Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was one of the 2007-2008 television season’s most pleasant surprises, impressing fans of the Terminator franchise with a dense story, quality casting and an exciting level of action for network television.  Despite so-so ratings, FOX opted to pick up Terminator for a second season.  The Sarah Connor Chronicles is currently in production on the second season, which will debut in September.  If you missed the first season, you can get a hold of all nine first-season episodes on August 19, when FOX releases the complete first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on DVD and Blu-Ray.   The three-disc set is priced a little lower than your typical TV season on DVD, thanks to the abbreviated season.  The DVDs will retail at $30 and the Blu-Ray at $40. 

Here are a list of some of the key special features for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – The Complete First Season.

“Creating the Chronicles” – A featurette that looks at all aspects of the Terminator production process.

Commentaries: Three different commentary tracks by show runner Josh Friedman, executive producer John Wirth, and stars Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker. 

A bunch of deleted scenes, which they are calling “Terminated Scenes.”

Gag Reel

Audition tapes from Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker and Richard T. Jones

A rehearsal video of Summer Glau’s ballet scene

An extended director’s cut of the episode “The Demon Hand.”

If you are a fan of the Terminator films and blew off the series the first time around, I advise you check these DVDs out.  I’m not sure, given the expectations going in, that Josh Friedman and company could have made a better show.  Also, its best days are in front of Terminator; the series got better as the first season went along, and there’s no reason to believe that won’t continue into season 2.

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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Oscar Dahl

Senior Writer, BuddyTV