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|October 23, 2017|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The lack of a Golden Globe Awards ceremony was not the only letdown for viewers this month. That's according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky.
He also cites the debut of the new and much hyped "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," the Fox series that can trace its lineage back to those movies that starred a future governor of California. But he didn't make it into this TV venture and Sokolsky says that's just as well because the good governor has other problems to deal with.
But then, so do the "Chronicles" with their saga of battling robots. On the other hand, Sokolsky says, the show has become the latest in a long line of productions placing robots, androids, cyborgs and whatever else in prominent positions.
He traces the lineage back to some of its earliest roots with plays like Karel Capek's "R.U.R. Rossman's Universal Robots," noting that 1921 production may have provided ancestors for such later non-human personalities as Data, Robbie and R2D2.
Its New York production was also noted for the appearance of a young actor in a small role. A kid named Tracy. Spencer Tracy. Sokolsky says he doesn't see any counterpart of him in "The Chronicles."
Episode Date: January 18, 2008