Doctor Who: The End of Time vs. The Day of the Doctor

I saw “The Day of the Doctor” twice over the past few days, once on the small screen and once in a movie theater in 3D. It was definitely worth the extra effort to see the latter. The 3D aspect was cool, as was the chance to focus in on detail and catch a few [Read More...]

Sneak Peek of The Day of the Doctor (Children in Need)

Via Doctor Who TV [Read more...]

Second Day of the Doctor Trailer

There’s some of the same footage, but also some that we didn’t see in the first trailer the BBC released. And what’s here has me even more excited for this upcoming 50th anniversary episode. I particularly like an echo of words that we’ve heard more than once, but which we heard for the first time [Read More...]

Theatrical Showings of “The Day of the Doctor”

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for theatrical showings of “The Day of the Doctor,” the 50th anniversary Doctor Who episode, in 3D. The Fathom Events website will be selling tickets, and you can check out their list of places where the special episode will be showing. It doesn’t look like those attending the AAR and [Read More...]

To My Non-Whovian Readers

If you read my blog regularly, and don’t get my Doctor Who references, I just want to say, “I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.” [Read more...]

The Origin According To…

Via Joel Watts (who thinks the guy in the last frame is the Tenth Doctor)   [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Frontios

The episode “Frontios” from the classic Doctor Who series is in many ways a forerunner of the episode “Utopia” in the David Tennant era. The Doctor and his companions end up in humanity’s far future. The Doctor shows concern for the policy of the time lords to not intervene – and of course, it doesn’t [Read More...]

Classic Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

I rewatched the episode “Four to Doomsday” this weekend. This episode from early in Peter Davison’s stint as the Doctor has a special significance for me. It is the first episode of Doctor Who that I ever saw. I was quite young at the time – I’m not sure exactly what age, but single digits [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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