Science Fiction (SF) films have frequently been the vehicles for hidden biblical characters, particularly Christ-figures. These subtexts can make the difference between an ordinary film and an exceptional one. The critical literature was reviewed and four popular films were selected to illustrate their religious dimensions, namely: (a) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), (b) Blade Runner (1982), (c) The Terminator (1984), and (d) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). It was concluded that the SF cinema is a rich source of contemporary religiosity that can be pedagogically employed in the Religious Education (RE) classroom.
Kozlovic, Anton K.
"From Holy Aliens to Cyborg Saviours: Biblical Subtexts in Four Science Fiction Films,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol5/iss2/3