Time travel is confusing, what with changing the future and creating diverging/alternate timelines and paradoxes, etc. It’s a lot to take in, even more so in a franchise like the Terminator films. The very first trailer for Terminator Genisys indicated that the fifth installment in the franchise would be the most confusing one yet — just when you thought you had started to figure out the other four, here comes another one to screw it all up. Thankfully, someone made a handy interactive Terminator timeline to help you keep it all straight.

Well, as straight as a Terminator timeline can be. DirecTV put together a very impressive interactive timeline which allows you to view the timelines from individual films in the series, from Terminator to Terminator Genisys, as well as an entire timeline of all films. Someone was actually paid to do this and they did it very, very well.

We can’t embed the timeline here, but it’s well worth a trip to the DirecTV site to check out the whole thing. And then you can check it out again after you see Terminator Genisys because you will undoubtedly feel like your brain has been deep fried.

Terminator Genisys hits theaters on July 1. Check out our own Matt Singer’s review here, as well as his extensive piece on the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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