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As the fifth Terminator movie rolls out globally, it can be hard to remember that this billionaire franchise had very humble beginnings, taking the industry – and the fans – by surprise back in 1984? The Terminator’s extraordinary journey began as a nightmare in 1981 – a literal nightmare that woke up a feverish James Cameron in the middle of the night, with the image of a metallic torso dragging itself from an explosion stuck on his brain. Cameron, was a fledgling Canadian-born filmmaker that had risen through the ranks of Roger Corman’s b-movie factory, from model maker to director of Piranha II: The Spawning.