We know how (and where) franchises go to die, but what turns a one-off movie or a standard TV series into a franchise that can go on, sometimes even for generations?
Twenty years ago today, the live-action take on Eastman and Laird's trailblazing indie comic hit the big screen. And you should thank it for changing Hollywood for the geekier.
Earlier this week, everyone thought the Terminator rights were in the bag for Lionsgate, since no-one else wanted it. But now Sony, Warner, Summit and Legendary are rumored to be readying their own bids. Did Terminator get sexy again?