Harlan Ellison, famed science-fiction author and writer of the television series The Outer Limits , accused James Cameron of stealing ideas and material from Ellison's stories I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream , The Demon With a Glass Hand , and Soldier (the latter of which were episodes from The Outer Limits ). Cameron insists to this day that the concept of The Terminator was his idea and his alone, though he admits that The Outer Limits was an influence while writing. To avert a lawsuit, production companies Hemdale and Orion settled the issue outside of court, and a new titlecard was inserted into the credits of The Terminator : "Acknowledgment to the works of Harlan Ellison."   This acknowledgement was also featured in the fronts of the T2: Infiltrator , T2: Rising Storm and T2: The Future War novels.
The T-X Series can access database computers wirelessly via phone lines by emitting a series of eleven beep tones, creating an audible connection, using its voice-processing unit. The T-X’s internal communications circuitry also allows radio signals to be broadcast on any frequency, and an onboard navigational system automatically merges with Skynet systems in the area, creating a complete map system which can be displayed on the T-X's heads up display. For safety purposes, the T-X possesses internal diagnosis circuits, and the ability to shunt delicate control circuits to protected areas if a massive voltage is incurred. The T-X also appears to possess a limited emotional range, which it exhibits even when it is by itself (as opposed to displaying emotion to ingratiate itself with humans). This can be seen during the crane chase when it exhibits frustration and also performs a surprised double take upon realizing the T-850 is still in pursuit. It also seems to feel satisfaction when it smirks after seemingly losing the T-850 And it appears to exhibit a fear response just before the T-850 finally terminates it with one of his hydrogen cores. Also, early in the film when it identifies blood as belonging to "primary target" John Connor, the T-X appears to react with an expression akin to a gasp of excitement.