Terminating Samson: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the Rise of New Biblical Meaning

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dc.contributor.author Myles, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T22:53:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Relegere, 2011, 1 (2), pp. 329 - 350 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25834 en
dc.description.abstract The Terminator films (1984–2009) incorporate a number of theological and biblical themes, which are further developed in the franchise’s recent expansion into a television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009). This article explores how the series appropriates biblical material and motifs, terminating them from their original contexts and adjusting them to create new meanings. After a brief survey of the biblical subtext of the franchise, the article focuses on one episode of the series, "Samson and Delilah," which echoes the story of Samson, to analyse its explicit and implicit retellings of the biblical narrative and to explore the wider implications of this appropriation in the context of apocalyptic science fiction. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Relegere en
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dc.title Terminating Samson: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the Rise of New Biblical Meaning en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.11157/rsrr1-2-412 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 329 en
pubs.volume 1 en
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pubs.author-url https://relegere.org/relegere/article/view/412 en
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pubs.end-page 350 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 474500 en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en
pubs.org-id Humanities en
pubs.org-id Theology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1179-7231 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-02-01 en

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