The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator

Does The Terminator time-travel mechanism make sense? Was it one of the top grossing films of 1984? And how many people were considered for the role of Sarah Connor? Listen now to find out!

In this podcast episode, Scott Croco and Matt Janulewicz unhack The Terminator (1984). When a killer cyborg from the future (Arnold Schwarzenegger) hunts down the mother (Linda Hamilton) of an unborn future resistance leader, it’s up to Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to keep her safe.

  • James Cameron / Terminator trivia
  • Summary of the movie’s story/plot
  • Movie review
  • The movie’s “message”. Fate vs free will
  • Killer cyborg technology
  • Time travel mechanism. At odds with the movie’s message?
  • L.A. in 2029 is bleak.
  • Box office results
  • Critics’ reactions

Episode 004 – The Terminator (1984) unhacked!

If you enjoyed this episode check out our episodes for the sequels T2 and Terminator 3!

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