IIRC, this started when Eric Flint remarked that his and his wife’s taste overlapped in two and two places only: (i) Jane Austen novels, and (ii) Terminator movies.
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things: Terminator meets Pride and Prejudice.
Adrian [Hon] sez, “Brenda W. Clough and Ryk Erik Spoor have come up with the ingenious idea of a Terminator/Pride and Prejudice crossover, and are currently writing sections on rec.arts.sf.written. Possibly the funniest thing I have read this year.”
“Indeed,” said the man (whom Patience could not help but think of as made of clockwork, though he manifestly was something far stranger), “I speak of these things not merely because of the way that I am made, though indeed a machine should do that which it is made to do, but because I have found that I have developed, through our many conversations, a feeling of that which is proper, both within the bounds of your society and without; and being that I am, here, a gentleman, I find that I am also bound to behave as a gentleman would, and indeed, Lady Patience, I must warn you that this Mr. Connor is a man of less than sterling character.”
Read the story of Terminator 2 if it had been written by Jane Austen. It is a really fun lark and quite interesting to read. This could open up a whole genre of stories: Die Hard and Jane Austen, XXX and Jane Austen, etc,