Fox's Friday sci-fi 2009 lineup kicked off with a double feature of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. To mark the occasion, Fox released a series of cheesy videos featuring Terminator's Cameron (Summer Glau) and Dollhouse's Echo (Eliza Dushku).
We have gathered for you the trailers and promos for this weekly double feature, including outtakes from the Summer Glau/Eliza Dushku promos.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles / Dollhouse Grindhouse TV Promo
Check out a gritty little video inspired by the Grindhouse age of cinema. The purposefully grainy promo shows Terminator's Cameron (Summer Glau) and Dollhouse's Echo (Eliza Dushku) — Friday night's "Dames of Deception" — kicking ass, shooting guns, and generally wreaking havoc. Their new tagline: "Hotter than Hades, soulless, and smart." There's also a campy invitation to "el fuego your Fridays."
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FOX FUN Friday: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse TV Promo
After the Grindhouse trailer, Fox released new promo videos for its Friday sci-fi nights. You get to see all the strong women on TSCC and Dollhouse - get ready to add some FUN to your Friday night!
Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku Host the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Dollhouse Double Feature
The male audience of TSCC and Dollhouse loved the promo videos for FOX's Sci-Fi Friday nights focusing on the lovely leads Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku in sexy outfits but FOX's approach also made some of the female fans cringe. While TSCC is one the most intelligent dramas on Television back in the days, network executives will be network executives, and when they see Summer and Eliza, they don't see past the fact that they are, obviously, quite pretty.
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Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku Fox Promo Outtakes
One must assume Summer and Eliza were corpsing so much because they, like we, felt how cheesy their promotional lines were (see promo video above).
I'm glad to see the two got a few laughs out of the experience. Summer Glau even says "Damn it" (at 0:12 of the video), which is as close to swearing as you will ever hear out of her sweet mouth, thus far.
But after using Summer Glau as candy to attract more viewers, you would think Cameron would be on screen longer than a few minutes (The Summer Glau/Eliza Dushku promo video aired before TSCC S02E14 "The Good Wound"). It probably pissed of new viewers who tune in because of the promo to see Summer as a ass-kicking-machine, only to see Sarah battling with her wounded leg.
Sure these clips were a bit cheesy, but these outtakes (last video) show they knew it too. And I'm grateful Summer and Eliza were willing to help with the promotional process.
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