The Terminator (General) Homage Covers

The Pop Culture Cyborg Continues to Move & Inspire

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction film directed by James Cameron which topped the United States box office for two weeks and helped launch Cameron’s film career. The film received critical acclaim, with many praising its pacing, action scenes and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s performance, which helped solidify his film career as well. The Terminator‘s success led to a lucrative franchise consisting of five sequels (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, Terminator: Genisys and Terminator: Dark Fate), a television series, comic books, novels, video games, action figures and more. In 2008, The Terminator was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton, whose future son, John Connor, will one day save humanity from the machines and the AI it created in a post-apocalyptic future. Michael Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time like the Terminator to protect Connor from the Terminator. The screenplay is credited to Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd, while co-writer William Wisher Jr. received a credit for additional dialogue.

The Terminator, despite its age, continues to be a mainstay in pop culture, inviting homages and parodies, such as those gracing the comic books listed below.

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Sources: Wikipedia (The Terminator)