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‘Sarah Connor Chronicles’ blogging: “Goodbye to All That”

(previous: Episode 4: “Allison from Palmdale”)

I find myself moved to snark on the robots from the future and the impending doom of the human race. Hey, it’s the way I roll. Feel free to discuss more in-depth in comments, should you be moved to do so.

[spoilers after the jump!]
Why does the all-new Dodge Ram actually remind me of a Terminator? Or is it just that the ads look like James Cameron movies? I guess the impending collapse of civilization once the machines take over and the death of 90 percent of the human race kinda eliminates the peak-oil problem, so let’s burn it up while we can, eh? (FYI: The 2009 Ram gets 13mpg in the city; a Terminator can run forever on one tiny nuclear battery. Who’s better equipped to survive in this world? Advantage Terminators, I’d say.)

At least it’s daytime in those Dodge ads. Is it ever daytime in the future? Or have the machines blacked out the sun like they did in The Matrix? I know the idea is supposed to be that the future is grim and oppressive and a long dark teatime of the soul for humanity, but really: there’s got to be a morning after sometime, even a small one, hasn’t there?

Maybe not: it seems that absolutely everyone in the future will sacrifice themselves for John: here it’s Martin Bedell. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if they all turned out to be wrong about John, that they’ve made him into some sort of savior/messiah/demigod but that he’s completely unworthy of it? After all, we have only the word of the people who worship him that he’s worth worshipping. Perhaps the best way to save humanity would be to kill John now so that people in the future stop dying for him.

Lesson for the week: Don’t let grade-school Terminator targets watch their moms beg on TV for their safe return. It upsets the kids, and probably infuriates the Terminators who’re looking for them.

(Need a complete episode recap? Check out Fox’s official site for the show.)

(next: Episode 6: “The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short”)


MPAA: rated TV14-LV

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