Let's face it, there's not a heck of a lot to get excited about coming up on the small screen. The writers strike, which is a whole other topic, has prematurely ended or delayed what may be one of the most exciting TV seasons for geeks like me in a long time.
There are a few bright spots. We have a full season of The Shield coming up, that's something, but it's not enough. Where's my sci-fi?
I'm not the kind of guy who will hang a ripped out ad from a magazine on my bulletin board, but damn if this ad doesn't make me wish I was.
In what has to be one of the best printed ad campaigns FOX (yeah, I'm getting shudders) is bringing us Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Starting in January. The series stars Lena Headey who you might remember as Queen Gorgo in 300 and Summer Glau who is fast becoming the top sci-fi babe having already starred in Firefly, Serenity and The 4400. Thomas Dekker who played Zach, Claires boy pal on Heroes first season also stars, but let's face it, it's all about the chicks and the butt kicking and the shower scenes (I hope).
I'm thinking this show's gonna be a wet dream for injury fetishists since one of the fun things about Terminators is how much of a beat down they can take. The ads already hint at it. Anyone notice the electronics sticking out in the front look a hell of a lot like a Dreamcast controller? Hopefully Fox won't screw this up, and with a track record of canceled shows like Firefly, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Futurama, Tru Calling, Fastlane and Wondefalls, why should we think they will? I will admit they held onto Bones much longer than I thought they would. Even Joss Whedon is giving them another chance with Dollhouse. With little new episodic television coming our way, I'm hopeful The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be a bright spot in the coming season.