TV Episode | TV-14 | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
While Derek Reese is recovering from his wounds, Cameron tries to recover the missing cyborg hand to ensure all remnants of the Terminator have been destroyed. Sarah learns that it is now ... See full summary »
After The Terminator (1984) was released, Harlan Ellison threatened to sue Hemdale, the production company, for plagiarizing two The Outer Limits (1963) episodes he wrote. The Outer Limits: Soldier (1964) (loosely adapted from his short story "Soldier From Tomorrow") dealt with a human soldier from the future accidentally sent back to our time along with his equally human enemy. The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand (1964) has a robot sent back in time to preserve mankind when (in the future) Earth is conquered by aliens. Both of these narratives deal with future soldiers sent back to our times. But the idea of a genocidal war between humans and machines with robotic soldiers made to pass as human can be traced to Philip K. Dick's short story "2nd Variety".
Look, John, what can happen to a person inside four walls... screws with your head; makes you do things you never thought you'd do.
John Connor: Some people never give up. Some people always fight.
Derek Reese: Fewer than you think.
In the first video of Sarah Connor that Agent Ellison watches, as Sarah ransacks her cell, the sink/toilet gets pushed around, indicating that it's clearly just a prop and not hooked up to any actual plumbing.