Visiting the Aztecs with the Doctor and Other Scholars

Rudy Busto wrote a piece for the Religious Studies Project, comparing what Western authors have often had to say about the Aztecs, with the treatment of them on Doctor Who in the classic episode “The Aztecs.” See my previous blog post about the episode, and also my recent article in Implicit Religion comparing Doctor Who and Star [Read More…]

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Star Wars Doctor Who Mash-Ups

The BBC Doctor Who blog is celebrating Star Wars Day with a selection of mash-ups between Star Wars and Doctor Who. Below is one of them. Click through for more! [Read more…]

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Popular Culture, Dr. Who, and Religion

Some time ago – back in 2013, and thus so long that I had pretty much forgotten all about it – A. David Lewis and I recorded a podcast on “Popular Culture, Dr. Who, and Religion.” That podcast has been unearthed from wherever it lay hidden all this time, and thanks to the fact that the Religious [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Sun Makers

It has been too long since my last post about the classic Doctor Who series. I finished my rewatch a while back and so just need to finish off blogging the Fourth Doctor era, having completed the first three as well as from the Fifth Doctor onwards, due to my having started my rewatch on two parallel [Read More…]

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The Doctor Investigates Gravity Hill

I decided to take a drive with my son yesterday to two places that we had never been to. I had heard about the phenomenon of a “gravity hill” as a kid, probably via to the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. I found out some months ago that one such place is right near Indianapolis, [Read More…]

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Who North America Reopens!

I received this notice from Who North America today: FINALLY!  It is with great pleasure that we announce our soft opening of the new store on Tuesday, March 1, 2016!!! Our new location is at: 8901 S. State Road 67 Camby, IN 46113 Our telephone number and email remains the same.  Our operating hours for [Read More…]

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Geoffrey Burgon: Connecting the Church, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and More

In exploring the Naxos music database’s new releases, I discovered Geoffrey Burgon’s Requiem. Burgon is known for TV soundtracks (including Doctor Who) and film score work, such as on Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. I read the conference volume that looked at Jesus and Brian, but although the music was mentioned, no one seems to have focused [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who works as a comedy episode throughout most of it, and then as a tender romance towards the end. Whether the combination of the two really works or not is hard to say, but the result was enjoyable even if it didn’t consistently feel believable even by Doctor Who standards – and [Read More…]

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Whovian Christmas

Jeff Carter offered some Whovian versions of Christmas carol titles. I didn’t think I could do better, so I’ll just link to his list. And as usual, the BBC has some Doctor Who Christmas cards that you can download and print. I particularly like this one (notice the sign on the door):   [Read more…]

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Doctor Who: Hell Bent

“Hell Bent” was a nice season finale for what has been, I would say, the best season of the Peter Capaldi era thus far, with some episodes that will surely remain all-time classics. The way the episode begins is mysterious, and makes sense only at the end. The Doctor is in Nevada, and stops by [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: Heaven Sent

This episode begins with a monologue about the sense of life being lived in constant threat of danger and death. The Doctor thinks about Clara’s death, and is angry in a way that we have rarely seen. The Doctor has been brought to a castle, but with TV screens on the walls. The Doctor realizes [Read More…]

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