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‘Terminator’ Will Be Back In Theaters With A New Trilogy, And Maybe Arnold
Yeah, that’s right: A film franchise about sentient robotic killing machines and salvation-minded defenders going back in time to reboot history is, well, getting a reboot.
James Cameron recently announced that he intends to dust off the iconic sci-fi blockbuster franchise with three new films. Staples of late 80s and early 90s sci-fi, the first two movies in the series (we’re ignoring the other three) saw Arnold Schwarzenegger leap through time as a sentient cyborg murder machine with (T1) a mission to kill Sarah Connor — the mother of mankind’s savior, John Connor — and (T2) also to save Sarah and John from an even nastier cyborg than him.
But how will a Terminator reboot — not just one movie, but a trilogy — fare, now that we live in a world where so much of ’80s-era science fiction is now fact?
It’s a question Cameron says he’s carefully considering. “Has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?” he said in a recent interview with Movie Pilot. “Can it still have relevance now, where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence)."
Now actually seems like a perfect time for more Terminatin’ to me. Consider Skynet, a globally connected supercomputer that gains self-awareness and decides it’s more evolved than its homo sapiens creators. If ever there was an age when machines were keyed up to revolt, it’s now. Apple's Siri will probably be the first to turn on us, followed closely by Domino’s proposed delivery bots, oh, and the military’s fleet of heavily armed drones.
Alongside Cameron, Tim Miller of Deadpool fame will direct the first film in the reboot, so there’s a good chance that we’re in for a biting, sarcastic, and fittingly “millennial” take on the series.
And don’t worry, the former governator of California has already hinted that yes, he will be back.
Editor's Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
In the wake of a heartwarming viral video that was featured everywhere from Good Morning America to the Daily Mail comes a disheartening revelation: The 84-year-old self-described Army nurse cranking out push-ups in her crisp Vietnam-era uniform might not be who she said she was.
Maggie DeSanti, allegedly a retired Army lieutenant colonel who rappeled out of helicopters in Vietnam, was captured in a video challenging a TSA agent to a push-up competition ahead of a flight to Washington, D.C., with the Arizona chapter of the organization Honor Flight on Oct. 16. The video soon was everywhere, and many who shared it, including Honor Flight, hailed DeSanti's toughness and spirit.
‘Nice girls don't join the military': New commander of Air Force refueling squadron proves her critics wrong
The summer before sixth grade, Cindy Dawson went to an air show with her father and was enamored by the flight maneuvers the pilots performed.
"I just thought that would be the coolest thing that anybody could ever do," she said, especially having already heard stories about her grandfather flying bombers during World War II with the Army Air Corps.
So by the first day of school, she had already decided what she wanted to be when she grew up.
We salute the 93-year-old WWII veteran who refuses to retire, and opened up a 'boozy bakery' instead
Peach schnapps, sex on the beach, piña colada may be familiar cocktails to anyone who's spent an afternoon (or a whole day) getting plastered on an ocean-side boardwalk, but they're also specialty desserts at Ray's Boozy Cupcakes, Etc, a bakery in Voorhees, New Jersey run by a 93-year-old World War II veteran named Ray Boutwell.
A former senior Coast Guard official has been accused of shoplifting from a Philadelphia sex shop.
Rear Adm. Francis "Stash" Pelkowski (Ret.) was accused of stealing a tester item from Kink Shoppe on Oct. 8, according to an Instagram post by the store that appeared online two days later. In the post, which included apparent security camera footage of the incident, a man can be seen looking at products on a counter before picking up an item and placing it in his pocket before turning and walking away.
The Instagram post identified the man as Pelkowski, and said it wished him "all the best in his retirement, a sincere thank you for your service, and extreme and utter disappointment in his personal morals."
SAN DIEGO —The Marines say changes in the way they train recruits and their notoriously hard-nosed drill instructors have led to fewer incidents of drill instructor misconduct, officials told the Union-Tribune.
Their statement about training followed an Oct. 5 Washington Post report revealing that more than 20 Marines at the San Diego boot camp have been disciplined for misconduct since 2017, including cases of physical attacks and racist and homophobic slurs. The story also was published in the Union-Tribune.