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Questions tagged [terminator-genisys]

Use for questions about the 2015 science fiction thriller with post-apocalyptic themes and time-travelling robots. Set in 1984, 2017, and 2029, the film is the fifth in the Terminator series. Always use in conjunction with [the-terminator-series] tag.

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In “Terminator: Genisys” Pops is called “skin job” by Kyle R. is there anything more to this?

In Terminator: Genisys Pops is called "skin job" by Kyle R. IT is obviously a term from Blade Runner, I am guessing this is not incidental but can find little about it online. Is this a reference to ...
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How did Sarah understand which Kyle Reese is the T-1000 in the acid scene?

In the 'acid scene', Sarah sees two Kyle Reeses, one of which is the T-1000 (in disguise). Both start talking in order to convince her that the other one is the T-1000, then Sarah shoots one of them ...
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What's the point of taking human prisoners in the Terminator series? [duplicate]

...instead of killing them right away? I mean, they tatoo people's wrists so that they can be scanned, and gather them in concentration camps, etc. This happens in Genisys and in Terminator ...
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How did the Terminator track down (young) Sarah Connor?

In the original Terminator film it was explained that the Terminator "begins systematically killing women named Sarah Connor, whose addresses he finds in the telephone directory" because all records ...
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Why didn't Reese and Sarah go to 1997?

In Terminator Genisys Reese and Sarah debate about whether to travel to 1997 or 2017. Sarah claimed 1997 because that was the original judgement day. Reese said that in the alternate timeline it ...
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In Terminator Genisys, why doesn't this character kill Sarah and Kyle when he has the chance?

In Terminator Genisys, when Sarah and Kyle go forward in time to 2017, they end up getting arrested by the police and such. He (the aforementioned non-Terminator character) then spends the rest of ...
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In Terminator Genisys, the Terminator says he can't time travel. In the original trilogy, he does. Why?

So in Terminator Genisys, Sarah Connor and the Terminator are debating who's going to go back in time. The Terminator says he can't go, the electromagnetic fields would destroy his skin layer and it ...
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How did the Resistance manage to win the war and destroy Skynet in the future?

Skynet was forced to send a Terminator back in time to prevent John Connor's birth because the Resistance won the Future War and destroyed Skynet. We see the mission that resulted in Skynet's defeat ...
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why did all of the events of the 5 terminator movies get split into 3 timelines

the events of The Terminator 1984 and Terminator 2: judgment day 1991 is now timeline 1 then they blew up cyberdine in 1995 and created timeline 2 where judgment day is now 2004 not 1997 then the ...
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Can there be another “Terminator” sequel? [closed]

Assuming the Genisys time line is only one. How can another Terminator movie be done without being stupid or a re-boot?
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Major software release in little over 12 hours - where is everyone?

Cyberdyne have been working on a new operating system for some time (years?). It's due to be released in around 13 hours when Sarah, Kyle and Pops arrive at the Cyberdyne offices. They head in ...
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Why is Skynet so obsessed with John Connor?

So I just watched Terminator: Genisys. Then I watched videos explaining all the timelines. The explanations were all well and good and fairly similar across the websites. But this is what I don’t ...
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Why did Kyle choose that time in Terminator Genisys

Kyle "convinces" Sarah to Why doesn't he instead I get that it sets up dramatic tension (countdowns!), but is there any coherent in-universe explanation for this?
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How does John Connor saving Kyle Reese in Genisys fit with the previous film?

In the beginning of Terminator: Genisys, John Connor saves Kyle Reese when he was a child. How does that fit to the plot of the previous movie, where Kyle Reese is 16 years old and has never met John ...
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Why Genysis did not have any backup servers?

Look, its year 2017. While I love idea of people going to software company and shooting into servers, most technical companies would respond: Oh, shoot. We got our main building destroyed. Luckily we ...
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Who sent the T-800 nicknamed “Pops”?

In Terminator Genisys, who sent "Pops" to protect Sarah Connor? When asked who sent him, the T-800 answers the records have been deleted so he doesn't know, and (I think) Reese speculates that ...
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Aging of Schwarzenegger through the Terminator franchise

The people responsible for all the Terminator sequels have never put a lot of effort into hiding the fact Schwarzenegger is no longer the 30-something he was when he made the first film. This is not ...
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Do the time travel mechanics in Terminator Genisys make sense?

As far as I am aware, the Terminator franchise operates on the idea that time travel works by creating alternate timelines when something is sent back in time, allowing the future of the new timeline ...
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How and when does Sarah Connor die?

In the Terminator franchise, they always have to go back in time to find Sarah Connor. But she was born in the 1960s so she would only be in her 60s in the 2020s. This means that she died prematurely. ...
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How does Kyle Reese get hooked up with Sarah Connor? [duplicate]

In Terminator Genisys, Kyle Reese goes back in time and we find out that Kyle is Sarah Connor's "mate" and John Connor's father even though Kyle was born 30 or 40 years after Sarah Connor. A similar ...
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How does Sarah Connor know so much?

In Terminator Genisys. John Connor says that everything he knows about Skynet and "the future" came from messages from his mother Sarah. So how did Sarah Connor know so much about Skynet and "the ...
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How did the T-1000 reactivate the young T-800 by putting the liquid metal into his eye?

In the fight between "Pops" and the young T-800, Sarah Connor shoots the young T-800 in chest. This suggests that, in order to restore the young T-800, parts in the chest area have to be repaired or ...
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What was John Connor's goal in this scene?

In Terminator Genesys, we see :
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Did Skynet send a Terminator to kill Sarah when she was a child?

As per the original timeline, Sarah Connor first encounters the Terminator in her youth (in The Terminator). Later on, she encounters another Terminator, while John Connor is in his youth. But in ...
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How did Skynet accomplish this?

In Terminator: Genisys : But the new being retains all of his memories and all of his personality traits. But how does it make him its ally? Does he succumb to the power he receives and lose ...
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Who created Skynet?

Spoiler alert. So who created Skynet?
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Why did Kyle Reese still tell this to the boy?

In the end of Terminator: Genisys, Why would he do that if they think they
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Who attacked young Sarah Connor?

In Terminator: Genisys, a T-800 is sent back to when Sarah Connor was a child. In the film, we learn that this was trained her and provided her with information on the future. This incident was not ...
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Does the term Genisys have any in-universe meaning?

The title of the movie Terminator: Genisys is obviously using some made-up, fanciful spelling of the word "genesis". Out-of-universe I assume this is just to make it more trademark-able / license-able....
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Did Future John experience the events of Terminator 2?

It is clear that the events of The Terminator film happened as part of the 2029 future timeline shown in the film as John seemed to have foreknowledge on certain events such as Skynet's secret weapon (...
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How does this character travel through time in Terminator: Genisys?

In Terminator: Genisys, we are told that the time machine destroys anything metal.
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How was John Connor damaged in Terminator Genisys?

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this if you want to wait to see the movie first. At the end of Terminator Genisys, The gyroscope thing looked like Also note that
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Which films from the Terminator series are a prerequisite before watching Terminator Genisys?

I'm trying to introduce my girlfriend to the Terminator series before we go to the cinema and see 'Genisys'. We've recently watched both 'Terminator' and 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' and now I have a ...