Mutant Enemy Day was a gathering of writers, actors and fans of Joss Whedon's shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly in order to show support for the Writer's Guild of America strike that took place during the end of 2007.
This colourful group walked the picket line in front of the 20th Century Fox Lot, the studio who have produced all of Whedon's TV series, on December 7, 2007.
Mutant Enemy alumni in attendance were: Tim Minear, Steve DeKnight, Rebecca Kirshner, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Ben Edlund, Marti Noxon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Eliza Dushku, Felicia Day, Juliet Landau, the Feldman twins and, of course, Joss Whedon (non exhaustive list).
IGN talked to Joss Whedon, Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku about the strike, in an article published on December 10, 2007. Here are excerpts from the interview:
Summer Glau told me her presence there that day began with an email from Whedon, which she said "Was a very funny email, like it always is. He writes great emails… he's an amazing writer! Even his emails are brilliant." Glau added "I didn't know quite what to picture. I just knew that he was going to be here. So I was surprised the huge, huge crowd that showed up today."
Glau said that stopping production on her new series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has "been heartbreaking. No one wants to stop working. We love what we do. This is just a necessary step for us. We'll support the writers as long as they are striking." Glau noted she had been glad to see fans showing such understanding about the strike, saying "I think everyone's been really positive and hopeful and it's wonderful to see how many people showed up to support us."
Eliza Dushku also told me she was glad to see so many fans joining the writers and actors on the picket line, remarking "I think it's impressive and it's strong and it's really showing what these people are made of. Their support is deep that they'll walk the walk. We all will." Duskhu said that for her the strike was about the writers "Being taken care of properly in the fairest way, so we'll stand here and support that as long as it takes."
IGN TV: If you did encounter someone saying "I just want my shows back!", what would you say to them?
Joss Whedon: No fan is saying that. The people who sit in front of the TV because they can't figure out what else to do might be saying that. Fans are not saying that. Fans are getting on the internet and showing support and coming to this rally and organizing in a way that I wish I could ever. Fans are the people who really, absolutely get it. And so not one of them has ever said to me "I'm upset that I'm not going to get to see your shows because of the strike." They say "Get what you need. Do what you have to. Make it right. And then we'll get the show."
Read the full article at IGN
On the same topic, you can read the following Blogposts: Writers Strike 2007
The gallery have been updated with new HQ production stills from TSCC Season 1
Pilot: After locking themselves in a vault Cameron assembles and activates a time displacement device.
Gnothi Seauton: Cameron said Please remain calm to the passengers after the car crash.
The Turk: Cameron in a nightdress, deleted scene from the Turk.
Heavy Metal: Sarah and Cameron searching for some stolen cargo.
Queen's Gambit: Cameron terminating Vick
The Demon Hand: Cameron and Derek eating pancakes and making nice conversation.
Later in the same episode she is giving him a beautiful dance performance.
Vicks Chip: Cameron is happy it is pizza day at school.
FOX launched on September 2008 a Terminator-themed iPhone and Web game of cat and mouse, Ambush, to promote Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The player's mission is simply to survive in a fight to either protect or eliminate Skynet, the self-aware computer network bent on destroying the world.
Ambush can be played either online or on the iPhone. The online player's goal is to predict the movements of their targets in the virtual city and set traps in an attempt to terminate their iPhone opponents. The iPhone player's goal is to survive within this virtual city by sending real-time GPS location information and avoiding traps set by their online opponents.
The game is available as a free download from the iTunes app store. To get signed up and either defend or obliterate humanity, the gamer had to visit the Terminator Ambush site, now defunct.
Here are promotional pictures and video for Terminator: Ambush:
TV Shows > Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008 - 2009) > Season 2 > Terminator: Ambush - Online game
The Cast from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was out in Hollywood on September 13, 2008 to promote the show at Golden Apple Comics.
Actors Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, Summer Glau, Thomas Dekker, Leven Rambin, Richard T. Jones, and Shirley Manson, showrunner Josh Friedman and executive producer James Middleton were there to meet and greet the fans, as well as sign autographs and participate in a Q&A session. The Q&A followed an early viewing of Episode 2x02, "Automatic for the People".
Photographer Watchcaddy kindly shared with us his lovely photos of the TSCC Meet and Greet at Golden Apple Comics.
The beautiful Summer Glau!!!
She looked very natural and with almost no makeup at all. Very pretty.
Yea, there are lots picture of her here, sorry for my bias.
The TSCC cast members looked like they were having just as much fun as the fans. Here's a sample of the new photos added to the gallery:
- Public Events > Events in 2008 > TSCC Meet and Greet at Golden Apple Comics Los Angeles - September 13, 2008
Cameron, wearing his iconic purple leather jacket, made the cover of HD Review July 2008. The issue #8 of the UK magazine published a six-page article about the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles DVD's, as well as other high-profile tv shows hitting Blu-ray.
Here are the scans of the magazine:
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2008 > HD Review - July 2008
Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles is available on Blu-ray at WBshop.com at bargain prices: seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-ray for $14.99 each with free ship (inside the US only).
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Blu-ray)
Currently $32 and $35 on Amazon
Thanks to @The1stMJC for the heads up!
Behind the Scenes of the photo shoot made by Franck Ockenfels for TV Guide on January 2008 for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season one.
Lena Heady, Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker look like they had so much fun together.
Find below some promotional shots from TV Guide's photoshoot.
This photoshoot was made for the January 17th, 2008 issue of TV Guide magazine, with TSCC cast on the cover.
The song 'Ghost' by Japanese artist Gackt, released on January 2009, was used as the theme to the Japanese broadcast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Watch below the music video as well as a Behind The Scenes Behind the scenes clip of Gackt's Ghost featuring interviews and clips from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
The music video starts off in a darkened locker room where shards of glass and metal lie on the floor. A male Caucasian janitor arrives with a mop and bucket and starts cleaning up the debris. Afterward, he moves on to the next room, which is a laboratory also in a mess, switches on a light and continues cleaning, unaware that there are five shadowy figures standing in the background, each with glowing red eyes. The janitor gets his iPod Touch out to select some music to listen to while cleaning up the mess and whilst mopping, he accidentally hits a button that causes the ceiling light to send out blasts of electricity, which hits and shatters some glasses and zaps the figures, revealing them to be Gackt and his backup dancers, who are androids. As a result of the electricity's impact, they come to life and the janitor stops what he is doing and looks on in shock.
Close-up shots of Gackt singing the lyrics are shown and he has metallic scars on his face, giving him the appearance of a damaged android.
Here's the music video :
Here's an interview with Gackt for Japanese tv, laced with clips from the music video and the serie :