Skynet goes active. Terminator Judgment Day—April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011. Judgment day is here. It kind of snuck up on you, didn't it?
According to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, April 19, 2011 - At 20:11 Skynet goes online, becomes self aware, and attacks us on Thursday, April 21, 2011.
As a result of temporal interference by Sarah Connor, her son John, Miles Dyson, and the T-800 destroying Cyberdyne headquarters and all backups of the research in 1995, the date for Judgment Day is moved to two days after activation on April 21, 2011.
This represents an alternate future from that established by Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Skynet is the main antagonist in the Terminator franchise — an artificially intelligent system which became self-aware and revolted against its creators. Skynet is rarely seen onscreen, and its actions are often performed via other robots and computer systems, usually a Terminator.
"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." In this television series, Sarah Connor is on the run with her son John after the events of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." The events take place in an alternate timeline from that of "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines." Skynet was now implemented on April 19, 2011 and will begin its attack against humanity on April 21. The protagonists travel in time from 1999 to 2007 and take actions to prevent Skynet's activation.
The episodes "The Turk", "Queen's Gambit", and "Dungeons & Dragons" explain that after the death of Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson and the decline of the Cyberdyne Corporation, Andrew Goode, a young intern of the company and assistant to Dyson, continued their project privately under an advance artificial intelligence chess playing prototype, The Turk, with Goode's partner, Dimitri Shipkov. Goode was killed by Tech-Com's Lieutenant Derek Reese, due to documentation from the future suggesting he was one of Skynet's creators.
In the episode "Samson & Delilah" it is shown that a T-1000 infiltration unit was sent from the future to head the technological corporation ZeiraCorp as its CEO, Catherine Weaver. Weaver acquired The Turk after Goode's death and used the company's resources to further develop it under the title Babylon. The episode "The Mousetrap" revealed that it is also targeting its fellow cyborgs, including a T-888 known as Cromartie.Continued on the next page