Doctor Who: The Sun Makers

It has been too long since my last post about the classic Doctor Who series. I finished my rewatch a while back and so just need to finish off blogging the Fourth Doctor era, having completed the first three as well as from the Fifth Doctor onwards, due to my having started my rewatch on two parallel [Read More…]

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The Doctor Investigates Gravity Hill

I decided to take a drive with my son yesterday to two places that we had never been to. I had heard about the phenomenon of a “gravity hill” as a kid, probably via to the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. I found out some months ago that one such place is right near Indianapolis, [Read More…]

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Who North America Reopens!

I received this notice from Who North America today: FINALLY!  It is with great pleasure that we announce our soft opening of the new store on Tuesday, March 1, 2016!!! Our new location is at: 8901 S. State Road 67 Camby, IN 46113 Our telephone number and email remains the same.  Our operating hours for [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who works as a comedy episode throughout most of it, and then as a tender romance towards the end. Whether the combination of the two really works or not is hard to say, but the result was enjoyable even if it didn’t consistently feel believable even by Doctor Who standards – and [Read More…]

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Whovian Christmas

Jeff Carter offered some Whovian versions of Christmas carol titles. I didn’t think I could do better, so I’ll just link to his list. And as usual, the BBC has some Doctor Who Christmas cards that you can download and print. I particularly like this one (notice the sign on the door):   [Read more…]

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Doctor Who: Hell Bent

“Hell Bent” was a nice season finale for what has been, I would say, the best season of the Peter Capaldi era thus far, with some episodes that will surely remain all-time classics. The way the episode begins is mysterious, and makes sense only at the end. The Doctor is in Nevada, and stops by [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: Face the Raven

Due to the AAR/SBL conference and Thanksgiving, I am more than a week behind in blogging about the latest Doctor Who episodes. And so I will get caught up with two blog posts today – and then will soon get back to finishing off my blogging through the classic series, which I finished rewatching a [Read More…]

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Metacriticism of Biblical Scholarship at #AARSBL on Saturday Afternoon

This session focused on canon and fan fiction, making comparisons between science fiction and other genres on the one hand, and Biblical studies on the other. Frauke Uhlenbruch presided. My paper was up first, and it turned out there was no projector, and so my slides – which had no point to them other than [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: Sleep No More

This episode (spoilers ahead) does one of the things that Doctor Who has done quite often in the past, but not recently in any instance I can think of, namely poking fun at particular genres. Doctor Who is science fiction, comedy, horror, drama, and children’s show, all rolled into one. At times it has deliberately engaged [Read More…]

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Cruelty Begets Cruelty

Cruelty begets cruelty. It doesn’t matter if you learn this point from Jesus, the Doctor, or somewhere else. Figuring out how to overcome evil not by repaying evil with evil, but by breaking the cycle of violence, is so hard that it seems impossible. But there is no other way. [Read more…]

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Religion Across Time and Space #CFP

A couple of calls for papers, which share in common the idea of crossing time and space, albeit in different ways. One is from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, looking for proposals about Doctor Who and Torchwood. The other is for a graduate conference at Duke University on the theme “Across [Read More…]

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