As Cameron tells it, he was quite high when he conceived of John Connor, who is an unborn child in the original film and a snarky 90s kid in the sequel. Cameron remembers, "I remember sitting there once, high on [ecstasy], writing notes for Terminator, and I was struck by Sting’s song, that, 'I hope the Russians love their children too.' And I thought, 'You know what? The idea of a nuclear war is just so antithetical to life itself.' That’s where the kid came from."