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Questions tagged [the-terminator-series]

For questions about the films and television series based upon the 1984 movie The Terminator created by James Cameron. Must be used with one of the specific works: [terminator], [terminator-2-judgment-day], [terminator-3-rise-of-the-machines] , [sarah-connor-chronicles], [terminator-salvation] or [terminator-genisys]

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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?
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Did Skynet have weapons of mass destruction after Judgment Day?

The opening scene of Terminator 2 shows terminators going after humans via machine-to-human combat instead of using weapons of mass destruction. Skynet could have ...
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In the movie Terminator 2, why doesn't the T-800 cease to exist when history is changed?

In the movie Terminator 2, we find that Sarah and Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) himself helping to destroy the files in the Cyber-something factory + the recovered neural net microprocessor which ...
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Why did John Connor want to stop the killing of Miles Dyson?

Aside from being against the killing of others, why did John want to stop Sarah from killing Miles? The T-800 said that Dyson's death could possibly prevent future events from happening, but John ...
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Why could only one Terminator be brought back at a time? [duplicate]

In the movie Terminator why was only one Terminator allowed to be brought back at a time?
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Why does the liquid metal Terminator T-1000 have a default human face / shape? [duplicate]

Why does the T-1000 Terminator almost always go back to the same appearance of a policeman? By often reusing the same face and body shape, it gives itself away. Sarah Connor and John Connor would ...
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Was the T-1000 dressed at all?

The T-1000 snuck up on the cop and stabbed him, mimicking his clothing and taking his gun. A quote from the wiki. So he wasn't actually wearing real clothes?
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Why does T-1000 destroy those he mimics?

I never understood this. Why does he kill them? Why can't he just mimic them and that's it?
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T-800 model 101 - The first 800 model ever built?

Lately there is this one thing that has been bugging me, that I can't seem to find a clear answer to. The Schwarzenegger version of T-800 is the model 101, and every model 101 looks like him. Model ...
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Where did the name “T-800” come from?

After watching The Terminator and Terminator 2, I can't find any reference to Schwarzenegger's Terminator being called the "T-800". Yet I distinctly remember in promotional material, computer games, ...
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Can terminators swim? [duplicate]

I'm mainly interested in the swimming capabilities of the T-800, T-1000, and T-X, though it's fine to speak of the other terminators as well.
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Did General Brewster believe that “Crystal Peak” is the Skynet core?

In Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines we see this exchange: BREWSTER: Crystal Peak. You have to get to Crystal Peak. CONNOR: That's the system core? BREWSTER: It's your only chance. So ...
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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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Who was the girl with Kyle Reese in the Terminator?

When Kyle Reese was in a car hearing the radio near a construction field, he was dreaming about the future. He was running alongside a girl who was hit by a machine, is this woman Star?
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How did Skynet become self-aware?

How did Skynet actually become self-aware? Was it a bug in Skynet's System-core programme, or did the programme simply evolve even beyond the imagination of its programmers?
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Why does the Terminator look like Arnie? [duplicate]

Related to this question, in The Terminator we have this dialogue: REESE: Pay attention. The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy. But these are new. They look human. Sweat, bad breath, ...
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Who has been killed by a Terminator, a Predator, and a Xenomorph?

The in memoriam for Bill Paxton, over on meta, reads (...) Bill Paxton, one of only two actors to have the distinction of being killed by a Xenomorph, a Predator and a Terminator (...) Who's the ...
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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 did the Terminator shoot its own foot to escape the trap?

In Terminator Salvation movie, a terminator gets caught in a trap so that it is dangling upside down. Instead of shooting the cable holding it upside down, it shoots ...
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Why didn't the T-1000 terminator shoot the eyes of the T-800?

In the first fight between the T-1000 and the T-800 in the back hallways of the shopping mall, why didn't the T-1000 use his pistol to shoot out the eyes of the T-800? Fast forward to 1:40 in this ...
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Why does Skynet need infiltration terminators?

In this future flashback scene from the original Terminator movie, an infiltration unit gets inside the place where humans hide. Why have an infiltration terminator ...
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Why does the T-1000 want to keep the photo of John Connor?

When the T-1000 goes to Todd and Janelle Voight's home, why does he ask to keep the photo of John? Presumably he can remember the photo in perfect detail?
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Why didn't Kyle Reese know what the Terminator looked like in the original movie?

I thought of this question after reading another one. Kyle Reese explains to Sarah Connor why he couldn't just shoot the terminator before it tried to kill her in the original movie. REESE: Pay ...
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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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Why does every T-800 Terminator sent back look like this?

Why did they all look like this? OK, OK, OK, I realize that the main plot to the story involved Arnold schwarzenegger as the actor so it had to look like this. But my query is that in the first ...
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Did the Terminator in Judgement day burn himself in this scene?

In this scene did the Terminator receive burns and his hands and legs/feet? This has always bothered me when watching Judgment day, considering that the terminator is living flesh over a metal ...
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When was Judgment day in the Terminator Series?

When was Judgement day to happen or suppose to happen in EACH of the Terminator movies? Terminator 1 I don't think we are told yet when Judgment day will be. Terminator 2 Sarah Connor was always ...
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Does Skynet have the ability to copy human memories into Terminators?

In Allison From Palmdale, Cameron suffers a glitch and flashes back to some distant memories. In these memories she's a human and was captured by Terminators. We learn that her (human) name was '...
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In Terminator Salvation how did the machines get the Endoskeleton into Marcus?

In Terminator Salvation, we are introduced to Marcus, who becomes a completely different type of machine. In a teaser trailer for T2, The T-800 was said to have living tissue grown around the ...
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Why was Jesse so angry at Cameron?

Jesse Flores claimed to have gone AWOL but we learn later that she actually left the future on a personal mission to destroy the trust between John Connor and the Terminator Cameron. She also brought ...
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Why does “Catherine Weaver” want to stop Skynet? [duplicate]

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 2 we can find a main character called "Catherine Weaver". According to the Terminator Wiki, Catherine Weaver traveled from the future to stop ...
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What is John meaning by saying “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone…!!!”

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 2 Episode 2 Automatic for the People, in the beginning of the episode John has the below conversation with Cameron (As per Terminator Wiki) John:...
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What is the Weight Of Terminator T900 Female Model?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, one of the main characters is Cameron, a Terminator robot. Her model is (as per Terminator Wikia) T900, Class TOK715. In Season 2 Episode 08: "Mr. ...
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How did John Henry take Cameron’s chip to the future?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1, episode one "Pilot", near the end of the episode John Connor, Sara Connor & Cameron are inside the safety deposit vault of the bank assembling ...