Doctor Who: Last Christmas

The episode starts with Clara being awoken by noise on the rooftop. It is Santa, two elves, a sled and flying reindeer. It is immediately comical. An elf makes a reference to Santa growing a beard as a disguise, but peope have picked up on it. They pole fun at Clara’s suggestion that her parents [Read More...]

Last Christmas Trailer

IO9 drew attention to the new trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special, “Last Christmas.” [Read more...]

Doctor Who Christmas Cards

The BBC has a set or printable Doctor Who Christmas cards on their website. Here’s a sample: And of related interest, Patheos has an Advent Calendar! [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts

I think that the two things I’d really like for Christmas this year are a Tom Baker Doctor Who scarf, and Anne Akiko Meyer’s CD American Masters, which has a couple of pieces on it I know and love already as well as one that I heard part of on the radio for the first [Read More...]

Ken Ham, Whovian

I learned previously that Ken Ham is a Doctor Who fan. But a photo in a recent article on RawStory made it clear that he is a die-hard Whovian. I find it distressing enough that he is associated with my faith tradition as a Christian. But that he is a Whovian as well seemed too much [Read More...]

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...]


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