A Correction From a Listener

Friday, December 14, 2012


On last week's show, Brooke interviewed astrophysicist Martin Rees about a new research center that will study existential risks to humanity, including the risk of killer robots. After playing some audio of Kyle Rees, a character from the original "Terminator" movie, Brooke jokingly remarked that there was no relation between Martin and Kyle. OTM listener Ralph Kohler saw a problem with that, and explains it to Brooke.


Ralph Kohler

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Brooke Gladstone

Comments [5]

Crowgirl from Boston, MA

So deeply happy to see that people have gotten to the name correction before me.


Dec. 19 2012 04:26 PM

I had a great time with this, and since there are comments, I thought I'd respond to them. First, Martin and Kyle's names are different because, as Kyle explained in Terminator, the records were all destroyed in "the war", so although he's listed in the credits as "Reese", this may well be a typo.

Second, Although in the original Terminator, Kyle 'was' born in 2007, with each addition to the Terminator Franchise, the date of the apocalypse is pushed back. One might presume that Kyle's birth may have been pushed back as well.

Thanks, Brooke.

Dec. 18 2012 07:54 PM
Eric Petrich from San Jose, CA

Near as I can glean from the Wikipedia articles on Kyle Reese and "The Terminator", Sgt. Reese was 22 when he was sent back in time from the year 2029. That means he was born in 2007. So I think it's fair to assert that Martin Rees and Kyle Reese are unrelated. (The future ain't what it used to be.)

Dec. 17 2012 01:07 AM

There was no need to apologize since Kyle Rees is a fictional character unlike Martin Rees. They will never be related biologically.

Dec. 15 2012 07:26 AM
chascates from Cyberspace, present day

In the Terminator movie the name is Kyle Reese with an e on the end unlike Baron Rees.

But then the complexities of time travel may have be involved in a name change.

Dec. 14 2012 10:36 PM

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