In 1984, the battle for the future was fought in the present. Which of course is now in the past. In the movie, “The Terminator”, we saw the T-800 model 101 take round after round, and survive fire, crashes, and explosions as it carried out its mission to kill Sarah Connor.
In “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, Sarah tells John that “these things are really hard to kill”, having narrowly been able to kill one at the end of “The Terminator”.
So that begs the question: If a Terminator (T-800) came after you… right now… in the NOW present… how would you kill it first?