Reviews of The God Complex and More

There has been a fair bit of interest and discussion in response to my post on the most recent Doctor Who episode, “The God Complex.” Here are some other reviews and blog reflections on the episode that I’m aware of: The Oncoming Hope  God Complex aka The Characters Uncomplex Stuff and Conscience  The Doctor and [Read More...]

Epic Storytelling from the Bible to Star Wars

While searching for a recording of “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana I came across this video which brings together scenes from across the various six Star Wars films to that musical accompaniment, connecting the early and later in a pretty effective way. The look on Obi Wan Kenobi’s face in the first Star [Read More...]

Jedi Kittens Strike Back

HT IO9 [Read more...]

Science Fiction and Religion around the Blogosphere

Here are some sci-fi posts from around the blogosphere which are likely to be of interest to readers: Cheese-Wearing Theology continues reviewing Religion and Science Fiction, reaching Fuji Lozada’s chapter on sci-fi in China. The Sci-Fi Catholic responded to an earlier post by his evil twin about the relationship between religion and science fiction. Religion [Read More...]

Darth Vader in “Yes Man”

There has been a lot of discussion of George Lucas’ addition of Vader’s “Noooooo” to Return of the Jedi on Blu-Ray. But here is a very different spoof perspective on the matter: Darth Vader starring in “Yes Man”: HT Jeff Carter on Facebook [Read more...]

Religion and Redemption in Science Fiction (around the blogosphere)

Several posts around the blogosphere today deal with science fiction in connection with religion, redemption, or other topics of interest. First, Julie Clawson blogs about the complexity of identity. Here’s a taste: Star Wars, like reality, is nuanced. The good guys can be self-seeking and greedy, and cute little Anakin becomes the evil Darth Vader [Read More...]

Darth Vader Will Be Punished In The Afterlife After All (and other matters of religion and science fiction)

As the Sci-Fi Catholic reports, George Lucas is intervening in the Star Wars universe again to inflict punishment on Darth Vader much as he has done to Yoda. IO9 describes it as Darth Vader “losing a little more of his dignity.” Also in the realm of religion and science fiction, and more specifically the justice of [Read More...]

Redemption in Science Fiction: Saving Anakin Skywalker and Melody Pond

I have long been struck by the profundity of Star Wars’ vision of redemption. While many Christians treat it as a given that the casting of Satan, Hitler and perhaps the majority of human beings into a lake of fire for eternity is a satisfactory outcome, Star Wars offers – as do some Christians – [Read More...]

Star Wars Retold by Someone Who’s Never Seen It

The previous post reminded me of one of the funniest videos on the internet: Star Wars retold by someone who has never seen it. If you have never seen this, watch it, and you will laugh out loud… I know it’s a few years old, but I’m guessing that there are probably people who have [Read More...]

Mystical Pregnancies and Other Sci-Fi Tropes Around the Blogosphere

TheoFantastique and Political Jesus shared a video as well as some links related to a classic trope in both religion and sci-fi: the impregnation of a woman with a child from another world: Elsewhere in the realm of sci-fi, Rod of Alexandria also posted a farcical account of the most famous time lord bringing the [Read More...]

Slave Leia PSA

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