Show Notes


Love and appreciation for the humans involved. James Cameron is amazing. Arnold, always our favorite. Linda Hamilton playing one of the most iconic characters in film. Robert Patrick doing the robot. James Cameron doing everything himself.


VFX and CG and the high shot counts for the time. The expense of CG and the appropriate use thereof. Budgets. Incredible animatronix! The value of high-quality practical FX from the 90s and how they hold up.

Ict hot stuntaz

Motorcycle jumping. Harley’s Fat Boy. Jumping into helicopters.


The Terminator series as a window into our concerns over technology in different decades. Computing miniaturization. Quantum stuff. Read-only Terminator modes, IRQ switching, and ro cassettes.


Terminator models and designs. Possible Billy Idol T-1000, or Kyle Reese-bots. T-1000 shiny grey goo nanite flow robot.

Liquid Nitrogen

Pork chop sandwiches! Inert gas asphyxiation. Steam barriers, sugar work, and dipping your hand into hot lead.


  • Terminator 2: iTunes | Amazon
  • T2 Stunt Trailer by Peter Kent: YouTube
  • The Forgotten Art of Blockbuster Cinema by Mike Hill: YouTube
  • archnol schwarzenegger, 
  • liquid nitrogen, 
  • man versus machine, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • skynet, 
  • technology, 
  • terminator, 
  • time travel, 
  • vfx