Terminator Still Alive Thanks To New Anime Series Ordered by Netflix

After the very underwhelming Terminator: Dark Fate, we proposed that the next most logical place for Terminator to continue would be as a TV series. After all, one of the last decent Terminator-related entries was The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

It seems Netflix was thinking along the same lines, going one step better and pushing the franchise into an anime series.

As the project is still in the early stages, plot details are being kept under wraps. Netflix has partnered with Skydance on the series, with Skydance having produced the last two “Terminator” films. The series is produced in partnership with Production I.G , who Netflix has had a production line deal with since 2018. Production I.G’s past anime credits include “Ghost in the Shell,” “B: The Beginning,” and “Eden of the East.”

‘Terminator’ Anime Series Ordered at Netflix – Variety

Have also read recently that James Cameron wants to get back full control of the Terminator IP. I don’t know if this means after he gets out of Avatar land, that he’ll be directing another Terminator movie, but suggests he’s still interested in the franchise. It seems like that cow has been milked and it’s time for some fresh perspectives which maybe with this anime TV series project will happen.

The Terminator T-800 and Sarah Connor In Fortnite for 2,800 VBucks

Our grandson is all about the Fortnite character skins. He’s always wanting more Vbucks to buy more skins and dance moves and whatever other virtual assets that make you all fancy looking inside the game.

Can honestly say despite gaming for 40+ years that I’ve never bought character skins. I have bought some mounts and expansion quests and extra bank space in MMORPG, but not just design skins.

Fortnite season 5 continues to roll on with a ludicrous list of tie-in skins from various Hollywood and gaming universes. Previously, we saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s alien nemesis the Predator arrive, and now Arnie himself (or at least his exoskeleton) is joining the fray. Yup, you can now buy a Terminator skin in the Fortnite item shop.

Fortnite item shop: The Terminator and Sarah Connor arrive | PC Gamer

Last mentioned The Terminator appeared in Mortal Kombat (see: Mortal Kombat 11 Shows Love to 80s Action Film Stars: Robocop, Terminator and Rambo), and recently The Predator was available in Fortnite, but now so is the T-800 Terminator and Sarah Connor.

Surprisingly, I’m the one who mentioned to our grandson the Terminator was coming to Fortnite. So maybe it’s not showing yet? It’s coming soon? I don’t know, don’t play Fortnite, but I do find it interesting that The Terminator is making appearances in multiple games. I kind of liked fighting as the Terminator in Mortal Kombat. It’s a little different unlocking characters to fight against or with in a fighting game. These characters have different skillsets and might be able to provide an advantage.

Purely cosmetic Terminator sounds cool, but isn’t worth 2,800 Vbucks, which I think is like $25 USD.

Would/do you buy Fortnite cosmetic skins? Would you buy them in other games?

Denzel Washington Refused to Play Miles Dyson in Terminator 2 because “all he does is look scared and sweat”

Terminator 2: Judgment Day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Some quotes from actors make me laugh. When I read why Denzel Washington passed on a role in T2, it shows that actors can limit themselves based on the character portrayal in a script, even great actors like Denzel.

So, here’s a fast fact I didn’t know: that James Cameron wanted Denzel to play Miles Dyson in T2. Washington passed on the role, saying the followingL

“No offense to Jim Cameron, but when I read the script, I thought, ‘All he does is look scared and sweat,’” Washington told the magazine. “I had to pass. I don’t know if I have room to embarrass myself, or people, through my work. A script comes to you. You make a decision on it.”

‘Terminator 2’: The Real Reason Denzel Washington Refused to Play Miles Dyson

Joe Morton ended up playing Miles Dyson in T2. Come to think of it, he did sweat a lot in the movie, but there was more to the role than sweating. Denzel fixated on that role, but can you imagine if he had played Dyson? I’m thinking about his work in The Equalizer and then imagining him as Miles Dyson. Would he have brought more to the role than Joe Morton? We’ll never know.

I think it’s fascinating that he passed based solely on the script. That he didn’t think he could add more to the role than sweating and fear. Joe Morton surely did, and with all due respect, Morton isn’t half the actor as Denzel Washington.

Actors pass on scripts all the time. I wonder if he regrets not working with James Cameron? It’s easy to say after a film is a great success that you wish you’d been in it and I didn’t see Denzel say that.

Maybe they make a TV show about Miles Dyson? Denzel probably wouldn’t play him, but it would be a chance to do a lot more with this pivotal character in Skynet history than be scared and sweat.

Please Terminate The Idea For Another Terminator Movie, A TV Show Would Be Better

Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½ –

We all read rumors we hope aren’t true. I’m hoping this is one that is not. No more Terminator movies — for some time, anyway — please.

Terminator needs to take the Cobra Kai and The Mandalorian route. Go to streaming, develop a smart TV series of some kind that explores perhaps another angle. I know, I know, we had the Sarah Connor Chronicles already — and that was actually pretty good, but a quality TV series can rekindle interest in a feature length film.

The Terminator IP needs a lot of work to reinvigorate interest.

Maybe we need a Miles Dyson series that focuses on the creation of Skynet? I don’t know the creative specifics to make a new show a success, but strongly believe few fans of the franchise want to see another Terminator movie any time soon. At least not anything that follows along the disastrous reboot path of Dark Fate.

There are rumors of another sequel being discussed. This one again possibly being PG-13 instead of R.

… Dark Fate was actually one of 2019’s biggest bombs, while star Mackenzie Davis even admitted that people were probably bored of the franchise by now. However, insider Daniel Richtman claims that Paramount are once again pushing for a new Terminator movie and they want it to follow in the PG-13 rated footsteps of Salvation and Genisys, while James Cameron is reportedly keen to keep things R.

Paramount Reportedly Wants Next Terminator Film To Be Rated PG-13

Have to agree with James Cameron that Terminator on the big screen needs to stay R-Rated.

Cobra Kai has made me even more receptive to TV series from movies. The right creative team working on Terminator, as stated before, could make a really good TV series from this franchise.

What do you think?

Mortal Kombat 11 Shows Love to 80s Action Film Stars: Robocop, Terminator and Rambo

Still recovering from gamer’s hand after all day Halloween after playing through the story mode on Mortal Kombat 11. Took off my movie watching hat and went all in on videogaming.

Purchased the Ultimate Edition and played a ton of fighting matches. Part of the charm buying the series, besides following it off and on since its original debut in the 90s via Midway, is that it offered playing bonus characters from 80s action movies.

It was recently announced that the characters Rain and Mileena will be making their return to the hit fighting game, while ’80s action star, John Rambo, will be the surprise third DLC character. With his addition to the roster, Rambo joins characters likes RoboCop and the Terminator as classic blockbuster action stars to join the ranks of Mortal Kombat 11. This ’80s nostalgia might seems a little random to some fans, but it’s actually deeply rooted in the history of Mortal Kombat.

Why Mortal Kombat Keeps Adding 80s Action Movie Stars

When Midway started the fighter series which is famous for graphic brutal fatalities performed like ripping the spine out of your opponent at the end, playing as guest characters in game was all the rage in their other popular game, NBA Jam.

You could play all kinds of different famous basketball players and people like President Clinton.

Midway eventually was sold to Warner Bros. and they have decided to add more characters, including the Joker to Mortal Kombat. They need to add Harley Quinn to the game, she’d fit perfect.

Mackenzie Davis thinks another Terminator sequel would be “quite insane” – I disagree

Sequels are less desirable than new movies, sure, but sequels aren’t the problem. Bad sequels are.

Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½ , in my opinion, was a bad sequel. I don’t want to rehash all the reasons that support my thinking (for those curious, see: 20+ Reviews – Terminator: Dark Fate is Ironic, Prophetic Title), but let’s look at Mackenzie Davis’ quote:

“I really loved the movie and I’m so proud of what we did, but there wasn’t a demand for it [at the box office] and to think that there’d be a demand for a seventh film is quite insane. You should just pay attention to what audiences want – and they want new things and I want new things.

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ star Mackenzie Davis: “Thinking there’d be demand for a seventh film is insane”

The problem with quotes like this are context. We must assume Mackenzie means another Dark Fate Terminator film.

Totally agree with Mackenzie that few moviegoers wants to see part 2 and 3 of the intended trilogy surrounding the Dark Fate timeline with a bloated budget in the theaters. If that’s what she meant and only that, my headline is false and should read: I agree.

But she said a “seventh film.”

Mark my words, there will be another Terminator film someday. I don’t think that should be any time soon. In fact, if the IP were mine I’d recommend something along the Sarah Connor Chronicles route: a series on one of the streaming services to repair the franchise (think The Mandalorian and Star Wars). And it shouldn’t under any shape or form deal with the Dark Fate timeline.

The Terminator world is worth revisiting given a good story. I don’t think Tim Miller should have anything to do with it and, unless he’s taking the director’s chair, neither should James Cameron. Too bad, because Terminator should be Cameron’s baby, but after Dark Fate his street cred with the franchise is suspect at best.

When James Cameron gets done working on the multiple Avatar sequels if he announces he is going to write and direct a true Terminator 3, the one we thought we were getting with Dark Fate, yes, I’d be at least somewhat interested. Would you?

Not lobbying for this to happen, just saying that too many bad sequels can spoil a franchise and there’s little arguing that Terminator now has franchise fatigue. That fatigue doesn’t last forever, nor should it.

For awhile Halloween was considered sequel-d out. Friday the 13th is another one that people have said: too many sequels. What they’re really saying, what they truly mean, is no more bad sequels. Diehard? Too many sequels? When Jurassic Park started sucking, they waited and went with Jurassic World.

The way these streaming channels right now are everywhere hungry for content, Terminator is worthy of considering for some kind of project, just please no Dark Fate timeline.

Agree/disagree? Do you never want to see another Terminator movie or TV show?

First Ever RPX Experience Review Terminator: Dark Fate

10/31/2019 had our first ever Regal RPX with Dolby ATMOS experience

We have been waiting for the right movie to watch in Regal Cinema’s RPX which is their version, if you will, of Dolby Audio called Dolby ATMOS. Last night, 10/31/2019 we caught the 10pm opening of ….

Terminator: Dark Fate ⭐️⭐️½

The Regal RPX experience was fantastic, but the movie we saw in this format? Not so good.

You can click the title to read my review, but the movie itself was, unfortunately, underwhelming. As excited as I was leading up to seeing this movie, I left the theater disappointed.

This post is more about the RPX sound and visuals which were fantastic. Sound was crisp and surrounding. We had almost the dead center seating in the cinema. The screen is large and curved, see picture below:

Inside the Regal RPX theater before the movie started, see the large curved screen

The screen is big and bright, visuals are stunning. There is nothing about the movie we saw that wasn’t visually pleasing. We paid an extra $5.03 each for the privilege of experiencing the RPX.

Was it worth the extra $5? Not really for the movie that we saw, but it would be worth it for a better movie. There was a noticeable difference in the sound, more spatial and more 3D-surround like, but not so much better that we went, oh, man, we have to see every movie we can in RPX.

Upon leaving the theater and recording our “just left the theater video review” (included under the review above) we both agreed that Terminator: Dark Fate would be more fun to see in 4DX like we saw Rambo: Last Blood.

We need to check out the Dolby Audio, because I’ve read good reviews about that format being the best. We have experienced IMAX, although it’s been awhile since seeing any movies in that format. Love the really big screen effect of IMAX, but they only have certain movies showing in that format, typically the tentpole movies only.

1 Day To Terminator: Dark Fate – What is The Best Movie In The Series?

The #CREATEYOURFATE contest was for budding filmmakers to make a trailer

Rewatched, rated and reviewed Terminator 2: Judgment Day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . This is, in my opinion, the most entertaining, best Terminator in the series. I haven’t seen Terminator: Dark fate yet, so maybe in a couple days I’ll be declaring that superior to T2, but that seems highly unlikely.

In fact, I think there’s a better chance I’ll run into a terminator in my lifetime than Dark Fate being the best movie in the franchise.

This doesn’t mean I’m going into seeing Dark Fate expecting it to be bad. In fact, I’m hoping it will be somewhere between the first and second movie. It would be amazing if it was better than the first movie, but, again, doubtful it can pull that off, but I’ve got an open mind.

Entertain me, Dark Fate!

Other movies watched recently with central artificial intelligence theme:

  • All other Terminator movies
  • Her ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
  • Jexi ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Countdown ⭐️⭐️½ (ok, it’s a cursed phone application movie, but close to AI)
  • A.M.I ⭐️½

Will Terminator: Dark Fate be the last film in the franchise or the start of a new trilogy? Below is my final video on the film before watching and reviewing…

DISCUSS: Will Terminator: Dark Fate be the last film in the franchise or the first in a new trilogy?

10 Day of Terminator: Dark Fate Featured At MovieReviewsByUs.com

2 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Terminator is Fun, But Still Unrealistic Technology in 2019

At least two major technologies in Terminator ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (1984) are not going to be happening any time soon. Neither in my lifetime, and probably not in any human being’s lifetime living on the planet in 2019. Yes, I’m saying we’re at least 110+ years away from either of these two technologies being even semi-realized.

First up: time travel. Forget about it. Really just forget it.

We’re not sending anybody back in time to kill anybody. Not machines or man. Sarah Connor has nothing to worry about in any future lifetime. Not even inanimate objects are going back in time.

Time travel into the future will likely happen first (we can actually travel a few seconds into the future now, but that is more a side effect speed issue than travel in some sort of machine, sorry Bill & Ted), but again, most likely not significant future time travel won’t happen any time soon.

100 years from now? We’ll be extremely lucky to figure out how to travel significantly faster in space.

1000 years? If we haven’t killed off the planet through famine, stupidity and/or war with each other by then, still doubtful.

10,000 years? Time travel into the future, I’d accept might be possible by then, but, still, nobody is traveling back in time to change anything.

Think about it. If anybody could travel back in time from the future then they would already have been here, right? It is the major paradox of time travel.

So, scratch one off the list of James Cameron’s terrible visions of the future. Time travel is a technology maybe the human race will see someday, but almost certainly not in any reasonable future timeline and, again, it will be future travel only, not into the past.

Next up? Artificial intelligence (A.I).

“They paint a picture which is really not coherent with the current understanding of how AI systems are built today and in the foreseeable future,” says Prof Bengio, who is sometimes called one of the “godfathers of AI” for his work on deep learning in the 1990s and 2000s.

Why Terminator: Dark Fate is sending a shudder through AI labs – BBC News

A.I. robots that can fully emulate human behavior? There might be some sophisticated human programmed sex dolls/bots that will be damn good at having sex, but they will be extremely mechanical. The adult industry gets the toys first, so any sort of human-like robots will be sex bots first. That’s what I’d bet the farm on. Military application? Yeah, that’s a possibility too, but sex will be first.

There will be cars that can drive themselves, heck, those exist now.

The artificial intelligence presented in Terminator 1984, however, is very much science fiction today in 2019. The reality is it will still mostly be fiction 35 more years from now in 2054.

We’ll have more advancements in A.I that allow for robots to do more than they do now, but just the muscle memory in a human being to walk up and down stairs, carrying any sort of item(s), opening and closing doors, bending,, lifting, crawling … yeah, these actions are take tons of programmed computer instructions to accomplish these “basic” human motor-skill tasks. And to carry these actions out with a human or better level of artificial intelligence?

2054. That’s 35 years from now.

The mortality tables are telling me I’ll be at/past the age and might be dead in 2054, but people in my family live long lives, so knocking on wood that I can revisit these words in 2054 and see what things are really like from a technology perspective.

Will this blog exist in 35 years? That alone is against the odds. Heck, how many blogs don’t make it 35 day or 35 weeks or 35 months, never mind 35 years.

I haven’t done anything in my life for 35 years. Haven’t worked at the same job, haven’t lived at the same house (although close to that), haven’t even been married 35 years yet (really close to that one, though), so having this blog still operating in 35 years is unlikely at this point, but maybe I’ll have some other type of place to share my thoughts and can return to the Terminator 1984 movie and see what tech is like 70 years after Cameron’s original vision in 2054.

Let’s make it a date, shall we?

4 Days to Terminator: Dark Fate – Everything Wrong With Terminator Sequels After T2 + Discussion: Is Sarah Connor a Better Path?

Terminator: Dark Fate opens in theaters on November 1, 2019

If you missed Joel and my first discussion, it was (badly) sandwiched at the end of the create your own Terminator: Dark Fate trailer post, I’m embedding here again:

This was the very first vlog we did and the camera work sucks — but the audio discussion is why it’s here

Below, Joel and I have our final discussion about Terminator: Dark Fate before seeing the movie. We discuss several subtopics including whether Sarah Connor was the best story arc that should have been included in sequels after T2.

  • Was Sarah Connor the more important storyline than the Terminator’s and John Connor’s?
  • Should Dark Fate be the last film in the series or the start of a new trilogy as James Cameron is hoping for?

Now for some CinemaSins videos — dig the sin counter! lol (no wonder they have over 8 million subscribers!) — documenting everything wrong with Terminator sequels after T2, first up being Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines:

Funny, well done video detailing everything wrong with Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines

Next up, Terminator: Salvation:

And finally, Terminator Genisys: