And so it begins.
Here is the first installment of Terminator – The Sarah Connor Chronicles fanfic that picks up where the second season finale left off. As I mentioned before, I was so enthusiastic about the possibilities presented when the season ended that I just had to keep it going regardless of what happens with the suits at FOX.
The first thing you’ll probably notice is that I changed the name of the series to Terminator: The Connor Wars. I think that more accurately conveys what this project will cover as well as it being a lot easier to say.
As I disclaim on the title page, this is just meant to be a bit of fannish fun in the long spirit of the various fan communities. I’m not intending to step on any toes.
I should also say that anyone connected with the show should bail out now so your legal department doesn’t get mad at you (assuming of course the show hasn’t been shuttered).
A Thousand Miles
This effort represents some of my writing philosophy that sometimes gets mentioned in my various blogs. Action. Answers. Questions. Enigmas. Strong females. It’s pretty much what I’ve always been drawn to write. I make no warranty that any of this is any good. This is the first teleplay I’ve written in well over ten years, and some of the rust does show from time to time. (On that note, please forgive any lingering typos. Thanks.)
Obviously the character that was the most challenging to write was Allison. We’ve had scant information about her. I’ve had to not only extrapolate from what we saw in “Allison From Palmdale”, but I also had to do what writers (other than me) get paid to do and just make up stuff. I hope you find this Allison intriguing and maybe even a little familiar.
Since this is a series restart, I took the liberty of bulking up the budget with SFX and the necessary new sets. I know I went over budget, it was intentional.
I hope you won’t be shy about leaving comments or debate points with each other either here or in the newly created discussion area in the forum for this episode.
For those who wonder about such things: the first draft was written in six days. I decided that that Sarah/Ellison/Savannah B-story I had wasn’t working so I cut it out and wrote a new one for the second draft. The second draft was written in three days. After that, it was just a quick polish (couple of hours) to what you see here.
(With the size it is, the PDF seems to read easier if you zoom to 66.7% and then scroll the text horizontally so it’s centered.)
Next episode: F0302 – Tempest Tossed
Oh, and before I get emails about this. The PDF file I generated has the setting to allow people to print out the script turned off. If you are having trouble with the plug-in, click here.