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Old 6th November 2009, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How would you have done away with a T-1000?

(Spoilers – for the two people out there who haven’t watched Terminator 2).

I’ve just watched T2 again and, although I loved it (definitely a top five all time film for me), you have to admit that it was a stoke of luck that they happened to drive into a plant full of boiling hot melting steel.

Anyway, luckily for humanity Arnie blasts the T-1000 off the gantry and he melts in the molten steel, thus preventing judgement day.

I was just wondering what other ways/places etc there were of doing away with a liquid metal nasty?

Also, it seems that Arnie’s T-800 was under orders to ‘self terminate’ once his mission was over. Again, lucky the boiling pit was there to aid this. What would he have done if it wasn’t? Maybe he could have blown himself up with one of those power cell things (see T3), but that would leave bits of him scattered about everywhere, meaning any old unscrupulous computer firm could find his chip and start a nuclear holocaust.

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Old 6th November 2009, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought he chose to self terminate because Sarah made him realise that he was a danger because he was the technology that they had just destroyed at the Skynet lab so he had to destroy himself so there was no risk of Judgement Day occurring.

I guess they could have dropped Arnie off into Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench a`la the Transformers movie.

As for the T-1000, no idea.
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Re: How would you have done away with a T-1000?

Crikey. That's a hard one.

I suppose that you could try and refreeze him. Wasn't there some suggestion that the T-1000 was starting to malfunction after his first thaw? Perhaps enough freeze/thaw cycles would do the job eventually.

Other than the heat, the only other thing i can think of would be a massive EMP pulse. But surely such technology would be hardened against this.
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Crikey. That's a hard one.

I suppose that you could try and refreeze him. Wasn't there some suggestion that the T-1000 was starting to malfunction after his first thaw? Perhaps enough freeze/thaw cycles would do the job eventually.
Yes, if you watch the extended version, they show him displaying signs of malfunctioning after his freezing bit. I suppose the trick would be to hope he's stupid enough to repeatedly chase you near a tank of liquid nitrogen then constantly chuck him in until he doesn't come out. Only then would he go the way of Robert Patrick's career.
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Re: How would you have done away with a T-1000?

Driving a truck with liquid nitrogen into a steel melting plant was a stroke of luck indeed.

No idea how you would destroy a T-1000. I suppose you could drive out onto water, and the T-1000 couldn't follow you until it found a plane or a boat, which could be destroyed with some effort.
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How about getting two small hairy-footed people to lure him deep into a rocky and desolate land, and drop him into a volcanic fissure?...



What d'you mean - it's been done?
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How about getting two small hairy-footed people to lure him deep into a rocky and desolate land, and drop him into a volcanic fissure?...

What d'you mean - it's been done?
Could the T-1000 morph into a Hobbit?

After all, a T-1000 is only a lump of metal that can move, not shrink as far as I know. If I saw a six foot Hobbit wandering down the street looking for John Connor, I'd be suspicious.
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Re: How would you have done away with a T-1000?

Interesting. For some reason, I've had dreams about destroying the T-1000.

My methods include mixing his polyalloy liquid with cement and sand, so he's actually mixed with concrete all through, or to freeze him, as in the movie, then use an oxyacetylene torch to weld the melted bits to other pieces of metal.

The above two would mix the purity of his polyalloy with other substances, in effect destroying him. But I've also had a dream of freezing him and then flushing bits of him down various toilets. This way, he can never get back together again.

I wonder if there's something Freudian about these dreams.
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Re: How would you have done away with a T-1000?

Is it established that he is made of steel? If it is then given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass eventually converts entirely to rust and disintegrates. The corrosion rate can be increased in salty water and acid conditions. You could never hold him for sufficient time though, so it was lucky that they happened by that steel plant.
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I wonder if there's something Freudian about these dreams.
There was definitely something pretty phallic about the shape the T-1000 made as it squeezed its way through the hole in the helicopter’s window
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I'd talk it to death the way Kirk always eliminates dangerous robots. (Nomad, Norman, Landru, M5...)
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I'd talk it to death the way Kirk always eliminates dangerous robots. (Nomad, Norman, Landru, M5...)
I must have missed that episode of Star Trek
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I must have missed that episode of Star Trek
Nomad—"The Changeling"

Norman—Kingpin for all the other androids in "I, Mudd"

Landru—"Return of the Archons"

M5—Dr. Daystrom's "Ultimate Computer"
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Re: How would you have done away with a T-1000?

Tell it to solve a clever riddle.
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Well, the T-1000 is a robot, so it has to have some sort of operating system. I would install Windows Vista on it. Five minutes later it would get the blue-screen of death. Problem solved.
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