Ya know, it’s kind of strange that for a supposedly ultra-intelligent AI, SkyNet only has one trick in its basket of tricks. Its solution to every problem is to have someone killed. Seriously, SkyNet? No negotiation? No going back in time and subtly changing circumstances so we can all just get along? No sending a super-advanced virus back to a bank’s computer to generate a huge payoff to someone to not try to disconnect SkyNet?
I guess when your only tool is time-traveling assassin-bots, every problem looks like John Connor.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
800 series Terminator: I am a friend of the chicken. I was told that it’s here; can I see it please?
Police officer: No, you can’t see it.
800 series Terminator: Where is the chicken now?
Police officer: Look, the chicken just crossed the road, so it may be a while. There’s a bench over there if you want to wait.
800 series Terminator: I’ll be back.
T-1000: Are you the legal guardian of the chicken?
Janelle Voight: Yeah, that’s right, officer. What’s it done this time?
T-1000: I just need to ask it a few questions. May I speak with it please?
Janelle: You could if it were here. It took off on its bike about an hour ago, headed across the road.
T-1000: Do you have a photograph of the chicken?
Janelle: Sure. (Reaches back into the house.) Here.
T-1000: It’s a fine-looking piece of poultry. Do you mind if I keep this photograph?
Janelle: No, go ahead.
T-1000: Thanks for your cooperation.