The time line for Terminator 4 plops John Connor in the year of 2018, in between Judgment Day and the eventual triumph of the human race in 2029. When you start to wrap your head around the many timelines of the Terminators, it's easy to get them confused. For example, the original Terminator includes robot-sniffing dogs and rat-eating people, while T3 features Nick Stahl (easily as disgusting). Click through for a video round-up of all of the possible Terminator futures and voice your vote on the best doomed world of the future.
The most humanized of the Terminator futures. In a Kyle Reese future-flashback we see a sad world populated by filthy children, yeach. This end-of-days future puts a face on the chaos.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2 has a sexy scar-face John Connor and brings us a better look at the laser guns that were only hinted at in the original. This is puppetry Stan Winston style at it's best. Especially the legless-bot that is writhing around in the trash.
Terminator 2: Alternate Future
Another ending to Terminator 2 had John Connor as a big-time politico, and Linda in old-lady-face.
Terminator 3: The Rise Of The Machines
The debut of a super sad looking, balding John Connor. Sorry, that man does not save humanity. And also, whoa party foul. No leader of men would waste a perfectly good beer like that.