The Q Continuum

I couldn’t resist (with inspiration from a Facebook comment by Carl Beck Sachs) using this Star Trek phrase in reference to the range of views that scholars hold on the hypothetical document Q, proposed to explain the overlaps between Matthew and Luke on material that is not in Mark. (See the bottom of the post [Read More...]

Or is it the first Vulcan greeting with a commandment?

HT Jeff Carter. The Bible refers to Exodus 20:12 as the first commandment with a promise. Hence the title of my blog post.   [Read more...]

The Machine

Existential comics has a nice comic strip dealing with the philosophical issues related to teleportation and imaginary technology like the transporter on Star Trek. Click through to read the rest. [Read more...]

Away Team in a Manger

A blog commenter¬†as well as someone on Twitter drew my attention to the #SciFiXmas hashtag that had been trending on Twitter. There were some clever mash-ups of science fiction names and titles with Christmas carols and other such things. One of my favorites was “Away Team in a Manger.” Not surprisingly, there have been several [Read More...]

Christmas on the Enterprise

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Have a Logical Holiday Season

I was surprised that, having come across this image recently (I added the words), it isn't the only image focused on Spock in a Christmas sweater. Here's one from Anubis-Admirer:   [Read more...]

Let It Snow! Make It So!

In case you missed this video of Capt. Picard singing his own special version of “Let It Snow” with help from other crew members. [Read more...]

Vulcan Jesus

I came across this on Pinterest and thought I would share it – and not only because it is firmly at the intersection between religion and science fiction. Spock was arguably the most openly religious character on the Enterprise – he had rituals and practices of a sort that no other crewmember was shown to [Read More...]

Religion and Science Fiction on Halloween

Today was the first time that my class on religion and science fiction has met on Halloween, and so I dressed appropriately, and encouraged students to do the same. Few rose to the challenge, as you can see in the photo (the student on the right explained that she was dressed as a muggle). I [Read More...]

Gene Roddenberry and the Gods

On this day in 1991, Gene Roddenberry passed away. I didn’t even realize that when I talked about Star Trek today in my class on religion and science fiction. Roddenberry’s own life story is fascinating, and the Star Trek phenomenon that he created is something to marvel at. Today’s theme in class was “ancient aliens” [Read More...]

Star Trek Name Tag

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