Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet (and the First Regeneration)

The episode “The Tenth Planet” marks an important turning point in the history of Doctor Who – and not only because it introduced the Cybermen who would feature perennially throughout the show’s history. This was the last episode with William Hartnell. Doctor Who seems to be rather unique in having discovered a way to change [Read More…]

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Starfleet Victory Tebow

The Starfleet American Football team’s three lead players tebow in secular thanksgiving for their victory over the gods of Olympus’ team. [Read more…]

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Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker

“The Celestial Toymaker” is an episode of Doctor Who from the William Hartnell era, and most of the original footage is lost. Gary Zimmer sums up the significance of this early episode of Doctor Who very well: “`The Celestial Toymaker‘ was unlike any previous Doctor Who story. Until then stories had been in either of two [Read More…]

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A Christmas Present Fit for a Captain!

I received quite a few nice gifts this Christmas, but none as worthy of being photographed and shared on this blog as one I got from my sister: I’m particularly honored that she thought I deserved the rank of captain. Seriously, I would have been content with one of those red shirts with a bullseye [Read More…]

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Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism

Bob Cargill pointed out to me an article in CNN about the latest volleys in the Star Trek vs. Star Wars wars, with not only fans but actors getting involved in the controversy (and George Takei’s entertaining attempt to argue for the need for peace so as to face a common foe). To me, the [Read More…]

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Capt. Picard Wishes You a White Christmas

And if that doesn’t take care of it, then Google “let it snow”! [Read more…]

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Sci-Fi Holiday Cards

I previously mentioned the Doctor Who Christmas cards available on the BBC Doctor Who web page. Now IO9 has a gallery of geeky sci-fi cards, including the gems below: I am grateful to Jeff Carter for pointing out the existence of Star Wars snowflake patterns. And the official Star Wars blog has things like a [Read More…]

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The New Jerusalem Borg Cube? Jesus is Coming, You Will Be Assimilated!

I didn’t get the chance to post about this yesterday when the two blog posts about it came to my attention. Fitting squarely in the intersection of religion and science fiction – in the category of religion as sci-fi and/or sci-fi as religion – is the suggestion made by a religious group that an approaching [Read More…]

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Christmas in the Mutara Nebula

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Scotty in Hell

I am sure I must have seen this before at some point, but having come across it I felt it was worth sharing. It certainly fits one of the themes of this blog – the intersection of religion and science fiction! [Read more…]

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Amen and Make It So

Jeff Carter has posted another installment in his series of images exploring the intersection of religion and sci-fi/superheroes: [Read more…]

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