If you are among the unfortunate few who have missed the three seasons of Orphan Black, then it’s time that you watch the same in double time. From a talented actress adroitly playing multiple characters to some great back stories filled with deep literature and myths along with the best Clone Club, this BBC series is one of the biggest hits on American television.
If you wish to understand the Clone Club better, you need to scroll down and find out more about the 15 most fascinating Orphan Black terms.
1 Orphan Black
It only makes sense that we start this whole discussion by first understanding what does the title Orphan Black mean. This word can be interpreted in two ways, first as a child in black and second as an orphan hiding from the black market. The main clone of the series, Sarah Manning and her foster brother Felix are representations of such children. Their foster mother, Siobhan, smuggled them out of England. Use the next page button below to check them all out. Enjoy!
The initiative that leads to the development of a line of female clones is named Project Leda. All the clones that were developed under this project were unaware of their clonage, except for Rachel Duncan, who was raised by the lead scientists of the project. The name Leda finds its origins in a great Greek myth, in which a daughter of a king is raped or seduced by God Zeus in the form of a swan. The same night she also sleeps with her mortal husband and eventually gives birth to two eggs. One of the eggs contains the mortal Castor and Clytemnestra while the other egg contains the divine Pollux and Helen. This Greek mythology is named Leda and the Swan.
3 Sarah And Helena
The clone Helena in the show is named after Helen of Troy and just like her, she too, seems immortal and very difficult to kill. Just like Helen of Troy, Helena too has a twin sister named Sarah. The name Sarah may have been inspired from Sarah of the Old Testament. Sarah of the Old Testament was considered to be infertile, yet she had a son eventually. Similarly, the clones too were developed to be infertile, yet Sarah has a daughter Kira and Helena too has fertile eggs in her.