As you saw on our social media pages yesterday, the T-1000 actor Robert Patrick was out and about on Tuesday doing a London promotional press junket, in advance of the upcoming 3D theatrical re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. But what really caught our ear yesterday, is when Robert discussed the idea of reprising his deadly liquid metal role in a new Terminator film!
We received a production update from the good people at Silver Fox Collectibles today, regarding their upcoming T-800 Terminator Guardian – 1:10 Scale Statue!
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!
Many Terminator fans have been enjoying Plarium’s “Terminator Genisys: Future War” since its worldwide release. It’s a free-to-play mobile strategy game that, like a sequel, takes place after the events of “Terminator Genisys”. And what many fans have been really intrigued with is all the different machine models that can be used in the fight against the human resistance.
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?