Talk:The Terminator

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Reddit interview[edit]

Just curious about the Reddit interview. I personally have no doubt that's it's actually Arnie in the interview but I'm not sure if it follows WP:SOURCE that says "the information on the site must be 'reliable, third-party, published... with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.". As Reddit isn't really that kind of a site like a published magazine or online newspaper, I'm not really sure if we should use it in an article that's already a GA. Should we take this up further or has it been brought up already? Thank you! :) Andrzejbanas (talk) 12:56, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

There are multiple ways a Reddit AMA done by a verified participant qualifies, but one that comes to mind immediately is WP:ABOUTSELF. Ylee (talk) 13:03, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Unmerge soundtrack[edit]

A while back I added a lot of more information to the soundtrack section of the article. Can anyone give their opinion on whether or not it's enough to deserve it's own article again? Andrzejbanas (talk) 16:59, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

My opinion is that it is NOT notable per Wikipedia:Notability guidelines. I don't see where the soundtrack "has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject". The citations pretty much are AllMusic which lists information on all albums. You would need at least 1 or 2 citations (apart from general album databases) which discuss the importance of the soundtrack to indicate it is notable.AbramTerger (talk) 19:40, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. If I can find more sources or anything, I'll ask again. Thanks for the quick input! Andrzejbanas (talk) 20:29, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Siri's Movie Review[edit]

Thought this was funny enough to mention. When you ask Siri about the first movie, sometimes she replies: "Oh, just more misunderstood cyborgs getting fried to a crisp. But I heard that the Governor of California was in it." --Zhane Masaki (talk) 03:07, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Another influence or inspiration[edit]

A number of reviewers have noted that there's another source that most likely inspired Cameron to the film, which is Saturn 3 (1980) where a homicidal robot goes rampant on people and has a fixation on a woman. Some reviewers have gone so far as to call it "the blueprint to The Terminator" both in story elements and especially the look of the T-800 exoskeleton: [1], [2], [3]. One film geek forum post (unreliable for just being a forum post) even said that some scenes from Saturn 3 are copied shot-by-shot in The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and Aliens (1986). --80.187.110.67 (talk) 15:29, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Minor Plot Q: Gas truck driver killed?[edit]

The Plot section of the main article currently says, "When the [gasoline] truck driver gets out of the truck to see what happened, the Terminator kills him, hijacks the truck, and resumes the chase." All I see is the first driver get knocked down or out. No shredded torso or blood fountains. Did Terminator really kill him (documented in the script?)? Terminator gets into the cab and says to the co-driver, "Get out." and that driver flees (without being killed or harmed). Minor point, but just wondering. AdderUser (talk) 05:49, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Rewatched last night. You are correct! This has been changed. Andrzejbanas (talk) 16:22, 7 July 2015 (UTC)