In our latest Terminator: Dark Fate theory video; we explore the possibility of a time traveling Sarah Connor constantly trying to ensure the Terminator time loop, the survival of her son John and in essence her own survival, by ensuring John lives and that John’s father Kyle Reese lives- and he is able to be sent back to protect her in 1984. Ensuring that Uncle Bob (the T-800) from Terminator 2: Judgment Day is reprogrammed by John and his team, in the future, and sent back to 1995 to protect John as a child.
We also take a look at the potential meaning of that healed scar on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s face… is he playing Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Uncle Bob?
We of course don’t know how much time travel will be used as a plot device in T:DF but we explore the idea of a Sarah Connor that may also want to alter events for possibly selfish means; if indeed you could call love selfish- by preventing the death of Kyle in the new Terminator trilogy.
She could also want to prevent the death of a certain protector T-800 if it means preventing the death of her son; if in fact John Connor has died of the T:DF time line.
Do you like the idea of a time traveling warrior Sarah Connor trying to alter events under the “no fate but what we make” sentiment/ideology, or do you prefer the time travel elements of the terminator franchise to be grounded and set to a minimum?
What if the real “Terminator Pheonix” (the original working title) is Uncle Bob and not Sarah Connor as many suspected?
For any doubters of the Uncle Bob revival theory; if writers want to bring someone back from the dead (or molten steel) where there’s a will there’s a way. Especially when creating in a genre (and franchise) which uses time-travel as a starting point, and the only accepted hero variant of Arnold’s Terminator to be widely accepted by audiences and fans was in T2: Judgment Day!