Questions tagged [terminator-series]

Questions about the entire series of Terminator films including the TV show. Questions specific to one of these films or the series should use that tag in addition.

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How did Dani-commander know of Carl?

In Terminator: Dark Fate, Dani-commander in 2042 arranged for Carl's GPS coordinates to be burned on Grace's body (before sending her back in 2020) and told her to go there in case she needed help. ...
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Was Skynet unaware of how John Connor was conceived?

In the Terminator movies, we learn that Skynet sent a machine to the past to kill Sarah Connor in order to prevent John Connor from being born. in response, future John Connor sent Kyle Reese to stop ...
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Why is it necessary to prevent Skynet from killing young John Connor?

We see in Terminator: Dark Fate that John is killed in the 1990s, some years after the events of Judgment Day. So if it has been done, who is the John in Terminator: Rise of the Machines, Salvation ...
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Why the tagline “It's nothing personal” for “Terminator 2”?

One of the taglines for Terminator 2: Judgement Day says "It's nothing personal". What is this referring to? I have watched the extended cut, but there seems to be no references to anything being ...
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What is the purpose of the pond in Desert Cantos?

In The Sarah Connor Chronicles, episode "Desert Cantos" (wikia link), a drone is seen leaving the pool. My question is simply what is really going on with this pool? I do not recall seeing any real ...
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Did the UK version of Terminator 2 censor out the lock picking scenes?

In a YouTube revue of Terminator 2, the narrator claims that the UK either tried to or actually did succeed in censoring out the scenes in which Sarah Connor picks several locks in the insane asylum ...
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Why does the T-1000 in the Galleria Mall look at the bronze statue like that?

In the fight scene with the T-800 at the Galleria Mall, there is a scene where the T-1000 looks at a bronze-like statue. What does the slight grin on the T-1000's face mean? Machines don't have ...
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Why was the temporal displacement equipment's aim so poor? [duplicate]

In The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), the time travelers arrived in a ball of lightning. While the bubble intersected and destroyed objects, the traveler arrived close to ...
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Was Dani's role meant to be a big reveal?

I live in Portugal, where movies are subtitled and where the Portuguese language uses gendered pronouns (for example, a male commander is referred to as o comandante and a female commander is referred ...
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Why did they time travel here?

In Terminator: Dark Fate both Grace and the Terminator travel back in time but their destinations were dozens of feet above ground causing both to fall. Assuming that their time machines can ...
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How did the model 101 know when and where Legion terminators were going to appear?

Legion and Skynet are two separate AIs, so while I understand that the 101 that killed John Connor no longer had to obey it's mission after Skynet was erased from future existence, I don't see how one ...
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Why does Grace crash after the fight scenes?

In Terminator: Dark Fate, we see a couple episodes of Grace "crashing", i.e. her metabolism consuming so much to supply muscles with energy and strength that there's no glucose storage left, runs low ...
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Is there another scene with a 4-handed Humanoid in The Terminator?

This post shows an image where a specific model of the Humanoid Hunter Killer has 4 hands: which is something I hadn't notice. Are there any other appearances of a Humanoid (any model) with 4 hands ...
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How did the military build Skynet after the information was destroyed?

How did the military build Skynet in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines given that all the information was destroyed in the second film?
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Does the T-1000 know that the “big guy on a bike” is a T-800 before he meets him?

In the movie Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), after the terminators had arrived from the future to 1995, they are both trying to acquire John Connor. The T-1000 arrives at John Connor's address ...
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Why wasn’t Robert Patrick the actor for the human cop who encounters the T-1000 initially?

The T-1000 mimics anybody, so why didn’t the director use Robert Patrick for the cop who initially encounters the electrical disturbance? I understand that perhaps they didn’t want the reveal that ...
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Why would a Terminator need to see debug information in his vision?

I recently saw The Terminator (1984) again and I still think it is a great movie. However, during the movie I was always thinking "Why does the terminator have debug information in its vision?" The ...
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Why did the T-1000 die in the molten steel?

Why did the T-1000 die in the molten steel in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)? The T-1000 is very powerful and has the ability to rejoin his body parts, but why was it unable to do so after being ...
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How come Marcus didn't know this about himself

How come Marcus didn't know that he was a terminator? Unlike humans terminators have infrared vision (along with numbers, calculations and stuff). He should have known that he was a machine (or that ...
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Terminator Genisys Plot Point?

The T-800 (sent in 1984) was sent to kill Sarah Connor but it was trying kill Kyle Reese instead. Why is that? Did I miss this difference being explained?
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Why do they time-travel to the exact same year and month when Judgement Day is about to happen?

What is the reason being they time travel to the exact same year and month when Judgement Day is about to happen? They could've time travel to 2010 or 2011 or some other previous time when Genisys/...
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Terminator 2- What happened to the SWAT officer?

Very minor and nitpicky question here folks, but during the hallway scene when the T800 disables the SWAT officers, I noticed that the officer to the far left is the only one who isn't seen getting ...
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Why was Robert Patrick never recruited again after Terminator 2?

Why was Robert Patrick never recruited again after Terminator 2? Why wasn't he recruited in Genisys?
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How did the first T-1000 die?

In Terminator Genisys, Skynet sends a terminator (a T-1000) to 1973 in order to kill Sarah. It is able to kill her parents, but Sarah swims away and runs into a T-800 that was sent back to help her. ...
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What is the Terminator paradox?

I have heard references to a "Terminator paradox", presumably a paradox caused by the time travel in Terminator. I have seen Terminator a few times but can't figure out what it is. I have ...
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In T2, was the T-800's arm being left in the steel mill a plot hole?

In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a key part of the story is that the "original" T-800's arm and CPU as well as the "new" T-800 must be destroyed to keep them from being reverse engineered and to stop ...
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Could Reese know he was John's father?

I wonder if Reese could know, or at least strongly suspect he was John's father. By a quick calculation, after making love with Sarah, and if he knows John's age, he probably died being aware of this ...
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What is this apartment in which the Terminator fixes himself?

In The Terminator, at around 52 minutes, the Terminator trespasses an apartment through a window, to fix himself. He instantly finds all of the needed equipment and ...
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Is the catchphrase “Hasta la vista, baby” meant to be a nod to “I'll be back”

Honestly, I don't know why I never thought of this until just now and maybe I'm just really blind but I couldn't help but suddenly realize the similarities between Arnold's Schwarzenegger's two iconic ...
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Did “Riley” help the robbers rob the Connors' house?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 Episode 7 "Brothers of Nablus" the Connors find they have been robbed (at the endig of the episode we can see it's 4 guys). They took their money, ...
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What is Jesse's Judgment Day?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 episode 17 "Ourselves Alone" Derek and Jesse are shooting apples. When they are doing this Derek says that his Judgment Day is 21st April 2011. ...
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What is Cameron meaning by saying “I call 9 millimeter”?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1 episode 5 "Queen's Gambit", Sarah is coming to the school of John and Cameron to take them to a rescue mission for Derek Reese. So when ...
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What did Martin Bedell do in the future?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2, "Goodbye To All That", Skynet is after one Martin Bedell of the future Resistance. In this episode there was 3 Martin Bedells. A Terminator killed ...
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Why are the Terminators dragging a turbofan jet engine?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1 episode 6 (Dungeons & Dragons) in one scene in 2027 Derek Reese and other soldiers see Terminator robots dragging a huge turbofan jet engine in ...
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How was “Derek Reese” alive in the future?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 Episode 21 (Adam Raised a Cain), John connor, Sara Connor, Derek Reese and Cameron come to Catherine Weaver's building to save Savannah Weaver. In ...
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Which year in the future did John Connor and Catherine Weaver go to?

In the final episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 (Born to Run), John Henry took Cameron's chip and went to the future. After that Catherine Weaver and John Connor use a time ...
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Why does John use the surname “Connor”?

In all Terminator movies John Connor's mother is Sarah Connor while his father is Kyle Reese. Does anyone know why John uses his mother's surname "Connor" when his father's surname was "Reese"?
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Did “Sarkissian” know that Cameron is a robot?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles S01E09 ("What He Beheld"), a person called "Sarkissian" is trying to kill Sarah Connor, John Connor and also Cameron. He also plants a car bomb in Cameran'...
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What was the age of Sarah Connor when giving birth to John Connor?

We all know in the first two Terminator movies and in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles seasons 1 & 2 John Connor's mother is Sarah Connor. I have two questions about her: In the first two ...
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What was used to create the metal effect makeup in the Terminator robots?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1 & 2 we can see Terminator robots walking with damages in their body parts. How do the make-up artists in the TV series make these metal effects ...
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Is it Real tears or Liquid?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2 episode 4 Cameron temporarily loses her memory as a machine, and discovers distant memories of the resistance fighter. She came to act like a human....
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Are Terminator robots able to have sex?

Can Terminator robots (not the liquid ones) have sex with humans? As per Terminator Wiki in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cameron Model - T-900 is an advanced model and is admittedly ...
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What is used to make “living tissue” for Terminators?

As we all know in the Terminator movies and the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV show we can see Terminator robots that have their endoskeleton covered with living tissue. I found the below ...
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Did Cameron betray John Connor?

In the final episode Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles season 2, when Cameron meets John Henry, he is asking Cameron "Will you join us?" After that John Connor finds Cameron's body but her chip ...
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Why did Jordan kill herself?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles S1E3: "The Turk", John and Cameron are entering a new school. When they came to the school they saw some kind of drawing on the school wall and they also see ...
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Is Cameron becoming human?

I have a question about the season 1 finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "What He Beheld", when Cameron is getting into the vehicle and it blows up because of a bomb and her CHIP was ...
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Did John kiss Cameron?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, John and Cameron seem to have some kind of deep connection. Is there any scene of John and Cameron kissing or hugging each other, even in the deleted ...
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Why didn't James Cameron direct further movies of 'Terminator' franchise after 'Terminator 2'?

After Terminator 2:Judgement day directed by James Cameron, came many other Terminator movies like Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation, Terminator Genisys. All these new Terminator movies' stories are ...
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Who designed and built the T-800 series Terminator endoskeleton prop?

Who designed the T-800 series Terminator endoskeleton model (the prop) for the movies and the TV series. Was it the Art Director?
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Why did Cameron try to Kill John?

In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 1st season last episode, when Cameron is starting the jeep, it blasts. Then she tries to kill John Connor. So my question is, why is this? Is it because her ...