The Doctor Who Can Be Named

Over on the blog A God-Sized Puzzle, Eruesso brought Doctor Who and the Tao Te Ching together and came up with this: This can lead to some interesting discussions at the intersection of religion and science fiction. Human beings hunger revelations, but they fail to satisfy in the long term. You can see this in [Read More...]

The Doctor’s Name – One Excellent Possibility

It isn't just the Silence who want the secret kept. There are also many fans that simply don't want to know the Doctor's name. For instance these folks here: I don't blame them. Let's face it, if there is a big reveal on Doctor Who after 50 years of secrecy, and it turns out the [Read More...]

Spoiler about the Doctor’s Regeneration?

Is this a leaked set of images from the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special? No, actually the Doctor at the end is Chris Brady, of the blog Targuman, in his new Facebook profile picture. Steve Caruso made the composite image and shared it on his Aramaic Blog. When I dress up in my regalia for [Read More...]

The Name of the Doctor…Who Season Finale

The BBC Doctor Who blog posted the above poster. Wow! Do you think we will actually hear the Doctor's name? If that is revealed, what do you think the show will do to preserve the character of the Doctor's mystery?   [Read more...]

What Would the Doctor Do?

On Wednesday, John Morehead shared a link to an article about posthumanism, science fiction, and religion. One of the things Martin Erdmann said about science fiction and religion in the article was: These “socially and culturally expedient myths”, however, are purely scientistic in character. That is, they exalt the epistemological imperialism of scientism. Yet, because [Read More...]

More Ideas of God in The Snowmen

When I blogged about theological themes in the Doctor Who Christmas special, “The Snowmen,” two major concepts of divinity were notably absent: polytheism and Deism. That’s not because such ideas were not touched on in the episode, but because I omitted one of the interesting bits of conversation in the episode, focused on the role [Read More...]

Quote of the Day (The Doctor)

I have long loved this quote from “The Moonbase.” And so given the echoes of the Second Doctor’s adventures, and the theological aspects, in “The Snowmen,” I thought I would share this image plus quote that came my way on Facebook. Even though I am pretty sure he is holding his 100-year diary, with Patrick [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Battlefield

The first episode from the last season of Sylvester McCoy’s time as the Doctor is “Battlefield” and it is ripe to be revisited in the era of Matt Smith. Spoilers follow. In this episode, the Doctor comes to Earth at a time when former Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stuart has retired and is married (although he [Read More...]

A Whovian Prayer

I saw this on Facebook, and thought I’d share it here, even though I don’t really like it – for reasons I’ll comment on below. Why am I not delighted? It isn’t because I object in principle to science fiction doing potentially irreverent things with religious material – after all, I previously shared these. It [Read More...]

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...]

The Doctor vs. Scotty

This is a follow-up to my motivational poster Doctor Who/Star Wars mash-up of the Doctor and Leonard “Bones” McCoy. If you join in one of these memes, please do share a link to your creation here! [Read more...]


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