Doctor Who Infographic

  Kasterborus shared the above infographic (click through if the size doesn’t appear correct here). Although the Doctor has encountered monks, and mentioned learning from monks, throughout the show’s history, as far as I know Tom Baker is the only actor to play the Doctor who actually was connected with the profession of monk. I [Read More...]

#GenCon is Over

I went back to GenCon for family fun day today with family and friends. Not only is GenCon now over, but so is the war between major science fiction and comic book franchises. Here is photographic evidence to prove it: There was also a close encounter between this Starfleet officer and a Dalek: And here’s one [Read More...]

Saturday at #GenCon

I spent today at GenCon, and thought I’d share some thoughts and photos. The first thing I went to was a seminar on “Playful Learning in Role Play” led by David Simkins, a professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The session had elements that were inspiring and [Read More...]

Doctor Who Theme on Violin

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The Most Interesting Doctor in the Universe

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Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

I suspect that humanity will always have to contend with prejudice in one form or another. But that doesn’t give us license to stop struggling against it. It is exactly the reason we must press on and continue to do better, to demand better, to show that it’s possible. The effort is its own reward. [Read More...]

A Whovian’s Response to Installing Office 2013

And if you haven’t seen it, the latest trailer for the upcoming first episode of the new season of Doctor Who has Clara uttering the same words: “You’ve redecorated…I don’t like it.” [Read more...]

Robe Risk

One thing that unites many churches, the Imperial elite in Star Wars, and those who attend renaissance fairs, is the wearing of robes. I wonder how many different kinds of robes I'll see at GenCon this weekend (my Baptist church isn't a robe-wearing sort of place). Have you ever had a robe or other costume-related [Read More...]

Comparative Dalek Ethics

If you’ve seen the latest trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who series, you’ll have seen a hint that (SPOILER ALERT) a Dalek that develops ethical sensibilities seems like it will be a focus at some point. I’ve been intrigued ever since that early promotional spot on the BBC had a Dalek saying that it detected in [Read More...]

Human Nature in Recent Movies

I got caught up on some movie viewing during my transatlantic flights this summer. I got to see Noah, Divergent, and the remake of Robocop. I was struck by a theme that linked all three very closely: their treatment of human nature. The movie Noah is a confusing mess, which does some creative things with [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks

The episode Death to the Daleks reminded me of the unmade episode The Masters of Luxor, inasmuch as it begins with the TARDIS completely losing power, with a mysterious city with a beacon on it being responsible. But there the similarities end. As in other episodes, we encounter primitive beings who offer sacrifice, because of [Read More...]


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