Terminator: Genisys Reveals A Brand New Terminator

You got your evil cyborg T-800s with their metal skulls from the first Terminator movie, then you have the liquid metal T-1000s of Terminator 2 and 3. But this new Genisys TV spot appears to showcase a new Terminator model that young Sarah Connor and her elderly reprogrammed T-800 will have to deal with. » 3/27/15 11:35am Friday 11:35am

I Stared Into The Red Eye Of The T-800 On The Terminator: Genisys Set

I've been to the Terminator: Genisys set. I witnessed four hot, moderately exciting seconds of walking and talking, touched a time machine, and smelled the T-800 in the flesh. And this involved a lot of emotions balanced with a lot of speculation. Here's our complete set report. Some spoilers ahead. » 3/25/15 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

Yep, That Anti-Robot Protest At SXSW Was A Marketing Stunt [UPDATED]

When a group of plucky students organized a protest at SXSW against the rising threat of artificial intelligence, they got a ton of attention. Including interviews on NPR and the BBC. A grassroots anti-robot protest seemed almost too good to be true. And it's looking like maybe it was. [Updated!] » 3/16/15 1:30pm 3/16/15 1:30pm

Rumor: Naked Arnie Will Look "Like A Ken Doll" In Terminator Genisys

The new Terminator movie will give us another look at the iconic scene from the original film, where a naked killer robot arrives in the past to hunt down Sarah Connor. But now it appears as though we'll be seeing a lot more of Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger than we had in the past... but he won't be anatomically correct. » 2/25/15 1:07pm 2/25/15 1:07pm

Here's A Severed Terminator Head, Perfect For Your Mantlepiece

You can't deny it'd be a conversation starter every time your guests walked in to find the metallic skeleton-head of a giant killer robot staring back to them, its glowing red eyes boring into their very souls. I mean, what else would you use a Terminator's head for? » 2/19/15 2:30pm 2/19/15 2:30pm

10 Time Travel Books That Need To Be Movies Right Now (If Not Sooner)

Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Terminator 5 is coming soon. But as Predestination recently proved, the smartest movies about time warps are often based on literary sources. So here are 10 time-travel books that would make bloody amazing movies. » 2/18/15 10:28am 2/18/15 10:28am

Terminator Genisys Toys Reveal The Terminator's Time Machine 

Terminator Genisys does one thing that no other Terminator movie has done so far: reveal the actual time machine that zooms naked robots and humans back to the beginning of time. And now thanks to Mattel's Toy Fair booth we can get an even better look. » 2/15/15 5:04pm 2/15/15 5:04pm

Terminator: Genisys Still Looks Way Better Than It Has Any Right To

The Super Bowl commercial for Terminator: Genisys has come early, and like the last trailer, it looks way better than any movie that intentionally misspells "Genesis" should. On paper, it sounds so bad, but then I see the footage of the old Arnold vs. young Arnold Terminators, and I just get all giddy. » 1/29/15 9:40am 1/29/15 9:40am

What The 12 Monkeys Showrunner Learned From Writing For Terminator: SCC

Creating a TV show based on 12 Monkeys is a daunting prospect. There's the closed-ended movie storyline, plus all that twisty time-travel. Luckily, the showrunner of 12 Monkeys, Natalie Chaidez, was a writer for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She tells io9 what lessons from Terminator she brought to Monkeys. » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

Forget Skynet: How Person Of Interest Depicts A Realistic A.I. Uprising

Tons of science fiction stories have shown artificial intelligence turning against us — but Person of Interest has broken new ground in showing an A.I. takeover that most people don't even know is happening. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman tell io9 why their show's take on A.I. revolt is subtler than Skynet. » 1/13/15 1:19pm 1/13/15 1:19pm

Terminator: Genisys Should Just Admit How Screwed Up Its Timeline Is

Okay, this isn't an Honest Trailer for Terminator: Genisys — it's way too early for the HT guys to do their thing — but the Auralnauts have made a much more honest trailer for the upcoming movie, one that fully acknowledges how completely insane the Terminator timeline/s is/are/have become. It's grand. » 12/29/14 4:00pm 12/29/14 4:00pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am

A Mind-Blowing Explanation Of Existentialism In The Terminator Films

It's no accident that Sarah Connor's famous dictum that there is "No fate but what we make" closely resembles Jean-Paul Sartre's first principle of existentialism, that "Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself." As philosophy grad student Ro Smith explains in the above video (and accompanying essay),… » 12/15/14 5:30pm 12/15/14 5:30pm

Summer Glau Tells io9 About Her New Robot Best Friend, Jeff 1000

Summer Glau played one of our favorite robots in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Now she's starring in a new webseries, Jeff 1000, about a former industrial robot who wants to break into acting. Here's your exclusive first look at the trailer. Plus Glau told us what she would have done in T:SCC season three. » 12/10/14 10:52am 12/10/14 10:52am

Terminator Genisys Got Nike To Remake Kyle Reese's Sneakers

Remember the original Kyle Reese's (Michael Biehn) sweet, sweet Nike kicks from the first Terminator movie? Well good news, they'll be back. » 12/05/14 11:39am 12/05/14 11:39am

All The Details You Might Have Missed In The Terminator Genisys Trailer

The brand new Terminator Genisys trailer is out, and you're not going to believe all the insanity we found when we went through it frame by frame. Start up the HK-Aerials — we're going to the future, or past, or both, who knows? » 12/04/14 3:04pm 12/04/14 3:04pm

Terminator Genisys Trailer Blows Our Expectations Away

Here is the first, long look at the brand-new Terminator Genisys movie. Take a look at new face of Sarah Connor, a new John Connor and new Kyle Reese, but the Terminator remains the same. It's actually pretty fun. » 12/04/14 10:44am 12/04/14 10:44am

10 Nearly Perfect Movies, And What They Teach Us About Storytelling

Maybe there's no such thing as a perfect movie. It's usually enough of a miracle that a movie gets made. But every once in a while, a movie manages to tell a great story without a brush stroke noticeably out of place. Here are 10 nearly perfect movies, and what they teach us about storytelling. » 12/03/14 11:14am 12/03/14 11:14am

First Footage From Terminator: Genisys Brings Back A T-1000

Did you know that there is a T-1000 in the new Terminator: Genisys movie? The new Terminator: Genisys teaser trailer just revealed a face full of mimetic poly-alloy, which means the T-1000 is back. » 12/03/14 10:23am 12/03/14 10:23am

Terminator: Genisys Motion Poster Disintegrates An Endoskeleton

The new Terminator: Genisys Endoskeleton does its best "like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives" pose in this new motion poster. Warning: poster plays automatically. » 12/02/14 11:45am 12/02/14 11:45am