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Most Unexpected Death in Science Fiction and Fantasy
chrisdvanneDate: Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 11:07 | Message # 1
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Charlie Jane Anders at Io9 listed the Greatest Random Out-of-Nowhere Deaths in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Another list, another excuse to include Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly and Summer Glau (these are the only extract i quote below, feel free to visit the page for further videos and quotes).

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The great thing about science fiction and fantasy is that they're full of surprises — you just never know what the universe will have in store. Like, sometimes, a totally random, surprising, shocking death.

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  • Russell Franklin from Deep Blue Sea
  • Ilana from Lost
  • Doc Arzt from Lost
  • Clemens in Alien 3
  • Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series.
  • Nan on True Blood
  • Carolyn Fry in Pitch Black
  • Donald Gennaro, That Lawyer on the Toilet in Jurassic Park
  • The guy jumping off a building in Kick-Ass
  • Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Wash in Serenity
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    Speaking of Joss and random deaths... At least Wash gets to go out at his moment of maximum greatness, when he's just proved how amazing he really is. With the flying, and the nerves of steel, and the cool catchphrase. And then — zoink. There's also poor Shepherd Book, but we all sorta saw that one coming.



  • Ballard on Dollhouse
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    And rounding out the Whedon trifecta, there's poor Paul Ballard, who finally got to be with the woman he loved, even though his love for her had been scooped out of his brain, but he still was going to make it work, we felt reasonably sure. And then — boom. There's also Summer Glau's random headshot in the previous episode. Basically, a surprising death is never really a surprise in a Joss Whedon show or movie.



  • The Guy Getting Eaten by the Underground Monster in Big Trouble in Little China
  • Derek Reese on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
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    He's managed to outsmart those metal bastards on many different occasions, but all of a sudden one of them catches up to him when we least expect it. The Terminator blows Uncle Derek away and barely misses a step.



  • Bill Murray in Zombieland
  • The Urban Free Flow Gang in Punisher: War Zone
  • The Warrior Woman in Mad Max II: The Road Warrior
  • Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Trip Tucker in Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Dan Turpin in Superman: The Animated Series
  • A certain person in A Dance With Dragons.
  • Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1

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    Nomad79Date: Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011, 20:36 | Message # 2
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    yeah, I hated Derek's death in TSCC. A man that spent his life fighting terminators and is experinced enough to take on most machines all sudden gets suprised by the Waterboy Terminator! I guess the point of his death was to get the point across that anyone could die no matter how battle hardened they are. His death still sucked though...but if we had season three it would have made room for the other Derek to return with John.

    The thing with TSCC was the alternate Timelines in season 2...I feel like they should have just stuck with the original TSSC one. If you look on the special features of season two's last disk you can see the idea white boards for what they had planned for the intital 13 episodes.
     
    BlaziusDate: Thursday, 06 Oct 2011, 00:49 | Message # 3
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    Tasha Yar in Star Trek: The Next Generation


    She was an essential part of the crew and such but I laughed so hard when I saw her death. She was purposelessly killed by a talking, bully puddle of oil for gods sake!!! One of the weakest episode of the series sadly.

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    Derek Reese on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


    I think aside from the inconsistencies (like Derek can't see a machine coming after fighting a war with them in his whole life) this scene is just brilliant. It was very realistic. It was sudden like in real life and it was shocking but very simple. You don't need slow motion and super heroic or sad music to make it shocking. It helps too that he was a main character who they built for many episodes. One of the most obvious clues that when the TSCC staff tried they could make something marvelous( the other is Cameron of course)

    Quote (michelangelo)
    There's also Summer Glau's random headshot in the previous episode.


    I hated Wash so I didn't get this whole "Josh always kills his most lovable characters" thing. Now I know what they are talking about. That scene was just horribly evil!


    Summer Glau is so awesome, it isn't even funny!
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    chrisdvanneDate: Thursday, 06 Oct 2011, 01:08 | Message # 4
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    Quote (Blazius)
    I think aside from the inconsistencies (like Derek can't see a machine coming after fighting a war with them in his whole life) this scene is just brilliant. It was very realistic. It was sudden like in real life and it was shocking but very simple. You don't need slow motion and super heroic or sad music to make it shocking. It helps too that he was a main character who they built for many episodes. One of the most obvious clues that when the TSCC staff tried they could make something marvelous( the other is Cameron of course)

    More, i liked the fact that he was REALLY dead (or at least we thought it); i had no doubt Cameron survived the explosion of the jeep at the end of season 1 for example. Still, the writers managed to surprise us with the twist at the end of season 2 finale when we saw Derek and Allison. Great writing, great finale, even if it was frustrating.


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    BlaziusDate: Thursday, 06 Oct 2011, 01:15 | Message # 5
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    More, i liked the fact that he was REALLY dead (or at least we thought it); i had no doubt Cameron survived the explosion of the jeep at the end of season 1 for example. Still, the writers managed to surprise us with the twist at the end of season 2 finale when we saw Derek and Allison. Great writing, great finale, even if it was frustrating.


    Yeah, I liked that too that he was really dead. His resurrection for the finale didn't bother me too much. I considered that as a great moving farewell with all the characters who mattered (and wasn't impossible for them to be there) appearing for the last time. Very well done finale considering the circumstances.


    Summer Glau is so awesome, it isn't even funny!
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