10 Dec 2008
This simply must be dealt with.
I'm a big fan of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The story starts in 1999, and in the first episode they time travel to 2007. John Connor, the main character, is 15 years old at the time. I can assume this because in one episode between the start of the series and right now (December 2008) he turned 16.
Here's the problem: every thing I've read about this series says it's a continuation of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This movie was made in 1991. In the movie, John Connor has to be at least 13 years old. So he was about 13 in 1991, and 15 in 1999? Did they time travel in between? Was the setting of the movie not really 1991? It'd have to be 1997 for the timeline to be right, but that's impossible since the original Judgment Day was August 29th, 1997. The movie was definitely not set in the same year as Judgment Day.
I defy you to convince me that these two are really continuous stories.
One other issue with Terminator 2... maybe this is brought up elsewhere, but in my minimal searching I haven't seen a post on it. What I've read about the end of Terminator 2 is that the arm, chip, and Terminators were all destroyed, which is correct. The original arm and chip were destroyed that was leading Cyberdyne to eventually develop SkyNet. But people have forgotten that Arnold, while fighting the T-1000, lost an arm in a big gear - the arm was never retrieved or completely destroyed. Unless I'm mistaken, that wrinkle has never been addressed or used in future story lines.