Phoenix Comicon 2015 Countdown: Saturday showcases the T-1000 simulator

Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenneger star in Terminator Genisys
Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenneger star in Terminator Genisys (Paramount Pictures)

We knew it was inevitable, and Skynet finally invades downtown Phoenix this Saturday – in the form of a T-1000 simulator at Phoenix Comicon. Attendees will be able to test their skills and potentially join the human resistance against the machines by immersing themselves in the world of Terminator Genisys, opening July 1 in theaters. What happens if you fail? Let’s just say humanity won’t be back.

Here’s what the folks over at Paramount Pictures have to say about the “Threat Has Evolved” experience:

“The Terminator Genisys “Threat Has Evolved” Experience is coming to Phoenix Comicon on Saturday, May 30. Attendees will have the chance to join the Human Resistance in preparing for their final battle against Skynet, but in order to help defeat the machines they must first familiarize themselves with the evolution of the various Terminator models.

Through the creation of this T-1000 simulator, which allows fans to become Resistance soldiers and step into the role of this mimetic poly-alloy Terminator, see its ability to liquefy and take the form of another person and engage its deadly arsenal of blades. Soldiers will be tested and recorded to ensure that they are up for the challenge!

NOTE: Open to Phoenix Comicon ticket holders on Saturday, May 30th ONLY, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.”

Where else can you “step into the role of this mimetic poly-alloy Terminator”?

Here’s a synopsis of Terminator Genisys, in case you’ve been holed up in a fallout shelter:

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

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Bob Leeper

Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.

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