Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles "Gnothi Seauton" 01/14/2008 *spoilers*

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  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I already assumed the bank was destroyed, because they seem to have built a road where it used to be.

    As for the headless terminator walking around, why not? There's no reason its sensory equipment need be confined to its head.

    And, "Didn't anyone wonder about a time machine setup in one of the safe deposit boxes?" No, because it's a safe deposit box. They don't open them.
     
  2. DreadPirateRob

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    Indeed - as evidenced by Cameron doing a sensory scan of John using the tips of her fingertips. The only thing that is clearly in the T-800's (if he's the same model as Arnie) skull is the ocular senses, but I'm sure that cyborgs have other ways of navigating.
     
  3. IndyJones1023

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    And the CPU.
     
  4. nataylor

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    Redundant coprocessors, baby.
     
  5. DreadPirateRob

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    Are we sure about that? I can't remember one way or the other whether the "brain" of the Terminator was actually in the head.
     
  6. IndyJones1023

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    Yes. There was a big scene in T2 where they removed it.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Two of them.

    With a holster.

    :D
     
  8. Cue-Ball

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    Either the bank was destroyed as/after our three heroes made their jump to the future or it was not.

    If the bank was destroyed, then how did the terminator's headless body survive without being found? There were people in the bank and unless everything was pulverized (and even if it were), they'd be searching for remains. Especially the remains of two fugitives that are wanted for murder and all sorts of other crimes.

    If the bank was not destroyed, then there would have to be some sort of inquiry about the vault door, the time machine, the possible contents of all the open safe deposit boxes, and the big metal body sitting on the floor of the vault.

    I also think there is ample evidence from the first two movies that not only does the terminator body not have any optical equipment with which to see it's way around, but it also only has one CPU which resides in the head and one power supply which resides in the chest (lots of supporting evidence for this in T2). Separating the head/cpu and the chest/PSU should render the unit inoperable. Neither part should even be able to work at all without the other, much less get up, walk around, and travel to reunite.

    This series has taken most of what we know about the terminator universe and thrown it out the window.
     
  9. balboa dave

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    You say that like it's a bad thing. :D

    I say, it's turned a basic concept, one or two terminators coming to present time, into a more feature rich world of planning and preparation. This series obviously can't match the money thrown at the special effects of the movies, so if they make use of a more intricate plot, and actually use acting as an asset, bring it on. After all, your sig line is "It's time for a change."
     
  10. mrmike

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    Everything they do modifies the timeline. Everything that happened in the Terminator movies? It modified the timeline. The TV series is obviously derived from a version of the timeline where Terminators have empathy, redundant CPUs and classical ballet training.

    :D
     
  11. DreadPirateRob

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    Figures - it's been a good 10 years (if not longer) since I've seen T2.
     
  12. needo

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    Wow! I would hate to watch any TV show or movie with you. How do you get any possible enjoyment out of any thing while you are busy picking it apart to the smallest detail? :)
     
  13. smak

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    These are not the same Terminator's we saw in T1 & T2. Judgement day was stopped, and moved back 15 odd years. The technology that Dyson found, and used to create Skynet is not the same technology that whoever created the new Skynet used. It could have been 50 years more advanced then what Dyson had. We don't really know the capabilities of these Terminators, so judging what they can or can't do based on T1 & T2 is not really wise.

    Copout, maybe. But I'm buying it :)

    -smak-
     
  14. TAsunder

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    The other thing about the headless body is, it was completely unnecessary. Why does that terminator need to exist still? Are we supposed to be afraid of that particular robot for some reason? I find the "other" terminator, the one waiting to ambush the "resistence" scarier looking. There could easily be another terminator of the same model who found the head and "downloaded" the memories in the past. Why did they even bother with this dude?
     
  15. vertigo235

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    Yeah, but that isn't affected by this show because the body was completly inanimate until the head powered back up. Then it apparently communicated to the body wirelessly to control it.

    This supports the brain in the head. Also the entire system seems to have the ability to communicte wirelessly.
     
  16. vertigo235

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    Good point, the T2 terminator was a result of Dyson design. These new ones are different design and dont require to have the brain in the head either!
     
  17. mrdbdigital

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    I don't remember that. The CPI they threw into the molten metal was the one that came from Cyberdyne, along with the piece of the arm. The CPU chip in the terminator was destroyed by lowering him into the molten metal with the winch.
     
  18. IndyJones1023

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    They removed Arnie's chip and switched it from read-only to write-access so he could learn. They then reinstalled it.
     
  19. Cereal_Killer

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    Ha! I just got that! (I'm kinda slow).:eek:
     
  20. vman41

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    But they will move them around. Anybody here put their own padlock on the metal box.
     

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