TERMINATOR TRIVIA Volume 4: Cool Facts you may not know about the Terminator Franchise!

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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!

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MISTAKEN IDENTITY!
Did you know when the first trailer for 2015’s “Terminator Genisys” was released, there was a false rumor that spread like wildfire suggesting that actor Robert Patrick (T2’s T-1000) made a cameo in the film as a man in a hospital waiting room.. who bears witness to the destructive battle between Pops and the T-3000?

The false rumor started on Reddit and was quickly picked up by major film news websites, many interestingly declaring it as a fact. Actor Robert Patrick later put the rumor to rest on his Twitter feed by saying “Nope was not me!”.

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ARMED AND DANGEROUS!
Did you know that early on in the pre-production process of “Terminator Genisys”, the nanotech infected John Connor T-3000 was originally designed with the ability to form a deadly whip?

This overpowering razor sharp weapon could easily decimate any enemy within his reach (which is likely why they discarded this idea in the final concept.)

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MIND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!
Did you know that the above publicity picture taken to promote 1984’s “The Terminator” appeared in a few publications… even though it had a glaring error?

It was captioned to feature actor Michael Biehn as Sarah Connor’s protector (but as you see in the picture, Sarah played by actress Linda Hamilton was sitting at a table doing just fine.)

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THINGS MAY BE SMALLER THAN THEY APPEAR.
Did you know that in the 1984 classic “The Terminator”, it wasn’t a real tanker that blew up behind Sarah Connor? The tanker was actually a highly detailed scale model loaded with strategically placed explosives.

Once exploded, the footage was later projected using rear screen technology behind actress Linda Hamilton running. It took two attempts to get the tanker explosion right.

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FOREVER YOUNG.
Did you know that the special effects team for “Terminator Genisys” de-aged Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Guardian Terminator in all of his 1984 scenes?

Understanding cyborgs can age, the script required “Pops” to be 50 years old in 1984. This required visual effects artists to shave 17 years off Arnold’s 67 year old face using digital techniques to resculpt and smooth out his face (using 50 year old photos of Arnold as a reference).

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THE MAN WITH MANY FACES!
Did you know that most of the stunts you see actor Arnold Schwarzenegger performing in Terminator Genisys wasn’t really performed by Arnold?

A majority of the stunts were actually performed by trained stunt professionals wearing masks made from a mold taken of Arnold’s face. These masks were later replaced with Schwarzenegger’s real face in post-product using computer imagery.

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We’ll be back… with Volume Five!

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