We’ve threatened this for a while, but we’re finally taking our first steps (if you don’t count The Matrix or Sonic the Hedgehog) into films that aren’t technically comic book or superhero movies, but which we feel are still in some way “genre-adjacent” as we’re calling it. And as we discuss, this film is so hugely influential on just about every major comic book blockbuster that’s arrived since, you can’t exactly call it irrelevant to what we do. Plus! It gives Caroline – who is a Terminator franchise superfan – the chance to be the one to explain something in tremendous detail to the others!
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This episode was produced by Andrew Hickey. Find Andrew’s podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs at 500songs.com.