Doctor Who’s Doctrine, Part 1: Mad Man with a Box

Before “Doctor Who” officially turns 50 this November, Christ and Pop Culture will spend 12 weeks delving deep into the science-fiction series phenomenon.When I was a child, I thought like a child and enjoyed Christian programs for children. Those included the Christian Broadcasting Network’s anime TV series Superbook, in which children travel in a whirling “time vortex,” and Adventures in Odyssey, whose stories often included a time machine-like device shaped (at first) like a phone box. … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: And The Twelfth Doctor Is…Capaldi?

This past weekend, the BBC held a major TV event to announce something of great import for geeks and nerds everywhere: the name of the actor who would be portraying the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor. Peter Capaldi, known for his foul-mouthed role in The Thick of It, will be the one at the TARDIS' controls when Doctor Who's eighth series premieres August 2014. … [Read more...]