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Terminator Movies: A Promising Sci-Fi Horror Series of Robot Apocalypse

By Lydia | Follow twitter | Updated on October 8, 2022


Nearly each one of us has been blessed enough to watch the Terminator movies once in our lives. From giving us endoskeleton cyborg robots to giving us "Hasta La Vista Baby", the Terminator series has a lot to talk about.

Undoubtedly, Terminator is a well-deserved change in the life of both, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger,  including their millions of fans across the world.

Being ahead of its time, Terminator (1984) managed to rule the digital screens and the market even with a fairly low budget and theatrical screening.

Its success was so high that not only did it compel Cameron to release 5 sequels but also it created history by being one of the most talked-about films even after almost four decades.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) was the most expensive Terminator movie of the terminator series. It went on to earn four Academy Awards becoming the most-watched and most loved movie of the Terminator franchise.

Terminator toys and action figures flooded the markets after the release of Terminator, especially Terminator 2: Judgment Day and are still in demand from the collectors and the ardent fans of Terminators across the globe.


Terminator Series: From Inception to Date!

Terminator movies are one of the most loved sci-fi series that made the antagonist more popular than the protagonist. Of all the cyborg killers that ever existed, terminators have built a separate fan base.

Even released 38 years back, Terminator was way ahead of its time. Nobody back then ever thought that in the coming future it would give rise to:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyborgs
  • Neural networks
  • Robot revolution: Drones
  • Mimetic polyalloys
  • Liquid metal
  • Androids

Main Theme of Terminator: Plot Of The Movie!

Cyberdyne Systems created Skynet, an artificially intelligent system that developed self-awareness. The humans then tried to deactivate it, causing Skynet to repel with a nuclear attack posing a threat to humanity.

In the future, John Connor forms a human resistance chain to win over the Skynet machines including Terminators resulting in Skynet sending its models back in time to kill John before he is born to end the dominance of Skynet.

  • The Terminator: 1984
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day: 1991
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines: 2003
  • Terminator Salvation: 2009
  • Terminator Genisys: 2015
  • Terminator: Dark Fate: 2019

The Terminator movies are available on various digital platforms if you have missed any or if you are planning a revisit to the sci-fi era of cyborg assassination you can thank us later and pay a visit to these available OTT platforms:

  • Amazon Prime
  • Netflix
  • HBO Max
  • Hulu
  • Paramount Plus

The Terminator Cast: Bringing Virtual Reality to Life!

The Terminator cast played a huge role in making the movie a success across the globe.

The main cast of the Terminator franchise includes:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Terminator CDM 1
  • Michael Biehn: Kyle Reese
  • Linda Hamilton: Sarah Connor
  • Paul Winfield: Ed Traxler
  • Earl Boen: Silberman

Terminator 2 Cast

Apart from retaining Arnold, Linda, and Earl in the movie, Terminator 2 cast had some new faces introduced:

  • Edward Furlong: John Connor
  • Robert Patrick: T-1000
  • Castulo Guerra: Enrique Salceda
  • Joe Morton: Miles Dyson
  • Epatha Merkerson: Tarissa Dyson

Terminator 3 Cast

Arnold has also been a part of the Terminator 3 cast. While the other casts in the main roles include:

  • Nick Stahl: John Connor
  • Claire Danes: Kate Brewster
  • Kristanna Loken: T-X
  • David Andrews: Robert Brewster
  • Mark Famiglietti: Scott Petersen

Terminator Robot: The Infamous Cyborg Killers of All Times!

The Terminator robot is created by Cyberdyne Systems. It is a Cybernetic organism that consists of living male tissues over a robotic endoskeleton.

In the first, second, and sixth installment of the Terminator series, the Terminator is named Model 1 or T-800. While in Terminator 3, the model is named T-101. Of all the killer cyborgs that ever existed, T-800 has found massive popularity.

A comprehensive list of all the 12 Terminator robots featured across all the Terminator movies including the TV series, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles includes:

  • The T-800:

The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: Genisys, Terminator: Dark Fate

  • The T-1000:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator: Genisys

  • The T-X:

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

● T-101 (T-850 Series):

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

  • The T-1:

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

  • Cameron Phillips (T-900):

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

  • T-888:

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

● Catherine Weaver (T-1001):

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

● Marcus Wright (Series H):

Terminator: Salvation

● T-600/T-700/Moto-Terminator:

Terminator: Salvation

● John Connor (T-3000), T-5000:

Terminator: Genisys

● Rev-9:

Terminator: Dark Fate

Terminator T-800: The Most Sensational Cyborg Killer Ever!

Terminator T-800 is the first cyborg created by the artificial intelligence network, Skynet, as an infiltrator unit to infiltrate resistance. It was mass-produced by Skynet. It is the first Terminator in the series 8xx paving the way for T-850 and T-888 Terminators.


  • Creation Date: Between 2027 - 2029
  • Creator: Skynet
  • Model Name: Cyberdyne Systems Model1 (CSM 1)
  • Model Type: Cybernetic organism with a metal endoskeleton and the appearance of human
  • Creation Mission: Originally, Resistance infiltration. Later repurposed for time travel.
  • Height: 6 feet 2 inches
  • Weight: 400 lbs to 600 lbs
  • Endoskeleton: A combat chassis made up of triple-armor hyper-alloy controlled by a microprocessor
  • Head: A jack to plug a cable for receiving instructions from its master
  • Limbs: Clavicular trailing links, axial drive motors’ control
  • Joints: frictionless bearings
  • CPU: Endoskull contains a Neural net processor
  • Functional duration:120 years
  • Database:
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Advanced infiltration techniques
  • Soldier’s basic training program
  • Medical training for emergency
  • Sniper training
  • Other terminators’ detailed files
  • Abilities:
  • Detects targets from a distance
  • Analyses weather details with precision
  • Analyses human emotions
  • Analyses materials’ texture and temperature
  • Detects body language
  • Disguises himself as human
  • Replicates human speech pattern
  • Sweats, bleeds, and ages like a human
  • Uses optical sensors
  • Capable of tracking motions
  • Zooms the image for a better focus
  • Capable of clear night vision
  • Sense of injuries and self fixation
  • Combat abilities
  • Strengths:
  • Resistance to attacks
  • Finds and follows the target
  • Visibility accuracy: Zoom, night vision, infrared
  • Passive sensors enable a 360-degree view of surroundings
  • Integration with human society
  • Weaknesses:
  • Poses a threat from Intense explosions
  • Danger from plasma weapons
  • Depletion with age

Terminator Vault: Highlights of the Evolution of Terminator!

According to Cameron, the idea of Terminator was a dream come true. Quite literally.

It was only in Rome in 1981, when Cameron once dreamt of a chrome skeleton coming out from the burning flames. Without wasting much time Cameron sketched a rough image on a piece of hotel stationery only to release it on the theater screens 3 years later.

Cameron’s story for the Terminator movies was born out of fear. It was his childhood warnings, the nuclear holocaust, and the technological fear that inspired him to write Terminator.

The main aim behind the storyline of Terminator was the human beings losing humanity and falling prey to the technology becoming machines themselves in turn losing the feelings of compassion, kindness, and sympathy towards each other.

Initially, Cameron had come up with an idea of a 'flesh-covered endoskeleton'. That indeed was a game-changer in the sci-fi horror and the robot industry.

However,  Cameron wanted to create and develop a ‘believable robot’- an artificial existence without the need of a man. Cameron insisted on something more than a bodysuit to make the character look more convincing.

After the conception of a "C-3PO type suit", a wearable T-800 puppet was born and rose to shine.

From the integration of CGI characters at a lower level in the first installment to the use of full-fledged CGI and mercury to create the liquid metal man in the second installment of the Terminator movies, Cameron came a long way with the increased budget and the use of technology. To the audience's surprise, the third installment of the franchise introduced a female terminator.

Cameron had already envisioned the plot and technology of Terminator: Dark Fate in the 1980s. But by the time of the release of the remaining 3 installments, Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: Genisys, and Terminator: Dark Fate, Artificial Intelligence and technology had evolved enough bringing the humanoid Terminators closer to reality.

With the support of stop motion animations and Stan Winston Studios, Cameron could achieve what he always wanted to: perfection.

Terminator Costume: Go-To Halloween Costume!

Fortunately, Arnold disguised himself as a human, so you need not cosplay his endoskeleton look at the theme parties.

If you ever plan to have a Terminator costume for Halloween or fancy dress competitions, you can easily go with these items for yourself or your kids as well. And don’t forget to uplift your look with a whole lot of swag.

  • A black leather/ faux leather jacket
  • Black t-shirt
  • Black leather pants
  • Fingerless black motorcycle gloves
  • Black sunglasses
  • Balck boots
  • Toy shotgun
  • Soldier pads
  • I'll be back makeup kit

How to Craft Paper to Make Terminator T-800

If you are wondering about how to craft paper to make a Terminator T-800, you are at the right spot.

With the help of a few basic materials, even you can put your paper craft ideas to make terminator t 800 and other characters successfully.

  • Craft paper or regular A4 size paper sheet
  • Aluminium sheet
  • Cello tape
  • A pair of scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Marker

3D Paper Craft: Upgrading The Paper Craft Skills

Now you can give an upgrade to your craft paper texture ideas by uplifting your game a level higher. If you are interested in creating a terminator 800 for a 3D papercraft, you can simply try it out with these materials:

  • Craft paper sheets or a regular paper sheet
  • Aluminium foil
  • Razors
  • Marker
  • Bobby pins
  • LED clip lights
  • Plastic clothespins
  • Bottlecap
  • A thick spring
  • Hot glue gun
  • Gaff tape
  • Washers
  • Tweezers
  • Pencil
  • Wires or wire hangers
  • Eraser
  • Primer
  • Silver paint
  • Black paint
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrush

Paper Craft Templates

Now with the help of craft paper sheets, even you can make terminator t 800 toys and papercrafts. You can scroll to various websites to download the paper toy template to craft Terminator T-800 and other characters with either your kids or friends and family.

You can download Terminator t 800 templates and a papercraft book by Kodansha for the easy instructions to craft your Terminator T-800. It provides the complete guidelines to assemble it.

The various other websites that can assist you in crafting ideas with paper to make Terminator t 800 include:

  • Pinterest
  • My papercraft
  • Paper craft square
  • User content
  • Geeky gadgets
  • Spendlik paper models
  • Papercraft river
  • Instructables
  • Super coloring

After downloading the multiple PDFs to your devices you will need a PDF software such as SwifDoo PDF Reader that can open and print it.

With SwifDoo PDF software you can also edit your PDFs to fit your needs and arrange them in a systematic order.

Apart from the papercraft templates, you can also download the PDF of the book ‘Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind the Making of the Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day to munch on all the behind the scenes activities that went into making one of the 20th century’s most promising movie.

If you are an ardent fan of Terminator or a passionate collector, this book should surely hit your bookshelves or digital library asap for an on-the-go read.

Now you can form a library of your PDFs for Terminator T-800 and access it completely on your terms.

To Sum Up

Well, the thrill of Terminator movies is not ending anytime soon as fans can expect a sequel, Terminator 7, to be the final installment in the Terminator series.

Unsure of the release date, it could either be released in late 2022 or early to mid-2023. But fans can surely expect Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator to bid the right farewell to this sensational sci-fi series.

You can also speculate the introduction of a new cast whilst retaining some of the main cast from the previous terminator series.

Instead of a sci-fi genre, Terminator 7 can be on the horror side. Whatever the case may be we are sure you must be equally excited as us. Till then enjoy the previously released Terminator movies and indulge in some craft paper texture for the Terminator T-800 endoskeleton.

Until the release of Terminator 7, you can download and print the Terminator wallpaper, posters, and Terminator GIFs to feed your sci-fi adventure cravings. Want to know more about this, stay tuned to our News Center.



Lydia is now an English columnist working in SwifDoo PDF. She is willing to share her ideas and professional articles to help PDF users for problem-solving.

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