November 1st, 2012
So Terminator 5 is happening but one of the biggest problems or issues with the project is the aging of past actors and due to the fact that Jim Cameron never made a “complete trilogy” this has aided the problem.
So years go by, two shit sequels (accepted by some but not the majority) come along and further ruin the possibility of a fully rounded story, not to mention continuity…
Now people have a problem with “The Terminator” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) reprising the role of a machine due to his age. The general consensus is that it can’t be done and it’s ridiculous.
We yesterday revealed our tweet to Robert Patrick in which we asked him if he was “up for T5″, he responded by saying; “Sure”.
Arnold Schwarzenegger appears to be up for it too.
So just how can we bring back the T-800 and the T-1000 if the real life actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robert Patrick have aged along the way?
Here at TheTerminatorFans.com we have held the answers for the last couple of years but were hoping to hold onto them and somehow get them to feature in the movie for some time. We worked on scenes, script ideas and we even wrote a manifesto and articles detailing how we can help save the franchsie with our ideas and also with fan opinions that have circulated since T2 and the scenes from T2 that were never implemented into a final theatrical piece.
Arnold first portrayed the T-800 back in 1984 as the unstoppable Terminator sent back to Terminate Sarah Connor obviously in 28 years he has aged… who wouldn’t?
How can Arnold be the T-800 again?
“I’m a cybernetic organism, living tissue over a metal Endoskeleton”.
Well last time we checked our flesh it ages and even though SkyNet can master time travel, it could still have issues preserving eternal youth in living organisms, plus you gotta take into account that to SkyNet Terminator Units are disposable and come off a conveyor-belt with other units that are also being deployed into battle against the Resistance. It has no reason to preserve the youth of the flesh it puts on its machines. The aging of a unit’s flesh would be seen as a positive aspect to SkyNet… it would allow for differences between models which would make it harder for the humans to spot or distinguish.
If a T-800 came from an unknown point in time, was sent back in time (using the Time Displacement Equipment) then it would have…
“I have 150 years on my existing powercell”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator would have 66 years on his existing powercell. A reasonable amount of years for a Rogue T-800 Unit sent by SkyNet on its most secret mission yet,- sent back to a pre-Judgment Day world to survive the war and to complete its mission in 2029. The story could have been suspended on a knife edge as to what the T-800 will do next, it would never tell you its mission and you would have to find out at the end of the movie what it was sent to do…
Alternatively Arnold could be somewhere on standby mode an idea touched upon in TSCC in which a Terminator stood in standby for years at a certain location for a certain reason. During this stationary standstill the aging process would take place.
Robert Patrick first appeared as the iconic T-1000 in 1991 in T2 Judgment Day, so Robert in the real world has now aged by 21 years and in our idea to bring the T-1000 back it would be an enhancement of our original “how to bring the T-1000 back” an article we ran way back.
Now for us to explain our idea we have build on the idea of “McG” (the much hated director of Terminator Salvation) he was originally meant to make two Terminator sequels but because he fucked up badly, his fifth Terminator will probably never come to light EVER but the one good idea he did have was bringing back Robert Patrick in Terminator 5- as a Scientist working for SkyNet.
Now taking that foundation we build up to our ideas that the Scientist is either forced or with his compliance dependent on what type of man they wanted the human character to be, good or bad. The Scientist could refuse to do what SkyNet asks but then his wife or child could be used as a tool to force his will…
On successfully creating the T-1000 Mimetic Poly Alloy SkyNet could reveal it was lying to him and killed his loved ones and in turn Robert would try to destroy his creation…
The prototype T-1000 (at this attempted destruction) gets the better of the scientist and kills him, taking the physical form of the present day Robert Patrick after all it can take the form of anything it samples by physical contact but only objects of equal size!
It would then proceed with its mission to get back to 1995 to Terminate John Connor as a 10 yr old child but we could have the T-1000 taking on a breached SkyNet overrun with machines and the resistance battling it out.
SkyNet, on completing its mission through the SkyNet Nexus (wireless connection to their mother) would initiate orders for the T-1000 to take a younger form of itself to be more accepted as a younger police officer for the mission of 1995… to Terminate the young John Connor (Edward Furlong).
The T-1000 (2012 Patrick) would continue its mission to get back in time…
SkyNet would have the pressure of deploying:
1984 (T-800) fresh from the SkyNet factory located in the SkyNet Pyramid…
T-1000 – The most efficient machine yet (only one in existence)
T-X – Last ditch attempt immediately sent after the T-1000
At the same time John Connor would have to:
Get to the cold storage to activate the T-800 (to protect the young John Connor).
Deploy that T-800.
Send his father back to 1984 to ensure his existence (Michael Biehn Cameo).
All of this would have to be done by taking on the armies of SkyNet and avoiding/terminating 2 badass aged T-800 and T-1000 units.
The paths of the assassins could cross in one way or another bringing back continuity…
In another of our ideas; Sarah Connor never died and instead faked her death so she could go into hiding for the benefit of John’s development as world future leader. She could turn up in the middle of the future war also.
CGI can be implemented on a small quality geared scale while being able to use the original actors to decent effect. A smart writer knows how to work around the problems that plague the Terminator franchise… Actor replacements and CGI only cameos don’t work… we need the original actors to give weight to what the fans want to see!