shot from the sci-fi hit series Continuum featuring the beautiful Rachel Nichols in her Kiera Cameron costume:

Aluminium Print - Rachel Nichols in ContinuumAluminium Print - Rachel Nichols in Continuum







Matt Rorie wrote in October 2011 an interesting and without concession piece about genre actors.
 
The premise of the article is that many of our favorite actors from sci-fi and fantasy media wind up doing...pretty much nothing but sci-fi or fantasy for the rest of their careers? The author of the article mentions many sfi-fi actors, including our very own Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and now Arrow's Summer Glau.
 

Are Science Fiction Actors Doomed To Get Typecast?

 
I have reproduced below a paragraph but please bear in mind that Summer is not as the center of the article.
 
Another example: Summer Glau. From Firefly to Serenity to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Dollhouse to The Cape to her upcoming fan-service-y appearance in a comedy about LARP-ing with a name that embarrasses me even when I think about it, I would be shocked beyond belief if she did not wind up signing autographs at the Great Lakes Comic-Con in 15 years in order to float her rent. That sounds cruel, and perhaps it is, but if Glau was going to escape the whirlpool of genre acting and break out into something more mainstream, it certainly seems like it would’ve happened by now, right?
 
This is the kind of career arc that seems to befall genre actors fairly often: you make a splash early in your career in some beloved and well-known (or beloved and cultishly-adored) sci-fi show or horror franchise, and then...you jump to another sci-fi show or horror franchise, and then...your career is effectively locked into place (see also: Linda Blair, still awkwardly hosting SyFy channel programs about possession 30 years after The Exorcist). You continue down the path of genre filmmaking, taking what paychecks come your way, while always looking for a role that never quite comes in something that might gain you a bit more credibility.
 
Read the full article article at Screened.
 
This article reminds of a 2008 lecture by renowned genre writer Neal Stephenson, who has his own rather sophisticated (using the term descriptively, here) theory on why sci-fi actors become niche actors, specifically using Sigourney Weaver, Lena Headey and Summer Glau as one of his examples. His ideas here are part of a larger argument in the lecture (entitled "Science Fiction as a Literary Genre"), but you can watch the short version below:
 

 
 
KortoloB at the Summer Glau Reddit made an elaborate and interesting graph that details the minutes of genre vs. non-genre episodes/films she's been in so far:

Summer Glau minutes of genre vs. non-genre episodes/films

 
KortoloB's comments on the graph: 
 
You can see from the graph that the only times that she hasn't been in something non-genre is when she's been working on big genre projects, such as Firefly, Serenity and TSCC.
Some fun facts from my statistics:
To watch all episodes and films Summer's been in in one straight run, you'd have to sit down for almost three days straight.
81% of that time you would be watching a genre show/film.
2004 is the only year in her career where she wasn't on a genre show, but in 2002, '05 and '08 Summer was exclusively in genre-shows/films.
Summer has commitment issues. The only years she has been faithful to a show (not counting Sleepover since she was in it for less then a minute) is in 2004, when she guest starred on an episode of CSI, and in 2008 when she starred in TSCC.
 
 
Here's a graph where minutes are divided between shows instead of genre:
 
Summer Glau minutes of genre vs. non-genre episodes/films
 
On a similar topic, check out Summer Glau's detailed Filmography.
 
Summer Glau is an amazing sci-fi actress. She has played two of the most iconic characters in recent sci-fi history, River Tam in Joss Whedon's Firefly and Cameron Philipps in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Her action shots during Firefly & Serenity alone qualify her to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with action 'diva' Sigourney Weaver. But she's also somewhat of a low profile actress and that is very respectable. The hollywood jetset seems to crave popularity at a too high cost. Up to now it seems, Summer is doing a pretty good job. 
 
That said, I hope she becomes more recognized and more successful; She deverves that much, such a talented actress. Whatever role she’s played, and regardless of which was the first time you saw Summer perform, you knew at that moment you were seeing something special. When she cried, you were crying with her in sympathy, when she was kicking ass you were cheering her on like nothing else, and when she was troubled you wanted to tell her it was going to be okay. That ladies and gentleman is what Summer Glau does with her varied roles. She doesn’t just act, she makes you believe.
 
Summer Glau is and always will be my number one favorite actress. 
 




Teen Choice Awards 2008 Videos

POSTED BY chrisdvanne ON Sep 29, 2013 / 2 COMMENTS



Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles actors Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Leven Rambin and Brian Austin Green attended the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Summer Glau was nominated in the "Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure" and  "Choice TV Breakout Star Female" for her role as Cameron in TSCC (see "Awards and Nominations" page).
 
I have collected various videos from the TSCC cast arrivals and during the show, including a never seen before video featuring celebrities as they are being dropped off at the red carpet and pose for photographers before heading to the Awards (Summer Glau at 0:38).
 

 

 

 

 
Here's a sample of HQ photos of the TSCC Alumnis at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards:

Summer Glau at Teen Choice Awards - August 3, 2008Summer Glau at Teen Choice Awards - August 3, 2008Summer Glau at Teen Choice Awards - August 3, 2008Summer Glau at Teen Choice Awards - August 3, 2008

 
Summer looked radiantly beautiful wearing a Adam by Adam Lippes yellow maxi long gown dress and Ippolita jewelry.




Alphas Season 2 DVD available in Region 2

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The second season of Syfy's superhero drama Alphas, inwhich Summer Glau reprises her role as tech-genius Skylar Adams in three episodes, is now available in Region 2 (Europe).
You can order the 4-DVD box set on Amazon for EUR 24,99.
 
Synopsis: Discredited by the government after revealing the existence of Alphas in Season One, Dr. Lee Rosen (Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck) must re-assemble his now defunct team to face the growing threat of Alpha extremist Stanton Parish (John Pyper-Ferguson, Fringe). With the help of tech-genius Skylar (guest star Summer Glau, Firefly) and memory recorder Mitchell (guest star Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Rosen and his team must work together to uncover Parish’s chilling plan. But with a mole in their midst, can they overcome the dangers that surround them and stop Parish before it’s too late?
 
Here are the DVD cover artwork and a few promo stills:

Alphas Season 2 DVD CoverAlphas Season 2 Production StillsAlphas Season 2 Production Stills

Alphas Season 2 Production StillsAlphas Season 2 Production Stills

[Watch more Production Stills in the Gallery]

 
Product Details (In French)
 
Format : Couleur, Plein écran, Cinémascope, PAL
Audio : Anglais (Dolby Digital 5.1), Français (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Sous-titres : Français, Anglais
Région : Région 2 
Rapport de forme : 1.78:1
Nombre de disques : 4
Studio : Universal Pictures
Date de sortie du DVD : 24 septembre 2013
Durée : 536 minutes
 
As in the case of the U.S. release, there's no Blu-Ray. No informations on bonus features either, though the U.S. release includes deleted scenes and gag reel.




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