The Zeira Corporation (or ZeiraCorp) was a technology company founded by Catherine and Lachlan Weaver. The Zeira Corporation is a front for the Cyborg Resistance much like the Kaliba Group is a front for Skynet.
The Company[edit | edit source]
Zeira Corp owes its development to work resulting from the reverse engineering of endoskeleton technology. Catherine Weaver was informed by her brother, an NTSB investigator, that they had found mysterious equipment in the debris field of a downed airliner in 2002. The Weavers purchased the debris from the United States government and spent nearly 20 million dollars to reverse engineer the technology.
At some point in 2007, Lachlan Weaver and Catherine Weaver were flying to a meeting in a private helicopter owned by the company. Unbeknownst to the Weavers a Series 1001 Infiltrator had stowed away aboard the craft before departure. The Terminator caused the helicopter to crash and, soon afterward, replaced Catherine Weaver. Official records would soon indicate that the helicopter crashed due to pilot error.
Not long afterward the replaced Weaver came into contact with a man named Walsh who she employed to acquire a prototype Artificial intelligence known as the "Turk". After paying $300,000 for the computer processor, Weaver called all company department heads to an emergency meeting where she announced the formation of Project Babylon - an artificial intelligence more powerful than any other created previously. In addition to this, through subsidiary Automite Systems, Zeira Corporation planned to develop programs to automate nuclear power plants following the near Serrano Point Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown. During this time Zeira Corporation also made arrangements to control 7% of Earth's coltan reserves.
During the development of Project Babylon, Weaver would hire James Ellison to serve (officially) as the Head of Security for the company; however, his unofficial duties were to help Zeira to locate and capture a Terminator. In 2008 they would accomplish this task after Ellison delivered the disabled infiltrator known as Cromartie to Weaver. Between this time work with the Turk had progressed substantially with the program learning at a geometric rate with the assistance of Boyd Sherman. The program had also been tested in practical matters after it had been assigned to control all functions of Zeira Corp's Headquarters in Los Angeles. With the delivery of Cromartie, the development team had a suitable platform to provide Project Babylon with a voice. Thus John Henry was born and Ellison was reassigned to teach John Henry in addition to his security duties.
Following an attempt on both Weaver's and her daughter Savannah's life, Zeira Corp attracted the attention of Sarah and John Connor. During a meeting between the Connors and Weaver, Skynet launched an attack upon Zeira Corp's Headquarters using a Prototype Aerial Hunter Killer built by the Kaliba Group. The building took damage in the attack, the office of Catherine Weaver having been destroyed, and the program John Henry was lost to the future via Time Displacement Equipment that had been built into the subbasement. The fate of Zeira Corp is unknown as Catherine Weaver used the equipment to jump to the future.
Employees[edit | edit source]
Former Employees[edit | edit source]
- Lachlan Weaver - Former CEO of the company. He was killed in a helicopter crash.
- Catherine Weaver - Former CEO of the company. She was killed in a helicopter crash and replaced by a Series 1001 infiltrator.
- Richard Hack - A former employee who was killed by the T-1001. Official records indicate he took a position at another firm.
- Lowell Rogers - A former employee who was killed by the T-1001. Official records indicate he took a position at another firm.
- Boyd Sherman - A behavioral consultant hired to assist with the development of John Henry. He was accidentally killed by John Henry.
- Justin Tuck - Head of the Artificial intelligence division who was killed by the T-1001. Official records indicate he took a position at another firm.
- Walsh - A private investigator working on behalf of Catherine Weaver/T-1001. He was killed while investigating the reports of the Drone in Charm Acres.
Current Employees[edit | edit source]
- Catherine Weaver/T-1001 - CEO of Zeira Corp. It assumed control of the company after terminating Lachlan Weaver and Catherine Weaver.
- James Ellison - Head of Security for Zeira Corporation. He was hired after resigning from the FBI.
- Matt Murch - Head of Project Babylon. He was assigned with the task of developing and maintaining John Henry's technology.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- In honor of the death of its founder, Lachlan Weaver, the employees wear plaid on the anniversary of his death.
- The personal database of Catherine Weaver contains undated forged documents from members of Project Babylon indicating that they have taken positions at other firms.
- Zeira Corporation's Headquarters has 23 levels (not including the subbasement). 2009. There is a falcon nest on the roof with eggs that were set to hatch in
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles