Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Essentially, every Terminator film was a reboot.
The first film was a closed loop. Subsequent ones, including the TV series, always rebooted it. There's not a consistent one in the bunch.
Kind of like Highlander.
Well, at least the Terminator franchise always had an excuse (or a halfway credible pseudo-excuse).
Being one of the few who prefers the Future Coda ending of T2, I maintain that Skynet's constant use of time travel will eventually result in its own extinction. They will end up removing themselves from history.