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Pop culture references[edit]

I seem to keep removing the references for Celebrity Death Match and the Simpsons, primarily because they are observed similarities, and not cited ones. If we can citations from reliable, verifiable sources that note these similarities, all is good. Until then, we cannot have them. - Arcayne (cast a spell) 01:06, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

some errors in this text...[edit]

"With Ellison's initial mission complete, it assigns him to act as tutor/mentor to the now incapacitated (and rebooted) T-888, which Weaver nicknames "John Henry". " Weaver didn't nickname John Henry, Dr. Boyd Sherman did. someone feel free to fix it. also, I'm a little unsure about the phrasing here.. "the T-888", its merely its body, not the mind, it was more than just re-booted, the brain was switched.. (the original brain of the t-888 was smashed between a shotgun and a rock by sarah connor) Divinity76 (talk) 20:11, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Nanomorph? Says who?[edit]

While I (and I'm sure a lot of fans) would agree that the T-1000 can be seen as high concept use of the idea of a swarm of nanobots cooperating to create the illusion of a single entity, this is not implied anywhere in the movie. There is not a single a mention of nanotechnology in either of the two films, or even the subsequent third and fourth ones. I think we could do without this description unless Cameron himself has admitted to the T-1000 being a nanomorph in an interview. 65.65.211.12 (talk) 22:12, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

The creation of the T-1000 was described in detail in the Film's Novelization, which does not seem to have been contradicted by any of the later films, nor the TV series. In the Prologue of the book, John Connor breaks into Skynet(which is all but destroyed), temporarily cutting power to it's defences. This is in order to use it's time displacement unit to send Kyle Reese back in time to stop the first Terminator. After sending Kyle back in time, John, to his horror, is alerted of a second Terminator being prepared for a jump. As they only have moments to spare before Skynet comes back online, John acts quickly. He makes it to the Terminator development/storage unit. While in the chamber, he gets a quick glimpse of T-1000, sitting upright in chair. It, nothing but a grey glob at this time, is being constructed with advanced Nanotechnology that will allow it's form to be controlled by Nano-robotics, so that even if it is ripped apart, it's Atoms will be drawn back together. It was originally the intention of Skynet to send this Terminator back in time, but Skynet ultimately deemed it necessary to act quicker due to the Human forces gaining momentum against it. John touches the glob and finds that it has yet to be completely programmed, simply mindlessely taking on the properties of whatever it is touching at that time(which is also referenced in the "Extended Edition" finale when the T-1000 "malfunctions"). This is the moment that he realises the Second Terminator is indeed the shape shifting T-1000, which he now remembers from his childhood. Without much time, John looks around, and finds a familiar face... the model T-800 Terminator. So, as this is the current only source that describes the T-1000's creation, it's quite accurate to say the the T-1000 is a Nanomorph, which is implied by the film's screenplay, and stated plainly in the Novel of the film.

Oh and the T-X is clearly shown ALSO using on-board Nano-technology to control and corrupt robots/cars/terminators. So it is referenced in the Third one. Colliric (talk) 11:15, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Interpretation?[edit]

"High temperatures degrade its ability to maintain a disguise; after emerging from a burning truck, the T-1000 appeared in its default liquid-metal state and was only able to reestablish its policeman disguise after cooling for several seconds."

This seems to me like an interpretation rather than "fact" (even fictional fact). The properties of "mimetic polyalloy" are of course difficult to assess, but a human-size amount of metal would cool very little over the course of a few seconds. Nor would it HEAT very much in the minute-or-so that the T-1000 was inside the burning truck.

The T-1000 seems utterly unconcerned with the flames; it walks calmly out of the blaze, with no suggestion that it is in a hurry to get away because the heat is supposedly degrading its abilities. A better interpretation seems to me that its "police man" form was severely damaged in the crash, and the T-1000 found it best to simply "reboot" this shape instead of repairing what remained of it. This would mean that the T-1000 briefly assumed default mode; we see it getting the police man form back into place as it walks away from the scene.

It could also be that the T-1000 turned itself into a blob of mercury to extricate itself from the wrecked truck, then reassumed a basic humanoid form to walk away. Finally we see it getting the details of its police man disguise into place.

Even at the end, when the T-1000 is swimming in molten steel, the far greater heat doesn't immediately render it unable to take human forms; it just loses control over the process, quickly morphing through every shape in its memory.

We don't have to enter into an overly geeky discussion of this, but I don't think the effects observed in the "burning truck" scene are best interpreted as the result of heat.Fauskanger (talk) 01:09, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Sadistic T-1000[edit]

I've removed this paragraph:

" Occasionally it showed hints of sadism, such as when it killed John's foster father for interrupting its conversation, then killing John's dog because it was barking at him (although this can be attributed to the fact that dogs were more adept at identifying Terminators than humans, and this played a role in John and the T-800 realising the T-1000 was impersonating John's foster mother when the T-1000 could not identify the dog's name correctly)."

There's nothing sadistic in the T1000 killing John's stepfather - in fact Todd doesn't actually interupt any conversation, merely comments in the background about Max barking. The T2 states later that the default action of the T1000 would be to kill both parents as a matter of course. The dog is killed simply because its barking would alert neioghbours that something may be amiss. This is covered in the novel.

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No articles for T-800 or T-850[edit]

How come this gets an article but T-800 and T-850 don't? They both redirect to Terminator (character). Renard Migrant (talk) 14:47, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Probably because "T-1000" is that character's singular name, whereas the robots designated "T-800" and "T-850" are effectively the same Arnold Schwarzenegger role. "The Terminator" is the more common name for the Schwarzenegger ones, and it's the only one that equally refers to his character in T1, T2, T3, Salvation, and Genisys. (I don't really understand why there's a T-3000 article, though, since it has little real-world coverage and only appears in one film, where it's literally just John Connor.) —Flax5 17:28, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

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