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Road To Hell Film Reviews Live: The Terminator & T2

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 Show Notes For Road To Hell Film Reviews Live: The Terminator & T2: Judgement Day

Nicky P & Danny With Road To Hell Film Reviews Live @ Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest 2022

Synopsis:

Where will the future of technology carry us? What fate will man make for himself? James Cameron’s classic two “Terminator” films force these two critical questions before his audience by painting a grim picture of what our future might be: A dystopian hell-scape ravaged by a war between the last straggling bands of humanity and the cold, calculating, and cruel robot overlords.

But the future is not set. The first battle of this apocalyptic war—the battle to determine whether or not the war ever even takes place—is waged not in the irradiated world of 2029, but some forty years earlier, in the unsuspecting and seemingly innocent 1980s and ‘90s. Causal chains often begin further back than most would think to look.

When the dictatorial AI discovers the identity of the human resistance’s leader, it sends a Terminator—an anthropomorphic killing machine—back in time to kill the hero’s mother before he can be born. But the humans confound the AI’s plan by sending back a lone agent to protect the young Sarah Connor. Together they destroy the Terminator, clearing the way for humanity’s savior, John Connor, to be born.

A decade later, two more Terminators arrive from the future. This time, the mission is to kill the child John Connor himself. However, while the one Terminator was sent to slay the boy, the other was reprogrammed by the humans and sent to save him. This Terminator, along with Sarah and John Connor, does battle against the super-advanced T-1000 Terminator to stop the rise of the AI and prevent the eventual nuclear destruction of the human race.

In this special episode of The Road To Hell Film Reviews Live, your hosts break down The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day in front of a live studio audience at the 2022 Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. The future role of AI in domestic and military affairs is discussed, as is the possibility of actual killer robots enslaving mankind. Plus, there are a number of sci-fi and technology tangents, and much, much more. You won’t want to miss this fun, fast-paced live episode!

Director: James Cameron (Both)

Writers: James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator); James Cameron & William Wisher (Terminator 2)

Stars:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger as “The Terminator”/“T-800” (Both)
  • Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor” (Both)
  • Michael Biehn as “Kyle Reese” (The Terminator)
  • Edward Furlong as “John Connor” (Terminator 2)
  • Robert Patrick as “T-1000” (Terminator 2)

Misc.:

The Story of Nowhere Podcast #20: “The Domesday Device”: https://storyofnowhere.com/domesday/

The Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History by Thomas Rid: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34068514-rise-of-the-machines

“James Cameron’s Evolving, Veiled Take on the Military-Industrial Complex” – BigThink: https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/james-camerons-evolving-veiled-take-on-the-military-industrial-complex/

“Norbert Wiener Invents Cybernetics” – Living Internet: https://livinginternet.com/i/ii_wiener.htm

The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society by Norbert Wiener: https://monoskop.org/File:Wiener_Norbert_The_Human_Use_of_Human_Beings_1989.pdf

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