Io9's author Charlie Jane Anders has made an article about another retarded argument we heard many times on the interwebz. She has a solid argumentation and references to make you understand that there's no such thing as a Summer Glau curse. Here's extracts of this article :
Seriously, there's no such thing as a "Summer Glau Curse""It's certainly true that she's tended to get cast as, for lack of a better term, non-neurotypical women — robot women, mentally damaged
basket case women, slightly aspy nerd women. But she's been able to play other types of characters on occasion."
|08 Mar 2011|
|Total comments: 12|
Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 11 Mar 2011, 10:13 GMT [Entry]
Eric Balfour tweetted about this :
On Friday 11th March 2011, @ERICBALFOUR said:
This article really pisses me off!!! Yes lots of people have said the same thing about me and the fact is no matter how hard you try to ignore the attacks of negative and suppressive people, it really hurts. Also it is unfair. I've met @summer_glau and she is a talented and wonderfully down to earth actress. The truth is most television shows don't stay on the air. That's a statistical fact that has nothing to do with the actors in that program. The only reason people peg someone like Summer a show killer is because she is recognizable and there are lots of negative assholes in the world. You should see what people write on twitter about me everyday. Instead of acknowledging the fact that Summer is an actress who has the talent and perseverance to continue to get herself on television shows, these douche bags focus on the part that the actor has no control of. SO many things factor into the success or failure of a show that are completely out of the actors hands. I'm not close with Summer and have only met her briefly but I think it sucks that the writer who wrote this article can't think of a better angle to work off of..."
Message #9 | Granite | 08 Mar 2011, 11:10 GMT [Entry]
The author's interesting logic.
1. Thanks to the author for optimism and a detailed (but, IMHO, not enough depth) analysis
2. "Curse of the Summer Glau" (oh well, term) - is a myth, actually it has all the features of myth. It is strange that the author seriously reflects on the phenomenon, which can be compared with superstition.
Message #11 | REG | 12 Oct 2013, 06:37 GMT [Entry]
i have never understood this "curse". i don't believe it and every time i read an article that mentions "the Summer Glau curse" i get quite angry. it's not her fault that shows get cancelled. there are many factors involved in running a show and many of those factors have nothing to do with the actors. most of the decisions made by network executives border on moronic.
for example reality shows like Big Brother, Survivor and Australia's got talent, etc keep on going despite the fact that they are complete trash. without viewers calling in to vote these kinds of shows would have no reason to exist. yet sci-fi shows that are actually clever and interesting get cancelled very quickly before they're even given a chance to gain any momentum. i cannot see the logic in such matters.
anyway i went off an a bit of a tangent there but i just can't help it when it comes to bad press on Summer.