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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Doctor Who: Underworld

The very title of the Doctor Who episode “Underworld” hints at its intersection with religion. But while the “underworld” in question turns out to be a world of tunnels with no access to the sky, the episode nevertheless more than lives up to the expectation that it will provide interesting terrain for exploring religion. Although [Read More…]

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You Know You Write About Doctor Who A Lot When…

You know you write about Doctor Who a lot when you go to write the word “doctor” and instinctively capitalize it. I did that this morning. [Read more…]

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Doctor Who: The Face of Evil

The episode “The Face of Evil” from the Tom Baker era is famous for introducing Leela as the Doctor’s companion. For those interested in the show’s treatment of religion, it is also famous for its content. It originally bore the title “The Day God Went Mad.” The Doctor lands on a planet where remnants of [Read More…]

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