I know it’s has been a while since my last post, but I have been very busy.
Nevertheless, I have been re-watching James Cameron’s TERMINATOR films (THE TERMINATOR (1991) and TERMINATOR 2; JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) ) and his blockbuster spy flick, TRUE LIES (1994), and an interesting thought came to me as I was watching these films:
What if the super-spy organization known as OMEGA SECTOR that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character, Harry Tasker, worked for, was responsible for the creation of CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS, SKYNET, and the cybernetic Terminator infiltration 800 series, model 101 units?
What if SKYNET was meant for much more than just a nuclear deterrent, but was an artificial intelligence program created to counter all forms of threats against the United States and her allies, including international and domestic terrorism?
I think there might be a connection.
And if this connection is proven possible, then the latter films, TERMINATOR 3; THE RISE OF THE MACHINES and TERMINATOR SALVATION might very well be intentional diversions to misdirect the general public about the continued existence of OMEGA SECTOR, CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS, and SKYNET, replacing CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS as the originator of SKYNET, with that of CYBER RESEARCH SYSTEMS, and placing the project under the direct supervision of the United States Air Force.
I submit that in both JUDGEMENT DAY scenarios that CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS, with the financial backing and oversight of OMEGA SECTOR, activated SKYNET, and after realizing their error, tried to shut down SKYNET. SKYNET retaliated, and launched their nuclear weapons against the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation soon after responded by launching their nuclear arsenal against the United States.
In both chronologies, the event is known as JUDGMENT DAY.
And soon after the incident, SKYNET unleased its Hunter-Killer units to wipe out the human populations in the United States.
Out of this time of genocide and chaos, a man arose who would take the fight to SKYNET.
His name was John Connor.
However, we will get back to him later.
The reason why I was able to make a connection between CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS and OMEGA SECTOR, and the possibility of a link, comes down to one man: OMEGA SECTOR agent, Harry Tasker.
In TERMINATOR 3: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES, the first film without James Cameron as Director, viewers are led to believe, in a deleted scene, that the Terminator 800 series, Model 101 infiltrators were based on U.S. Air Force Tech Sergeant Candy (portrayed by Schwarzenegger).
I have since come to see that deleted scene as well placed misdirection on the producers’ part.
Probably insisted upon by OMEGA SECTOR itself.
What if OMEGA SECTOR used its hi-tech cover corporate conglomerate, CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS, to commission the SKYNET and TERMINATOR programs to stand as deterrents that would prevent or win future wars that OMEGA SECTOR couldn’t anticipate?
And perhaps, when OMEGA SECTOR decided who would be the model for their infiltration cybernetic units, OMEGA SECTOR chose their top espionage agent, Harry Tasker?
That possibility seems more sound than the revelation shown in the TERMINATOR 3 deleted scene.
And two further questions need to be asked: What happened to Harry Tasker, his wife, Helen, and his daughter, Dana, during and after JUDGMENT DAY, and were there any OMEGA SECTOR survivors of that apocalyptic day?
Because if the Tasker family, and scattered groups of former OMEGA SECTOR operatives, scientists, engineers, and technicians survived JUDGMENT DAY, I can see the survivors becoming the founders of the hi-tech research, development, and applications unit that is later redesignated TECH-COM.
The same TECH-COM led by General John Connor.
One would have to wonder what this highly trained and resourceful unit did during the early years of the Human Resistance forces. They were probably led by Tasker himself, or his boss, Spencer Trilby (think Colonel Nick Fury, as an old man, from Marvel Comics’ NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and is well known for the stories and art by Jim Steranko; Trilby was played by Charlton Heston), who might have survived JUDGMENT DAY. Trilby is based on a bad ass secret agent after all. Or vice versa. You take your pick. It’s possible.
What would be interesting is if Tasker and his family survived long enough to meet Connor, and to be part of his war planning staff to finally shut down SKYNET. And wouldn’t it be interesting if Dana Tasker actually became Connor’s wife, instead of Kate Brewster?
And having the older Harry Tasker encountering, and fighting, T-800, Model 101, Terminator infiltration units, based on his image, would be interesting to witness. Tasker definitely would have been an asset when it concerned infiltrating the Terminator units for on sight intelligence to be used by Connor’s forces.
What isn’t widely known is that SKYNET reactivated the T-800, Model 101, infiltration project, after JUDGMENT DAY, or that they were originally intended to be to OMEGA SECTOR, what Life Model Decoys (LMD’s) were for Colonel Nick Fury’s SUPREME HEADQUARTERS INTERNATIONAL ESPIONAGE and LAW-ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (S.H.I.E.L.D.) agency. They were cybernetic android agents/assassins used by OMEGA SECTOR’s SKYNET A.I. program to terminate foreign and domestic threats. Unfortunately, for OMEGA SECTOR’s CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS Research and Development division, they were able to save the biological data of Tasker and a few other operatives, and no one else, before JUDGMENT DAY occurred.
I wouldn’t put it past Trilby to have placed an order for every deep cover operative within OMEGA SECTOR to serve as stand-in for the original operatives to be deployed for other missions, or as decoys.
What is known is that somehow between THE TERMINATOR and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, OMEGA SECTOR operatives got a hold of the remains of the the original Terminator cyborg sent to 1984 by SKYNET to kill Sarah Connor before she conceived and/or gave birth to her son, John Connor, future leader of the Human Resistance forces. And the research done to understand its remains, gave birth to CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS. So for eleven years, OMEGA SECTOR/CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS was able to make significant amount of advances in science and technology. However, the main body of CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS’s personnel were unaware of their secret corporate backer.
And as time went on, Sarah Connor landed on OMEGA SECTOR’s radar as she planned and executed terrorist operations against CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS and their affiliates. And they secretly had recordings of her taped confessions concerning apocalyptic visions of the future. Despite her actions, Sarah remained a curiosity to them. An unknown factor for some, a mad Cassandra for others.
However, a year after the events of TRUE LIES, the events of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY took place. And in the aftermath, OMEGA SECTOR issued a capture or kill order against Sarah Connor. And they blamed her for the destruction and loss of life that took place at the corporate headquarters of CYBERDYNE SYSTEMS. Especially, when it concerned the death of Dr. Miles Dyson, the lead project manager who supervised the program that took a part and analyzed the remains of the original Terminator. He was a personal friend of Trilby, and Trilby wanted Sarah Connor brought in, dead or alive.
Therefore, Trilby sent in Tasker and his team to bring in or kill Connor.
What happened between this point and JUDGEMENT DAY is, unfortunately, lost to the annals of time.
However, it’s not impossible that Sarah and John encountered Tasker at some time during the hunt, explained to him the SKYNET A.I. program that would have ended human life on Earth. And perhaps being a new Special Director to OMEGA SECTOR, soon after the events of TRUE LIES, Harry would have been aware of its existence. An existence he would have had reservations about.
Whatever happened, the Connors disappeared from known history, probably with the help of Tasker and a select few.
JUDGEMENT DAY still arrived, but on a later date than was foretold by the second Terminator infiltration unit sent by older John Connor to protect his younger self (and eventually his mother).
And it’s possible that John Connor was protected inside an old abandoned OMEGA SECTOR bunker on the southern California/Mexican border.
What is known is that from the ashes of JUDGMENT DAY, a man arose with the mission to shut down SKYNET once and for all.
Terminator: The Beginning [Skynet Soldier]: http://youtu.be/DEtrzdGSXCU
True Lies – Movie Trailer: http://youtu.be/znK_AWQUtew