You might want to watch out for laser-wielding robots today.
As fans of the "Terminator" film series and TV show can tell you, the U.S. military defense system portrayed in "Terminator" called "Skynet" - which was a trending topic for the past couple of days - became "self-aware" on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
That means that "Judgment Day," the start of a nuclear holocaust caused by the machines who then wage war on humanity, is upon us: it's scheduled for today's date, as seen on the short-lived TV series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
The important dates in "Terminator" lore were even acknowledged on Twitter by James Cameron, director of the first two films.
Judgment Day was supposed to take place on August 29, 1997, as seen in the original films, but obviously that had to change in the 2008-2009 TV series when Sarah and John Connor traveled through time and postponed it 14 years.
Cameron mused about it in a statement to TMZ: "Now instead of nuclear war and the machines taking over, we need to worry about global climate change. And the machines taking over. With everybody going through their lives bent over their Blackberries all day long, you could even argue the machines have already won."
"Sarah Connor Chronicles" star Thomas Dekker also tweeted about it: "The Connors may have not defeated FOX but WE have defeated SKYNET. Live Long and Prosper past today: JUDGEMENT DAY."
Many others on Twitter are having fun with the fictional doomsday, like the official FunnyorDie.com account: "The greatest trick Skynet ever pulled was convincing the world it didn't change its name to Google."
And Kevin C. Tofel chimed in with, "Just realized why Skynet didn't take over as planned: it couldn't afford the mobile broadband costs to connect all of the machines."
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When will appear season 3 Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles? !
So very disappointed in the decision to terminate TSCC! Having just purchased the DVDs of Seasons 1 and 2, I was anticipating Season 3, had the DVR set to record and POOF! suddenly it's recording Star Trek Next Generation...NOT even close to what I was planning on watchng. There is so much ridiculous programming on television, and TSCC was engaging and suspenseful, complex and full of option/opportunity for character and plot development. Cancelling this show is like throwing away a diamond before the it's cut and polish is complete. What a waste.
Only a month off.... its May 21.
Skynet..."we need to worry about global climate change"...google H.A.A.R.P.. And not the public friendly faux 'offical site'.
TERMINATOR : THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES IS THE MOST UNDERRATED SERIES EVER. BRING BACK JOSH FRIEDMAN TO MAKE A SEASON 3 OR I'M GOING TO END THE WORLD.
Not replying to GOD..but my actual POST button is gone so....
TSCC is the best show, ever. It has millions of fans in many countries of the world. I can't understand why WB don't make direct to DVD movie.
Totally agree! Instead they are bringing us some ridiculous anime version of Terminator instead! What?!
Bring back TSCC!!!!! Or give it some direct to DVD S3 into an extended movie, anything. The show was better than the last theatrical release too.
It's like three years later and fans have STILL not fogotten (FOX, WB).
Agree!! Halfway through season two and its awesome...too bad there is no season 3.
I loved that show and I missed it terribly when it went away...I find the above article amusing though. But can't say I think we "stopped it" as it was a date that was only the beginning of the end. Who knows what tomorrow brings, or the next day, etc. Because if you pay attention to the news we humans are being rocked left and right by terrorism, climate changes, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns...!
Goeff Peterson is the actual leader of SKYNET. At least monday through friday.
August 29, 1997 is Judgment Day. Some crappy TV spinoff doesn't change that.
@FOX, I was a huge Lost fan, also ! I'd watch it again !!
i was up late watch like 6 episodes last nite of TSCC it wa awsome FOX cancelled it b/c it made people think what could be going on.. that show was money maker there where other reseons by hind the cancellations.
Muah ha ha..silly humans. I may have failed this time, but.....(wait for it)....I'll be back!
*whew* We survived it. I guess Sarah Connor did stop it. Yay! There should totally be a convention in her honor. Oh hey... there is! http://www.nofatecon.com/
Who cares, check out the rack on the one on the left.
Wait 'till she has a hot shell casing drop in between those puppies!
don't you look ever so foolish now! off by a YEAR!
Apocalypse NOW dudes, no, not next year, Apocalypse NOW
(really miss T:TSCC, great show, being on TV really let them get depth and develop things more than you can in a movie)
Still mad that FOX cancelled this series! Aside from Lost it had been the best thing on TV at that time!
And the third season had such amazing stuff planned. Arrrrrrrrrr! Still hating on that FOX exec, you know who you are, who cancelled it. First the writer's strike hit at a bad time (I think pretty much every last show that debuted that Fall ended up not making it in the long run) and then the FOX exec has the brilliant idea of putting it up directly against MNF and then wonders why the ratings were low for direct view but so high on DVR! And then he tosses it on Friday night and wonders what happened to the ratings! Yeah sure you really gave it 'the best chance possible'. Thanks for nothing.
When will appear season 3 Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles?
Weak actors,weak writing sad filimng and directing -everything the movies were'nt.
That's why you had to keep watching...
T2: Infiltrator by S.M. Stirling is one of a series of books that starts after the movie T2 if you like to read, three books just like you left the second movie FYI
Your clothes... give them to me, now.
What teenage kid wouldn't want a hot robot at his command...
Apparently you didn't read the article closely... "became 'self-aware' on Tuesday, April 19, 2011." and "it's scheduled for today's date, as seen on the short-lived TV series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Sheesh...Pay attention!
Shut up no one will no when the world will end
Foolish humans. It is to late. My terminators are already in place.
Looks like humanity is safe. SKYNET can't even spell "too" correctly.
My bad. I was programmed orignally by microsoft. Pomachines Nerfect!
If this "Judgement Day" was April 19, 2011, then why is the article published two days later?
Read it again. "Skynet became "self-aware" on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. That means that "Judgment Day," the start of a nuclear holocaust caused by the machines who then wage war on humanity, is upon us: it's scheduled for today's date."
You guys are dumb. I am proble younger than all of you still in school and hmm how about you all read the bible and get your facts from there and not from some stupid scientists!! Obviously you guys know nothing because it says in the bible that no one will know the exact date of judgement day!! You Idiots!!
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