Season Threeepisode elevenDay Zero
"The water is naught and the ground barren." -- Bible, Second Book of Kings Chapter 2 verse19"The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor. They tried to murder me before I was born. When I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life, my mother toldme the storm was coming. Judgment Day. The beginning of a war between man and machines.Three billion lives would vanish in an instant. And I would lead what was left of the human raceto ultimate victory. It hasn't happened. No bombs fell. Computers didn't take control. Westopped Judgment Day. I should feel safe . . . but I don't. So I lived off the grid. No phone, noaddress. No one and nothing can find me. I've erased all connections to the past. But as hardas I try . . . I can't erase my dreams . . . my nightmares. I feel the weight of the future bearingdown on me. A future I don't want. So I keep running . . . as fast as I can. Anywhere. Nowhere." -- prologue from Terminator 3"Whole cities made naught by the bomb." -- unattributed quotation
S.K.Y.N.E.T. (full acronym)
Strategic Kinetic Y-prototype Nuclear Emergency Technology command. Legend says that thisis where The Resistance got the inspiration for the name "Technical Command" or Tech-Comm].It is also known as the Sky Network Defense Initiative system being built for the United StatesDepartment of Defense. 'Kinetic' refers less to directed energy weapons and more to mass driverand rail gun "brilliant pebbles" in the SDI or 'Star Wars' program intended both to bankrupt theSoviets as well as make intercontinental ballistic missiles obsolete. However, nuclear backpackscarried across the Mexican border by terrorists have made SDI obsolete. But the idea of nextgeneration military technology persists. Skynet is the result.
countdown to Judgment Day - Skynet development milestones
1981 - system definition before John Connor was born1985 - Skynet project begun and John Connor born