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ye right chris well spotted. ive seen the dark night rises and never even spotted her, she was in TSCC at the halfway house i think thats what they called it. in allison from palmdale. also in dollhouse i think as bennett halversons assistant in the labratory. as i say chris very well spotted, great stuff.
You all know that Cameron in TSCC is named after James cameron, the director of Terminator 1 and 2, of course.
But did you know that Agent Ellison, played by Richard T. Jones, is named after science fiction writer Harlan Ellisson?
Ellison sued James Cameron for copyright infringement for "borrowing" the ideas of time travel and humanoid robots from his Outer Limits stories "Soldier" and "Demon With a Glass Hand", respectively. Ellison succeeded in getting a credit in The Terminator movie.
As you know, TSCC was filmed at the Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California. It was common to use the same location or exact building for different scenes, even if they were supposed to take place in different towns.
The following screencaps show you a building used in two different episodes of TSCC:
Here's a TSCC promotional photo featuring Cameron holding a gun (a modified version was used on the cover of SFX).
The gun that Summer Glau is holding in this shot is a nod to the first Terminator movie; it's an AMT Hardballer Longslide with laser sighting which is the same gun Arnold Scharzenegger picks up from the gun shop in T1.
More, what appears to be an AMT Hardballer Longslide with laser sight, the signature weapon used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator, is used by the T-888 (Patrick Kilpatrick) that hunts Martin Bedell throughout TSCC Season 2 Episode 5: Goodbye to All That. The whole scene where the t-888 knocks at the door is a nod to T1, btw.
Side note: Summer Glau holds the AMT in the promotional photo but she doesn't use the weapon in the series, nor did she wear the zipped leather outfit btw.
In the following video, TSCC prop master Scott Buckwalds talks on the weapons used on the show; the AMT is displayed at 0:52:
TSCC 2x16 'Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep' blurrs the lines between dreams and reality; it's no surprise that the painting from Salvador Dali displayed in a scene inwhich Cameron asks John what it feels like for humans to dream is titled "The Dream".
"You do not talk about Fight Club", says Five'o team member Chin Ho Kelly at 0:24 of the promo trailer for episode 3.16 Kekoa (The Warrior):
This line - You do not talk about Fight Club- is a direct reference to the 1st and 2nd rules of the Fight Club in the eponymous 1999's movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Brad Pitt states the aforementioned rules in this video:
There will be probably more references to the movie, don't forget to mention them if you spot one or two in next Monday's episode.
The Rules of Fight Club .1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB .2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB .3rd RULE: If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over .4th RULE: Only two guys to a fight .5th RULE: One fight at a time .6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes .7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to .8th RULE: If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to fight. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Summer Glau revealed during her Q&A panel at Emerald City ComiCon 2012 that Skylar’s tattoos were based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketches, and that she didn’t have as much influence on them as she would’ve liked but she kind of enjoyed having them temporarily.
Here are a few screencaps from Alphas 1.07 'Catch and Release', with Skylar's tatoos on display:
Da Vinci has made a lot of sketches from plants and most importantely from machines (war machines and flying machines particularly), which is probably why Alphas's writers decided to use them for Skylar. I Googled Da Vinci sketches to find the sketches that could have inspired Skylar's tatoos and came up with these ones:
Summer Glau often on interview that she had to have a constant control of her body to play Cameron and avoid to do girly things such as touch her hairs or cross her legs.
Here’s a good example of that. Compare Cameron’s body stance with Sarah’s while they are both performing the same activity (TSCC 2.11 'Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point'):
Summer Glau is at rest as a Terminator would be (think about Arnold in the movies or Terminator Vick) and it looks kinda weird (on purpose) compared to the way Sarah (Lena Headey) is standing–somewhat posed–like we all do. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
I try to avoid using words like "hot" when I describe Summer Glau’s physical appearance primarily because I think she deserves better then that stereotypical label. Instead I think of Summer as more a classic beauty. Your eyes pop open when you see her, and where most uber hot woman garner glazed looks of disbelief from onlookers, Summer is the kind of woman you can look at and appreciate what you’re looking at instead of simply drooling all over yourself.
On a related topic, it's interesting to notice that there's is three roles inwhich Summer starts out naked: River Tam in Firefly/Serenity, Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Kara Zor-El in Superman/Batman Apocalypse (ok, the last one is a bit far-fetched).
The male ballet dancer in Angel 3.13 'Waiting in the Wings', was wearing a cast (hidden under his tights) during the re-shoots of the ballet scenes. He broke his ankle shortly before the addional scenes but he came back and did his stuff with Summer anyway.
In Joss Whedon's own words: "Obviously, he knew we were focusing on Summer Glau"
Here are screencaps from the scenes, where you can see the cast on his right ankle:
Listen to all the commentaries by Joss Whedon on the scenes with Summer Glau in Angel 3.13 'Waiting in the Wings', taken from the DVD's special features, in a previous Blog post. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube