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Tuesday, November 01, 2011


The magnificence of Ah-nuld as the now-iconic T-101.

The other day, I had TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES playing in the background for noise and it made me wonder: if Cyberdyne Systems, the company that built the Terminator (and its identical assembly line brethren), was based in the United States, why was the T-101 model issued with an Austrian accent? I posed that query on Facebook and no sooner than I asked, my friend Mindless Kirby responded with a link to deleted footage from TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES that answered that very question in grand style:

Now what I want to know is why in hell they opted to delete this from the final cut of the film?


Raymond Conlon said...

I like to think Sgt. William Candy survived Judgement Day...

Dan Coyle said...

My theory is that it was just played too silly and in-jokey for the test audiences.

I remember this was included as an extra on the Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines video game for PS2, as an incentive to get people to buy it. The funny thing is, it was unlocked after you beat the first level.