For the Adherent of Pop Culture
Battlestar Galactica ] Buckaroo Banzai ] Cliffhangers! ] Earth 2 ] The Expendables ] Firefly/Serenity ] Galaxy Quest ] Jurassic Park ] Land of the Lost ] Lost in Space ] The Mummy/The Scorpion King ] The Prisoner ] Star Trek ] Terminator ] The Thing ] Total Recall ] Tron ] Twin Peaks ] UFO ] V the series ] Valley of the Dinosaurs ] PopApostle Home ] Links ] Privacy ]

THE TERMINATOR
Episode Studies
Various timelines spun off from Salvation
     Like us on Facebook, where you'll see notifications every time a new study or review is posted on PopApostle!



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 S-1
Timeline S-1 includes the events of Timeline ROTM-1 and goes beyond it to include the events of Terminator Salvation and tie-ins leading up to, and following, 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.

Terminator: Heralds of the Rise Terminator: Rise of the Machines Terminator: Peace and War Terminator: Machinima Terminator: Faith
"Heralds of the Rise" Rise of the Machines Peace and War Machinima Faith
Preludes of the
Rise of the Machines
Video Game and Terminator 3 #3 comic book
Movie Novel Web series Terminator Salvation
Video game
In 2032, a T-850 Terminator has been reprogrammed by the resistance with a very special mission. Skynet sends a new type of Terminator into the past to kill John Connor's future officers in the war. A Russian submarine captain laments his actions on Judgment Day and seeks a road to the future. A hacker referred to as the Ghost inadvertently discovers a method of disrupting Skynet's signals. John Connor risks his life against Skynet to rescue a stranded resistance unit.

Terminator: From the Ashes Terminator: Sand in the Gears (Part 1) Terminator: Sand in the Gears (Part 2) Terminator: Sand in the Gears (Part 3) Terminator: Sand in the Gears (Part 4)
From the Ashes "Sand in the Gears"
Part 1
"Sand in the Gears"
Part 2
"Sand in the Gears"
Part 3
"Sand in the Gears"
Part 4
Novel Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel #1 (IDW) Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel #2 (IDW) Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel #3 (IDW) Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel #4 (IDW)
John Connor assembles his team for a daring raid against Skynet and draws the attention of the higher echelons of the resistance. The resistance prepares to take out a Skynet uranium mine in Niger, Africa. Jackson finally agrees to aid the Resistance in order to avenge his family's death at the hands of Skynet. The resistance raid against the Skynet uranium mine begins. The coordinated resistance raids come to their fateful conclusions.
 

Terminator: Cold War Terminator: Salvation Terminator: Trial by Fire Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 1) Terminator: The Final Battle (Paart 2)
Cold War Salvation Trial by Fire "The Final Battle"
Part 1
"The Final Battle"
Part 2
Novel Movie Novel Terminator: The Final Battle #1
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #2
(Dark Horse)
A Resistance leader in Alaska, inspired by the radio broadcasts of John Connor, strikes repeatedly at Skynet targets. A Death Row inmate of 2003 wakes up in 2018 just as the Resistance is about to launch a major strike against Skynet. Skynet makes a couple of bold plays after its defeat in San Francisco. After the execution of Marcus Wright in 2003, events are set in motion. In 2003, Dr. Kogan's work on the future continues; in 2029, John Connor leads his forces into the final battle against Skynet.

Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 3) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 4) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 5) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 6) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 7)
"The Final Battle"
Part 3
"The Final Battle"
Part 4
The Final Battle
Part 5
"The Final Battle"
Part 6
"The Final Battle"
Part 7
Terminator: The Final Battle #3
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #4
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #5
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #6
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #7
(Dark Horse)
The Terminators and Simon chase Parnell for different reasons. Dr. Kogan explains Skynet's plan to the serial killer, Parnell. Parnell instigates slaughter on the battlefield in the name of Skynet while John Connor and his team take control of the time door. Parnell begins to challenge Skynet's authority on its own turf. The return of Marcus Wright!

Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 8) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 9) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 10) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 11) Terminator: The Final Battle (Part 12)
The Final Battle
Part 8
"The Final Battle"
Part 9
The Final Battle
Part 10
"The Final Battle"
Part 11
"The Final Battle"
Part 12
Terminator: The Final Battle #8
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #9
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #10
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #11
(Dark Horse)
Terminator: The Final Battle #12
(Dark Horse)
Simon's showdown with Parnell and the Terminators in 2003! The Resistance is forced to retreat from its defeat of Skynet, but John Connor has a new plan. John and Marcus instigate a desperate plan against Parnell...with the aid of Skynet! John Connor takes a shocking gamble in order to bring down Parnell. The final judgment on man and machine!