Summer Glau eanred her badass credentials early on with her role as the sexy, young terminator Cameron on the television series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” We were big fans of the show and of Summer, and we’ve enjoyed following her career ever since. We featured Summer in the Fox Force Five bracket of our Favorite TV Girlfriends competition several years back.
Now you can see her in a new role, and we have three exclusive photos above from her latest film. “Knights of Badassdom” features an excellent cast, with Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten and Peter Dinklage joining Summer. It’s a comedy about a group of live-action roleplayers (LARPers) who mistakenly conjure up a demon from hell and must deal with the consequences. You’ll see plenty of Summer dressed up in a cool outfit as she puts her comedic skills to work.
You can also watch it now with On Demand on television or online at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other sources. It’s currently the #1 horror film on iTunes, and the the #9 action film and #10 comedy film.
Few girls have as much nerd cred as Summer Glau. Not only was she River Tam on “Firefly” and later, the movie “Serenity” based on the same series, she also appeared as a Terminator in “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” To top it all off, she’s adorable, which is why we were happy to see she’s been chosen as an Esquire magazine “Woman We Love.”
It’s true, we do love Summer. Enjoy the video, and check out more of Summer Glau in the March issue of Esquire in print and online at Esquire.com.
Together with the editors of Premium Hollywood and The Scores Report, Bullz-Eye.com is looking back at the past decade (what the hell should we call it?) and compiling lists of some of the best and worst of the 00’s in television, movies and sports. These decade debates are fun, so feel free to leave comments with your perspectives as well as we’ll be featuring them here in the Bullz-Eye Blog.
Season 1 had its highs and lows, but the show’s sophomore year was consistently intriguing throughout, starting with the season premiere and the introduction of Catherine Weaver (Shirley Manson), the co-founder and current CEO of ZeiraCorp…except that, as we discovered immediately prior to the closing credits, she wasn’t actually Catherine Weaver but, indeed, was a shapeshifting T-1001. As the season progressed, however, her physical transformation became less interesting than her emotional evolution, with the T-1001 being forced to maintain the façade of its new identity in its entirety, which required her to raise Catherine’s daughter, Savannah (Mackenzie Smith), and try to understand her. (I have a suspicion that all of the parents in our readership just snorted en masse and said, “Uh, yeah, good luck with that!”)
The T-1001 wasn’t the only Terminator to get a crash course in humanity during Season 2. Cameron (Summer Glau) spent much of the season suffering from a serious chip malfunction, leading her at one point to adopt the approximate memories of future resistance fighter Allison Young, on whom her personality had originally been patterned, but we also saw her interacting outside of the Connor camp; elsewhere, the Terminator formerly known as Cromartie (Garret Dillahunt) had his chip destroyed, but his body was connected to ZeiraCorp’s artificial intelligence known as the Babylon A.I., leading him to take on a new name – John Henry – and leading the series to explore matters of spirituality by querying whether his sentience means that terms like “life” and “death” now apply to him. Oh, right, and there was also some pretty good stuff with the human characters, too.
Sure, there were moments which defied credibility, but when you’re dealing with a show that lives and dies by time travel, suspension of disbelief and acceptance of pretty much everything that’s handed to you is a necessity. Fortunately, executive producer Josh Friedman found a way to combine the necessary technological components of “Terminator” with deep characterization. It seriously sucked that “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” was canceled just as those who’d followed it from the beginning were really feeling rewarded for their steadfast viewership, but it was just insult to injury when “Terminator: Salvation” bombed, taking down any decent chance that the series might be revisited at some point.
We have to admit that Lena Headey and Summer Glau added an eye candy factor that made the shows even more enjoyable. Both of their characters found their way onto our TV Girlfriends feature, with Lena’ Headey’s Sara Conner featured in our Married to the Job category and Summer Glau’s Cameron battling in our Fox Force Five list.