Salvation at the Cinema: Religious References in American Science Fiction Films of the 1980's

Marjorie Roberts Tautkus
This thesis examines several science fiction films from the 1980's for religious references, particularly in relation to the alien portrayed therein. E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial presents the alien as good fairy, Christian savior, and son of the Great Goddess. Alien and Aliens give the demonic embodiment of human corruption. Star Trek refers to eastern mysticism, New Age religiosity, and Christianity, but the crew ultimately worships a machine, which itself recalls the Great Goddess. The Empire Strikes...
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