Trivia: When John turns on the magnetic field, the equipment he uses to turn up the power is the throttle of the Saitek X45 with a Cyberdyne plate over the base. (01:22:55)
Trivia: The cat lady's cat at the Animal Hospital is called Hercules. This is a tribute to Arnold Scharznegger who played Hercules in the 1970 movie, "Hercules In New York", his first film. (00:20:30)
Trivia: In the movie, Kate's fiance Scott is referred to as "Scott Mason", but in the credits, he is listed as "Scott Petersen", they changed the dialogue of his name in light of Scott Peterson, the man accused of killing his wife and unborn son in California. The name Scott Petersen also appears on the list of inmates in Demolition Man (00:48:00)
Trivia: The T1s in the film are actually real-life robots, nothing about them is computer-generated. (01:15:15)
Trivia: When Catherine tells the Terminator where John Conner was after the Terminator promises to let her go, the Terminator reneges on his promise and when she protests, he says "I lied." This is a reference to another Schwarzenegger film "Commando" (1985) where Col. John Matrix says the same line to Sully after he reneges on his promise. (00:26:05)
Trivia: Dr. Silberman, the psychiatrist from the first two movies, makes a cameo appearance in "The Rise of the Machines" and makes some comments about seeing "crazy stuff" when in a hostage situation. This is an homage to an un-filmed scene from "Judgement Day" (1991) which featured Dr. Silberman being taken away in a straight-jacket after the T-1000 attack at the hospital. (00:54:05)
Trivia: This is the only movie in the series where Kyle Reese neither appears nor is mentioned.