Questions tagged [the-terminator-series]

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Is the T-1000 hard to the touch? If so, why don't we hear it clanking around when walking on hard surfaces?

The T-1000 is made of a liquid metal alloy. We see the T-1000 using its properties to mimic humans, including their clothes, which means its clothes are made of liquid metal. Does this mean it's hard ...
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Why doesn't the Terminator rev-9 keep its two skeletons split during fights?

Terminator: Dark Fate introduces the Terminator rev-9, part regular Terminator, part shapeshifting alloy. Notably, it can separate said two parts, in order to have not one, but two deadly Terminators ...
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How did the T-850 still function after it removed its second battery?

In T-3, the T-850 removes its backup battery and shoves it in the T-X’s mouth. It then says “You’re terminated” while still holding on to the T-X’s wires. How did the 850 keep functioning for so long ...
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What happened to the skin of the T-1000 and T-X terminators after they time-travel?

In the first Terminator movie, Kyle Reese explains to Dr. Silberman that only living organisms (or things encased within them) can go through time. REESE: "You go naked. Something about the field ...
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Which came first? Kyle Reese or John Connor?

In Terminator, which entity came first? Kyle Reese or John Connor?
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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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Why is the T-1000 humanoid?

If the liquid metal T-1000 can become anything it touches, why does it choose to be humanoid most of the time? Humans aren't very efficient; is there anything stopping it from becoming some other ...
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Why wasn't Linda Hamilton in T3?

What is the reason that Linda Hamilton didn't reprise the character of Sarah Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines? Was she busy on another film or had she stated no interest in appearing in ...
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How is the T-1000's appearance in Wayne's World explained?

Robert Patrick makes a cameo, apparently as the T-1000, in 1992's Wayne's World. Wayne is driving erratically when the T-1000 pulls him over. The T-1000 then approaches, removes its sunglasses and ...
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Why does the T-800 blatantly waste bullets?

In The Terminator, the T-800 is stalking Sarah Connor, when he busts into the hotel room where she and Kyle had been staying. He immediately starts to spray bullets, and since Kyle and Sarah are gone, ...
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Wasn't Skynet worried about temporal paradoxes?

Was Skynet aware, at least in the first Terminator film, that it would create a future where Skynet would be created, via the chip in the Terminator? Alternatively, wasn't Skynet worried about ...
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How did Kyle Reese know that Sarah Connor was at the technoir?

The original T-800 heard the call from Sarah to his friend Ginger, and besides Kyle was following Sarah around, but how did he (Reese) find where she was at these disco?
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How does Sarah know which button, of the three, to press on the machine that ends up killing the T-800 at the end?

How does Sarah know which button, of the three, to press on the machine that ends up killing the T-800 at the end of The Terminator? She had never seen that type of machine before, prior to her ...
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How does the T-800 find Sarah at the police station?

I use to think that it was because the T-800 ends up calling her, but that was after Reese and Sarah go back to the hotel. The detective mentions that she was waiting for her mom to come from Big Bear....
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How does the T-800 manage to get through in Sarah's dream?

When Reese tells Sarah the story about "his world", the door to the bunker is manned. Then after we see Reese with Sarah's picture, we hear the dogs barking and then all of a sudden the T-800 gets ...
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At the police station, why does Kyle Reese ends up having to punch a door to save Sarah?

At the police station, Kyle Reese punching a door was a bad move on his part, as it could've given them away. Why did he resort to such extreme measures?
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In the police station, why crash a car through the bulletproof glass?

Couldn't the T-800 just punch through the glass, go through, and then assume attacking? In the second movie, this does not stop the T-1000, even though a different model; it just punches through, ...
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How did the T-800 know it was Kyle Reese who turned on the car in the garage?

From the audience's perspective, we assume that the actors knew, through script of when to begin the fight scene. How would the T-800 have known that Kyle Reese was in the car with Sarah? Can ...
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How does Skynet get its supplies to make Terminators?

Throughout the movies, we see that there are tons of models that are manufactured by Skynet and so, one would have to wonder where all this metal material is obtained from. The backstory may be that ...
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Why would the T-800 go back to the hotel just to retrieve Sarah Connor's address book?

You would think the T-800 would stay on pursuit. They make the thing seem so human like in the movie. Machines would never stop to break into a car or go to a hotel. They would just keep pursuing with ...
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Can the T-800 see in night vision?

Apparently, when it was in the cop compound, it was able to turn off the lights and pretty much nail every cop on first shot. Pretty neat that the T-800 series could see in night vision, probably ...
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Where does the Terminator get scissors and a box cutter from?

Scene inside the hotel where he calibrates his forearm and cuts out his eye to expose the Terminator eye sensor. Where did he get these tools from?
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How were the Resistance able to survive in the future, up until Reese's timeline?

Assuming Skynet was starting to update units, (T-800) being the latest in technology, how were they not all equipped with Infrared and thermal imaging CPUs? You would think advanced machines would be ...
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Why does it take the T-800 so long to find a car to transport itself to the gun store?

The Terminator is seen breaking into a car as daylight comes about. Thing is, was it up all night at the Observatory and if so, what was it doing? It probably would have had an easier time and earlier ...
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When Kyle Reese is in the store, trying to evade the cops, how do they not hear the clatter of the hanger he puts down?

When Kyle Reese is in the mall, trying to evade the cops, he drops a hanger from the clothes he's stealing. Why didn't the cop/s hear it landing? It makes the scene ...
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Does it hurt to go through time travel?

At the beginning of the movie, we see Kyle Reese come out of the time warp and apparently, he is in a bit of pain. Was he in pain from the fall or is the transportation portal actually painful to go ...
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Why do Terminators say “Get Out” when getting into a vehicle occupied by humans? [closed]

In "The Terminator", we see that the T-800 tells the trucker in training to "Get Out" of the truck. Was this James Cameron's attempt at being comical or did it have deeper meaning? My assumption is ...
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Why would future John risk sending back a T-800 to save his younger self?

This question is aimed at Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Would one think that he was weighing the decision that "It is either that this T-800 could end up going rogue" or "It is worth a shot or else I ...
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What gives Sarah and Reese's location away in the ending scene at the factory?

Sarah and Reese are in the factory. The Terminator somehow homes in on them, but what factor allowed it to do so? The only giveaway is that the Terminator's pupils dilate and then normalize when ...
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What happened to the T-800 when the cop car crashes into the wall?

At the end of the car chase scene in The Terminator, the titular villain makes an escape and isn't seen until later in the film.
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How did Kyle Reese know that the T-800 was Arnold when his back was turned in the dance club?

This was from the beginning scene of "The Terminator", when Kyle Reese and Sarah first meet.
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Isn't ending of Terminator 2:Judgement day a time paradox?

I have just started watching the Terminator franchise and finished till 2. But its ending had my mind boggling. If Skynet and Terminator, both are created by Cyberdyne, using the microprocessor that ...
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What Terminator movie or series has Arnie locked out of a blast room while two teenagers survive?

I saw a Terminator film or episode where on one day the machines turned on people. At the end two teenagers were locked in a blast room and Arnie did not make it.
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How did Kyle Reese know what to buy to make pipe bombs?

After fleeing the police station and checking into the motel, Kyle goes shopping for supplies returning with moth balls, corn syrup etc but how did he know what to buy? I think that in the original ...
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If the Terminator had killed Sarah Connor in 1984, would he have gone on a mass killing spree until he was destroyed? [duplicate]

If the Terminator had completed his mission in 1984 by killing Sarah Connor, is it likely that he would have gone on a mass killing spree until he was destroyed by the police/military? In other words,...
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Could the Terminator find you if you hid your face?

In the beginning of the first movie the Terminator​ starts killing all the 'Sarah Connors' he can find because he has no information on what the real Sarah looks like. Later he breaks into the ...
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Does Skynet Feel Guilty?

I stumbled upon a reference from James Cameron stating that Skynet has felt guilty for 30 years with regards to the near extinction of human life. He even suggests that Skynet has used time travel in ...
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Does the T1000 breathe?

Was watching T2 the other night and noticed that in the scene after Sarah, John and Uncle Bob flee from the psychiatric hospital and escape the T1000, when the T1000 returns to the hospital (the 'say, ...
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If the T-1000 didnt know what John looked like as a kid then why did the T-800 know what he looked like?

In the scene when the T-1000 arrived at John’s foster parents' house, he asks for a picture of John (thinking that SkyNet doesn’t have any files of what he looked like as a kid). A few scenes later, ...
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Why was Kyle Reese so important in Salvation?

In Terminator Salvation, Conner makes a big deal about saving his father, Kyle Reese, stating that he is the key to the future and the past. But Kyle Reese should not be of this much importance to ...
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Does the T-800 punch a hole through the T-1000's head?

In the steel mill, after John and Sarah have left the Terminator, the T-800 goes into search mode, looking for the T-1000. After some wrestling, the T-800 attempts to punch the T-1000 in its head. The ...
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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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Terminator 2 Judgement Day Plot Explanation

So we know that the T-800 model was programmed by the future John Conner to follow his orders and orders of his younger self. So when John asks/orders him to not to terminate/destroy itself in the ...
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Why didn't the Resistance use EMP weapons to destroy the Skynet machines?

They are in the distant future, why didn't they use EMP weapons to destroy the Skynet machines? They could've used some sort of similar mass scale weapon to render the Skynet machines useless?
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Was Kyle Reese the original father of John Conner [duplicate]

There was an episode of The Twilight Zone involving time travel and as it turned out some things can be changed but other events can't and it seems to me it's possible to avoid the time paradox. For ...
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Why do the Hunter Killers in the Terminator future fight scenes have spotlights?

The Hunter Killers surely have the ability to see in infrared and have night vision capabilities. Having the spotlights just makes it easier for the Resistance to locate them and take them out.
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Kyle Reese in Terminator 2

In Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Sarah Connor has a dream that Kyle Reese comes to visit her in the hospital to warn her about the future. It's the same Kyle Reese played by Michael Biehn in The ...
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Why can terminators (T-8XX) only run when they have flesh on their endoskeletons? [duplicate]

Never really got the reason, it seems that when they only have their endoskeletons they are super sluggish and can only walk... I don't see how putting flesh on that would actually help. When did it ...
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Are the T-800 gender masculine only?

Sure, the T-1000 can take a woman figure and the T-X seems like a woman too. But does the T-800 only have the male gender? Is there a T-800 feminine? Update>>By Adamant comment, I mean your b option.
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Does the T-1000 have a name?

The T-800 are called as Uncle Bob and Pops, these are nicknames, but does the T-1000 have a name? Or is ever called in some way other than its model?