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As I remember it, and as I understand it reading the wiki page, technically Skynet was already "on", it just was contained. Brewster misunderstood the hack attempts (the virus) as an external enemy, not realizing that it was Skynet itself attempting to break out (or in) stealthily. So, to combat this cyber attack, he 'activated' Skynet, giving it ...


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We aren’t told explicitly, but I understood that Skynet had grown smart enough to realize that (a) it should destroy mankind, (b) it was running in a contained way that prevented it from doing so, and (c) it could create a lesser threat that would pressure the humans to release it from containment. How was it able to create the virus and release it into the ...


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Lets cover what was said in film first. Robert Brewster: Skynet? The virus has infected Skynet? John Connor: Skynet is the virus. It's the reason everything's falling apart. Terminator: Skynet has become self aware. In one hour it will initiate a massive nuclear attack on its enemy. Later John Connor: By the time Skynet became self-aware it had spread ...


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Terminator 1: 2029 to 1984 Terminator 2: 2029 to 1994/95 There is slight confusion in year Terminator 2 takes place in, Per IMDB: The first Terminator film takes place in May 1984. According to information provided at the beginning of the movie, it is now 1995, since John was born on 28 February 1985 and is currently 10 years old. If that's the ...


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In the second film, all the future-tech stuff was destroyed: the old Terminator arm and chip that were stored in the Cyberdyne lab the Cyberdyne lab itself the T1000 the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who had come back to save Sarah and John However, the scientists in the lab had been studying the future tech for years, so they would remember ...


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Not all information. From what I remember in T3 military bought Cyberdyne and started developing Skynet on their own from Cyberdyne assets and Miles Dyson research. Terminator 2 takes place in 1995. In Terminator 3 we learn that judgement day happened in 2004. So the T3 Skynet is not the one that launched nukes in T1. It is rather similar network build on ...


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The army of Terminators came from the facilities under the Cheyenne Mountain. They had the strong electronics equipment which, along with the mountain above them, kept them safe from the nuclear blast in the Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Later, that army created automated factories to create terminators to destroy the humanity. From this dialogue by Reese, ...


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