Questions tagged [the-terminator-series]

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In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, why didn't the T-1000 assume the form of Todd or Janelle (John's foster parents)?

Why didn't the T-1000 assume the form of Todd or Janelle (John's foster parents), or even just a stranger rather than remaining in the form of the police officer? The only reason John had a head start,...
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Did Genisys erase T2's plot?

John was turned by T-5000 and all his men were killed right after Kyle was sent back. Which means he would not be able to send a reprogrammed T800 back later.
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What's the meaning of “shockwave through time measurable”?

In Terminator Dark Fate (2019) there is this conversation: T 800: When my mission was completed, there were no further orders. So for 20 years, I kept learning how to become more human. ...
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What do we know about the (earlier) Terminator 3 script?

According to this answer, Linda Hamilton turned down a part in the third film was because she wasn't happy with the script. Are there any known details of this script? Given the presence of the part ...
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Kyle Reese period in a death camp in Terminator

As quoted here: Kyle Reese : "Hunter-Killers. Patrol machines built in automated factories. Most of us were rounded up, put in camps for orderly disposal" [pulls up his right sleeve, exposing a ...
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Why does T-1000 have three arms?

Several times throughout the helicopter chase scene in Terminator 2, the T-1000 is shown with three to four hands. Why? There are three reasons that can think of for this. In-universe, he is capable ...
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Where does Reese get the extra shotgun ammo at the beginning of “The Terminator”?

In the beginning of the original "Terminator" movie, Reese reaches into a squad car and grabs a pump shotgun with an extended magazine but no extra ammo. This shotgun holds, at most, eight or nine ...
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How could Skynet succeed in killing John Connor

In Terminator: Dark Fate, we see that one of the T-800 sent back in time killed John Connor in 1998. With this retcon, in the original unaltered timeline Skynet managed to send over 3 terminators back ...
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What purpose did the animals and people in cages serve for Skynet?

I have not seen this series for a while however I am reasonably confident the episode in question is "Allison from Palmdale", apologies if I am incorrect. In one scene in the darkness of the future (...
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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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What game is John playing?

In the arcade in Terminator 2, John is seen playing some sort of game with a big seat that rotates around. What game is it?
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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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