New Terminator Trilogy Confirmed

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In My Humble Opinion:  The original Terminator is one of the best science fiction films ever (maybe even THE best).  It was followed by Terminator 2: Judgement Day  which could be argued as one of those, “the sequel’s better than the original” movies…you know what I’m talking about, Godfather 1 or 2, Alien or Aliens, etc.   Anyway, after Terminator 2: Judgement Day…the franchise started to implode.  Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was lackluster.  Arnold was starting to show his age and the plotline (Terminator sent back in time to kill John Connor’s Lieutenants?) just seemed ridiculous.  Not to mention; how could you ever create a bad Terminator that could top Robert Patrick’s T-1000?  Short answer, you couldn’t.  A reboot was attempted with Terminator Salvation that excited me because the audience  was finally going to see the Future War Against The Machines.  Unfortunately the elaborate and exciting world that James Cameron had created through flashbacks in the first two movies was completely different and frankly, extremely underwhelming.  I mean really, you can’t have a War Against The Machines and not have the Plasma Rifle in the 40-Watt Range am I right?  Oh yeah, and there was that little Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles show that only lasted 31 episodes. 

But if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.  It was recently announced that a new Terminator film is going to be released on June 26, 2015.  The new film, simply called Terminator is the first feature in a planned trilogy.  And to those of you that are curious, yes Ah-Nuld has confirmed that he will return as a Terminator (how involved his character will be is still unknown)  Personally, and consider this a plea, I’d like to see the studio bring back Michael Biehn and cast him as the future leader John Connor.  I mean if Michael Biehn’s character Kyle Reese is supposed to be John Connor’s father, you won’t be able to cast a better actor when it comes to family resemblance.


Yeah I Geeked Out With Michael Biehn

Me_and_Michael_Biehn  I look a little flushed, can you tell I was nervous?

In My Humble Opinion: Michael Biehn is forever etched in my memory as one of the best action stars of the 80’s.  My geekiness stretches to extremes on a few subjects, there’s no argument there.  I mean I could go into how much I love Star Wars and still have fond memories of sitting down as a child with my bowl of Count Chocula cereal and watching Return of the Jedi; which remains my favorite movie of the entire franchise.  However, that seems a little too easy an example of my “geekiness” so I would rather share the story of when I met one of my favorite stars of the 80’s…Mr. Michael Biehn.  Two of my favorite movies growing up were Aliens and The Terminator.  I mean, who can honestly say they never played outside and pretended they were trying to evade Xenomorphs on LV-426 or rebelling against Skynet in the war against the machines (I’m still hoping a Plasma Rifle in the 40-watt range will be released in my lifetime).  To this day, Sergeant Kyle Reese and Corporal Dwayne Hicks remain two of my favorite characters, not just from the 80’s but of all time!  I got to meet Mr. Biehn at a Horror movie convention where he was promoting his new movie The Victim (I think he was little hung-over, but I didn’t care).  I was so star struck that I couldn’t even think of anything to say when he asked how he should inscribe my Corporal Hicks action figure (yeah I collect various action figures okay!)  Luckily he still had the capacity to come up with, “Sean, Stay Frosty…Michael Biehn.”  Needless to say it was awesome meeting him and will remain one of those moments I will always remember whenever Aliens or The Terminator comes on television.