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You misunderstood them: They want to travel to the future this time, so they actually debate who'll skip ahead. This is also the only way the Terminator could sit this out and wait. In general, the Terminator is capable of time travelling. That's the whole point and reason he's there to begin with. He wasn't built in the past. Pops can't travel with because ...


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Apparently the writers have an answer in mind, but left the reveal for the hoped-for sequel(s). See this interview Q&A: Who sent the Terminator back to 1973 to protect a young Sarah Connor? This question is purposely left unanswered in the film, but would potentially be answered in a sequel, if that happens. However, writers Laeta Kalogridis ...


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Terminator John Connor and his allies liberated a considerable number of people from the labour camps, forming the nucleus of his resistance army. They destroyed Skynet's command and control facilities and "defence net", then proceeded to destroy the mainframes that controlled the local defence systems around its primary location. Notably, John Connor, ...


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Genisys = Genius + System Cyberdyne Systems' Genisys is the first computer operating system intended for mass use whose design incorporates artificial intelligence research — in order words, this operating system is smart. This isn't explained in the film as directly as the word equation above, but it is heavily implied. In-universe, it has the ...


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how did Sarah Connor know so much about Skynet and "the future"? If you watch the first film, you'll see that she learned everything from Kyle Reese, who was sent back in time to protect her when the first terminator was sent back she made recordings to give to her son, to explain everything to him In the second film, the Terminator sent back in time to ...


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Timeline #1 This is the timeline of The Terminator (1984). In this timeline: Skynet becomes self-aware in 1997 and "Judgement Day" follows, in which most of humanity is wiped out A war between the human survivors and the machines ensues Sarah Connor's son John is the commander of the human resistance forces; he sends soldier Kyle Reese from 2029 ...


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The T-1000 can control pieces of itself (even single molecules) from up to 14 km away, according to Randall Frakes' novelization of Terminator 2. Therefore, the T-1000 can certainly control a blob of itself that is only a few metres away. The T-1000 instructed the piece of itself that it deposited into the damaged T-800 to exactly replicate whatever is ...


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It is all a question of how much "inside" or "Easter egg" information you want her to know. This is all stuff that I have just gleaned from the trailers. So who knows how many more references there are. Terminator When the old T-800 says "I've been waiting for you" he is referring to the original T-800 that came back in the first movie. Kyle Reese ...


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There are at least two ways to interpret the question. Has the John Connor that we see in 2029 at the beginning of Terminator: Genisys experienced the events of Terminator 2 ? Does the future timeline shown in Genisys eventually evolve into the Terminator 2 timeline, or does it only connect to the timeline of the first Terminator film? These are ...


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The following dialogue from the original film (The Terminator, dir. James Cameron, 1984) made it clear the time travel plan was a desperate, last-ditch move on the part of Skynet: Dr. Peter Silberman: Why this elaborate scheme with the Terminator? Kyle Reese: It had no choice. Their defense grid was smashed. We'd won. Taking out Connor then would make no ...


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Genisys features two instances* of Skynet originating in two different timelines: the Skynet in the future at the beginning of the movie (hereafter "Skynet-1") is the one that evolved normally after the events of The Terminator, but once Sarah and Pops destroy the 1984 T-800 — without leaving its arm & CPU around for Cyberdyne to find — the 1997 Judgment ...


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According to Word of God (TvTropes), Terminator Genisys is the third movie in the series (Yahoo movies, out of all the places): Remember the last two Terminator movies, Rise of the Machines and Salvation? Well, James Cameron, who directed and co-wrote the first two Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi classics, is fine if you pretend the latter installments ...


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The simple answer is that, with each time travel, the date of Judgement Day keeps changing due to people interfering with history. Thus, you can't simply jump back and wait for a specific event - you will probably be surprised by one of these things occurring: the event happens earlier than you expected the event happens differently than you expected the ...


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I watched this scene over and over, looking for "tells," but there was nothing obvious. (For example, one of the Reeses refers to the other has "he," rather than "it," which might be more appropriate; but the one who uses "he" is actually the real one.) The Reese that she eventually shoots is the first one to arrive, and she shoots it right after it tells ...


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The IMDb trivia page for the film says it is an allusion to Blade Runner, with one extra titbit of information added: In one scene, Kyle Reese calls the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) a "skin job". This is a nod to Blade Runner (1982), where Rick Deckard's (Harrison Ford's) boss, Bryant (M. Emmet Walsh), refers to the Nexus 6 cyborgs as skin jobs. ...


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It is made extremely clear in the film that anything — even metal — encased in flesh can be sent back without harm using the temporal displacement device. Indeed, the At the end of the film,


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Yes, there is an in-universe explanation. In Terminator: Genisys, it is revealed that the timeline has been changed from each of the previous iterations. In this new timeline, Skynet has sent a Terminator back in time to 1973 to kill Sarah as a child. Someone (apparently, the film doesn't make it clear who this is) sends a T-800 back to stop Skynet's ...


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The machine Connor's motives were made clear by this conversation in the parking garage after Connor's machine nature had been revealed. REESE: What do you want with us? CONNOR: I'm offering us a future. Together. A family. REESE: If we refuse? CONNOR: Then you die. They refused and so Connor was trying to kill them from then on, since he knew they were ...


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It doesn't fit, and there was no intention that it should fit. Regarding Kyle Reese being 16 and never having met John Connor before that age, you are referencing Terminator: Salvation. The writers of Terminator: Genisys, Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier, had received advice from Terminator creator James Cameron by way of producer David Ellison, giving ...


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At the start of the movie Then you have to assume As for your mention of the post-credits scene, unless there was a second scene after all the credits (I saw one part-way through the credits):


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It appears that John has This has the effect of In later scenes, That said, the end of the movie telegraphs quite blatantly that there is going to be a sequel, so the incident in question may have some sort of delayed effect on Sarah.


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In Genisys, Sarah Connor explicitly states that the Terminator "Pops" looks like he does because he's encased in "real human tissue" that ages. This is further reinforced later in the movie: when Pops takes "the long way" from 1984 to 2017, he looks even older at the future date.


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The opening of T3 establishes that Sarah Connor died of terminal leukemia in 1997, having been diagnosed three years earlier (which suggests a T2 date of no later than 1994 as no reference to her having leukemia is made in the film). - first possible timeline. But the TV series has shown her to be alive and apparently well (as a doctor is later unable to ...


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The "cliffhanger" denies the premise of this question and is the in-universe explanation why destroying Genisys does not have a large effect. The 'bad writing' could just be that our protagonists do not understand very well how modern computer software is deployed. They thought it would work, so that became their objective. Why they thought that is the ...


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Yes. Terminator: Genisys, a new timeline is created, in which someone (presumably the resistance, although it is not made clear in the movie) sends a T-800 back to the early 70's, to protect the then-9-year-old Sarah Connor from another Terminator sent back in time by Skynet. She nicknames the Terminator "Pops", because her own parents have been killed by ...


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We don't know who sent "Pops", but we do know that Kyle Reese had a substantial advantage over the original Terminator because he knew which Sarah Connor was the correct one, having been briefed by John Connor himself. On the assumption that someone with access to John (or Sarah Connor or Kate Brewster) was the one that sent "Pops", it would have also had ...


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According to the Wikipedia entry on "Skynet," it was developed by the privatized defense company "Cyberdyne Systems." So I am assuming that there was some serious retconing in Terminator Genisys. The Skynet Wiki Entry


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Kyle Reese is the loop.


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They were not going to 2017. Instead, 2017 was just one point in the time period that they were covering. Also,


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