I have not been a big fan of James Cameron’s latest films (I tried soooo hard to like Avatar. I really did! But, after three failed attempts at trying to watch the movie without falling asleep, I have called it quits.) but I remain a huge dorkus over his earlier masterpieces. Aliens. The Abyss. And who can forget The Terminator and Terminator 2?
Well, any true fan of the Terminator franchise is familiar with Judgment Day. The day when the machines rise up against humans. The day when computers try to take over the planet. The beginning of the War Against the Machines.
There are actually three dates given for Judgment Day in the Terminator franchise:
- According to Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Judgment Day is August 29, 1997.
- But thanks to the hard work of Sarah and John Connor, Judgment Day is pushed to July 24, 2004 in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles gives the date as April 21, 2011 due to their attack on Cyberdyne Systems in T2
And since the first two dates have passed without a peep…
Today — April 21, 2011 — remains the last Judgment Day.
According to The Sarah Connor Chronicles Skynet became self-aware two nights ago, on April 19th, 2011, at 8:11pm. And two days later — today — Skynet launches its first missiles in a declaration of war.
I can practically hear the ominous-yet-exciting theme song from T2 playing in the background, can’t you?
To educate yourself on Skynet in preparation for the war, go check out Skynet on Wikipedia (which may or may not have written itself).
And if Judgment Day does happen, it was great knowing you all.
P.S. — Here’s what James Cameron has to say about Judgment Day: