For some reason, this statue of a Terminator was on display at Spain’s F1 Grand Prix qualifying races back in 2009. We have no idea why, but it makes for a great picture for illustrating Terminator stories!
You could make a strong case that every Terminator project since, roughly, 2003, has been an attempt to fix the franchise—or at least to get it back on track, and return to the largely impossible highs of 1991 juggernaut T2: Judgment Day. Now, Netflix is getting ready to attempt to succeed where T3, Salvation, Genisys, Dark Fate, and, to a much less extent, The Sarah Connor Chronicles all faltered, announcing today that it’s bringing the series back as… an anime.
That’s right: Terminator is going the reverse-One Piece/Cowboy Bebop/Avatar: The Last Airbender route, with the streamer announcing today at its annual GEEKED Week celebration that the traditionally live-action series will now be revived via Japanese animation. Said news came complete with a teaser trailer, although, beyond delivering its text in both English and Japanese—and giving a few hits of those big, beefy Brad Fiedel drums on the soundtrack—it’s a very brief one that doesn’t give us much indication about what to expect from the show.
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