Doctor Who: The Space Pirates

The Doctor Who episode “The Space Pirates” is the last of the lost Patrick Troughton episodes, and the next to last episode featuring him as the Doctor. The idea of pirates in space is one that science fiction in general and Doctor Who in particular continuously revisits, to good effect. The episode includes, like so [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

The Doctor Who episode “The Seeds Of Death” witnesses the return of the Ice Warriors and the introduction of what later on would be referred to as a “trans-mat” device, but which here was referred to as a “T-mat” which stood for “Travel-Mat.” I wonder what the Ice Warriors will look like if they ever [Read More…]

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Doctor Who and the Council of Nicaea

I have focused in my listening and reading on actual episodes of the Doctor Who television series, or novelizations thereof. But I think the time has come for me to branch off into other audiobooks. You see, I’ve just learned that there is a story about the Doctor visiting the Council of Nicaea! Apparently Arius [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: Good as Gold

The short Doctor Who mini-episode “Good as Gold” written by British schoolchildren comes at a particularly apt time, as Matt Smith recently carried the Olympic torch in Cardiff! [Read more…]

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What if the Doctor had met Rose when he was younger?

Via The High Council of Timelords on Facebook, where Sid who shared it wrote: “Hmmm I wonder if the fans and/or rose would have been so keen on a love interest, if it was this incarnation of he Doctor. Though it is the youngest we’ve known the Doctor, and 10 was several hundred years older” [Read more…]

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Time and Relative Dimensions in ROCK

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Doctor Who: The Krotons

The Doctor Who episode The Krotons features what to viewers in our time will appear to be quite primitive and poorly-constructed robots as the key villains. If one can get past the appearance – perhaps by keeping in mind that the Krotons are supposed to be not robots but organic crystal-based life forms that are [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Invasion

The title of the Doctor Who episode “The Invasion” hints at what the story would be about, but it keeps the viewer in suspense – although with some big hints – before eventually revealing who or what would be doing the invading. Since the cover of the DVD case doesn’t keep the secret, presumably it [Read More…]

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Leaving Lethbridge

What is a blog for, if not expressing one’s appreciation? I want to publicly thank everyone who participated in the Research in Religious Studies conference at the University of Lethbridge this weekend, not just for making me feel welcome but also simply for being part of this wonderful event. Special thanks are due to: Jim [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Mind Robber

The Doctor Who episode The Mind Robber ventures into strikingly postmodern ground, as the Doctor and his companions Zoe and Jamie find themselves in the land of fiction. The Doctor uses an emergency feature on the TARDIS to take it outside of time and space. They find themselves in a strange realm which turns out [Read More…]

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Teach the Controversy

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