I have just found a link in TSCC that might be what gave Josh Friedman the idea for George Laszlo, who was killed by Cromartie.
Interesting...although I'm not sure that's how it happened.
I created a long time ago in this forum a thread dedicated to the real story behind The BeastMaster and even posted HQ promotional photos of Garret Dillahunt as the Beastwizard and the beautiful Jen Halperin as Princess Aqualina.
Also the choice of the name Beast-WIZARD instead of Beast-MASTER might be another reference to the Wizard of OZ. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Thanks for the reminder Kevin! I discovered Lee in Smallville (he played Victor Stone / Cyborg) and was pleasantly surprised to see him in an episode of TSCC. It always saddens me when people (celebs or not) lose their lives way too soon. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Ranking The Terminator Franchise From Worst To Best
3. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is the only worthy successor to The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Focusing on the lives of Sarah and John Connor after Terminator 2, the family travels from 1999 to 2007 with a T-888 named Cameron to prevent the Judgement Day in 2011. Forging a new path past Terminator 3 (virtually ignored), creator Josh Friedman's series expands the Terminator mythology and takes it into new directions.
At the center is not your typical nuclear family. Mother Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) deals with the fact that she would have died of cancer in 2005. Son John Connor (Thomas Dekker) deals with his destiny, his feelings for Cameron, and attempts to maintain his humanity in the face of machines. Fake sister/crazy girlfriend Cameron (Summer Glau) has a set of orders from Future John and thus her own agenda.
Additionally, TSCC plays with various aspects of the first two films: a plot based around a Terminator hunting for someone through a phone book, a plot based on Sarah having visions of Kyle, and a plot based on Sarah's time in Pescadero. Furthermore, the series revisits the future in flashbacks (or flashforwards?), providing Cameron like visuals that surpass the dull-looking Terminator: Salvation.
But TSCC is also the imperfect masterpiece. The short first season is very heavy arc based, but the wheels spin a bit into the longer Season 2. The show also ends on a cliffhanger, cancelled by Fox and destined never to be resolved. Nonetheless, TSCC is the worthy successor to James Cameron's films as it possess the emotions and character drama that makes the franchise so riveting.
On the occasion of Thomas Dekker's outing, TSCC showrunner Josh Friedman shows support and tells a bit more about the casting of Thomas as John Connor.
I gathered together Friedman's instructive tweets, read them below:
Love and have always loved Thomas Dekker. One of the great joys of TSCC was working with him.
We were casting TSCC right around the time of the Heroes "hetwashing" controversy. People had heard many rumors re what happened and as someone on the outside I didn't know any more than anybody. I only cared because Thomas Dekker came in and killed the audition.
We didn't ask him about it but it was a topic of conversation--not regarding his sexuality but more the type of questions you'd have regarding a young actor. I didn't care ultimately because he was so clearly head and shoulders above everybody else who auditioned. I knew it, so did WB.
One problem: Fox didn't agree with us. It wasn't that they didn't like him, but they had doubts and wanted us to keep looking. We did but kept insisting that Thomas was awesome and we weren't going to find anyone better. This isn't uncommon in casting but when we'd ask their reasoning they'd always say something like: "we aren't sure he feels like a leading man" or: "Does he really feel like the future leader of the free world?" "Is he a leader of men?" "Is he a romantic lead?".
Many of these questions are ridiculous for a 17 year old actor who didn't have to be any of those things for a long time in the story. Pretty soon I began to believe that their questions were just code for: "Isn't he a little gay?". No one would ever say that. But again and again I would get coded critiques that led me to that conclusion.
Fox went to great lengths to cast somebody else, even flying in a kid from Canada who'd barely acted to screen test against Thomas's test. Again, Thomas blew the kid out of the water. But even Thomas knew something was up. I remember him saying: "jesus. They must just HATE me." I couldn't say: well, my theory is that they think you're too gay for the part. They hadn't said it. HE hadn't said it. I just felt it.
In the end, Thomas got cast because a Fox exec took the two screen-tests home to her teenage daughter's sleepover and played them for the girls. She asked them who they liked better. They chose Thomas in a landslide. And so we were allowed to cast him.
But after we cast him two Fox execs called Thomas in for a "meeting." They told him he repped Fox now. And that his "behavior" should take that into account. They didn't do this TO ANYONE ELSE. Thomas, blissing me to no end, responded to them: "Shit. My drug dealer is gonna be bummed." And left.
This was a 17 year old boy. Who supported his family with his craft. And had for years. This was the context he lived in back then.
So it warms my fucking grinchy heart he's able to be who he wants to be and find love. No matter the journey. No Fate But What He Makes. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
I was making a comparison, because like Sue in The Middle, I never considered anything about anybody in TSCC whilst it aired. Ever since TSCC's cancellation, I have, believe it or not, looked at FOX programming here in the UK and tried to come to a conclusion about the types of programs they show. I was wondering if, like StarTrek Voyager, they considered TSCC a program that was not for their audiences. If you understand what I mean?!!!
I know nothing compares to Summer Glau in TSCC but who else thinks the female Terminator in this fan made film looks a lot like Cameron?
Mankind hid beneath the ashes of the nuclear fire, driven to the brink by the relentless war machines of their enemy's crusade to exterminate humanity. Its earliest attempts were sheathed in rubber skin. But the newest version...is superior, stronger, deadlier.
The Chinese fans making a 3D animated continuation of TSCC put a video excerpt from the original series in the top corner of one of their own videos, allowing us to see the amazing work they have accomplished.