Below is a timeline of popular culture references related to the Terminator franchise.
The first movie was not released until October 26, 1984
- In the animated TV series Biker Mice from Mars episode Rock and Ride!, Karbunkle makes a robot named X-Terminator, the characters first line is "Hasta la vista, rodents" (parody of "Hasta la vista, baby"). The robots last line is "I'll be back" before it is destroyed.
- In the comedy film Hot Shots! Part Deux, Saddam Hussein is freezed and destroyed like T-1000 but is comming back.
- In the action comedy film Last Action Hero, T-1000 makes a cameo at a police station.
- In the video game Duke Nukem 3D, the level Freeway has a crushed Terminator, the main charachter is saying "Terminated".
- In video game Fallout 2, AI project number 59234 that manages the Sierra Army Depot is a homage of Skynet as both share the same name and also being an artificial intelligence that eventually become self-aware and later gained a physical form with a robotic body(in Fallout 2 version of Skynet's case is, a Robobrain body). The difference however, Skynet in Fallout 2 not turned against its creator nor become a villain when become self-aware. Instead, it remained obedient to it's creator and worked for them until 2120, where it was given a new set of instructions before being abandoned. Skynet eventually become bored with its current job and wishes to travel around the world where upon the Chosen One's visit to the facility where it staying at, eventually given the opportunity should the player succesfully aided it to make a Robobrain as its physical form and become one of the Chosen One's companion at least until it resume its journey. Another difference was Fallout 2's Skynet was created with alien technology.
- In the internet show The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Nerd reviews several video games based on the two first films.