Doctor Who Christmas Special Preview

I was so delighted to see this snippet of the Doctor Who Christmas special, courtesy of IO9. The Doctor, Clara, and Santa, will all be back, together with a couple of elves! [Read more...]

The Doctor Studied at the University of Glasgow

Well done, University of Glasgow! The university dug into its archives and found evidence that the Doctor did indeed study there. [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Death in Heaven

The season finale of Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor certainly packed a punch time and time again. From the opening scene when Clara tells a Cyberman that she is the Doctor, stalling for time, to the moment when Santa Claus arrives as a deus ex machina with the hope that, for Christmas, perhaps [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Dark Water

What an amazing episode of Doctor Who “Dark Water” is. It starts with Clara speaking intensely with Danny on the phone, including saying that she loves him, and emphasizing that this isn’t just the casual phrase but something deeper. And then he stops responding, and we soon learn that Danny had been hit by a car [Read More...]

Doctor Who: In The Forest Of The Night

The episode “In the Forest of the Night” continues a number of themes that have been woven throughout this season of Doctor Who: fairy tales and fear; Clara’s strength, her increasing resemblance to the Doctor, and her relationship to Danny Pink; and whatever is going on with Missy. (The “next time” clip suggests that the season [Read More...]

Doctor Who and Religion Lecture

The folks at Ole Miss recorded the lecture I gave on Religion and Doctor Who, and have kindly shared it on their YouTube channel. The audio isn’t great, and the very beginning is missing, but for those interested in the topic, it will hopefully still be interesting and enjoyable!   [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Flatline

The title of this episode may remind one of “flatland,” that famous illustration of dimensions, and so it should. In “Flatline,” the Doctor and Clara encounter beings from a universe of two dimensions, who have been causing the disappearance of people on a particular housing estate in Bristol. The lack of police interest is highlighted, [Read More...]

God, the Doctor, and Free Will

The blog Whovian Theology takes the Doctor Who episode “Kill the Moon” as a jumping off point for critiquing the widely-held view of God as one who doesn’t intervene to right the wrongs in our world, even though God could, in order to make room for our free will. One could easily substitute “Jesus” for “Doctor” [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express

“Mummy on the Orient Express”brings together all the things that Doctor Who has done well for a long time – myth, science, and terror. The episode takes place almost entirely on board a faithful replica of the Orient Express train – in space. The plan is for this to be the last journey for the Doctor [Read More...]

Because of the Angels

Fred Clark posted about the obscure first half of 1 Corinthians 11, and offered a Whovian suggestion about what “because of the angels” might mean. And so I decided it was worth turning into a picture: That passage continues to puzzle me, and my suspicion is that in the first half, Paul is at times quoting [Read More...]

Blogging the Third Doctor

Here’s a round-up of all my posts about Doctor Who episodes from the Jon Pertwee era: Spearhead from Space Doctor Who and the Silurians The Ambassadors of Death Inferno Terror of the Autons The Mind of Evil The Claws of Axos Colony In Space The Daemons Day of the Daleks The Curse of Peladon The [Read More...]


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