The begins in a prison where we are introduced to the Marcus Wright, when a dying cancer patient, who is working with Skynet approaches him. the Skynet employee offers Marcus, who is on death row, a chance to live forever. We skip ahead years later to John Conner commandning his troops, as they assault a Terminator base, where they discover the Terminators are holding human beings captive. All the while Marcus wakes to find himself in a strange and unfamilar future. eventually Marcus stumbles upon, Kyle Reese, a young Kyle Reese. Conner believing Reese is the key to winning the war, believes he must be found. During the course of the film, Kyle Reese is captured, We learn that Marcus is Terminator, and we find out that the Machines are using the Human's DNA, to create a new breed of Terminator, one that looks human and wears living tissue of the metal endo skeleton. Eventually the film climaxes with a series of events that help to tie in the first James Cameron epic.