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THE TERMINATOR
Episode Studies
Various timelines spun off from Judgment Day
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In preparation for the upcoming Terminator rebooted movie series (scheduled for a 2015 start date), I am re-watching the original film franchise, as well as the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series, and reading the various novels and comic books based on the franchise. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the time travel conundrums, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs, and my own musings. I'll be presenting them in several different timelines/chronologies since the time travel elements wind up creating several different, parallel Terminator universes, in my estimation of the chronological/universe order each story takes place.

 


TIMELINE JD-1
Timeline JD-1 includes the events of Timeline TT-2 and goes beyond it to include the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, after which the timeline simply continues through what we know of the future from that film.
Terminator: Judgment Day
"All My Futures Past"
Part 1
"All My Futures Past"
Part 2
The Terminator "One Shot" Judgment Day
Terminator: All My Futures Past #1 (NOW) Terminator: All My Futures Past #2 (NOW) Movie Terminator: One Shot
(Dark Horse)
Movie
The year is 2029. As the human resistance battles the machine soldiers of Skynet, a lone pilot crash lands and hands off vital information that must be delivered to resistance leader John Connor in Los Angeles...or the war may be lost! John Connor sends Kyle Reese's unit to stop Skynet's time travel experiment. Two enemy soldiers of 2029 are sent back in time to 1984 to murder/protect the mother of humanity's savior. A fourth Sarah Connor in Los Angeles is tracked by a second Terminator. Another 101 model Terminator is sent back in time...by John Connor to protect his own younger self.

TIMELINE JD-2
Timeline JD-2 includes the events of Timeline JD-1 and goes beyond it to include the events of the two Malibu Comics mini-series Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn, taking place immediately after Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight, taking place in 2029 and detailing how John Connor won the war, with some help from his friends.
Terminator: Judgment Day
"All My Futures Past"
Part 1
"All My Futures Past"
Part 2
The Terminator "One Shot" Judgment Day
Terminator: All My Futures Past #1 (NOW) Terminator: All My Futures Past #2 (NOW) Movie Terminator: One Shot
(Dark Horse)
Movie
The year is 2029. As the human resistance battles the machine soldiers of Skynet, a lone pilot crash lands and hands off vital information that must be delivered to resistance leader John Connor in Los Angeles...or the war may be lost! John Connor sends Kyle Reese's unit to stop Skynet's time travel experiment. Two enemy soldiers of 2029 are sent back in time to 1984 to murder/protect the mother of humanity's savior. A fourth Sarah Connor in Los Angeles is tracked by a second Terminator. Another 101 model Terminator is sent back in time...by John Connor to protect his own younger self.

Terminator: Lost and Found Terminator: Search Mode Terminator: Judgment Impaired Terminator: Genesis & Revelations Terminator: No Fate
"Lost & Found" "Search Mode" "Judgment Impaired" Genesis & Revelations "No Fate"
Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn #1
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn #2
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn
#3
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn #4
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn #0
(Malibu)
Sarah and John flee the city to reunite with the Salceda family, wondering if they've seen the defeat of Skynet; meanwhile, several different parties investigate the events at the steel mill. Miles Dyson's wife and children are drawn into the present war. Sarah and John face off against another T-800 as the present war escalates. Sarah makes an offer to the feds. Sarah and John have separate showdowns with Terminators.

Terminator: Warchild Terminator: Suicide Mission Terminator: Dead Men Walking Terminator: Father's Day Terminator: The Programming of Fate
"Warchild" "Suicide Mission" "Dead Men Walking" "Father's Day" "The Programming of Fate"
Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight #1
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight #2
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight #3
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight #4
(Malibu)
Terminator 2: Nuclear Twilight #5
(Malibu)
In the year 2029, John Connor must determine how he is to save humanity as foretold by his own father in 1984. The resistance intercepts a Skynet transmission suggesting that a time travel attempt has just been made. John Connor and Danny Dyson finally put into action a plan over 30 years in the making. John Connor leads his troops to victory over Skynet...or does he? Having sent Reese back to 1984, John Connor has one more task to perform after the fall of Skynet.

TIMELINE JD-3
Timeline JD-3 includes the events of Timeline JD-1 and goes beyond it to include the events of The New John Connor Chronicles trilogy of books and its follow-up novel Hour of the Wolf
Terminator: Judgment Day
"All My Futures Past"
Part 1
"All My Futures Past"
Part 2
The Terminator "One Shot" Judgment Day
Terminator: All My Futures Past #1 (NOW) Terminator: All My Futures Past #2 (NOW) Movie Terminator: One Shot
(Dark Horse)
Movie
The year is 2029. As the human resistance battles the machine soldiers of Skynet, a lone pilot crash lands and hands off vital information that must be delivered to resistance leader John Connor in Los Angeles...or the war may be lost! John Connor sends Kyle Reese's unit to stop Skynet's time travel experiment. Two enemy soldiers of 2029 are sent back in time to 1984 to murder/protect the mother of humanity's savior. A fourth Sarah Connor in Los Angeles is tracked by a second Terminator. Another 101 model Terminator is sent back in time...by John Connor to protect his own younger self.

Terminator: Dark Futures Terminator: An Evil Hour Terminator: Times of Trouble Terminator: Hour of the Wolf  
Dark Futures An Evil Hour Times of Trouble Hour of the Wolf  
The New John Connor Chronicles
Book 1
The New John Connor Chronicles
Book 2
The New John Connor Chronicles
Book 3
Novel
After the foretold date of Judgment Day passes without incident, Sarah and John begin to think they can move on with their lives. But the universe is not that simple. From 2029, John Connor sends an Eve Terminator back in time to seek help from his own younger self. John Connor fights to save all the known timelines from the threat of Skynet. Skynet's agents from future alternate timelines continue to aid Cyberdyne in its attempts to bring Skynet to life in the present.  

TIMELINE JD-4
Timeline JD-4 includes the events of Timeline JD-1 and goes beyond it to include the events of the T2 Trilogy series of books.
Terminator: Judgment Day
"All My Futures Past"
Part 1
"All My Futures Past"
Part 2
The Terminator "One Shot" Judgment Day
Terminator: All My Futures Past #1 (NOW) Terminator: All My Futures Past #2 (NOW) Movie Terminator: One Shot
(Dark Horse)
Movie
The year is 2029. As the human resistance battles the machine soldiers of Skynet, a lone pilot crash lands and hands off vital information that must be delivered to resistance leader John Connor in Los Angeles...or the war may be lost! John Connor sends Kyle Reese's unit to stop Skynet's time travel experiment. Two enemy soldiers of 2029 are sent back in time to 1984 to murder/protect the mother of humanity's savior. A fourth Sarah Connor in Los Angeles is tracked by a second Terminator. Another 101 model Terminator is sent back in time...by John Connor to protect his own younger self.

Terminator: Infiltrator Terminator: Rising Storm Terminator: The Future War    
Infiltrator Rising Storm The Future War    
Novel Novel Novel
Skynet sends a mostly-human Infiltrator back in time to ensure its construction. Young John Connor begins building a network of contacts who will aid in preventing the rise of Skynet or, barring that, in the future war to come. Learn how John Connor fought the war against the machines, from Alaska in 2003 to the time travel chamber in 2029.