Terminator 2

Work Title: Terminator 2
Medium: Film
Episode Title:
Year: 1991
Writer(s): James Cameron
"Original" Writer: Yes Writer(s): William Wisher Jr.
"Original" Writer: Yes Own work?: No


from imdb.com In the year 2029, a computer called Skynet is fighting against a human resistance, after having nearly destroyed the rest of humanity in 1997. Skynet has found a way to send some of it's warriors, called Terminators, back in time. This is the story of the Terminator sent to kill the resistance leader in 1995, while he is still a child. The resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator back to 1995 to protect the young man. The question is, can they survive against the new prototype liquid metal Terminator while preventing the creation of Skynet? Summary written by Anonymous

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Era/Year of Portrayal: present_day

Distinctive characteristics of the world in portrayal:

Present day 1991


  • Name of portrayed presence-evoking technology: T - 1000
  • Description of the technology: The T-1000 termitor appears as a normal man. However, he is made of a liquid metal and can alter his shape into any form. Bullets cannot kill him - metal just absorbs into his body mass. He is frighteningly real. He is a trained killer, with one mission - to killl.
  • Nature of task or activity: People interact with the T-1000 as if he was a man. However, most people are running from him - he wants to kill.
  • Performance of the Technology: Works well.
  • Description of creator(s): unknown - but probably related to the govermental military industry.
  • Major goal(s) of creator(s): to kill and fight wars.
  • Description of users of technology: Sarah Conner and John Connor spend most of the movie running from the T-1000. They are white and revolutionaries. But, all sorts of people interact with the T-1000.
  • Type(s) of presence experience in the portrayal: social_presence
  • Description of presence experience: Terrifying. The T-1000 was bent on killing the Conners.
  • User awareness of technology during experience: the main characters are aware - bystanders are not.
  • Valence of experience: unpleasant
  • Specific responses: the noteworthy responses are increased knowledge of the future and technology, as well as bravery and fear.
Long-term consequences:

the t-1000 is destroyed - the Conners live to continue the fight.


Coder name: Amanda Scheiner
Coder email: amandags@temple.edu
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