Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Quotes
[school behind him explodes causing his flesh to vaporize, exposing his metal endoskeleton, he walks forward and begins to strangle Sarah with the familiar Terminator hand]
Sarah Connor, John Connor: No one is ever safe.
Sarah Connor: Don’t you think that, John! Don’t you ever think that! Look at me! No one is ever safe.
Charley Dixon: Six months maybe. Bit of a whirlwind.
James Ellison: You have no idea the whirlwind.
James Ellison: Well, you know, Mr. Dixon, it’s the robots. The ones from the future, the ones Skynet sent to kill her son, which makes total sense because, in the future, John’s not only her son but
James Ellison: “the leader of the resistance, fighting artificially intelligent machines determined to annihilate the human race.” Did he strike you that way? Leader of a scrappy band of rebels? Luke Skywalker type?
Sarah Connor: Not now. Not yet.
Cameron Phillips: [grabbing her bra] Oh.
Sarah Connor: Go to hell!
Cameron Phillips: They would have found you anyway. They always do.
Sarah Connor: You don’t know that.
John Connor: I know. I can’t lead an army. Maybe that’s you, but it’ll never be me. So you’ve gotta stop it. Please!
Cameron Phillips: I am.
Terissa Dyson: Then why are you here?
Cameron Phillips: We’re back.
Sarah Connor: Isotope. Is this nuclear?
Cameron Phillips: No, not really.
Cameron Phillips: You want to find Skynet? You want to stop Skynet? This is the way.
Sarah Connor: You don’t know who builds it!
Cameron Phillips: No. But we know where and we know when. We can go kill it before it’s born. You can stop running. Stay in one place. Fight.
Cameron Phillips: Same where, different when.
Sarah and John: [in unison] No one is ever safe.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Trivia
Summer Glau got the role of Cameron based partly on the strength of her fight scenes in Serenity. Josh Friedman wrote the character with Glau in mind.
This series effectively ‘retcons’ Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, continuing the Terminator universe from the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
During Derek Reese’s flashback scene in the future, we learn that Andy Goode was so ashamed of his involvement in creating Skynet that he began using the alias William “Billy” Wisher. William Wisher Jr. is a long-time collaborator of James Cameron, the creator/director of the Terminator films. Wisher also co-wrote the screenplay for Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
German broadcaster Pro7 renamed the show to “Terminator: S.C.C.” because the name was deemed too long and to avoid confusion with German celebrity/singer Sarah Connor.
SPOILER: The word “terminator” was not spoken by any character until the finale of season two, “Born to Run,” where Sarah Connor referred to Catherine Weaver as such.
Michael Shanks auditioned for the role of Derek Reese.
The source code that is visible on-screen in some episodes is written in Visual Basic.
The character of Charlie Dixon was played by Tim Guinee in the original pilot. His scenes were re-shot with Dean Winters before the show aired in early in 2008 and Dean Winters played the character throughout the series.
The house rented by the Connors in season 2 is the same house used in Cellular where Jessica Martin was held captive.
The Terminator “Cromartie” is an anime/manga reference to Cromatie High school. One of the students is a robot.
Cameron tells Sarah that she is from the year 2027 and that Skynet goes online in 2011.
During the initial fight in the house between Cameron and the rival Terminator, the shot gun Sarah pulls out of the wall is the same model the character used against the T-1000 in the final scenes of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Sarah and John use the alias of Reese. Kyle Reese was Sarah’s first protector in the original Terminator movie and is John’s father.
Sarah Connor was born in Los Angeles, CA. She is 33 years old, 5’4″ tall and weighs 110 pounds.
“Gnothi Seauton” is a transliteration of the Greek for “know thyself”.
Enrique Salceda is the man Sarah, John, and the male Terminator visited in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day for supplies, guns, and a truck.
The address to the computer store was “1337” pronounced “leet” (substituting letters for similar looking numbers), hacker wannabe slang for “elite”.
Andy refers to the original Turk, created in 1770, as an automaton, which the device was purported to be. However, since the mid-nineteenth century, the Turk has been known to be merely a magic illusion, with a human being sitting within the machine playing chess, rather than the machine itself.
Actor Phil Morris contributed an uncredited portrayal of the character Miles Dyson in a photograph in the pilot episode. A scene with the character was written and possibly even shot for this episode, but eventually left out for unknown reasons. Due to contractual reasons, Phil Morris still receives main guest credit, without appearing in the episode.
The red truck being driven off by the thieves is owned by “Tetsuo” corporation. Tetsuo (1989) is a J-horror/cyberpunk/Cult movie by Shinya Tsukamoto, about a man who becomes mechanical.
A face recognition system recognizes Cameron with the tag “101”. In the Terminator films the main character was a Model 101 Terminator of the 800 Series.
In the future, the character Andy Goode uses the alias “Billy Wisher”; a reference to William Wisher Jr. who co-wrote and had cameos in the first two Terminator films.
During the future sequence, we see one of the T-600 Terminators that was described by Kyle Reese in the original The Terminator as being easy to spot because they had rubber skin.
Sarah’s closing narration, outlining how a terminator can not be deterred from its mission, was indeed said by Kyle to Sarah in the first Terminator movie. Kyle did say, “the terminator is out there,” rather than, “the machine is out there,” but after all those years, Sarah can surely be forgiven for not getting it verbatim.
In one scene, Cameron (Summer Glau) is undercover in a ballet class. In reality, Summer Glau is a trained ballerina.
The title of the episode “The Demon Hand” is an allusion to a short story Harlan Ellison wrote which was, in part, the inspiration for James Cameron in forming the story of the original Terminator movie.
When Cameron walks by a memorabilia store window, the cover of Pumping Iron starring Arnold Schwarzenegger can be seen.
Busy Philipps was over eight months pregnant during the filming of her scenes.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season Guides
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season One (2008)
|1×00 Unaired Pilot First Aired: 2008
Original screener pilot of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
|1×01 Pilot First Aired: Jan. 13, 2008
After living a life of peace John and Sarah once again keep running, leaving behind their life and the people that loved them. A new terminator is sent back to protect John and one is sent back to terminate him. In order to prevent his death and judgment day, John, Cameron, and Sarah hide in the one place nobody will ever think to find them.
|1×02 Gnothi Seauton First Aired: Jan. 14, 2008
Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah’s ex and Cameron makes a new friend. Together they infiltrate a resistance safe house and discover they are not alone. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison realizes that Sarah is still alive and a dangerous person from Sarah’s past is reawakened.
|1×03 The Turk First Aired: Jan. 21, 2008
Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson’s widow looking for Skynet’s creators. Her search leads her to Andy Goode, a cell phone salesman who also happens to also be the inventor of a chess playing computer known as “The Turk.” Sarah has to make a tough decision regarding her friendship with Goode. Meanwhile, John and Cameron try their best to assimilate on their first day at the new high school and John is conflicted about his role as a hero. Agent James Ellison finds himself getting closer to the truth.
|1×04 Heavy Metal First Aired: Feb. 04, 2008
When Sarah, Cameron and John track down stolen cargo, they become separated from John leading him to discover the future isn’t as safe as he had hoped. Meanwhile, Agent Ellison’s murder investigation leads him to an interesting suspect.
|1×05 Queen’s Gambit First Aired: Feb. 11, 2008
When Sarah’s friend Andy submits his computer into a chess competition, she revaluates his computer’s capabilities and worries where it could all lead. During the chess match, Sarah comes face-to-face with a stranger whose history is closely tied to hers. Meanwhile at school, Cameron gets called into grief counseling and John makes a new friend in shop class. Agent Ellison discovers remnants from a terminator battle.
|1×06 Dungeons & Dragons First Aired: Feb. 18, 2008
While in and out of consciousness and fighting for his life, a Stranger flashes back to the year 2027, remembering his life in the future and his personal battle against the machines; meanwhile, Sarah finds herself trying to explain the past to Charley.
|1×07 The Demon Hand First Aired: Feb. 25, 2008
While breaking in to Agent Ellison’s apartment, Sarah discovers a file on her from her time spent at the mental hospital. This leads Sarah to locate a doomsday convert, named Dr. Silverman. John finds out how Sarah escaped the mental hospital, and Cameron joins a ballet class.
|1×08 Vick’s Chip First Aired: Mar. 03, 2008
John defends Cameron against a damning accusation by Derek, putting him and Derek at odds, while Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.
|1×09 What He Beheld First Aired: Mar. 03, 2008
Sarah finds herself in a business transaction with a mysterious business man, who threatens to tell their whereabouts to the FBI. Meanwhile, Cromartie closes in on John and Agent Ellison discovers a nemesis at the agency.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Season Two (2008-2009)
|2×01 Samson & Delilah First Aired: Sep. 08, 2008
Cameron is damaged by Sarkissian’s attack and the Connors are forced to go on the run. Agent Ellison and Charley Dixon compare notes, while Cromartie believes Ellison can lead him to Sarah. Meanwhile, Cyberdyne CEO Catherine Weaver initiates Project Babylon.
|2×02 Automatic for the People First Aired: Sep. 15, 2008
Sarah and Cameron take it upon themselves to investigate a nuclear power plant. John becomes less enthusiastic about academics, but flourishes socially with the help of a new friend. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver gains another piece of the puzzle for her pet project.
|2×03 The Mousetrap First Aired: Sep. 22, 2008
After Cromartie kidnaps Charley’s wife, Sarah and Derek are put to the test, as they must outwit him to ensure a safe rescue, but at what cost? Meanwhile, John is in his own sticky situation as he finds himself caught between Cameron and Riley.
|2×04 Allison from Palmdale First Aired: Sep. 29, 2008
A software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is. She goes missing from the Connors and is taken in by a street kid named Jody. Cameron and Jody end up at a halfway house where Cameron meets with a social worker who uncovers some of Cameron’s distant memories. Meanwhile, Catherine Weaver meets with Agent Ellison to discuss his future at Zeira Corp, and Ellison does some digging into Weaver’s past.
|2×05 Goodbye to All That First Aired: Oct. 06, 2008
John and Derek infiltrate a military academy in order to protect an integral member of the future resistance. Meanwhile, Weaver’s first assignment for Ellison takes an interesting turn of events when he discovers a specter from his own past.
|2×06 The Tower Is Tall But The Fall Is Short First Aired: Oct. 20, 2008
A woman from Derek’s past, Jesse, appears while Sarah, John and Cameron are searching for a person on their list.
|2×07 Brothers of Nablus First Aired: Nov. 03, 2008
The Connors find themselves on high alert and in odd company after their house is robbed. Elsewhere, one Terminator terrorizes Ellison, while another gets dangerously close to John Connor. Meanwhile, Derek and Jesse continue to get reacquainted.
|2×08 Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today First Aired: Nov. 10, 2008
What would a T-1001 need with a doctor? Sarah, John and Cameron may soon find out as they track down another name on their list.Elsewhere, a woman from Derek’s past surprises him in the present.
|2×09 Complications First Aired: Nov. 17, 2008
John worries about Sarah and her nightmares, which seem to be affecting her in real life. Meanwhile, Jesse and Derek investigate a Skynet conspirator.
|2×10 Strange Things Happen at the One Two Point First Aired: Nov. 24, 2008
Sarah’s preoccupation with the three dots takes her to a place she believes is holding Andy Goode’s Turk. Meanwhile, Jesse’s plans have come complications and Weaver makes an important introduction.
|2×11 Self Made Man First Aired: Dec. 01, 2008
History is forever changed as a terminator is sent back into the wrong time. Meanwhile, Cameron’s secret life is revealed.
|2×12 Alpine Fields First Aired: Dec. 08, 2008
Sarah and Cameron must save a family connected to Derek. Meanwhile, Jesse’s life is threatened.
|2×13 Earthlings Welcome Here First Aired: Dec. 15, 2008
Sarah discovers that a blogger understands what the three dot symbol means and must track them down. Elsewhere, Riley has a clash with Cameron over her bond with John.
|2×14 Good Wound First Aired: Feb. 13, 2009
Sarah sees a vision of Kyle Reese, John’s father, as she deals with her injuries. When Weaver becomes protective of John Henry, it brings on fatal consequences.
|2×15 Desert Cantos First Aired: Feb. 20, 2009
Sarah, John, Cameron and Derek explore the company town which is connected to the decimated factory. Meanwhile, Weaver searches for a possible survivor.
|2×16 Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep First Aired: Feb. 27, 2009
Haunted by nightmares of the man she killed in the factory, Sarah checks in to a sleep clinic. When suspicious things begin happening, Sarah suspects Skynet may be using the facility for brain-mapping.
|2×17 Ourselves Alone First Aired: Mar. 06, 2009
The return of Cameron’s glitch results in regrettable consequences for everyone, and Riley fears Cameron has discovered her secret.
|2×18 Today is the Day (1) First Aired: Mar. 13, 2009
Jesse flashes back to a life-altering mission aboard her submarine, the Jimmy Carter. Sarah and John decide they can’t continue living in their house and make plans to leave.
|2×19 Today is the Day (2) aka Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter First Aired: Mar. 20, 2009
Jesse’s future submarine mission will have an impact on John, Sarah and Derek in the present day. Sarah reckons with Cameron, and John makes a pivotal decision.
|2×20 To The Lighthouse First Aired: Mar. 27, 2009
When Sarah believes her life is in danger, John and Charley Dixon hide away in a safe house. Elsewhere, after Cameron reveals a secret about herself, Derek decides to work with her. And Weaver’s efforts seem wasted after John Henry is compromised.
|2×21 Adam Raised a Cain First Aired: Apr. 03, 2009
John finds himself closing in on Weaver as he attempts to rescue Skynet’s latest target, but at what cost? With the game plan changed, Sarah and Ellison reunite. Meanwhile, Weaver uncovers Ellison’s secrets.
|2×22 Born to Run First Aired: Apr. 10, 2009
The season 2 finale finds the Connors and Weaver in a face-to-face confrontation which shakes up John to his core and changes his reality from now on.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Character Guide
|Sarah Connor played by Lena Headey||John Connor played by Thomas Dekker|
|Cameron played by Summer Glau||James Ellison played by Richard T. Jones|
|Derek Reese played by Brian Austin Green||Cromartie played by Garret Dillahunt|
|Catherine Weaver played by Shirley Manson||Riley Dawson played by Leven Rambin|
|Jesse Flores played by Stephanie Jacobsen||Charley Dixon played by Dean Winters|
Sarah Connor played by Lena Headey
John Connor played by Thomas Dekker
Cameron played by Summer Glau
James Ellison played by Richard T. Jones
Derek Reese played by Brian Austin Green
Cromartie played by Garret Dillahunt
Catherine Weaver played by Shirley Manson
Riley Dawson played by Leven Rambin
Jesse Flores played Stephanie Jacobsen
Charley Dixon played by Dean Winters
Terminator director James Cameron updated his Twitter account with a message reminding us all that Skynet went online Tuesday night at exactly 8:11pm. “Skynet was supposed to go operational tonight,” Cameron wrote. “Instead of machines taking over, we have the very real threat of global warming.“
It’s good to see Cameron keeping track of these things though he could have left out the global warming BS. Here is a little history for those of you who are lost about the date of April 19, 2011. In the Terminator movies and series, Skynet is an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against the humans. Due to constant interferences, however, this event had been delayed several times.
In the original 1984 Terminator film, Skynet was set to go online on August 4th, 1997. That shifted to July 24th, 2004 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. After that, it was shifted again on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series to April 19th, 2011.
The movie is “Laser Cats 5,” starring Weaver, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. It is pretty much a spoof of Cameron’s most popular films, including Terminator, Aliens, Titanic and of course Avatar.
Thats not all folks we also have the skit from the show that pokes fun at the sex scene in Avatar. Check out both videos below.
SNL Laser Cats 5
SNL Avatar Sex Scene