Any Terminator fan who has been fortunate to experience the “T2 3-D: Battle Across Time” ride at Universal Studios knows that leaving the attraction is just as much fun as entering it. That is because as you exit, viewers are treated to a souvenir shop dedicated exclusively to Terminator official merchandise! And one of our favorite pieces of licensed merchandise available at this store happens to be the T2-3D Souvenir Stein Mug!
Back in 1984, when writer and director James Cameron released his groundbreaking sci-fi thriller “The Terminator” in cinemas around the world, the film was praised for (among other things) its rich and thought-provoking themes in science fiction. But now Cameron himself acknowledges that a takeover by the Machines is a real significant risk today, especially to the world’s economy.
A couple of weeks ago, we were contacted by one of our Army of Terminator fans asking if we preferred NECA’s new Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D T-800 Galleria figure with the pink painted lips or skin-tone color lips? We honestly had no idea what they were talking about, and upon learning more, this fan basically found a packaged T-800 figure with different color lips. We assumed what this person found was just a painting anomaly, (an error that can happen once in a while among mass produced figures), and never gave it another thought.
How would a Terminator raise a little girl? It’s an intriguing question, and something that would have been truly fantastic to see explored in the latest entry of our favorite film franchise, “Terminator Genisys”. While the T-800 Guardian “Pops” parental methods were hardly touched upon in the film itself, an older draft of the movie’s script has given us a little more insight on how the Terminator managed to raise a young Sarah Connor.
We receive a lot of e-mail from Terminator fans throughout a course of a year. And while we try to make sure to respond to each and every one, very few e-mails actually make their way on to our news page. Yet, when we received a very touching letter from a fan who has such a deep passion for the Terminator universe that he actually played the Terminator theme during his wedding procession, we had to ask him if we could share it!
When the co-owner of Legacy Effects and a disciple of Stan Winston, John Rosengrant first broke down the story elements of “Terminator Genisys” in the aspect of pratical effect needs, there was a section that caught his eye. It was when the Guardian Terminator and Sarah Connor were lugging around a young, deactivated Arnold T-800 Terminator in a back of an armored car in 1984. Logic dictated to Rosengrant that the creation of this Terminator corpse would best be accomplished with practical effects, so John and his team took upon the task of building a prosthetic dummy of an 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger. So how did Legacy effects accomplish such a seemingly insurmountable task?
While promoting his new documentary “Wonders Of The Sea 3D” at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a sit down with the good people at ScreenDaily and fielded some questions in regards to other upcoming projects that are in Arnold’s future. And according to the reporter, in that discussion the Austrian Terminator star revealed he recently met with James Cameron to discuss TERMINATOR 6!
Ten days ago we reported HERE that Pure Arts had announced they will be releasing a full scale T-800 Endoskull Mask in the near future. Hidden in shadow in its first promotional picture, we actually brightened up the image to reveal a better look at the mask. But now Pure Arts has shared with Skynet’s Army a new, official “work-in-progress” first look at their upcoming full scale T2 endo mask, and it looks glorious!
Over a month ago (reported here), we detailed the launch of Terminator Genisys: Future War, a free-to-play mobile strategy game that, like a sequel, takes place after the events of “Terminator Genisys”! Unfortunately at the time, it was a limited game release, not made available to the majority of the world (like the United States). But now things have changed!
Most fans are aware of the amazing Terminator themed attraction titled T2 3-D: Battle Across Time. Originally developed for the theme park ‘Universal Studios Florida’ in 1996, this ride where live performers interacted with 3D film was produced like a sequel to the blockbuster film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, reuniting director James Cameron with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick.