Advertisements I kind of look at Kyle Reese in this series kind of like the character of Han Solo as he relates to the Star Wars prequels. He had a huge role in part of the story, but in the grand canon he's really not all that important. Remember that Reese was nothing more than a soldier who volunteered to go back in time in 2029. In fact, in T2, John indicates that he doesn't meet his dad until John's 45, which means that Reese comes into the story shortly before we see him in the original Terminator. Of course, the changing timelines could change that, but I just don't see him as that crucial to the story.