Watching the Terminator(1984) the other night, I got to thinking, after the T1 finished eliminating all 3 Sarah Conner's, what was next for him, not like he can go back?
^^ Uh.. what? He's the TERMINATOR. Wtf does he care about being found out. He's not the second T-800 re-programed by the human race, this one is programmed to destroy the human race. While true his tech could arguably be used against Skynet if its left in the 80s, but it doesn't seem like this one was programmed to be that smart. It's mission was purely to kill. After the primary mission is complete, he'll move on to the secondary mission, which is to destroy all humans. He'll take on the 80s all by himself until his last drop of energy, just like how he still tries to choke-a-bitch under the machine-squashing thingy.
Cannot self terminate, but can certainly carry out actions that directly lead to its termination if programming dictates.
T-800 asked to be lowered into molten steel.
T-850 blew itself up with a hydrogen fuel cell in order to progress towards completing a mission.
I-950 contained a bomb and was programmed to blow it up in close proximity to a target, thus terminating itself in the process.
If a terminator is programmed with a mission that entails it being terminated, then so be it.
if he wasn't blown up and crushed then skynet wouldn't have had a chip to make it go self aware.
also in the original script he was looking for the scar that Sarah had on her leg. From when he got pipe hip bombed and a piece of him injured Sarah.
for a while, this was my favorite movie of all time.
Yeah, I thought the TV show answered this pretty well. They basically put themselves in safe locations and then went into hibernation mode. I also liked the one that took a wrong turn in Albuquerque and wound up in the 1920s.
Every time I watch my Blu Ray copy of The Terminator, I wish they would give the film to Industrial Light & Magic to ditch the stop motion metal terminator in the climax of the movie and splice in a CGI version. The rest of the movie holds up very well. Dirt bikes, Harleys, and 18-wheelers never look dated.