On April 19th at 8:11 PM, Skynet was supposed to become aware. In the Terminator franchise that day is known as Judgment Day, when the machines turns against us. On April 19th Judgment Day didn’t come obviously. Twitter though was buzzing with the fact that they day had arrived. I’m sure the die hard fans secretly hoped it would happen, just for the fascination of time travel. Sheldon Cooper even added a Skynet clause to the roommate agreement with Leonard specifying about when one friend needs help to destroy an artificial intelligence he’s created and that’s taking over Earth.
As a fan of the Matrix franchise I also wonder sometimes if we live in a computer program, I guess that comes with being a geek.
As for Terminator fans, there is now a T-800 Brain Chip replica for sale, the chip that made it possible for Skynet to become aware.
The brain chip was salvaged from the severely damaged Terminator from the end of the original Terminator movie, and provided the basis for all of the research and development carried out by Cyberdyne Systems. This brain chip was the key to the development of Cyberdyne systems weapons and robotics developments, that ultimately lead to Judgment Day! Comes complete with a themed light-up display base with a Cyberdyne Systems plaque.
The replica costs $169 dollar, there are only 400 pieces available world wide. They start shipping in August 2011. If you are a true Terminator fan you should snap up this opportunity. Judgment Day did not happen but at least you can have the replica of a piece that should have made it happen.
Product page Terminator 2: T-800 Brain Chip.