In preparation for the May 21st release of Terminator Salvation, Warner Bros. has launched a corporate website for Skynet. If you'll recall (perhaps while attending the Terminator 3D ride at Universal Studios, which similarly fleshed out the world of Terminator beyond its film presence), Skynet pioneered the smart machines before everything went horribly, horribly wrong. The site, which is deep enough to simulate reality, has a couple of gems I'll share below, or, of course, you can further explore the site here.
First, Onion-style testimonials, including one from a teacher:
I admit it was strange seeing the little custodian bots scurrying around our grade school, but they have proven themselves time and time again. Now they are the ones that manage the cleanup, leaving teachers more time to provide the one-on-one interaction that the children so desperately need. And the children love them so much that they now hate to leave class at the end of the day!
- Andrea Millery, Principal, Kate Ellen Elementary School, Little Rock
Next, the "Security Installations" offered by Skynet as "Outreach." The list of locations includes comic book stores across the U.S., including a video testimonial from NYC's St. Marks Comics, which you can view below.
Lastly, the whole site is peppered with Big Brother-level creepiness:
"We want to help humanity achieve some of its largest dreams. Wherever you look, you will find that Skynet is taking an active role in human affairs."
"The past is littered with the exploded infrastructures of competitors that were here one day and gone the next. You can rest assured that Skynet is committed to the present with an eye on what is coming over the horizon."
For those who simply can't get enough of this type of thing, die-hard fans can follow updates on the movie on the blog set up by Warner Bros.. Last month, I saw advance footage of Terminator Salvation, introduced by the incredibly energetic McG, which you can check out here.