Back in 1984, audiences across the world were amazed when director James Cameron revealed The Terminator ‘s vision for the very first time. As Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese fled down the alley behind the Tech-Noir, the ominous red HUD (Heads Up Display) of the T-800 revealed that Sarah was not being pursued by just an ordinary man. Her pursuer was a cybernetic organism, equipped with a transparent display that presented analysis and decision options data over a visual screen. And now, you can be equipped with Terminator vision too!
James Cameron and the late Bill Paxton were very close friends, so much so that the night before Paxton’s heart surgery (that led to the complications that took his life), Jim and Bill had a conversation and made light of the surgery Bill was about to undergo. Unbeknownst to both of them, it would be the last time they would ever speak. So it is no wonder, after doing it twice already, that Cameron still felt the need to eulogize his late friend one more time.
Actor. Director. Artist. Collector. Friend. Bill Paxton was a great many things to the creator of the Terminator franchise, James Cameron. So it’s no wonder that Cameron’s original statement made on the day of his passing (reported here) was not nearly enough to process his grief when remembering his dear, late friend Bill. James Cameron has since released a new statement about Bill Paxton, and this is what he had to say:
In 2014, Dark Horse Comics published a highly praised six issue comic series titled The Terminator: Enemy of my Enemy. Embraced by Terminator fans and comic fans alike, Space Goat Productions, Inc. just excitingly revealed to us, that they will be incorporating this very cool series as an available expansion pack to their upcoming game “The Terminator: The Official Board Game”!
Long time friend and collaborator James Cameron wrote an e-mail a little while ago to Vanity Fair, after the terrible news broke that Bill Paxton had died of complications from surgery at the age of 61. Here is what the saddened Cameron wrote about the passing of his dear late friend, Bill Paxton:
With great sadness, we must report that legendary actor Bill Paxton has died at the age of 61.
In late 1982, when James Cameron’s dream film project “The Terminator” was finally greenlit with a initial budget of 4 million dollars, Cameron knew his biggest challenge would be bringing the T-800 Endoskeleton to life for the film’s finale. With the groundbreaking filmaker’s tool of photo-realistic Computer Generated Imagery technology (CGI) still years away, Cameron envisioned creating all the T-800 endoskeleton shots with stop motion animation technology.
There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. And Terminator fans can control the fate of “The Terminator: The Official Board Game”, which officially launched their Kickstarter campaign today.
Yes, Terminator fans… the game we have all been waiting for, The Terminator: The Official Board Game, will be launching a campaign on Kickstarter this February 15th and needs our support! And preview some of the awesome game pieces while you’re at it!
The cable television network AMC (American Movie Classics) has greenlit a new documentary series titled “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction”, that will feature the Terminator franchise heavily throughout the show!