Terminator Lands in Tokyo

Terminator exhibition

In conjunction with the upcoming release of ‘Terminator Salvation’ here, Fuji TV has arranged for a special Terminator exhibition featuring models and equipment used in the production of movies in the on-going series.


The exhibition at Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation) is scheduled to run from March 19th through June 28th, and poses the question, “Battle or Coexistence?”

Terminator exhibt

The exhibition layout looks very promising, including 4 distinct ‘zones’ and notations indicating there are full scale models as well as concept art.

According to the museum website:

“The movie "Terminator" was released in 1984 and its unique theme that portrays the coexistence of humans and robots was very impressive. The images created using special effects and technologies made viewers realistically imagine the robots of the not so distant future. In this exhibition, we exhibit the artwork and costumes actually used during the filming of the "Terminator Series" movies. We will also introduce research on the communicative ability of robots from the viewpoint of science and technology.”

“With the appearance of a biped robot attracting people's attention and with pet robots and cleaning robots becoming common today, it has become possible to imagine a future where humans and robots coexist. In the "Terminator Series," many robots that become dangerous to humans are being portrayed as well as robots that coexist with people. Through this exhibition, we will think about the future and the ideal robot technology that is the fusion of various technologies such as machinery and information, and also what kind of relationship human beings will create with robots.”

Terminator blog

There’s even an Official Blog for the exhibition so that you can follow along with the action ? assuming you read Japanese, or can use online translation.

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