Doctor Who: Galaxy 4

The Doctor Who episode “Galaxy 4″ is another of the lost episodes which can be enjoyed in audiobook form. And it is one that confirms my sense that audiobooks are an ideal way to experience these early episodes. I listened to the story, and then in preparing to blog about it, I looked for photos [Read More...]

Appropriate Advertising Win

We all know that the placement of ads on blogs and websites is sometimes at odds with the tenor of the blog/site in question. But yesterday, I noticed quite possibly the most appropriate ad this blog could ever have on it. Do you agree? [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Space Museum

The Doctor Who episode “The Space Museum” explores a temporal paradox of the sort that the show up until this point has largely sidestepped, but which has characterized the post-hiatus series. The Doctor and his companions arrive in a space museum, in which they find themselves and the TARDIS on display. The Doctor realizes that [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Romans

The episode of Doctor Who “The Romans” from the William Hartnell era only intersects tangentially with religion, but it does so in interesting ways. The Doctor and his companions end up in Rome in the time of Nero, and the Doctor actually gets mistaken for a lyre player who has been invited to Nero’s palace. [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Visitation

As I continue my Doctor Who re-watch, I suspect that I am going to end up with two streams of it – not inappropriate for a time-travel series in which the Doctor’s various regenerations intersect, I dare say! As I continue working through from the beginning, because there are so many lost episodes, I will [Read More...]

Doctor Who and the Pepper-Spraying Daleks (Occupy Skaro)

The photo below is believed to be a leaked scene from either the upcoming season of Doctor Who or the recently-announced Doctor Who movie: A working title has not been announced, but based on the contents speculation has included that it might be something like “Doctor Who and the Pepper-Spraying Daleks,” “Doctor Who: Occupy Skaro,” [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Snakedance and the Triple Temptation of the Mara

The Doctor Who episode “Snakedance” from the Peter Davison era is the sequel to the earlier episode Kinda, featuring the same enemy, the Mara, an evil presence which can hide within a mind and take control of it, and from there (if it can find the power to do so) emerge into physical form as [Read More...]

Happy Birthday to Who

On this day, November 23rd, back in 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who aired. Happy 48th birthday, Doctor Who! That was, of course, also the day after president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I wonder how and whether the convergence of the two affected the memories of anyone who saw the show when it [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Daemons (Conflicting Signals about Science and the Supernatural)

The session on religion and science fiction at AAR went well, and I will blog about that separately. But let me write my post now on one of the episodes I focused particular attention on in my own presentation on religion in Doctor Who: “The Daemons” from the Jon Pertwee era. Two bits of dialogue [Read More...]

Bibliobloggers’ Reception and More #AARSBL #SBLAAR

The bibliobloggers’ get-together last night was delightful. It was great to meet some people for the first time, including Brian LePort, whom I did not recognize until he covered the lower part of his face (see the photo on his blog Near Emmaus to see why). Chris Brady took some photos and posted them on [Read More...]

New Doctor Who Videos

Here’s the new Doctor Who Children In Need video: And here’s the trailer for the Christmas special: [Read more...]


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