In the first "Terminator" movie, we learn that only living tissue can use the time displacement equipment to travel back in time. In T2, the T1000 is made entirely of metal--how the heck did he make it through?
First, you're basing the argument on Reese's statement that "only living matter can travel", but he actually states that he doesn't know how it works . . . "something about only living matter" is what he says (not an exact quote). Since Reese isn't a tech, admits to not knowing anything about how the time device works and appears to be somewhat vague on his description of it, it could be that it's not TRULY only living matter, but that was just his interpretation of the explanation given him.
Second, while the movie does describe the T-1000 as "liquid steel", the book uses the term "living steel". It is apparent in the movie that each and every portion of the T-1000 can act on its own (when John throws the piece off the police car and it rejoins the rest of the Terminator, etc.) then it stands to reason (to me at least) that certain properties of a living organism were incorporated into the "living steel".
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or maybe they improved on the technology since T1, and didn't the human from the first one fall out of the sky or something i could be wrong on this one I'm not a big fan of the first one, or maybe the skynet teleporter is more advanced than the resistants one there has to be two you don't think that skynet let them use theirs do you
i would've have like to see the bag-o-flesh thing
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Yes, I agree, this is probably the biggest plot hole in this movie. The T-1000, as it was, should not have been able to make it through the time gate. The T-800 even says that it cannot form chemical elements, needed to make it organic. They could have done some explaining for that.
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Here is an Idea, In the first movie the only time machine was destroyed after they were sent back in time, so they would have had to make another to send back the new terminators, so maybe they fixed it so it can send back anything, (but the only problem with this is they still came back naked).
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I'm no Cameron expert, but maybe the restriction for only living stuff using time travel was a legal, not technical one. Maybe T2 used the machine under a different regime?
Maybe the red-hot dent under naked Arnold in T1 was due to his metal core - like foil in a microwave - and it wouldn't have affected his human pursuer the same way.
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the T1000 was made of liquid metal, yet he also came through the time machine, nude. Why does a machine, that makes it self look "human" need to pick up some clothes? Also, the T1000 can't make complex machines, yet its human. I suppose we have no moving parts. Like the bombs, and such the terminator says the t1000 can't not mimic.
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