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TERMINATOR’s Creator Addresses SARAH CONNOR Issues

February 11, 2008 by  

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

With the showrunners of our favorite shows back at work today, some aren’t wasting too much time addressing the strike and reaching out to the fans. Such is the case with TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES Creator/Executive Producer Josh Friedman.Friedman posted a blog tonight for fans of the show acknowledging some of the key players that kept the show going throughout the strike including James Middleton, the show’s consulting producer who took over the day to day operations of the show while the show’s Executive Producers (who are also writers) were on the picket lines.

But Friedman goes a bit further in his blog and acknowledges some of the issues that fans have raised during the show’s short tenure including comparisons to the Terminator movie lore and with the lead actress herself, Lena Headey.

“I would also like to mention that anyone who thinks Lena Headey isn’t big enough or tough enough to play Sarah Connor has not had the unpleasant surprise of been punched by her. ” says Middleton. “I have—and I can only hope that someday each and every one of her doubters can experience her qualifications in this very clear and personal way.”

Friedman acknowledges that although he hasn’t been actively promoting the show during the strike he has been keeping up with the blog posts, message boards, chat rooms, etc.  I personally find that to be extremely dangerous ground for a showrunner and writer who isn’t actively working.  Let’s hope that Friedman won’t be negatively influenced by fans in these forums and sticks to his vision of the series.  Good or bad he should own this and not let the fans have too much of a say…we aren’t always right (although let’s face it, we often are).

I live for this stuff.  As much as I love television, I equally love the insight on what’s going behind the scenes.  I look forward to more of Josh Friedman’s blog posts, and hopes ke continues to fill us in on the word of Sarah Connor.

To read Josh’s full blog post, click here.

Questions for Josh Friedman and the TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES team?
Since comments can’t be left for Josh on his blog, if you have any questions or comments, about TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, feel free to leave a comment here or email me at info(at)givememyremote(dot)com and I will be sure that your questions make their way to Josh.


5 Responses to “TERMINATOR’s Creator Addresses SARAH CONNOR Issues”

  1. TERMINATOR’s Creator Addresses SARAH CONNOR Issues — All This Nonsense on February 12th, 2008 12:17 am

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  2. Patty on February 12th, 2008 12:59 am

    You know I love this show. I love the idea of this show. Mostly, I get past some of the little naggy stuff that some people are all wound up about. I am glad I skipped all the spoilers about tonight’s episode so I had my breath taken away when I figured out who Brian Austin Green’s character was. I loved it! I hope, like you, Josh stickes to his vision of what he wanted this show to me. I get it. I love it.

  3. John on February 12th, 2008 3:36 pm

    I have two questions:
    1) Who was Cameron writing the grief note to last night? I thought it was the terminator she killed, but others have different ideas.

    2) How come Cameron was “normal” acting in the pilot (i.e. she acted very human) and now she has more problems acting human?

  4. LT on February 12th, 2008 7:34 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but it bothers me how Sarah always talks down to Cameron, calling her names, etc. I mean, I get that Cameron is a robot and all but she’s a GOOD robot, sent to protect. So I say, lay off the meanness Sarah! It really makes me not like you as a main character.

  5. David on February 13th, 2008 5:07 am

    Will there be more episodes of Sarah Connor filmed for this season?
    And why did this series completely throw out the storyline of Terminator 3? I actually liked that movie. I like this series too but it’d be nicer if all of it could somehow fit into one continuity.