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 4:46pm 3/25/15 4:46pm

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 1:39pm 2/18/15 1:39pm

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 1:54pm 1/29/15 1:54pm

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 6:32pm 12/04/14 6:32pm

I'll Be Back: The First Trailer for Terminator Genisys Is Here

Paramount Pictures just released the first full trailer for the still awkwardly named Terminator Genisys, and it's got all the explosions, time-traveling, robots, and Arnold Schwarzenegger action you could ask for. » 12/04/14 1:50pm 12/04/14 1:50pm

Seven things you probably didn't know about Terminator

Cinefix has seven more things you probably didn't know about the Terminator movies. The most surprising is that they had to dub John Connor's voice for half of Terminator 2 because Edward Furlong—the actor who played him—grew some pubic hair and his voice changed during filming. » 11/03/14 8:41pm 11/03/14 8:41pm

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 4:39pm 5/07/14 4:39pm

Somebody please make this Batman vs Terminator into a movie ASAP

Geniuses created a robot that plays Flappy Bird better than humans

Suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. But do you know how you could outsmart Flappy Bird? By building a Flappy Bird terminator. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot who basically kicks ass at Flappy Bird.… » 2/25/14 8:30pm 2/25/14 8:30pm

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

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Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 6:10pm 1/31/14 6:10pm

On Site at the Machine Olympics of DARPA's Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, kicked off today at the Homestead-Miami Speedway about 30 miles south of Miami. A total of sixteen teams from around the world are here to challenge each other today and tomorrow in timed trials, and to compete for funding from DARPA, the Pentagon's mad science arm. A seventeenth… » 12/20/13 2:37pm 12/20/13 2:37pm

Book that Doomsday Bunker...DARPA Holds Contest for Real-Life Skynet

Allow us to recommend a few good bomb shelters, missile silos, and doomsday timeshares, because DARPA, the advanced defence arm of the US government, has just offered a two million dollar prize for the creation of the real-life Skynet. Uh oh. » 11/06/13 10:22pm 11/06/13 10:22pm

Scientists Made a "Terminator" Polymer That Can Heal Itself Like Magic

We might not be able to build a liquid metal T-1000 killing machine yet, but we just took a huge step towards building a plastic one. Scientists have managed to develop a new polymer that—when cut in half—can heal all by itself. Pretty awesome trick. » 9/14/13 1:04pm 9/14/13 1:04pm

T-600 Is Menacing Even When You Can See Puppeteers Moving It

Stan Winston Schools has released other behind the scenes footage of the T-600 puppet from Terminator Salvation, but this gives a clearer sense of how the animatronics evolved and how important the materials are in any puppet. If it's not lightweight, but with the stability and feel of whatever it's representing, it… » 9/01/13 7:12pm 9/01/13 7:12pm

The Terminator 3 Effects Team Basically Built Real Robot Assassins

Sometimes when you need a Terminator, a crazy puppet backpack will do. Sometimes, you've just gotta go a little further. And when it came to Terminator 3, the effects team took the second option and basically built actually Terminators. Almost. » 8/17/13 7:00pm 8/17/13 7:00pm

T-600 Is a Fantastic Backpack for Exterminating Mankind

T-600 is neither your average puppet nor your average backpack, but this quick little clip from Stan Winston Schools shows that he's pretty impressive for both. Who said puppets had to be cute? [Stan Winston School] » 6/29/13 9:00pm 6/29/13 9:00pm

A Full Scale Lego T-800 Terminator Sent Back In Time To Blow Our Minds

We wholeheartedly approve of this recent trend of perfect 1:1 scale Lego creations. First, it was the Lego X-Wing which tipped the scales as the largest Lego creation ever assembled. And now it's this smaller—though no less fantastic—full scale Lego T-800 Terminator model built by Martin Latta. » 5/30/13 1:27pm 5/30/13 1:27pm

52 Tons and Ten Guns: This Tank Killer Killer Makes it Rain Hell

Chechen fighters utterly pwned the Russian Federation's tanks during the Battle of Grozny, targeting the vehicles' thinly-armored roofs with RPGs from rooftop sniper nests. Russia's go-to anti-personnel armor at the time, the BMP-2, couldn't raise its turrets high enough to return fire. So, Russia began do develop an… » 6/25/12 11:30am 6/25/12 11:30am

Amazingly Detailed and Animated Terminator Busts Will Strike Fear In…

Starting with a rare vinyl model of the T-800 that was released in limited numbers after Terminator 2 hit theaters, Japanese artists at T-Studios create these wonderfully detailed chrome terminator busts, complete with light-up eyes and animated features. It's the perfect reminder that mankind's days are numbered. » 5/17/12 1:25pm 5/17/12 1:25pm

Your Next Phone Might Be Fuelled by Liquid Metal, More Like Terminator

This week rumours have circulated about HTC launching a blisteringly quick 2.5GHz quad-core phone. But that will soon seem paltry, when our mobile devices are fuelled by liquid metal. » 11/17/11 5:00am 11/17/11 5:00am