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In Terminator Genisys, the Terminator says he can't time travel. In the original trilogy, he does. Why?

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 ...
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How did the Resistance manage to win the war and destroy Skynet in the future?

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 ...
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Why didn't Reese and Sarah go to 1997?

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

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". ...
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How did Sarah understand which Kyle Reese is the T-1000 in the acid scene?

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;...
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In Terminator Genisys, why doesn't this character kill Sarah and Kyle when he has the chance?

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 ...
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How did the Terminator track down (young) Sarah Connor?

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 ...
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Why Genysis did not have any backup servers?

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 ...
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Major software release in little over 12 hours - where is everyone?

I think it's wrong to think about it as a regular release of some major software project. In such big projects, a lot of people are involved in creating the software, which is the reason why a lot of ...
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why did all of the events of the 5 terminator movies get split into 3 timelines

The video you've linked was apparently written by someone who really didn't understand the films. There are far more than three timelines and far more inconsistency then they're giving credit for. ...
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Can there be another "Terminator" sequel?

Uncertain. The Terminator franchise is on hold. Given the mixed reception and underwhelming box office performance of Terminator: Genisys, it was announced by producer David Ellison that there are ...
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In Terminator Genisys, why doesn't this character kill Sarah and Kyle when he has the chance?

Think about it. John never had a family. Now, in his nanotech body. His reaching out. If sarah/Kyle accepts then wouldn't John conner be born a human/machine hybrid. Thus, insuring his own hybrid ...
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Can there be another "Terminator" sequel?

Yes. At the end of Genisys, we see that He will inevitably attempt to rebuild Skynet. Judgment Day has once again only been delayed. Edit: I may be wrong about exactly what survived, but something ...
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How does John Connor saving Kyle Reese in Genisys fit with the previous film?

Like someone said, the two meetings happen in two different timelines, or "universes". So both can be considered canon. The future scenes in Terminator: Genisys are supposed to happen in the original ...
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How did the T-1000 reactivate the young T-800 by putting the liquid metal into his eye?

It didn't, technically, re-activate it. It took control of it. The T-800 didn't have it's programming rebooted. It was instead controlled. Like a puppet. It was only hardware, the T-800 software was ...
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