Episode 79 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part I

Terminator might seem like an odd choice for the Tortured Masterworks, which tend to involve one central name as the core creator, and so while the Terminator changed hands several times over, I think its story is just too wild to ignore. This is a supreme case of a narrative hammered into shape by the commercial tendencies of the medium, tendencies that frequently bent space and time and resurrected characters and continue to do all sorts of dumb stuff just to put out the next installment. The moment you suggest that continuity can be broken, guarantee it’ll break. And the moment you suggest there’s a fictional world, 98% of the time you’ll see it again. … More Episode 79 – Tortured Masterworks VII: Terminator Part I

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11. The Terminator

Part noir, part horror, part cyberpunk, the film that put both Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron on the map to Hollywood god-dom was 1984’s The Terminator, a clever and precise scifi thriller with budget action and true art design. It may be more important as a historical piece, but as a movie, it’s highly effective … More 11. The Terminator