Pond Life is Here!

The first part of the webisode series “Pond Life” – which will serve as the prequel to the first episode of Doctor Who this season (which will air on September 1st) – is now online. You can watch it here, on YouTube, or on the BBC web site! [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

Those who are not fans of Doctor Who will read the title of this post and think that I am going overboard in my praise of the show. Fans will know that I am in fact referring to the episode from the Sylvester McCoy era of the show, the final episode of his penultimate season, [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Masters of Luxor

A friend drew to my attention a piece of Doctor Who history which will soon be released as an audiobook. Masters of Luxor (Doctor Who Lost Stories 3.7) was originally intended to be the second story in the serial, but it was never made, being replaced by The Daleks. And while the Daleks helped turn Doctor [Read More...]

Doctor Who Returns September 1st (and Pond Life Debuts Even Sooner)

Here’s a new trailer released today for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, which will begin to air on September 1st. And even sooner we’ll have Pond Life, webisodes about Amy and Rory when not traveling with the Doctor. That premieres online on August 27th on the BBC Doctor Who web site. [Read more...]

Do Young-Earth Creationists Deny that God Spoke Creation into Existence, or Creation out of Nothing?

It illustrates the selective literalism of young-earth creationists, that they never seem to realize the ludicrous conclusions they end up drawing could be outdone by still more bizarre ones if they were consistent in their literalism. As an example, consider the repeated references in Genesis 1 to God speaking. For speech – literal speech – [Read More...]

Exploring Our…

In the first meeting of my “Religion and Science” class, I had a slide with a Matrix connection, and I asked whether that was still meaningful. It was, but I wonder how long it will be before “Exploring Our Matrix” only means “Exploring Our Setting/Context” and does not have science fiction overtones as well. If [Read More...]

Dalek Last Supper

I've seen lots of science fiction versions of the Last Supper: LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars. But this one is new to me. I found it via The Daily Dalek on Facebook, which is also a new discovery for me. Also for Doctor Who fans, IO9 had the latest Doctor Who news, with information (spoilers) [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil

This Doctor Who episode from the Jon Pertwee era, “The Mind of Evil,” offers interesting explorations of religious themes, as well as some intriguing connections with (or perhaps disconnects from) more recent episodes. The Doctor and Jo Grant go to see a demonstration at a prison of a device called the Keller Machine, which supposedly [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

When Doctor Who returned to begin the era of the Third Doctor, with the episode Spearhead from Space, it really started with a bang. This episode introduced the Autons and the Nestenes, and I am struck by the fact that when Doctor Who started up again after its long break, the writers and producers chose [Read More...]

Doctor Who – New Series Trailer

Here is the trailer for the next season of Doctor Who (series 7 if one is just counting the newer ones), which was just released today: [Read more...]

Paging Dana Scully

Fred Clark does a wonderful job of reviewing Tim Stafford’s book Miracles (which I also recently reviewed) by relating it to the classic science fiction show The X-Files. Here is one of my favorite quotes from the piece, which is very helpful and insightful: Reading Miracles, I kept feeling like AD Walter Skinner on The X-Files, listening to another [Read More...]