How To Make My Spidey-Scar Sense a Disturbance in the Time Vortex

This has been around for a while, but since Bob Cargill shared it and said that it would tick me off four times over, I figured I had best mention it… In other somewhat related news, Chris Brady and Bob Cargill are working on a project called Sacred Techs. Mason uses Doctor Who to reflect [Read More...]

Longing for Magic and Miracle (Is Science Fiction Simply Fantasy?)

A question to which I keep returning is whether science fiction is fundamentally different than fantasy. Both have worlds very different than our own, battles between good and evil, monsters, heroes, and usually even energy weapons of some sort. Obviously the difference is that there is at least a pretense of scientific basis in science [Read More...]

Rise of the Orthodox Jedi

HT Chris Brady (original source unknown) [Read more...]

Darth Vader’s New Voice

There has been a lot of discussion of George Lucas’ alterations to the classic Star Wars films for their Blu-Ray release. This parody is the one that I think is the funniest: If nothing else, watching the parody will make you feel better about what George Lucas actually did. [Read more...]

When 900 Years Old You Reach… (for fans of both Star Wars and Doctor Who)

via Reddit [Read more...]

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...]


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