Terminator Timeline

Even though this franchise has struggled to stay afloat since Terminator 3, it’s still one of the more beloved sci-fi franchises, thanks to some incredible films to start with. But did you know there are also books and comics? This is the Terminator timeline.

What’s on the Terminator Timeline?


The Terminator timeline is tricky to arrange, since it involves time travel, the result of which leads to alternate timelines. Terminator has also spawned a lot of comics and other tie-in media, most of which is not considered canonical, especially the comics that often crossed over with the likes of Robocop or other franchises.

However, we have included some of these on the timeline. We also include the Sarah Connor Chronicles that aired on television, even though these have only a loose connection to the films. All in all, we think this is the best order to experience a more complete story of the Terminator franchise.

Where to Start?

By far the best place to start is with the first two films, Terminator, and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. These films are the reason the franchise has lasted this long, even though most would agree that none of the sequels have ever been that good.

If you like this timeline, be sure to share with your friends, and check out some of our other timelines, such as the Dune reading order.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Zack Whedon

2010-03-01

2

Terminator

Film

Gale Anne Hurd
James Cameron

1984-10-26

3

Terminator

Graphic Novel

James A. Robinson
John Arcudi

1990-08-01

4

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Ian Edginton

1991-11-01

5

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Toren Smith

1992-03-01

6

Terminator

Graphic Novel

James Robinson

1992-09-01

7

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Alan Grant

1998-08-01

8

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Dan Jolley

2014-02-01

9

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Brian Wood

2018-08-01

10

Terminator

Film

James Cameron
William Wisher

1991-07-01

11

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Dan Abnett

1995-11-01

12

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Mark Paniccia

1995-11-01

13

Terminator

Novel

S. M. Stirling

14

Terminator

Novel

S. M. Stirling

15

Terminator

Novel

S. M. Stirling

16

Terminator

Graphic Novel

James Robinson

1991-07-01

17

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Steven Grant

1999-08-01

18

Terminator

TV Episode

Josh Friedman

2008-01-13

19

Terminator

TV Episode

Josh Friedman

2008-01-14

20

Terminator

TV Episode

John Wirth

2008-01-21

21

Terminator

TV Episode

John Enbom

2008-02-04

22

Terminator

TV Episode

Natalie Chaidez

2008-02-11

23

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2008-02-18

24

Terminator

TV Episode

Toni Graphia

2008-02-25

25

Terminator

TV Episode

Daniel T. Thomsen

2008-03-03

26

Terminator

TV Episode

Ian Goldberg

2008-03-03

27

Terminator

TV Episode

Josh Friedman

2008-09-08

28

Terminator

TV Episode

Natalie Chaidez

2008-09-15

29

Terminator

TV Episode

John Wirth

2008-09-22

30

Terminator

TV Episode

Toni Graphia

2008-09-29

31

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2008-10-06

32

Terminator

TV Episode

Denise Thé

2008-10-20

33

Terminator

TV Episode

Ian Goldberg

2008-11-03

34

Terminator

TV Episode

Daniel T. Thomsen

2008-11-10

35

Terminator

TV Episode

Ian Goldberg
John Wirth

2008-11-17

36

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2008-11-24

37

Terminator

TV Episode

Toni Graphia

2008-12-01

38

Terminator

TV Episode

John Enbom

2008-12-08

39

Terminator

TV Episode

Natalie Chaidez

2008-12-15

40

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2009-02-13

41

Terminator

TV Episode

Ian Goldberg
John Wirth

2009-02-20

42

Terminator

TV Episode

Denise Thé
Natalie Chaidez

2009-02-27

43

Terminator

TV Episode

Daniel T. Thomsen
Toni Graphia

2009-03-06

44

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2009-03-13

45

Terminator

TV Episode

Ashley Edward Miller
Zack Stentz

2009-03-20

46

Terminator

TV Episode

Natalie Chaidez

2009-03-27

47

Terminator

TV Episode

Toni Graphia

2009-04-03

48

Terminator

TV Episode

Josh Friedman

2009-04-10

49

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Simon Furman

2007-07-01

50

Terminator

Graphic Novel

Simon Furman

2009-01-01

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