Did you happen to miss some or all of our latest TERMINATOR TRIVIA postings on our Facebook Page? Well don’t fret, we’ve collected all of these tasty Terminator tidbits into a single volume that you can read here! And who knows, even the most die-hard Terminator Fans might just learn something new about the franchise we all hold near and dear to our hearts!
LOOK MOM, FOUR HANDS!
Did you know that when the T-1000 was flying a helicopter pursuing the reprogrammed T-800, Sarah and John Connor (who were fleeing from the remnants of the Cyberdyne building explosion) in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, he formed four arms? The additional two hands were necessary to fly the helicopter.. as well as fire and reload his weapon. Blink and you might miss it!
A DIRECTOR’S BEST FRIEND.
Did you know that the German Shepherds seen at the Tiki Motel and in Sarah’s red Jeep in 1984’s The Terminator as well as the German Shepherd locked in a cage at the foster home of John Connor during 1991’s Terminator 2 (T2) were all the same dog? The canine star was none other than director James Cameron’s own German Shepherd named Beowulf (nicknamed “Wolfie”).
A CHANCE TO LIVE AGAIN!
Did you know that in the original script and storyboards of “Terminator 2 (T2): Judgment Day”, the T-1000 located the Salceda Ranch and killed Enrique shortly after John & “Uncle Bob” ran off to stop Sarah from killing Miles Dyson?
Enrique didn’t go down without a fight however. Knowing he was about to die, Enrique blows himself up with a grenade managing to decapitate the head of the T-1000 in the process. This scene was ultimately never filmed, allowing Enrique to reappear in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
TIME TRAVEL REUNION!
Did you know that Terminator 2 (T2) actors Robert Patrick (T-1000) and Joe Morton (Miles Dyson) would reunite more than 10 years later to do another story about time travel?
In an episode titled “Redrum” during the eighth season of the television show “The X-Files”, the plot was interestingly similar to the themes of the Terminator where Joe Morton’s character is given a second chance to change history: go back in time one day at a time to stop a murderer from killing his wife (and clearing his own name in the process.)
A METAL GRAVEYARD.
Did you know that after the Resistance defeated Skynet in the opening minutes of Terminator Genisys, there was an eerie scene removed.. where John and Kyle slowly walked through a maze of frozen, lifeless endoskeletons? Maybe cut due to time constraints or pacing issues, as of yet no one involved with the production has commented publicly why this potentially creepy scene was officially removed.
THE MAN WITH TWO FACES!
Did you know that when bodybuilder and actor Brett Azar played the young Guardian Terminator who saved little Sarah Connor from the T-1000 at Big Bear Lake, he not only wore a wig but an Arnold mask as well? The mask was created from a cast taken of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s face back in 1984 which helped the computer generation artists track facial structure and gauge light so they could properly replace Brett’s face with Arnold’s.
We’ll be back… with Volume Four!