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...]

It’s Pretty Much Definite: Jesus was Descended from David

I am grateful to Gavin of the blog Otagosh for pointing out the genealogical gem that BBC News recently shared. Jesus almost certainly was descended from David – because it is likely that everyone among the Jews in his time was descended from David. Read the article for the genealogical logic behind this statement. Of course, [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...]

Doctor Who and the Silurians

“Doctor Who and The Silurians” introduced for the first time a race that has continued to reappear throughout the show’s history right up until recent seasons: the Silurians, also referred to as Homo Reptilia, reptilian bipeds who sought safety underground from a potentially cataclysmic encounter with a planetoid (which became our moon, ending up orbiting [Read More...]

Doctor Who New Series Season 7 Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the new season of Doctor Who. HT IO9 At :54 seconds into the clip, there is a person who as it flashes by looks like it could be William Hartnell’s Doctor! If you actually stop the video there, the resemblance evaporates on closer inspection. But precisely because the First Doctor visited [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord: Terror of the Vervoids

The third major section of the Doctor Who episode “The Trial of a Time Lord,” parts 9-12, are known under the subtitle “Terror of the Vervoids“. It is the Doctor’s chance to respond to the accusations of the Valeyard, and he has been given access to the matrix, the computer database of time lord knowledge, [Read More...]

The Beginnings of Doctor Who – and of Christianity

The sci-fi website IO9 had an article on Doctor Who’s scandalous and troubled beginnings. It seems that the show was not expected to do very well. As the article says early on, The show had a tiny studio and huge cameras, and a shoestring budget. But the people who were making the show were outsiders, [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Special Effects Dinosaurs

IO9 shared this video about the famously poor special effects in the Doctor Who episode “Invasion of the Dinosaurs.” [Read more...]

Two Lost Episodes of Doctor Who Recovered!

In some happy news for Doctor Who fans, two long missing episodes of Doctor Who have been found. One is part three of “Galaxy 4″ from the William Hartnell era, which I blogged about recently. The other is part of “The Underwater Menace” with Patrick Troughton. Here’s a clip from the former: You can watch [Read More...]

Doctor Who 2011 Christmas Special Prequel

This has been up on the BBC website for a few days, but HT to SF Signal for the shareable YouTube version The BBC Doctor Who web site also has printable Doctor Who Christmas cards. And if you are more in the mood for Darwin-related cards, The Dispersal of Darwin has some. [Read more...]

Religious Believers and Science Fiction Nerds around the Blogosphere

First, let me share this great video again on the parallel phenomena of religious fundamentalism and nerdiness: I felt compelled to share the video, since I have been having a conversation on Facebook with a Whovian fundamentalist whose canon includes the 1996 special but rejects the current series. The fan in question also rejects my [Read More...]


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