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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What were the Terminator's instructions following termination of Sarah Connor?

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 and the company make 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 between theTerminators 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 my ...
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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 ...
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Why were so many Terminators sent to T:SCC time (2007?) compared to 1 per year in movies?

A comment to this question raised a point I always found weird as well: Why would Skynet send back one terminator to 1984, one to 1992 and three hundred terminators to 2007? That was never ...
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After T-2, why not send back another T-800?

So you've failed once, so you send back your shiniest poly-mimetic alloy terminator, but it fails because the resistance sent back a reprogrammed T-800! You know, or could reason that the T-800 would ...
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At what point does the biological portion of the (Arnold) Terminators fail?

In the film franchise we see the Terminator(s) get shot, burned, flayed and smashed. In T1, it begins to rot without medical attention. In T2, Uncle Bob tells Sarah Connor that it will heal as she ...
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Why did John Henry need a Terminator chip?

Spoiler for the last episode (Season 2 Episode 22: Born to run) of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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Was there more to the Terminatrix's mission than killing John Connor's lieutenants?

In Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Uncle Bob(Arnold) says it can't self-terminate. In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, we see a mushroom cloud when Arnie tosses its' damaged power cell and the cell ...
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Why do Cameron and the red-headed female Terminator stop fighting when humans enter the elevator?

In Season 2, Episode 6 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Cameron fights a red-headed female Terminator. When both machines reach for the same door, each realizes who the other is and ...
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Is Skynet trying to turn Kyle Reese into a terminator at the end of Terminator 4?

At the end of Terminator 4 Kyle Reese ends up in the terminator factory. But instead of killing him Skynet runs some experiment on him (?). Or is Skynet trying to turn him into a terminator? It's too ...
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How could a beheaded Terminator search for its own head?

In the second episode of season 1 of The Sarah Connor Chronicle, a Terminator named Cromartie reassembles himself: Another subplot is Cromartie's reassembling after he was supposedly destroyed in ...
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Why was the first Terminator rotting?

Through the first movie, The Terminator (1984), there are several allusion to the fact the cyborg was rotting over time. I found this particular scene in the script (I omitted some passage and ...
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How is it possible for a single strike to shut down Skynet in the future?

How can the Resistance shut down Skynet in the future? According to the voiceover at the end of the Rise of the Machines: There was no system core; it could not be shutdown. and yet in ...
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Why doesn't Skynet employ miniaturization?

From T2 we know they have liquid metal (sorry, mimetic polyalloy). From T3 we know they have nanoprobes. Why exactly are ALL of Skynet forces macro-sized, instead of, say, a fake robotic cockroach ...
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Episodes index for Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray

I just started to watch Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The Complete First Season on Blu-Ray : As soon as I put the first Disk in my player, it started with the first episode. That was ...
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Why were the “infiltrator” T101 units built on such a conspicious body?

It was noted that the Terminators (T101) were infiltrator units, designed to infiltrate the resistance. Given the ragged undernourished humans of the time, wouldn't making an infiltrator body into ...
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Why wasn't Kyle Reese sent back in time earlier than T101?

Leaving aside the dramatic needs of Terminator the movie, it seems utterly dumb for Kyle Reese to have to play catch-up to T101, and have to convince Sarah Connor he's out to help her. Even though ...
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Why didn't John Connor give a good cover story to Kyle Reese?

In Terminator, Kyle Reese is arrested by the police and promptly treated as a raging psycho by telling them about time traveling Rondos robots. He was sent by John Connor, who - as we are given to ...
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How many different robots were sent back in time in the entire Terminator franchise?

How many different robots (physical units, NOT model types) were sent back in time in the entire Terminator franchise? The count should encompass ALL franchise works, not just the movies. While I'm ...
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How did John Connor get an intact Terminator to send back in time?

Is there a backstory that explains how John Connor got an intact Terminator to reprogram and send back in time? The Terminator: "My mission is to protect you." John Connor: "Yeah? Who sent ...
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Was T-X in some way responsible for Skynet's offensive actions on Judgement Day in T3?

We know that T-X had some role in what happened on Judgement Day in T3. It programmed some of military's robots to attack. But was that 100% contained to dealing with localized situation of ...
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Skynet - were AI's actions evidence of Intelligence?

It's a bit unrealistic for me that Skynet just after the moment it becomes self aware, begins its attack on the enemies (humans). Wouldn't it be more "prudent" for it to wait until the technology ...
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Why don't Terminators have perfect aim?

In the movies Terminators are shown to have extremely advanced image processing. They can do facial recognition from far distances and calculate a lot of environmental data. In Terminator 2, it ...