Hope Of The Future
Deleted scenes

T-1000 glitches
T2 deleted scene

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Scene description
We see the T-1000 starting to malfunction, as it loses it control over morphing after it has been freezed and shattered.

Reason cut
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
Although technically superb and conceptually intriguing, all the featured shots of T-1000 glitching --of which there were three-- were completed but omitted for lenght, pacing, and narrative reasons. The first glitch shot, "OSHA hand," interrupted the pace of the chase, stopping it dead in its tracks as T-1000 dealt with the glitch; the second shot, of its feet sucking up the floor pattern (shot as metal diamondplate), was so bizarre an image that it was hard to grasp the concept, even seeing it; and the third shot, of a chrome glitch line crossing T-1000's face, was again difficult to understand. After having seen T-1000 do amazing transformations, it became increasingly tough to convey the idea that now its spontaneous morphs, the glitch idea was dropped. The only surviving hint of it is in the shot where T-1000, having pinnend Terminator's arm in the chain drive gear, turns to look for John as a chrome glitch wipes across its face.

This scene is re-inserted back into the special edition version of T2.


Terminator 2 script, revised final shooting script:

        The T-1000 steps INTO FRAME.  Fully formed.  The hell-fire light
        glints on its impassive cop face.  It walks forward.  At first it
        seems unaffected by its crystallization but --

203A    ANGLE ON ITS HAND as it touches a railing in passing.  The railing is
        covered with O.S.H.A. yellow-and-black safety tape.
        The hand turns yellow and black, the color fading to normal by about
        the elbow.  It rips the hand from the railing with difficulty.  There
        is a sound like adhesive tape ripping off a surface.

203B    The T-1000 looks at its yellow-and-black striped hand.  It wills the
        hand back to normal.  We see ripples of "static" or system noise
        moving subtly over the surface of its body.  It's starting to

203C    TRACKING WITH THE T-1000'S FEET.  With each step, the pattern on the
        tile floor "invades" its lower legs.  Fades as the foot is lifted.
        Returns as it is set down.  The foot is trying to meld with the floor.
        The chameleonic function is out of control.
        The T-1000 is losing it.  It moves forward, searching.  It rounds the
        corner, entering the aisle between the furnaces.
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