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NEWS: Netflix Reveals Terminator Zero Anime to Premiere Worldwide on August 29




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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 11:58 am Reply with quote
Honestly i really hope this actually turns out good cause the Terminator Franchise has been pretty much obliterated with how much of a disaster most of the stuff that was released after T2.
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residentgrigo



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 12:21 pm Reply with quote
Zack Whedon´s Terminator: 2029/1984 and J. Michael Straczynski´s Terminator Salvation: Final Battle, both by Dark Horse, are great comics worthy of animated adaptations and better than any T2 sequel. I don´t mind T3 or the show. Terminator: The Burning Earth from 1990 (!) is also worth a look but mostly due to being drawn by Alex Ross and predating any sequel. RoboCop Versus The Terminator by Frank Miller in his prime is also great but very much a Robocop story. These 4 are must-reads for fans.

There is far more bad and mediocre than good when it comes to Terminator tie-in media but the listed comics prove that you can do it right.
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Toneloak



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 12:54 pm Reply with quote
residentgrigo wrote:

Those are great recommendations but have you seen Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? It seems like that show should have been on your radar at some point. But it's a FOX show so don't expect a satisfying ending. It has some believable performances and pretty good special effects but it's a TV show so it's not reliant on SFX to tell a powerful story. For me, the dated SFX works well enough.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:10 pm Reply with quote
If the rights situation wasn’t a mess, I’d kind of like them to adapt Robocop vs Terminator, especially after Rogue City proved to be a hit. Then again that same company also made Terminator Resistance which was also well liked.

As for this, we’ll see. It’s a side-story, so it could be good or bad.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 1:54 pm Reply with quote
I think a Terminator Anime would have worked better back in the 80s or early 90s. A Kawajiri directed OVA or film.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 4:47 pm Reply with quote
MarshalBanana wrote:
I think a Terminator Anime would have worked better back in the 80s or early 90s. A Kawajiri directed OVA or film.


That would've been cool to see but sadly anime wasn't mainstream in the US at that time nor did any streaming service (since they didn't exist in the 80's/90's).

But back on topic, this is on my plan to watch list since I grew up watching T2: Judgement Day as a kid. Can't wait to see it.
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-Matthew-



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 5:42 pm Reply with quote
It would be interesting to watch.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2024 9:35 pm Reply with quote
I hope this turns out well and is a good use of the property.
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dmanatunga



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 11:47 am Reply with quote
Toneloak wrote:
residentgrigo wrote:

Those are great recommendations but have you seen Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles? It seems like that show should have been on your radar at some point. But it's a FOX show so don't expect a satisfying ending. It has some believable performances and pretty good special effects but it's a TV show so it's not reliant on SFX to tell a powerful story. For me, the dated SFX works well enough.


Sarah Connor Chronicles was great, but is saddled by the fact that it got cancelled after a huge cliffhanger.
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varmintx



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2024 10:44 pm Reply with quote
I still haven't watched Dark Fate. Genysis sucked so much that I can't seem to bring myself to watch anything Terminator related anymore.
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donhumberto



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 3:53 am Reply with quote
Awesome news! The timing couldn't be better as I'm currently rewatching GITS stand alone complex (1st gig) and I've been all the time wishing we had this kind of stuff more often than we do now (which, other than the occasional Psycho Pass project is pretty much never). Can't freaking wait to marathon this baby... Laughing
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Zoltan Kakler



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 4:09 am Reply with quote
varmintx wrote:
I still haven't watched Dark Fate. Genysis sucked so much that I can't seem to bring myself to watch anything Terminator related anymore.


Terminator was a great 2 movies and that's it.
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ChirashiD



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 3:07 am Reply with quote
I like how they seem to be keeping everything canon in terms of movie storyline but relevant to today in how AI's are actually competing in real life. 2022 may actually be our past but 1997 was the year in which the human vs machine war began because of AI. Back then we feared giving AI access to the Worldwide Web would bring chaos. Now AI is simply viewed as a type of consumer product (each with their own brands akin to shoe brands) indispensable to our online world.
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Rob19ny



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2024 3:19 am Reply with quote
Terminator hasn't been great after T2 and I don't expect this to be either. That said, IG is what expected to do a Terminator anime. I had one more studio in mind. Kudo directing this is a surprise.
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