is an American media franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne
Hurd. The franchise encompasses a series of science fiction action
films, comics, novels, and additional media, concerning a total war
between Skynet's synthetic intelligence – a self-aware military machine
network – and John Connor's Resistance forces comprising the survivors
of the human race. Skynet's most famous products in its genocidal goals
are the various terminator models, such as the T-800, who was portrayed
by Arnold Schwarzenegger from the original Terminator film in 1984.