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Terminator 35th Anniversary Podcast

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October 26, 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the landmark science fiction film, The Terminator.

In this podcast, Aaron & Josh Sarnecky gear up to battle Skynet as they discuss the cultural significance of the film, and the franchise.

The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 “Model 101” a sent back in time from 2029 (which is only 10 years for now which is wild) to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the mother of future revolutionary, John Connor. Learning of the assassination plot on his mother, Connor sends a soldier named Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) back to protect her. This leads to an all-out war between Reese and Arnold, and The Terminator and mankind.

The film was directed by James Cameron (who had only directed Piranha II: The Spawning), and written by Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd.

For Schwarzenegger, the film would become his most famous role, and a breakout one at that. Having just finished the Conan movies (Conan The Destroyer was released in June of 1984), the success of Terminator lead to Arnold’s emergence as one of the biggest box office stars in the modern era. For Cameron, the film took him from B-Movie obscurity and propelled him into the limelight and eventually win an Oscar for Titanic.

According to Wikipedia, in 2008, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The film would go on to spawn one of the most legendary biggest summer blockbusters of all-time, Terminator 2: Judgement Day as well as Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator: Gensys (2015), and the 2019 release, Terminator: Dark Fate. The film also inspired the television series The Sarah Connor Chronicles as well as numerous books, comics, video games, and web series.

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