Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Tired of fleeing from both killers from the future and law officers in the present day, Sarah Connor resolves to go on the offensive against whatever new technological enemies may travel back in time to murder her teen son, John, who is destined to become the savior of mankind. Sarah and John find unexpected allies in Cameron, an enigmatic student at John’s school, and FBI agent James Ellison.

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Bear @GoogleTalks
Bear @GoogleTalks
26 March 2010
A few weeks ago, I was honored with an invitation to speak at Google, as part of their @Google Series.  The entire presentation is now available in HD on YouTube, or you can see it right here: For the presentation, Raya Yarbrough interviewed me about my early musical life, career, creative process, influences and turn ons… well, musical turn ons anyway. Like most music...
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New Docs: Dark Void, T:TSCC & Eureka
New Docs: Dark Void, T:TSCC & Eureka
05 November 2009
There are some new cool documentaries out there worth pointing out. First up: GameTrailers.com has a Dark Void Character Development Diary: This is a wonderful look at the evolution of the characters in the game, told by the producers and developers themselves.  There’s an interesting comparison between typical blank-canvas videogame archetypes and actual, interesting...
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R.I.P. Sarah Connor
R.I.P. Sarah Connor
18 May 2009
She could escape annihilation from bloodthirsty cyborgs, but apparently not the broadcaster’s axe. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been cancelled. Of course, I’m disappointed, even though the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.  The ratings slipped throughout Season 2, and we didn’t pass the “Friday Night Death Slot” test....
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CD Signing This Weekend!
CD Signing This Weekend!
09 December 2008
I’ll be celebrating the release of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles soundtrack in style this weekend with a signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank!  Also available from La La Land Records will be the recently released Eureka and Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back soundtracks.  If you’ve never been there, Dark Delicacies is a blast… a horror-themed...
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Terminator Soundtrack Release Date!
Terminator Soundtrack Release Date!
24 November 2008
It’s finally official!  My soundtrack for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles goes on sale December 2nd!  (Perhaps a perfect holiday gift for any sci fi fans you know??) The behind-the-scenes details of this album held us up for a while, but I’m thrilled to report that the discs are off to the manufacturers and are being prepared for distribution...
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Terminator: SCC - La Llorona
Terminator: SCC - La Llorona
10 November 2008
SPOILERS AHEAD: Tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, aptly titled Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today, is a particularly unusual story.  The plot is fractured into multiple accounts of the same narrative from the perspective of each of the major characters, the location was unique and, above all, the story culminates in the death of a principle character,...
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Terminator Picked Up For Full Season!
Terminator Picked Up For Full Season!
18 October 2008
It’s finally official!  FOX has picked up the remainder of season 2 for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, allowing us to complete a full 22-episode season.  Our ratings have been low this fall, so I’m glad that FOX understands how incredibly competitive our time slot is.  I can only assume that impressive downloads and DVD sales must have been a factor.  Read...
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Bruce Broughton Interview: Scoring for Animation
Bruce Broughton Interview: Scoring for Animation
28 September 2008
This entry is the first in what I hope will become a continuing series of interviews with industry professionals.  Rather than comprehensive, career-spanning interviews, I will focus on one project or aspect of a person’s career that relates to an experience of my own.  Loyal readers can enjoy in-depth detail, and I have the chance to learn something professionally valuable. ...
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Terminator:SCC - "Ain't We Famous"
Terminator:SCC - "Ain't We Famous"
15 September 2008
LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD: I don’t know if my brutal schedule will allow for me to write about every episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles this season, but tonight’s Automatic for the People features outstanding pieces I can’t resist sharing.  This week, I wrote lovely score cues for new plot lines and characters, but it was actually the “source”...
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Terminator:SCC - "Samson and Delilah"
Terminator:SCC - "Samson and Delilah"
08 September 2008
Bear and Shirley in the studio, recording vocals for “Samson and Delilah”  “If I had my way… I’d burn this whole building down”  The second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles began with a bang tonight.  As the series composer, I returned to the smashing metal percussion and electric string quartet textures of the Sarah Connor musical soundscape.  However,...
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Two New Soundtrack Albums!
Two New Soundtrack Albums!
13 June 2008
Great news!  Warner Bros. and La La Land Records have come together to release my soundtrack album for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season One.”  This will include all the best musical moments from the first season, featuring all the metal-smashing-percussion and electric-string-quartet you can handle!  The album release date has not yet been...
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Themes of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Themes of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
03 March 2008
        In honor of tonight’s 2-hour season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, I present a quick look at the major thematic elements that comprise the score.  Sarah’s Theme         This is the most frequently used theme in the series, and not coincidentally, also the longest and most developed.  Most of my themes (both in T:SCC and BG) tend to be...
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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
13 January 2008
      Tonight and tomorrow are the two-night premiere of Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, the newest series to showcase my original score.  I’m not going to spoil any plot points here, but just give a quick introduction to the music of the series.         I got involved with Sarah last summer.  I was still deep in the throes of finishing Eureka, and...
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BG3 / WT2 Album Updates
BG3 / WT2 Album Updates
03 August 2007
     Wow! I knew it would take me a while to get back to this blog, but I never thought it would be 5 months! After finishing the intense Bob-Dylan-inspired Galactica season finale, I think I needed a little time off. So here’s what’s new…      I will begin scoring the two-hour straight-to-DVD movie, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, next week. I’m looking...
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