Monday, January 14, 2008

Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Sarah Connor

Today's been a pretty intense week so far. The premiere of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" premiered with 18 million viewers.

Sarah Connor Chronicles
The one unfortunate aspect to "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is that the producers have stated that it exists in a "separate" universe from T3. Why? Why would they open themselves up to this kind of scrutiny and confusion from fans and non-fans alike?

A perfect theory is that Terminator 3 "never" happened. Personally I feel they should have tied it directly into the 3rd film by going about what the 2nd (and 3rd) film was stating - that time is fluid and events can be changed. Why couldn't they have figured out a way to send back agents to stop the T-X and stop Robert Brewster's Skynet system.

There we go! Problem solved. Judgment Day moves to a later date and Sarah doesn't die from cancer. Heck, even a brief overview or exposition scene where the character Cameron Phillips explains this. Heck, they've pulled enough from the 3rd film to the point where they just can't explain it away by saying it "doesn't exist" in the "TV" universe.

The other alternative is that the show will eventually lead to Terminator 3, and thusly negating the entire series existence.

Convoluted? Perhaps. Logical, maybe.

Cloverfield comes out this coming Friday. I hope to see it opening day or Saturday.

Star Trek
The teaser will be seen during Cloverfield's trailers. If they even show anything of substance we'll quickly see if this will be cinema gold or cinematic crap.

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