Doctor Who: Kinda

As I prepare to talk about religion and Doctor Who at AAR in a panel on religion and science fiction, it will necessitate occasional jumps away from watching the series in order from the beginning. One episode that simply cannot be omitted from a consideration of this topic is “Kinda” from the Peter Davison era. [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

The planet Marinus, the Doctor and his companions learn not long after arriving there, has a fascinating history. The people of the planet created a sophisticated computer that could serve as the perfect judge and administrator. Then they found that it could even do more – it could control the minds of people and eliminate [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Marco Polo

There is a nice audiobook of this lost episode, which combines the original soundtrack with narration, to good effect. This is the first episode to feature the Doctor and his companions traveling to a period in history that intersects them with famous people and events. It is also one of the few episodes from which [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Novelization of the Daleks

As I have mentioned before, one of the ways I am going back to “rewatch” Doctor Who from the very beginning is taking advantage of the opportunity to listen to these classic episodes in the car as audiobooks. Yet other than the lost episodes, the recordings of the actual soundtracks of Doctor Who episodes generally [Read More...]

JesusWeen

Have you heard about the conservative Christians who are encouraging Christians to celebrate “JesusWeen” instead of Halloween? It may sound like it is a parody, but it isn’t. What one has to understand in order to begin to make sense of this is that there are Christians who view negatively any event or holiday that [Read More...]

Doctor Who: 100,000 BC

One of my recent posts asked just how far back in the show’s history the intersection with religion goes. I’d like to suggest that the answer is the very first episode – or the second if one considers each half-hour installment an episode. In this installment, “The Cave of Skulls,” we encounter early humans struggling [Read More...]

Doctor Who Mini-Episode: Death is the Only Answer

Some of you may remember that schoolchildren in the UK were invited to submit scripts for a Doctor Who mini-episode. Here’s the winning entry, starring Matt Smith…and Albert Einstein! [Read more...]

Doctor Who: Starting Again From The Beginning

Doctor Who fans may be wondering what to do between now and the next new episode, the Christmas special that is a few months away. I’m planning to re-watch or at least listen to all Doctor Who episodes, beginning from the very beginning. I’ve seen many of them before, but have not watched or listened [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song

“The Wedding of River Song” was absolutely fantastic as an episode offering all that we hope for from Doctor Who, as well as providing a satisfying season finale and pointing ahead to what lies ahead on the Fields of Tranzelor. Spoilers lie ahead, because this episode is just too full of good stuff not to [Read More...]

The Oldest Question in the Universe (It Has Indeed Been Hidden in Plain Sight)

I really and truly think I might know what “the oldest question in the universe” mentioned on this season of Doctor Who is. And the answer really has been hidden in plain sight. But before proceeding, presumably I should quote the Doctor and say… The question has been in our view (“hidden in plain sight”) [Read More...]

How Will Doctor Who Fans React If The Doctor’s Real Name Turns Out To Be…?

How will Doctor Who fans react if the Doctor’s real name turns out to be… …what River Song always calls him? In other words… “Sweetie” [Read more...]


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