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Your mistake was reading instead of watching TV. by Brody Wilder 06/12/2024, 4:49pm PDT
"Soldier From Tomorrow" (later reprinted under the title "Soldier") is a 1957 science fiction short story by Harlan Ellison, originally published in Fantastic Universe in October 1957.[1] Its protagonist is Qarlo Clobregnny, a soldier from thousands of years in the future, who has been conditioned from birth by the State (the "Tri-Continenters") solely to fight and kill the enemy (the "Ruskie-Chinks"). After time traveling to the present, Qarlo is "civilized" by Lyle Sims, a government agent, and Soames, a philologist, and eventually goes on a lecture tour to warn of the coming armageddon. Ellison loosely adapted the story for his script for the 1964 The Outer Limits episode "Soldier".

A lecture tour! That's lame even by book standards.

"Soldier" is the first of two episodes of The Outer Limits television series written by Harlan Ellison and is loosely adapted from his 1957 short story "Soldier from Tomorrow." Ellison later brought suit against the producers and distributor of The Terminator (1984) for plagiarism[1] of this episode.

Eighteen hundred years in the future, two infantrymen clash on a battlefield. A random energy weapon strikes both and they are hurled into a time vortex. While one soldier is temporarily trapped in the time limbo, the other, Qarlo Clobregnny, materializes in an alley off a city street in the United States in the year 1964.

The feral Qarlo is soon captured and later interrogated by Tom Kagan, a philologist. Qarlo's origin is eventually discovered after Kagan translates his seemingly unintelligible language – "Nims qarlo clobregnny prite arem aean teaan deao" – into colloquial English..."(My) name is Qarlo Clobregnny, private, RM EN TN DO"; his name, rank and serial letters, which is what any soldier would reveal if captured by the enemy. Qarlo has been bred and trained for one purpose – to kill the enemy. Progress is made in "taming" him, however, and despite the reservations of Kagan's government associates, Kagan takes Qarlo to his home and family. Although he seemingly begins to trust Kagan, Qarlo breaks into a gun shop and brings home a rifle.

Meanwhile, the time eddy holding the enemy soldier eventually weakens and he materializes in 1964 and tracks Qarlo to Kagan's home. In a final hand-to-hand battle, the soldiers kill each other, but the question is posed whether Qarlo sacrificed his life because he was trained to kill, or because he wanted to save the Kagan family.

Two soldiers from the grimdark future, bred for perpetual war, continue their battle in the present day? And one of them sacrifices himself to save a philologist's wife? Not a 100% match, but maybe 50%. I think Cameron also told somebody he got the idea from an old episode of the Outer Limits, thinking no one would give a shit. But he didn't count on one hateful little goblin...
Something I just realized about The Terminator... by Mischief Maker 06/11/2024, 8:39pm PDT NEW
    Cameron was quite a hack. He stole relentlessly! NT by Mr_Creosote 06/11/2024, 9:16pm PDT NEW
        Oh, I wasn't saying that to call him a hack! by Mischief Maker 06/12/2024, 5:20am PDT NEW
    Thats the least of the things he stole NT by Harlan Ellison 06/11/2024, 9:23pm PDT NEW
        lol no, Harlan NT by laudablepuss 06/12/2024, 6:58am PDT NEW
            Lets check the Terminator credits by Harlan Ellison 06/12/2024, 8:45am PDT NEW
                more lols here by laudablepuss 06/12/2024, 9:19am PDT NEW
                    If you read the story that Ellison alleges he stole, it's bizarre by Fullofkittens 06/12/2024, 1:40pm PDT NEW
                        Re: If you read the story that Ellison alleges he stole, it's bizarre by laudablepuss 06/12/2024, 2:48pm PDT NEW
                        Your mistake was reading instead of watching TV. by Brody Wilder 06/12/2024, 4:49pm PDT NEW
                            I like these pooooooooosts NT by happy boy 06/12/2024, 5:37pm PDT NEW
                            Harlan stole all the ideas for The Outher Limits rewrite from me anyway NT by La Jetée 06/12/2024, 7:37pm PDT NEW
                            Soldier was so good, he reused it again just one month later NT by Demon with a Glass Hand 06/12/2024, 9:19pm PDT NEW
    Parallel thinking NT by Amy Schumer 06/11/2024, 10:17pm PDT NEW
    Holy shit is this the Christopher Reeve male kiss movie? lol by laudablepuss 06/12/2024, 3:16pm PDT NEW
        Oh I guess that's a different one from 2 years later. NT by laudablepuss 06/12/2024, 3:29pm PDT NEW
        If you're ever in the Michigan area, I highly recommend a trip to Mackinac Islan by Mischief Maker 06/12/2024, 4:17pm PDT NEW
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