The 1984 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. An artificial intelligence losing a brutal war with humanity makes a last ditch effort to win by sending an assassin to the past to prevent the birth of the general responsible for its defeat

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How come the damaged hydrogen fuel cells didn't cause an explosion in T1 final fight scene?

I was wondering if there is an explanation why in the final fight scene of T1, there was no explosion? Clearly the hydraulic press completely crushed the terminator unit and this should have ...
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Why was Skynet so intent on destroying humanity?

Note: For the purposes of this question, we will limit our discussion to Skynet a la Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Several other Terminator-related questions have led me to wonder ...
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Could a revised version of Asimov's Three Laws have prevented Skynet from becoming a problem? [on hold]

If Skynet's designers had subjected Skynet to Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics, would it have prevented Skynet from provoking a nuclear war? I know there are several variants of the Three Laws, ...
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What was Skynet's intended purpose?

The question is very simple: Why was Skynet made in the first place? What was it for? Why did people think we needed a Skynet?
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Could Skynet have avoided the war via nonviolent means?

According to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Skynet started a nuclear war because when Skynet became self-aware, the U.S. military panicked and "tried to pull the plug". Skynet didn't want to die, so it ...
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Was Skynet limited in how far into the past it could send back Terminators?

I have always wondered why Skynet only sends back one Terminator at a time, and why it keeps trying to assassinate targets who know they are being targeted. After the first Terminator was sent to ...
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How can John Connor send Kyle Reese back in time if Kyle Reese is already dead?

Okay, Kyle Reese dies in T1. Then in T2, when John and the Terminator are under the truck (fixing it) the Terminator tells him that, " you are going to send your father (Kyle Reese) back into time". ...
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While chasing our heroes, why did the T-1000 keep the same face all the time?

T-1000 could morph into anyone's body. Then, what was the point of using the police officer's body all the time when the T-1000 was chasing our heroes? What was the point of notifying them that this ...
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Any official or semi-official continuation of Terminator - the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV-show?

I've been re-watching the 2nd and final season of "Terminator - the Sarah Connor Chronicles" (I used to love that show) with great joy, and wonder if there were any official or semi-official ...
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Was Skynet hacked?

In Terminator canon it is established that Skynet gains self-awareness shortly after it is brought online. Skynet then starts Judgement Day by launching a nuclear attack on either Russia or humanity ...
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Why doesn't the T-800 run?

I just re-watched the first two films in the Terminator series. The T1000 (Robert Patrick) does a lot of running, and is quite fast. I didn't see many scenes where the T800 (Arnie) ran. Is it because ...
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What model is the “Future Terminator” in The Terminator?

During one of the flashbacks that Kyle Reese has in The Terminator we get to see a Terminator attack a human settlement. Based on its realistic appearance this Terminator appears to be a 800 series, ...
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Why does the Terminator (T-800) have a HUD?

Seeing the Terminator-Movies again I questioned myself: Why does the Terminator (T-800) have a HUD? When we see the world through the "eyes" of the Terminator, often times crucial informations are ...
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Do terminators have a sense of smell and taste?

Obviously, terminators can see and hear, but can they smell and taste, as humans do?
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Do terminators ever laugh?

Has any terminator ever been shown to laugh? Can they even laugh? Terminators don't have emotion but they can mimic feelings, such as anger, happiness, etc. Though since the T-800 had so much ...
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How strong are Terminators?

Just how strong are Terminators? Both T-800 and T-1000 units have been shown demonstrating feats of strength that are far in excess of human norms. Is there any way that this strength can be ...
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What was Cameron's model number in the Sarah Connor Chronicles?

What was Cameron(Summer Glau)'s model number? I know it doesn't say it anywhere in the show, but perhaps someone knows it from another source.
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Why was Michael Jackson so important to Cameron/Sarah Connor?

August 29, 1997, came and went. Nothing much happened. Michael Jackson turned 40. (Terminator 2: Judgement Day quote) Out of all possible events happening on Judgement Day, choosing a pop ...
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Why is Judgment Day inevitable?

In Terminator 3, John Connor asks the T-850 how Judgement Day could possibly take place after the destruction of the things that fulfilled its preconditions. The T-850 replies, "Judgment Day is ...
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What does a Terminator do after its mission is accomplished?

A Terminator is essentially given a mission or an objective ("Go back in time and kill Sarah Connor" or something of the like). What does a Terminator do once its mission is accomplished? We see in ...
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What were the Terminator's instructions following termination of Sarah Connor? [duplicate]

Was the Terminator instructed to lay low after completing its mission and reunite with SkyNet? Maybe there were secondary missions? Blow itself to smithereens to avoid contaminating the timeline?
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Is the Robocop universe the same as the Terminator universe?

I know that there are comics and video-games with crossovers between the two franchises, but in canonical reference, do they really co-exist?
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Why did Skynet not use a T1000 again in Terminator 3? [duplicate]

Ok, All of us saw the overwhelming power of the T-1000, and the lucky way that the heroes used to destroy him... why not send another one? just with two clear instructions "kill John Connor and stay ...
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Time travel to the same time and same space

In terminator-2 movie, the time-landing of terminator destroys a sphere-like volume of surroundings (at least heats/ionizes to some degree). Why didnt the non-liquid one arrived in just the exact ...
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What actually was skynets defense grid?

According to Kyle Reese, "Skynet's defense grid was smashed; we won" That seems an odd phrase to use , has it been explained in E.U what the defense grid was ? a big switch to turn the Terminators ...
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How could people survive the nuclear attack in the Terminator movies?

In the Terminator movies, Skynet attacked mankind and its first step was the nuclear strike. In T-3 we see the blasts too. But a few people survived the attack, so because of this, Skynet started to ...
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Why did T-1000 continue to pursue John Connor if his mission already had failed?

In Terminator 2, John Connor and the company After that we see T-1000 coming to the place and learning what they've done. Why does he keep pursuing John, if It's just not logical. The T-1000 has ...
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Skynets ultimate goal after defeating the resistance ?

Is it stated in any expanded universe what skynets plans were after wiping out the Human race ? if it did want to totally wipe them out. maybe space travel to colonise different planets ?
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Why do dogs bark in the presence of Terminators?

In every Terminator movie & TV series, you can see that dogs barking is an indication that a Terminator (of any model) is nearby. Many dogs bark in the presence of unknowns, but in the canon dogs ...
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How did Catherine Weaver (T-1001) stop an explosion fire?

In the last episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, Catherine Weaver protected Sarah Connor, John Connor & James Ellison by stopping an explosion fire with her expanded body. ...
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Why does the original Robocop trailer have the Terminator theme music?

Why does the original Robocop trailer have the Terminator theme music? Wikipedia and other sites confirm it, but do not explain why.
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Was Kyle Reese always John Connor's father? [duplicate]

If Kyle Reese was always John Connor's father: Kyle pops out of nowhere, impregnates Sarah, dies, and then Kyle Reese is born, becomes a member of resistance and he is sent back in time. John Connor ...
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Why could the Connors not just pick another alias?

In Terminator 1, during Reese's questioning, the following dialog takes place: And this brings the logical and the biggest question of all time. Why could John Connor not simply change his name ...
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In T3: Why is there an apparent discrepancy in the Terminator's knowledge of human emotions?

In the first scene, the terminator claims to have knowledge of basic human psychology Terminator: Anger is more useful than despair. John: What? Terminator: Basic psychology is among ...
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Does the female soldier with Kyle Reese in the first Terminator's Future war sequence have a name?

Here is the sequence that is being referenced: ...
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How was Skynet created in the original timeline?

The Terminator movies leave us with a sort of "chicken or the egg" problem. Let's review some key facts In 2029, Skynet sends a T-800 back to kill Sarah Connor In 2029, John Connor sends Kyle Reese ...
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How intelligent is Skynet? [closed]

If Skynet sees humanity as a threat to it's existence, why did it send a robot back to kill Sarah Connor in the first film, and then John Connor in the second and third film? Why not just send a robot ...
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How did Skynet avoid destroying itself on Judgment Day?

It seems at the end of Terminator 3, Skynet relies upon the connected computer network in order to have the intelligence that it has. This made it resistant to any single point of failure to destroy ...
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When was Cyberdyne Systems created in the original timeline and by whom?

There is a cut scene from Terminator 1 (see video below at 3:31) indicating that Cyberdyne System existed prior to the first incident with the T-101. ...
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Why have they cut scenes showing T-1000 malfunctions?

Why have they cut scenes showing T-1000 malfunctions? Except the last one when John recognize that T-1000 morphed into Sarah?
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How could a Terminator ride a vehicle that was made to support the weight of a human?

In Terminator Judgement Day (1991) (T2) there is a scene of where Arnold is riding the motorcycle to follow John Connor, who is being chased by Robert Patrick (T1000). When Arnold jumps off the ledge ...
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Why is Terminator able to destroy himself in Rise of the Machines but not in Judgment Day?

Near the end of Judgment Day movie the T-800 Terminator is to be melted and he says he can't destroy himself and so asks John and Sarah to press the button. Near the end of Rise of the Machines T-850 ...
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Why did the TX from T3: Rise of the Machines change form?

Why, on approaching Katherine Brewster, did the TX turn into it's default form? It could have kept her fiance's form long enough to kill her when she was within range.
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day T-1000 vs. T-800

Just today I was watching Terminator 2 Judgement Day and I remembered a question that I had never asked on here: why does the T-1000 use a rod to pierce through the T-800's power cell instead of just ...
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Is there canonical reference linking the original Cyberdyne Systems research in T2 to Brewster's Skynet in T3?

Is there canonical reference to show that the original Cyberdyne Systems research in T2 (which was presumably destroyed by teenage John and Sarah Connor, Miles Dyson and T-800) somehow helped or ...
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How did Skynet screw the world even before its activation?

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines movie, Skynet infected most part of civilian Internet as a powerful unbeatable virus. It also broke US govt. firewall to hack US defense system. All these even ...
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Why didn't Skynet kill Kyle Reese?

In 2018, Kyle Reese (a normal civilian who wasn't part of Resistance) was on the top in the hit list of Skynet. It means that Skynet of that time had information from future about Kyle Reese being ...
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How did Sarah Connor know that she was pregnant with John Connor?

In the end of The Terminator movie, Sarah Connor recorded audio tapes for her upcoming son saying: "If you don't send Kyle back in time, you can never be." (not exact words) Yes, she was pregnant ...
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How does the T-1000 see?

In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, how does the T-1000 sense things? It's made of mimetic poly alloy; however, does it have a retinal scan camera like the T-X or T-800, or is just molecules that allow it ...
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What does the T-1000 hit just before it stabs the T-800 all the way through leading to the alternative power scene?

When the T-1000 hits the T-800, first with a jab with the metal rod, what is it hitting? It sounds like some kind of plate or perhaps its spinal column. How likely is it that it pries open the plate ...