If you’ve watched those man v machine flicks then there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ve scratched your head and wondered, ‘why do all the T-800s look like Arnold Schwarzenegger?” Well according to an interview with TheArnoldFans the new Terminator movies will offer an origin of sorts for these cybernetic organisms. That’s according to the franchise creator and, perhaps, it’s primary director savior.
‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold? There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from – that they grew the organic outter layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumibly was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one (Arnold)? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned! We’re talking pretty seriously now about doing some new Terminator films or possibly a trilogy and you’ll just have to see what surfaces in those.”
- James Cameron
It’s not the first time the series has attempted to explain the why of the design, see the deleted from Rise of the Machines featuring Chief Master Sergeant William Candy. And yes, it’s as terrible as it sounds. So hopefully the way James Cameron decides to approach it will be similar to the novelizations by S. M. Stirling, where an ex-counter terrorist, Dieter von Rossbach, became the basis for model 101. And if whatever direction they go in could feature more variations to aide in SkyNet‘s infiltration that would be great too.
But what do you think? Can there be a good explanation for this? Or will it all be dumb?
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