Over the last few weeks I have been introducing you to the various C list celebrities that you might encounter at San Diego Comic Con, often sitting alone and isolated in the autograph section, signing pictures for $20 bucks a pop. Those actors and actresses whose 15 minutes are long over but somehow they still manage to make money on it. I’m talking about such greats as Richard Hatch, Peter Mayhew and even the legendary Lou Ferrigno. However, today is a very special day for we look not into the failed past but rather the miserable future. The future, you say? Yes, the future, for surely more C list celebs are sure to come and today I proudly present to you…
Future Who’s Who at SDCC!
With all the failed shows and bit parts out there, there are plenty of future C listers to go around, however, one name stands above them all. This person has unsuccessfully starred in not one, not two, but three failed nerd shows and the casualties keep mounting. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet: Summer Glau.
Summer Glao is one of those people who keeps getting acting jobs despite herself. In fact, our very own Tony Kim, wrote an article calling her the kiss of death (check out some of the comments that were left.). She started with a guest appearance in Angel before landing lead roles in Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles and even NBC latest embarrassment, The Cape, all of which more or less failed.
Let me say here that I LOVE Firefly, it was a brilliant show and it’s a damn shame it didn’t last, I will also say that Summer Glao is not the reason it failed, but none-the-less, it is on her resume and can’t be undone. So that makes three, big, nerdy franchises she has been in that all were canceled. What does this mean for her career? It means that one, nobody in their right mind in Hollywood will touch her again and two, soon she will be prostituting her autographs (we hope that’s all) out at all the major conventions.
Yep, if you are at SDCC and see a cute girl with a long line of creepy guys in black silk screened shirts at her table, chances are it will probably be her. You can start saving your money for those autographs now if you really want to, but I wouldn’t worry about it, you will have plenty of chances in the upcoming years.
Oddly enough, when she was cast for the Terminator TV series, she hadn’t seen ANY of the Terminator movies! Really?