Is That Dalek Blue and Black?

A Whovian contribution to the blue and black dress fervor. [Read more...]

Is That Star Trek Uniform Blue and Black or Gold and White?

Making a Star Trek contribution to the blue and black dress debate seemed an appropriate tribute to Leonard Nimoy. [Read more...]

Leonard Nimoy Lived Long and Prospered

Leonard Nimoy has passed away, at age 83. Tributes are appearing far and wide. The character of Spock on Star Trek is obviously his most famous role, and the commitment to logic without emotion, and yet the forging of friendship and self-sacrifice, coupled with the ideology of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, offered a worldview that, [Read More...]

Yoda vs. Yoder

Do you get Yoda and Yoder confused? If so, this Venn Diagram from TheologyGrams will hopefully help you keep them straight. As far as I know, only one of them has warning labels in their books because of sexual harassment and abuse of women. That doesn’t make one great either. I presume Yoda knew that, even [Read More...]

The Buddha has been Upgraded

When I saw the photo above by M. Elsevier Stokmans, which accompanied the news that a CT scan of a Buddha statue had revealed a mummy inside, I presume I wasn’t the only one to think of the Doctor Who episode “Dark Water” and the Cybermen, right? There’s more information on Robs Webstek’s website. [Read more...]

The Gospel of John in a Galaxy Far Far Away

In a recent blog post, Andrew McGowan suggested that the opening lines of the Gospel of John or the Letter to the Hebrews ought, if transferred into a modern idiom, appear in the characteristic scrolling text that opened the Star Wars films. I think it is also interesting to ask the reverse question. Fast forwarding into [Read More...]

Interstellar

I had been eager to see Interstellar for some time, and finally managed to see it in the IMAX theater at the Indiana State Museum on the last day that it was showing there. Spoilers ahead! The film is quite a masterpiece in terms of its realization, its depiction of space and of other worlds [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Through the Looking Glass

This two-part season finale starts with what we assume to be a flashback, but later learn is a flash forward. Jack is taking an Oceanic flight, and spots an obituary in the newspaper, which he tears out. It brings him to tears when in his car after landing. He makes a phone call, but doesn’t [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Greatest Hits

Jack tells the survivors that Juliette told him about the plan of the Others to take the pregnant women. Jack got Danielle to bring dynamite from the Black Rock. Instead of hiding again, they are going to mark the tents as Juliette was supposed to, and when the Others show up, Jack says, we’re going [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Man Behind the Curtain

This episode has Ben claiming that he is the last person to have been born on the island, and the only one who has seen Jacob, the man to whom he answers. Ben says that Jacob is not a man you go and see – he is a man who summons you. Locke thinks Ben [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Brig

We learn that the Others have been eagerly awaiting Locke’s arrival among them. Ben tells Locke that Locke brought his father to the island. Ben tells Locke that he isn’t ready to join the Others, because he is still bound by the person he was before he came to the island. Everyone needs to make [Read More...]


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