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T:SCC cast members on the picket lines to support the writers

I can't even remember where I got this, but here's a pic of the cast on the picket line with the writers. The writers' issues affect them also. For example, they aren't getting payed for free streaming video releases either. When people go to and watch the show, none of Fox's ad revenues will go to the contributors--the network will keep it all. That may sound hard to believe, but there isn't really much money involved now. A few years from now it may be a major source of revenue for the networks, and the contributors could still not get a share of it.


T:SCC cast support the writers

Terminator Producer Talks Strike

What will come of Sarah Connor?
, November 14, 2007

by Travis Fickett

How will the writer's strike affect T:SCC?

An interview with Josh Friedman gives us some clues

[The following report is based on the IGN article. It isn't the article itself.]

Josh Friedman on the picket line with Lena Headey

We've all been wondering how Fox can be confident they are going to be able to air a full half-season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, despite the writer's strike. Has it already been filmed?

This IGN article features an interview with Josh Friedman, the creator of the show, the head writer, and an executive producer, provides some answers to that question. (In industry lingo, he is T:SCC's "show runner", which basically means the guy in charge.)

According to Friedman, they have not filmed the end of the season. The have actually only "locked down" the pilot episode. The next few episodes are close to done—and the rest of the season is in post-production or hasn't been filmed yet.
Although also an executive producer, Friedman views himself first as a writer, and has been on strike with the show's other writers. In the picture above he was joined on the picket line by
Lena Headey. Friedman has also publicly endorsed the WGA pencils-down policy, which means that not only will the writers not submit materials during the strike, they won't be working on them in their own time. The T:SCC writers won't even begin working on scripts until after an agreement is reached.

If the some of the episodes haven't been completed, and Friedman and the other writers are on the picket lines, how is Fox going to finish up the season? Apparently using scripts submitted by Friedman before the strike, without any of the refinements, tweaks and fixes that normally go on during production. That is, unless the writers and studios agree on a new contract, which no one expects to happen within the next few months.


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Series will follow T2 timeline and not that of RISE OF THE MACHINES

Executive producer Josh Friedman reveals that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will be a true sequel to the Terminator film franchise, glossing over the events of T3: The Rise of the Machines. “To me, it’s about Sarah, and the big thing about TERMINATOR 3 is Sarah is not in it. ... TERMINATOR 3 for our timeline doesn’t exist, now let’s go forward. ... [The] TERMINATOR [franchise] is the ultimate timeline. One is a TV timeline, one’s a movie time line. Track them both and see where we end up."

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Internet Movie Database

T:SCC Plot Summary:

From the creators of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." Setting after the event "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." After the sacrifices of Dr. Miles Dyson and T-800 Model 101 Terminator, the Connors find themselves once again being stalk by Skynet's agents from the future once again. Realizes that their nightmare isn't over, they decide to stop running and focus on preventing the birth of Skynet. With the aid of the beautiful Cameron Phillips, who has a mysterious past that also link to the future, they began a quest stop the United States military from creating the program that will bring humanity to an end.

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