7. The Terminator (1984)
The one that started it all. This action movie classic tells the story of a seemingly roided-out cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sent to the '80s from a post-apocalyptic future where self-aware machines battle a ragtag group of survivors led by savior John Connor. The cyborg's mission: terminate John's mom. With technology advancing every second, this is a series that seems more and more likely of becoming a reality with each passing year. Martin agrees. "I would say this scenario is very possible. We have two very extreme events that have to happen. One is that we invent time travel, and the other is that artificial intelligence takes control of us. In order for artificial intelligence to take control, it has to overcome a lot of obstacles and safeguards that stop it from annihilating us, which is the biggest obstacle. If it finally does overcome those obstacles, I believe it'll be a chain reaction like a snowball effect — it will become more and more intelligent very fast. And once that happens, time travel and even bringing things back from the dead, medical miracles — these elements of physics and science that we don't understand yet and haven't discovered ourselves would be realistic with that level of intel. Stuff like the liquid-metal T-1000 Terminator 2 is unrealistic, but, like I said, once we achieve these levels of intelligence, there are no limits."