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A few new interesting tidbits, including some from Sci Fi Wire who had a bunch of major Q&A these last few days.

Terminator‘s James Middleton first discussed what the future might have hold for the Sarah Connor Chronicles, explaining what would have been if the show hadn’t been canceled:

One theory about the ending is that by leaping to the future, John Connor never grew up to become the leader of the human resistance. That would free him of the burden of saving humanity.

“I think that that’s the right interpretation, because in the actual footage of the show, we see that Derek doesn’t recognize him,” Middleton said. “So, by jumping into this future, he has erased his existence in a certain way, and we see that. We see that nobody recognizes him.”

Middleton added that leaping to the future changes John Connor’s fate. “We would have to have explored that if we did get a third season,” he said. “If we had gotten a third season, I should say, we definitely would have explored what it all meant, but I think there’s a great moment where we see Allison [Summer Glau], and John’s look to her is very meaningful. I think that also would have been a great thing in terms of dramatic potential. Like I said, the show has ended, and it would all be speculation, and I really don’t want to raise anybody’s expectations.”

Another very interesting Q&A they had is one with Marc Guggenheim, executive producer on Flash Forward.
Here’s an extract:

Viewers will undoubtedly be happy to hear that you’ll be answering questions in the first season, because one thing viewers have grown to hate—partly as a result of Lost—is the feeling that the writers are vamping to keep it going, with an indeterminate end in the future.

Guggenheim: Well, I am very sensitive to that, actually, as a fan and as a writer. I actually understand that feeling, and I’m very, very sensitive about it. And towards that end, I can actually tell you a couple of things to make those fans who are concerned feel better. The first is, we don’t have a choice. We can’t vamp. We say in the pilot that the characters are going to see … a vision of their future [on] April 29, 2010. Which means we’ve got six months. There ain’t no vamping to be done.
We plant a very specific flag, so even if we wanted to vamp, we no longer have the option. That’s point number one. Point number two is, there are things laid into the pilot that don’t pay off until the very end of the series. So David and Brannon, in writing and directing the pilot, have also planted flags right there in the pilot that … you’ll be able to look back on and go, “Oh, they really did know what they were doing.” So my point always is, we are not only telling you that we have a plan, there are several reasons why you don’t have to just take our word for it.

Last but not least, Sci Fi Wire had another interesting Q&A with Pushing Daisies/Heroes‘ Bryan Fuller about the show and…Star Trek:

“I’m hoping that by the time they’re ready to do a television series that I am available and can participate, because, I mean, even if it’s J.J. Abrams’ team, I would love to join that team for a new Star Trek series. I think it would be a ball,” Fuller said.

Looks like he agrees with me that it’s Bad Robot’s way or the highway for everything Star Trek-related from now on.

And with all that, following ABC’s lead, FOX announced today its Fall premiere dates:

Wednesday, Sept. 16
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT “GLEE” (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Sept. 17
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT “BONES” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT “FRINGE” (Season Premiere)

Friday, Sept. 18
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT “BROTHERS” (Series Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT “‘TIL DEATH” (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT “DOLLHOUSE” (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 21
8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT “HOUSE” (2-Hour Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27
8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT “THE SIMPSONS” (Season Premiere)
8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT “THE CLEVELAND SHOW” (Series Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT “FAMILY GUY” (Season Premiere)
9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT “AMERICAN DAD” (Season Premiere)

Monday, Sept. 28
8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT “HOUSE” (All-New Episode)
9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT “LIE TO ME” (Season Premiere)

I can’t wait for this new season to begin.

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